One UI 4.0 is the fourth iteration of Samsung’s custom skin which brings with redesigned UI with revamped icons, color palette, apps enhancement, personalized widgets recommendation, and privacy function inspired by Android 12.
Based on Android 12, One UI 4 makes it easy to focus on what’s important and gives you the option to personalize your Galaxy to suit your style as well as allow you to seamlessly switch to other Galaxy devices.
If you have also updated to this major update on your device and want to know about the features of One UI 4.0, then this article is going to be very helpful.
SAMSUNG ONE UI 4 UPDATE CHANGELOG:
Ahead of the stable release, Beta Operation Manager shared the full changelog of the One UI 4.0. Android 12 based One UI 4 brings you a wide collection of new features and enhancements for your Galaxy devices. You can check the official Samsung One UI 4 changelog and instructions below.
Customize your phone with unique colors based on your wallpaper. Your colors will be applied to menus, buttons, backgrounds, and apps throughout your phone.
One UI 4 offers strong privacy protection to make sure your personal information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
- Permission info at a glance
See when each app accesses sensitive permissions such as Location, Camera, or Microphone in Permission usage. You can deny permissions for any apps you don’t feel comfortable with.
- Camera and microphone indicators
Keep prying eyes and ears away. A green dot will appear in the upper right corner of the screen when any app is using the camera or microphone. You can also use quick panel controls to temporarily block all apps from using the camera or microphone.
- Approximate location
Keep your exact location private. You can set apps that don’t need to know exactly where you are to only have access your general area.
- Clipboard protection
Keep your passwords, credit card numbers, and other sensitive information safe. You can choose to receive an alert whenever an app accesses content copied to the clipboard in another app.
More than just typing, Samsung Keyboard is all about expressing yourself and having fun.
- Quick access to GIFs, emojis, and stickers
Self-expression is a tap away. Get to your emojis, GIFs, and stickers directly from the keyboard with a single button.
- Animated emoji pairs
Can’t find the right emoji? Combine two emojis together, then add an animation to really get your feelings across.
- Even more stickers
Spice up your conversations with a variety of new animated stickers available to download.
- Writing assistant
Keep your grammar and spelling on point with the new Writing assistant, powered by Grammarly (English only).
It all starts on the Home screen, where your favorite apps and features are just a tap away. One UI 4 helps you keep your home screen looking its best all the time.
- New widget design
Widgets have been redesigned to look better than ever, with info that’s easy to see at a glance and a more consistent style.
- Easier widget selection
Having trouble finding the right widget? You can now quickly scroll through the widget list to see what’s available from each app. You’ll also get recommendations for useful widgets to try out.
Use widgets to handle quick tasks without unlocking your phone, whether it’s controlling your music, checking your schedule, or capturing your best ideas.
- Listen where you want
Switch audio output from buds to speakers to your phone, all from the Lock screen.
- Voice recording
Got a great idea? Record a voice memo without unlocking your phone.
- Calendar and schedule at once
Check today’s schedule along with your calendar for the rest of the month on the Lock screen.
Enjoy a simpler layout while you take pictures and videos. The scene optimizer button only appears in Photo mode if there’s low light or you’re scanning a document. Portrait and Night mode settings are now tucked away and more intuitive.
- Lens and zoom
Lens icons show the magnification level, so you know how much you’re zoomed in.
- Video that never misses a moment
Recording starts immediately after you tap the Record button, instead of when you release it, so that you catch those precious moments before they’re gone. In Photo mode, you can touch and hold the Shutter button to start recording a quick video, then drag your finger to the Lock icon to continue recording without holding down the Shutter.
- Keep your single takes going
Add 5 seconds of extra time to Single take captures so you don’t miss a moment even if it goes into overtime. It’s also easier to select what you want to capture.
- Pro photography
Stay in control with the redesigned Pro and Pro video mode settings. The cleaner look helps you focus on the shot, and the new level indicators added to the grid lines help you keep shots balanced.
