Launched in February, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is one of the most prominent smartphones available in the market. From talking about its hardware to considering the software system, the equips the most advanced technologies and features that other smartphones don’t have.
It is the first device to come pre-installed with the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 operating system, thus introducing many next-level features and customization options to provide users with outstanding performance.
If you own a Galaxy S22 Ultra, you must have got access to various functionalities. Meanwhile, this article will introduce you to 10 hidden Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra features that you can use to get more out of your smartphone.
Hidden Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Features
Read notifications faster
With the large Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra display, notifications are now easier to access. You no longer have to swipe down from the top edge of the display to read the notifications. You can simply swipe down from anywhere on the home screen.
To enable it:
- On the home screen, pinch two fingers together to go to the home screen menu.
- Tap Settings.
- And toggles Swipe down for notification panel on or off.
You can also quickly turn on “Rotate into landscape mode” so that the home screen will rotate when you use the phone in landscape mode.
Use all apps in Split Screen
Although you can use split-screen on every Samsung phone, you cannot open every application in a split-screen view on older phones. However, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra allows you to do so. To enable it:
- Head over to the Settings.
- Enter Advanced features.
- Tap Labs.
- Activate the switch for Multi-Window for all apps.
Enjoy brighter display even in sunlight
When you are in direct sunlight, you would like your phone to show some extra brightness so that you can perform the functions of your phone easily. For these situations, Samsung offers an Extra Brightness feature, To use it:
- Go to the Settings of your smartphone.
- Go to Display.
- Turn off Adaptive Brightness, if enabled.
- Right below, you’ll see the option “Extra Brightness“.
- Turn the toggle on and enjoy the Extra Brightness.
Use different backgrounds for Video calls
In today’s era where everyone is living a busy life, we prefer video calls to meet with our friends, family, and colleagues who live far away. In light of this, the best addition to the phone is Video call effects where you can use different wallpapers during a video call.
To use it:
- Enter your phone’s Settings.
- Go to Advanced features.
- Tap Video call effects.
- Tap Background image.
- Click on the Plus (+) option.
- Choose a picture from your Gallery.
Easier brightness controller
When you swipe down once your Galaxy S22 Ultra, the notification bar will open. And, swiping it again will open quick settings that contain a brightness controller. From here, you can control the brightness of your phone easier and faster.
To do turn on this feature:
- Swipe down twice to open the quick settings bar.
- Tap on the three dots.
- Go to Quick Panel Layout.
- Tap Brightness control.
- Enable Always show.
Tip: If it is still too bright for you, you will also find Extra Dim Mode in the quick settings.
Change Call Background
Bored of seeing the same call background every time? You can change it according to your choices. To do this:
- Open the Gallery.
- Select a photo you want to set as call background.
- Tap the three dots.
- Select Set as wallpaper.
- Tap Call background.
Wonderful feature! Here you can create screenshots, cut out objects and create GIFs. The latter is amazing. You can make a GIF out of any video.
Smart Select converts the text on the image into real text that you can use with copy and paste. What a time to be alive!
To do this:
- Pull out the S Pen.
- Tap S Pen Command.
- Tap Smart Select.
- Select a photo with text on it.
- Select text.
- Tap the ‘T’ in the menu.
Capture sharp photos of moving objects
The Galaxy S22 Ultra’s camera is one of the best smartphone cameras in the world. One complaint we often hear is that capturing a moving object is shaky. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra has a fix for it.
- Open the Camera.
- Pull the trigger down and away.
This forces the camera to use a shorter exposure time. If you pull down and hold down the shutter button, you can take multiple shots and choose the best picture. The picture is now, of course, darker than usual. But you can balance by:
- Heading over to the Gallery.
- Tap the Pencil >> Then to the Sun.
Here you can adjust the image in nine different parameters and thus get more brightness and details out again.
Focus optimization and detail optimization
Another unhandy task of more demanding photography is macro shots, especially those with multiple levels of depth, such as plant leaves. Here we often hear that the wrong area is focused or the focus area is too flat. It is very easy to determine what should be in focus:
- Open Camera.
