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.
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.
Here’s how to use the clipboard function on One UI 6.1 devices
One UI 6.1 devices have a new feature that lets you access and manage your clipboard more easily. The clipboard is where you can store texts and images that you copy from other apps or websites.
The clipboard function is now part of the keyboard toolbar. You can customize the keyboard toolbar by adding or removing icons as you like.
To use the clipboard function, you need to do the following:
- Open the keyboard by tapping on a text input field.
- Tap on the more icon (···) on the right side of the keyboard toolbar to see all the icons.
- Tap on the clipboard icon to open the clipboard window, where you can see all the items that you have copied.
- Tap on the item that you want to paste in the text input field, or tap on the delete icon to remove the item from the clipboard.
You can also add the clipboard icon to the keyboard toolbar for quicker access. To do this, you need to open the keyboard by tapping on a text input field >> Tap on the more icon (···) >> Press and hold the clipboard icon and drag it to the keyboard toolbar >> Release the clipboard icon when it is in the position that you want on the toolbar.
The clipboard function on One UI 6.1 devices is a handy feature that helps you copy and paste texts and images with ease. You can also adjust the keyboard toolbar to suit your needs and preferences.
One UI 6.1: How to activate voice input feature on your keyboard
With the release of One UI 6.1, Samsung has introduced a slight yet significant change to its keyboard interface, mainly related to the voice input feature. Users who are familiar with this feature button may now be puzzled by its new location.
The voice input button is a useful tool for dictating text messages or commands. It has been moved to the left side of the navigation bar with One UI 6.1. If you’re struggling to find it, then following a few steps will restore your voice-typing capabilities.
First, make sure the keyboard button display is enabled. To do that, visit Settings >> General Management >> Keyboard list and default >> Keyboard button on the navigation bar >> Tap on the toggle to enable it.
Once the keyboard button appears on the navigation bar, you can easily switch to voice input. Simply open the keyboard input window, tap the keyboard icon on the navigation bar, and select ‘Voice input’ from the available options.
This minor change is part of Samsung’s ongoing efforts to enhance the user experience by optimizing accessibility and convenience. By following these steps, you will continue to enjoy the seamless functionality of voice input on your device.
Circle to Search: Hidden tricks for screen search on Samsung Galaxy S24 and Google Pixel 8
One of the most innovative features that Google introduced at the Galaxy Unpacked event is Circle to Search. This feature is currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S24 and Google Pixel 8 series, which enhances the smartphone’s functionality and performance.
Circle to Search enables users to search their screen by drawing a circle over the text or image that they want to search. It can be activated by long-pressing on the home button or navigation bar and then using a finger to draw a circle around the desired content. A search bar will appear at the bottom of the screen, displaying relevant results from Google.
However, some content may be too small or hidden by the search bar. In such cases, Circle to Search offers some solutions.
- Users can move the search bar to the top of the screen by dragging it with one finger.
- Users can also zoom in or out on the screen by using a two-finger pinch gesture.
These features are not widely announced, but they are very useful for selecting content that is difficult to see or reach.
Circle to Search is a useful feature that allows users to search their screen without leaving the current app. It can be used to look up words, definitions, translations, images, videos, news, and more. It also allows users to copy or share the selected content with a simple tap.