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Samsung Galaxy S8: How to Keep Screen On While Using Your Phone in Android 7.0 Nougat

Do you often use your Samsung Galaxy S8 to read a long-form article in a webpage or read an e-book but often fell annoyed since you have to turn on the screen each time it reaches its screen timeout limit? If that so, you can try using the smart stay feature that works by using the front camera to detect your face and make the screen stays on while you're looking at it.


How to enable the smart stay feature?
You can turn on this feature by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Tap Advanced features.
Tap the ON/OFF switch next to Smart stay to enable or disable it. When the ON/OFF switch turns , means the smart stay feature is enabled.


As a note, since this feature works by utilising the front camera, make sure the camera can detect your face to make this feature works best by filling the following conditions:
Hold your phone upright and steady.Use your phone in a well-lit env…

Samsung Galaxy S8: How to Use Pin to Top Feature in Messages App in Android 7.0 Nougat

If you have difficulty to find the message or conversation from an important contact in the Messages app because it's stacked up by other new messages from other contacts, you can use the pin to top feature in your Samsung Galaxy S8 to pin important conversations so it will stay on top of the conversations list for easier access. If you ever use an older Samsung Galaxy S series, you'll notice that this feature has similar function with the priority senders feature because both these features let you easily access to your important conversations by placing them on top of the conversations list in the Messages app.


How to use the pin to top feature in the Messages app?
Method #1: From the conversations list
You can use this method to easily pin multiple conversations at once. To do so, do as follows:
Open the Messages app.Long tap a conversation you wish to select and then single tap other conversations to make multiple selection.Tap Pin to top at the top right.
The selected convers…

Samsung Galaxy S8: How to Change Default Volume Key Control in Android 7.0 Nougat

By default, the default volume key control in your Samsung Galaxy S8 is set to ringtone, which means your phone will adjust the ringtone volume when you press the volume up key or the volume down key. If needed, you can set these keys to adjust the media volume by assigning the default volume key control to media.


How to set the default volume key control to media?
You can do so by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Tap Sounds and vibration.
Tap Default volume key control and then select Media.
Now, when you press the volume up or down keys, your phone will adjust the media volume.

Samsung Galaxy S8: How to Fix Cannot Find Home Button on Standby Screen in Android 7.0 Nougat

By default, your Samsung Galaxy S8 will display the on-screen home button when the screen turns off for more convenient access. Since this button is always active, if you cannot find this button on the standby screen, you can still double tap or hard press the area where this button should be on the standby screen to easily turn on or unlock the screen if the unlock with home button feature is enabled. However, if you prefer to do those actions using the on-screen home button, you can set your phone to display this button on the standby screen by selecting the home button option on the always on display feature.


How to display the on-screen home button when the screen turns off?
You can do so by using the following steps:
When the screen is on and unlocked, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Scroll down the screen to find Lock screen and security and then tap it.
Tap Always on display.
If the always on display featur…

Samsung Galaxy S8: How to Adjust Home Button Pressure Sensitivity in Android 7.0 Nougat

The on-screen home button in your Samsung Galaxy S8 is pressure sensitive. When the unlock with home button feature is enabled, you can easily unlock the screen by hard pressing your finger on the home button when the screen is off. When needed, you can adjust this button pressure sensitivity to be more or less sensitive if it reacts too sensitive or too slow for you.


How to adjust the pressure sensitivity level of the home button?
You can do so by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Tap Display.
Scroll down the screen to find Navigation bar and then tap it.
Slide the bar in the Home button sensitivity section to the left for a more sensitive home button or to the right for a less sensitive home button. As a note, if you set the pressure sensitivity level to a less sensitive, you'll need to press the on-screen home button harder to have your phone recognises a hard press o…

Samsung Galaxy S8: How to Switch Navigation Buttons Position in Android 7.0 Nougat

The navigation buttons in Samsung Galaxy S8 is now be the on-screen buttons and can be customised to suit your need, one of which is now you can swap the recents and back buttons position on the navigation bar. By default, the recents button is on the left side of the home button and the back button is on the right side. Swapping those two buttons position will help you use your Samsung Galaxy S8 with more easily especially if you have just come from or often switch with other phones that have different navigation buttons position.


How to switch the position of the navigation buttons?
As the example, we'll change the navigation buttons position from the default Recents-Home-Back to Back-Home-Recents by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Tap Display.
Scroll down the screen to find Navigation bar and then tap it.
Tap Button layout and then select Back-Home-Recents.
The navig…

Samsung Galaxy S8: How to Enable and Use Unlock with Home Button Feature in Android 7.0 Nougat

Lock screen is basically designed for security reason, such as to prevent unauthorised people from accessing your phone or accidental screen touching that can make an unwanted call or open an app while your phone is in your pocket or bag. If needed, you can simplify the way you use your phone without you have to lose those lock screen functions by using the unlock with home button feature in your Samsung Galaxy S8. When this feature is enabled, you can skip the lock screen and go directly to the home screen by hard pressing the home button while the screen is off.


How to enable the unlock with home button feature?
You have to enable this feature first before you can use the home button to unlock the screen by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Tap Display.
Scroll down the screen to find Navigation bar and then tap it.
Tap the ON/OFF switch next to Unlock with Home button to e…

Samsung Galaxy S8: How to Change Navigation Bar Background Color in Android 7.0 Nougat

In Samsung Galaxy S8, all navigation keys are soft keys. The best part of it is the navigation bar where those soft keys are placed in can now be customised to suit your need. One of which is you can change its background color to another provided color in case you're bored with the current one, want to have a brighter or darker navigation bar for easier access, etc.


How to change the background color of the navigation bar?
You can do so by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Tap Display.
Scroll down the screen to find Navigation bar and then tap it.
Tap the required color you want to use for the background of the navigation bar.
Now, the background color of the navigation bar will be the color you set it. However, you have to remember that the navigation bar will keep using the default background color when you're in home screen, apps screen, and in some other apps.

Samsung Galaxy S8: How to Fix Cannot Find the Show and Hide Navigation Bar Button in Android 7.0 Nougat

By default, the show and hide navigation bar button is enable and can be found in the left side of the navigation bar in your Samsung Galaxy S8. You can use this button to show the navigation bar so you can easily use it to navigate your phone or auto-hide the navigation bar so you can reclaim its space to display content in your phone for a more immersive experience with your phone's gorgeous screen. If you cannot find this button, it may has been disabled accidentally so you just need to enable it to get it back in your bar.


How to enable the show and hide navigation bar button?
You can do so by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Tap Display. Scroll down the screen to find Navigation bar and then tap it.
Tap the ON/OFF switch next to Show and hide button to enable or disable this option. The ON/OFF switch turns when it's enabled.
Now, the show and hide navigation ba…