11 tricks to make the most of Samsung’s web browser on your mobile or tablet

Browsers in Google Play there are those you want and more, but only some names are really known. Surely they sound Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera, but there is one more that has recently managed to reach one billion downloads: the Samsung’s web browser. Since it is pre-installed in all the brands’ mobile phones, and given that Samsung is the company with the most deliveries worldwide, it is normal that its own browser has become so popular.

Even so, having it pre-installed does not mean that any user cannot download it from Google Play on any device. Millions of people use it daily and, currently, it has a rating of 4.4 stars based on more than 700,000 reviews. Proceed, therefore, to discuss some tips and tricks to get the most out of it and make the most of it.

Set it as default browser

When you open a link on WhatsApp, for example, Android will ask you which browser you have installed (usually Google Chrome and, in this case, the Samsung browser) you want to use. So that it does not happen again and access the Samsung by default, click on “Always” in the drop-down or, failing that:

  • Access the browser.
  • Press the three dots in the upper right area.
  • Select “Settings.”
  • In the module that appears above, select “Default”.
  • In the next window, click on “Browser application”.
  • Select “Samsung Internet”.

Use incognito mode and enter password

Like all browsers, the Samsung has an incognito mode (called “secret mode”) that does not save the history. To access it do the following.

  • Click on the “Tabs” button that appears on the bottom right.
  • Select “Activate secret mode”.
  • In the window that will appear, select “Set password”.
  • It must have at least four characters including a letter, so it can be something like “749j”.

When you have configured it, whenever you open the secret mode it will ask you to enter the password. That way, nobody will be able to access what you have open there. What will it be? It depends on you.

Samsung's web browser

Save pages and synchronize them between various browsers and devices

If you are reading a really interesting article on, but you want to save it to read it quietly from the tablet when you get home, do the following.

  • In the web that you want to save, press the three dots in the upper right area.
  • Select “Settings.”
  • Go to “Synchronize with Samsung Cloud”
  • Log in with your Samsung account or, if you do not have one, create one.
  • Return to the home screen, press the three dots in the upper right area and select “Save web page”.
  • Download the Samsung browser on another device.
  • Press the “Markers” button in the lower right area.
  • Sign in with the same Samsung account.
  • Swipe right to “Saved pages” twice.
  • Voilá! The pages that you have saved will appear immediately.

Activate dark mode

If you are one of those who tend to stay up late at night reading articles or browsing forums, the dark mode may interest you. To activate it, the process to follow is as follows:

  • Open the settings by pressing the three dots in the upper right area.
  • Click on “Activate night mode”.

The interface will be dimmed and everything that was white will become black. The good news is that it not only affects the browser’s own interface, but also the content of the web pages.

Open videos in PiP mode (Picture in Picture)

Samsung’s browser allows you to see the videos in a pop-up popup and even leave the web where you were watching. This mode is activated by default and it is accessed as follows:

  • Click on any video you want to play.
  • You will see that a purple button appears in the lower right area. Press it
  • Choose “View in player popup”.
  • If it is the first time you do it, the browser will ask you for permission to overcome other applications. Give it to him.
  • Now the video will appear above the content and you can continue browsing without the video being stopped.

The PiP mode of the Samsung browser works even with the browser closed, so you can go to the home screen of your mobile, open Instagram or WhatsApp and the video will continue playing in the pop-up window. You can move it where you want and, if you want to eliminate it, just click on it and touch the “x”.

Read without interruptions with reading mode

If you want a simpler reading experience, the Samsung browser has a dedicated mode for it.

  • Enter any article on a website.
  • When loading, the icon that appears marked in the screenshots will appear in the upper bar.
  • Press it

This will remove all videos, photos, ads and other elements of the web, leaving only the text, links and words in bold.

Access useful functions using the quick menu

The Samsung browser has a short shortcut for quick access to useful functions. It is called quick menu and it is activated like this:

  • Open the settings by pressing the three dots in the upper right area.
  • Go to “Extensions.”
  • Activate “Quick Menu”.
  • If you click on it you can add or remove options.

When you have activated it, it returns to the home screen. You will see that a gray button has appeared that, when pressed, displays a series of options that, by default, are to share, new tab, night mode and access to change the font size.

Scan QR codes directly from the browser

If you need to scan a QR code but you do not have a dedicated application for it, you do not need to download anything because the Samsung browser has it implemented by default, although disabled. To use it do the following:

  • Open the settings by pressing the three dots in the upper right area.
  • Go to “Extensions.”
  • Activate “QR code reader”.
  • Go back to the main window and press again the three dots that open the settings panel.
  • The option “Scan QR codes” will appear.
  • Click on it, give it permission to access the camera and focus on the code you want to scan.

Clear the history

If you want to delete the history so that nobody can see the sites you have visited, all you have to do is:

  • Press the three dots in the upper right corner.
  • Scroll down and select “Settings.”
  • Go to “Privacy.”
  • Choose “Delete browsing data”.
  • Mark everything you want to delete and that’s it.

Change the font size

If the default font size is too small, you can make it twice as large from the settings.

  • Press the three dots in the upper right corner.
  • Scroll down and select “Settings.”
  • Go to “Advanced.”
  • Choose “Page text size”.
  • Put it to your liking.

Switch between mobile and PC version

If there is a web that does not convince you in mobile format and you prefer to access its web version, you can also do so:

  • Press the three dots in the upper right corner.
  • Select “Request PC site.”

Automatically, the web will load again but this time with the design of the computer version. If you want to go back to your mobile, repeat the process and click on “Request mobile site”.

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