- Enhanced scanning
Scan documents, then tap the magnifying glass to zoom in and edit them immediately. You can also do more after scanning QR codes, like calling or emailing someone instead of just adding their contact info to your phone.
- Portraits for pets
Take beautiful pictures of your furry friends with various portrait effects. Portrait mode now works with cats and dogs on both the front and rear cameras. Some portrait effects can only be applied after you take the picture.
Whether you’ve got thousands of pictures and videos or just a few treasured moments, Gallery makes it easier to find what you need and keep your collection organized.
- Enhanced stories
See your stories come to life with highlight videos that are created automatically. Just tap the preview at the top of each story to watch. You can also explore where the pictures in your stories were taken in the new Map view.
- Easier albums
Sort through albums more easily—even if they’ve got tons of pictures. In fact, you can sort albums by how many p
- Worry-free remastering
Revert remastered pictures to their original versions at any time, even after they’re saved, so you never have to worry about losing the original.
- More control over information
Change or remove the date, time, and location of your pictures to correct it or keep it private. You can also select several pictures and edit their information at once.
Photo and video editor
Sometimes your photos and videos need a few tweaks. One UI’s Photo and Video editors are there to make your pictures look their best before you share them.
- Emojis and stickers
Use an emoji to cover the face of a shy friend or add stickers to create fun pictures and videos.
- Video collages
Make moving collages that include pictures, videos, or a combination of both. Pick out the perfect moments and create your masterpiece.
- Lighting control
Picture too dark because of bad lighting? The new Light balance feature helps you pull out all the details to make it look great.
- Highlight reels
Easily turn a set of pictures and videos into a beautiful movie. Just choose a theme, and the AI will add the music and transitions automatically.
- Never lose the original
Get bold with your editing! You can now revert both pictures and videos back to their original versions after they’re saved, or save them as copies to keep both the original and edited versions.
- Paste from one picture to another
Experiment with mixing and matching faces, pets, buildings, and more. You can cut any object out of one picture and paste it into a different one.
Use your own personal emojis to spice up your messages, make fun videos, and more. You can create a digital version of yourself, or try a different look. The possibilities are endless.
- Jazz up your profile
Use an AR emoji as your profile picture in Contacts and Samsung account. You can choose from over 10 poses or create your own expressions.
- Face stickers
Pretend to be your emoji with new stickers of your emoji’s face. Have fun decorating your photos and sharing them with your friends.
- Dance the night away
Make cool dance videos with your AR emojis. Choose templates from 10 different categories including #Fun, #Cute, and #Party.
- Design your own clothes
Ever wanted to be a fashion designer? You can now use your own drawings to create unique clothes for your AR emojis.
One UI helps you stay connected and share your experiences with others. Just tap the Share button in any app.
- More customization
Make sharing your own. You can customize the list of apps that appear when you share content to keep the clutter away and focus only on the apps you use regularly.
- Easier navigation
New layout and better navigation makes sharing a breeze. Swipe left or right to scroll through apps and contacts when you’re sharing.
- Photo sharing
When you share a picture that doesn’t look quite right, whether it’s out of focus or not framed well, we’ll let you know and give you suggestions for fixing it.
One UI 4 makes it even easier to keep your busy life organized.
- Check your schedule on the Home screen
A new widget shows your schedule for the day along with a full calendar for the month.
- Quick add events
Need to add something to your calendar in a hurry? Just enter a title and you’re done.
- More search options
You’ve got more ways than ever to find your calendar events. Choose from recent search keywords or filter by color or sticker.
- Share with others
Sometimes you need to keep others in the loop. It’s now easier to share your calendars with other Galaxy users.
- Easier date and time selection
Setting event details is a breeze with separate date and time options.
- Recover deleted events
Events you delete will stay in the Trash for 30 days so you can get them back if you need them.
