How to Turn on the Quick Glance Feature on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

How to Turn on the Quick Glance Feature on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

So, What is Quick Glance on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Exactly?

Quick glance will basically give you some quick and basic information on the fly on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I’ve only owned the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for about a month now, as I decided it was time to get away from the iPhone, so I’m still learning some cool new things. As I learn these new things, I’ve decided to share them with others, because I’m sure I’m not the only one that doesn’t know about all the kick ass features that the Galaxy Note 2 has to offer.

So, quick glance will give you some basic information on the fly without making a sound. Using quick glace is certainly a good idea if you want some quick information about the latest happening on your phone, but you don’t want to make a sound. Maybe you’re in a business meeting, at the job, in class, at a movie theater, whatever.

Now, I’m not supportive of people using their mobile phones in the movie theater, because everyone has a smartphone. I hate it when you’re sitting in the theater watching a movie in the dark and someone pulls out their smartphone, because it’s absolutely blinding. This is especially true if you’re using the Galaxy Note 2, because the screen is so big. However, if you absolutely must check your phone in the theater, you can use quick glance and you probably won’t disturb anyone. Quick glance does not make a sound and the screen is no where near as bright as it would be if you were to unlock your phone.

Quick Glance Sounds Kick Ass! How Do I Enable it On My Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

  1. Unlock your phone.
  2. Go into “Settings.”
  3. Find “Motion,” make sure it’s enabled and click on it.
  4. Enable quick glance by putting a check mark in the box beside of it.
  5. You’re ready to use quick glance.

Now, quick glance is enabled and you may begin using the feature.

Picture Instructions For Enabling Quick Glance on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 - Settings


Samsung Galaxy Note 2 - Motion Settings

How to Get Quick Glance to Work on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

When you enabled quick glance, you probably saw the instructions that tell you that you can access quick glance by reaching for your phone while the screen is off. Unfortunately, you’ll probably never get it to work that way.

The best way I’ve found to get quick glance to work is by hovering your hands very close to the screen on one side of the phone and moving your hand across the screen to the other side. Typically, I go from left to right when I do this. Once again, you will want to keep your hand very close to the screen and you may even accidentally rake your palm across the screen when you do this.

Have You Found Any Cool Features for the Galaxy Note 2? Need Help Getting Quick Glance to Work?

If you’ve found any awesome features for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, please do not hesitate to share them in the comments section below. I’m sure your knowledge could help out a lot of people, including myself.

Also, if you need help getting quick glance to work, you can leave a comment and I’ll do my best to help you.


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  1. It’s not working for me :(
    its GT-N7100 [India]
    i’ve tested all settings, everythings OK, but still it’s NOT working, can you help me out ???

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