Galaxy Note Guides (AllAboutGalaxyNote.com) is a resource center for all Samsung Galaxy Note users.
Galaxy Note Guides cover all Galaxy Note devices including the original Galaxy Note (or Note 1), Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 7 (recalled and discontinued), Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition and the 12.2″ Galaxy Note Pro.
Galaxy Note Guides are organized in the following categories.
You can find the best S Pen related and S Note related guides here.
The official user manual (in PDF format) for all Samsung Galaxy Note devices can be found here. You can download them to read or to print. You can also read them online.
Galaxy Note 4 Guides show you how to use Galaxy Note 4 new features and how to customize Galaxy Note 5.
Galaxy Note 5 Guides show you how to use Galaxy Note 5 new features and how to customize Galaxy Note 5.
Galaxy Note 7 Guides show you how to use Galaxy Note 7 new features and how to customize Galaxy Note 7. Although Galaxy Note 7 was recalled and discontinued, some Galaxy Note 7 features have been ported to Galaxy Note 5.
List of recent Galaxy Note guides
Here is the list of most recent Galaxy Note guides. The complete list of Galaxy Note guides can be found in Galaxy Note Guides.
As the successor of the defunct Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy Note 8 (Samsung officially named it as Note8) brings many new features and improvements. These new features of Galaxy Note 8 differentiate Galaxy Note 8 from previous generations of Galaxy Note devices, and also from other Android phones you can buy.
Even compared to this year’s flagship Galaxy S8 which was launched less than 6 months ago, Galaxy Note 8 offers considerable upgrade and new features.
This post summarizes the most notable new features in Galaxy Note 8 you should try. These top 8 new features of Galaxy Note 8 are also the important factors that may help you decide whether Galaxy Note 8 is the right phone for you.
Dual rear cameras
Dual rear camera is not new. Many other Android phone manufacturers like LG and HTC offered dual cameras in their flagship phones for one or two years already. Even some iPhones (for example iPhone 7 Plus) have dual rear cameras.
Samsung added a few useful features to Galaxy Note 8’s dual camera:
- Optical image stabilization (OIS) for both of the rear cameras. All other vendors offer OIS only in one of the rear cameras.
- 2x optical zoom, in addition to digital zoom. This is the first Galaxy phones with optical zoom.
- Live focus. You can blur the background and focus on specific object. Photos taken with live focus can be modified by adjusting the level of background blur in the future.
- Dual capture. When live focus is on, you can take 2 pictures individually with the two cameras.
Dual camera probably is one of the most useful and attractive new features of Galaxy Note 8.
6.3 inch screen
The infinity display may be not the cake for some Note users. But the bigger display is definitely an exciting feature of Galaxy Note 8.
Most Galaxy Note users prefer bigger screen: when the mainstream of the screen was 3.5 inch, we already enjoyed the 5.3 inch screen!
But Samsung stopped the screen size at 5.7″ since Galaxy Note 3. …
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Galaxy Note 5 Android Nougat udpate is the last major update for Galaxy Note 5 in most regions. You may check the the Official Samsung Galaxy Note 5 user manuals with Android Nougat update here.
Just like other major Android updates, there are many new features and improvements in Galaxy Note 5 Android Nougat update. Some of these new features and improvements are from Android Nougat 7.0; and others are customized by Samsung for their Galaxy devices.
This post will summarize the top 12 new features and improvements in Galaxy Note 5 Android Nougat udpate to help you get the most from the new firmware in your Galaxy Note 5.
New UI in Galaxy Note 5 Android Nougat udpate
Samsung finally ditched the old blue/green UI and moved to new Grace UI , which was first spotted in the defunct Galaxy Note 7.
Actually, the new Grace UI is now standard in all Samsung devices with Android Nougat.
With the new UI, Galaxy Note 5 looks like a modern device. The old UI is really old-fashioned (arguable).
Of course, some Galaxy Note 5 may not like the white color based theme in the Galaxy Note 5 Android Nougat udpate. They can easily find many dark themes for Galaxy Note 5.
New device maintenance entry in Galaxy Note 5 settings
In Galaxy Note 5 Android Nougat udpate, you can find a new entry named device maintenance.
Device maintenance offers one-button optimization including:
- Checking background apps;
- Freeing up storage;
- Detecting abnormal battery usage;
- Detecting app crashes;
- Detecting malware apps.