One UI’s fast and secure web browser now makes it even easier to find the webpages you’re looking for and protect your privacy.
- Search suggestions
Get more search suggestions when you enter text in the address bar. Results will appear with an all new design.
- Search from the Home screen
The new search widget helps you find what you’re looking for, right from the Home screen.
- Start in Secret mode
To protect your privacy, Samsung Internet will automatically start in Secret mode if you were using Secret mode during your last browsing session.
See your phone’s performance, security, and battery life at a glance, solve problems quickly, and get deep diagnostics for more complex issues.
- Battery and security at a glance
Battery and security issues will appear right on the main screen so you can solve problems more quickly.
- Understand your phone’s overall status
Your phone’s overall status is shown as an emoji, so you can understand instantly.
- Diagnostic checks
Now you can get right to Samsung Members diagnostics from Device Care. If something seems wrong with your phone, try the diagnostic tests to find out what the problem is and get suggestions for solving it.
Manage all your health data in one place and start building habits for a better tomorrow. Track your exercise, sleep, food intake, and more. One UI 4 makes it easier than ever.
- All new design
Your important data is just a tap away. Everything you need is in easy reach as four tabs at the bottom of the screen.
- My page
Get a summary of your health stats, achievements, personal bests, and progress on the My page tab.
- Challenge your friends
Starting a Together challenge is easier than ever. Invite friends by sending a link.
- More inclusive
Gender options are more inclusive. You can now choose Other or Prefer not to say.
- More food options
Recording your food intake is easier with more snacks added to the food tracker.
Make your phone do more for you. Turn on Wi-Fi automatically when you come home, or set your phone to silent when you’re at work. One UI 4 gives you even more possibilities.
- More conditions
More conditions are available for your routines. Start a routine during a call or when a certain notification arrives.
- More actions
You can now turn on Enhanced processing with a routine. There are also more options such as connecting and disconnecting Bluetooth devices.
- More control
Reorder actions by touching and holding actions on the edit page. Advanced options have also been added to let you wait before an action starts, confirm actions, and more.
- More combinations
We’ve removed restrictions for some combinations of conditions and actions so you can do even more with your routines.
- More customization
Create custom icons for your routines using the Camera or an image from Gallery.
One UI is designed for everyone. In One UI 4, you’ll get even more options to help you use your phone in the way that’s most comfortable for you.
- Always there when you need it
Access accessibility features more quickly with a floating button that’s always available.
- Mouse gestures
Perform actions more quickly by moving your mouse pointer to one of the 4 corners of the screen.
- Adjust your screen at once
Adjust contrast and size at the same time with custom Display mode (High contrast or Large display).
- Eye comfort
More visibility options are available to meet your needs. You can reduce transparency or blur.
- Extra dim screen
If your screen is too bright, even at the lowest brightness setting, turn on Extra dim for more comfortable reading in the dark.
- Customizable flash notifications
Make the screen flash when you receive a notification. You customize colors for each app so you can easily determine where a notification is coming from.
- Easier magnification
Magnifier window has been merged with the new Magnification menu, giving you more options and more control for magnifying content on the screen.
More features and improvements
- Better Always On Display
Never miss a notification. You can now set Always On Display to turn on whenever you get a notification. New animated stickers are also available to keep your Always On Display looking fresh.
- Enhanced Dark mode
To keep you comfortable in the dark, Dark mode now automatically dims wallpapers and icons. Illustrations in Samsung apps now have Dark mode versions with darker colors for a more consistent experience that’s easier on your eyes.
- Charging info at a glance
When you start charging, different visual effects let you know your charging speed more intuitively.
- Easier brightness control
A bigger brightness bar in the quick panel makes it easier to change screen brightness with a swipe.
- Tips preview videos
Learn more about what your Galaxy can do with preview videos on the main screen of the Tips app.
- Safety and emergency menu
The new Safety and emergency menu in Settings lets you manage your emergency contacts and safety information all in one place.
