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One UI 4.0: How to enable AOD (Always On Display) on Samsung phones running Android 12

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Samsung is currently working to provide the Android 12-based One UI 4 Beta version to its several high-end Galaxy devices. The company has already announced two One UI 4 beta updates for its latest flagship Galaxy S21 series smartphone users in select regions. With One UI 4 Beta 2, Samsung has made various changes to the user interface and functions.

Furthermore, Samsung also confirmed that the stable Android 12 update will start releasing to the Galaxy handsets later this year, however, Google, later on, reconfirmed the arrival.

Always On Display or AOD

Always On Display or AOD is a feature available on certain Samsung smartphones. The AOD feature on your Galaxy phone lets you view the time, date, notifications, missed calls, and more when the screen is turned off. With the One UI interface, you can do even more with AOD.

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With this feature, you can view missed calls and message alerts, check the time and date, and view other customized information without unlocking your device using Always On Display(AOD).

How to enable Always On Display (AOD) on Galaxy S21 devices

  1. From Settings, tap Lock screen > Always On Display.
  2. tap on the Toggle to enable the AOD.

Choose when to show a clock and notifications on the screen when the device is not in use:

  • Tap to show for 10 seconds, Show always, or Show as scheduled.

Clock style:

  • Change the style and color options for the clock on the Lock screen and Always-on Display.

 

Show music information:

  • Show music details when the FaceWidgets music controller is in use.

Screen orientation:

  • Display the AOD in portrait or landscape mode.

Auto brightness:

  • Automatically adjust the brightness of Always On Display.

About Always On Display:

  • View the current software version and license information.

NOTE: Some display settings can appear on both the Lock screen and Always On
Display. For more information, see Clock and information.

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How to activate hidden anti-theft feature in your Samsung Galaxy

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One UI brings a hidden anti-theft feature for your Samsung Galaxy device, letting you secure your data in case of theft or misplacement. If you have a Samsung device and are worried about your sensitive data’s security, One UI’s Auto Factory Reset is here to help.

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For starters, Auto Factory Reset is usually an avoided yet hidden anti-theft feature on Samsung Galaxy, which becomes quite useful when you mistakenly lose or misplace your smartphone. Let’s check out the steps and details about this feature to ensure the best data security on Galaxy.

Auto Factory Reset

By default, the Auto Factory Reset comes disabled with your Samsung Galaxy device. When you enable it, your device will be set to automatically reset to factory settings if it detects 20 incorrect unlock attempts in a row including PIN, password, pattern, fingerprint, and face data.

It sounds pretty impressive. In case you lose your device or it gets stolen, the person who tries to unlock it will trigger an auto factory reset unknowingly. The biggest benefit of this feature is the security and privacy of your phone’s data including photos, videos, and documents.

Here’s how to activate

You can find this hidden security feature in your phone’s Settings menu. Just navigate toward System Settings, then enter the Lock screen section, followed by Secure lock settings. Once done, enter your password and turn on the Auto Factory Reset feature using the button.

We recommend you create a backup of your phone’s important data and files before enabling this feature. In case you forget the unlock credential of your phone, it won’t be easy to get access back. And if you or someone else make 20 incorrect attempts in a row, say goodbye to the data, apps, and everything.

Disadvantage?

Since the feature resets your smartphone to factory settings, accounts that you had logged in to before will also be removed. It will remove your Samsung Account and Google Account from your phone, making it impossible to track the phone’s location using the Find My Device service.

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How to turn on Light Mode on your Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphone

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Debuted with the Samsung Galaxy S23 series, the Light mode is a function that improves the phone’s performance by adjusting its processing speed and ensures optimum battery consumption.

When operating in Light mode, your Samsung Galaxy S23 device uses less power compared to normal mode with no impact on usage. You can continue to browse the internet, and social media, make phone calls or play videos.

Apart from the Galaxy S23 series, the South Korean tech giant brought the Light mode feature to the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable phones. Notably, Light mode does not apply if any game app is running.

Using deep machine learning, the Galaxy S23’s Light mode prioritizes your battery life and cooling efficiency over processing speed. It enables your phone to use less energy in order to save battery life without affecting general use.

Using the Light mode feature, you can significantly extend the battery life of your Galaxy S23 smartphone, even without compromising performance, which becomes frustrating in battery saver mode.

How to activate Light mode

Step 1. Open the ‘Settings’ menu.

Step 2. Tap ‘Battery and device care’.

Step 3. Tap ‘Battery’ settings.

Step 4. Tap ‘More battery settings’.

Step 5. Tap ‘Performance profile’.

Step 6. Tap ‘Light’.

How to get Light mode in Quick panel

Step 1. Swipe down the main menu to open the quick panel and Tap Add button.

Step 2. Press and hold ‘Performance profile’ and drag onto quick panel.

Step 3. Tap “Done”.

Step 4. Tap ‘Performance profile’ to turn on or turn off.

If you don’t have Galaxy S23 or Samsung’s latest foldable phone, sadly, you can’t access the Light mode feature. However, the company should consider sharing the feature with older flagship Galaxy devices via firmware update.

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3 Smart tips that help you increase battery life of your Samsung devices

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Samsung offers a lot of services and apps for its Galaxy devices, but there are many apps that we don’t use regularly. But due to the apps running in the background, the long-lasting battery of your mobile gets drained very quickly. Don’t worry, here you can check 3 smart tips to extend the battery life of your Samsung smartphone.

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Battery life depends on how you use your smartphone and also different devices have different battery life. If you are also troubled by the problem of battery drain on your Samsung device, then definitely see the tips given below.

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3 Smart Tips to Enhance Battery Life

1) Enable Auto Optimization Feature 

You can reduce battery consumption by closing unused apps and controlling abnormal battery usage. Auto Optimization feature automatically performs optimizations to keep your phone running smoothly. This includes closing background apps and cleaning memory.

  • Tap on the Settings.

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  • Scroll down and open Battery and Devices Care section.

  • Click on the Auto optimization option.

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  • Tap on the toggle to turn it on.

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  • Auto restart when needed.

2) Individual Apps Optimization

You can easily optimize individual apps to use less battery, just need to follow a few steps. Open Settings app >> Click on Apps >> Select an app to optimize >> Tap on Battery >> Choose the Optimized option.

There are three options for the battery:

  • Unrestricted:  No battery usage optimization as background activity of the app is allowed without restrictions. This can consume more battery of your smartphone.
  • Optimized: Optimize battery usage by allowing or restricting activities in the background according to the usage pattern of this app.
  • Restricted: Restrict battery usage while this app is running in the background. The app may now work as expected and notifications may be delayed.

3) Background Usage limits

The more unused applications running in the background, the more battery power is consumed. You can set background usage limits to reduce battery consumption.

To do so, visit Settings app >> click on Battery and device care >> press Battery option >> tap on Background usage limits. Now, you can set the battery usage limits of the apps you want to control.

Sleeping apps: Apps will run in the background only occasionally. Updates and notifications may  be delayed.

Deep Sleeping apps: Apps will never run in the background and may not receive updates or notifications. They’ll only work when you open them.

Never Sleeping apps: You can select apps that will not be automatically set to power-saving mode.

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