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Samsung One UI 4.0 Features: User Interface, Customization, Android 12 Privacy and more!

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Samsung One UI 4.0 Features

Exploring Samsung One UI 4.0 Features on the web? Now, the time has arrived to focus your eagle eyes on this article, which takes you on a ride of brand new features and changes that have been introduced along with Samsung’s Android 12 update — One UI 4.0.

No doubt, Samsung’s One UI 4.0 is based on Google’s Android 12 operating system and brings a bunch of new features, thanks to Beta Operation Manager for bringing the full official changelog months ahead of the stable release. Now, we’re going to jump to One UI 4.0 Features without doing a discussion on other matters!

Samsung One UI 4.0 Features

Published on November 15, Samsung Newsroom post regarding the One UI 4.0 brings details about a handful of features and added privacy functions inspired by Android 12. Meanwhile, the consumers are rapidly finding changes in every spot of their phone after upgrading One UI 4.0.

One UI: Samsung’s proprietary user interface based on the Android operating system features a unified mobile experience to Galaxy smartphones through simplified and streamlined interactions and a clean and elegant design.

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1. Customization capabilities

Samsung claims One UI 4.0 members will be able to experience massive customization capabilities and privacy controls that empower them to design their ideal mobile experience.

2. Customization options

Samsung One UI 4.0 introduces impressive customization options at every turn. Moreover, lots of themes allow consumers to quickly adjust the look and functionality of their Galaxy smartphones, thanks to home screens, icons, notifications, and wallpapers configuration tools.

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3. Upgraded Widgets

The 4.0 version of Samsung One UI offers redesigned, upgraded widgets in order to enable deep customization, from visibility to appearance. Besides, you will also get useful access to a big and diverse array of emojis, for effortlessly navigate your options to enjoy richer communication experiences.

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4. Privacy Dashboard, courtesy of Google

Aside from radical design changes, Google focussed on big privacy improvements and added more useful privacy features for the consumers. Following Google, Samsung adopted all the Android 12’s privacy changes and features for its Galaxy consumers that are coming with the One UI 4.0.

4.1 Privacy upgrades

Samsung said the brand new One UI version highlights enhanced privacy and protection functions for users to understand exactly how their data are being used to customize their settings.

4.2 Indicators

You may have known of the Android 12’s most discussed upgrade, commonly known as Indicators. Yes, Samsung is also bringing the same treatment to the Galaxy devices with its One UI 4 update.  Indicators alert users to app camera and microphone usage, so they can instantly disable permissions if they don’t want to grant access.

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4.3 Permissions history

When it comes to permissions for applications, Google added a new privacy dashboard where users can view their permissions history from the last seven days, not just the Android 11-like last 24 hours. In addition, you can also check the current data usage of both their permissions and their apps.

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5. Labs

With One UI 4.0, Samsung has impressively upgraded the Labs functions which were debuted alongside the One UI 3.x versions. Now, you can try the experimental features such as Multi-window for all apps. This new tool lets all apps open in pop-up view or split-screen, even without having compatibility to do so.

6. Performance and animations

Specifically, Samsung One UI 4 based on Android 12 brings noticeable upgrades to the Exynos 2100 powered Galaxy S21 series devices when it comes to performance and smoothness of animations. However, there’s no new feature added for the home screen as of now with One UI 4.0.

7. UI changes for Camera

In the stock Camera application, the One UI 4.0 highlights no major upgrades, which Samsung has reduced an icon from the very first appearance.

8. Android 12 Easter Egg

Easter Egg is a hidden feature in the Android OS that can be accessed by performing some specific steps in the settings menu. With the One UI 4, Samsung obviously used the Android 12’s Easter Egg, which can be activated by turning the clock time to 12.

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9. Re-imagined Widgets View

Compared to the One UI 3.1, the One UI 4.0 based on Android 12 packs a significantly improved Widgets View in which consumers can now pick up their preferred widgets from big squarish-formed shapes instead of the older list view.

10. Home screen

When it comes to the smartphone’s Home Screen, consumers want full access to customize it as they want and a collection of useful features. By further improving the experiences, Samsung embedded a new feature called Add media page to Home screen in which you can choose between Samsung Free and Google Discover.

