How to customize One UI 4.1-based Camera settings for enhanced photography
Being a smartphone user and a photoholic, I notice the first thing while purchasing a new smartphone is its camera quality and camera features. Smartphones nowadays offer various new camera features, Samsung isn’t different.
One UI 4.1 is currently the latest custom software system delivered by Samsung. Debuted with the Samsung Galaxy S22 series last month, the new OS brings many new features that involve improvements for cameras as well, allowing us to capture DSLR-level pictures and videos right on our smartphones.
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While many users, especially the younger generation know most of the features and functionalities of their phones, others do not. They click pictures or capture videos every time with the default camera settings or the same camera mode and subsequently blame the camera quality.
However, for an enhanced photography experience, it’s very important to customize the settings of your smartphone’s camera. You may not understand it at once but when you understand you will find it very easy. Below we have mentioned all the camera settings that your Samsung One UI 4.1 device carries.
Samsung One UI 4.1 Camera settings
- Open the Camera on your smartphone;
- On the preview screen, tap on the Settings icon.
- The following options will appear:
- Scene optimizer: Set the device to adjust the color settings and apply the optimized effect automatically depending on the subject or scene.
- Shot suggestions: Set the device to suggest the ideal composition for the picture by recognizing the position and angle of your subject.
- Scan QR codes: Set the device to scan QR codes from the preview screen.
- Swipe the Shutter button to: Select an action to perform when you swipe the camera button to the edge of the screen and hold it.
- Picture formats: Select how you want to save pictures.
- High-efficiency pictures: Take pictures in the High-Efficiency Image Format (HEIF).
- RAW copies: Set the device to save pictures as uncompressed RAW files (DNG file format) in pro mode. RAW files retain all of a picture’s data for the best image quality, but they will take up more memory. When using the RAW copies feature, each picture is saved in two formats, DNG and JPG.
- Save selfies as previewed: Set the device to save pictures as they appear on the preview screen when taken with the front camera without flipping them.
- Selfie color tone: Set a tone to apply when you take selfies
- Auto FPS: Set the device to record brighter videos in low-light conditions by automatically optimizing the frame rate.
- Video stabilization: Activate anti-shake to reduce or eliminate blurry images resulting from camera shake while recording a video.
- Advanced recording options: Set the device to use an advanced recording option.
- Reduce file size: You can record videos in the High-Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) format. Your HEVC videos will be saved as compressed files to conserve the device’s memory.
- HDR10+ videos: You can record videos in which each scene’s contrast and color are optimized.
- Zoom-in mic: While recording a video, you can record sound from the zoomed-in direction at a higher volume.
- You may not be able to play the HEVC videos on other devices or share them online.
- Super slow motion and slow-motion videos cannot be recorded in the HEVC format.
- To play the HDR10+ video properly, the device must support HDR10+
- Auto HDR: Take pictures with rich colors and reproduce details even in bright and dark areas.
- Tracking auto-focus: Set the device to track and automatically focus on a selected subject. When you select a subject on the preview screen, the device will focus on the subject even if the subject is moving or you change the camera’s position.
- Tracking a subject may fail in the following conditions:
- The subject is too big or too small.
- The subject moves excessively.
- The subject is backlit or you are shooting in a dark place.
- Colors or patterns on the subject and the background are the same.
- The subject includes horizontal patterns, such as blinds.
- The camera shakes excessively.
- The video resolution is high.
- When zooming in or out using the optical zoom
- Gridlines: Display viewfinder guides to help composition when selecting subjects.
- Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to the picture.
- GPS signal strength may decrease in locations where the signal is obstructed, such as between buildings or in low-lying areas, or in poor weather conditions.
- Your location may appear on your pictures when you upload them to the Internet. To avoid this, deactivate the location tag setting.
- Shooting methods: Select additional shooting methods for taking a picture or recording a video.
- Settings to keep: Keep the last settings you used, such as the shooting mode, when you launch the camera.
- Vibration feedback: Set the device to vibrate in certain situations, such as when you tap the camera button.
- Privacy Notice: View the privacy notice.
- Permissions: View the permissions required to use the Camera app.
- Reset settings: Reset the camera settings.
- About Camera: View the Camera app version and legal information.
- Contact us: Ask questions or view frequently asked questions.
Note: Some features may not be available depending on the model.
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Samsung One UI 4.1 Camera Update
Samsung regularly updates its Camera to provide users with seamless performance. The application is currently running on version 12.0.03.58. It doesn’t bring any new features but it has improvements to its basic functions that will further enhance the application performance in order to maintain the users’ experience.
To download this, open the Galaxy Store app and click the More option (three horizontal lines). Now enter the Updates section and click Samsung Galaxy Themes. Finally, tap on the Update button to install the fresh update. You can also get the direct link for the Samsung Camera 12.0.03.58 update here.
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Several community users have reported that the hard fall detection notification pops up repeatedly on the Galaxy Watch, even when no fall has occurred. If you are also facing the fall detection notification issue on your Galaxy Watch, then you can check the solution below.
The Samsung smartphone’s fall detection feature triggers a 60-second notification on your watch when it detects a hard fall. If you don’t respond, it will send an SOS message to the emergency contact listed with your location. The smartwatch also allows you to call an emergency contact if you’re in a position to do so.
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- Firstly, connect your Galaxy Watch to your smartphone
- Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your smartphone
- Now tap on the Watch Settings.
- Click on the Safety and emergency option.
- Tap on the Hard fall detection feature.
- Now, you just need to select the ‘ Only during workout‘ option.
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If we buy a new smartphone, we need to navigate to use it. Although navigating the smartphone is very easy, yet we can make it more comfortable. How? So it is based on you in which way makes you feel comfortable using your Samsung smartphone, perhaps with gestures or buttons.
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- Open Settings on your Galaxy smartphone.
- Click on the Display option.
- Scroll down and click on the Navigation bar.
- Select Navigation type from two options:
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In the accessibility section of your smartphone, you can find some of the most innovative features of your Galaxy smartphone. The functions of accessibility are more useful for the person who is managing a disability as it helps to supercharge your Galaxy device.
3 Samsung One UI 5.1 Accessibility Features
1.) Flash notification
Flash the camera light or the screen when you receive a notification, call, or when an alarm sound. To turn on this function, you just need to visit Settings >> Scroll down and press Accessibility >> Tap on Advanced Settings >> Flash notification. Now, you can see two options:
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You can turn on the function by tapping on the toggle.
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You can easily use this feature by following a few easy steps. Open Settings >> Click Accessibility option >> Tap on the Hearing enhancements option. Now, you can find the Left/right sound balance option, which includes the following two sliders.
- Connected device
- Phone Audio
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3.) Accessibility button/gesture
You can add Accessibility floating buttons to easily access several functions of the Accessibility section. Also, you can change its size and transparency accordingly.
To add the Accessibility button, you just need to open Settings >> Accessibility >> Advanced Settings>> Accessibility button/gesture >> Select actions, and it is done.
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