Samsung made the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 official for all of its high-end Galaxy smartphone users globally. At the same time, the phone maker is swiftly working to introduce the new One UI 4.1 version alongside the Galaxy S22 flagship lineup.
To be mentioned, Samsung started rolling out the stable Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update to the eligible Galaxy devices last November. Well, here, we are talking about the improved Always On Display feature that debuts with the One UI version 4.0.
Always On Display (AOD)
Always On Display or AOD is one of the popular features among all smartphone users. AOD Allows users to access some important functions of their smartphone like date, time, battery, and notification even when the device is locked.
- AOD consumes a modest battery and allows users to take advantage of this feature without worrying about battery life.
One UI 4 AOD themes
AOD theme is the content that is displayed on a screen while the device is asleep.
To enable custom themes for Always On Display
- From a Home screen touch and hold the screen, and tap Themes > AODs.
- Tap an AOD to preview and download it to My Always On Displays.
- Tap Navigation drawer > My stuff > AODs to see downloaded themes.
- Tap an AOD, and then tap Apply
How to change Side Key (power button) settings in your Samsung Galaxy
By default, newer Samsung phones open Bixby when you hold down the Side key, the key you’d expect to function as a power button. But users can also program this key to perform different tasks, such as turning off their phone, Paying with Samsung Pay, Quick launch the camera, or opening an app through Side key settings.
If you keep opening Bixby by mistake when you press the side key, Samsung offers you the ability to remap the side key settings so that you can open any app you like. To do so, visit your phone’s “Settings” and enter the “Advanced features” menu.
Now tap on the “Side key” option and here you can select your desired settings. For “Press and hold“, you can choose between:
- Wake Bixby
- Power off the menu
Whereas, for “Double press“, you can choose between:
- Quick launch camera
- Pay with Samsung Pay
- Open app
- Tap the Settings icon to select an app.
Other than these, if you want quick access to certain Accessibility options on your phone, you can customize your phone’s side and volume keys to open accessibility settings. In order to do this, head over to your phone’s “Settings” and visit “Accessibility“.
Now tap on “Advanced features” and then the “Side and Volume up” keys option. Here, you can select different shortcuts you want to appear, such as the Accessibility Menu, Magnification, or whatever else you need.
Meanwhile, to use your added shortcut, press the “Side and Volume Up keys together“, and then tap the accessibility function you want to use.
Besides these, you can also customize the Volume Up and Down keys to open some of the frequently used features. Follow the same steps as described above but use the Volume Up and Down keys to select it instead. The same options will be available.
Samsung shares top 3 tips for Galaxy Z Flip 4, Fold 4 and Buds 2 Pro users [Sports]
Samsung understands the importance of games and sports in everyone one’s life, therefore shared some useful tips to make the most out of every sports event with Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro devices.
No matter whether you’re watching a game at home, on the road, or on-site, Samsung devices can help you uncover and amplify the excitement of any game. Here are some useful tips on how you can fully enjoy gameplay with your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4, and Buds 2 Pro.
Capture Your Game Day Experiences Better, From Every Angle:
With Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, you can share all the game day highlights in vivid detail. It offers you FlexCam so that you can enjoy hands-free capture by folding your device to serve as a tripod.
When an unexpected moment arises during the game, you can take a high-resolution selfie without even opening your device with Quick Shot to capture every reaction, memory, and expression in high quality.
Get Fully Immersed in the Action with A Powerful Display:
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 lets you open up a whole new world of viewing experiences, so you can do more with your device while watching games on your smartphone.
It brings every detail to life with the 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x Main Display 2 to ensure you never miss a moment of the action, while the edge-to-edge display provides a truly immersive, uninterrupted viewing experience.
In addition, you can use the foldable display to connect with other fans while watching the game, without disrupting the game. Watch a game on one half of your display while using the other half to chat with friends, check updates on social, or call someone to chat about that last game.
Add the Ultimate in Listening Technologies to Your Watching Experience:
From the roar of the crowd to the cheers of the announcers, no game is complete without the sounds that accompany it. When watching on your device, your Galaxy Buds 2 Pro with Hi-Fi 24bit audio can help you sense the real atmosphere of game day and make you feel like you’re right there.
Thanks to Intelligent 360 Audio and Direct Multi-Channel, these earbuds not only deliver a truly immersive experience that matches the movement of your head, but they also cut out any distractions with advanced Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) so that you can focus on the sounds that really matter at the moment.
How to record ASMR videos in Samsung Galaxy phones
ASMR videos are a popular trend on social media platforms nowadays. These are satisfying videos that people love watching. But have you ever tried creating such videos but got failed due to a lack of knowledge? Well, Samsung is here with some tips and tricks to let Galaxy users record good ASMR videos.
ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) videos contain audio effects that activate a tingling sensation for some people and help them relax or sleep. Since these are very popular among social media users, many people try to create one to gain popularity.
From baking to unboxing a new phone, you can create an ASMR video of any object, you just need a perfect setup to record one. Meanwhile, Samsung has recently shared an ASMR video along with tips on setting up your flagship Galaxy phone’s microphones.
Samsung recommends using Pro Video mode to make such videos as it allows you to control the videos you create through the personalization settings. If you also need some idea on how to capture one, do check the steps below. This will surely help you record the right audio for your ASMR videos on a Samsung Galaxy phone.
How to record ASMR videos on Samsung:
Make sure to set up in a quiet room to ignore background sound and place your phone on a stand/tripod to limit camera shake.
- Open the Camera of your Samsung phone.
- Scroll right for the More option.
- Tap Pro Video mode.
- Select the Rear mic option.
- Adjust your decibel levels accordingly.
- Finally, record your video.
Before you start recording, test the captured sound on various in-built microphone options, Omni, Front, Rear, or External microphone sources through USB or Bluetooth. You can then adjust the decibels (dB) accordingly to help improve focus and reduce background noise on your voice or featured products.