With the approach of One UI 4.0 Android 12 update and Material You themes, it’s time to see how you can add and customize AR Emoji. No, it’s not that the process has changed so unsatisfactorily. In fact, it should be accurate for most users. But, for those who need extra help, here’s the guide.
Users almost forget that AR emoji is one thing, but, in this article, we’ll tell you that Samsung is definitely not. Possibly the biggest new feature is that you can now use the AR emoji as your profile photo in Contacts and Samsung account.
You can choose from more than 10 poses or create your own expressions. If you do not like your original face, now you may have a slightly creepy, but ideal version of your contact image.
If AR emojis do not fit into your contact photo, you can now make great dance videos with them in One UI 4. It includes 10 different types of templates, including #Fun, #Cute and #Party.
Not really my cup of tea, but I’m sure there are plenty of people who enjoy the feature. You can also use your hand-drawn sketches to create custom outfits for your AR emoji.
How do I use AR Emoji on my Galaxy Phone?
There are two types of animated emojis that can turn you into an animated my emoji or your favorite cartoon character. Create and use your own animated augmented reality emoji called My Emoji.
- Open the Camera app, turn on the AR emoji mode, and then click “Create My Emoji”.
- From there, follow the instructions to create your own AR emoji that follows your moves.
- With AR Emoji, you can record videos and take selfies using masked animated emojis.
After creating My Emoji, press the AR emoji in the camera app, select your emoji or character mask, and press the shutter button to take a selfie or the record button to shoot a video. You can also use your emoji in chat apps to get across your message using stickers that are instantly created when you create My Emoji.
Smart Samsung One UI 4.1 Phone app settings
With One UI 4.1, Samsung brought multiple new features and customization options to its Galaxy device owners to bring a more seamless and connected experience to the users. However, some old Samsung features are also quite amazing, which are visible in One UI 4.1 as well.
Some of those smart features can be seen in the Samsung Phone app. One of the basic and most important features of any smartphone is to make and receive calls, this is what smartphones were developed for.
However, besides just letting you call, the Samsung Phone app equips many common but useful features that many of you might haven’t used before. And here we are going to see some hidden and smart Samsung Phone app features to help you achieve its complete advantages.
Smart Samsung One UI 4.1 Phone app features
Changing call background
Not only photos, but you can also add videos as call backgrounds on your Samsung calling interface. Here’s how:
- Open the Phone app on your smartphone.
- Tap three dots (More).
- Go to Settings.
- Click on Call Background.
- Select Layout.
- Choose your preferred Call background layout then press the back button to Apply changes.
- Tap on Background.
- Tap on the Plus icon (+) to add a new Call background.
- Select the Photo or Video you would like to use as your Call background.
- If you would like to use a Video as your Call background, ensure that the clip is a maximum of 15 seconds.
- Once you are happy with the background select Set as call background.
- When the Call Background has been applied, you will be able to view your chosen Photo or Video when receiving a call.
Call display while using apps setting
- Go to Phone app settings.
- Tap Call display while using apps.
- Select among Full-screen, Pop-up, and Mini pop-up.
- Keep calls in a pop-up: After calls are answered, keep them in the pop-up.
Answering and ending calls
Even though you don’t get dedicated physical buttons to respond to calls, you can use other buttons. When enabled, you can answer and reject phone calls using the Volume up and Power key respectively.
- Enter the Phone app on your smartphone.
- Tap three dots (More).
- Go to Settings.
- Tap Answering and ending calls.
- Adjust answering and ending call options.
Quick decline message settings
You can add the most common excuse or answer that you want to say when you reject any call. For example, if you are at work or college, you can add “Can’t call, I’m at work/college”.
- Enter your Phone app Settings.
- Tap Quick decline messages.
- Edit Quick decline messages.
Blocking unknown/hidden numbers
Maybe it is a call for a bank loan or a person from whom we do not want to bar, many times the calls of one number bother us a lot. You can easily block their calls or messages on your Samsung phone.
- Head over to the Phone app of your smartphone.
- Tap three dots (More).
- Enter Settings.
- Click Block Number.
- You can add any number you wish to block.
- You can also block calls from unknown and private numbers by enabling the toggle on.
Call alerts and ringtones
- Navigate Phone app >> More >> Settings.
- Tap Call alerts and ringtones.
- Adjust Call alerts and Ringtones and keypad tones.
Samsung One UI 4.1: Multi window, and expectations from the upcoming UI!
Samsung One UI 4.1 multi-window lets you run two applications at the same time in the split-screen view and at the same time, you can run the multiple apps in a pop-up view.
Now expectations are growing from the upcoming One UI 5 multi-window to have some more plus features which could offer the smartphone user some more increased functionality.
One UI 5 is going to come any time but still see the same multi-window function that has been introduced at the time of One UI 1.5, and since then Samsung has just done a few customizations to its multiwindow functionality and interface.
Expectations from the upcoming multi-window?
I am bored, seeing the same interface for a year, though the split-screen and pop-up are very useful features, users have lots of expectations from them. Let us discuss some of them.
Support for all applications, Samsung users are complaining that all the applications do not support the split-screen or pop-up view. So I think the company should work on increasing app support.
Every time we need to choose the application for the split-screen or pop-up view, it would be even better if the multiwindow user interface facilitates the opening of all the recent windows in split or popup mode.
According to me, the split-screen mode should be scalable, which could facilitate the user to scroll, drag, and extend the split-screen view as needed by the smartphone user. At present UI function is not fully scalable.
It would be a lot better if we can keep the recent unused app at the top or side of the screen and can close or open them with one touch or swipe. Samsung needs to work more on multi-window touch gestures, at times the repetitive actions irritate a lot and really feel annoying. Let us see whether the future One UI 5 could fulfill the user expectations or not.
Samsung One UI 4.1, Split-screen view, here is how to launch apps from the Edge panel?
Samsung One UI 4.1 Split screen is the burning topic for debate on online platforms these days. It would be better if this split-screen facilitates viewing not only two but three to four applications on the screen at an instant in a single time.
How to launch the Split screen view?
- First, tap on the recent button to open the list of recently used apps
- Then swipe left or right, tap on the app’s icon, and then tap Open in the split-screen view
- On the app list, you can select another app to launch.
How to launch the apps from the edge panel?
- While you are on the current working application, drag the edge panel handle towards the center of the screen.
- Tap and hold an app, drag it to the left, and then drop it where Drop here to open appears. By doing this your selected app will launch in a split-screen view.
You are eligible to launch an application in the split-screen view just by tapping it once. Tap on the three horizontal dots and then tap on the option Open in split-screen. If you click on show recent apps, switch to activate them, and now you are ready to launch recently used apps in the split-screen view from the Edge panel.
How to add app pairs?
Add frequently used apps to the Edge panel to launch them together, in a split-screen view with a single tap. This seems to be an extraordinary work just for nothing.
- In the split-screen view, tap the circles between the app windows.
- Tap on Plus Sign, and the apps that you are using in the split-screen view will be saved on the Edge panel as an app pair.
However, to adjust the window size you can drag the circles between the app window. When you drag the circle between the window to the app screen the window will be maximized. The same is the case with the pop-up view.