- Tap the object you want to focus on the screen.
- You can adjust the exposure with the slider under the focus circle.
If it hasn’t brought the desired effect yet, you still have the secret weapon “Detail optimization” up your sleeves>
- Open the Camera.
- Tap the aspect ratio at the top of the menu (by default it says 3:4).
- Select 3:4 108MP.
- You now have a sensor icon at the bottom right. Tap on it.
- When it glows amber, Detail Enhancement is enabled.
Continue to watch content from Gallery
The Galaxy S22 Ultra’s screen is bigger but sometimes you want to watch a movie or show on a bigger screen. With this little feature, you can switch from S22 Ultra to Galaxy Tab S8. To do this:
- Open Settings on both devices.
- Enter Advanced features.
- Enable Continue on other devices.
- Currently, it is available for Samsung Internet and Samsung Notes.
- On the tablet, tap the Recent Applications menu at the bottom left.
- At the top, Continued from your phone will appear as a popup. tap it!
Here’s how to switch your Galaxy buds between your phone and tablet
If you own a pair of Galaxy Buds, you might want to use them with both your phone and tablet. But how do you switch between the two devices without having to manually disconnect and reconnect them? Don’t worry, you can do that as Samsung offers a function for Galaxy devices named “Auto switch to other devices”.
The Auto switch to other devices function allows your Galaxy Buds to automatically connect to the phone or tablet you’re using when you start a call or play media. This way, you don’t have to worry about missing a call or pausing your music when you switch devices. You can enjoy seamless audio across your Samsung devices.
To use this feature, you need to sign in to the same Samsung account on both your phone and tablet. This feature may vary depending on your device, so make sure you have the latest software update on both devices. You also need to enable Bluetooth on both devices and pair your Galaxy Buds with them.
To enable the auto switch feature, follow these steps:
- Tap on Earbuds settings.
- Tap on the Auto switch to other devices option
- Toggle on the switch, next to the devices you want to use with the auto switch.
That’s it! Now you can enjoy using your Galaxy Buds with both your phone and tablet without any issue. You can also disable the auto switch feature anytime by following the same steps and toggling off the switch.
Here’s how to add transitional effects on lock screen of your Samsung device
Samsung offers a bundle of features for lock screen customization on your Galaxy smartphone. In addition to the wallpaper, you can now add transition effects for lock screen wallpapers, all thanks to the Samsung Wonderland Good Lock module.
The new update of Samsung Wonderland added a new type of wallpaper that includes captivating transition effects when the user turns on the screen. It allows users to customize their experience by setting different wallpapers with transitions.
How to add transitional effects on the lock screen?
To apply the transition effect lock screen wallpaper, you just need to follow a few steps given below.
- Open Samsusng Wonderland app.
- Tap on the “Create your different lock screen effect” option.
- Select any one transitional wallpaper for the lock screen. You can also select it from the Gallery app.
- Now tap on the Set as Wallpaper option and it is done.
However, you can customize the transition effects type, Speed, thickness, Brightness, and Grayscale of the lock screen, just need to tap on the Edit option ahead of Set as wallpaper.
Here’s how to use Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 ‘Water Lock Mode’
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 offers a remarkable feature named Water Lock Mode. It prevents unintended interactions while submerged in water. This feature is a valuable addition, ensuring seamless functionality and peace of mind while wearing the Galaxy Watch 4 in the water.
There are two simple methods to activate Water Lock Mode on the Galaxy Watch 4. The first involves a quick swipe down to access the Quick Settings Panel, followed by tapping the Water Mode icon.
Alternatively, users can enable this mode through the device’s Settings menu by selecting “Advanced Features” and toggling on the “Water Lock” option. Once enabled, Water Lock Mode renders the touchscreen inactive, shielding the watch from accidental touches underwater.
To deactivate Water Lock Mode, users can press and hold the home key. The watch emits sounds to expel water from the speaker, while a gentle shake eliminates any moisture from the pressure sensor.