Samsung One UI 4.1 comes with an improved Dynamic Lock Screen that has its own impact on customizations. But Ads and pop-up banners appearing on your Galaxy phone’s lock screen can ruin your entire One UI experience.
I think you too must be troubled by these ads that’s why you have come here. Samsung does not place ads on your home or lock screen. Ads are common in pre-downloaded apps. Sometimes, you see ads on your lock screen when you are not even using your mobile.
Also, Samsung smartphones come with lock screen services, which are basically advertisements on the lock screen. One such is Glance which comes pre-installed and enabled by default on some low-cost smartphones.
Apart from showing advertisements, Samsung Glance also promotes applications and games. Even if this feature isn’t annoying for some, it takes over the set wallpaper to show its own content.
Fortunately, the company itself provides some ways to disable these ads from your phone’s lock screen. In this article, we will show you how to remove ads from your Samsung One UI 4.1 Lock Screen.
Remove ads from Samsung One UI 4.1 Lock Screen
- Tap and hold the Home Screen for a couple of seconds.
- Enter the Wallpaper section.
- Click on Wallpaper services.
- Finally, tap None to disable the Glance service.
Newly downloaded apps can cause ads:
If you recently started seeing ads on your Samsung lock screen, it’s likely that a newly downloaded app is to blame for the suspicious activity. You can easily view recently activated apps and uninstall them using Play Store. To do this:
- Go to Google Play Store.
- Tap on your Profile logo.
- Enter Manage apps and devices.
- Tap Manage.
Tap on Installed >> Sort by Last Used.
Among the most recently used apps, select an issued app and tap Uninstall to get rid of the application.
Note: Flashlight, battery optimization, or weather apps tend to cause advertisements on the lock screen. Try to delete these types of apps first and see if the problem persists on your mobile device.
Report inappropriate ads to Google:
Google Play policy states that the app must not contain deceptive ads or ads that cause inconvenience. Ads may only appear within the app being offered. In general, ads shown within the app are considered part of the app. Therefore, the ads displayed in the app must comply with all Google policies.
In case you have identified the app with inappropriate ads, you can report it to the Play Store. To do this:
- Go to the install page for the app in Google Play Store.
- Tap on More options (three vertical dots).
- Tap Flag as inappropriate.
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.