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Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S21 series on January 14, 2021. With the Galaxy S21 flagships, the company offers impressive hardware and software installation. These devices are powered by Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888 SoC to provide a powerful smartphone experience. Besides, the pre-installed Android 11-based One UI 3.1 version comes with a number of new features.

“Always On Display” is one of the popular features among all smartphone users. The AOD lets users access some important functions of their smartphone such as date, time, battery, and notification even when the device is locked. AOD consumes minor battery power and allows users to take the advantage of this feature without worrying about battery life.

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With the One UI 3.1, Samsung Galaxy S21, Note 20, S20, Note 10, S10, Fold/Fold 2, and Flip smartphone users can now use an improved Always On Display. It allows users to view missed calls and message alerts, check the time and date, view other customized information, and more without unlocking their device.

Here’s how to enable “Always On Display” in Galaxy phones running One UI 3.1:

  1. From Settings, tap Lock screen >> Always On Display.
  2. Now, tap on the Toggle to enable the AOD.

After enabling AOD, set the following options:

  • Choose when to show a clock and notifications on the screen when your device is not in use:
    • Tap to show for 10 seconds, Show always, or Show as scheduled.
  • Clock style:
    • Change the style and color options for the clock on the Lock screen and Always on Display.
  • Show music information:
    • Show music details when the FaceWidgets music controller is in use.
  • Screen orientation:
    • Display the AOD in portrait or landscape mode.
  • Auto brightness:
    • Automatically adjust the brightness of Always On Display.
  • About Always On Display:
    • View the current software version and license

Always On Display themes:

Here’s how to apply custom themes for Always On Display.

  • From the Home screen, touch and hold the screen, and tap Themes > AODs.
    • Tap an AOD to preview and download it to My Always On Displays.
  • Tap Navigation drawer > My stuff > AODs to see downloaded themes.
  • Tap an AOD, and then tap Apply.

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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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One UI 4.0 Tip: How to edit videos on Samsung phones?

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Recently, we heard that the Android 12-based One UI 4 beta program is about to launch in South Korea for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable smartphones.

But now, surprisingly, Samsung has officially released the One UI 4 beta program for Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 devices in India.

In addition, the company has also announced the first hotfix update based on the third One UI 4 beta build a while back, which brings fixes for a number of bugs and issues that have been performing poorly after installing Beta 3 on the Galaxy S21.

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One UI Beta Program is an opportunity for consumers to try One UI features before their official release and send feedback to the company to help it create an exceptional experience for Galaxy users. However, here, in this article, we are discussing how to edit videos on One UI 4.

How to edit videos on Galaxy devices?

Edit videos stored on your device.

  • Go to the Gallery
  • Then, tap on Pictures
  • Tap a video to view it.
  • Tap Edit to use the following tools:

Play: Preview the edited video.

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Trim: Cut segments of the video.

Transform: Rotate, flip, crop, or make other changes to the overall appearance of the video.

Filters: Add visual effects to the video.

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Sticker: Overlay illustrated or animated stickers.

Draw: Draw on your video.

Text: Add text to your videos.

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Portrait: Enhance skin tones, eyes, and other facial features.

Speed: Adjust the play speed.

Audio: Adjust the volume levels and add background music to the video.

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  • Tap Save, and then confirm when prompted

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One UI 4.0 Tip: How to setup Camera settings on Samsung phones?

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With the One UI 4 beta update, the basic camera UI of Samsung smartphones has got a simpler and clearer layout in Android 12. It also brings some changes in the camera settings for better usability and experience.

The Galaxy S21 series is the first to experience the latest One UI 4 features and changes ahead of its stable launch. In addition to this, the company has also released the first hotfix update based on the third One UI 4 beta build, which brings fixes for several bugs and issues.

Now, as per our exclusive report, the company is now ready to release the Android 12 based One UI 4 beta program for its third-gen foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3. To be mentioned, this beta program will be limited to Korean consumers only.

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With the One UI Beta Program, users get an opportunity to try One UI features before their official release and send feedback to the company to help it create an exceptional experience for Galaxy users. However, here we are talking about the camera settings in One UI 4.

Camera settings

Use the icons on the main camera screen and the settings menu to configure your camera’s settings.

