Sep 20th, 2017

If you’re considering making the switch from an iPhone to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8, you should know that Samsung makes this process as painless as possible with their Smart Switch app. Even if you’re not switching away from iPhone, Samsung has you covered. They’ve also highlighted some interesting things you can do with your new Galaxy Note 8 including making GIFs, multi-tasking, using the low light cameras and more. Check it out.

How to transfer everything from an Android phone

  1. Connect your phones with the cable included with your Galaxy Note 8.
  2. Select Smart Switch in the menu that pops up.
  3. Select which phone sends and receives the data.
  4. Press Allow on your old device.
  5. Choose what files you are keeping and then press Transfer.

How to transfer everything from an iPhone

  1. Use the iPhone cable and the adapter included with the Galaxy Note 8 to connect your phones.
  2. Select Smart Switch in the menu that pops up.
  3. Tap Trust on your old phone.
  4. Pick the files you want to keep and press Transfer.

How to make GIFs on your Galaxy Note 8

  1. Tap the floating Air Command symbol on your chosen video.
  2. Press Smart Select.
  3. Press Animation.
  4. Adjust where you want to capture with the S-Pen.
  5. Hit Record then Stop when the time is right.
  6. Then hit share.

How to use Live Focus on the Galaxy Note 8 camera

  1. Quick launch the rear camera by double tapping the power button.
  2. Select Live Focus.
  3. Frame your subject and adjust your focus level.
  4. Take the picture and then tap on it in the bottom right.
  5. You can adjust the focus level in the background and even add stickers.
  6. Save and share.

How to use the S-Pen with the Galaxy Note 8

Curious about the S-Pen that’s included with the new Galaxy Note 8? This video is a short primer on all the things you can do with your S-Pen through the help of Air Command, which is the interface that launches automatically when you remove the S-Pen from the phone. Tired of having Air Command pop up automatically? There’s a setting that allows you to change that, too.

How to multi-task with the Galaxy Note 8

The 2:1 screen ratio of the Galaxy Note 8 makes it perfect for multi-tasking. Here’s how.

  1. Tap the Recents button.
  2. Press and hold the app you want.
  3. Drag it to the top of your screen.
  4. Then open the other app you want.

You can even preset two apps to launch together using your Edge panel. Here’s how.

  1. Swipe left on the Apps Edge tab.
  2. Tap the + button to create a new Apps Pair.
  3. Select two apps you use together and press Done.

How to take good low light pictures with the Galaxy Note 8

  1. Quick launch your rear camera by double tapping power button.
  2. Swipe right to see your modes.
  3. Select Pro.
  4. Adjust ISO and shutter speed.
  5. Frame up the shot and take it.
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