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New Good Lock modules coming with One UI 3.0 for always on display, gestures and screen capture

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Samsung’s Good Lock is the most used app by Galaxy users to customize their phones with their own creativity. The Good Lock brings a bunch of impressive modules and apps to make your phone’s interface of your choice.

According to the latest information, Samsung acknowledged several suggestions and demands from the users and created a proposal to add some (expected 3) new Good Lock modules that are used as Third-Party apps from the Galaxy users.

On the basis of the proposal to expand the Good Lock functions with Android 11 based One UI 3.0, the Tab Star, Gesture Star, and LED Dot Star is the tentative names of the upcoming modules/apps for the Samsung Good Lock app.

Tab Star

It is a basic feature of Android 11 and provides a screen capture function with Tab.

Advantages

  • Quick accessibility and user customization

Disadvantages

  • Battery drain and malfunction

(In case of malfunction, the action is activated by impact when placed on the floor.)

Gesture Star

Depending on the smartphone, which is longer and has more gestures, gestures can be added to use software gestures rather than hardware buttons. Probably, it would be most useful if the function was added to the tablet, so it would be okay to provide it with Galaxy tablets.

Example Two-finger gesture/three-finger gesture

  • Activate the volume bar when swiping right with a two-finger gesture
  • Screen capture when swiping down with three fingers

LED Dot Star

It is a function of using LED in the AOD state. You can check the notification through AOD, but there are times when it is difficult to check the notification due to automatic brightness or fixed notification.

“We are already looking forward to what other features will be added to the Good lock 2021 that will be made for Android 11.” Said Samsung

Currently, Good Lock provides several modules including LockStar, QuickStar, Task Changer, Clockface, Multistar, NavStar, Home Up, and NotiStar. Aside from the modules, it brings a set of apps to level up the functions of your Galaxy smartphone. Pentastic, Wonderland, Theme Park, Nice Catch, One Hand Opetation+, EdgeLighting+, EdgeTouch, and SoundAssistant are the Good Lock apps that can be used to improve the user experience of your device.

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Samsung reminds Good Lock’s RegiStar compatibility for Galaxy devices

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Samsung RegiStar Compatibility

Samsung RegiStar is a part of the Good Lock customization suite, which enhances user interaction on Galaxy devices. It allows users to conveniently customize their Settings app by enabling actions such as pressing the side key, tapping the back of the device, and more. At the moment, Samsung is reminding Galaxy device users about the RegiStar app’s compatibility.

Following concerns from a community member about the RegiStar app missing in the Good Lock feed, a community moderator has mentioned that RegiStar works on Galaxy devices running One UI 5.0 or higher. The community moderator is just recalling the compatibility of the app.

Moreover, users with compatible Galaxy smartphones are advised to update to the latest software version since the app doesn’t support Android 12 or older versions.

Samsung RegiStar Compatibility

Back in November 2022, Samsung added RegiStar to its Good Lock customization suite for One UI 5.0 devices. This app lets users redesign the interface for specific system settings and access experimental features like the back tap. It is available for download on the Galaxy Store.

Since its launch, Samsung has consistently improved the app through updates. Some reports suggest Samsung plans to introduce the “Check time with Back-Tap” feature on devices like the Galaxy Fold 6 and Flip 6. The company also aims to expand this RegiStar feature to other Samsung devices with the One UI 7.0 rollout.

If you own a Galaxy device eligible for the Good Lock app and running One UI 5.0 or higher, you can install the RegiStar app to enjoy its amazing features.

Users can download the RegiStar app from the Galaxy Store or Good Lock itself. Stay tuned for future updates that promise to further enhance user experience with the addition of new features.

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Good Lock’s NotiStar lacks detailed notification access on Samsung devices

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Samsung NotiStar Notification

Samsung NotiStar is one of the Good Lock modules, which offers notification management services to efficiently handle received notifications. Users of eligible Galaxy devices can manage, search, and categorize notifications as needed to ensure all relevant alerts are readily accessible before deletion.

However, recent user feedback has mentioned a specific part for improvement regarding navigation within NotiStar. Users have expressed disappointment when trying to retrieve missed or accidentally deleted push notifications, as clicking on notifications only launches the associated app without providing access to detailed content.

This limitation is mainly noticeable when notifications lead to specific pages or actions via deep links, where users can only view the notification title.

In response, a community moderator has confirmed that Samsung NotiStar currently does not support direct navigation to detailed notification locations. However, Samsung will enhance NotiStar app functions in future updates.

Samsung NotiStar Notification Access

Previously, Samsung NotiStar brought Flip 5 Cover widget support, displaying bigger images for notification function, and long press notifications to save image feature. The Korean tech giant has already started providing One UI 6.1.1 support to some Good Lock modules and NotiStar will soon receive it.

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Samsung removed some icons from Good Lock’s NavStar

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Samsung NavStar Icons

Samsung recently updated its NavStar Good Lock module, affecting users who enjoyed customizing navigation bar icons. Previously, users could select from a variety of icons for the Navigation Bar. However, with the latest update, certain icons have been removed from the selection, causing disappointment among users.

A user posted on the Samsung Community expressing disappointment that the update no longer supports his favorite icons, and fixes them on the screen like a photo on a gray background. The user also pointed out that the updated selection does not have the same shape options.

In response, a Samsung community moderator acknowledged this concern and explained that the new update had removed some of the NavStar icons. The removed icons will not return with the NavStar update and are no longer supported.

Samsung NavStar Icons

Are you also unable to see your favorite navigation icons after the new update? Let us know by commenting on our social media platforms.

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