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One UI 4.0 Tip: How to set a secure screen lock on Samsung Galaxy devices?

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Samsung’s One UI 4 beta program is currently live for the new foldable smartphones, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 in select regions. The One UI beta program is an opportunity for users to try out the advanced features of One UI 4 before the official release.

To be mentioned, the company has already concluded the One UI 4 beta program based on Android 12 for its latest flagship Galaxy S21 series devices. Now, we can expect that the manufacturer will soon release the stable Android 12 update for these devices.

With the new One UI 4, users get rich theme options that let users adjust the look and functionality of their devices, giving them tools to configure their home screens, icons, notifications, wallpapers, and more. However, here in this article, we will talk about how to set a screen lock on One UI 4.

Screen lock types

You can choose from the following screen lock types that offer high, medium, or no security:

  • Swipe
  • Pattern
  • PIN
  • Password
  • None

NOTE: Biometric locks are also available to protect access to your device and sensitive data on your device. For more information, see Biometric security.

Set a secure screen lock

It is recommended that you secure your device using a secure screen lock (Pattern, PIN, or Password). This is necessary to set up and enable biometric locks.

  • Go to your phone’s Settings
  • Tap Lock screen
  • Then, click on Screen lock type
  • Tap a secure screen lock (Pattern, PIN, or Password).

  • Tap to enable showing notifications on the lock screen. The following options are available:
    • Icons only: Show only notification icons with no details on the lock screen.
    • Details: Display notification details on the lock screen.
    • Hide content: Do not show notifications in the Notification panel.
    • Notifications to show: Choose which notifications to show on the Lock screen.
    • Show on Always On Display: Display notifications on the Always-on Display
      screen.

  • Configure the following screen lock options:
    • Smart Lock: Unlock your device automatically when trusted locations or other devices have been detected. A secure screen lock is required for this feature.
    • Secure lock settings: Customize your secure lock settings. A secure screen lock is required for this feature.
    • Always On Display: Enable the Always On Display screen. For more information, see Always On Display.

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Samsung One UI 6.1.1 Galaxy AI’s Portrait Studio

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Samsung One UI 6.1.1 Portrait Studio

Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Z Fold 6 with One UI 6.1.1 software, introducing an impressive feature called Portrait Studio. This feature uses generative AI to transform normal photos into artistic portraits with just a few taps.

Portrait Studio of One UI 6.1.1 is accessible through Gallery and Contacts apps. It offers four different styles of portraits- Comic, 3D Character, Watercolor, and Sketch. Whether you prefer a comic-inspired look or a watercolor effect, there’s a style for every taste.

The process of using the Portrait Studio is very simple. First, select a portrait photo from your gallery, pick the desired style, and let the AI work its magic. Even if there are multiple people in the photo, you can select which individual you want the portrait created for.

Samsung One UI 6.1.1 Portrait Studio

The AI processing takes around 15 seconds to generate the portrait, and if you’re not completely satisfied with the result, you can easily create another version with the ‘Create Again’ button. Final Portraits can be saved through the photo editor or you can set directly it as a profile image for contacts.

The quality of the generated portrait improves with higher-resolution photos where the subject is visible and facing forward. Also, all portraits created using Portrait Studio contain a watermark in the bottom left corner to indicate their AI generation.

The good news is that Samsung plans to expand the availability of Portrait Studio beyond the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6. Users of Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy S24, Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy S23, Galaxy S22, Galaxy Tab S8, and Galaxy Tab S9 devices will soon also enjoy this amazing feature.

Samsung One UI 6.1.1 Portrait Studio

As the rollout progresses, more Samsung users can enjoy the amazing styles of AI-enhanced portraits on their smartphones. Stay tuned for more information.

One UI 6.1.1 update will bring Auto Zoom feature to Galaxy Z Flip 5

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One UI 6.1.1 update will bring Auto Zoom feature to Galaxy Z Flip 5

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One UI 6.1.1 Auto Zoom

Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip 6 smartphone with several new camera features, including the Auto Zoom feature. This Flex Zoom feature will not be exclusive to the Galaxy Z Flip 6 for long, as Samsung will soon expand its availability. The Auto Zoom feature is coming to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 via the upcoming One UI 6.1.1 update.

The amazing zoom camera feature enhances the experience of taking selfies on the cover display by automatically adjusting the zoom level. Auto Zoom feature is only compatible with Flip devices, currently Galaxy Z Flip 6 only and will soon be available for Galaxy Z Flip 5 smartphone

Auto Zoom

Auto Zoom feature of One UI 6.1.1 ensures that selfies are well-framed whether capturing full-body or upper-body shots. As users move to a suitable distance and prepare to take a photo, the camera automatically detects the subject and adjusts the zoom accordingly.

It works when the camera is launched on the cover display and the phone is placed in Flex Mode. Using advanced AI technology, such as facial and body recognition, the camera intelligently estimates the best zoom ratio ranging from 0.6x to 3x.

One UI 6.1.1 Auto Zoom

How to use it?

Users of Galaxy Z Flip smartphone can easily use this feature, just need to follow a few steps:

  • Open the Camera app on the cover display and activate Flex mode on your device.
  • Now, move to a distance and prepare to take a selfie.
  • The camera will detect the person and automatically adjust to the appropriate zoom ratio.
  • You can indicate your readiness to take a photo by showing your palm or using voice commands like “Smile”, “Shoot” or “Click”

Through the above easy steps, you can capture more accurate and better-quality zoom pictures. By integrating AI capabilities with UI design, Samsung continues to enhance the functionality and user experience of its flagship smartphone series.

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Here’s how to hide Mobile Hotspot icon on your Samsung device

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Samsung Galaxy users can now hide the hotspot icon on their smartphones along with other indicator icons, thanks to the QuickStar Good Lock module.

Previously, users could customize the visibility of several indicator icons including VPN, Power Saver, Location, Date Saver, battery, Bluetooth, and more. Now, the Mobile Hotspot icon has been added to this list.

Last month, Samsung released the QuickStar 7.3.06.50 update, which introduced the ability to hide the mobile hotspot icon. This feature is particularly useful for users who prefer a cleaner quick panel and want to hide indicator icons.

To hide the Mobile Hotspot indicator icon on the quick panel of your Samsung devices, users just need to follow a few simple steps.

  • Open the Good Lock app on your Samsung Galaxy device.
  • Access the QuickStar Good Lock module and enable it by toggling the option.

Samsung hide Hotspot icon

  • Navigate to the “Visibility of Indicator icons” option.

  • Enable the feature with a single tap on the toggle.

  • Locate the Mobile Hotspot icon in the list and toggle it off to hide it from the quick panel.

By giving users control over which icons appear in the quick panel, Samsung enhances usability and ensures a cleaner look that suits individual preferences. This feature simplifies the user interface and offers a more personalized experience.

Samsung QuickStar 7.3.06.50 update brings hotspot icon hiding feature

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