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Note9 Tips and Tricks

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by The_Chief, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    This is the thread to post all those little shortcuts and helpful hints to help each other master our devices.

    I'll start with the VENERABLE, once-great CNET, which has officially taken click-bait to a whole new level.

    In their haste to push this article out, the editors overlooked one tiny detail- to actually include any tips or tricks:


  2. james27007

    james27007 Look into my Eye

    Of all the things about this phone, the only feature that drives me nuts is the inability to disable the Bixby button and Bixby. On the Note 8, there was a setting you could toggle to get rid of it, but in Samsung mysterious wisdom, they disabled that feature for the Note 9 and now we are stuck with Bixby (almost). Sure can you use package disabler to disable it, but you must turn it back on for updates or risk bricking your phone and I am just too lazy to to remember. I have lost count of how many times I have hit the stupid button pulling the phone out of my pocket. I even used a exact-o knife to cut out some of the rubber in my TPU case to make it harder to press. The darn button still works at times or when Bixby thinks I say her name.

    I discovered the "BX Actions" app (I use the Beta version) that lets you remap and even disable the darn button back when I had the Note 8; but since I could disable the button in settings, I forgot about the app. At least until I got my Note 9. The base app is free and you can make an in-app purchase to unlock extra features. Bixby 2.0 was a large update and Samsung is working hard to disable BX Actions; while BX actions works great now, it may not without support. So, if you hate Bixby as much as I do, at least download the app so Samsung might one day notice how much people dislike Bixby. The developer is working very hard to keep up to date for our new phones.

    Setup is very easy and if you choose to disable Bixby, I found that the button and voice wake-up command are also disabled. The screen may flash like Bixby is going to turn on, but then it is gone.
  3. The_Chief

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    #3 The_Chief, Sep 4, 2018
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  4. The_Chief

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    Actually, with the Bixby Settings she's getting a little bit better. I asked Bixby to rap for me... and she came up with this LOL

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  5. no one

    no one Android Expert

    I use Package Disabler Pro. I just turn off the uselss bixby altogether.
  6. james27007

    james27007 Look into my Eye

    Just discovered a crazy feature, if you record a 15 second video in 4K at 60fps, you can set the video as your lock screen.

    Open the camera, click the gear, and set video recording to UHD 60. At this seetting, you lose video stabilization, but it's only 15 seconds. Now, while viewing the video, click the three dots and choose set as wallpaper. You'll now be able to set the video as your lock screen.

    Now a quick video of my kids laughing is what I see when I wake up my phone.

    P.s. I believe you can do this with the S9 and S9+ too
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  7. Richie Klepto

    Richie Klepto Lurker

    Anyone know any useful features since the OneUI update? Like hard press button shortcuts and options, how to gain access to something like developer mode, literally anything that can let me change some things that bc I have a "screen overlay" (I did NOT put in) I can't access? Or how to delete unwanted apps (see photo- 3 phone apps for??? I'll never know)

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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Forum

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 release date was August 2018. Features and Specs include a 6.4" inch screen, 12MP camera, 6/8GB RAM, Exynos 9810 processor, and 4000mAh battery.

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