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5 annoying Samsung One UI 4.1 features you can disable right now

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Samsung One UI offers tons of features for Galaxy users. You can use these features for different purposes and to make your day-to-day life easier. However, there are always some bad notes about everything and the same goes for Samsung’s features.

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While using your phone, you might have found many features that are useless or annoying. But you don’t need to worry, Samsung doesn’t force customers to use features, you can disable those annoying features to get the most out of your Samsung One UI 4.1 phone.

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In this article, I’ve mentioned 5 common Samsung features that users don’t like to have on their Samsung phones. At the same time, you can also find a way to disable those features.

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Swap the Nav button order

Samsung smartphones nowadays come with gesture navigation as the default. It not only good blood but also provides you with a clearer interface. But the company also offers you the three-button layout, which is also useful for some people.

But Samsung is the only Android manufacturer that puts the “Back” button on the right side. This feels useless and uncomfortable for me. If you feel the same, you can disable this feature and go back to the original. To do this:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Enter the Display section.
  • Tap Navigation Bar.
  • Select the other Button Order option.

Disable Bixby and change to Power menu

By default, newer Samsung phones open Bixby when you hold down the Side key, the key you’d expect to function as a power button. This is very stupid and is frustrating to use your phone when you want it to reboot to switch off.

But it’s easy to fix. Here’s how:

  • Swipe down on your home screen to open your notification panel.
  • Swipe again to expand quick settings.
  • Tap the Power icon in the top right corner.
  • Tap Side key settings at the bottom of the screen.
  • Toggle on the Power off menu under Press and hold.

Disable Bixby

Stop killing background apps

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Samsung smartphones come with an excellent battery life that lasts all day without charging them twice. However, at some time or other, you want your phone’s battery to last longer than usual.

Samsung phones are notorious for aggressively killing background apps in the name of saving battery. These battery optimizations result in missing notifications and apps may not behave as they should.

It’s not necessary to kill background apps all the time. However, you can turn off battery optimization. Here’s how:

  • Open the Settings of your phone.
  • Scroll down and tap Apps.
  • Click on the three-dot menu.
  • Select Special access.
  • Tap Optimize battery usage.
  • It will display all the apps that are not optimized. These apps are allowed to run in the background.
  • Tap the drop-down arrow next to Apps Not Optimized and select All.
  • Now you can find any app that has been misbehaving or missing notifications and switch the toggle off.

Clean up the Quick settings

Samsung One UI offers a little different Qucil Settings panel than other Android devices. By default, there’s a lot going on, you can clean it up to improve the experience a lot. To do this:

  • Open the Quick settings panel.
  • Tap on the three-dot menu.
  • Select Quick panel layout.
  • You can choose when you want to see the brightness control slider.
    • It can show up in the Quick Settings always or only when fully expanded.
  • You can select when want you to see the Device Control and Media Output buttons.

Remove Samsung Free

Samsung Free is a content Newsgator service that provides one-stop access to news articles, live TV, podcasts, and interactive games. You can get access to it when swiping right from the left edge of your phone.

It can be annoying in some cases as it can be opened anytime. However, you can disable it. To do this:

  • Long tap on your Home Screen.
  • Then swipe to the left home screen where Samsung Free is located.
  • Choose to turn off the display completely or switch to Google Discover.
  • Then tap on your Home Screen and you’re all ready.

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How to use Samsung Storage Booster

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A built-in Samsung feature called Storage Booster assists in freeing up device memory if the storage on your Galaxy device is getting low. Let’s examine its usage.

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How to use:

Storage Booster is very simple to use. Take the following actions:

  • Go to Battery and device care in Settings.
  • Select Storage booster from the three-dot menu.
  • Now hit FREE UP.
  • Three things will be accomplished by doing this:
    • Deleting duplicate pictures
    • Zipping up infrequently used apps
    • Deleting saved APK files.
  • You can go inside a category and choose specific items to delete or zip, or you can deselect the category you don’t want to be affected by.

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To free up space on your internal storage, you may also use Storage Booster to transfer some of your apps to the SD card. Select the apps you wish to move by tapping Move apps to the SD card. You might get a disclaimer after doing so, hit Confirm to proceed.

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It should be noted that Samsung phones without SD card slots lack this feature. Even if your phone has one, transferring apps to an SD card may occasionally result in data loss. So do not forget to make a backup of everything vital that is currently saved in the program you’re migrating before continuing.

Check the game to see whether you can connect your Google or Facebook account to save your progress if you’re relocating it. There are entirely too many accounts of people having to restart their whole game after losing all of their progress.

Finally, you may schedule the deletion of cache files, empty folders, and cached ad data in your phone using Storage Booster. Activate Auto erase unwanted data and select Daily at noon, Weekly, Every 15 days, or Monthly from the same menu to specify how often you want this done. Additionally, you can be informed when the deletion occurs.

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How to transfer data from your old device to Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 [One UI 4.1.1]

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Samsung unveiled its new flagship Galaxy Z Fold 4 foldable phone, which adds better multitasking software, a slimmer design, and a more durable body. You might be planning to switch to this phone or even have pre-ordered it to get extra benefits.

