New research from Samsung SmartThings reveals Brits have become more security conscious since the pandemic, with half of Brits experiencing concerns about leaving their homes.
With the rise of new home renovations during the closure, and unexpected purchases last year, a third of Brits said they felt out of control when they left the house feeling discriminated against, and wishing they had more security measures at home.
Despite these concerns, 68% of people did not take steps to protect their homes with similar security systems or technical services, although about half (46%) would like at some point.
New research approved by Samsung SmartThings, a free platform that enables people to monitor and connect their home devices from their smartphone, smartwatch, or tablet, reveals changes in consumer behavior inside and outside the home since the removal of restrictions.
SmartThings has the ability to use devices such as flashing cameras and security cameras from most of the UK’s leading remotely-enabled products, giving people the ability to turn on the lights before arriving home or to show who’s at the door when you’re not there.
Additionally, SmartThings easily integrates with platforms such as Android Auto, which allows people to easily connect to their home from their car so they can set things up on the drive home to get them adopted.
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SmartThings connects your entire home and puts the control in your hands with the free SmartThings app. As an open ecosystem, available for both Android and iOS, SmartThings can integrate with thousands of smart devices to help you keep an eye on your home, and manage your Samsung-connected electronics wherever you are.
Samsung LockStar 18.104.22.168 update brings Good Lock One UI 5 for foldable devices
Samsung’s Good Lock service introduces a lot of customization options, consisting of Units and Family sections. Among them, the Unit section’s LockStar module comes at first as it appears on top just after opening the Good Lock application.
As the name suggests, Samsung LockStar enables Lock screen customization of the Galaxy devices, however, your phone should support Good Lock functionality. Officially, Samsung claims LockStar lets users place Clocks, Notifications, and App Shortcuts in various places to further beautify the lock screen.
In order to further improve the usability of the LockStar module, Samsung keeps this application regularly updated, and also adds new features and customization options. In this article, we will cover all the latest insights about the Samsung LockStar module.
Samsung LockStar updates
- Samsung LockStar 22.214.171.124
The Korean tech giant is releasing a new update for the Samsung Good Lock module LockStar with version 126.96.36.199. The new update brings One UI 5.0 Good Lock support for foldable devices.
You can install the latest update via Galaxy Store or download it directly from the link mentioned here.
- Samsung LockStar 5.0.00.3
Samsung LockStar module has received Android 13-based One UI 5.0 support via a new update with version 5.0.003. Read more here…
- Samsung LockStar 3.0.00.6
Samsung is releasing a new update for the LockStar module with version number 3.0.00.6 and an updated package size of 61.23 MB. Read the full story here.
- Samsung LockStar 3.0.00.5
Samsung One UI 4.1 LockStar module is getting a new update with version number 3.0.00.5. To be mentioned the update weight is around 61.23 MB. Read the full story here.
- Samsung LockStar 3.0.00.3
Samsung is releasing a new update to its Good Lock’s module LockStar with version 3.0.00.3 and an updated package size of 61.23MB. It brings several improvements to enhance stability and performance. The latest update change position of clocks, music widgets, notification, and tips as well as manages saved styles. You can download the latest update from here.
- Samsung LockStar 2.1.00.29
Samsung LockStar app is getting a new update, which updates the library for Clockface support. Aside from this, there’s no new feature or change noted. Users can identify the update through version 2.1.00.29 and can download the update from here.
- Samsung LockStar 2.1.00.27
Samsung released a new LockStar update through the Galaxy Store, carrying build number 2.1.00.27. The changelog mentions a newly added reset menu alongside support for a guide popup of music widget visibility accessible through [Settings > Lockscreen > Widget > Music] in One UI 4.0. [Source]
- Download Link – To be added
Samsung Good Lock pre-December 2022 update improver user interface [Download]
December 2022 is just a few hours away, and Samsung has started rolling out a new update for its Good Lock app through Galaxy Store to provide a better experience. You can be identified the latest Good Lock update with version 188.8.131.52.
The Pre-December 2022 update for the Samsung Good Lock app brings bug fixes and improvements to enhance the overall performance of the app. According to the changelog, the update improves the user interface of the app and fixes some known issues.
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However, the new update does not contain any new features or noticeable UI changes but you will surely get a smoother usability experience than the previous.
The installation package size of this update is 11.08 MB, you can download this update via Galaxy Store >> Menu option (three horizontal lines) >> Updates. All the available updates appear on the page, you can install them by pressing the refresh icon. You can also download the update from third party sources link.
The update is rolling out gradually, so it may take some hours/days to reach all eligible devices.
Samsung One UI 5 Good Lock
With One UI 5.0, Samsung added four new modules to the Good Lock app namely Camera Assistant, Galaxy to Share, RegiStar, and Dropship. These new modules make the app more useful and easy to use. All four new modules work differently but aim to make your Galaxy experience amazing and better.
One UI 5.0 update makes Samsung Photo Editor really advanced, check here!
Nowadays photo editing has become a trend because people like to give better look to their real photos and share it on social media accounts. Samsung also provides a Photo Editor app for its Galaxy users, so that you can edit your photos like a professional and it brings more features with One UI 5.0.
The Korean tech giant already offers a host of features and tools with its Photo Editor app so that users can easily edit their photos without having to download any third-party photo editing apps. With One UI 5.0, Samsung added new features and options to the Photo Editor app to make it more user-friendly.
Let’s see what Samsung upgrades in the Photo Editor app (mainly the My stickers option) with One UI 5.0.
My Sticker option
The My Stickers option in the stickers section of the Samsung photo editor app comes with the One UI 5.0, which is represented by a gallery icon. When you tap on the My Stickers option, a plus icon appears which allows you to select any image from the gallery and convert it into a sticker.
Once you create a sticker, the next time that sticker will already appear in the My Sticker option, you will not need to create the same sticker again.
Previously, there was a feature to select the image from the gallery which is present on the right side of One UI 4.1 /One UI 4.0 Photo Editor.
Samsung has added the Lasso function with One UI 5.0 to make it easier and more creative to create stickers by selecting any image from the gallery.
Now when you select an image from the gallery to make a sticker, you can see that there are 2 new options for cropping:
- Free form: With this option, you can select as much area as you want by making any shape according to you.
- Shape: This allows you to select any area of shapes including circle, square, triangle, heart, and star.
Copy / Revert option
With One UI 5.0, the company brings Copy/ revert options for stickers in the Photo Editor app.
Delete Sticker from My Sticker options
You can delete the stickers that you have created from images if you don’t like them. Just need to open the My Sticker option, select them by tapping and holding and then click on the delete option. Bye-bye, non-useable stickers.
Share your own stickers for other apps
After creating any stickers in Photo Editor app, you can also use them on other apps. Once you made the sticker, you can see it on the Samsung Keyboard my Sticker option.
Samsung Photo Editor App
Samsung regularly enhances its Photo Editor app through new updates to improve performance and stability. It includes several tools for editing like Color mix, Spot color Style, Object eraser, and more.
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Other tools of Photo Editor app