Samsung Galaxy S7 User Guide

Enable and Set Up Game Launcher

Mobile gamers, Samsung has a cool new tool for you. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge both offer a Game Launcher feature that lets you set a power-saving and to extend your battery life or enable a Do Not Disturb setting to block incoming messages during your games. This means longer, uninterrupted fragging sessions on the go. Here's how to enable and set up Game Launcher.

1. Swipe down on the home screen to bring up the notifications drawer.

2. Tap the Settings button on the top right.

3. Scroll down to find the Advanced Settings option.

4. Select Advanced Settings.

5. Press Games.

6. Tap Game Launcher.

7. Slide the Game Launcher toggle to the right. This activates the tool, installs it and puts the app on your home screen.

8. Tap the Game Launcher icon on your home page.

9. Enable the Do Not Disturb and Power Saving options by tapping on No Alerts During Game and Save Power During Game respectively.

Cherlynn Low

Cherlynn is Deputy Editor, Reviews at Engadget and also leads the site's Google reporting. She graduated with a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University before joining Tom's Guide and its sister site LaptopMag as a staff writer, where she covered wearables, cameras, laptops, computers and smartphones, among many other subjects.

  • Metalshaper
    ATT Settings-Device-Applications-Messages-Emergency Alert Settings-Emergency alerts. Turn of buttons.
  • Frank811
    There is no "more" at the upper right of my call screen, just "delete." Verizon S7.
  • Juliemorrison
    On the S7 am I able to change the size of the keyboard buttons?
  • techlikeme
    The Swipe palm gesture works for me the best.
  • andrew.may003
    These instructions are out of date for Oreo (Android 8) - it would be nice to see them updated.
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    I am still getting calls from blocked numbers. What next?