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Here’s how you can turn your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 into a portable charger

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Everyone knows the importance of charging in today’s time. The word itself reflects positivity, charging is vital to the lifespan of all-electric devices, be it smartphones, smartwatches, or earbuds.

In today’s generation, we need a smartphone that has a big battery, and once charged, it can do more work than other smartphones. But it is very difficult to find a flagship feature smartphone with great battery life. But we don’t have to worry about that as there is another solution for this which is called Wireless Power Share.

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Last year, Samsung launched Galaxy Z Fold 3 with an impressive foldable design and new features. One of the features is Wireless Power Sharing. This innovative feature lets users turn their smartphones into a wireless chargers.

In this article, we will look at how you can make your Galaxy Z Fold 3 into a portable wireless charger by enabling the wireless power-sharing function.

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How to Enable Wireless Power Sharing?

Users can enable this feature by following the steps mentioned below.

  • At first, open your device Settings.
  • Then, here you find Battery and device care.
  • Tap on the Battery.
  • Click on the Wireless Power Sharing. 
  • Turn on the toggle that is placed on the top.
  • You can set the Battery limit, from the option given at the bottom.

Now, if any of your Qi-compatible accessories are placed on the back of your Z Fold 3, you can take some of the battery. With the Battery limit option, you can decide at which limit your phone will stop sharing its battery.

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Samsung ODIN: How to install firmware manually

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Samsung ODIN

ODIN is the ROM Flashing tool for Samsung Android devices including smartphones and tablets. The ODIN is used to flash a custom recovery firmware image manually to your Samsung Galaxy devices.

If you wanted to install a software update manually on your Samsung Galaxy device, in this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can use ODIN software. Follow the steps below.

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Requirements:

  • A Windows PC
  • USB cable to connect your device to PC
  • The latest version of Odin Software
  • Firmware for your device

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Tip:

  1. Back up your important Data, before installation
  2. Use the USB cable that comes with your smartphone
  3. Keep battery sufficiently charged
  4. Do not disconnect your phone during installation

Here is a quick overview of all the steps that are involved in manually installing the software update on your Galaxy device.

  • Downloading Firmware
  • Download Odin
  • Understanding Odin
  • Setting up your device
  • Extract firmware
  • Installing firmware in the device using Odin

You’ll need an update package to install it on your Galaxy device. Here are the three most reliable sources that we have listed to download the software update for your Galaxy device. To know more click on the link below.

1. Downloading the firmware for Samsung smartphone

Check our complete guide on how to download firmware for Samsung phones here.

2. Downloading Odin (From here)

3. Understanding the interface of Odin Software:

After you install the Odin, Open the software and you’ll find four different sections and buttons for the respective section, where you can upload the extracted firmware file. These are:

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  • BL: Bootloader
  • AP: Android Partition
  • CP: Modem/Radio
  • CSC: Consumer software customization
  • USERDATA

There are three buttons on the bottom – Start and Reset alongside Exit

4. Extract Firmware:

Extract the firmware and should get 5 files including the following:

  1. AP
  2. BL
  3. CP
  4. CSC
  5. HOME_CS

Note: Use CES_ if you want to perform a clean install or Home_CS_ to keep your personal apps and data.

5. Setup your Samsung device:

Reboot your phone in Download/Odin mode (make sure your device is off) with the button combo mentioned below.

  1. POWER + VOLUME DOWN + BIXBY
  2. VOLUME DOWN + VOLUME UP then USB cable
  3. POWER + VOLUME DOWN + VOLUME UP
  4. POWER + VOLUME DOWN + HOME BUTTON
  5. USB cable + VOLUME DOWN + BIXBY (Samsung Galaxy Note 9 )
  6. POWER + VOLUME UP (Samsung Galaxy Note 10 )

*Before you start the process make sure that your device is charged more than 50%. 

6. Installing the firmware on your device using Odin:

  1. In download mode, connect your smartphone to the PC using the USB cable that came with your smartphone.
  2. Open Odin and it’ll automatically detect your device and a Blue box will appear with the COM port number.
  3. Do not tick or press any other options.
  4. Click the Start button and it’ll start the firmware installation
  5. Wait for the installation. Once finished, it’ll show “PASS” output and your device will reboot and you can disconnect your smartphone and set it up.

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[Weekend Tip] How to use Samsung One UI 4.1 Widgets and tools

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One UI 4.0 Widgets

One UI 4.1 is the latest iteration running on Samsung Galaxy devices. It’s based on the Android 12 operating system, which is packed with a slew of new features and improvements over the last year’s Android 11-based One UI 3.1.

For the Home Screen, Samsung One UI 4.1 software comes with a lot of customization options and useful functions such as the Widgets. Today, we are here with a quite simple yet useful guide – How to add or remove Widgets?.

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Unquestionably, Widgets are like mini versions of apps. They appear on your Home screen and when you tap them, they will activate or use an app’s feature. These shortcuts help users access their favorite apps directly from the home screen.

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How to Add Widget in One UI 4.1

If you want to add a widget, swipe to the Home screen. Then, touch and hold an empty spot. Here, tap Widgets, select your desired widget and then tap Add.

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How to Remove Widget in One UI 4.1

In order to remove a widget, just touch and hold the widget on the Home screen, and then tap Remove.

Samsung One UI 4.1 introduces various types of Widgets in order to make your Galaxy phone’s Home Screen extra useful. After placing a Widget, there will be a few options available, however, keep in mind the options may vary depending on the widget.

  • Transparency: Increase or decrease the widget’s transparency so you can easily see it. You can access this by touching and holding the widget and then tapping Settings.
  • Resize: Widgets that can be resized will have a blue line along their edges. You can resize it by touching and dragging the lines.
  • Color: Set your widget to a different color. You can access this by touching and holding the widget and then tapping Settings.

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How to unlock Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with S Pen

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra S Pen

Samsung launched the Galaxy S22 Ultra as a true successor to 2020’s Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone. Pre-equipped with S Pen support, the Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with new futuristic features alongside an improved variant of the Samsung stylus.

In this guide, we are going to make you aware of a familiar yet useful feature of the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s S Pen. In addition to the current tip, you can check out all the latest Samsung One UI 4.1 features and rollout developments HERE.

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How to unlock Galaxy S22 Ultra with S Pen

While the Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with different methods of unlocking the device, consumers can unlock it even without tapping on the screen, thanks to the useful S Pen feature. If you are using your S22 Ultra with S Pen, it can be easily unlocked with the button of the stylus.

In order to enable the “unlock with S Pen feature”, just navigate to your phone’s Settings, followed by Advanced features and S Pen. Inside the S Pen features section, you should find the option “S Pen unlock”, just tap the toggle and enable the feature.

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Once enabled, you just need to press the Pen button to unlock your phone if it locks while you’re using your S Pen. After you unlock it with your S Pen, your phone will stay unlocked until your S Pen is disconnected or inserted into your phone.

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