Samsung Kids is a unique mode of Galaxy smartphones that allows children to use their smartphones in a more secure and enjoyable way. It was originally introduced as Kids Mode in 2014 and later renamed Samsung Kids. With One UI 4.0, Samsung is further expanding the features and capabilities of the service.
The latest update offers new customization options, updated parental controls, AR apps, a new onboarding experience and more. The platform we now call Samsung Kids was actually introduced in 2014 as Kids Mode.
Samsung Kids Designed to allow children to use their smartphones more securely, the Kids Mode feature settings make it easy for parents to ensure that their children only have access to the apps provided by the Kids Mode service.
As well as access to any other app allowed by parents. It gave children their first taste of the galactic ecosystem with their preferences and unique and friendly characters. Since then, Kids Mode has continued to develop. A diverse content collection for each age and class has been added to help children have fun and learn with their smartphones.
When Kids Mode finally became Samsung Kids, it became more comfortable and offered more diverse content. Users can now activate Samsung Kids in Quick Panel with just one tap – no download required.
They can also toggle the feature on or off immediately when they unlock their phone. No special password needs to be set and this feature provides a detailed overview of usage patterns.
Adjusting Background Colors and Apps Based on Age Groups
Samsung Kids is primarily intended for use by children between the ages of three and eight. Now, with the update, there are options to change the background color and the apps that are displayed on the screen so that older people can use the service.
To better meet the needs of their children, parents can remove the default apps and fill the home screen with the recommended content page and content from the apps they have downloaded and allowed.
Children aged eight and over can benefit greatly from things that are a little more challenging. Examples include apps like Crocross Adventure, which allows children to practice logical thinking through black coding, as well as Pettson’s innovations listed below My Browser and partner apps that contain English news articles.
Stronger Parental Controls for Monitoring Activity and Setting Weekly Goals
Every parent wants to know which apps their children use the most and what apps they like. Samsung Kids’ updated Parental Controls feature provides detailed information about children’s mobile activities throughout the day, but also over the past month. Apps are listed based on the frequency they use, making it easy to monitor each screen time.
Healthy smartphone usage habits are formed when goals are set and followed. Keeping a record of your child’s smartphone activity can help you set weekly usage goals. Depending on their circumstances, users can set the same screen time goals that they need to follow each day, or even set different goals each day of the week.
Recommended Content Page Now Includes AR Features and Partner Apps
Samsung Kids offers features for basic activities such as taking and drawing photos, as well as a wide range of content developed with partners. If you swipe right on the home screen, you will find tons of new apps tailored to your child’s preferences, which can be easily dragged around and added to the home screen.
Promoting Healthy Mobile Habits by Offering Kids Insights Into Their Smartphone Use
Samsung Kids continues to evolve to make it easier for young consumers to enjoy more fun and educational content. Starting with One UI 4, Crocross welcomes children to the Little Friends Welcome Board, and their wishes and interactions vary depending on the situation and more character activities are added. The newly added partner content app cards, meanwhile, recommended apps grouped by category, making it more convenient for users to find the apps they like.
Now, children can monitor their activities and screen time with their parents or set up their own smartphone usage plan to further develop their autonomy.
Introducing New and Even Friendlier ‘Little Friends’
With limited opportunities to enjoy the outdoors these days, children are increasingly using mobile devices. In view of this trend, it has become even more important for children to develop good mobile habits and access fun and educational content.
Going forward, Samsung plans to make children more enjoyable and has a safe ‘fence’ to the digital world that treats both parents and children.
Google is testing a new design for Google Search image viewer
Google always does various experiments to provide its best to the users. In a recent development, the Android maker is reportedly testing a new design for the image viewer in Search. This new change is in line with the dynamic theme system of Android 12 called Materia You.
Material You and its dynamic coloring engine are still very fresh for Android users and app designers. With a lot of experimentation going on, the tech maker already starting to own more improvements. It sounds pretty impressive.
According to 9to5Google, the redesigned Image Viewer UI has reached some users on both, the mobile web version of search and within the Android app. This may soon roll out widely. Maybe you are one of the lucky ones who got it, if not you can watch the preview below.
The screenshot shows that image previews still occupy the top half of the screen. Regardless, the site name and favicon are now shown in a bullet in the upper-left corner of the preview. The close button ‘x’ has been moved to the top right from the top left and next to it, there’s a three-dot menu button with Share and Bookmark options.
Moreover, the webpage name and article title are huge in the redesigned layout, but they still appear right below the image preview. However, the ‘Visit’ button has been moved to the lower-left corner and follows Android 12’s dynamic theme system with the rest of the UI elements below the preview.
Finally, scrollable related images are now shown in a carousel that can be expanded, whereas, the Google Lens button is now in a prominent position in the lower-left corner.
Google Pay updated to version 145.2.1, check what’s new
Google Pay is a well-known online payment application created by Google to make fast online payments from mobile phones. It is a simple and useful way of managing money so that you can understand your spending and savings more clearly.
In addition, the application also supports passes such as coupons, boarding passes, campus ID cards, car keys, movie tickets, public transportation tickets, store cards, health records, and loyalty cards. Apart from this, it offers various features, some of which are mentioned below.
If you want to use the most recent features and changes of Google pay, then just keep updating it to the latest version from the Google play store.
Google Pay Update Tracker
- Make Payments fast and easy
- Organize and understand your money
- Earn rewards you can use right away
- Double down on cashback
- Authentication for every payment
- Keeping your private information safe
- All your transactions, altogether
- Shop online
Samsung Nice Catch updated to version 1.1.01.4, check what’s new
Good Lock’s Nice Catch module is a part of the notification gesture in Samsung Galaxy devices. It provides a detailed history of when apps made vibrations, changed the ringer mode, changed call mode, displayed ads, showed toast popups, or woke up the screen, along with time intervals for all instances.
With this app, you can choose not to save screen capture images to the clipboard, and automatically activate Do Not Disturb when screen recording. If you want to experience the newest feature of this app, then keep updating it. For further information, you can check the features of the Samsung Nice Catch mentioned below.
Samsung Nice Catch Update Tracker
January 24, 2022
December 07, 2021
Samsung Nice Catch Features:
Nice Catch is made to let you know which application starts the vibrations and annoys you.
- Vibration History: This shows a list of applications that made vibration.
- Ringer mode History: This Show a list of application that changed ringer mode.
- Call mode History: This shows a list of applications that changed call mode.
- Toast History: The histories of toast popup history.
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