In addition, in device maintenance, you can also:
- check battery usage and enable battery saving modes;
- choose and customize 4 different performance modes;
- manage storage;
- check memory usage and clean memory;
- enable /disable Intel Security Anti-malware (actually it is re-branded McAfee VirusScan). It is NOT recommended if you get apps from reliable sources.
So, device maintenance in Galaxy Note 5 Android Nougat udpate is just a combination of various device management and optimization tools.
New Calendar app replaces S Planner
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About official Samsung Galaxy Note 5 user manuals with Android Nougat update
In most regions, Samsung updated Galaxy Note 5 to Android Nougat (Android 7.0). These official Samsung Galaxy Note 5 user manuals with Android Nougat update in different languages will help you to use Galaxy Note 5 with Android Nougat update.
The Galaxy Note 5 Android Nougat update is a major update. Some new features were introduced and some changes were made. You may refer to this post on top 12 new features in Galaxy Note 5 Android Nougat update.
The official Samsung Galaxy Note 5 user manuals listed in this page are for Galaxy Note 5 (all variants of SM-N920 including N920C, N920CD, N920F, N920G, N9208, N920G, N920I, N920A, N920T, N920V, N920P and N920T) with Android Nougat (Android 7.0) update. If you Galaxy Note 5 is still running Lollipop, you should check this page.
How to download and print official Samsung Galaxy Note 5 user manuals with Android Nougat update
All of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 user manuals with Android Nougat update are in PDF format and are served from this website directly (locally).
You can download these user guides if you can read this page.
To download official Samsung Galaxy Note 5 user manuals with Android Nougat update :
- if you are reading this page on a PC with mouse, you can click the download link to open the PDF file. Almost all browsers can open PDF files. You can then save the PDF file from the browser. Alternatively, you can right click the link, then choose save link as.
- if you are reading this page on a mobile device with a touch screen. You can tap and hold the link, then tap “download link” to download a copy. If you tap the link, the browser will ask you whether you want to download the PDF file.
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Following the global Galaxy Note 7 recall, in the market, there are two types of Galaxy Note 7 devices: Galaxy Note 7 to be returned (but the owners have not done so) and the safe Galaxy Note 7 devices (with a safe Galaxy Note 7 battery).
For your own safety, you should make sure your Galaxy Note 7 now has a safe battery inside. If the battery is not safe, you should return the phone to local Samsung office.
Do not risk your safety.
This guide shows you various methods to check whether you have a safe Galaxy Note 7 battery in your Note7.
Method 1: use IMEI number to check whether you have a safe Galaxy Note 7 battery
You can use the IMEI number (which is unique for each mobile device) of your Galaxy Note 7 to check whether the Galaxy Note 7 battery is safe or not.
For dual SIM models, there are two IMEI number. Normally, you just use the IMEI number for SIM card slot 1.
You can find out your Galaxy Note 7’s IMEI number in any of the following 4 ways:
- Outside Galaxy Note 7 box. Outside of the box, the IMEI number usually is usually printed in a white label.
- Inside Galaxy Note 7 box. Inside the Galaxy Note 7 box, there are some sticks. Some of them are for IMEI numbers.
- Back of Galaxy Note 7 device. IMEI number is always printed in the back of your Galaxy Note 7 near the main antenna area. You can find the tiny characters under CE0168 or something similar. Anyway, the characters are always small! The IMEI number is sectioned by “/”. You need the whole string, then remove the “/”.
- In Galaxy Note 7. In your Galaxy Note 7, you can find IMEI number in Settings — About device — Status — IMEI information.
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Today (September 2, 2016), Samsung announced globally (excluding China) voluntary recall for Galaxy Note 7 due to possible battery quality issues in some phones.
The official statement can be found here and quoted below.
Samsung is committed to producing the highest quality products and we take every incident report from our valued customers very seriously. In response to recently reported cases of the new Galaxy Note7, we conducted a thorough investigation and found a battery cell issue.
To date (as of September 1) there have been 35 cases that have been reported globally and we are currently conducting a thorough inspection with our suppliers to identify possible affected batteries in the market. However, because our customers’ safety is an absolute priority at Samsung, we have stopped sales of the Galaxy Note7.
For customers who already have Galaxy Note7 devices, we will voluntarily replace their current device with a new one over the coming weeks. Instructions on the replacement process will be shared next week.
