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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.

Hey, Camila is here! From the very beginning, I love using Samsung phones like a die-hard fan. Apart from detailing One UI features for readers, I love exploring different apps of the Samsung ecosystem with a cup of tea!

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Samsung One UI 6.1.1 Galaxy AI’s Portrait Studio

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Samsung One UI 6.1.1 Portrait Studio

Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Z Fold 6 with One UI 6.1.1 software, introducing an impressive feature called Portrait Studio. This feature uses generative AI to transform normal photos into artistic portraits with just a few taps.

Portrait Studio of One UI 6.1.1 is accessible through Gallery and Contacts apps. It offers four different styles of portraits- Comic, 3D Character, Watercolor, and Sketch. Whether you prefer a comic-inspired look or a watercolor effect, there’s a style for every taste.

The process of using the Portrait Studio is very simple. First, select a portrait photo from your gallery, pick the desired style, and let the AI work its magic. Even if there are multiple people in the photo, you can select which individual you want the portrait created for.

Samsung One UI 6.1.1 Portrait Studio

The AI processing takes around 15 seconds to generate the portrait, and if you’re not completely satisfied with the result, you can easily create another version with the ‘Create Again’ button. Final Portraits can be saved through the photo editor or you can set directly it as a profile image for contacts.

The quality of the generated portrait improves with higher-resolution photos where the subject is visible and facing forward. Also, all portraits created using Portrait Studio contain a watermark in the bottom left corner to indicate their AI generation.

The good news is that Samsung plans to expand the availability of Portrait Studio beyond the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6. Users of Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy S24, Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy S23, Galaxy S22, Galaxy Tab S8, and Galaxy Tab S9 devices will soon also enjoy this amazing feature.

Samsung One UI 6.1.1 Portrait Studio

As the rollout progresses, more Samsung users can enjoy the amazing styles of AI-enhanced portraits on their smartphones. Stay tuned for more information.

One UI 6.1.1 update will bring Auto Zoom feature to Galaxy Z Flip 5

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One UI 6.1.1 update will bring Auto Zoom feature to Galaxy Z Flip 5

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One UI 6.1.1 Auto Zoom

Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip 6 smartphone with several new camera features, including the Auto Zoom feature. This Flex Zoom feature will not be exclusive to the Galaxy Z Flip 6 for long, as Samsung will soon expand its availability. The Auto Zoom feature is coming to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 via the upcoming One UI 6.1.1 update.

The amazing zoom camera feature enhances the experience of taking selfies on the cover display by automatically adjusting the zoom level. Auto Zoom feature is only compatible with Flip devices, currently Galaxy Z Flip 6 only and will soon be available for Galaxy Z Flip 5 smartphone

Auto Zoom

Auto Zoom feature of One UI 6.1.1 ensures that selfies are well-framed whether capturing full-body or upper-body shots. As users move to a suitable distance and prepare to take a photo, the camera automatically detects the subject and adjusts the zoom accordingly.

It works when the camera is launched on the cover display and the phone is placed in Flex Mode. Using advanced AI technology, such as facial and body recognition, the camera intelligently estimates the best zoom ratio ranging from 0.6x to 3x.

One UI 6.1.1 Auto Zoom

How to use it?

Users of Galaxy Z Flip smartphone can easily use this feature, just need to follow a few steps:

  • Open the Camera app on the cover display and activate Flex mode on your device.
  • Now, move to a distance and prepare to take a selfie.
  • The camera will detect the person and automatically adjust to the appropriate zoom ratio.
  • You can indicate your readiness to take a photo by showing your palm or using voice commands like “Smile”, “Shoot” or “Click”

Through the above easy steps, you can capture more accurate and better-quality zoom pictures. By integrating AI capabilities with UI design, Samsung continues to enhance the functionality and user experience of its flagship smartphone series.

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Here’s how to hide Mobile Hotspot icon on your Samsung device

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Samsung Galaxy users can now hide the hotspot icon on their smartphones along with other indicator icons, thanks to the QuickStar Good Lock module.

Previously, users could customize the visibility of several indicator icons including VPN, Power Saver, Location, Date Saver, battery, Bluetooth, and more. Now, the Mobile Hotspot icon has been added to this list.

Last month, Samsung released the QuickStar 7.3.06.50 update, which introduced the ability to hide the mobile hotspot icon. This feature is particularly useful for users who prefer a cleaner quick panel and want to hide indicator icons.

To hide the Mobile Hotspot indicator icon on the quick panel of your Samsung devices, users just need to follow a few simple steps.

  • Open the Good Lock app on your Samsung Galaxy device.
  • Access the QuickStar Good Lock module and enable it by toggling the option.

Samsung hide Hotspot icon

  • Navigate to the “Visibility of Indicator icons” option.

  • Enable the feature with a single tap on the toggle.

  • Locate the Mobile Hotspot icon in the list and toggle it off to hide it from the quick panel.

By giving users control over which icons appear in the quick panel, Samsung enhances usability and ensures a cleaner look that suits individual preferences. This feature simplifies the user interface and offers a more personalized experience.

Samsung QuickStar 7.3.06.50 update brings hotspot icon hiding feature

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