What are edge panels on Galaxy S7 edge?
Once edge panels are accessed, the first edge panel is shown. For example, as shown above, Apps edge is in the first spot (by default) and therefore, you get apps edge as shown above.
You can swipe left and right o access other edge panels. The location of the current panel is indicated as a white dot (marked as 2 in the screenshot above).
You can tap gear icon (marked as 1 in the screenshot above) to access edge panel settings directly.
So, edge panels (part of edge screen) are actually place holders for frequently used apps and tools. It is not just a software gimmick. It can be a very useful productivity tool for Galaxy S7 edge owners if used properly.
This guide also applies to Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+ with Android Marshmallow update.
How to enable edge panels on Galaxy S7 edge?
By default, edge screen and edge panels are enabled on Galaxy S7 edge.
To enable or disable edge panels, you can go to Galaxy S7 Settings— Edge screen.
In Edge screen page as shown below, tap Edge panels.
In edge panels page, you can tap the switch button to turn on or turn off this feature as shown below.
How to manage edge panels on Galaxy S7 edge?
As shown above, you can enable or disable individual panels for edge panel by selecting it (marked as 4 in the screenshot).
You can have up to 9 active panels.
You can also edit individual panels by tapping the pencil icon (marked as 5 in the screenshot above).
How to download and install additional edge panels for Galaxy S7 edge?
In addition to the pre-installed edges, you can download and install any additional edge panels for the edge screen on your Galaxy S7 edge.
In the edge panels page, tap DOWNLOAD button as shown above to see available additional edges or tools.
You will be directed to a special page in Galaxy Apps for edge panels on Galaxy S7 edge as shown below.
Some edge panels and tools are free, some are not.
You can tap the download the button as shown below to download and install it.
Once the edge panel or tool is downloaded, you can use it just like pre-installed ones.
How to reorder edge panels on Galaxy S7 edge?
You can reorder the edge panels in edge screen of Galaxy S7 edge.
Tap the REORDER button as shown in the screenshot above.
You can then drag the <> icon to reorder them.
Normally, you may want to put the most frequently used edge panel in the first spot.
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For other guides on using Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, please check Galaxy S7 online manual page.
For detailed Galaxy S7 how-to guides, please check Galaxy S7 how-to guides page.
For more Galaxy S7 camera guides, please check Galaxy S7 camera guide page
Please note the edge panels feature is almost identical among Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9 and S9+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and S8+, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+. So, this guide applies to all of these devices.