Get a new Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge? Check Out Our Top 5 Tips!

Lots of people are heading out to their favorite carrier or retailer to pick up one of Samsung’s new flagship phones today. Here at HOA we like to make sure you are getting as high on Android as humanly possible, so check out our top 5 tips for your new Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge:

1.) Turn on Developer Options and turn Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animator duration scale off.

Touchwiz can still be a bit laggy sometimes, turning off the animation scale in developer options helps speed up the launch time (or perceived launch time) of your apps. I have been doing this with Samsung phones for as long as I can remember, it always makes the phone feel faster. You can activate developer options by tapping on Build Number Repeatedly in the “About Phone” section of Settings.

2.) Pickup a case and screen protector for your new phone.

The S6 and S6 Edge both feature a new aluminum/glass construction, a significant departure of Samsung’s plastic design language of year’s past. These new premium materials also mean that you are likely to crack the back of the phone as well as the front if you drop it on concrete unprotected. If you don’t want to pay a premium price for a replacement as well, you should pickup a case and/or screen protector. We have reviewed several S6 cases so far and have more reviews on the way, check out some of the current choices below!

Verus Galaxy S6 Cases: Thor and Crucial Bumper

Max Shows off Several S6 and S6 Edge Cases

3.) Uninstall or disable any unwanted applications. 

Samsung gave users the option to uninstall or disable several of the pre-installed apps on their newest flagship series. You can uninstall or disable applications you do not want by clicking “Edit” from your app drawer and then clicking the red ‘x’ on each individual unwanted app. Note that you should not try to delete any Google Apps or system apps as this will not work anyway (even though some of these apps have the red ‘x’ available).


4.) Setup Multiple Fingerprints for Security

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"