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11. New Charging Animation

As Samsung offering several customization features, the charging animation is not left behind. After upgrading the One UI 4.0 of your S21, whenever you connect your phone to the charger, you will be surprised with an excellent charging animation. Check it out below.

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12. Private Compute Core

The newly added Private Compute Core menu brings three new options in which the first one lets you know more about Device learning such as getting suggestions based on the people, apps and content you interact with.

The 2nd one lets you enable or disable Keyboard suggestions in the keyboard suggestion strip such as smart reply and quick paste. And the 3rd one enables consumers to clear all data stored by Android system intelligence in three ways – Last hour, Last 24 hour and All time.

13. Precise location

With the MIUI 12.5, Xiaomi introduced a massive privacy protection feature for Chinese consumers that is now ready to make its entry on Samsung Galaxies. The Korean tech giant calling it precise location and when the toggle is off, apps can access your approximate location instead of exact.

14. Revamped Device care UI

One UI 3 introduced an improved Device care experience with the Android 11 update last year. And now, Samsung has further revamped it yet again with One UI 4 based on Android 12. Meanwhile, you can see some minor color changes and tweaks on the buttons and toggles.

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15. Samsung/Google Messages like vacant space for menus

Samsung Galaxy S21 series comes with Google Messages as its default messaging application instead of Samsung’s native Messages service. Both Samsung Messages and Google Messages feature a vacant space in the header which shows the title content in big fonts.

Following the same, the company has further expanded this minor UI change for the Default apps menu. We can expect, the stable Android 12-based One UI 4 update will bring more improvements and the same cards for more spots.

16. Quick Samsung Keyboard settings icons

Whenever the user heads to input content to the phone, Keyboard comes first. To offer a better typing experience, Samsung did minor changes to the top settings shortcuts of the keyboard application as the icons are showing inside a circular shape.

17. Additional user interface changes

Aside from the above-mentioned features and changes, Samsung also bringing some minor tweaks in the user interface with its Android 12-based One UI 4 update. You can see their video clips below.

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17.1 New Brightness Control Bar

17.2 New Loading Animation

17.3 New PIP Mode Animation

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Samsung One UI 4.1: Dynamic Lock Screen, customize every moment with your phone!

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Dynamic Lock Screen

Tired of looking at the same old lock screen wallpaper every time, but cannot find anything that is perfect for your lock screen. Set up a Dynamic Lock Screen on Samsung One UI 4.1. We will tell you how to freshen your Lock Screen. I love this changing screen, as it builds up new energy and refreshes me every single time.

So, next time when you unlock your Galaxy smartphone, swiping the screen may display a picture of animals or a landscape instead of a pattern or fingerprint recognition window. Here is the Dynamic Lock Screen, provided by your Galaxy device, and one of the most amazing features is that you can choose to enable or disable it at any time.

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Dynamic Lock Screen

How to enable Dynamic Lock Screen?

Follow Steps:

  • Open the Settings screen on your smartphone
  • Tap on Lock Screen
  • Choose Wallpaper services
  • After Selecting wallpaper services, Two options will appear in front of you, One is Dynamic Lock Screen, and the other one is Samsung Global Goals, Third option is also reflected here which says none of these
  • Select the Dynamic Lock Screen
  • Click on Apply, as you jump here
  • Now you are on the Dynamic Lock Screen Settings

Dynamic Lock Screen

Here you can freely opt for categories, like Landscapes, Plants, Life, Dogs, Cats, Animals, Art, Food, Desserts, and more. At the bottom of the screen, you can choose to download them via mobile data or any Wi-Fi network. The Auto-update option facilitates you to select the wallpapers to rotate continuously and will update from time to time automatically.

If you wish to customize the Dynamic Lock Screen according to you, jump to the bag icon shown at the top right corner of the screen. As soon as you click, you are directed to purchase the wallpaper that is made available at the Galaxy Store. Select and enjoy the Dynamic Lock Screen appearance.

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Samsung One UI 4.1: Calculator App, perform your daily calculations in an easy way!

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Samsung Calculator update

Samsung Calculator is an excellent Android calculator that is offered with a simple and elegant interface and has a wide range of features that are truly made to work with the Android ecosystem. Here you can perform the four fundamental and engineering calculations. It is a wider platform that not only does perfect calculations but also keeps the calculation history. It facilitates you to view the last twenty calculations that are done for you.

