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Samsung One UI 4.1 Always On Display 7.1.94 update brings general improvements

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Samsung Always On Display becomes one of the most useful features for Galaxy devices as it helps you to see the date, time, battery percentage, and more useful information without turning the screen on. Now, Samsung is enhancing app stability by releasing the Always On Display 7.1.94 update.

Samsung Always On Display 7.1.94 update

Samsung has pushed the Always On Display 7.1.94 update with an installation package size of approx 40MB. At the moment, we don’t have any official changelog for the latest update, however, it brings some regular feature improvements to Galaxy phones running Android 12 based on One UI 4.1 or below.

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The company is rolling out the latest Always On Display app v7.1.94 update gradually to eligible Galaxy phones and tablets via the Galaxy Store. We recommend you install the latest update to get a smoother experience.

You can download the latest update from the link mentioned below.

  • Get Samsung Always On Display – APKMirror

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One UI 4.1 Always On Display

Samsung Always On Display or AOD is a feature available on several Galaxy devices that allows you to check the time, date, notifications, missed calls, and more. when the screen is turned off. With the One UI interface, you can do a lot more with AOD.

With One UI 4.1, the company brings a bunch of new features and improvements over One UI 4.0. However, the One UI 4.1 changelog doesn’t mention anything related to the AOD, but the Korean tech giant has significantly improved the Always On Display functionality on Galaxy devices.

To enable the AOD, you need to open the Setting menu on your Galaxy devices, from here click on “Lock Screen”, and tap on the “Always On Display”. Use the on-screen toggle to enable or disable the option.

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WhatsApp makes profile photos screenshot-proof

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A few years back, WhatsApp removed the option to allow users to save profile photos of others, and now to add an extra layer of protection to privacy, WhatsApp is restricting users from taking screenshots of other users’ profile photos.

As per the details, WhatsApp is rolling out a feature to block screenshots of profile photos, it means no one will be able to take screenshots of other users desktop picture (DP). It provides more control over user’s privacy and ensures that their images aren’t shared or stored without permission.

In addition, this feature would prevent the misuse and unauthorized distribution of profile photos. By blocking the direct screenshot functionality within the app, WhatsApp aims to discourage casual and unauthorized sharing of profile photos, reinforcing the concept of user privacy and consent.

After the latest version update, when a user attempts to take a screenshot of a profile photo, a notification appears indicating that the action has been blocked. However a users may still take a photo using a secondary device or camera to capture the profile photo.

Consequently, the feature to block screenshots of profile photos is rolling out with version 2.24.4.25 and is currently live to some beta testers. Therefore, it will be available to more users in the coming weeks or months.

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Google Maps losing users to Waze over incident reporting on Android Auto and CarPlay

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Google Maps Incident reporting

Google Maps is a widely used navigation app, but it has a feature that many users may not be aware of that is incident reporting. This feature, which was launched in 2019, allows users to report various road conditions and events, such as accidents, speed traps, construction, and lane closures.

However, this feature is becoming increasingly outdated and useless, as Google Maps has not supported it on the platforms that most drivers use nowadays – Android Auto and CarPlay.

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Google Maps has not added the incident reporting feature to these platforms, even though it has been almost five years since its launch.

On the other side, Waze supports incident reporting on both Android Auto and CarPlay and recently updated its feature to make it more user-friendly and accessible. This is a huge missed opportunity for Google Maps, as it lags behind its rival app, Waze.

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WhatsApp Transfer channel ownership feature rolling out for iOS 

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WhatsApp Channels is one of the most prominent tools, which allow administrators to send various types of content such as text messages, photos, videos, stickers, and polls. Therefore to uplift its productivity, WhatsApp now offering the ability to Transfer channel ownership for iOS users.

WhatsApp is rolling out a feature to transfer channel ownership on iOS devices with version 24.4.10.70. This feature enables users to step back from the responsibilities of managing the channel while still maintaining its continuity and ensuring that it continues to flourish under new leadership.

Furthermore, the ability to transfer channel ownership will be beneficial for a user who wishes to grow their channel further but wants to resign responsibility for managing the channel due to various reasons, such as time constraints, shifting priorities, or personal circumstances.

By transferring ownership, the user can effectively delegate the most important administrative tasks to another trusted contact, ensuring that the channel remains active and operational. However, the feature is currently available for some beta testers, but it will be available to regular consumers soon.

To transfer the ownership, WhatsApp has added a new option in the channel info screen. This sends a request to the other party and to become a new channel owner the recipient must accept the invite, if the receiver fails to do so, the operations remain unfinished.

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