10 Best Samsung Galaxy S8 Hidden Features You Should Know

The Samsungs latest flagship Smartphone Galaxy S8 and S8+, are the best flagship you can buy right now. These smartphone beasts packed with powerful features. But some features are hidden within the settings menu that you may not know about yet. In this article, we tell you about the Samsung Galaxy S8 hidden features and you can make the most out of it.

#1. Floating camera button

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ comes with a Floating camera button. It is an additional shutter button for the camera application. It located between the video record button and gallery shortcut button. The Galaxy S8 duo doesn’t have a hardware camera button so enabling Floating camera button will ease things for you.

To enable the Floating Camera button;

Launch the camera app >> Go into Galaxy S8 camera settings >> Scroll down till you find the Floating Camera button >> Toggle the button to the right to Enable it.

#2. Pin Message To The Always On Display

The Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus comes with a great feature called Always On Display. It displays the useful information such as time, date, battery level and important notifications at a glance.

The Always On Display also allowing the user to pin anything that they want to display including, note, an image or YouTube videos. But the youtube video only shows up the video URL.

To pin a note to the Always on Display;

Open Google Keep >> Write a note >> Tap to the three Dot Menu on the top right >> Click On Send >> select Always on Display >> tap Pin to Always on Display

Now the note will be successfully pinned to the  S8 or S8 Plus Always on Display and you can double tap to access it.

#3. Customize Battery Life Saving Profiles

Samsung Galaxy S8 Hidden Features

Unfortunately, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus comes with an average battery life. But the company has introduced a feature called battery management tool for both the device. This feature let you disable some additional features to extend the battery life and you can also create custom Battery Saving profiles. To do so follow the below steps;

Go into Settings >> click on Device Maintenance >> tap on Battery>> Tap on any preset battery saving profiles >>Now click on the Customise.

Here, you can adjust all the settings, so the profile adjusts itself

#4.  Enable Separate App Sounds

If you want to listen to the music through the Bluetooth speakers with full sound and don’t want an incoming call, or text message to ruin the sound, then you can use Separate App Sounds feature.This feature let you play sounds for specific apps via a specific output only, also all the other noises are played via the S8 and S8 Plus. To enable the separate app sound then follow the below step;

Going into Settings >>  tap on Sounds and Vibration>> “Separate App Sounds“>>Toggle the button to the right to Enable it >> then choose what apps should play their sounds via which audio output.

#5.  Turn On Dual Audio for Bluetooth Devices

Samsung Galaxy S8 Hidden Features

The S8 and S8 Plus are the first smartphones launched with Bluetooth 5.0 and it has some amazing feature.The S8 and S8 Plus can play music through two Bluetooth devices simultaneously with Bluetooth 5.0. But there has slight lag between the two devices, however, two people can enjoy wireless music simultaneously over Bluetooth. Follow the below steps to enable Dual Audio for Bluetooth.

First, make sure your Bluetooth is on then,

Go to the Settings >> Tap on Connections >> Bluetooth >> here click o the three dot menu button>> tap on “Dual Audio“ >> toggle to enable it.

#6.  Split-Screen Mode

Another hidden feature is a split-screen mode in Samsung Galaxy S8. It has a sizable display so it’s possible to run two apps simultaneously. To do this follow the below step;

  1. Tap on the Recent Apps button
  2. Now a list of app will pop up
  3. From here, Tap on the split-screen icon on app to use first
  4. Now the selected app opens in the upper half of the display
  5. You can find a scrollable list of other apps opens in the bottom half
  6. Click on the Second App to open
  7. It opens in the bottom half of the screen

#7.  Hide Apps

Galaxy S8 duo let you hide the applications from home screen, so no need to install a third-party app lockers.Follow the below steps to hide apps on your S8 duo;

Open the App Drawer >> Click on the Three Dot Menu button on the top right >> tap on Settings >> tap to “Hide Apps“>> Select the app that you wants to hide >> tap to the “Apply”.

#8.  Change App Lock Screen Shortcuts

By default, Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus comes with two shortcuts, phone and camera shortcuts on the lock screen. You can change these app shortcuts and replace the one with you often use. Follow the below steps to change the app Lock Screen Shortcuts;

Go into Settings >> Tap Lock screen and security >> Info and app shortcuts>> select the left and right app shortcuts.

#9.  Enable Colour Code For Folders

The other simple customization that you can do with Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus, is color coding for folders. This will helps you to identify the folder quickly. To add a new color the folder, just click on a folder in your device and open it. Then click on the “palette” icon from the top right. Now, you can select the color according to your personal preference.

 #10.  Customize Navigation Buttons

By default, the Galaxy S8  sports on-screen navigation buttons and they are Home, Recent, and Back. You can easily customize this navigation buttons by swapping default order. To customize;

Going into Settings >> Tap on Display >> Navigation Bar>> From here, you can change the layout, color, and sensitivity.


These are the best 10 Samsung Galaxy S8 hidden features. You can try out this feature to enhance the device.