- Settings search enhancements
Improved search features help you find the settings you need, when you need them. You’ll get suggestions for related features depending on what you search for.
- Keep your eyes on the road
The new Driving monitor in Digital Wellbeing keeps track of when you use your phone while driving. You’ll get reports on how much you used your phone and which apps you used.
- Skip an alarm just once
Feel like sleeping in? You can now turn off an alarm just for one occurrence. It will turn back on automatically after it’s skipped.
- Day or night at a glance
Have a friend on the other side of the world? It’s easier to see if it’s a good time to contact them. The dual clock widget now shows different background colors for each city depending on whether it’s day or night.
- Switch from texts to calls
Texting not cutting it? Tap the person’s name at the top of the conversation to see their details or start a voice or video call.
- More search results in Messages
Now you can search your messages for photos, videos, web links, and more. The results are all filtered so you can jump right to what you’re looking for.
- Easier search in My Files
Find the file you’re looking for, even if there’s a typo or the name doesn’t match exactly. The Recent files area has also been expanded to help you quickly locate files you’ve used or received recently.
- More complete desktop experience
More apps are resizable in Samsung DeX, so you can multitask and get more done throughout the day. You can also change the touchpad scrolling direction in DeX settings to match your personal preference.
- Enhanced Edge panels
Keep your current app in view while using edge panels. Blurring has been removed to help you see more at once.
- Resizable picture-in-picture
If a floating video is getting in the way, pinch your fingers together to make it smaller. Want to see more? Spread your fingers apart to make it bigger.
- Quick access to pop-up window options
For easier multitasking, you can pin the window options menu to the top of the window to make it easier to access.
Some apps will need to be updated separately after the One UI 4 upgrade.
One UI 4.1: Samsung Wearable, stay connected!
Samsung Wearables is a fantabulous app to stay connected with your wearable accessories. This Galaxy application connects your wearable devices to your smartphones.
The Application facilitates you to manage and monitor the wearable device features and applications which you have installed through Galaxy Apps. A user just needs to install the app on the smartphone, then pair it with wearable accessories.
What features are manageable with the application?
- Application download and settings
- Find my Watch
- Software updates
- Clock settings
- Mobile device connection and disconnection
- Notification type and settings, etc.
The settings and features will appear in front of you when your wearable device is connected via Bluetooth to advantage of all the features. Let me tell you frankly that features will not properly work without a stable connection between your wearable device and your mobile phone.
What things does the user need to take care of?
- The Samsung wearable application does not support the VR gears or Gear 360
- For enjoying the Samsung Wearable application should be installed with the latest User Interface
- Only for the Galaxy Buds model, the galaxy wearable application can be used with your tablet
- Do not forget to allow Galaxy wearable permissions.
Required permissions in brief?
- Contacts, it is used to provide services that need to be linked with the account using registered Samsung account information.
- The phone is used to check device-unique identification information for updating apps and installing plug-in apps.
- The location is used to search for nearby devices for gearing and paring through Bluetooth.
- The last one is storage, used to transmit and receive the stored files with Gears.
I have a Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, which is completely pairable and compatible with my Samsung Galaxy S21. It facilitates me to download and change lots of watch faces, and I can monitor all my notifications and update the wearable device. So if you have the wearable accessory you have to try it.
One UI 4.1: Samsung Shop, here is everything you need!
Samsung shop is a really fabulous one. Here is everything you need. If you want to buy new smartphones, bought a new house, want to renovate your place, or buy a gift for your little ones. Samsung Shop provides you with great offers and deals.
Samsung Shop has already been top-ranked among the world’s most trusted brands in several countries. Here you are eligible to shop for all Samsung smartphones and premium products such as TVs, Home Theaters, Home Appliances, headphones, speakers, etc.
Here you can find the right Samsung product for you. The shop facilitates you to Chat, Click and Buy. The user is eligible to discover best-selling Samsung products and get discounts and deals on smartphones, appliances, and more.
