What Is Samsung Game Launcher And How To use It?

Samsung Game Launcher
Samsung Game Launcher

Samsung’s Game Launcher is a killer way to dramatically improve your mobile gaming experience. The feature exists only in Samsung smartphones, which aims to improve mobile gaming on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

The Game Launcher is a set of tools that essentially allow you to customize how your phone will react when certain variables are met, like a touch of the back button or a call coming through, for example. You can use it to disable all alerts during a game, or to lock out the “Back” and “Recent” buttons, so you will not exit the game if you accidentally hit a button. In addition, you can even use it to quickly take a screenshot or record gameplay.

Introduction

Game Launcher gathers your games that are downloaded from Play Store and Galaxy Apps into one place for easy access. You can set the device to game mode to play games more easily.

Samsung Game Launcher Icons Explained

Samsung Game Launcher Icons Explained

Using Game Launcher

  1. On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Advanced features > Games > Game Launcher and tap the switch to activate it. Game Launcher will be added to the Home screen and the Apps screen.
    When you deactivate the feature, Game Launcher will be removed from the Home screen and the Apps screen.
  2. On the Apps screen, tap Game Launcher.
  3. Tap a game from the games list.
Games downloaded from Play Store and Galaxy Apps will be automatically shown on the game launcher screen. If you cannot see your games, tap Tap here to add unlisted games.

Removing a game from Game Launcher

Tap and hold a game and drag it to Remove at the top of the screen.

Activating game power saving mode

When you activate game power saving mode, the device will lower games’ resolution and frame rate to reduce battery consumption.

Samsung Game Launcher - Power Saving Mode

Samsung Game Launcher – Power Saving Mode

On the Apps screen, tap Game Launcher > Save power during game. Select one of the following options:

  • Off: Power saving mode is not used.
  • Save power: Decrease battery power consumption by lowering the resolution and frame rate.
  • Save maximum power: Dramatically decrease the battery power consumption by lowering the resolution and frame rate.
Battery power efficiency may vary by game.

Using Game Tools

You can set the Game Tools icon to be displayed as a floating icon on game screens.

On the Apps screen, tap Settings > Advanced features > Games > Game Tools and tap the switch to activate it.

While playing a game, tap “Game Tools” Icon to display the game tools.

To move the icon, tap “Game Tools” Icon and drag it to a new location.

To remove the icon from the current game screen, tap and hold “Game Tools” Icon and drag it to Remove at the top of the screen.

Blocking notifications during games

Tap “Game Tools” Icon > “Mute Sounds” Icon (to see how icons look like, refer the image above) to mute notification sounds and display only notifications for incoming calls and emergency alerts, so that you can enjoy your games without being disturbed. If you receive an incoming call, a small notification will appear at the top of the screen.

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  • meenakan

    excellent feature. is that app available for other smartphones?

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