When the notch went live on smartphone screens a year ago, it split smartphone users down the middle. There were those who didn’t mind the intrusion into their screen space and there were those who hated everything about it. Now, Samsung is bringing in something else that could trigger a similar debate: its front camera setup that floats inside the front screen.
But do you really have to live with this feature, especially if it is going to be part of everything you do from watching movies to playing games? Well, the answer is no. You can get rid of the front cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+ and S10e if you don’t like it. Here is how.
- Go to display > Full-screen app
- Then switch on the ‘Hide front camera’ option
- This will bring in a black bar on top behind which the front camera slot will disappear. This is however not such a great use of the front display of this phone.
How to activate PowerShare
One new feature that Samsung has launched with the S10 is ShareCharge using which you can charge any device with wireless charging by just playing it on the back of the new phones. However, this does not work off the cuff and needs to be enabled.
To get this working, pull down the notifications bar and tap on ‘wireless powershare’.
Once this is done, you can put any device that supports wireless charging at the back of the phone to charge. We tested the features with the iPhone XS Max and the Samsung Galaxy Buds, both of which worked well.