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15 smart Samsung One UI 4.1 Gallery app tips



One UI 4.1 Samsung Gallery

Samsung smartphones come with the company’s in-house Gallery app. Samsung Gallery app stands out with tons of editing tools, organization options, and a neat OneDrive integration. Meanwhile, it has been further improved with the all-new Object eraser and other editing tools in One UI 4.1.

Among various new features, One UI 4.1 Photo Remastering is the most notable change. It lets you improve the quality of dark, out-of-focus, or low-resolution images. It reduces blur, eradicates noise, and also increases the resolution of your images, and more.

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There’s a lot to do with your Galaxy phone’s Gallery app. Here I’m going to give you some smart Samsung One UI 4.1 Gallery tips that will change the way you use your phone’s Gallery.


One UI 4.1 Samsung Gallery

Smart Samsung One UI 4.1 Gallery tips

Enable Samsung Gallery Labs:

Gallery Labs is a hidden menu and can be enabled in a similar style ad Developer options. It has some experimental features in Samsung Gallery.

  • Open Samsung Gallery.
  • Tap the 3-dot menu button in the bottom-right corner.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Scroll down and head over to About Gallery.
  • Repeatedly tap the Gallery version (the numbers, not the word “Gallery”) 7-8 times.
    • You should see a toast notification saying that Gallery Labs has been enabled.
  • Go back to Gallery settings.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list where you should see the Gallery Labs option.

Move photos to Secure Folder:

Samsung Secure Folder keeps your private photos, videos, files, apps, and data safe and secure. The service also allows you to add a passcode or biometric lock to keep your data safe from any others eyes.

  • Select the photos, videos, or albums that you want to move to Secure Folder.
  • Tap the More button in the bottom navigation drawer.
  • Select the Move to Secure folder option.

If you are using it for the first time, you will have to set up a Secure Folder by granting it the necessary permissions and entering a password/pattern/PIN lock.

Give Object Eraser a shot:

With One UI 4.1 Object Eraser, users can now easily remove not only background disturbances but also shadows in the subject or reflections in the picture.

  • Open the photo in the Samsung Gallery app from which you want to remove an object.
  • Tap the Pencil icon from the bottom toolbar to enter into editing mode.
  • Tap the 3-dot menu button in the bottom right corner.
  • Select Object eraser.
  • Tap or draw on the object that you want to remove from the photo.
    • You can erase shadows and reflections by selecting the appropriate option.
  • Tap Erase to see the results.

Spot color allows you to turn a photo black and white, with only some specific parts or objects remaining in color. This can be used to make certain subjects pop in a photo.

  • Open the photo in the Samsung Gallery app from which you want to re-color an object.
  • Tap the Pencil icon from the bottom toolbar to enter into editing mode.
  • Tap the 3-dot menu button in the bottom right corner.
  • Select Spot color.
    • The photo is automatically converted into black and white.
  • Tap on an object that you want to be in color.
    • The changes will also be applicable for all objects or subjects of the same color in the photo.
    • You can use the Remove color or Erase color options to remove them from unwanted objects.
  • Tap Done to apply the changes.
  • Select Save from the top right corner to save the photo.

Samsung Gallery makes it easy to view the Exif (Exchangeable image file format) data of the photos and videos you shoot. You can even edit this data if you wish. To view the Exif data like resolution, size, and geotagged location, simply open a photo or video and swipe up.

  • Tap the arrow near the EXIF data in the Samsung Gallery app.
  • You’ll see a more detailed look at the EXIF data.
  • Tap Edit in the top right corner.
  • Change the date, time, file name, and the geotagged location of the file.
  • Select Save when done.

Hide private albums:

New folders containing photos and videos on your phone appear as a new album in the Gallery app, including folders created by third-party apps. If you want to keep your gallery clean and organized, you can hide unwanted albums and folders.

  • Open Samsung Gallery app.
  • Tap the 3-dot menu button in the top right corner.
  • Tap hide or unhide albums.
  • Toggle the albums/folders you want to hide.
    • You cannot hide some folders like Camera and Screenshots.

Drag and drop photos content between albums:

If you have more than one folder or album in Samsung Gallery, you can move media files between them with a simple drag and drop gesture.

  • Open Samsung Gallery app.
  • Select multiple photos and videos and long press on them.
  • This will bring up the list of available folders or albums in a sidebar on the left.
  • Drag and drop the items to the desired folder.

Samsung offers native OneDrive integration in its Gallery app. If you’re already subscribed to Microsoft 365, you can take advantage of 1TB of OneDrive space and back up all your photos and videos.

