New to Galaxy S24? Change These 10 Settings Right Away!

Have you just got your hands on your brand-new S24? If so, congrats! While you are ready to make the best out of your Galaxy S24 device, there are a few things that you need to adjust before you daily drive your smartphone.

Want to know what these changes are? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here are the settings that you need to change as soon as you get hold of your Galaxy S24 smartphone.

Let’s get started.

Must Change Galaxy S24 Settings For A Better Overall Experience

When getting their new device, many people just go ahead with driving it daily. While all of that is perfectly fine,  you will only hear them later complain about something not being right or that a particular setting is simply not something they like at all. We all know someone who complains about their newly purchased device, it is pretty annoying to hear the complaints.

So, if you or someone you know is getting the Galaxy S24, inform them about these must-change settings.

Adjust The Display Quality

The Galaxy S24 series comes with a super bright 2K AMOLED LTPS display with a 120-hertz refresh rate. By default, all the S24 devices are set to the QHD+ resolution. While this is a good resolution for devices launched between 2018 and 2020, why stop yourself till there?

Get the best out of your S24’s display by changing the resolution from FHD to QHD+. You will get the best color outputs, quality as well and sharpness.

Sure, you will take a hit at the battery, but then, it’s a large 5000mAh battery so it should be just fine. Plus you can charge the device quickly with the 45-watt fast wired charging.

samsung galaxy s24 must change settings
  1. Open the Settings app on your Galaxy S24.
  2. Now, scroll and tap on the Display option.
  3. Scroll down a bit and tap on Screen Resolution.
  4. Tap on the QHD+ option and you are good to go

Enable Dark Mode

All the S24 variants come with an AMOLED display. Having a light mode or bright white theme used to be a standard for devices released with Android 8, Android 9 brought in the dark mode theme.

Make the best use of the AMOLED display and dark mode on your Galaxy S24 by enabling this theme. Here is how you can do that.

samsung galaxy s24 must change settings
  1. Launch the Settings app on your Galaxy S24.
  2. Scroll down to where it says Display and tap on it.
  3. At the top of the Display settings page, you can choose the theme. Simply tap on Dark and watch the AMOLED display shoot natural blacks.
  4. If you want to change your device theme based on the time, you can tap on Dark mode settings and switch the  Turn on as Scheduled toggle.
  5. Simply set the time and watch your device change themes automatically.

Switch Off the Edge Panel

The Edge Panel is a great feature for those devices that have a curved screen. At Least it occupies screen space on the curved edge – the part of the screen that you rarely use. However, with the S24 lineup – all screens are flat screens – so having the Edge Panel take up some of that sweet screen space can be annoying.

If the edge panel matters to you, then you can always keep it. But, if you don’t want it, you can follow these steps to turn it off.

samsung galaxy s24 must change settings
  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Now, tap on Display and scroll till you find the Edge Panels option.
  3. Simply tap on the toggle to switch it off. If you want to use the Edge Panels, simply leave the toggle to its On switch.

Detailed Notifications Displayed

With One UI 6.1 on the Galaxy S24, you can choose to either hide or show details from the notifications sent in by various apps installed. If you do not want anyone to see the details of your notifications, you can leave it as it is. But, if you want a detailed notification pop-up on your Galaxy S24, you can follow these steps.

samsung galaxy s24 must change settings
  1. Open Settings and tap on the Notifications option.
  2. Now, select Lock Screen Notifications and choose and make sure to select the Show Content option.
  3. Additionally, you can also change the pop-up styles for your notifications by tapping the Detailed option.
  4. You can simply tap on the arrow of the notification from the Notification panel of your device to read the contents of the notification sent by the app.

Change That Ringtone

Every Samsung smartphone user out there will have the same ringtone. While the default set ringtone is quite good, it can be annoying sometimes especially when you might be outside. Every time someone’s phone rings and it plays the default Samsung ringtone, everyone begins to reach for their pockets.

To avoid this confusion, simply change the ringtone by choosing the numerous ringtone options available for you to pick. Here is how you can do that.

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  1. Launch settings and then tap on Sounds and Vibration
  2. Now, tap on Ringtone.
  3. You will be given a list of ringtones to choose from.
  4. You can preview the ringtones by tapping on them.
  5. Once you have selected a ringtone that is not the default one, you can simply go back or simply close out of the Settings app.
  6. Your new ringtone has been applied/set.