We acknowledge the inconvenience this may cause in the market but this is to ensure that Samsung continues to deliver the highest quality products to our customers. We are working closely with our partners to ensure the replacement experience is as convenient and efficient as possible.
Why Samsung recall Galaxy Note 7 globally?
The Galaxy Note 7 recall is due to reported battery issues.
According to Samsung, there are 35 cases reported till September 1 (among about 1 million sold Galaxy Note 7 devices).
Up to now, nobody is injured. The damage is limited to Galaxy Note 7 devices only.
Because Samsung cannot identify the batch of batteries with potential quality issues from one of its two battery cell suppliers, as a preventive measure, they decided to recall all Galaxy Note 7 voluntarily.
What does voluntary recall mean?
A product can be recalled due to demands of local authorities, or court coders. These are compulsory product recalls…
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What is Galaxy Note 7 screen grid?
As you may notice, all app icons (and app folders) in Galaxy Note 7 home screen are aligned vertically and horizontally as rows and columns. You are not allowed to place an app icon or app folder in arbitrary locations.
This is result of Galaxy Note 7 screen grid. You can only put app icons or app folders into the grid.
Of course, size of app icon will be adjusted accordingly based on screen grid settings in Galaxy Note 7.
Screen grid in Galaxy Note 7 helps you align app icons and app folders in both home screen and apps screen. Therefore, different customization still give a consistent look of Galaxy Note 7 home screen and apps screen.
Screen grid was introduced to help big screen phone users to adjust the app icon size. It is part of the default TouchWiz launcher in Galaxy Note 7.
If you are using third-party launchers, the feature may be not available or is offered in different ways. This guide is based on default Galaxy Note 7 launcher.
How to use Galaxy Note 7 screen grid to customize app icon size?
Galaxy Note 7 screen grid settings are included in home screen options.
So, to adjust screen grid to customize app icon size in Galaxy Note 7, you need to enter edit mode of Galaxy Note 7 home screen (aka Galaxy Note 7 home screen options).
You can enter edit mode of Galaxy Note 7 home screen in one of the following two methods:
Once in edit mode as shown below, you can find 3 Galaxy Note 7 home screen options:
- Wallpapers and themes.
- Screen grid.
Tap Screen grid as shown below.
In the Galaxy Note 7 screen grid page, current screen grid settings is listed, for example it is 5*5 in the screenshot. This means that in each home screen panel, app icons are arranged in 5 rows and columns.
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Apps in Galaxy Note 7 home screen are just shortcuts
As discussed in this guide, apps in Galaxy Note 7 home screen are just shortcuts of the actual apps and therefore:
- you can have multiple copies of the same app in Galaxy Note 7 home screen. This makes home screen different from apps screen (app drawer).
- removing an app from Galaxy Note 7 home screen does not affect the app. Actually, if there are multiple copies of the same app, removing one copy does not affect other copies at all.
- if an app was uninstalled or disabled, all app icons for the app in Galaxy Note 7 home screen will disappear automatically.
But in Galaxy Note 7, Samsung introduced some new features for apps in Galaxy Note 7 home screen, including uninstalling apps, or putting apps into sleep from Galaxy note 7 home screen.
This guide will show you how to use these new features and how to add, move, delete, and use apps in Galaxy Note 7 home screen.
This guide is based on the default Galaxy Note 7 launcher. If you are using third-party launchers, you need check the manual for the corresponding launcher or the developer.
What are new features of apps in Galaxy Note 7 home screen?
There are a few new features for apps in Galaxy Note 7 home screen (compared to Galaxy Note 5) by introducing a new context menu.
If you tap and hold an app icon in Galaxy Note 7 home screen, you will get the new context menu including
- App info. You can check detailed app info of this app.
- Uninstall or disable. You can uninstall the app (if it was installed by you) or disable the app (if it was pre-installed).
- Put to sleep. This option shows only if the app is running in background. You can force it into sleep state to save battery.
For example, in Galaxy Note 7 home screen, tap and hold Google Duo app icon, you will find 2 items: uninstall and app info, as shown below.
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What are app folders in Galaxy Note 7 home screen?
App folders in Galaxy Note 7 home screen are just folders holding any apps. It is an analogue to folders for files in your PC.