The Calculator application is equipped with a unit converter, by which you can easily do unit conversions. It has numerous measurable and conversion units such as length, Area, Temperature, Volume, Mass, Data, Speed, Time, and more.

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Calculator App

Though the application interface is simple, internally it’s very vast. In the app info section, you are fully eligible to set permission, allow notification, set App timer, and make it a default application. It even facilitates you to remove the permissions if the app remains unused. You can keep this app either on the Edge Panel or the Home screen of the interface.

The application’s on-screen numeric keypad makes it pleasurable to type the numbers without making any sound, although if you like it, you can continue with the tapping or popping sound, I like to type silently. Previously they were truly horrible there is no way to turn them off. Thank for the new update, everything seems to be quite normal now. Many users have the same view the touch sound disturbs them a lot.

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Calculator App

We enjoy and love using this application because it does not show any kind of product advertisements as we see with most the applications. You will not see any kind of promotional ads because this is a stock application that is provided with the initial software package of your Samsung smartphone that keeps on updating regularly as the major or patch level update arrives. We are expecting to see some changes in the application interface with the upcoming UI.

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Samsung One UI 4.1 Edge Panels

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Samsung One UI 4.1 edge panels

Samsung One UI 4.1 Edge Panels is one of the exclusive features that come with One UI. It provides different panels for the Edge screen that brings quick access to users’ favorite applications, contacts, live messages, and features.

Users can also use a split-screen view to set up their devices to use two apps on the Edge screen at the same time. This feature is very helpful as well as time-saving as we can easily open an app or feature that we want with a single click.

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One UI 4.1 is based on Android 12, the company brings several new features and improvements over the One UI 4.0. Aside from the features, the company has also improved the functionality of Edge Panels, as mentioned above.

To enable this amazing easy-to-access apps option (One UI 4.1 Edge Panels), you have to follow a few steps.

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Enable Edge Panels:

First, open your smartphone’s Settings, then tap on the Display option, scroll down and tap the Edge Panels option. Turn on the toggle to enable it. You can also customize the Edge panels with the Panels and Handle options.

More:

The South Korean tech giant also provides the Samsung One UI 4.1 Edge Panels app via the Galaxy Store. By releasing optimizations and features through new updates, the company is regularly enhancing the app for a smoother usability experience.

  • Update (April 09): Samsung One UI Edge panels receiving a new update via Galaxy Store. The latest update comes with a version 13.1.21.0 and an updated package size of 10.32MB.
  • April 02: Samsung is releasing a new update for its One UI Edge Panels with version 13.1.19.0, which brings improvements to enhance performance. Read the full story here.

Let’s see the enabling steps of One UI 4.1 Edge Panels through graphics

First you need to open the Settings menu on your Galaxy device, from here tap on “Display”, scroll down and tap on “Edge Panels” option. Use the on-screen toggle to enable or disable the option.

Samsung One UI 4.1 Edge Panels

How to add Contacts to Edge Panel?

To add contacts to Edge panels to easily access them. Firstly, Open Edge Panels then swipe left or right across your edge panels until you are on People Edge. Click Allow to give the edge panel permission to access your contacts and then click on the edit option. Select contacts that you want to add to the edge panel and it is done.

Add One UI 4.1 Control Panel to Edge Panel

Swipe to open on the Edge panel >> Settings icon >> Galaxy Store >> click on Control Center. The Control Center Edge Panel isn’t free, you will have to pay $1.88 to download it. Pay the amount and get access to the Control center on your phone’s edge.

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One UI 4.1

One UI 4.1 is the latest custom skin offered by Samsung that comes with a slew of new features including Smart Widgets, Live Sharing on Google Duo, Sound balanced options, vibrations customizations, enhanced Samsung Pay, and redesigned Color palette, extra brightness, and more.

Aside from these features, the latest One UI version makes your experience more smoother and intuitive. Several devices already started receiving One UI 4.1 updates with features. If your Galaxy device also received this major update so update it to enjoy the new features. You can check the full changelog and features of the One UI 4.1 here.

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