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It is always a pleasure to switch to a new smartphone. But no matter how good a phone you buy, you always regret losing your old phone’s photos, videos, chats, or other data.

But Samsung does not want its customers to repent, that too on such a small matter. Samsung offers an application called Smart Switch so you won’t have to feel the pain of losing your important stuff.

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With Samsung Smart Switch on your Galaxy Z Fold 4, you can seamlessly transfer your data from your old phone. It is capable to transfer photos, videos, music, contacts, calendar events, notes, as well as device settings.

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It not only transfers data from Galaxy or other Android phones but iPhone users can also transfer their data to a new Samsung Galaxy. So don’t worry about which smartphone you are using right now, you can easily migrate its data and transfer it to your Galaxy Z Fold 4.

If you are also planning to switch to Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, below you can check out a simple trick to transfer your old smartphone’s data to it.

Samsung Fold 4 transfer data

Switch from Android to Fold 4:

  • Use a wireless connection or USB cable to link your device to wherever your old data is stored.
  • In the app, choose which content, preferences, and data you want to keep. Leave behind what you don’t.
  • Start the transfer and let Smart Switch do the work for you. Your Galaxy will be ready to go in no time.

Switch from iPhone to Fold 4:

  • Connect your new Galaxy phone to your old device with a cable.
  • To transfer data, confirm your new Galaxy as a trusted device. When the “Trust This Computer?” alert appears on your iPhone or iPad, tap “Trust”.
  • Choose the data you want to bring over from your old device and then tap “Import”.
  • Start the import and let Smart Switch do the work for you. Your Galaxy will be ready to go in no time.

If there’s still something left, tap “Get your iCloud data” and then sign in to your iCloud account. Choose the content you want to transfer and tap “Import”. You can also get Android apps that match your iOS apps.

Transfer WhatsApp chats and history to Fold 4:

  • Connect your old device to your new Samsung Galaxy with Smart Switch using a USB-C Lightning cable.
  • Verify the QR code and simply begin importing data.

Samsung Android 13 Coverage:

  1. Samsung Android 13 One UI 5.0 Eligible Devices
  2. One UI 5.0 Update Progress Report
  3. One UI 5.0 Beta – Registration Guide
  4. One UI 5.0 Beta – Rollback Guide
  5. One UI 5.0 Beta ROM – Download Link
  6. One UI 5.0 Features and Tweaks
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Samsung One UI 5.0 Beta moved Bedtime mode to Bixby Routines, here’s how to use

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One UI 5.0 Bedtime mode

Earlier this month, Samsung released the first Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta for Galaxy S22 smartphone users. This new version introduced many new features and more are coming with the upcoming beta versions.

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In addition, the company has made some significant changes in its previous features, for example, Bedtime mode. Samsung One UI 5.0 beta moved Bedtime mode from the Clock app to Bixby Routines.

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Samsung Bedtime mode lets you set your ideal time to sleep and wake up. It also allows you to block all data usage during the specified time period. This feature helps you control usage during hours when apps on your device are less likely to be used.

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One UI 5.0 Bedtime mode

On One UI 4.1, the bedtime mode feature was available in the Digital Wellbeing and Parental Control but the Galaxy S22 Ultra had this feature in the Clock app. Now the company has again shifted this feature and moved it to Bixby Routines.

However, it cannot be confirmed whether this change has been made for all One UI 5.0 Galaxy devices or for flagship phones, or only for the Galaxy S22 series. We’ll have to wait for this beta update to arrive on other Galaxy phones.

This feature only changes its location but not the function that it usually provides. The Bedtime mode on One UI 5.0 beta offers the same functionalities as it used to provide with the Clock app, even more.

One UI 5.0 Bedtime mode

According to Samsung, the One UI 5.0 Bedtime on Bixby Routines lets you automate more actions when it’s time for bed. You can turn on Do not disturb or change other settings on your phone with ease.

You can turn this feature on by entering Bixby Routines. Here’s how to set your bedtime and wake-up time.

How to set bedtime and wake-up time:

  • Once you turn this feature on, tap Next and Set your sleep schedule.
  • Again, tap Next, and turn on Bedtime mode.
  • Set a wake-up alarm and Done.
  • You’ll get the option to change the Reminder notification setting and a toggle to turn on Bedtime mode.
  • If you choose to turn it on, your phone will automatically turn on DND mode and change the screen to grayscale when it’s close to bedtime.
  • You can then tap on the Next button again to Set the wake-up alarm.
  • If you use Samsung SmartThings, you’ll also be able to integrate your alarm with supported smart devices.
  • Once you’re done with the initial setup process, you’ll see a new alarm at the top of the Alarm section.
    • You can tap on it to adjust your bedtime, alarm, and notification settings further.
  • If you use Samsung’s S Health app, you’ll also see a Sleep details button underneath the new alarm that will open S Health’s sleep tracker.

Samsung Android 13 Coverage:

  1. Samsung Android 13 One UI 5.0 Eligible Devices
  2. One UI 5.0 Update Progress Report
  3. One UI 5.0 Beta – Registration Guide
  4. One UI 5.0 Beta – Rollback Guide
  5. One UI 5.0 Beta ROM – Download Link
  6. One UI 5.0 Features and Tweaks
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