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Samsung One UI 3.1 Tip: How to customize Quick Settings panel on your Galaxy device
Samsung has built One UI 3.1 with an intuitive and easily accessible interface, which is not only new but gives you a rich and clean UI feel.
From the first appearance, you’ll see that the Home screen, apps, Settings menu, Notification panel, and more are all redesigned compared to the previous one.
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Adding to this your Galaxy device gives you tons of control options – and you don’t even have to look for it. The Quick Settings panel on your Galaxy phone or tablet allows you to easily access and use various functions.
For example, you can turn on airplane mode, mute your device, change the order of keys, or rearrange the keys in any way you choose. This article will help you to customize the Quick Settings panel on your Galaxy device with Samsung One UI 3.1.
Samsung One UI 3.1 Tip for Quick Settings panel
Edit the button order
Maybe you’re always connecting to Wi-Fi or using your phone’s flashlight. If that’s the case, you can change the button order so your favorite shortcuts show up first.
- To open the Quick settings panel, swipe down from the top of the screen using two fingers.
- Tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Edit buttons or Button order, depending on your phone model.
- To move a button, touch and hold it, and then drag it into the desired position. Tap Done when you’re finished.
Note: On phones with the One UI 3.1 update, you can add a new icon to the panel by swiping left and then tapping the plus sign. Touch and hold your desired icon, and then drag it to your desired position. Tap Done when you’re finished.
Access setting for Quick settings
You know that tapping a Quick setting icon automatically activates certain features. But what about when you want to access the feature’s settings, such as the Flashlight’s brightness setting?
To do this, open the Quick settings panel by swiping down from the top of the screen. Then, tap the name of the feature under the icon.
- For example, if you want to access the Flashlight settings, tap the word Flashlight.
A setting menu will automatically appear. Sometimes, you may need to tap Details to be taken to the full settings page. Also, please note that certain settings might be grayed out or not appear if the feature is turned off (e.g., Wi-Fi networks may not show if Wi-Fi is turned off).
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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.