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.
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.
- From Camera, tap Settings.
- Tap Advanced recording options > Zoom-in mic, and tap to enable.
- Tap Back to return to the main Camera screen.
- Swipe to change the shooting mode to Video.
- Tap Record to begin recording.
- 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.
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Here’s how to switch your Galaxy buds between your phone and tablet
If you own a pair of Galaxy Buds, you might want to use them with both your phone and tablet. But how do you switch between the two devices without having to manually disconnect and reconnect them? Don’t worry, you can do that as Samsung offers a function for Galaxy devices named “Auto switch to other devices”.
The Auto switch to other devices function allows your Galaxy Buds to automatically connect to the phone or tablet you’re using when you start a call or play media. This way, you don’t have to worry about missing a call or pausing your music when you switch devices. You can enjoy seamless audio across your Samsung devices.
To use this feature, you need to sign in to the same Samsung account on both your phone and tablet. This feature may vary depending on your device, so make sure you have the latest software update on both devices. You also need to enable Bluetooth on both devices and pair your Galaxy Buds with them.
To enable the auto switch feature, follow these steps:
- Tap on Earbuds settings.
- Tap on the Auto switch to other devices option
- Toggle on the switch, next to the devices you want to use with the auto switch.
That’s it! Now you can enjoy using your Galaxy Buds with both your phone and tablet without any issue. You can also disable the auto switch feature anytime by following the same steps and toggling off the switch.
Here’s how to add transitional effects on lock screen of your Samsung device
Samsung offers a bundle of features for lock screen customization on your Galaxy smartphone. In addition to the wallpaper, you can now add transition effects for lock screen wallpapers, all thanks to the Samsung Wonderland Good Lock module.
The new update of Samsung Wonderland added a new type of wallpaper that includes captivating transition effects when the user turns on the screen. It allows users to customize their experience by setting different wallpapers with transitions.
How to add transitional effects on the lock screen?
To apply the transition effect lock screen wallpaper, you just need to follow a few steps given below.
- Open Samsusng Wonderland app.
- Tap on the “Create your different lock screen effect” option.
- Select any one transitional wallpaper for the lock screen. You can also select it from the Gallery app.
- Now tap on the Set as Wallpaper option and it is done.
However, you can customize the transition effects type, Speed, thickness, Brightness, and Grayscale of the lock screen, just need to tap on the Edit option ahead of Set as wallpaper.
Here’s how to use Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 ‘Water Lock Mode’
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 offers a remarkable feature named Water Lock Mode. It prevents unintended interactions while submerged in water. This feature is a valuable addition, ensuring seamless functionality and peace of mind while wearing the Galaxy Watch 4 in the water.
There are two simple methods to activate Water Lock Mode on the Galaxy Watch 4. The first involves a quick swipe down to access the Quick Settings Panel, followed by tapping the Water Mode icon.
Alternatively, users can enable this mode through the device’s Settings menu by selecting “Advanced Features” and toggling on the “Water Lock” option. Once enabled, Water Lock Mode renders the touchscreen inactive, shielding the watch from accidental touches underwater.
To deactivate Water Lock Mode, users can press and hold the home key. The watch emits sounds to expel water from the speaker, while a gentle shake eliminates any moisture from the pressure sensor.