Unpacking your digital life from one mobile device to the next wasn’t always easiest task, but with your Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5, the transition can go a little more smoothly if you follow these helpful tips.
1. Get Accounted For
Before you even start to power up your new phone, sign up for a free Samsung Account and Android™-friendly Google Account online. With just a few keystrokes, you'll be ready to swipe at the register with Samsung Pay, or (knock on wood) find a misplaced smartphone with the Android Device Manager. And all right out of the box.
2. Be a Smarty Pants
Download Samsung Smart Switch to transfer your contacts, media, calendars, notes, messages and more from your old phone to your new one with a few taps. Smart Switch is all about options, so you can go wired or wireless and make a seamless move from Android or iOS platforms.
3. Stay Connected
Wi-Fi® is the lifeblood of your phone, the ever-present force that turns a normal phone into a mini-wizard. Make sure you're connected right out of the gate by accessing your Settings menu, then sliding Wi-Fi on. While you're there, establish local connections by sliding Bluetooth on, too.
4. Email A-Go-Go
Allow your new smartphone to unchain you from the desktop; go ahead and tap Apps and Email, then type in your email account details to get rolling. If you're an email connoisseur, add a few more email accounts from the outset by tapping Apps and Email, then Settings and finally Add to expand your options.
5. Duly Noted
If you're rocking a new Galaxy Note5, customize the Air Command menu to your liking to get quick access to your favorite apps. Use the S Pen to select Settings, then S Pen. From here, choose Air Command, followed by Shortcuts, and then choose your three favorite apps for head-spinningly instantaneous access. Thanks, S Pen.
6. Live on the (S6) Edge(+)
The curved edge screen defines the edge+ experience, so make it yours from the beginning. Check out Settings, Edge screen and then Edge screen position. Choose your edge screen side to pick your left-or-right preference. Likewise, dive into People edge under the edge screen settings menu, tap My people and choose five key contacts; the edge screen will keep you up-to-date with unobtrusive notifications from the five most important folks in your life.
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