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One UI 4.0 Tip: How to setup Edge panels on Galaxy devices?



In the recent development, Samsung has announced its most anticipated One UI 4 Beta 3 for Galaxy S21 series smartphone users in South Korea. Along with the One UI 4 beta development, the company is also working hard to provide the latest software update for its several Galaxy smartphones before the time.

In addition to this, the company has also released the November 2021 security patch update before the end of this month. The latest One UI 4 beta 3 brings several new features and improvements for the beta participants.

One UI 4 beta participant will be able to experience comprehensive customization features and privacy controls, enabling them to design an ideal mobile experience – an experience that uniquely suits their personal needs and allows them to express themselves. However, here, we will discuss how to set up Edge panels on One UI 4.


What are Edge panels?

The Edge panels feature a variety of customizable panels that can be accessed from the edge of the screen. Edge panels can be used to access apps, tasks, and contacts, as well as view news, sports, and other information.

How to use it?

To launch the Edge Panels, follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings
  • Select Display 
  • Swipe down, Turn on Edge Panels by swiping the switch from left to right, Edge Panel is now appearing on the screen.
  • Swipe leftward to open Edge Panels
  • Swipe left or right to select edge panels.
  • Tap on the Settings icon to edit or view more Edge Panels

Apps panel

You can add apps in two columns to the Apps panel.

  1. From any screen, drag the Edge handle to the center of the screen. Swipe until the Apps panel is displayed.
  2. Tap an app or app pair shortcut to open it. You can also tap All apps for the complete app list.
  • To open additional windows in pop-up view, drag the app icon from the Apps
    panel to the open screen.

To configure Apps panel:


1. From any screen, drag the Edge handle to the center of the screen. Swipe until
the Apps panel is displayed.

2. Tap the Edit panel to add other apps to the Apps panel.

  • To add an app to the Apps panel, find it on the left side of the screen and tap
    it to add it to an available space on the right column.
  • To create a folder shortcut, drag an app from the left side of the screen on
    top of an app in the columns on the right.
  • To change the order of the apps on the panel, drag each app to the desired
  • To remove an app, tap Remove.

3. Tap Back to save changes.

Configure Edge panels

You can customize the Edge panels.


1. From the Edge screen, tap Settings.

2. The following options are available:

  • Checkbox: Enable or disable each panel.
  • Edit (if available): Configure individual panels.
  • Search: Find panels that are either installed or available to install
  • More options:

Reorder: Change the order of the panels by dragging them to the left or right.

Hide on Lock screen: Choose panels to hide on the Lock screen when a secure screen lock is set.

  • Galaxy Store: Search for and download more Edge panels from Galaxy

3. Tap Back to save changes.

Edge panel position and style

You can change the position of the Edge handle.

  • From Settings, tap Display > Edge panels > Handle for the following options:
  1.  Edge handle: Drag to change the position of the Edge handle along the
    edge of the screen.
  2. Position: Choose either Right or Left to set which side the Edge screen
    displays on.
  3. Lock handle position: Enable to prevent the handle position from being
    moved when touched and held.
  4. Style: Choose a color for the Edge handle.
  5. Transparency: Drag the slider to adjust the transparency of the Edge handle.
  6. Size: Drag the slider to adjust the size of the Edge handle.

About Edge panels

You can view the current software version and license information for the Edge
panels feature.

  •  Click on Settings
  • Tap Display
  • Edge panels
  • About Edge panels

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How to resolve these common Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 problems



Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the 3rd generation best Samsung (or anyone else) has ever produced. It improves the durability of the Z Fold 2, which provides water resistance with IPX8, Gorilla Glass Victus, and “sweeper” bristles inside the hinge to retain dust and extend the duration of the phone.

It is also an excellent all-around tool, boasting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and a three-lens rear camera system. On top of this, it goes fold out, making it great for you to do multitasking work and make a product, watch TV and media, and entertain your friends.

