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Google revealed 5 things to try on Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 with Wear OS 3
Samsung and Google are the world’s most trusted and biggest industry giants for years. Recently, both of these companies further strengthen their collaboration by introducing the new version of Wear OS, which is debuted with the former’s Galaxy Watch 4 series.
According to Google, the Galaxy Watch 4 series features a 2.5x shorter setup experience compared to previous Wear OS smartwatches as well as an optimized performance with app launch times 30 percent faster than before, up to 40 hours of battery life.
Aside from these, the Wear OS powered Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic feature more capabilities and a fresh new look based on Material You design language for Google Maps, Messages by Google and Google Pay apps as well as launching a YouTube Music app.
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Navigate with Google Maps on your wrist
The Google Maps app on Wear OS will get you to your destination as efficiently as possible, whether you’re walking, cycling, or driving. Turn-by-turn directions sent from phone to watch will help you to arrive on time.
The watch app also syncs with Google Maps on your phone and will show the home and work addresses you’ve added for easy access, as well as recent searches so you can start navigating where you want to go quickly.
Stay connected with Messages by Google
With the updated Messages by the Google app, you can receive messages on the go and easily reply directly from your watch without needing to take out your phone. The Messages app on your watch syncs with your phone, so your conversations stay up to date.
If you’re in the United States, South Korea, or Japan, you can download Messages on your Galaxy Watch4 from Google Play. For all other supported countries, Messages will already be available on your smartwatch.
Pay in more countries with Google Pay
Easy contactless payment from your wrist has always been a part of Wear OS. The company is now expanding support for Google Pay to 16 new countries including:
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- United Arab Emirates
You’ll also see the app’s revamped design so credit cards stored in your wallet are larger and easier to swipe through. To use Google Pay on your Galaxy Watch4, download the app in Google Play on your smartwatch. Once Google Pay is added to your smartwatch, you’ll be able to see it alongside your other apps.
Download and listen to your favorite tunes with YouTube Music
YouTube Music Premium subscribers will enjoy access to more than 80 million songs and thousands of playlists on the new YouTube Music app on Wear OS. This standalone app is the first smartwatch app from YouTube Music that allows YouTube Music Premium subscribers to download music for ad-free offline listening, even without your phone nearby.
The app also comes with the Smart Downloads feature, which refreshes the songs you’ve downloaded to your watch whenever it’s charging and connected to WiFi. You can even use tailored playlists for the perfect soundtrack, whatever you’re doing.
YouTube Music will be available for download to your Galaxy Watch 4 from Google Play.
Discover new Google Play apps and Tiles
At Google I/O, we shared that we’ve been working with developers to bring richer, immersive apps to Wear OS. We also made updates to Google Play for Wear OS so it’s easier to discover and download apps.
Now Google x Samsung introducing new experiences from your favorite apps to your smartwatch, including Calm, Komoot, MyFitnessPal, Period Tracker, Sleep Cycle, Spotify, Strava, and many more.
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One UI 5 Watch Beta: How to join, download and install when Samsung starts
A few days back, Samsung teased the One UI 5 Watch operating system. This new wearable OS will be coming pre-installed with the next-generation Galaxy Watch lineup this August. Meanwhile, Samsung also starting the One UI 5 Watch Beta for current models this month.
As of May 20, Samsung has not announced the One UI 5 Watch’s Beta Program. It’s expected to begin next week for the Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. With a few simple steps, you will be able to join the One UI 5 Watch Beta through your Galaxy device.
How to join One UI 5 Watch Beta
To participate in the One UI Watch Beta Program, you must register through the Samsung Members app on your device:
- In the Samsung Members app, log in with your Samsung Account.
- If you do not have a Samsung Account, create an account on the Samsung Account site.
- Once logged in to the Samsung Members app, select “Notices > Registration for One UI Watch Beta Program.”
- Complete and submit the application form.
If you meet the participation criteria, you will be enrolled in the One UI Watch Beta Program.
