You might not see numerous new big features in Samsung One UI 4.1 custom software update but there are multiple improvements and customization options that will definitely take your Galaxy experience to the next level. Similarly, you can also see improvements in Samsung Pro Mode.
Samsung has long offered Pro Mode in the camera app of its Galaxy phones. It gives you the controls in your hands so that you can get the exact photos and videos you want. You can manually adjust settings to accommodate different lighting conditions, filters, exposure levels, and many more.
With the new One UI, this camera feature has even improved with enhanced capabilities. So far the Pro Mode has supported only the primary camera. Whereas, Samsung One UI 4.1 Enhanced Pro Mode extends its support to the other camera sensors as well.
However, since there are so many factors here, this improvement may not make its way to all Galaxy devices running One UI 4.1, depending on which model you have. If you have one of the new-gen Samsung smartphones that support Enhanced Pro Mode, do read this article to get some tips on how to use it.
- Don’t forget to read: How to customize One UI 4.1-based Camera settings for enhanced photography – HERE
Samsung One UI 4.1 Enhanced Pro Mode
How to use?
- Open the Camera of your smartphone.
- Swipe Left to More.
- Select Pro Mode.
- Tap on the available Camera settings and adjust them to suit your preference:
- Exposure Value (EV)
- White Balance (WB)
ISO: Select an ISO value. It controls camera light sensitivity. Low values are for stationary or brightly-lit objects. Higher values are for fast-moving or poorly-lit objects. However, higher ISO settings can result in noise in pictures or videos.
SPEED: Adjust the shutter speed. A slow shutter speed allows more light in, so the picture or video becomes brighter. This is ideal for pictures or videos of scenery or pictures or videos taken at night. A fast shutter speed allows less light in. This is ideal for capturing pictures or videos of fast-moving subjects.
Exposure Value (EV): Change the exposure value. This determines how much light the camera’s sensor receives. For low-light situations, use a higher exposure.
FOCUS: Change the focus mode. Drag the adjustment bar to manually adjust the focus.
White Balance (WB): Select an appropriate white balance, so images have a true-to-life colour range. You can set the color temperature.
MIC: Select which direction sound you want to record at a higher level. You can also use a USB or Bluetooth microphone by connecting it to your device (Pro video mode).
ZOOM: Adjust the zoom speed (Pro video mode).
Get Samsung One UI 4.1 Control center on Edge panel!
Edge Panel! Undoubtedly a very useful feature that Samsung One UI offers to its users. It can keep the most important features of your phone tucked to one side so you can quickly use them without wasting time on finding them.
Samsung One UI 4.1 Edge Panel has seen some modification with Android 12, however, the basic functionality of giving users access to certain features haven’t changed. You can use the Samsung edge panel to access your favorite applications, contacts, webpages, tasks, and more.
But do you know you can also get your Samsung control center on the edges of your phone and can use it from every screen you go through? Yes, you can. It gives you access to multiple settings with one hand.
There’s a voice assistant, screen recording, screen timeout, and many other features. It lets you quickly open apps in pop-up view. You can even change the panel background and can customize it according to your needs and preferences.
Let’s see how can you get Samsung One UI 4.1 Control center on Edge Panel.
Enable Samsung One UI 4.1 Edge Panel
- Head over to the Settings of your phone.
- Enter Display.
- Swipe down and turn on Edge Panel.
- Swipe leftward to open Edge Panel.
- Swipe left or right to select Edge Panel.
- Tap on the Settings icon to edit or view more Edge Panels.
Samsung Control center Edge Panel
- Swipe left on the Edge panel handle to open up the menu.
- Tap on the Settings icon.
- Tap Galaxy Store at the bottom.
- Select Control Center.
- The Control Center Edge Panel isn’t free, you will have to pay $1.88 to download it.
- Click on charges it asks for and select your payment method.
- Pay the amount and get access to the Control center on your phone’s edge.
5 ways to take screenshots on your Samsung One UI 4.1 phone
If you are reading this, I am sure you are aware of the Screenshots. In today’s digital world, everyone who uses a smartphone captures screenshots whether it is a child studying in school or college, a working person, or a housewife.
