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8 useful Samsung One UI 4.1 features you should know about

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Samsung One UI 4 is full of new features and customization options. Perfectly adopting the Android 12’s Dynamic theming, the company lets you style your smartphone according to you. You can apply different colors on your phones that match your wallpaper.

Not only this, but Samsung has also brought RAM Plus to all One UI 4 users, new camera features, a smart calendar, smart widgets, Grammarly for the default keyboard, more lock screen widgets, Google Duo Live sharing, advanced editing tools, and much more.

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There are a lot of features that will help you in your day-to-day life for making daily tasks easier. Some of them I have mentioned in this article. Inside you can check the 8 useful Samsung One UI 4.1 features that will change the way you use your smartphone and will help you out in various aspects.

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Keep your eyes comfortable:

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After a busy day, we only get time to use the smartphone at night but the bright white screen of our phone hurts our eyes causing pain or irritation. Meanwhile, I found the Samsung Eye Comfort Shield to be very useful and effective.

When enabled, it will limit the blue light emission of your smartphone screen and enable warmer colors, thereby preventing potential eye strain. To enable it:

  • Swipe down on your screen to access your Quick Settings.
  • Swipe across the screen to the next page.
  • Locate Eye Comfort Shield.
  • Tap on Eye Comfort Shield to enable or disable the setting.

Samsung One UI 4.1 Eye Comfort Shield

Get search suggestions in Settings:

By default, Samsung offers you different search suggestions in the Settings. You can discover useful features and turn them on or off right from the search screen.

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This suggested feature comes in handy if you want to open up recently opened settings directly from the search bar.

search suggestions in Settings

Customize your call screen:

Tired of the same, boring caller screen? You can pick your favorite picture and video to show when you make or receive calls. To do this:

  • Open the Phone app on your smartphone.
  • Tap three dots (More).
  • Go to Settings.
  • Click on Call Background.
  • Select Layout.
  • Choose your preferred Call background layout then press the back button to Apply changes.
  • Tap on Background.
  • Tap on the Plus icon (+) to add a new Call background.
  • Select the Photo or Video you would like to use as your Call background.
    • If you would like to use a Video as your Call background, ensure that the clip is a maximum of 15 seconds.
  • Once you are happy with the background select Set as call background.
  • When the Call Background has been applied, you will be able to view your chosen Photo or Video when receiving a call.

call background

Hear what’s on the screen:

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Samsung TalkBack is a feature that aids blind and low-vision users. It provides spoken feedback so that you can use your phone or tablet without looking at the screen. The name of the feature will vary between software versions, but the functionality is the same. To enable or disable it:

  • Go to your phone’s Settings.
  • Scroll down and select Accessibility.
  • Tap into TalkBack.
  • Toggle TalkBack On or Off.

TalkBack

Widgets on Lock Screen:

Widgets are useful information that is displayed on the lock screen. Samsung One UI 4.1 Lock Screen Widgets not only include the date, time, and day on your device. But it also displays Weather, Digital Wellbeing, Bixby Routines, next alarm, today’s schedule, Voice Recorder, as well as a music player so you don’t have to unlock your phone to get access to some important information.

All these widgets do not come enabled by default, you have to do it through the settings. Here’s how:

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  • Launch the Settings of your phone.
  • Scroll down and enter the Lock Screen section.
  • Tap on Widgets.
  • Turn the toggle on for the widget you want to see on the lock screen.

You can place multiple widgets on the lock screen, although you can only see one at a time. Tap the clock widget to see others.

One UI 4.1 Lock Screen Widgets

Dynamic Lock Screen:

The dynamic Lock screen has its own impact on customizations, so users can maximize it according to their preference. It is a service that automatically updates and displays various images on the lock screen of your Galaxy device.

You can keep things fresh with different images every time you turn on the screen instead of the same wallpaper over and over again. Here’s how:

  • Head over to the Settings of your phone.
  • Go to Lock Screen.
  • Click on Wallpaper services.
  • Tap Dynamic Lock Screen.
  • Finally, tap Apply.
  • If you are enabling the Dynamic Lock screen for the first time, you’ll automatically be taken to the settings where you can select an image pack.
    • You can return here by tapping the Settings icon.
  • Tap on an image pack to download it and the Dynamic Lock screen will be automatically applied as your wallpaper.

Save your current split-screen layout:
There are benefits to using two apps at once. Suppose being able to watch a YouTube
video when you talk about it with your friend on Messenger. This is just an example, and your
imagination is the only limit.
Many times you use the same apps in the split-screen view, for more convenience, you can save the layout as an app pair. Once you click on it, it will open the split-screen for those two specific apps. Here’s how:
  • Open the first app you want to use.
  • Slide from the Edge Panel.
  • Hold down another app you want to use in split-screen view.
  • Drag it to the bottom or top of the screen.
  • You can press the Home or Back button to exit the split-screen view.

Split screen pair

Reach the whole screen with one hand:

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With the increase in display size, controlling your phone with one hand can be difficult for many. If there’s an area of the screen that you can’t reach or to navigate your phone easier, you can use One Hand Mode. To enable this:

  • Open the Settings of your phone.
  • Scroll down to enter Advanced features.
  • Click One-handed mode.
  • Enable the feature.
  • You can select between one of two methods to open one-hand mode.

One Handed mode

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These Samsung devices support One UI 4.1 Smart Widget

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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.

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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.

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Read more: Samsung One UI 4.1 has three new Smart Widget (s)

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.

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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.

Read more: Samsung One UI 4.1 Smart Widget feature isn’t coming to all Galaxies

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
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7 smart motions and gestures to control your Samsung phone

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Big One UI 4.1 features that available in non-flagship Samsung phones as well

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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.

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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.

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Meanwhile, here are some great flagship Samsung One UI 4.1 features that are available for non-flagships as well.

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Single Take

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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.

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Spot Color

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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

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.

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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.

Samsung Food Mode

Device Care

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.

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To use it, you can simply go to Settings >> Battery and device care and then select the desired option.

Adaptive Charging

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.

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