How to download & install One UI 5 Watch Beta
You must be enrolled in the One UI Watch Beta Program to install the Beta software. To avoid compatibility issues, before installing the Beta software, make sure all apps such as Galaxy Wearable and Watch Plugin on the device are updated to the latest version available.
If you enrolled in the Beta program successfully, update notifications will be sent at the start of Beta.
To download and install the Beta software, on your device, select “Settings > Software update > Download and install”. You can also use the update menu in Samsung’s Galaxy Wearable app. Beta software updates are rolled out gradually to One UI Watch Beta Program participants.
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How to recover calls and messages from a Samsung Galaxy using Find My Mobile
Samsung’s Find My Mobile function allows you to locate, lock and/or wipe your device remotely, which is necessary if you have lost your Galaxy device. This guide tells you how you can enable an important toggle, which makes it possible to recover calls and messages from your Samsung Galaxy.
Firstly, you will need to be signed into your Samsung account in order to use Find My Mobile. And to utilize the tools available in the Find My Mobile section, you will need to enable the Remote Controls feature on your mobile device before you can use the service.
How to enable Remote Control feature
From the home screen of your Samsung device, swipe up and choose Settings. Now, you have to open the Security and privacy tab, where you can find the option to expand Find My Mobile tools.
Once expanded, hit the toggle to turn on the Find My Mobile. It will get enabled swiftly if your phone already has Samsung Account logged in, otherwise, you need to login or create a new one.
Now, simply tap the switches to turn on the listed tools namely Allow this phone to be found, Remote unlock, Send last location, Retrieve calls and messages, and Offline finding.
Note: If you have already set up your Samsung account on your account, you may need to enter your password.
How to enable Retrieve calls and messages
During the procedure of setting up Find My Mobile, you have already enabled the “Retrieve calls and messages” feature. It allows you to recover your calls and messages if you lost your Samsung Galaxy device or it gets misplaced/stolen.
Find my mobile will show you the last 50 numbers that your device has made or received, for calls and messages. To recover, you will first need to login into SmartThings Find using your Samsung Account on a PC or secondary device and follow the below-mentioned steps.
- On the Find My Mobile page, click Retrieve calls/messages
- Click Retrieve
- The last 50 numbers will display on your screen
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One UI 5.1 Always On Display: How to activate and customize on all Samsung devices
Samsung One UI 5.1 brings an enhanced Always On Display feature, which delivers a stunning user experience. Galaxy users are adequately aware of the Always On Display, while some users may have not activated or customized the function yet.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to access the One UI 5.1 Always On Display, turn it on or off, access additional settings, and edit the appearance. For starters, it’s going to be a big beneficial guide, while users already rocking with AOD on Galaxy can share their setup with us at tip[at]sammyfans[dot]com.
Samsung’s amazing AOD lets you view the clock, battery, and missed phone call/message notifications when the screen is turned off. Despite keeping the screen on all time, the feature uses less power and utilizes the proximity sensor to turn off completely when in the pocket.
With regular improvements, the company made the Always On Display feature more appealing. You can keep it on and show it off to your friends, while the ClockFace app allows you to create a customized clock appearance for the AOD functionality.
Let’s begin the guide:
First, swipe down from the Notification bar, then select the settings Settings icon. Now, scroll to and select Lock screen, turn Always On Display on or off and select the Always On Display switch. To access AOD Settings, select Always On Display and Edit the settings as desired.
Adding to this, One UI also allows you to edit the Always On Display appearance. To do so, navigate to the Always On Display screen, and select Clock style. Once done, you will be able to Edit the appearance as desired, then select Done.
It’s worth mentioning that flagship Galaxy devices may offer additional customization settings and options compared to budget ones. Samsung tells features availability varies by market and carrier so there’s a chance of riffs for consumers worldwide.
- To get ClockFace, you need to download Good Lock on your Samsung device from the Galaxy Store.