  • Open Samsung Gallery app.
  • Tap the 3-dot hamburger menu button in the bottom right corner.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Select Sync with OneDrive.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions and then tap Connect.
  • Proceed to connect your Samsung and Microsoft accounts.
    • You’ll need to sign in to your Samsung account if you have not already done so.
    • Then log in with your Microsoft account.
  • Now, all photos and videos in your Gallery are automatically backed up to OneDrive.

Accidentally deleted an important picture while freeing up storage space on your phone by deleting useless photos and videos? Don’t worry, Samsung Gallery has the ability to recover deleted photos and videos for up to 30 days.

  • Open Gallery of your phone.
  • Tap Menu (three dots).
  • Select Trash.
  • Tap Edit.
  • Select photos or videos you want to restore.
  • Finally, tap Restore.

You can add a portrait effect to photos after taking a shot. This feature works best with selfies and your mileage may vary with shots taken with the primary rear camera.

  • Open the photo in the Samsung Gallery app.
  • Tap the 3-dot menu button in the bottom right corner.
  • Select the Add portrait effect option.
    • Samsung Gallery will then analyze the photo and automatically add the blur effect.
    • A slider will be shown which you can use to adjust the blur intensity.
  • Tap Apply when done to save the changes.
    • Alternatively, you can keep the original photo unmodified by using the Save as copy option from the 3-dot menu in the top right.

Remaster your photos:

Samsung Gallery app has remaster option to tweak your photos.

  • Open the photo in the Samsung Gallery app.
  • Tap the 3-dot menu button in the bottom right corner.
  • Select the Remaster picture option.
    • The photo will be analyzed and a before/after will be shown so that you can easily make out the differences.
  • If you like the changes, tap Save.
    • You can save the edited photo as a separate copy by tapping More and selecting the Save as copy option.

Use a photo in Samsung Gallery as your custom wallpaper:

You can set any photo that you like as your phone’s home screen, lock screen, or Always-On Display wallpaper directly using Samsung Gallery.

  • Open the Samsung Gallery app followed by the photo you want to set as wallpaper.
  • Tap the 3-dot menu button in the bottom right corner.
  • Select Set as wallpaper.
    • Now select where you want to set the wallpaper: Home screen, Lock screen, Always On Display, Call background or Watch face.
    • Depending on your option, a preview will be shown where you can adjust the crop.
  • Confirm your action when done.

Bixby Vision:

Samsung is a useful Google Lens-like feature that’s baked into Samsung Gallery. You can use Bixby Vision to identify objects in your photos or even copy text from images.

  • Open the Samsung Gallery app followed by a photo of your choice.
  • Tap the Bixby Vision icon located in the middle of the toolbar on the top.
    • Bixby will then scan the photo to find text or subjects.
    • If text is detected in the photo, you can copy, translate or search for it on the web.
    • You can view similar images on Pinterest by tapping the Find icon at the bottom.

Samsung Gallery can analyze your photos and recommend changes like adding portrait effects, remastering them to enhance their look, and deleting duplicate photos to free up space.

  • Open the Samsung Gallery app.
  • Tap the hamburger menu button located in the bottom right corner.
  • Select Suggestions.
    • Recommendations for various photos on your phone will be shown here.
    • You can tap on a suggestion to read more about the recommended changes.
    • A before/after comparison will also be shown for comparison purposes.
  • Proceed to Save the photo if you like the changes.
    • You can also directly share the edited photo or remove the changes.

View a photo landscape mode without rotating your Samsung Galaxy phone:

You don’t need to enable auto-rotate to view a photo in landscape mode in the Samsung Gallery app. Simply tap the Rotate button in the Gallery’s image viewer to switch to landscape view or vice versa. It is a useful feature to have since it does not affect the system’s auto-rotate setting.

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Here’s how to change the navigation bar on your Samsung smartphone



Samsung Navigation Bar height

Navigation Bar is one of the important parts of a smartphone as it allows users to control or navigate all the activities on their smartphone as per their wish. Along with changing the Navigation Bar on Galaxy smartphones, Samsung also offers various options to decorate and customize it.

If we buy a new smartphone, we need to navigate to use it. Although navigating the smartphone is very easy, yet we can make it more comfortable. How? So it is based on you in which way makes you feel comfortable using your Samsung smartphone, perhaps with gestures or buttons.

Here you can check how you can change the Navigation bar of your Galaxy smartphone.

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Samsung Navigation Bar

How to change Navigation Bar on your Galaxy device?

