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What to do if your Samsung phone is not receiving messages after recent software update

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Samsung regularly releases monthly security updates as well as one major update in a year with new features and improvements to all of its eligible devices. It is better to update your device to the latest software version possible, to make sure that your phone has the newest security patches and stability improvements along with new features.

If somehow, your device stopped receiving messages after a software update, the reason may be your messaging app may not be compatible with the current software version. A software update may be released to restore the app’s compatibility.

However, in the meantime, you can use a different messaging app and make it your default choice for texting. Follow the below troubleshooting to shot out your problem.

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Change the default SMS app.

  • Navigate to Settings and then tap Apps.
  • Search for and select the SMS app you would like to use. Then, tap Set as default.
  • You may need to download an additional messaging app if you don’t have one.

If the issue continues, continue with the Next Step.

Clear the app’s cache.

  • Navigate to Settings and then tap Apps.
  • Search for and select the SMS app that isn’t working properly.
  • Tap Storage, and then tap Clear cache.

Restart your phone.

  • On phones with a dedicated Power key: Press and hold the Power key, then tap Restart, and then tap Restart again.
  • On phones without a dedicated Power key: Swipe down from the top of the screen to open Quick Settings, and then tap the Power icon. Tap Restart, and then tap Restart again.

Check the SIM card.

  • You can try removing and reinserting the SIM card to check for damage or corrosion.

Use the phone in Safe mode.

Safe mode will allow you to determine if the SMS app you’re using is causing additional issues with your phone. You can also remove the app if needed.

  • Press and hold the Power key and Side key.
  • Swipe down from the top of the screen to open Quick Settings.
  • Then tap the Power icon.
  • Touch and hold the Power off icon.
  • And then tap Safe mode when it appears.

Your phone will restart and ‘Safe mode’ will be displayed in the bottom left corner of the screen. Remove any recently installed apps if needed. Restart your phone to exit Safe mode.

Contact your carrier.

  • If you are still experiencing issues with the SMS app, please contact your carrier.

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One UI 6.1: How to turn on App Protection feature on Samsung devices

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Samsung One UI 6.1 App Protection feature

In an age where digital security is more important than ever, Samsung keeps Galaxy devices secure with its App Protection feature. Let’s see how you can enable the App Protection feature on your One UI 6.1 device and keep your Samsung smartphone more secure.

Samsung’s App Protection Feature scans your device to save it from the unseen dangers of malware and viruses. It works seamlessly in the background, automatically scanning all applications and files on your device.

If a security issue is noticed, you can uninstall or stop the download process of the related application to avoid data theft.

Here’s how to activate the App Protection feature

You can activate the App Protection feature on your One UI 6.1 device with just a few taps.

  • Open Settings and select Device Care.
  • Turn on App Protection within the Device Care menu.
  • After enabling, the device will start scanning.
  • For additional settings, tap the More icon and go to Settings.
  • Enable options such as Auto-scan apps daily and Auto-scan when installing apps.
  • By enabling Auto Blocker, App Protection will also be activated.

By following these steps, you can set up your Galaxy smartphone to automatically monitor and protect your device. This feature simplifies the process of maintaining your digital safety, allowing you to focus on your day-to-day activities without worry.

One UI 6.1 App Protection feature

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How to create and use Secure Folder in Samsung Galaxy

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Samsung Secure Folder 1.9.12.0 update

Samsung Galaxy phones come with a Secure Folder feature for enhanced data protection. It works as a dedicated compartment in your Galaxy smartphone where you can store different kinds of files (photos, videos) and installed applications.

The Knox technology provides layers of security and privacy, not only to protect users but also to give them a choice in what they want to secure. For those who want to keep their most personal information separate and safe, there’s Secure Folder.

Photos, videos, and files stored in Secure Folder won’t be accessible in regular apps. If you need them, you have to access the Secure Folder – authentication required. It takes the security and user privacy to a whole new level and the data is secured by Samsung on-device.

Secure Folder can keep your most private data such as calendar schedules and contact info, as well as notes, photos, videos, files, and even apps. You can even encrypt the Secure Folder to keep your apps and data even more locked down until the next time you open the folder.

Samsung One UI Secure Folder

You can find Secure Folder in your apps.

The first time you open it, you’ll have to set your lock type to either a PIN, pattern, or password, with fingerprint authentication can be enabled as well. Anything you create within the Secure Folder will be automatically stored here, but you can also move data here at any time.

For instance, if you want to keep a copy of your driver’s license, you can take a photo of it using the Camera app within Secure Folder, or you can pick a photo in your Gallery, tap the options menu (the three dots) and then select ‘Move to Secure Folder.’

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Samsung One UI 6.1 Advanced Motion Photo Feature

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Samsung Galaxy S24 Camera issue update

Samsung One UI 6.1 brings an amazing photography experience with its enhanced Motion Photo feature. This enhanced functionality arrives with the Galaxy S24 series with One UI 6.1 and offers users the ability to capture the best moments with unmatched precision and creativity.

With One UI 6.1 update, the enhanced Motion Photo feature is available on the Galaxy S23 series including S23 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, and Galaxy Tab S9 series. It is soon available on Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy Z Fold 4, and Galaxy Z Flip 4 smartphones.

Motion Photo Feature

The Motion Photo feature of Samsung One UI 6.1 allows users to record a scene in a dynamic sequence of up to 90 frames, capturing a detailed 3-second preview before and after the shutter is pressed. This means you can pick the best photo from several options, even if you thought you missed the moment.

One UI 6.1 Enhanced Motion photo feature

The Galaxy S24 Series’ camera is not just fast, it’s smarter and more intuitive. With a shutter speed that’s 30% quicker than the previous models, the ‘Faster Shot-to-Shot Shutter Speed’ capability of the Galaxy S24 series ensures you’re always ready to capture a candid scene.

The AI automatic enhancement feature refines the chosen frame, saving it as a high-resolution image with vivid details up to 12MP. Even in challenging lighting conditions, the Super High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature ensures your photos are clear and vibrant.

How to use the Motion Photo feature?

  • Launch the Camera app
  • Enable the Motion Photo feature by tapping on its icon.
  • Click the shutter button as usual to take a photo
  • Visit the Gallery and select your photo that has been successfully taken.
  • Tap ‘View Motion Photo’ to explore the frames.
  • Choose the best image in Motion Photo and apply ‘Quick Crop’.

One UI 6.1 Enhanced Motion photo feature

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