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Here are some Samsung Galaxy S21 tips and tricks to take your experience to next level

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Samsung has done a great job with the Android 11 based One UI 3.1 update for most of the phones in its portfolio and with Android 12, it aims to surpass itself. The Samsung Android 12 update is One UI 4, and it comes with a slate of new features and a UI refresh.

The One UI 4 stable build is now available for the Galaxy S21 lineup, so from the base S21 Galaxy to the powerful S21 Ultra, the company offers a range of devices that are sure to delight many Android fans.

Whether it’s your first time choosing a Galaxy smartphone or you’ve been around the block a few times, there are a few tips and tricks for everyone to learn from.

Here is our collection of great tips and tricks for the Samsung Galaxy S21 to take your experience to the next level.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Tips and Tricks

Switch to Android touch navigation

By default, Samsung smartphones continue to use the three-button navigation system. This means you are given three buttons at the bottom of your screen that allows you to go back to your home screen, switch between open apps, and go back to the app.

However, Android 11 offers a touch-based system, similar to using an iOS device. This method can feel more precise and allows apps more screen space.

Here’s how to enable touch navigation on your Galaxy S21:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Select the Display option.
  • Choose Navigation Bar.
  • Select Swipe Gestures as your option.

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Access a personal Google Newsfeed

One of the features introduced in Samsung’s Samsung S21 line with One UI 3.1 is Google Discover. By swiping to the left of your home screen, you can access the automated and customized news feed.

Google supports Discover feeds for your online activity in an effort to display only the information it believes you would like to read. If Google Discover is not approved, you can follow these steps to show it on your device:

  • Hold down on the Home Screen.
  • Swipe right to access the leftmost screen.
  • Choose to enable or disable Google Discover.

Access call and text from other devices

If you have another Samsung device, such as a tablet, you can allow the feature that allows messages and calls to be shared on your Samsung account.

To enable this feature, follow these instructions:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Scroll down to Advanced Features.
  • Enable the Call and Text on Other Devices feature.

Control your Galaxy side button

There was a time when Galaxy devices came with a dedicated Bixby assistant for Samsung, but that time is no more. Now, the Galaxy S21 series offers one side button (known as the “power button” for most people) that can be customized as you wish.

Do you want to access Bixby or quickly launch your camera? Choose exactly what the sidebar does when you press it, double-click, and more. Here’s what:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Scroll down to Advanced Features.
  • Choose the Side Key option.
  • Select what function you want the key to perform.

Show the fingerprint scanner location

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series under-screen scanner is a great way to keep your smartphone safe while feeling like James Bond every time you turn it on. However, sometimes it can be tricky to find the right place.

Here’s how to display your fingerprint scanner when your device is locked, so you know exactly where to place your finger:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Choose the Biometrics and Security option.
  • Choose Fingerprints.
  • Confirm your PIN.
  • Enable the Show Icon When Screen is Off option.

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Mastering Smartphone Screen Issues: DIY Hacks with Samsung’s Digital Service Center

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What if your smartphone’s touchscreen isn’t working properly, and you can’t manage the time to visit a service center? Don’t worry, you can effortlessly ensure optimal device health and get personalized support right at your fingertips by using Samsung’s Digital Service Center.

Here are DIY hacks that would ensure smooth functioning of your smartphone’s screen:

Screen doesn’t detect single-finger touches

  1. It’s possible that ‘TalkBack’ feature might be on. To disable ‘TalkBack’, tap on the settings icon once to select, followed by a double tap to open it.
  2. Scroll down and open ‘Accessibility’ and go to ‘Installed Apps’. Double tap on ‘TalkBack’ and then tap once on the on and off switch at the top right.
  3. Tap on ‘Turn off,’ and the ‘TalkBack’ feature will be disabled. You can also turn off ‘TalkBack’ using Bixby by simply pressing and holding the Bixby button and saying “Turn off TalkBack”.

Display’s touch sensitivity is too low

  1. Any attachment to the screen may affect the touch sensitivity of the device. But the touch sensitivity can be easily changed by following a series of simple steps.
  2. Navigate to ‘Setting’ and select ‘Display’. Scroll down to find the option for ‘Touch Sensitivity’ and toggle it on.
  3. If the touch sensitivity issue persists, try removing your phone’s screen guard and retesting your phone.

Screen doesn’t detect S-Pen input

  1. Any third-party accessories with a magnetic component, such as a phone cover, can affect S Pen recognition.
  2. To fix this, remove the accessory and install a Samsung-authorized cover, and try again.
  3. For optimal S Pen performance, avoid exposure to magnetic objects.

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Download One UI 5.1.1 Always On Display with new clock styles

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Samsung One UI 5.1.1 AOD

Samsung’s latest foldable smartphones come preinstalled with One UI 5.1.1. This new software comes with improved animations, some new useful features, and usability improvements. In addition, the One UI 5.1.1 brings a new Always On Display Clock Style and revamps one, which is available for download.

One UI 5.1.1 enhances the circular dial Always On Display clock, bringing the same-sized clock numbers. Besides, it adds a new clock style, which is in a horizontal arrangement and showcases time and date along with the day. The latest version of the Always On Display app brings new clock styles to One UI 5.1 phones.

Using the download link, you can download the APK file of the Always On Display app version 8.3.25.8 via mega.nz (via tarunvats33). Hopefully, Samsung will bring the new additions to Galaxy users with future update to the One UI’s AOD app.

  • Always On Display v8.3.25.8 — Download [mega]

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How to remove Moisture or Foreign Material from Samsung phone

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Thanks to intelligent software, Samsung phones showcase necessary prompts that help you avoid major damage. Similarly, here’s a common notice, which appears on Samsung devices when it detects moisture due to water insertion or dust particles near the charging port.

No doubt, moisture may impact the performance of your device if not handled with care. Commonly, moisture may be accumulated inside the charging ports, under the screen, inside the headphone jack, and behind the camera lenses.

Therefore, it’s advised to protect your phone from moisture by placing it inside a waterproof zip-lock pouch while traveling in rainy weather. You should also avoid using your Galaxy device with wet hands. In case you find that moisture has accumulated in your phone, then follow the tips given below.

Steps to remove moisture

If the charging port has moisture, a pop-up will appear on your device.

Warning: Don’t use charging/USB port

We’ve detected moisture or foreign material in your charging/USB port. Check your charging/USB port for any foreign material such as dust or debris. To prevent damage to your phone, don’t plug anything in until the charging port is clean, the moisture is gone, and the notification is cleared.

To dry the port, shake out any moisture, then wait for it to dry, which could take several hours. You can speed up during by pointing a fan or dryer (cool air only) at the port.

In the meantime, you can charge your phone wirelessly.

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To dry the port, gently shake out the moisture, and then wait for it to dry. Wait for moisture to evaporate, however, it could take several hours. Unplug all cables or accessories. Do not plug them in again until the handset is completely dry.

Clean your device: Clean the glass, ceramic, and metallic surfaces of your device with a lint-free microfiber cloth. Try charging the device after a few hours. If you see the alert again, it is possible that there may still be moisture inside the port.

In that case, you need to get in touch with our Samsung customer care for further assistance or visit the nearest Samsung service center.

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