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12 smart Samsung One UI 4.1 Notification settings

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Notifications! It’s a way to let you know that something new has happened so that you don’t miss anything that deserves your attention when you are not using your phone. There are different kinds of notifications and different apps have different ways to notify you.

Your Samsung Galaxy phone is optimized in a way that you can customize how notifications appear or how they arrive on your phone. From different t0nes to edge lightening, snoozing, enabling flash, bubbles, styles, icon colors, and more, you can customize every single thing according to the way you like.

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Here are 12 smart Samsung One UI 4.1 Notification settings that not only change the way you used to get notifications but also recreates the notification styles and appearance that is shown on the notification panel, home screen, or lock screen.

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Samsung One UI 4.1 notification settings

Use Separate Volume for Notification and Calls:

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Samsung Galaxy phones support separate volumes for notifications and calls. You can use low volume for notifications if you don’t like your phone to ring loudly when every new notification arrives. To set different volumes:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Enter Sounds and vibration.
  • Tao Volume.
  • Change Notifications and ringtone volumes.

Alternatively, you can press the volume button >> tap three dots to expand the volume panel >> adjust the sound.

Snooze Notifications:

Sometimes, when you are busy and can’t open a notification, you want to be reminded of it after some time. This is possible with the help of the notification snooze feature. To snooze a notification:

  • Open the notification panel on your Samsung phone.
  • Slightly swipe right or left on a notification.
  • You will see a notification snooze icon (looks like a bell). Tap on it.
  • Choose the time after which you want the notification to reappear on your phone.

Enable Notification reminders:

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Similar to Notification Snooze, you get another similar feature on Samsung Galaxy phones that doesn’t let you miss notifications. Known as Notification Reminder, this feature will periodically remind you about notifications from certain selected apps. To select apps:

  • Visit your phone’s Settings.
  • Select Notification.
  • Click on Advanced Settings.
  • Tap Notification reminders.
  • Enable the features.
  • Choose the apps and time period.

Enable Flash for Notifications:

Sometimes it happens that you do not pay attention to the ring of your phone. It beeps, blinks, and vibrates loudly yet it can’t get your attention. Your phone’s flashlight can help you out of this. When this feature is enabled, your phone will flash every time a notification is received.

To enable Flash notifications:

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  • Head over to the Settings of your smartphone.
  • Go to Accessibility.
  • Enter Advanced settings.
  • Tap Flash notifications.
  • Tap Flash camera notification.
  • Enable Camera flash notification.
    • You can also enable flash notifications for selected apps.

Change Notification Pop-up style:

Samsung gives you two options to choose how your phone’s notification will be popped-up – Brief or Detailed. Brief style only the shows teeny-tiny notification banners which is good when you receive notifications from YouTube, or updates but not for text messages.

The Details notification type shows you the complete text message as well as the options to Mark as read, Reply, and Remind. It also shows you quick message replies so you don’t need to go to the notification panel, expand the notification, and then reply to it.

To change it:

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  • Go to the Settings of your phone.
  • Enter the Notification section.
  • Tap on Brief or Detailed and it’s done.

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Customize Brief Notification style:

You can customize the Brief pop-up notification style. You can change its color, effect, transparency, and even specify a notification color based on a keyword. To customize it:

  • Head over to the Settings of your phone.
  • Go to the Notification section.
  • Tap on Brief.
  • Tap Brief pop-up settings to customize it.

Use both Brief and Detailed notification pop-up:

You want some notifications to be popped up in Detail but don’t like to follow the same for others. Interestingly, you can have a brief style for some notifications and a detailed one for others. That way you can enjoy both of them. To use both:

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  • Open the Settings of your phone.
  • Click Notification.
  • Choose Brief.
  • Tap on Included apps.
  • You will notice it says All apps.
    • That’s because, by default, all apps will show brief notifications.
  • You can disable apps from showing brief notifications under the Included apps screen.
  • The disabled apps will then show detailed notifications.

Change Number of Notification Icons in Status Bar:

Usually, the status bar of the phone shows the recently received notification icon. You can customize the status bar and disable all notification icons from appearing in the status bar. Alternatively, you can choose between other options – All Notifications, 3 Most Recent, Number of Notifications Only.

To do this:

  • Visit your phone’s Settings.
  • Go to Notification.
  • Tap Advanced Settings.
  • Tap Show notification icons.
  • Choose the desired option.

Change Notification Badge Style:

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When apps have notifications, badges appear on the icon. If you remove notifications from the notification panel, badges are cleared. You can choose between two different notification styles such as Number and Dot on your Samsung phone. To do so:

  • Enter the Settings of your phone.
  • Select Notifications.
  • Scroll down to enter Advanced settings.
  • Tap App icon badges.
  • Firstly, enable the badges and then choose the style that you want to use.

View Notification history:

The number of notifications you receive on your phone can be overwhelming. Sometimes, you accidentally swiped off the notification as they come in and never knew what they were. Well, worry not, here’s how you can view your notification history.

  • Open the Settings on your device.
  • Go to Notification.
  • Select Advanced settings.
  • Tap Notification History.
    • It will show you recently dismissed notifications.

Enable Floating Notification:

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Constantly opening your messaging app to read and reply to can be annoying when you’re doing another important task on your phone. You can enable floating notifications for some apps like Messages, Telegram, WhatsApp, etc.

With floating notifications, you will be able to reply to messages on a floating screen while using other apps. Here’s how to enable it:

  • Navigate to and open the Settings of your phone.
  • Tap Notifications.
  • Enter Advanced settings.
  • Click on Floating notifications.
  • Finally, choose Bubbles.

Mute Notifications for Temporary period:

For example, you are going to a meeting and you know how much time will take to finish, you can tap notifications for a temporary time. To enable this feature:

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  • Enter your device’s Settings.
  • Go to Sounds and vibration.
  • Select Mute.
  • Tap Temporary mute.
  • Enable it and set a time duration.

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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.

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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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