Why a person should prefer Samsung Shop?
- Here you can learn about your favorite Samsung products
- Have a discount and deals at a single doorstep
- Easily shop online
- You can track your order updates, delivery details, and current locations
- Enjoy free shipping on selected products
- Collect your favorite in one place and add them to your wish list
- The purchase and checkout are faster than remember you
- With Samsung, you can easily maintain a secure spot to manage your payment information.
Under mobile phones and accessories, you can save your latest Galaxy smartphone. Many things are available here such as Galaxy watches and wearables and more. Even if you have the facility to get a television designed according to your lifestyle, do not get amazed, it is true.
Discover the deals not only on TV but other home appliances, such as washing machines, air conditioners, microwaves, kitchen appliances, and more. Get the best deals on the computing device display, ultra-wide, curved, and gaming monitors. Shop for gaming SSDs, memory cards, flash drives, and more. Samsung truly makes the world a wonderful place to live in.
15 hidden Samsung One UI 4.1 features!
When Samsung launched Galaxy S22 series in February, the company also unveiled One UI 4.1 custom software system with lots of improvements, customization options, and some new features. Almost all of the new and flagship devices have already got access to the new version.
You must have noticed many useful changes that have made your Galaxy experience more intuitive, easier, and fun. But there will definitely be many One UI 4.1 features that you will not be familiar with.
Meanwhile, SammyFans is here with 15 wonderful and hidden Samsung One UI 4.1 features that will change the way you use your phone. Let’s have a dive into those features!
Hidden Samsung One UI 4.1 Features
Take selfies using Voice or Hand gesture
Taking selfies is a trend nowadays. Samsung understands this and thus provides some cool ways to make snapping selfies a lot more versatile. Now you won’t have to face trouble and blurry pictures by tapping the circle to take a selfie, you can do it with your Voice or Hand Gestures.
To activate selfie gestures on your Galaxy:
- Open the Camera app.
- Tap the Settings in the top-left corner.
- Scroll to the bottom and tap “Shooting methods.”
- Tap the toggles next to “Voice commands” and “Show palm.”
Now, you can activate the shutter by saying”smile,” “cheese,” capture,” or “shoot”. This works with both the front and rear-facing cameras. To take a selfie or record a video using gestures, simply hold up your palm to the front-facing camera, or say “Record video.”
Customize anything with Good Lock
Good Lock is a powerful application for Samsung devices that has many modules to let you customize the overall look of your phone. From options to customize the notification panel, sound panel, keyboard, and others, there are many additional features that the real One UI doesn’t have.
Get more information about every Good Lock 2022 module:
- Nice Catch
- Keys Cafe
- Home UP
- Sound Assistant
- One Hand Operation+
- Theme Park
- Nice Shot
One Hand Operation+: Use Gestures exactly as you want
Samsung’s One Hand Operation+ app lets you completely customize how gestures work on your phone. It enables a slim gesture handle on either side of your screen and customizes it to perform actions, such as loading the previous page in your browser, turning off the display, or taking screenshots – a functionality that requires you to use the ‘palm swipe to capture’ feature.
Dual Messenger lets you create two different accounts for the same messaging app on the same device. Both these accounts will work as usual. You will be able to send and receive messages to/from either of the two active app accounts basis on your preference.
Now you can keep your accounts for work and home separate to avoid confusion. To do this:
- Go to Settings of your phone.
- Open Advanced features.
- Go to Dual Messenger.
- Tap the switch of an app to install the second app.
- The second app will be installed and displayed.
- To choose which contacts have access to the secondary Messenger app, tap Use separate contact list.
Samsung Secure Folder keeps your private photos, videos, files, apps, and data safe and secure. With this, users can add an existing app on their phone to their Secure Folder to make a copy of the app.
