12 Awesome Samsung Internet Tips and Tricks – Android Police | Hot Mobile Press

Most standard OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) browsers are average at best. However, Samsung has put more effort into making Samsung Internet stand out from Chrome and the many other third-party web browsers on the Play Store. Also, Samsung Internet is not limited to the company’s devices. Anyone can get started and download it from the Google Play Store. If you are planning to do so, read along to learn about Samsung’s top internet tips to improve your browsing experience.


1. Customize the style of the open tabs

Samsung Internet doesn’t restrict you from using the default tab switcher style. The company offers three options for viewing your open tabs – List, Stack, and Grid.

  1. Open Samsung Internet on your phone.
  2. Tap the tabs menu at the bottom.
  3. Select the three-dot menu at the top and tap view as.
  4. Review the tab preview and select a radio button below List, stackor network.

2. Use group tabs

This is similar to a feature of Safari on iPhone. When dealing with dozens of tabs on your phone, no style tweaks will save you from continuously scrolling the tab-switching menu. Instead, you can create tab groups and neatly organize web pages.

  1. Launch Samsung Internet and open the tabs Menu.
  2. Tap the three-dot menu at the top and select Group tabs.
  3. Check the radio button next to the tabs you want to add to a group.
  4. Tap the group Icon and add a relevant name.
  5. Beat those Create and Samsung Internet creates a new group with selected websites.

3. Check the privacy dashboard

Samsung Internet privacy dashboard will surprise you with details such as: B. how many trackers follow you to collect your browsing history and offer targeted advertising. While browser cookies are used to remember your interactions with a website, they are often used to track you. There’s a reason your Amazon Wishlist follows you all over the internet.

  1. Open Samsung Internet and select the “More” menu (which looks like a hamburger menu) at the bottom.
  2. Choose privacy.
  3. Assure yourself Intelligent anti-tracking is enabled and check other privacy add-ons designed to protect you from interruptions.

4. Change the position of the address bar

This is another feature that Samsung has borrowed from Apple. As with Safari, you can adjust the position of the address bar in Samsung Internet. By default, the address bar is set at the top, which may be difficult for some to achieve. You can move the position of the address bar down for better accessibility.

  1. In Samsung Internet, tap and open the More menu settings.
  2. Choose layout and menu.
  3. Tap the radio button at the bottom bottom and move the position of the address bar.

5. Enable dark mode

If you usually surf the web at night, Samsung Internet’s dark mode can come in handy. When you turn on dark mode, Samsung Internet dims most of the elements on your screen. The practice will improve your reading experience and battery life on phones with AMOLED displays.

  1. Open Samsung Internet Settings (see steps above).
  2. Choose Web page view and scrolling.
  3. Open Dark mode Menu.
  4. Choose Use dark mode and set it to always on or match your phone’s default theme.

You can also adjust the brightness of the web page in dark mode. Samsung’s implementation is more aggressive than other browsers and may sometimes leave you with bad webpages that are difficult to read.

6. Disable newsfeed

Samsung Internet’s quick access menu contains a pretty useless news feed. You can easily disable it if you don’t want to see it anymore.

  1. Open Samsung Internet and tap the edit button next to the Fast access Menu.
  2. Select the radio button next to it none, and you can do without news articles on the home page.

7. Enable secret mode

Secret mode is Samsung’s version of the private or incognito mode offered in other browsers. Secret mode offers additional privacy by clearing cookies and browsing history for all websites you visit. You can also lock secret mode with a password or biometrics.

  1. Go to the Tabs menu in Samsung Internet (see the first trick).
  2. Tap on Turn on secret mode and press the beginning button from the following menu.

If you save pages and bookmarks in secret mode, the data is only visible in secret mode.

8. Change search engine

Samsung Internet uses Google as the default search engine. You can change it to Yahoo, Bing and DuckDuckGo.

  1. Open Samsung Internet Settings (check above steps).
  2. Choose Search in the address bar.
  3. Tap your favorite search engine to surf the web.

You can select Add search engine and enable other options like Yandex, Seznam, Qwant and others. If you just want to search a specific search query on another search engine, you can easily do that from the search bar.

Tap the search bar and select the default search engine icon. Choose another search engine and start typing your queries.

9. Use the video wizard

If you want to watch videos on Samsung Internet, you can’t go wrong with this one. The built-in video wizard provides additional controls such as view full screen, view on TV, open pop-up player, and rotate the screen in supported videos.

  1. Open Settings in Samsung Internet (check the steps in the third trick).
  2. Scroll to Useful functions.
  3. Activate the video assistant Toggle, and the additional control will appear for you.

The video assistant also has intuitive gestures to enhance your video experience. For example, you can swipe up/down on the left side of the screen to change the brightness, swipe up/down on the right side to play with the media volume, double-tap on the right side to skip the video by 10 seconds to fast-forward and double-tap on the left side to rewind.

10. Check video history

Thanks to Samsung Internet’s excellent video wizard, you can end up watching hundreds of videos in the browser. You can easily track your viewing habits from the video history menu.

  1. Tap the More menu at the bottom and select story.
  2. Go to video history and check all your watched videos in the app.

11. Change text size

The default text size on a website may be too small or too large for you. It’s time to change the text size on a webpage.

  1. Select the “More” menu while browsing a website on the Samsung Internet.
  2. Tap on text size and use the slider to increase or decrease the text size.

12. Install an ad blocker

Some websites might spoil your ideal browsing experience with lots of ads, so Samsung Internet supports multiple ad blockers.

  1. Open the More menu in Samsung Internet and select ad blocker.
  2. Tap the download button next to an ad blocker and surf the web without being bombarded by ads.

Use Samsung Internet like a pro

Samsung has perfected the web browsing experience on Android. Before you switch from Google Chrome to Samsung Internet, take a look at our Samsung Internet vs Google Chrome post to learn more about the differences between the two.

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