Samsung Note 20 series launched back in August last year, preinstalled with Android 10-based One UI 2.5. Moving forward, it received Andriod 11 based One UI 3.1 in February this year. And now, the Note 20 lineup is currently experiencing the upcoming feature of Samsung’s latest software One UI 4, which is based on Android 12.
Until now, the company has released the second beta of One UI 4 for the Galaxy Note 20 series, which brings fixes for several issues and errors such as the 120Hz display refresh rate. Samsung’s Android 12 update comes with a lot of new features, such as a redesigned user interface, improved icons, and the Material You theme system.
Furthermore, One UI 4.0 also improves all the stock applications, adds more lock screen widgets, quick settings switch to turn off camera and microphone access, and so on. However, here in this article, we are talking about how to use the Edge lighting style in Samsung Galaxy Note 20 with One UI 4.
What is Edge lighting on Galaxy devices?
Edge lighting is a feature on some bigger Galaxy devices that allows users to use the entire edge of their display as a notification light. It gives them the freedom to easily see when a new notification arrives without having to open their phone. Edge lighting lets you change the style and color of notifications as well as control which apps use the feature.
How to use it?
You can change the style and additional settings for your notifications. Therefore, to use these new styles or Edge lighting on your Samsung smartphone (One UI 4), follow the steps mention below:
- Firstly, just go to your Phone’s Setting
- From Settings, tap Notifications
- Now, choose a pop-up style, Here you find the following options:
- Brief: Enable customization of your notification colors, lighting style, and included apps.
- Included apps: View brief notifications for your apps.
- Brief pop-up settings: Customize the Edge lighting style, colors, and enable notifications to show even while the screen is off.
- Detailed: Enable the default Samsung Notification settings
- Now, among all these options choose Brief pop-up settings
- From here click on Edge lighting style
- Choose the style whatever you want, also you can adjust its transparency and duration as per your preference.
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.