The thing that puts the S6 Edge on the cutting “Edge” of tech for mobile is how it allows you to obtain information. With the Note EDGE being the only other device currently on the market with this feature, it can be somewhat confussing and overwhelming when trying to figure it out.
For starters, Samsung helped us out a bit with this, you do not have to dig through windows and windows of settings to find the EDGE settings list…Simply go to the Device Settings and scroll to EDGE. I have added it to my “Quick Settings” list so I don’t even have to scroll to anymore, another nice neat feature baked into this device!
Once there, and there is where things can get a bit overwhelming at first…but again Samsung helped us out by putting a nice appropriately sized 4 panel scrolling informative section on this first page…each panel describes and shows you a bit for each of the features that are below. Then Samsung added even more info once within that setting!!
Turn this feature on and your EDGEs will light up when you get calls or notifications – while your phone is turned over – If your people edge is on the color will indicate WHO it is coming from….more on that in a bit.
You can also elect to turn on quick reply as well….this allows you to simply reject and auto reply to an incoming call…just by placing your finger on the heart rate sensor for 2 seconds (the sensor is where the camera flash is.) After you turn this on be sure to customize your quick reply message!!
This area is where you can turn on and set up your peps that will appear on your Edge when you drag them over on the home screen. So turn it on and then select your (up to) 5 contacts by choosing:
Once there you can edit select the contact you want or you can “edit” the order/number that appear. If you press the color dot next to your contact it allows you to choose a color for your contact….THIS Color will be the color to indicate this contact if you have Edge lighting turned on!!! Finally, back to the People Edge main page, you can elect to be alerted if there are updates you may have missed from your 5 peps when you pick your phone up, after having it sit for awhile…personally this has helped me stay out of the dog house when I have missed a text or call from my wife
Here you choose what notifications you want to have displied…from your missed calls, messages and emails.
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This allows you to set up, up to a twelve hour window in which your Edge will display the time and date information when your main screen is turned off….think bed side clock…I honestly thought this was unneeded and gimmicky at first…..but after using it, I have found it very beneficial. No longer do I have to turn my phone screen ON/OFF in the morning making sure I haven’t overslept, or seeing how much time I have left to sleep…this, I feel, actually savings battery life since it is using far less resources and power consumption than lighting up your entire screen for a second and then repeating the process, for me at least, all morning long!
Edge Screen Position: Pretty straight forward…which Edge do you want to use?
Ok this where the fun is! So turn it ON.
Now the best tip/trick/words of advice I can give you: For me the most frustrating/perplexing thing was that after I set up everything and went to use it, I only saw the main Edge Display (Weather/Time/Date&Batt)…I felt silly when someone told me “you have to swipe up and down to access each Information Stream.” So remember that! What’s cool is that it will scroll each stream that you stop at as if it’s a news ticker on your favorite news/sports channel.
First you will see that you have to swipe your finger along the Edge and back in ONE QUICK MOTION while the main screen is off to execute this…personally the first time never gets it, so I just swipe back and forth a few times real quick, no biggie but could use some tweaking Samsung.
So these are nice and fun, but there is more!
Now if you are new to RSS feeds you need to know that the RSS Feed URL is not the URL of the site…it’s a separate URL…for instance: http://newsroom.sprint.com will take your browser to Sprint’s Newsroom to read about News from Sprint…to get this on your RSS feed, so you can browse the headlines or new articles without navigating on your browser, you would use the url: http://newsroom.sprint.com/rss.xml Now they aren’t all as easy as adding /rss.xml after the web address. In fact you can create your own customized feed with a little time and know how, as long as you can access the API of the site you want to create an RSS feed for. For more information on RSS Feeds, Custom creation and/or creating a feed for YOUR site check out: Secrets of RSS written by Steven Holzner or Utah Education Network’s Site . Personally if I can’t find the feed link I need/want I just Google it!
The craziest thing is that we are just at the beginning stages for what the EDGE can do…It’s going to be fun as newer things and more developers jump on board!!!!
Mike Stenger at Techradar summed it up well:
“The Galaxy S6 Edge…isn't another concept. It's a serious bet on what Samsung believes is the future of smartphones. So far, it's a bet that appears to be paying off, at least with carriers. Shortly after the March 1 announcement of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, Korea Times reported that Samsung received 20 million pre-orders. This is a record for the company, and five million of those pre-orders were for the Galaxy S6 Edge.”
So there you go…a pretty comprehensive overview of the EDGE basics and some extra’s to help you get the most out of this amazing technology.
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