How to change Side Key (power button) settings in your Samsung Galaxy
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. But users can also program this key to perform different tasks, such as turning off their phone, Paying with Samsung Pay, Quick launch the camera, or opening an app through Side key settings.
If you keep opening Bixby by mistake when you press the side key, Samsung offers you the ability to remap the side key settings so that you can open any app you like. To do so, visit your phone’s “Settings” and enter the “Advanced features” menu.
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Now tap on the “Side key” option and here you can select your desired settings. For “Press and hold“, you can choose between:
- Wake Bixby
- Power off the menu
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Whereas, for “Double press“, you can choose between:
- Quick launch camera
- Pay with Samsung Pay
- Open app
- Tap the Settings icon to select an app.
Other than these, if you want quick access to certain Accessibility options on your phone, you can customize your phone’s side and volume keys to open accessibility settings. In order to do this, head over to your phone’s “Settings” and visit “Accessibility“.
Now tap on “Advanced features” and then the “Side and Volume up” keys option. Here, you can select different shortcuts you want to appear, such as the Accessibility Menu, Magnification, or whatever else you need.
Meanwhile, to use your added shortcut, press the “Side and Volume Up keys together“, and then tap the accessibility function you want to use.
Besides these, you can also customize the Volume Up and Down keys to open some of the frequently used features. Follow the same steps as described above but use the Volume Up and Down keys to select it instead. The same options will be available.
Here’s how to use Auto Framing feature on Samsung smartphones
Samsung offers a lot of features for capturing photos and videos through its camera app. Along with the many photo mode features, Samsung provides an amazing video mode feature called Auto Framing for Galaxy devices, which allows you to capture professional-like videos. And with the One UI 5.1, the company enhances the Auto framing feature by making it more advanced.
Auto framing is a feature for Galaxy devices that detects people in the camera’s field of view and applies digital zoom and pan to focus the detected person on the screen. It considers the tracking shooting function and detection performance on supported models based on the user-specified area.
How to use Samsung Auto Framing feature?
You can easily enable the Auto Framing feature on your Galaxy smartphone, just need to follow below mentioned steps.
- Open the Samsung Camera app on your Galaxy smartphone.
- Now, select Video mode.
- At the bottom left corner, you can see the Auto framing (scan-like) icon next to the zoom options. Click on it.
- Now, the Auto framing feature is enabled.
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Once you enable the function, you can capture the video with automatic zoom changes that keep the person in the frame. With the latest enhancements, the feature supports the Auto framing of an area other than the person selected by the user. Notably, the advanced Auto Framing feature is available for limited Galaxy devices.
Here’s how to restore contacts on your Samsung device
Are you noticing that contacts are getting deleted from your Samsung smartphone? If so, it could be because you’re using the same Google Account on multiple devices, or you’ve enabled the Automatically back up and sync device contacts setting in the Google app. But no need to worry as here you can check the steps to restore Galaxy contacts on your Samsung devices.
If you’re using the same Google Account on multiple devices, deleting contacts from one device will delete contacts from a second device as well. Also, if you enable the setting in the Google app to automatically back up and sync your device contacts, then your device will automatically be moved to your Google Account contacts.
How to restore Contacts on your Samsung smartphone?
Condition 1: If your Galaxy Contacts are deleted because of your Google Account, they are stored on Google servers for 30 days. There are 2 methods of restoring deleted contact:
- Restoring with Undo Changes
- Restore Contacts from Trash
Let’s see how to restore contacts from both procedures.
1.) Restore with Undo Changes
Through some easy steps you can restore deleted contacts, just need to follow them. Firstly, open the Google app >> now select Apps located at top right corner >> click on Settings >> press on Undo changes >> choose when to undo changes >> click on Undo.
2.) Restore Contacts from Trash
For that, open the Contacts app >> Tap on the Menu option >> click on Trash >>Select one contact to restore >> Select Restore All option >> Click on the Recover option.
Condition 2: If you enable the setting Automatically back up and sync device contacts in the Google app, contacts in your device’s contact storage will be automatically moved to your Google Account contacts.
1.) Change the Contact Display Range
Open the Samsung Contacts app >> Click on the Menu option >> Tap on the Phone >> Select All contacts/ Google Account.
2.) Disable the backup and syn settings of the Google app
For disabling, visit Settings >> Scroll down and tap on Google >> Tap on Set up and restore >> Click on Restore Contacts >> Google Contacts sync settings >> Device contacts Sync >> Disable Automatically Backup & Sync Device Contacts.
Samsung Galaxy users should use Super Steady Camera feature in these situations
Samsung offers a Super Steady feature to the camera app for Galaxy devices. This feature compensates for camera shake more powerfully than VDIS offered by Samsung smartphones. Here you can see in which situations you should use the Super steady feature to capture a perfect and high-resolution shake-free video through the Samsung Camera app.
During activities that cause camera shake and dynamic motion, still, pictures may be taken faster than when the VDIS option is active. Therefore, using Super Steady is effective in situations where the photographer moves a lot or in some situations where a steady shot cannot be captured due to the dynamic movement of the photographer.
However, this mode uses a large amount of correction margin to keep the camera shake extremely high. So in a still situation or in a low-light environment, the exposure time becomes longer to capture the light, and motion blur caused by camera movement is reduced.
Situations where Super Steady Feature is recommended.
- Situations where Dynamic movements occur
Situations to avoid using Super Steady
- When there is a little movement of the photographer
- When the light is dim
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How to enable it?
You can easily enable this feature, just need to open the Samsung Camera app >> Video Mode >> Tap on Palm shaped icon.