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How to control app notifications on Samsung One UI 4.1 phone

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Your Samsung smartphone has lots of applications for different purposes. Many come pre-installed that you can’t delete and some apps you download according to your choice and preferences.

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Every application has its own way to send you a notification when something new has happened to it so that you don’t miss anything that deserves your attention when you are not using your phone.

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Staying connected with notifications is important and these are great for holding your important messages on top. However, some notifications can be annoying when you’re reminded to open them while performing another important task.

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Samsung One UI 4.1 app notofications

Meanwhile, Samsung One UI 4.1 gives you complete control over your app notifications. You can choose which apps send alerts and which don’t, you can block app notifications, enable flash notifications, customize status bar settings, and much more.

Control Samsung One UI 4.1 app notifications

View notifications

Did you just receive an important email? To view your notifications, swipe down from the top of your phone’s screen. Notifications will be displayed under the Quick settings panel.

  • To open a notification, tap it.
  • To clear all notifications, tap Clear.
  • To close the Notification panel, swipe up or tap Back.
  • To customize your notifications, tap Notification settings at the bottom of the panel.
  • Tap See all to edit which apps you will receive notifications from.

Block app notifications

You can block notifications you don’t want, so they’ll be out of your hair.

  • From Settings, tap Notifications.
  • Tap See all and then tap the dropdown menu at the top of the page.
  • Select All, and then the switch next to an app to turn its notifications on or off.

Customize app notification sounds

You can also pick different sounds for each notification. That way you’ll know whether it’s someone messaging you or if your lives have been refilled in your favorite game.

  • From Settings, tap Notifications.
  • Tap See all and then tap the dropdown menu at the top of the page. Select All, and then select your desired app.
  • Next, turn its notification settings on or off by tapping the switch next to the different features.
  • You can also adjust other notification settings from this page.

App icon badges

App icon badges are the little dots that appear next to your apps when they receive a notification. You can adjust whether your apps display App icon badges or not.

  • From Settings, tap Notifications, and then tap App icon badges.
  • Tap the switch at the top to turn the badges on or off.
  • Choose Number or Dot under Badge style to suit your preference.

Status bar settings

If a bunch of notifications is clogging up your status bar, you can hide them all or only show a couple.

  • From Settings, tap Notifications.
  • Tap the Status bar, and then adjust the desired settings.

Quick settings

Certain settings on your phone have shortcuts built-in. Let’s say you’re about to take off, and you need to turn on Airplane mode. You can access it and other settings from the Quick settings panel.

  • Swipe down from the top of your Home screen using two fingers.
  • Then, tap your desired setting; the icon will glow when the setting is activated.

Snooze notifications

If you need to temporarily silence notifications or save them for later, you can set up a snooze option.

  • From Settings, tap Notifications.
  • Then tap the switch next to the Show snooze option to turn it on or off.

To snooze from the Notification panel:

  • Swipe down from the top of your screen to open the panel.
  • Then, swipe your desired notification to the left or right.
  • Tap the Snooze icon (it looks like a bell), choose your desired option, and then tap Save.

Suggest actions and replies

You can ask your phone to offer suggestions when checking your notifications. This makes checking them easier if you’d like to perform an action without opening the app.

  • To turn it on, navigate to Settings.
  • Tap Notifications.
  • Then tap the switch next to Suggest actions and replies.

Use the fingerprint sensor

Here’s a fun way to open or close the Notification panel: just swipe your finger up and down on your phone’s fingerprint sensor.

  • To turn on this function from Settings, search for and select Finger sensor gestures.
  • Tap the switch to turn it on.
  • After the feature is turned on, give it a try by swiping your finger up and on the fingerprint sensor.

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One UI 6.1: How to turn on App Protection feature on Samsung devices

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Samsung One UI 6.1 App Protection feature

In an age where digital security is more important than ever, Samsung keeps Galaxy devices secure with its App Protection feature. Let’s see how you can enable the App Protection feature on your One UI 6.1 device and keep your Samsung smartphone more secure.