Change the Notification Tones Too

The notification alert tone is an audible way for the phone to let you know that you have some notifications from different apps installed. Just like the ringtones, people simply forget about changing the notification tone of their Samsung smartphones.

To simply steer yourself away from such confusion – follow these steps to change the notification tone.

samsung galaxy s24 must change settings
  1. Open the Settings app and tap on Sounds and Vibration.
  2. Just below the ringtones, you will find the Notification Sound.
  3. Just like the Ringtones, you will see a list of different Notification sounds.
  4. Tap to preview the notification sound and then go back once you have decided what  notification sound you are fine with,

Apply Color Palette To Your System’s Theme

Android 12 brought in the ability to let you theme your system’s menus with the colors from your device’s wallpaper. With Android 14, Color palettes can not only be applied to the icons in the notification panel, menu icons, and menu titles – but can also be applied to app icons in the app drawer.

Plus, you can choose from a range of 4 or 5 color palette options based on your wallpaper’s colors. Here is how you can apply the Color palette to your device’s theme.

samsung galaxy s24 must change settings
  1. On the home screen of your device, tap and hold for a while.
  2. Now, tap on Wallpaper and Styles at the bottom left corner of the screen.
  3. Tap on the Color palette and then make sure to switch the toggle on.
  4. You can choose between wallpaper colors or Basic Colors
  5. If you want you can apply these colors to your app icons by switching On the Icon colors toggle.
  6. To save these changes, tap on the Apply button.

Enable Battery Protection

You might have seen a lot of Windows laptops giving you the option to limit how much percentage it can charge up to. You can now do the same to protect your device’s battery by following these steps.

samsung galaxy s24 must change settings
  1. Open up Settings.
  2. Now, scroll down and tap on the Battery option.
  3. You will see details such as battery usage, remaining hours as well as the battery protection option.
  4. Tap on battery Protection and turn the switch on.
  5. You can choose between Basic, Adaptive, or maximum.
  6. Choose what option works best for you.

Switch from Button Navigation To Gesture Navigation

When you use the S24 for the first time, you will notice one thing – the 3 button navigation bar at the bottom. This has been a navigation style from the early days of Android OS and is still being used today by people who prefer the primitive style of navigation.

But, if you are someone who believes in the more modern gesture way of navigating through your smartphones. If you care about getting extra screen estate that is occupied by the navigation bar, here is how you can switch to gesture-based navigation.

samsung galaxy s24 must change settings
  1. Open the Settings app on your S24.
  2. Scroll to Display and tap on it.
  3. Under the Display settings page, tap on the Navigation bar.
  4. Here you can tap on the Swipe gestures option and if you want to make use of the Google Assistant and Circle To Search feature.
  5. If you dig into the More Options section, you will be able to choose the Swipe from the bottom or Swipe from the Bottom and sides.

You can get even more options if you make use of NavStar from the Google Lock module. This module lets you hide the gesture bar completely from your screen.

Enable Dolby Audio

All the S24 devices come with Dolby Audio for better audio enhancement and performance. You get an even better audio experience when making use of select headphones, earphones, or TWS.

Oh and if you just use the phone’s speakers, you get a little more boosted volume and a bit of punchy bass when watching content from any streaming or social media app. Enable Dolby Audio by following these steps.

samsung galaxy s24 must change settings
  1. Launch the Settings app on your Galaxy S24.
  2. Tap on Sounds and Vibrations.
  3. Now, scroll and select the Sound Quality and Effects option.
  4. Tap on the Dolby Atmos toggle to switch it on.
  5. You can choose whether you want the audio to automatically adjust based on the content you are watching, or simply choose a fixed audio type for all content.
  6. If you play games on your Galaxy, enable the Dolby for Gaming toggle to get richer and more immersive audio output.

Closing Thoughts

These are the settings that you need to adjust or change as soon as you get your hands on the brand-new S24. Making changes to these settings, in the beginning, is a great way to enjoy a hassle-free experience with your Galaxy S24 in the long run. Share these must-change settings with friends or with people that you know who have got their hands on the new S24.

What other settings would you advise people to change as and when they get the new S24? Share your thoughts down below.

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