In the September (2019) security patch update for Galaxy S10 (including Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e), Samsung ported some new features introduced for Galaxy Note 10 to Galaxy S10.
So, you can enjoy these Samsung Galaxy Note 10 exclusive features on Galaxy S10 now.
This Galaxy S10 guide explains the top 5 new features added in Galaxy S10 September update: Samsung DeX for PC, Link to Windows, new camera features (Live Focus Video, AR Doodle, Super steady, Night camera mode for all camera lens), the new video editor, and the dynamic lock screen.
Please note, in most regions, Samsung packed these features with the monthly security update (September). You can check the security patch level in Galaxy S10 Settings — About phone — Software information. You should be able to use these features mentioned if the Android security patch level is September 1, 2019, or later.
Samsung DeX for PC
In addition to using a Samsung DeX pad, DeX station, or DeX cable, you can now just use a normal USB cable to launch Samsung DeX on a PC or laptop.
Samsung DeX for PC is one of the most welcomed Galaxy Note 10 features. It allows you to use Samsung DeX mode without carrying any dongles or finding a monitor.
By default, when you connect Galaxy S10 to the PC, the Samsung DeX notification will appear, as shown below.
Of course, to use Samsung DeX for PC with Galaxy S10 or Note 10, you need to install the app on the PC.
You may check this guide on how to use Samsung DeX for PC on Galaxy S10.
Link to Windows
Link to Windows is a special version of Your Phone Companion app, which allows you to access and manage app notifications, check and reply messages, share recent photos (up to 25) on the PC/laptop.
Previously, you can download and install the app from Play Store.
But Link to Windows offers more than the Your Phone Companion app does, for example:
- Link to Windows offers screen mirroring (through WiFi). You can mirror the phone screen to the PC or laptop. Then use all apps installed on the phone with keyboard and mouse on the PC or laptop.
- You can access Link to Windows with the quick setting buttons.
Please note, Link to Windows on Samsung Galaxy S10 requires Windows 10.
New camera features
Samsung also ported some Galaxy Note 10 camera features into Galaxy S10 in this update.
Live Focus Video
Live focus video allows you to blur out the background when recording a video.
It works just like the live focus mode for photos.
You can find the Live Focus Video mode among the camera modes in the Galaxy S10 camera app.
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