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How to organize the Home Screen of your Samsung Galaxy devices

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Everyone loves a comfortable and clean home and that applies to your phone as well. No worries, you can customize and style your phone’s Home screen by changing the screen orientation, or adding widgets, folders, and extra Home screens. It will make your phone more organized and easy to navigate.

You can customize the Home screen and also the application drawer. It also comes with an enhanced screen layout, neatly arranged icons, as well as Home and Apps screens that perfectly fit Galaxy devices. That also has a blurred background option and page looping for the app drawer, and more.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by the wireless service provider, software version, and phone model.

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Landscape Home Screen

By default, Galaxy phones are set to Auto-rotate so the phone will automatically adjust its display mode based on how you are holding it.

You can also lock the screen in Landscape mode if needed. Just turn your phone sideways, and open the Quick settings panel by swiping down from the top of the screen. Tap Auto-rotate, the phone will now be locked in Landscape mode. To go back to Auto-rotate, simply tap Landscape in the Quick settings panel.

Do you want your Home screen to rotate to landscape too:

  • To do this, navigate to Settings, and then tap Display.
  • Tap the Home screen, and then tap the switch next to Rotate to landscape mode.

You can also make your Always On Display appear in Landscape mode if you prefer.

  • From Settings, tap Lock screen, and then tap Always On Display.
  • Tap Rotate the screen to and then tap Landscape. Now your AOD will always display in Landscape mode.

Add or remove widgets

Widgets are like mini versions of apps. They appear on your Home screen and when you tap them, they will activate or use an app’s feature. These super-powered shortcuts will help you access your favorite apps faster.

  • To add a widget, swipe to a Home screen. Then, touch and hold an empty spot.
  • Tap Widgets, select your desired widget and then drag it onto the Home screen.
  • To remove a widget, just touch and hold the widget, and then tap Remove from Home.

There are a few options available after you’ve placed your widget. User, please keep in mind the options may vary depending on the widget, as well as, it may vary on your devices.

  • Resize: Widgets that can be resized will have a blue line along its edges. You can resize it by touching and dragging the lines.
  • Color: Set your widget to a different color. You can access this by touching and holding the widget and then tapping Widget settings.
  • Transparency: Increase or decrease the widget’s transparency so you can easily see it. You can access this by touching and holding the widget and then tapping Widget settings.

Organize your Home screen

You can customize and style your phone’s Home screen. Here are some examples you can follow to keep your Home screens neat and clean:

  • You can remove unwanted apps from your Home screen by tapping and holding your desired app.
  • Then, tap Remove from Home to delete the shortcut. Or, you can tap Uninstall to remove the app from your phone entirely.
  • You can drag the Samsung Apps folder onto the Home screen to quickly access the Samsung apps you need.
  • You can also organize the apps into digital folders on your Home screen. Just drag one app on top of another app to make a folder.

If needed, you can add more Home screens to your phone. It’s a great way to organize all your apps and folders.

  • Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen.
  • Swipe until you reach a blank Home screen and then tap Add to create a new one.
  • To remove an extra Home screen, swipe to that screen, and then tap the Delete icon.
  • Tap Delete again to confirm.

Note: The coloring feature may vary based on the model and software.

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How to check battery health of your Galaxy Watch via Samsung Members app (Self-diagnose)

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Samsung has recently updated the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 lineups with January 2023 version. In addition to the latest patch, the Galaxy Watch firmware included two new features including the phone’s camera zoom control and self-diagnose via Samsung Members.

First, make sure your Galaxy Watch 4 or Watch 5 is running the latest firmware version and apps including Samsung Members and Galaxy Wearable are also updated to the most up-to-date version. Once done, you will be able to diagnose the Galaxy Watch through the Samsung Members app.

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If your Galaxy wearable is connected to the Galaxy phone, you will be able to access the self-diagnosis feature. On the latest release, the Connected Device Diagnosis menu has been added inside the Help tab at the bottom of the Samsung Members app.

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As soon as you access the new menu, the Galaxy Watch (or Buds) connected to your phone will be displayed, allowing you to begin the diagnosis process. For the first time, the diagnostic software will be installed for the device and you can proceed ahead post-installation.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Self Diagnose

There are plenty of self-diagnose options available for Galaxy Watch users including battery status, device restart status, official software, check for updates, sensor, WiFi, location accuracy, touchscreen, mic, button, speaker, vibration, wireless charging, wear detection and alarm.