You can also add new apps from Galaxy Store or Play Store only to install them in the Secure Folder itself and only these apps can access your hidden files. To create a secure folder:
- Enter the Setting of your smartphone.
- Tap Biometrics and security.
- Tap Secure Folder.
- You will need to sign into or create a Samsung Account.
- Tap Sign in, Continue or Agree.
- Enter your Samsung Account details, then tap Sign in or OK.
- Choose the lock method you wish to use, then tap Next.
- Enter the lock method, then choose Continue.
- Enter the lock method again, then choose Confirm.
- A shortcut to the Secure Folder will be added to your Home and Apps screen.
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.
Remove animations and Speed things
You can turn off the animations on your device, such as when you open or close apps, which make it seem more snappy in daily use to speed up things and the performance of your phone. To activate this feature:
- Open Settings
- Scroll down to Accessibility
- Tap Visibility enhancements.
- Tap the toggle by Remove animations to turn the feature on.
- If you notice this causes issues, you can easily turn it off again in the same way.
Fit more apps onto your Home Screen or App Drawer
You can easily increase the number of apps you can pack on your Home Screen or App Drawer. To do this:
- Open the Home screen settings menu by pinching Home Screen with two fingers.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Home screen grid or Apps screen grid.
- Resize them as you see fit.
Lock your Home Screen Layout
There’s an easy way to put a stop if you’re forever accidentally shifting the carefully arranged icons on your Home screen around. Now you can’t remove or move any of the apps until you unlock it again. To do this:
- Open the Home screen settings menu.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap the toggle by the Lock Home screen layout to activate this feature.
- If you want to unlock it again, simply tag the toggle.
Samsung devices have the ability to blink the LED light on your phone’s camera when you have an incoming call or message, making it less likely for you to miss it. To enable it:
- Head over to the Settings of your smartphone.
- Go to Accessibility.
- Enter Advanced settings.
- Tap Flash notifications.
- Tap Flash camera notification.
- Enable Camera flash notification.
- You can enable flash notifications for selected apps.
Double-tap the Display to turn it ON and OFF
If you want to open or close your phone quickly without having to press the power key, you can simply double-tap on the screen to wake it up or turn it off. To do this:
- Head to Settings >> Advanced features >> Motions and gestures.
- Tap the toggles by Double tap to turn on the screen and Double tap to turn off the screen.
- You can also toggle Lift to wake, which turns your screen on when you raise your phone.
Mute incoming calls and alarms by flipping your phone
You can just flip your phone over or put your hand over the screen to mute the alarm or calls. To turn on this feature:
- Go to Settings.
- Enter Advanced features.
- Tap Motion and gestures.
- Tap the toggle to Mute with a gesture to activate it.
Video call effects
You can use this feature to change the background including a blur effect, colors, and pictures. Samsung video call effect feature also blocks background noise during a video call. To enable it:
- Open your phone’s Settings.
- Go to Advanced Features.
- Click on Video call effect.
- Finally, tap the toggle to enable it.
- A video call icon will be added to the video calling app’s screen.
Use palm swipe to take screenshot
Samsung offers many ways to let users capture a screenshot, one among them is Palm Swipe. To enable this method:
- Go to Settings of your phone.
- Select Palm swipe to capture.
- Tap the switch next to ‘Palm swipe to capture.
Access all Quick Settings with One Swipe
Samsung Quick Settings Panel allows you to use the most commonly used features such as WiFi, Bluetooth, QR Code scanner, sound, and more with just a tap. It has multiple features by default. You can arrange them according to your preferences as well as can add new or remove old ones too.
To access Quick Settings’ settings:
- Open the Quick settings panel by swiping down from the top of the screen.
- Then, tap and hold the name of the feature under the icon.
- For example, if you want to access the Flashlight settings, tap and hold the Flashlight option.
- A setting menu will automatically appear.
- Certain settings might be grayed out or not appear if the feature is turned off (e.g., Wi-Fi networks may not show if Wi-Fi is turned off).