Regarding, a state-of-the-art condition like the Z Fold 3, it may not be completely free of problems with lubricants and technical equipment. Fortunately, we have compiled a list of common Samsung Samsung Z Fold 3 problems and how to fix them.


This gives you details on everything from battery discharge issues to issues with Samsung Pay, helping you make the most of your new phone and not letting small snags ruin your enjoyment.

As with our troubleshooting pieces, this article will be updated as we encounter new common issues, so please come back again if the issue you are facing isn’t covered yet.

Galaxy Z Fold 3

Camera app not displaying Dual Screen button for selfies – Issue

A number of users on Samsung’s Community forum have noted that, when trying to take a selfie in the Camera app, they don’t see the Dual Screen button.



  • Fortunately, there’s a very quick fix for this. As other Samsung Community users have noted, opening the Camera app from the cover screen (rather than the main screen) will ensure that the Dual Screen button appears where it should.

Screen protector problems

Some users of the Z Fold 3 have encountered a variety of issues with the phone’s pre-installed screen protectors. These problems aren’t always exactly the same, with some reporting bubbles and others reporting inconsistencies in the protector’s adherence to the screen.

Since such issues can be frustrating, you are strongly advised not to remove the pre-installed screen protector, especially when talking about a large folding screen. Instead, you should contact Samsung as soon as possible to arrange a repair or replacement.

On the other hand, at least one user asked if it was safe to remove the outer film that came wrapped in wire outside the box.


Unable to acquire GPS location in apps – Issue

Even though the Z Fold 3 has only just been released, some users have already complained that apps they use are unable to receive their GPS location data from the phone.

Possible solutions

This is an issue that has affected other Samsung devices in recent years, so you may simply have to wait for a software update for a fix. You can check if one is available by doing the following:

  1. Open the Settings app on your device.
  2. Scroll down to Software Update.
  3. Select Download and Install.
  4. If a new update is available, your device will obtain it.

Can’t activate unlocked Z Fold 3 on Sprint – Issue

This is one of the more complicated and difficult problems encountered so far with the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Quite a large number of United States-based users have reported that they can’t activate their phones on Sprint. This seems to be an issue arising from T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint and from how Samsung has optimized the phone (or not) for using a T-Mobile or Sprint SIM card.


As of writing, the only fix appears to be contacting T-Mobile and/or Sprint and trying a different SIM card (i.e., a T-Mobile rather than Sprint SIM). That said, some users have reported that the issue was resolved after several days, with a few noting that they were eventually able to activate their phones via either the T-Mobile or Sprint websites.

S Pen to Text not working properly – Issue

couple of users have reported that the Convert Handwriting to Text feature on their Z Fold 3 phones doesn’t work properly. Normally, this lets users of the Samsung Notes app handwrite a phrase or sentence and then convert it into normal text. Unfortunately, the affected users note that the process of conversion malfunctions, with random words appearing where they shouldn’t.

Possible fixes

  • As of writing, there isn’t a definitive solution for this. You may simply have to wait for a software update from Samsung and then install it, which you can do by going to Settings > Software Update > Download and Install.
  • Given the Samsung Notes app is responsible for converting handwriting, you may also want to try updating it. This can be done by going to the Google Play Store, searching for Samsung Notes, and then tapping Update.

Galaxy Z Fold 3

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How to improve battery life of your Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone



Galaxy S21

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series actually sports amazing excellent battery life. In Galaxy S21 and S21 Ultra, it is that found that it was really impressive. Especially for the S21 Ultra as it worked with QHD+ configuration and 120Hz refresh rate. But there are always ways to improve battery life on your smartphone.

In this article, we will give you a few different tips that you can use to improve the battery life of your Galaxy S21 smartphone. And make it last longer, if needed.

