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Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S21 series on January 14, 2021. With the Galaxy S21 flagships, the company offers impressive hardware and software installation.

These devices are powered by Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888 SoC to provide a powerful smartphone experience. Besides, the pre-installed Android 11-based One UI 3.1 version comes with a number of new features.

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“Always On Display” is one of the popular features among all smartphone users. The AOD lets users access some important functions of their smartphone such as date, time, battery, and notification even when the device is locked.

Also, it’s worth mentioning that the AOD consumes minor battery power and allows users to take the advantage of this feature without worrying about battery life.

Thanks to the new Android 12-based One UI 4.0, now Samsung Galaxy S21, Note 20, S20, Note 10, S10, Fold/Fold 2, and Flip smartphone users can use an improved Always On Display.

It allows users to view missed calls and message alerts, check the time and date, view other customized information, and more without unlocking their device.

Here’s how to enable “Always On Display”

  1. From Settings, tap Lock screen >> Always On Display.
  2. Now, tap on the Toggle to enable the AOD.

After enabling AOD, set the following options:

  • Choose when to show a clock and notifications on the screen when your device is not in use:
    • Tap to show for 10 seconds, Show always, or Show as scheduled.
  • Clock style:
    • Change the style and color options for the clock on the Lock screen and Always-on Display.
  • Show music information:
    • Show music details when the FaceWidgets music controller is in use.
  • Screen orientation:
    • Display the AOD in portrait or landscape mode.
  • Auto brightness:
    • Automatically adjust the brightness of Always On Display.
  • About Always On Display:
    • View the current software version and license

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Always On Display themes:

Here’s how to apply custom themes for Always On Display.

  • From the 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.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Samsung One UI 5.0 Beta moved Bedtime mode to Bixby Routines, here’s how to use

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One UI 5.0 Bedtime mode

Earlier this month, Samsung released the first Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta for Galaxy S22 smartphone users. This new version introduced many new features and more are coming with the upcoming beta versions.

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In addition, the company has made some significant changes in its previous features, for example, Bedtime mode. Samsung One UI 5.0 beta moved Bedtime mode from the Clock app to Bixby Routines.

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Samsung Bedtime mode lets you set your ideal time to sleep and wake up. It also allows you to block all data usage during the specified time period. This feature helps you control usage during hours when apps on your device are less likely to be used.

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One UI 5.0 Bedtime mode

On One UI 4.1, the bedtime mode feature was available in the Digital Wellbeing and Parental Control but the Galaxy S22 Ultra had this feature in the Clock app. Now the company has again shifted this feature and moved it to Bixby Routines.

However, it cannot be confirmed whether this change has been made for all One UI 5.0 Galaxy devices or for flagship phones, or only for the Galaxy S22 series. We’ll have to wait for this beta update to arrive on other Galaxy phones.

This feature only changes its location but not the function that it usually provides. The Bedtime mode on One UI 5.0 beta offers the same functionalities as it used to provide with the Clock app, even more.

One UI 5.0 Bedtime mode

According to Samsung, the One UI 5.0 Bedtime on Bixby Routines lets you automate more actions when it’s time for bed. You can turn on Do not disturb or change other settings on your phone with ease.

You can turn this feature on by entering Bixby Routines. Here’s how to set your bedtime and wake-up time.

How to set bedtime and wake-up time:

  • Once you turn this feature on, tap Next and Set your sleep schedule.
  • Again, tap Next, and turn on Bedtime mode.
  • Set a wake-up alarm and Done.
  • You’ll get the option to change the Reminder notification setting and a toggle to turn on Bedtime mode.
  • If you choose to turn it on, your phone will automatically turn on DND mode and change the screen to grayscale when it’s close to bedtime.
  • You can then tap on the Next button again to Set the wake-up alarm.
  • If you use Samsung SmartThings, you’ll also be able to integrate your alarm with supported smart devices.
  • Once you’re done with the initial setup process, you’ll see a new alarm at the top of the Alarm section.
    • You can tap on it to adjust your bedtime, alarm, and notification settings further.
  • If you use Samsung’s S Health app, you’ll also see a Sleep details button underneath the new alarm that will open S Health’s sleep tracker.

Samsung Android 13 Coverage:

  1. Samsung Android 13 One UI 5.0 Eligible Devices
  2. One UI 5.0 Update Progress Report
  3. One UI 5.0 Beta – Registration Guide
  4. One UI 5.0 Beta – Rollback Guide
  5. One UI 5.0 Beta ROM – Download Link
  6. One UI 5.0 Features and Tweaks
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Galaxy Z Fold 3 supports S Pen included in Fold 4’s Standing Cover, Samsung says

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 Standing Cover S Pen

At the Galaxy Unpacked, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldable smartphones for the consumers. With the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Samsung is bringing Standing Cover included with S Pen, which you can use on the Galaxy Z Fold 3.

According to the information, Samsung mentioned, on its official site, that the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s Standing Cover’s S Pen can also be used on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone. Similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 3, the new Galaxy Z Fold 4 also supports S Pen stylus input.

Samsung claims, the Standing Cover has been upgraded to suit the brand new Galaxy Z Fold 4 — and the S Pen Fold Edition that works with it now. Consumers can work smarter with S Pen as a dedicated and detachable S Pen Fold Edition holder is included with the Standing Cover.

Earlier, we expected that the company might offer the S Pen support for cover display as well, but, the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s inner display is only functional with stylus input. For foldable displays, the company has developed a special S Pen, in order to keep the flexible screen secure from the nib of the stylus.

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Pre-order benefits

  • Samsung offers $200 in Samsung credit on the purchase.
  • AT&T offering free memory upgrades and qualified trade-ins can receive up to $1,000 off.
  • Verizon offers up to $800 in addition to a free memory upgrade and accessory discounts if you send in an outdated gadget.

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is currently available for purchase on Amazon for its regular retail price only without any better offer. T-Mobile gives numerous discounts, storage upgrades, and trade-in credits.

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How to check your Samsung phone’s warranty status

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Samsung Warranty Check

Samsung phones are undoubtedly awesome. From build quality and elegant design to powerful processors and camera setups, the company ensures Galaxy owners don’t compromise, at any cost. Your Samsung device comes with a 1-year warranty as your pocket safeguard, in case of any manufacturing damage, and you can check it too!

In order to let consumers check the warranty of Samsung products online, the company offers a dedicated webpage, however, it is currently available for the Middle East region only. Soon, the service is expected to be available in more markets so that users can get information about the warranty status of their phones.

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How to check Samsung Warranty

If you are from one of the below-mentioned countries and wanna check out the warranty status of your Galaxy phone, visit Samsung’s Warranty Checker website. Here, you should see a drop-down menu letting you choose your location, followed by the Serial Number or IMEI Number section.

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Once you found your country in the list of serviceable locations, you have to fill in the Serial Number or IMEI Number of your Samsung smartphone. If your phone’s box is away right now, don’t worry, just open the Samsung Phone app and type *#06#, and it will show you the required details.

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Availability: The Korean tech giant is offering the online warranty checker service in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi, Turkey, and Jordan. Meanwhile, it’s worth mentioning that you will be needing to log in with your Samsung account ahead of proceeding with the warranty check.

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