Samsung One UI 4.1 has proved to be improving itself, in the last discussion we discussed the Game Launcher, Game Booster is directly related to it, and you are going to find it in the launcher settings.
Game booster lets you play games in a better and more optimized environment. You can use Game Booster while playing different games on your One UI 4.1 smartphone.
How to open a Game Booster?
To open the Game Booster you need to follow these steps:
- Tap on the plus sign, or the four quad dots available at the navigation bar
- If the navigation bar is hidden, drag upward from the bottom of the screen to show it (This will appear only when you have set the navigation bar to use swipe gestures)
- open the notification panel of the application, Tap to open Game Booster.
Four to five functions are available here, which are ultimately different and facilitate the gamer with outperforming experience.
- First is the lock icon, it helps us to lock the touch screen, while the game is being played. To unlock the screen you can drag and touch the lock icon, anywhere on the screen.
- Second is the hiding button icon, it hides the navigation bar on the screen, and will be back if you tap on the bar again.
- The third one is the capture icon, which enables you to capture screenshots while playing the game and share them with someone, with whom you are competing.
- The fourth one is the recording icon which helps you to record the gaming session. (To stop the recording you have to tap on the solid square tile)
- The fifth one is setting the icon, here you can configure the settings for the Game Booster.
Some modes are available at the top of the screen, displayed on top of the game launcher screen are Priority mode and Monitoring temperature or Monitoring memory mode. Let us discuss them.
Priority mode: Set the device to block the incoming calls and all the notifications except for alarms to prevent your games from being disturbed.
Monitoring temperature/Monitoring memory: This function facilitates you to set the device to automatically adjust the volume or video frame rate, So you can prevent your smartphone from overheating. It also stops the apps from running in the background, in the case when not enough memory is available.
I am going to tell you one more interesting and hidden feature, which many of us must not have known till now.
How to open the Game Booster Panel from the navigation bar?
When your navigation bar is set to Swipe Gestures,
- On the Game Booster panel to open it from the navigation bar, Tap on the settings icon.
- Select Block during games
- Click on Navigation Gestures, and switch to activate it.
Launch your apps in a pop-up window while playing games?
Facilitating more, you can launch your applications in a pop-up window while playing games. For that, you need to Tap on Plus Sign, which I have discussed above. Then you need to select the app of your choice from the apps list.
These Samsung devices support One UI 4.1 Smart Widget
Samsung smartphones eligible for the Android 12 upgrade are nowadays getting the One UI 4.1, instead of the One UI 4.0. While the flagship Galaxy devices had received the One UI 4.0 upgrade too, the One UI 4.1 is now also available with more features and improvements.
While the One UI 4.1 update is packed with a lot of new features, the Smart Widget is one of the most highlighting arrivals. Compared to the traditional widgets, the new One UI 4.1 widgets are really smart and embeds contents of more than a single widget, even without occupying space.
Almost all the flagship Galaxy devices upgraded to the Android 12 OS have received the One UI 4.1 software, meanwhile, the new Smart Widget feature is not available on all. The reason behind this feature’s unavailability isn’t clear as of now, but we’re expecting that it should be available for at least all flagships.
When the One UI 4.1 update was deployed for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable phones, it was found that the Smart Widget feature has not arrived. At the same time, the Galaxy S21 series and some other models have received the Smart Widget feature, which is exactly the same as available on the Galaxy S22 series.
However, the One UI 4.1 rollout is underway and Samsung is trying to release the Android 12-based update by mid-2022. Talking about the availability of the Smart Widget feature, we are maintaining a list of Samsung devices that are offering this useful One UI 4.1 feature.
Which Samsung devices have Smart Widget?
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S22 Plus
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21 Plus
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 FE
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE 5G
- Galaxy S10e
- Galaxy S10
- Galaxy S10 Plus
- Galaxy S10 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
7 smart motions and gestures to control your Samsung phone
Introduced in February, Android 12-based One UI 4.1 is currently the latest custom software skin offered by Samsung. The new version arrived with a handful of new features and countless customization options to let you completely personalize your Galaxy device.
While the different customization options make your phone look great and easier to use, One UI 4.1 Motions and gestures also play an important role in making life simpler and using different features easier.
Samsung provides the Galaxy users with 7 smart gestures to perform several tasks. With a few hand movements, you can tell your phone to turn on, mute your alerts, or take a screenshot.
You can also make your phone vibrate when you pick it up after receiving a message, so you’ll be reminded to reply immediately. Here’s how to enable them.
How to enable motion and gestures?