Adjust screen resolution & refresh rate

The display will always be the most demanding part of your phone when it comes to battery life. Especially if you have a Galaxy S21 Ultra, which has that 6.8-inch display. So one of the easiest ways to improve battery life is to adjust the screen adjustment and refresh.


Now, Samsung is doing an Adaptive update rate, so it doesn’t always work at 120Hz. But if you are using a Galaxy S21 or S21+, the only option you have is to lower it to 60Hz. Since none of this allows for a lower resolution. It stuck to FHD + at all times.

On Galaxy S21 Ultra, you can choose to release screen adjustment to FHD+ from QHD+. However, if you have not adjusted that setting out of the box, you may still be using FHD+. And in that case, you may want to lower it to 60Hz. These changes can actually make a huge difference.

Switch to dark mode

For many, this is a common concept, but for others, this needs to be said. Switch to dark mode. It is easy on the eyes, and will also save your battery life. This is because all Samsung smartphones use OLED displays. These displays illuminate individual pixels. So when more pixels are dark, the extra pixels are off and not working.


Google actually did some testing on this and found that a black background can use much less energy than a white background. It uses less than 63% of power, which can make a huge difference in the battery life of your smartphone.

Another tip here would be to use a very dark background wallpaper. Even if you rarely see the background image on your home screen. This can make a big difference too.

Check your battery statistics

An excellent way to improve your battery life is to simply check your battery statistics. The reason for this is that you can see which apps are hungry for energy. And which ones have gone wrong.


For example, Google Play Services tends to misbehave every once in a while. And you can force stop the app to help your battery drain. Sometimes other apps like Facebook and Twitter use more power than they should.

Additionally, you can adjust whether some apps are running in the background. Which may also use a very small battery.

Use Wifi instead of 5G

This is a long-term battery life tip, and it still hasn’t changed. But use WiFi instead of 5G. Unfortunately, Samsung does not allow you to turn off 5G, like other smartphones. But if you’re at home – most of us still – be sure to keep WiFi turned on.


This is good for your battery, but it is also good for your own taste. Since your WiFi is probably faster than 4G LTE or 5G in your area. So Twitter, and other apps will instantly upload to WiFi.

Turn on power saver mode

Lastly, if it is very bad, it is a good idea to turn on Turn on power saver mode. That can really extend battery life to your Galaxy S21. You can get to the save mode in the quick, easy settings, and battery settings panel.

Power Saver mode usually slows down the processor, as well as blurs the display. It will also stop certain notifications. So this is not something you can leave all day. But if you are under 20%, it might be a good idea to turn it on and get some extra juice on your phone. At least until you can charge your phone.


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One UI 4.0 Tip: How to enable Dark mode on Samsung devices?



Samsung’s One UI user interface brings a unified mobile experience to Galaxy smartphones through simple and smooth interaction and clean and elegant design. This November, the company introduced the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 software system for Galaxy devices.

The brand new One UI 4.0 comes with enhanced privacy and protection functions that make it easier for users to understand exactly how their data are being used to customize their settings and deliver a more personalized mobile experience.

In the Android 12 update, Samsung has made great improvements to the behavior of Dark Mode. Wallpapers, icons, and images are now automatically dimmed to provide a more consistent look and more comfortable eyes in One UI 4.0.


How to enable Dark mode in One UI 4?

Dark mode allows you to switch to a darker theme to keep your eyes more comfortable at night, darkening white or bright screens and notifications.

Alternative 1:

  1. Go to your phone’s Settings
  2. Tap Display for the following options:
  • Light: Apply a light color theme to your device (default).
  • Dark: Apply a dark color theme to your device.
  • Dark mode settings: Customize when and where Dark mode is applied.
    Turn on as scheduled: Configure Dark mode for either Sunset to sunrise or
    Custom schedule

Alternative 2:

  • First, swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers to open the quick settings panel.
  • Then, swipe to and tap the Dark mode or Night mode icon. When this mode is enabled, the icon will glow.
  • To close the mode, click the icon again.

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