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How to use Smart Lock on your Samsung One UI 4.1 phone?

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Most people nowadays use passcodes to protect their smartphones from other hands. However, when you are home or in a safe place where you feel there is no need for security, you don’t like to enter the password every time you unlock your phone or use any locked application.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Smart Lock feature automatically unlocks your phone by recognizing different signals. By setting this up, you can keep your phone unlocked when you are holding it or at a specific time or place.

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However, you can switch back to regular security in public easily. Here is a quick look at how you can use Samsung Smart Lock and how to set it up on your Galaxy phone running on Android 12 One UI 4 version.

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One UI 4 Samsung Smart Lock:

The Smart Lock feature on your Samsung smartphone offers a whole host of different functionalities, hence allowing you to use it in plenty of situations.

On-body Detection

Keep your phone unlocked while it is in your pocket or bag. Just unlock it once, and it’ll stay unlocked as long as you’re carrying it.

Samsung Smart Lock body detection

Trusted Places

You can add a location where you want your phone to stay unlocked. If you have a Home location defined in Google Maps, it will immediately be available as a trusted place. To add another place:

  • Tap Add trusted place
  • Search for an address or browse the map.
  • Tap Select this location to add it to trusted places.

Samsung Smart Lock Trusted Place

Trusted Devices

You can add a trusted Bluetooth device such as a smartwatch and earphones. And when your phone is connected to these devices, you will not need to enter your passcode to unlock it every time.

Samsung Smart Lock Trusted Devices

How to set up One UI 4 Samsung Smart Lock?

  • Head over to the Settings of your phone.
  • Enter the Lock screen.
  • Tap on Smart Lock.
  • Enter in your device passcode.

Note: Smart Lock will only be available if your Galaxy device has a passcode set.

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Samsung One UI 6.1.1 Galaxy AI’s Portrait Studio

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Samsung One UI 6.1.1 Portrait Studio

Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Galaxy Z Fold 6 with One UI 6.1.1 software, introducing an impressive feature called Portrait Studio. This feature uses generative AI to transform normal photos into artistic portraits with just a few taps.

Portrait Studio of One UI 6.1.1 is accessible through Gallery and Contacts apps. It offers four different styles of portraits- Comic, 3D Character, Watercolor, and Sketch. Whether you prefer a comic-inspired look or a watercolor effect, there’s a style for every taste.

The process of using the Portrait Studio is very simple. First, select a portrait photo from your gallery, pick the desired style, and let the AI work its magic. Even if there are multiple people in the photo, you can select which individual you want the portrait created for.

Samsung One UI 6.1.1 Portrait Studio

The AI processing takes around 15 seconds to generate the portrait, and if you’re not completely satisfied with the result, you can easily create another version with the ‘Create Again’ button. Final Portraits can be saved through the photo editor or you can set directly it as a profile image for contacts.

The quality of the generated portrait improves with higher-resolution photos where the subject is visible and facing forward. Also, all portraits created using Portrait Studio contain a watermark in the bottom left corner to indicate their AI generation.

The good news is that Samsung plans to expand the availability of Portrait Studio beyond the Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6. Users of Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy S24, Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy S23, Galaxy S22, Galaxy Tab S8, and Galaxy Tab S9 devices will soon also enjoy this amazing feature.

Samsung One UI 6.1.1 Portrait Studio

As the rollout progresses, more Samsung users can enjoy the amazing styles of AI-enhanced portraits on their smartphones. Stay tuned for more information.

One UI 6.1.1 update will bring Auto Zoom feature to Galaxy Z Flip 5

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One UI 6.1.1 update will bring Auto Zoom feature to Galaxy Z Flip 5

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One UI 6.1.1 Auto Zoom

Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip 6 smartphone with several new camera features, including the Auto Zoom feature. This Flex Zoom feature will not be exclusive to the Galaxy Z Flip 6 for long, as Samsung will soon expand its availability. The Auto Zoom feature is coming to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 via the upcoming One UI 6.1.1 update.

The amazing zoom camera feature enhances the experience of taking selfies on the cover display by automatically adjusting the zoom level. Auto Zoom feature is only compatible with Flip devices, currently Galaxy Z Flip 6 only and will soon be available for Galaxy Z Flip 5 smartphone

Auto Zoom

Auto Zoom feature of One UI 6.1.1 ensures that selfies are well-framed whether capturing full-body or upper-body shots. As users move to a suitable distance and prepare to take a photo, the camera automatically detects the subject and adjusts the zoom accordingly.

It works when the camera is launched on the cover display and the phone is placed in Flex Mode. Using advanced AI technology, such as facial and body recognition, the camera intelligently estimates the best zoom ratio ranging from 0.6x to 3x.

One UI 6.1.1 Auto Zoom

How to use it?

Users of Galaxy Z Flip smartphone can easily use this feature, just need to follow a few steps:

  • Open the Camera app on the cover display and activate Flex mode on your device.
  • Now, move to a distance and prepare to take a selfie.
  • The camera will detect the person and automatically adjust to the appropriate zoom ratio.
  • You can indicate your readiness to take a photo by showing your palm or using voice commands like “Smile”, “Shoot” or “Click”

Through the above easy steps, you can capture more accurate and better-quality zoom pictures. By integrating AI capabilities with UI design, Samsung continues to enhance the functionality and user experience of its flagship smartphone series.

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Here’s how to hide Mobile Hotspot icon on your Samsung device

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Samsung Galaxy users can now hide the hotspot icon on their smartphones along with other indicator icons, thanks to the QuickStar Good Lock module.

Previously, users could customize the visibility of several indicator icons including VPN, Power Saver, Location, Date Saver, battery, Bluetooth, and more. Now, the Mobile Hotspot icon has been added to this list.

Last month, Samsung released the QuickStar 7.3.06.50 update, which introduced the ability to hide the mobile hotspot icon. This feature is particularly useful for users who prefer a cleaner quick panel and want to hide indicator icons.

To hide the Mobile Hotspot indicator icon on the quick panel of your Samsung devices, users just need to follow a few simple steps.

  • Open the Good Lock app on your Samsung Galaxy device.
  • Access the QuickStar Good Lock module and enable it by toggling the option.

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  • Navigate to the “Visibility of Indicator icons” option.

  • Enable the feature with a single tap on the toggle.

  • Locate the Mobile Hotspot icon in the list and toggle it off to hide it from the quick panel.

By giving users control over which icons appear in the quick panel, Samsung enhances usability and ensures a cleaner look that suits individual preferences. This feature simplifies the user interface and offers a more personalized experience.

Samsung QuickStar 7.3.06.50 update brings hotspot icon hiding feature

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