- Head over to the Settings of your phone.
- Scroll down and enter the Advanced features.
- Tap on Motions and gestures.
- The following options will be available. Turn on the toggle to enable them.
Smart gestures to control Samsung phone
- Lift to wake:
Picking up your phone will turn on the screen, so you can easily see new notifications and messages.
- Double tap to turn on the screen:
The screen will turn on when you double-tap it. This will help you avoid accidentally turning on the screen.
- Double tap to turn off screen:
The screen will turn off when you double-tap an empty space on the Lock or Home screen.
- Keep screen on while viewing:
The screen will stay on the entire time you are looking at it, without requiring you to touch it. The front camera will identify your face in order to keep the screen illuminated.
- Alert when phone picked up:
If you missed a call or message, your phone will vibrate once you pick it up.
- Mute with gestures:
Placing your hand over the screen will mute alarms and calls. You can also turn your phone face down to silence it.
- Palm swipe to capture:
Swipe the edge of your hand across the screen to take a quick screenshot.
Big One UI 4.1 features that available in non-flagship Samsung phones as well
Introduced with the Galaxy S22 series, Samsung’s latest custom software version – One UI 4.1 has reached millions of Galaxy users through OTA updates. This update is further giving a chance to budget owners to use some advanced Samsung features on their devices.
Flagship smartphones get the most of Samsung features and so is the case with One UI 4.1. There are various common features that the company released for all Galaxy devices. However, there are also some big features that other mid-range or budget smartphones are not compatible with, for example, Expert RAW.
Meanwhile, here are some great flagship Samsung One UI 4.1 features that are available for non-flagships as well.
Samsung One UI 4.1 features
Samsung launched the Single Take feature with the Galaxy S20 series a couple of years ago. At first, it was only available for the flagship S and Note series phones. But now it is a common feature in most Samsung mid-range devices, even some budget users are applicable to use it.
When you tap on the shutter button, the Single Take feature captures multiple photos, videos, and slow motions using different filters. You can move around for up to 15 seconds to capture the moment from different angles. The AI later optimizes the shots to let you choose the best ones.
Here’s how to use Single Take:
- Open your phone’s Camera app.
- Select ‘Single Take‘ mode.
- Tap on the round button to start.
- Walk around to capture multiple dimensions of the moment.
- When you are done, tap on the preview thumbnail.
- To see more results, pull up.
The Samsung Gallery app has an amazing feature that lets you highlight the color of a photo. Spot Color is a color that is produced from a single printing plate with one matching ink color.
These colors are mainly used when just one or two solid colors are required on a page, when a color must match properly and be constant, such as with a business emblem, trademark, or others. To use it:
- Go to the Gallery app.
- Find and open the image that you want to edit and use spot color.
- Now, tap the edit or pencil icon at the bottom of the screen.
- Tap the 3 dots menu at the bottom right-hand corner and select Spot color.
Food Mode is specially created for food bloggers or people who usually post pictures of the dishes on social media. When you first start using it, you will find it similar to the portrait mode. It lets you pick the specific area to focus and the rest part shows some depth blur.
It is based on forms that identify food to achieve the best blur on high-end, mid-range as well as cheaper smartphones. When you use it, you won’t have to adjust the lights and colors of the dish’s picture, it automatically adjusts the coloring to make your dishes look even more delicious.
However, you will be able to adjust the depth as well as modify the color. Using it on any Samsung smartphone is very simple, here’s how:
- Open the Camera app on your smartphone.
- Swipe left and tap the More option.
- Click FOOD.
- To capture, make sure your dish is in the highlighted area.
- To adjust the color temperature, tap the Wheel icon in the top right corner, and then adjust the slider at the bottom of the screen.
- You can also tap Radial blur (the teardrop icon to the left of the Wheel) to blur the sides and background of your dish.
- Finally, tap Capture.
Battery and Device Care also provides you with all the tools you need to keep your device running smoothly, while automatically optimizing your battery, storage, memory, and security. Samsung Device Care is an app designed to provide a more enjoyable experience while using a Galaxy smartphone.
It allows you to improve performance by giving you an overview of your battery, storage, RAM, and security. Plus, it clears up some storage space on your phone and can automatically optimize it for faster and better performance.
To use it, you can simply go to Settings >> Battery and device care and then select the desired option.
Adaptive Fast Charging is the smartest option for charging your Samsung mobile devices. Not only is it fast, but it knows when to stop charging to extend the life of your battery.
Simply charge your phone from any power outlet. Compatible with Samsung’s range of fast charging chargers, you will hardly run out of power.