Samsung Free gives you access to live TV, news and articles, podcasts, and interactive games from multiple sources. The good part is that they are completely free! However, this feature availability depends on your country, carrier, and model.
Also, devices like the Galaxy S22 selected 2021 A series device, Galaxy Tab S7, Tab A7, and the latest Galaxy Tab S8 support both Samsung Free and the new Google Discover feature, which gives you a personalized search experience.
Google Discover is currently only available on Galaxy S22, S21, A52, A42, A32, Tab S7, Tab A7, Tab A8, and Galaxy Tab S8 devices.
Samsung Free’s features
Samsung offers free TV shows, news articles, and fun games all in one convenient location. To access it, swipe right on the Home Screen. Watch the trailer, read more details. And then, accept the Privacy Notice by pressing Agree. The app has four tabs – View, Listen, Read and Play.
- Watch: Use this tab to get access to a wide selection of TV channels from Samsung TV Plus.
- Listen: Choose from a wide array of podcasts to enjoy, including categories like Comedy, Society and culture, Business, Games and hobbies, or Arts.
- Read: Discover the latest headlines from multiple news sources, so you can always know what is going on in the world.
- Play: Check out free games like Puzzles or Mahjong. Tap a game to play it. It will open in Instant Play (beta). This feature lets you play the game right on and there without having to download anything.
Google Discover’s features
With the new Google Discover feature on your Galaxy S22, you can get updates on everything from your favorite news sites, sports teams, or hobbies.
To search Google Discover, swipe right on your home screen. You will see all kinds of articles based on your interests. You can personalize Google Discover by selecting your favorite updates in the Google App or Google Chrome browser.
Google Discover is enabled by default, but you can change it to Samsung Free if you wish.
How you can switch between Google Discover and Samsung Free?
Samsung devices come with both Google Discover and Samsung Free! You can switch between the two when you want to change things up a bit. To this, from the Home Screen, touch and hold an empty part of the screen and swipe to the right.
The page is divided between Google Discover and Samsung Free. Choose the option you want. The next time you swipe right from the home screen, the option you want appears, be it Google Discover or Samsung Free.
If you want to turn off both services, touch and hold an empty part of the screen and swipe to the right. Press the on-side switch at the top of the screen. This will close Google Discover and Samsung Free.
Here’s how to switch your Galaxy buds between your phone and tablet
If you own a pair of Galaxy Buds, you might want to use them with both your phone and tablet. But how do you switch between the two devices without having to manually disconnect and reconnect them? Don’t worry, you can do that as Samsung offers a function for Galaxy devices named “Auto switch to other devices”.
The Auto switch to other devices function allows your Galaxy Buds to automatically connect to the phone or tablet you’re using when you start a call or play media. This way, you don’t have to worry about missing a call or pausing your music when you switch devices. You can enjoy seamless audio across your Samsung devices.
To use this feature, you need to sign in to the same Samsung account on both your phone and tablet. This feature may vary depending on your device, so make sure you have the latest software update on both devices. You also need to enable Bluetooth on both devices and pair your Galaxy Buds with them.
To enable the auto switch feature, follow these steps:
- Tap on Earbuds settings.
- Tap on the Auto switch to other devices option
- Toggle on the switch, next to the devices you want to use with the auto switch.
That’s it! Now you can enjoy using your Galaxy Buds with both your phone and tablet without any issue. You can also disable the auto switch feature anytime by following the same steps and toggling off the switch.
Here’s how to add transitional effects on lock screen of your Samsung device
Samsung offers a bundle of features for lock screen customization on your Galaxy smartphone. In addition to the wallpaper, you can now add transition effects for lock screen wallpapers, all thanks to the Samsung Wonderland Good Lock module.
The new update of Samsung Wonderland added a new type of wallpaper that includes captivating transition effects when the user turns on the screen. It allows users to customize their experience by setting different wallpapers with transitions.
How to add transitional effects on the lock screen?
To apply the transition effect lock screen wallpaper, you just need to follow a few steps given below.
- Open Samsusng Wonderland app.
- Tap on the “Create your different lock screen effect” option.
- Select any one transitional wallpaper for the lock screen. You can also select it from the Gallery app.
- Now tap on the Set as Wallpaper option and it is done.
However, you can customize the transition effects type, Speed, thickness, Brightness, and Grayscale of the lock screen, just need to tap on the Edit option ahead of Set as wallpaper.
Here’s how to use Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 ‘Water Lock Mode’
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 offers a remarkable feature named Water Lock Mode. It prevents unintended interactions while submerged in water. This feature is a valuable addition, ensuring seamless functionality and peace of mind while wearing the Galaxy Watch 4 in the water.
There are two simple methods to activate Water Lock Mode on the Galaxy Watch 4. The first involves a quick swipe down to access the Quick Settings Panel, followed by tapping the Water Mode icon.
Alternatively, users can enable this mode through the device’s Settings menu by selecting “Advanced Features” and toggling on the “Water Lock” option. Once enabled, Water Lock Mode renders the touchscreen inactive, shielding the watch from accidental touches underwater.
To deactivate Water Lock Mode, users can press and hold the home key. The watch emits sounds to expel water from the speaker, while a gentle shake eliminates any moisture from the pressure sensor.