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Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Note 8 get home screen landscape mode support

Another Galaxy S9 feature trickles down to last year's Samsung flagships.

Published onJuly 9, 2018

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  • Samsung has added support for home screen landscape mode to Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8 devices in the latest version of Samsung Experience.
  • The feature was previously exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.
  • Samsung also recently added the Galaxy S9’s video wallpaper feature to older devices.

The latest update to Samsung Experience has seen Samsung add home screen landscape mode support to Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8 devices, according to XDA Developers. This feature was originally available only on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus.

Previously, the home screen of the above devices could only be used in portrait mode, even if the user had been running an app in landscape mode. To enable landscape mode support, you will need to go to “Settings,” then “Display,” then “Home screen.” If your device has received the feature, you can set the “Portrait mode only” option to off.

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According to XDA Developers, the update came in Samsung Experience version While not everyone has the feature yet, Samsung should roll it out to more users soon.

This isn’t the first Samsung Galaxy S9 feature that Samsung has brought to its older devices: just last week, we reported that Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Note 8 users had gained the ability to set videos as their lock screen wallpaper. Hopefully, it isn’t the last, either.

Next up: This infographic shows what’s included in Samsung Experience 9.0