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How to screen mirror Galaxy phone and use Android apps with Link to Windows

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Screen mirroring or screen casting allows you to mirror your Samsung device’s content to your PC screen. This feature has changed a lot in technology in recent times and will change the best way to reflect your screen depending on the age, model, and manufacturer of your smartphone, tablet, PC, and TV.

Many apps like Netflix and YouTube now Galaxy phones have a built-in screen mirroring function. If you are using a casting device such as Chromecast, you will need to connect your account with the casting app to mirror that app.

Even if you’re a multitasking expert, navigating both your phone and computer at the same time can be really tricky. You can streamline the process by screen mirroring your Galaxy phone’s screen to your Windows 10 PC. That way, you can control both devices from the same place.

Read More: Samsung Android 11 and One UI 3.0 Update Tracker: These devices have received the update so far

Display your phone screen on your computer

If your phone needs to charge for a while, access it on your PC using screen mirroring. Just make sure the Link to the Windows feature is set up, and your phone and PC are connected to the same network or via mobile data.

  • Open the Your Phone app on the connected PC, and then select the Phone Screen tab.
  • From here, navigate through apps, change settings, and drag and drop files from your PC to your phone.
  • Your phone’s battery status will be displayed at the top of the screen, too.

When screen mirroring, your phone’s screen will be blank.

Note: The Phone Screen tab in Link to Windows will be renamed Apps in the near future. This is currently only available when using the Galaxy Note20 and Note20 Ultra devices.

Additional Link to Windows options

The Link to the Windows feature allows full interaction with Android apps, and there are some additional options available as well once you’re connected to a PC.

You can create a shortcut for the Your Phone app so you’ll be able to screen mirror your phone whenever you like.

  • Open the Windows menu, and then locate the Your Phone app.
  • Right-click it, and then select Pin to taskbar.

Here’s another trick- if you’re switching between a few apps on your phone and need to resize the windows, you can do it quickly using your PC’s cursor.

For added convenience, you can also use the Windows Narrator app while you’re screen mirroring.

  • Search for the Narrator in the search bar.
  • Then select the app to launch it.

Share and transfer files with your Galaxy phone and Windows

Instead of sifting through your email or cloud storage app, use Link to Windows to quickly send files from your Galaxy phone to your Windows 10 PC.

This feature will automatically sync your recent images from your phone and display them on your computer for easy access. There’s also a way to drag and drop files between your phone and PC without using an app.

Share your files through Link to Windows

After you’ve set up the Link to Windows feature, you can sync your most recent photos or videos in your phone’s Gallery app to your PC and then save them. The Your Phone app will display up to 2,000 recent photos and videos.

  • Open the Your Phone app, and select Photos.
  • If they aren’t showing up, select Refresh at the top and wait a few seconds.
  • To do more with a particular photo, select it, and then choose from the options at the top.
  • Select Open to view the photo and make edits, Copy to create a duplicate, Save as to save it to your PC, or Share to send it to another device.

As you take more photos on your phone, the Your Phone app will remove older photo previews from your PC. It never changes or deletes any photos on the phone itself.

Share files with a USB cable

If you prefer not to use an app, you can transfer files the old-fashioned way: using a USB cable. You can use the same cable that came with your Galaxy phone.

  • Unlock your phone.
  • Connect it to a computer using the USB cable.
  • On the phone, a notification about the USB connection may appear; if needed, tap it and select the option for MTP or Transferring files.

Next, open the computer’s File Explorer program.

  • Click on the name of your phone on the side menu.
  • Go into your phone’s files and drag and drop them into your computer.
  • You can also move files from the computer into the phone’s storage.
  • You can drag and drop up to 100 files at a time, of any type.

However, moving entire folders is not supported, and no single file can be larger than 512MB. The size of the content will be adjusted to 1MB if metered data is used. For text files, the size will be limited to 128KB or less, and images will be resized to 1MB or less.

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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How to create and use Secure Folder in Samsung Galaxy

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Samsung secure folder 1.9.10.27 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 Single Take Feature 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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Samsung One UI 6.1 Intelligent Optimization Camera Feature

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One UI 6.1 Intelligent Optimization

Samsung Galaxy S24 series introduced several new features and enhancements with the One UI 6.1, one of which is Intelligent Optimization. This feature is designed to give users specific control over the image processing levels directly from the camera settings.

The Intelligent Optimization feature allows users to adjust how their photos are processed. Whether capturing everyday moments or professional shots, the Intelligent Optimization feature in One UI 6.1 ensures that your photos meet your standards with minimal effort.

How to activate it?

You can easily enable the Intelligent Optimization feature by following the steps below.

  • Open the Camera app, then Settings.
  • Tap on Intelligent Optimization.
  • Choose the desired optimization level
    • Maximum
    • Medium: Speed up capture time by doing less optimization
    • Minimum: Take pictures as fast as possible by not optimizing pictures after they are taken.
  • Optionally, enable or disable the Scene Optimizer.

Samsung One UI 6.1 Intelligent Optimization

This feature allows for customization of photo attributes such as sharpness, contrast, and brightness. For example, selecting the minimum level results in more natural-looking images, while the maximum level increases detail and sharpness, which is ideal for zoomed-in shots. Notably, the quality optimization setting of these levels only affects Photo Mode.

If you enable Scene Optimizer, it automatically optimizes the color and contrast of pictures to make dark scenes look brighter, food looks tastier and landscapes look more vivid.

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