When you have many apps in Galaxy Note 7 home screen, you may have to use many home screen panels. You then have to navigate to the corresponding panel and find the app to use it.
You can use app folders in Galaxy Note 7 home screen to organize apps so that you can have a neat home screen. It therefore is more efficient to find an app and then launch it.
Normally, you may want to organize apps with similar functions (e.g., note taking, or photo editing), or from the same vendor (e.g., from Google, or from Amazon..) into a folder. This can help you find the app quickly.
As mentioned in this guide, all apps in Galaxy Note 7 home screen are just shortcuts to the actual apps. So, you can have multiple copies of the same app in home screen. This means you can put one app into two or more app folders in Galaxy Note 7 home screen.
For example, you can put Google Photos into a folder named Google (which was actually created when you received the phone), and other folders for photo browsing (e.g., together with Gallery or other third-party gallery apps).
In short, app folders in Galaxy Note 7 home screen are about efficiency in locating and launching apps. But it does not support app folders in an app folder (i.e., nested app folders).
Most third-party launchers also support this feature. But the method to create, use and manage app folders may be different. This guide is based on the default launcher in Galaxy Note 7.
How to create app folders in Galaxy Note 7 home screen?
You can create apps folders in Galaxy Note 7 home screen by following these 2 steps as shown below:
Step 1: On home screen, tap and hold an app, and then drag it over another app.
Step 2: Drop
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What are Galaxy Note 7 indicator icons in status bar?
Galaxy Note 7 indicator icons (aka, status icons) give you quick info on the status of system key features/services in Galaxy Note 7. So, it is important to understand the meaning of Galaxy Note 7 indicator icons in status bar.
These indicator icons are always located in the right side of the stats bar in the top of the Galaxy Note 7 screen as shown below.
The left side of Galaxy Note 7 status bar is usually for notification icons associated with individual notifications.
Galaxy Note 7 status bar appears in all screens: home screen, apps screen, lock screen, individual apps.
Galaxy Note 7 status bar may be hidden when some apps are in immersive full-screen mode. In this case, you can still get status bar by swiping downwards from top of the screen to display status bar. You can then find Galaxy note 7 indicator icons in the status bar.
Meaning of commonly encountered Galaxy Note 7 indicator icons
In different regions, Galaxy Note 7 indicator icons may be slightly different. In this page, I will try to only include the common ones.
When you see this Galaxy Note 7 indicator icon in the staus bar, your Galaxy Note 7 is NOT registered with any mobile networks. There will be no cellular functions (voice or data).
Please check Galaxy Note 7 SIM card guide on how to use proper SIM card in Galaxy Note 7.
This Galaxy Note 7 indicator icon shows you how strong the mobile network signal is in your area.
More bars mean stronger signal, and therefore, the connection is usually more stable. If you can only see one bar, voice or data connection may be interrupted frequently.
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What is Galaxy Note 7 home screen?
Galaxy Note home screen is the “home” of your Galaxy Note 7. This is similar to all other Android phones and tablets.
Normally, you place apps and widgets in the home screen so that you can access them quickly. Otherwise, you have to navigate to apps screen in Galaxy Note 7 to use any apps.
In Galaxy Note 7, you can even hide apps screen and put all apps in Galaxy Note 7 home screen. This is a new feature since Galaxy S7. You may check this guide on how to hide apps screen. in Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S7.
The major difference between Galaxy Note 7 home screen and apps screen is apps in home screen are just shortcuts. This means you can have multiple copies of an app in Galaxy Note 7 home screen (same home screen panel or different home screen panels).
In addition, you can remove any apps or shortcuts from Galaxy Note 7 home screen without affecting the apps, But in apps screen, to make an app disappear, you have to uninstall it (if the app was installed by you) or disable it (if it is pre-installed). Some essential apps cannot be disabled.
Please note, third-party Android launchers may offer quite different features for Galaxy Note 7 home screen. This guide is based on the default Samsung’s TouchWiz launcher.
Understand components of Galaxy Note 7 home screen
The default Galaxy Note 7 home screen is shown below.
Please note, status bar is not included in the screenshot because it is NOT a component of home screen. It is actual a system-wide component in Android.
As shown below, there are up to 8 types of components in Galaxy Note 7 home screen. For apps, widgets and app folders, you can mix them in any way you like.
For screen indicators and favorite apps tray, they are in all home screen panels. You cannot remove them or have more than one copy of them.
