Update: One UI 4.0 supported Good Lock modules
Samsung has started to release the stable Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update to the Galaxy S21 series smartphones internationally. Unlike the Beta, the stable version comes with compatibility for more services and applications such as more Good Lock modules.
You can check the list of One UI 4.0 supported Good Lock modules below [via FrontTron].
- Key Cafe
- Theme Park
- Nice Catch
Original Article: September 15
Samsung just launched its independent One UI 4 Beta activity based on Android 12 for the Galaxy S21 series smartphones. Consumers from seven global markets are eligible to join the One UI 4 Beta program to experience the Android 12 features first.
Well, One UI Beta participants are well aware of the incompatibility of several system apps and services during the testing. In a recent development, Samsung officially confirmed the list of Good Lock modules that will not stop working even after upgrading the Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta.
These Good Lock modules are compatible with One UI 4 Beta:
- One Hand Operation+
- Edge Touch
Aside from this, the officer-in-charge further said that the remaining Good Lock modules and applications will be available for the consumers when the One UI 4.0 based on Android 12 goes public. Until then, you have to deal with these 8 Good Lock modules if wanna getting One UI 4 first.
Samsung Good Lock app and its plenty of modules are very famous customization functions used by millions of Galaxy smartphone users. Its applications and modules let us customize the One UI as our own creativity.
Yesterday, Samsung announced that the stable Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update will come for the Galaxy consumers later this year. So we can expect, the company will introduce the Good Lock 2022 version in early next year.
Samsung ‘Routine+’ Good Lock 2022
Samsung Good Lock is one of the most powerful tools available to Galaxy device owners. It goes beyond the standard set of personalization features offered by most OEM skins and allows users a deeper level of customization to make their device truly their own.
Good Lock is a collection of various modules and one such that we are going to discuss today is Routine+. Besides the basic functionalities, Samsung Good Lock Routine+ allows you to add advanced features to Bixby Routines so you can make more powerful routines.
Samsung Good Lock Routine+
Location-based quick settings
Google Lock’s location-based quick settings give you access to replace a double press or long-press on one of the phone’s physical keys, depending on a few factors. The module uses location as an example but you can also edit this to use any existing triggers.
Run a touch macro
On selecting the app for which you want to record the macro, it will open the app and show a floating record button on the side of the screen. To do this:
- Tap Record and then perform the actions you want to save.
- Stop the recording and save it.
- Choose what the trigger should be.
Control arrow with S Pen
Of course, this feature will only work with S -pen compatible Samsung phones including Galaxy Note 20, Z Fold 3, S21 Ultra, and S22 Ultra. It lets you assign different Air Actions to perform certain tasks.
The module suggests you assign arrow key actions to gestures to scroll through web pages and move back and forth.
Fingerprint to website
Although the name of the feature suggests you can do this to open a website, but it can be assigned to anything. Here you can choose the actions to take place, such as opening any app or anything else, depending on which finger you use to unlock your phone.
Low battery announcement
Quite a useful feature! When enabled, it will let your phone read out a phrase when your phone reaches a certain battery percentage. You can customize the words spoken as well as adjust reading speed.
Share via QR Code
There’s also an option to share your creations with others through QR Code. When scanned, it will recreate the chosen routine on their device too. However, if you don’t have QR Code, you can export your routines as files to be saved via the cloud or your messaging app.
Samsung ‘NotiStar’ Good Lock 2022
Good Lock is a powerful application for Samsung devices that has many modules to let you customize the overall look of your phone. From options to customize the notification panel, sound panel, keyboard, and others, there are many additional features that the real One UI doesn’t have.
One such amazing module is NotiStar. It allows you to search through the notifications or to display them only from specific apps, so you can quickly find what you’re looking for. It’s extremely helpful when you drown in your phone’s notification.
Samsung Good Lock NotiStar further allows you to set custom filters that contain predefined keywords or are related to a particular app, to isolate the important ones. It can save all your notification for a week, month, or forever, which can help you search for alerts you might have missed or dismissed.
Now that you can have some clarity about the module and its uses, let’s see how it is used.
Samsung Good Lock NotiStar
First of all, you need to activate NotiStar. To do this,
- Open the Good Lock app.
- Click on NotiStar.
- Turn the toggle on.
As you know, NotiStar allows you to choose the apps by which you want to be notified. By default, the toggle next to ‘All Apps’ will be on. Below the toggle, you will be able to see all the applications installed on your mobile and you can turn them on or off as per your wish.
Use Filter List
This is a filtration process to a whole new level by allowing you to attach custom keywords. After tapping on the User filter list, click Add filter >> Create new filters for emergencies and more. Additionally, you can also select the applications that are allowed to notify you.
Using on Lock Screen
You can configure NotiStar to be used from your lock screen. For easy access, it gives you a neat-looking Start icon. This option is enabled by default, you can also turn it off.
Notification Storage Period
NotiStar can very easily serve as your go-to notification management tool. Beyond white/blacklisting and keyword filtering, NotiStar can also serve as your notification storage tool, ensuring that your important notifications are never discarded.
When you tap on the option you will get options to choose when your notifications are automatically removed. You can choose between 7 days, 30 days, 6 months, 1 year, or No limit (forever).
Start icon settings on Lock screen
Here you can set the position, color, and transparency of the NotiStar icon. To do this, navigate Good Lock >> NotiStar >> Start icon settings on lock screen. You should see three buttons at the bottom of the screen: Color, Transparency, and Save. Whereas, the Start icon is placed in the middle of your screen.
Samsung ‘Nice Catch’ Good Lock 2022
Not so famed, Samsung’s Good Lock is a wonderful application that has various modules to let you customize your smartphone in every small and big aspect. One of such Samsung Good Lock modules is Nice Catch.
Samsung Nice Catch is surprisingly a useful tool that provides a detailed history of app actions on your Galaxy smartphone. Thereby, offering an alert digital watchman of your apps and what they’re doing when you’re not looking.
You can take advantage of this module when you want to see if there are applications on your phone that have doubtful behavior. You can also use it to see the changes in permissions, which is another key aspect to determine if it is dangerous or not.
Samsung Good Lock Nice Catch
You can download and enable this module from Good Lock itself. Once enabled, it will show you a detailed history of when apps made vibrations, changed the ringer mode, changed call mode, displayed ads, showed toast popups, woke up the screen, and others along with time stamps for all instances.
For example, if you enter a vibration history, you’ll see a list of apps that have vibrated your phone and the number of times they have done so in the past seven days. When you click on an app, it will show you a list of the exact times it vibrates.
The most useful part is its log for toast notifications (the little bubbles that appear at the bottom of your phone from time to time). You can check these logs by entering the Nice Catch app and clicking on the appropriate category.
Further, the history will be automatically deleted after seven days. You can also delete it whenever you want by hitting the 3-dot menu and clicking Clear all histories >> Yes.