You can check the operation test by clicking on the list one by one. Some functions make sounds for testing or require permission, which can be authorized through the Watch. If you look at the list of diagnostics you have completed, they will all show up as normal diagnostics.

Samsung Galaxy Watch self diagnose

Using the self-diagnosis feature, you can identify the cause of the problem happening on your device as soon as it emerges. For your information, there are 6 options available for the self-diagnosis of the Galaxy Buds 2 in the Members application.

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Here’s how to block promotional ads on Samsung phones

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Samsung phones block ads

Samsung smartphones come with a lot of features and services but Ads and pop-up banners appearing on your Galaxy phone can ruin your entire One UI experience. So the best way is to block ads from Samsung phones.

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When you download new applications, some of them start to push pop-up ads to your phone. These ads popping up randomly on your home screen, lock screen, or while apps are running can be very annoying and disruptive.

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Keep reading to know how you can block ads these annoying system ads from Samsung phones.

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How to block personalized ads:

The best way to avoid ads on your Samsung Galaxy phone is to stop them before they start. To do so, head over to your phone’s “Settings” and visit the “Samsung Account” section and then its “Security and privacy” area.

At the last of this page, you will see a “Customization Service” option, tap on it in and then mark right on the “Use Customization Service” toggle. Finally, tap the “Agree” button and turn off the customization service.

For your information, the ‘Use Customization Service’ feature will enable personalized promotions on Samsung apps. This will not completely disable the ads but will prevent them from being personalized with your data. Also, it will reduce the number of ads on your Samsung device.

How to stop ads altogether:

Unfortunately, you probably can’t. However, you can reduce them as much as possible by following the steps:

Identify the app that is sending the pop up

In order to show ads, the app must be activated on your device. Open the “Google Play store” to see which apps were recently active. Now click on the line icon, go to Manage apps & device >> Installed >> Last used.

This should help you narrow it down, especially if it shows an app you haven’t used recently. Select one of the “recently used apps” and “uninstall” them until the pop-up ads stop.

Block ads via Google Chrome

Go to the “Google Chrome” app and tap on the 3 dots icon. Now select “Settings”, scroll down the page and select “Site Settings”. Next, tap on “Pop-ups and redirects”. Make sure this setting is turned off. Finally, select “Ads” and make sure this is turned off as well.

Block ads via Samsung Internet

Head over to the “Samsung Internet” app and visit the “More” menu. Select “Settings” and then “Sites and download”. Now toggle on “Block pop-ups”. Head back to the “Samsung Internet” menu and select “Ad Blockers”. Download a suggested ad blocker.

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Here’s how you can use Separate app sound on your Samsung phone

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Samsung Separate app sound

We often use more than one audio application on our phone, for example, watching a YouTube video, Tik Tok, Instagram, or others during an ongoing call. To manage more than one application sound, Samsung smartphones offer a Separate app sound feature on Galaxy devices.

Separate app sound allows your Galaxy phone to shift the media sound from desired apps to external devices while keeping other sounds coming from the mobile device’s built-in speaker. It can be very handy when you want to play the sounds of two different applications on your phone.

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How to enable and use Separate app sound on Samsung:

To enable the Separate app sound feature on your Galaxy One UI 5.0 phone, you first need to enter the system “Settings”. Now enter the “Sound and vibration” section, scroll down, and at last, you will see the “Separate app sound” option.

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Just tap on that option and turn the toggle on in front of the “Turn on now” option. This section also lets you manage the related function on your Galaxy phone. You can enter the “App” section and select the apps you want to play on a different audio device. If the desired application is not on the list, you can click on the “Add apps” option.

Samsung Separate app sound

Next, there’s an “Audio device” option. When you tap on it, you can select the audio device you want to use for the apps you selected. These include:

  • Phone
  • Bluetooth devices

When you select “Phone”, you will be able to hear different sounds from the applications normally and you choose “Bluetooth devices”, your phone will offer you separate sounds when your phone is connected to a hearable Bluetooth device.

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