Everyone has their own different reason for capturing screenshots. Taking, saving, and sharing screenshots can be extremely helpful. It lets you capture exactly what you’re seeing on your screen to share with others or reference later.
Android offers many ways to take screenshots. Various phones have different methods to capture it, meanwhile, Samsung alone offers 5 different ways to take one. And here, in this article, we are going to discuss all of these.
5 ways to take screenshots on Samsung
Use button combinations
No matter which Samsung Galaxy phone you have, this method for taking a screenshot is the same, but it varies slightly depending on the model. Before you get one, you’ll need to locate the Power and Volume Down keys.
Typically, the volume keys are on the left and the power button is on the right. However, for some models, the positions of the keys may be reversed. Or, all the keys could be on the same side!
When you want to take a screenshot, just hold the Volume Down key and the Power key together. The screen will flash, indicating that a screenshot was captured.
Use Palm Swipe
On Samsung One UI 4.1, you can use a palm swipe to take a screenshot without even pressing a single button. To enable this method:
- Go to Settings of your phone.
- Select Palm swipe to capture.
- Tap the switch next to ‘Palm swipe to capture.
Now you’ll be able to take a screenshot just by swiping the edge of your hand across your phone’s screen.
Use Scroll capture
Is that webpage too long to capture in just one screenshot? Scroll Capture lets you take multiple screenshots of a page and then merge them all into one big screenshot. In this way, you get the complete picture.
To use it:
- Navigate to the screen you want to capture.
- To take the screenshot, press the Power key and Volume down key simultaneously.
- When the Smart capture menu appears, tap the Scroll capture icon – it looks like a downward arrow, and it will bounce up and down.
- Then, tap the icon a second time to begin the scroll capture process.
- Keep tapping the icon until it reaches the bottom of the page or your desired spot.
- When you are done, simply tap outside of the Smart capture menu bar.
Do note that the smart capture icon will not appear unless you are on a large web page, app screen, or image that requires scrolling. It may not work on certain websites. On newer phones, you cannot turn Smart capture off. It’s always enabled.
Use your voice
If you have Bixby Voice or Google Assistant set up, you can take a screenshot with a simple voice command. Say “Hey Bixby, take a screenshot,” and Bixby will capture what’s on your screen.
You can even string together complex commands and say “Hey Bixby, take a screenshot, and share on Twitter.”
Use S Pen
If you’ve always been using the S Pen with a compatible phone, why not take a screenshot of it too? The Screen Write feature of the S Pen makes it easy to take quick screenshots of whatever you are doing on the phone.
- Remove your S Pen from your phone
- Navigate to the screen you’d like to capture.
- With your S Pen, tap the Air command menu icon
- Then tap Screen write.
- Your phone will automatically take a screenshot of the page you’re on.
- Use the controls to write or draw on the screenshot if you’d like.
- When you’re done, tap the Save icon to store the screenshot in Gallery.
3 ways to recover deleted photos on your Samsung phone
Accidentally deleted an important picture while freeing up storage space on your phone by deleting useless photos and videos? Don’t worry, Samsung One UI has the ability to recover deleted photos and videos.
With Samsung adding a Recycle Bin to One UI years ago, any photos or videos that are deleted are automatically moved to this location. Also, The company offers Samsung Cloud for saving photos and other files and you can access your gallery and other data through the website as well.
I am here with 3 ways to recover lost photos on Samsung devices. All you need to do is follow these easy methods and one of these will get all your lost photos back on your device.
Recover deleted photos on Samsung One UI
Using Gallery app
Check your Trash: Samsung keeps deleted images and videos in the Trash for 30 days before they are deleted forever. To do this,
- Open Gallery of your phone.
- Tap Menu (three dots).
- Select Trash.
- Tap Edit.
- Select photos you want to restore.
- Finally, tap Restore.
How to Activate Trash?
Trash comes activated by default. In case it is not, navigate Gallery app >> Menu >> Settings >> Select Trash to turn on.
Using Google Photos
Check your Trash: Google keeps deleted images and videos in the Trash for 60 days before they are deleted forever. To do this,
- Head over to the Google Photos app.
- Tap Library.
- Select Trash.
- Tap Select.
- Select photos you want to restore.
- Tap Restore.
- Tap the pop-up to restore items.