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What are Galaxy Note 7 quick setting buttons? What can you do with these buttons?
You can quickly toggle on/off some features just in notification panel without navigating to the Settings page using Galaxy Note 7 quick setting buttons.
These buttons can also navigate you to the corresponding settings page so that you can have more options for the given feature.
There are a couple of new features of Galaxy Note 7 quick setting buttons.
First, each quick setting button now has two parts (icon and text) with different functions and touch behaviors.
In Galaxy Note 7, brightness control bar is now accessible after you expand quick setting buttons.
In addition, a new integrated search bar (do not confuse it with Google search widget) that allows you to search any files, apps, settings on the phone is also inside Galaxy Note 7 quick setting buttons.
Quick connect is also integrated into this search bar. So, it is essentially a S Finder+quick connection.
How to access Galaxy Note 7 quick setting buttons?
As mentioned, Galaxy Note 7 quick setting buttons can be found in Galaxy Note 7 notification panel.
You can access Galaxy Note 7 notification panel in two ways:
- swipe down from status bar (or top of the screen if status bar is hidden) with one finger.
- double tap Galaxy Note 7 status bar.
Once you get the notification panel as shown below, you can find 5 quick setting buttons (marked in green box).
In previous generations of Galaxy Note and Galaxy S devices, you can swipe to left or to right to access another 5 quick settings buttons.
But this feature is removed in Galaxy Note 7. You cannot swipe left or right to access more quick setting buttons in Galaxy Note 7.
There are at least four different ways to access all Galaxy Note 7 quick setting buttons:
- pull down the handle behind quick stetting buttons as shown below when you are
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What is Galaxy Note 7 notification panel?
Galaxy Note 7 notification panel is an essential part in Galaxy Note 7. It temporally holds all of the unread notifications.
When Galaxy Note 7 receives new notifications, for example, messages or missed calls, the indicator icons appear on the left part of the status bar (right side is for system icons). Concurrently, detailed notification corresponding to the icon will be available in the Galaxy Note 7 notification panel.
In addition, Galaxy Note 7 notification panel also hosts quick setting buttons, screen brightness control, and quick connection control.
Please note, Galaxy Note 7 notification panel is available in all screens all the time including in lock screen when screen is locked.
This means you can access notification panel in Galaxy Note 7 at any time, from any screens (home screen, apps screen, individual apps).
But if the screen is locked, some quick setting buttons may not work unless you unlock the phone. Some notifications may be hidden as well depending on notification settings in Galaxy Note 7.
How to access Galaxy Note 7 notification panel?
You can access Galaxy Note 7 notification panel by swiping down (drag) from the status bar with one finger as shown in the animation below.
When some apps are in immersive mode (full screen without status bar), you can simply swipe down from top of the screen.
Another way to access the notification panel in Galaxy Note 7 is to double tap status bar.
How to close/dismiss Galaxy Note 7 notification panel?
You can swipe upwards in notification panel to close it.
You can also dismiss notification panel by tapping anywhere outside of the notification panel, tapping the Back key or tapping home key.
Please note, the unread notifications will not be dismissed unless you open them or clear them.
How to use Galaxy Note 7 notification panel?
Galaxy Note 7 has two variants: single SIM version and dual-SIM version. Please refer to Galaxy Note 7 SIM card guide page on the differences of these two variants.
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Like it or not, Galaxy Note 7 will be one of the best selling smartphones in 2016.
Although Galaxy Note 7 have almost identical hardware specs as Galaxy S7 edge (except S Pen and iris scanner), Galaxy Note 7 is a major udpate for Galaxy Note 5.
As explained in Galaxy Note 7 specs post, Galaxy Note 7 is a major update for Galaxy Note 5, not for Galaxy S7 (or S7 edge).
In this post, let’s explore top 7 Galaxy Note 7 new features .
These top 7 new features in Galaxy Note 7 makes the phone apart from previous generations of Galaxy Note devices, mainly, Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy Note 4.
1. Iris scanner: the most noteworthy Galaxy Note 7 new feature, but is it just a fad?
Before Galaxy Note 7 was announced, Samsung deliberately leaked the iris scanner as one of the top Galaxy Note 7 new features.
But many long-time Samsung customers (you should NEVER trust experts…..) had thought the new feature would not work well until 2 or 3 generations later.
