Connect with us

Tips

15 smart Samsung One UI 4.1 Gallery app tips

Published

on

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.

Join SammyFans on Telegram

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.

DOWNLOAD SAMMY FANS APP

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.

Get notified –

Aside from SammyFans’ official Twitter and Facebook page, you can also join our Telegram channel, follow us on Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified of every latest development in Samsung and the One UI ecosystem. Also, you can follow us on Google News for regular updates. 

There could be many professions but writing about tech is something that I've chosen and it's what I've been doing. Besides this, I like sketching, roaming, and shopping. I am a casual person and like to taste different dishes and Chinse is my favorite

Tips

How to download and install Samsung One UI 5.0 Beta [Without PC]

Published

on

Download Samsung One UI 5 Beta US

Samsung is offering the One UI 5.0 Beta Program for flagship Galaxy devices in select countries, while users in unsupported regions can also get the Android 13 Beta through the manual download and install method.

For many users, the process of manual firmware flashing is a bit difficult as it leads to problems like phone brick in case of any single wrong step. Meanwhile, the Alliance Shield X app is here, which allows you to install the firmware manually, and you don’t need a PC for it.

Join Sammy Fans on Telegram

Ahead of manual firmware installation, you will be needing the One UI 5.0 Beta firmware for your Samsung smartphone, which you can find out here. Do note that Samsung firmware contains some CSC limitations, therefore, we don’t recommend manual installation.

Follow Sammy Fans on Google News

Now, download and install the Alliance Shield X app from Google Play Store. Once done, open the application, create an account using the Register button and allow the Knox permissions.

Next, you need to rename the downloaded One UI 5.0 Beta firmware file to Update.zip, followed by moving it to the root storage directory (/storage/emulated/0).

After that, open the App Manager function, which you should find inside the Alliance Shield app itself. Then, search for “Software Update” and select the option with the purple/white Icon.

Once done, head for the activities and search for “com.idm.fotaagent.enabler.ui.admin.main.AdminMainActivity” term, and open it using the prompted Option.

At last, you will get the Sideload button, which is the last step before beginning the manual firmware flashing on your Samsung device. If you want to go ahead with it, press the sideload button and select the Update-File.

Installation of firmware will start, and it will be completed in a few minutes.

Continue Reading

Tips

3 basic Galaxy Z Fold 4 tips and tricks

Published

on

Although there are various methods that may be employed when purchasing a Galaxy Z Fold 4, most people are clueless about these tweaks, so they use their new phone in the same manner as most people do. The top 3 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 ways to make the most of it are listed below.

Labs feature

Technically speaking, labs features are beta features that not everyone should use, but if you want to give them a try, just follow the instructions. On the Galaxy Z Fold 4, the Labs function is a fantastic feature that enables multitasking.

Join SammyFans on Telegram

Simply go to settings, select Advanced Features, and then search for Labs. Following that, you will have two choices for activating pop-up floating window mode and split-screen multitasking.

Additionally, a split view option will be available, allowing you to divide your messaging apps. This feature gives you a split display where all of your contacts are on one side and the chat options are a different size.

You might also attempt gestures in the Labs option, however, not all applications are split-feature compatible. As a result, using this feature with an unsupported application may result in issues.

Keyboard

Most consumers prefer using the Samsung keyboard or the Google keyboard. The Samsung keyboard, if we’re talking about it, is a fantastic option for any Galaxy Z Fold phone because it has a split-screen view function that enables you to use it when you unfold your phone to make it easier for you to type on the large screen.

We advise utilizing Gboard if you previously owned a Google phone or used to use Gboard on your phone instead of the Z Fold 4 because Google recently upgraded the Gboard software to include a split screen view that enables you to use it on both screens. We advise trying both keyboards to see which one is more comfortable for you to use it.

Selfie view feature

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a Selfie view feature that is useful when capturing someone else since it allows them to preview their appearance in the image before you capture it. You can use it if you wish to use the rear camera to capture selfies.

You can take a selfie and the preview will be displayed. Right now, your cover screen might not become active when you open a camera app because you need to do some steps to turn it on. However, when you open the camera app, the cover screen will become active.

Simply open the camera app, unfold your phone, and look for a square icon on the screen’s upper right corner. When you click on it, a sample of your photos will appear on the cover screen.

It produces precise results, and if your phone starts to shake while you’re taking a selfie because you pressed the volume button, you can use the palm gesture to take the photo, which starts a timer for three seconds while allowing you to adjust your posture. Your camera will turn on as soon as you hold out your hand to the phone.

Continue Reading

Tips

How to keep WhatsApp more secure!

Published

on

WhatsApp

Whatsapp is an application that does not need any introduction. Everyone is aware of why it is being used, what it offers, and its importance in their day-to-day life.

The messages are said to be end-to-end encrypted but still, there are many things that you should know or you should do to keep your Whatsapp more secure than earlier. In this article, we will tell you about the 4 Whatsapp tips to keep it secure.

Join SammyFans on Telegram

Privacy feature

Though it allows users considerable control, WhatsApp isn’t the most private messenger on the market. You can choose who can see your Last Seen, profile photo, bio, status, and live location.

By choosing the option to disable Read Receipts, you can even remove the blue checkmarks from the receipts. Simply go to Settings, choose Account, and then Privacy. By choosing alternatives that make you feel secure, you can adjust some bars from here.

Follow Sammy Fans on Google News

Use Whatsapp desktop instead of Web app

You must sync your phone with WhatsApp Web or the desktop apps in order to use WhatsApp on a computer. It is suggested that you should use the official desktop application instead of the web app to be more secure. The primary cause of this is because WhatsApp Web can be hacked easily.

Scams

Due to its status as instant communication, WhatsApp occasionally exposes users to scammers. You need to be aware of some of the prevalent scams in order to avoid falling for them. Whatsapp is a free app to use, as we all know. Instead of charging, it provides all of its features in its free form.

The most typical scam involves charging for Whatsapp usage. You can receive notifications about your account expiring or the WhatsApp premium version of the texting service. The aim of the scam is to trick you into paying for WhatsApp, but you should never do so.

WhatsApp Tips

Disable Cloud Backup

There is one flaw in the end-to-end encryption that when you put WhatsApp chats on backs up to Google Drive or iCloud. You can then access your previous messages if you decide to reinstall them in the future.

The backup, however, is not encrypted, so you should disable it if you are really concerned about your privacy. Keep in mind that using Apple and Google to store your data may not be fully safe.

In order to stop automatic cloud backups:

  • Go to WhatsApp if you use iPhone and tap Settings then go to Chats then select Chat Backup and then tap on Auto Backup.
  • On Android mobile: you need to go to WhatsApp’s menu, then Settings, then Chats, then Backup to Google Drive, and select Never.
Continue Reading