  1. Click on Camera
  2. Tap Settings for the following options:

Read more: One UI 4.1 Eligible Devices: Next Samsung Android 12 update after One UI 4.0

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Intelligent features

  • Scene optimizer: Automatically adjust the color settings of your pictures to
    match the subject matter.
  • Shot suggestions: Get on-screen guides to help you line up great shots.
  • Scan QR codes: Automatically detect QR codes when using the camera.
    Pictures
  • Swipe Shutter button to: Choose to either take a burst shot or create a GIF when you swipe the shutter to the nearest edge.
  • Format and advanced options: Choose file formats and other saving options.

HEIF pictures: Save pictures as high-efficiency images to save space. Some sharing sites may not support this format.
RAW copies: Save JPEG and RAW copies of pictures taken in Pro mode.
Ultra-wide shape correction: Automatically correct distortion in pictures taken with the ultra-wide lens.

Selfies

Use wide-angle for group selfies: Automatically switch to wide-angle when
there are two or more people in the selfie.

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  • Save selfies as previewed: Save selfies as they appear in the preview without flipping them.
  • Selfie color tone: Set the color tone for your selfies to Natural or Bright.

Videos

  • Advanced recording options: Enhance your videos with advanced recording
    formats.

High-efficiency videos: Record videos in HEVC format to save space. Other
devices or sharing sites may not support playback of this format.
HDR10+ videos: Optimize videos by recording in HDR10+. Playback devices
must support HDR10+ video.
Zoom-in mic: Match the mic zoom to the camera zoom while recording
videos.

  • Video stabilization: Activate anti-shake to keep the focus steady when the camera is moving.

Useful features

  • Auto HDR: Capture more detail in the bright and dark areas of your shots.
  • Tracking auto-focus: Keep a moving subject in focus.
  • Grid lines: Display viewfinder grid lines to help compose a picture or video.
  • Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to your pictures and videos.
  • Shooting methods:

Press Volume keys to Use the Volume keys to take pictures, record video,
zoom, or control system volume.
Voice commands: Take pictures speaking keywords.
Floating shutter button: Add an extra shutter button that you can move anywhere on the screen.
Show palm: Hold your hand out with your palm facing the camera to have your picture taken in a few seconds.

  • Settings to keep: Choose whether to launch a Camera with the same shooting mode, selfie angle, and filters as the last time.
  • Shutter sound: Play a tone when taking a picture.
  • Vibration feedback: Enable vibrations when tapping the screen in the Camera app.
  • Reset settings: Reset the camera settings.
  • Contact us: Contact Samsung support through Samsung Members (if supported by your carrier).
  • About Camera: View app and software information

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One UI 4.0 Tip: How to setup Zoom-in mic on Samsung phones?

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Samsung is currently developing the One UI 4 based on Android 12 by releasing its beta build to it several Galaxy devices. The latest One UI beta program (beta 3) is currently available for the Galaxy S21 series, which comes with the final Android 12 version and optimizations for Color Themes.

In addition to this, the company also confirmed to announce the stable Andriod 12 update for Galaxy devices later this year. It comes with new and improved customization and privacy capabilities that give users control over many aspects of their mobile experience.

With One UI 4, users get a wealth of theme options that let the users adjust the look and functionality of their device, giving them tools to configure their home screens, icons, notifications, wallpapers, and much more.

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It’s worth mentioning that the basic One UI 4 camera features got a simpler and clearer layout in the Android 12 update, and the preview only displays the information you need.

The Scene Optimizer button will only appear in the photo mode when there is insufficient light or when scanning documents. Although, here, we are talking about One UI 4 Camera Feature (Zoom-in mic).

How to set up Zoom-in mic on Galaxy devices?

Increase the volume of the sound being recorded and minimize background noise as you zoom in on an audio source in Video mode. This feature cannot be used with other video modes or with the front camera.

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Read more: One UI 4.1 Eligible Devices: Next Samsung Android 12 update after One UI 4.0

  1.  From Camera, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Advanced recording options > Zoom-in mic, and tap to enable.
  3. Tap Back to return to the main Camera screen.
  4. Swipe to change the shooting mode to Video.
  5. Tap Record to begin recording.
  6. Bring your fingers together or apart on the screen to zoom in or out on the audio source. The microphone icon indicates the level of amplification is applied.

Aside from SammyFans’ official Twitter and Facebook page, you can also join our Telegram channel and subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified of every latest development in Samsung and One UI ecosystem. Also, you can follow us on Google News for regular updates.

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