If you can remember the awkward (and inaccurate) fingerprint scanner in Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4, you would think iris scanner probably would be an usable feature in Galaxy Note 8 or Galaxy S9!
It seems most of us are wrong.
Iris scanner in Galaxy Note 7 works surprisingly well: both fast and accurate.
But the question is whether this new feature makes any sense.
Currently, iris scanner in Galaxy Note 7 can be used:
- to unlock the phone. It is not as natural or easy as using fingerprint. You also have to wake up the screen to use Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner. Of course, iris may be more secure. But do we need such a security for the lock screen?
- to use secure folder. This is simply a folder secured by your eyes. Technically, it is similar to use password to encrypt a folder.
- to authenticate your Samsung account, or to use in Samsung Pay.
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You can turn off and even disable Galaxy Note 7 Flipboard briefing
One of the most annoying features in the TouchWiz Home launcher is the Flipboard briefing, which occupies the leftmost panel of Galaxy Note 7 home screen.
If Galaxy Note 7 owners really need such a home screen panel, Google Now launcher with Google Now panel is usually far better.
The good news is that you can turn off Galaxy Note 7 Flipboard briefing in your Galaxy Note 7 home screen, just like in previous Galaxy devices.
You can even disable Galaxy Note 7 Flipboard briefing if you don’t want to use it at all. Actually, most experienced Galaxy Note users disable the flipboard briefing once they get a new device.
If you a Flipboard app user, it is better to add a widget to Galaxy Note 7 home screen, instead of using the crappy Galaxy Note 7 Flipboard briefing.
How to turn off Galaxy Note 7 Flipboard briefing in home screen?
You may follow this steps to turn off Galaxy Note 7 Flipboard briefing in home screen.
Step 1: Enter Galaxy Note 7 home screen edit mode
You can tap and hold (long tap) any blank area in Galaxy Note 7 home screen to enter edit mode as shown below.
Step 2: Navigate to the Flipboard briefing panel
Galaxy Note 7 flipboard briefing panel is located in the leftmost of the home screen.
You can navigate to this panel with one of the following two methods:
- tapping the = icon in indicator bar as shown below.
- flicking to leftmost panel.
Step 3: Turn off Galaxy Note 7 Flipboard briefing
As shown above, in the Fllipboard briefing page, you can tap the switch near top right.
You can also drag the switch to left side to turn off this panel.
How to disable Galaxy Note 7 Flipboard briefing?
Occasionally, you may get a few annoying notifications from Flipboard briefing after you turn it off in Galaxy Note 7 home screen.
So, if you are not a fan of Flipboard briefing, you can disable it totally.
Step 1: access Galaxy
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What’s the type (size) of Galaxy Note 7 SIM card?
Galaxy Note 7 SIM card size is nano-SIM, which is the “fourth form factor” (4FF) of the SIM standard.
If you are currently a Galaxy Note 5 user, it is not necessary to change SIM card. But if you are upgrading from Galaxy Note 4 (which uses micro SIM), you have to change SIM card.
Some other popular phones that use nano-SIM card include Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S+, iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, iPhone 5, Moto X (including all generations) and many more.
So, if you are upgrading from those phones to Galaxy Note 7, you can continue to use the existing SIM card for Galaxy Note 7 (provided you do not change carrier).
However, if you upgrading from other older devices, you cannot use your existing SIM card on Galaxy Note 7. You have to contact your carrier to get a new nano-SIM card.
You should NOT trim your existing SIM card to nano-SIM card.
The thickness of nano-SIM card is different from all previous generation of SIM cards. Nano-SIM card is 0.67mm in thickness, and all other SIM cards are 0.76mm (this is not a typo, it is 0.67 mm vs 0.76mm).
What is the difference between Galaxy Note 7 dual-SIM model and single SIM model?
Galaxy Note 7 has two variants: single SIM version, and dual-SIM version depending on regions.
For single SIM card version of Galaxy Note 7, you can only use one SIM card. While the dual-SIM version allows you to use up to two SIM cards.
Please note, Galaxy Note 7 dual SIM version is dual standby, NOT dual active. At any time, only one SIM card can be engaged in voice communication.
You cannot convert single SIM version of Galaxy Note 7 into a dual SIM version. The hardware and firmware of single SIM version does not have the necessary components for two SIM cards.
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Enjoy Galaxy Note!