You can easily change the Navigation Bar of the Samsung smartphone, just need to follow a few steps mentioned below.

  • Open Settings on your Galaxy smartphone.

Samsung Settings

  • Click on the Display option.

Samsung Navigation Bar

  • Scroll down and click on the Navigation bar.

Samsung Navigation Bar

  • Select Navigation type from two options:
    1.) Buttons
    2.) Swipe gestures

Samsung Navigation Bar

Aside from this, you can also change the icons, layout, and background color of the navigation buttons in addition to height through the Good Lock module NavStar.

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3 Accessibility features you should try on your Samsung One UI 5.1 device



Samsung One UI 5.1 Accessibility features

Samsung enhances its technology day by day and One UI 5.1 seems to be a fantastic upgrade over its predecessors that brought many new improvements and features to the existing user interface. Apart from the many new features of One UI 5.1, you can also check here 3 amazing accessibility functions of Samsung smartphones that give you the next-level experience.

In the accessibility section of your smartphone, you can find some of the most innovative features of your Galaxy smartphone. The functions of accessibility are more useful for the person who is managing a disability as it helps to supercharge your Galaxy device.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Accessibility features

3 Samsung One UI 5.1 Accessibility Features

1.) Flash notification

Flash the camera light or the screen when you receive a notification, call, or when an alarm sound. To turn on this function, you just need to visit Settings >> Scroll down and press Accessibility >> Tap on Advanced Settings >> Flash notification. Now, you can see two options:

  • Camera flash notification
  • Screen flash notification

You can turn on the function by tapping on the toggle.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Accessibility features

2.) Left/Right Sound Balance

Samsung provides a separate option for adjusting the sound of the phone’s speaker and any other connected devices like earbuds, Bluetooth headsets, and more. It is a very helpful feature for those users who use it, however, the feature is not applicable for calls.

You can easily use this feature by following a few easy steps. Open Settings >> Click Accessibility option >> Tap on the Hearing enhancements option. Now, you can find the Left/right sound balance option, which includes the following two sliders.

  1. Connected device
  2. Phone Audio

You can adjust them by sliding left or right as you feel convenient.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Accessibility features

3.) Accessibility button/gesture 

You can add Accessibility floating buttons to easily access several functions of the Accessibility section. Also, you can change its size and transparency accordingly.

To add the Accessibility button, you just need to open Settings >> Accessibility >> Advanced Settings>> Accessibility button/gesture >> Select actions, and it is done.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip/Fold smartphone users should keep these precautions



Samsung Fold Flip precautions

Are you using any Samsung foldable smartphone? If yes, then let us tell you that if you have a Flip or Fold smartphone, then you should know how to use it safely and properly. At the same time, you have to take some common precautions while using a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip or Fold smartphone so that the life of your smartphone is long.

Samsung’s foldable smartphone is being launched with Infinity Flex Display, which folds into a large screen terminal and is displayed with ultra-thin glass. The foldable display with its innovative design and ultra-thin glass material provides a new user experience beyond simple folding and unfolding. Through innovative OLED technology, it has been loved by countless consumers around the world.

The Korean tech giant continues to strive to improve the durability of the foldable display through continuous technological development and the application of new protective films to optimize the display panel structure and conduct various durability tests based on customer experience.

Samsung Fold Flip precautions

However, since the display structure is different from that of ordinary smartphones, it is sometimes necessary to consider the characteristics of foldable products when using them. When using any Samsung Galaxy Z Flip or Fold smartphone, remembers these precautions.

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1.) Since the foldable display uses thin and flexible glass and film for its folding function, there will be slight bending depending on the viewing angle, and wrinkles may appear in the center of the folded part of the screen.

2.) If it is subjected to external force, black spots or bright spots or lines may appear on the screen, some or all will be black or bright, or cracks may appear inside the screen. Be careful not to apply external shock to the monitor.

Possible Conditions:

  • If you drop the product
  • Tap the screen with various objects like pens, nails, and keys or drop objects on the screen
  • If you turn on the screen by placing your finger on the center of the screen
  • If you press hard on the curved part of the screen or bend the screen with any third-party objects (cards, keys, sand, metal powder, etc.),

3.) The protective glass on the main screen is a genuine folding film. If you tear off the protective film at will or apply a non-genuine film, it may damage the screen.

4.) For wireless charging, first fold the product in half, and then touch the center point on the back of the product to the center point of the wireless charger. Be sure to adjust the position to ensure a good connection. Charging may not be possible or overheating may occur if placed in a position or orientation other than the illustration.

Samsung Flip Fold Precautions

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