Samsung’s App Protection Feature scans your device to save it from the unseen dangers of malware and viruses. It works seamlessly in the background, automatically scanning all applications and files on your device.

If a security issue is noticed, you can uninstall or stop the download process of the related application to avoid data theft.

Here’s how to activate the App Protection feature

You can activate the App Protection feature on your One UI 6.1 device with just a few taps.

  • Open Settings and select Device Care.
  • Turn on App Protection within the Device Care menu.
  • After enabling, the device will start scanning.
  • For additional settings, tap the More icon and go to Settings.
  • Enable options such as Auto-scan apps daily and Auto-scan when installing apps.
  • By enabling Auto Blocker, App Protection will also be activated.

By following these steps, you can set up your Galaxy smartphone to automatically monitor and protect your device. This feature simplifies the process of maintaining your digital safety, allowing you to focus on your day-to-day activities without worry.

One UI 6.1 App Protection feature

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How to create and use Secure Folder in Samsung Galaxy

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Samsung Galaxy phones come with a Secure Folder feature for enhanced data protection. It works as a dedicated compartment in your Galaxy smartphone where you can store different kinds of files (photos, videos) and installed applications.

The Knox technology provides layers of security and privacy, not only to protect users but also to give them a choice in what they want to secure. For those who want to keep their most personal information separate and safe, there’s Secure Folder.

Photos, videos, and files stored in Secure Folder won’t be accessible in regular apps. If you need them, you have to access the Secure Folder – authentication required. It takes the security and user privacy to a whole new level and the data is secured by Samsung on-device.

Secure Folder can keep your most private data such as calendar schedules and contact info, as well as notes, photos, videos, files, and even apps. You can even encrypt the Secure Folder to keep your apps and data even more locked down until the next time you open the folder.

Samsung One UI Secure Folder

You can find Secure Folder in your apps.

The first time you open it, you’ll have to set your lock type to either a PIN, pattern, or password, with fingerprint authentication can be enabled as well. Anything you create within the Secure Folder will be automatically stored here, but you can also move data here at any time.

For instance, if you want to keep a copy of your driver’s license, you can take a photo of it using the Camera app within Secure Folder, or you can pick a photo in your Gallery, tap the options menu (the three dots) and then select ‘Move to Secure Folder.’

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Samsung One UI 6.1 Advanced Motion Photo Feature

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Samsung Single Take Feature update

Samsung One UI 6.1 brings an amazing photography experience with its enhanced Motion Photo feature. This enhanced functionality arrives with the Galaxy S24 series with One UI 6.1 and offers users the ability to capture the best moments with unmatched precision and creativity.

With One UI 6.1 update, the enhanced Motion Photo feature is available on the Galaxy S23 series including S23 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, and Galaxy Tab S9 series. It is soon available on Galaxy S22 series, Galaxy Z Fold 4, and Galaxy Z Flip 4 smartphones.

Motion Photo Feature

The Motion Photo feature of Samsung One UI 6.1 allows users to record a scene in a dynamic sequence of up to 90 frames, capturing a detailed 3-second preview before and after the shutter is pressed. This means you can pick the best photo from several options, even if you thought you missed the moment.

One UI 6.1 Enhanced Motion photo feature

The Galaxy S24 Series’ camera is not just fast, it’s smarter and more intuitive. With a shutter speed that’s 30% quicker than the previous models, the ‘Faster Shot-to-Shot Shutter Speed’ capability of the Galaxy S24 series ensures you’re always ready to capture a candid scene.

The AI automatic enhancement feature refines the chosen frame, saving it as a high-resolution image with vivid details up to 12MP. Even in challenging lighting conditions, the Super High Dynamic Range (HDR) feature ensures your photos are clear and vibrant.

How to use the Motion Photo feature?

  • Launch the Camera app
  • Enable the Motion Photo feature by tapping on its icon.
  • Click the shutter button as usual to take a photo
  • Visit the Gallery and select your photo that has been successfully taken.
  • Tap ‘View Motion Photo’ to explore the frames.
  • Choose the best image in Motion Photo and apply ‘Quick Crop’.

One UI 6.1 Enhanced Motion photo feature

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