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Quick Tip: Recover deleted photos and videos in Samsung Gallery

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Samsung Gallery app comes pre-installed on each Galaxy smartphone and tablet. This One UI application lets you access images and videos stored in your phone’s storage. Besides, you can also recover deleted photos and videos in Samsung Gallery, thanks to its Trash folder (Recycle bin feature).

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In case you accidentally deleted photos or videos from your Samsung smartphone’s Gallery, you do not need to worry about that. The stock Gallery app allows you to recover deleted stuff from the Trash folder, which was earlier known as the Recycle bin.

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Once deleted, photos and videos stay stored in the Recycle bin function of Samsung Gallery for 30 days. Within the timeline, you can retain them otherwise, the operating system will automatically vanish them permanently after the conclusion of 30 days.

Here’s how you can recover deleted photos and videos in Samsung Gallery:

  • Firstly, access the Samsung Gallery app
  • Now, tap the three-dot menu in the lower-right corner
  • You should see Recycle bin tab, click on it
  • Once opened, you’ll see a list of the deleted photos and videos from the last 30 days
  • Open a picture or video and tap the Restore icon to put it back in Gallery
  • To restore multiple items, tap Edit, select the items, and then tap Restore at the bottom

Samsung One UI 5 Gallery Features

Add watermarks to your pictures: Automatically add a watermark to each picture containing the date and time a picture was taken, your phone’s model name, or other custom information.

Choose filters more easily: The filter selection menu has been streamlined in Camera, Photo Editor, and Video Editor. All filters are available in one list, making it easier to find the perfect filter for your picture or video.

Customize albums in Gallery: Choose which albums appear by default and hide less frequently used albums to keep the clutter down. You can also merge albums that have the same name and create albums that automatically update to include pictures of people you select.

All-new look for Stories: Stories that are automatically created in your Gallery have been revamped with an interactive slideshow view. Just tap or swipe to move between pictures and videos in your story.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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How to check battery health of your Galaxy Watch via Samsung Members app (Self-diagnose)

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Samsung has recently updated the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 lineups with January 2023 version. In addition to the latest patch, the Galaxy Watch firmware included two new features including the phone’s camera zoom control and self-diagnose via Samsung Members.

First, make sure your Galaxy Watch 4 or Watch 5 is running the latest firmware version and apps including Samsung Members and Galaxy Wearable are also updated to the most up-to-date version. Once done, you will be able to diagnose the Galaxy Watch through the Samsung Members app.

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If your Galaxy wearable is connected to the Galaxy phone, you will be able to access the self-diagnosis feature. On the latest release, the Connected Device Diagnosis menu has been added inside the Help tab at the bottom of the Samsung Members app.

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As soon as you access the new menu, the Galaxy Watch (or Buds) connected to your phone will be displayed, allowing you to begin the diagnosis process. For the first time, the diagnostic software will be installed for the device and you can proceed ahead post-installation.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Self Diagnose

There are plenty of self-diagnose options available for Galaxy Watch users including battery status, device restart status, official software, check for updates, sensor, WiFi, location accuracy, touchscreen, mic, button, speaker, vibration, wireless charging, wear detection and alarm.

You can check the operation test by clicking on the list one by one. Some functions make sounds for testing or require permission, which can be authorized through the Watch. If you look at the list of diagnostics you have completed, they will all show up as normal diagnostics.

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Using the self-diagnosis feature, you can identify the cause of the problem happening on your device as soon as it emerges. For your information, there are 6 options available for the self-diagnosis of the Galaxy Buds 2 in the Members application.

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Here’s how to block promotional ads on Samsung phones

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Samsung smartphones come with a lot of features and services but Ads and pop-up banners appearing on your Galaxy phone can ruin your entire One UI experience. So the best way is to block ads from Samsung phones.

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When you download new applications, some of them start to push pop-up ads to your phone. These ads popping up randomly on your home screen, lock screen, or while apps are running can be very annoying and disruptive.

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Keep reading to know how you can block ads these annoying system ads from Samsung phones.

Samsung phones block ads

How to block personalized ads:

The best way to avoid ads on your Samsung Galaxy phone is to stop them before they start. To do so, head over to your phone’s “Settings” and visit the “Samsung Account” section and then its “Security and privacy” area.

At the last of this page, you will see a “Customization Service” option, tap on it in and then mark right on the “Use Customization Service” toggle. Finally, tap the “Agree” button and turn off the customization service.

For your information, the ‘Use Customization Service’ feature will enable personalized promotions on Samsung apps. This will not completely disable the ads but will prevent them from being personalized with your data. Also, it will reduce the number of ads on your Samsung device.

How to stop ads altogether:

Unfortunately, you probably can’t. However, you can reduce them as much as possible by following the steps:

Identify the app that is sending the pop up

In order to show ads, the app must be activated on your device. Open the “Google Play store” to see which apps were recently active. Now click on the line icon, go to Manage apps & device >> Installed >> Last used.

This should help you narrow it down, especially if it shows an app you haven’t used recently. Select one of the “recently used apps” and “uninstall” them until the pop-up ads stop.

Block ads via Google Chrome

Go to the “Google Chrome” app and tap on the 3 dots icon. Now select “Settings”, scroll down the page and select “Site Settings”. Next, tap on “Pop-ups and redirects”. Make sure this setting is turned off. Finally, select “Ads” and make sure this is turned off as well.

Block ads via Samsung Internet

Head over to the “Samsung Internet” app and visit the “More” menu. Select “Settings” and then “Sites and download”. Now toggle on “Block pop-ups”. Head back to the “Samsung Internet” menu and select “Ad Blockers”. Download a suggested ad blocker.

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Here’s how you can use Separate app sound on your Samsung phone

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We often use more than one audio application on our phone, for example, watching a YouTube video, Tik Tok, Instagram, or others during an ongoing call. To manage more than one application sound, Samsung smartphones offer a Separate app sound feature on Galaxy devices.

Separate app sound allows your Galaxy phone to shift the media sound from desired apps to external devices while keeping other sounds coming from the mobile device’s built-in speaker. It can be very handy when you want to play the sounds of two different applications on your phone.

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How to enable and use Separate app sound on Samsung:

To enable the Separate app sound feature on your Galaxy One UI 5.0 phone, you first need to enter the system “Settings”. Now enter the “Sound and vibration” section, scroll down, and at last, you will see the “Separate app sound” option.

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Just tap on that option and turn the toggle on in front of the “Turn on now” option. This section also lets you manage the related function on your Galaxy phone. You can enter the “App” section and select the apps you want to play on a different audio device. If the desired application is not on the list, you can click on the “Add apps” option.

Samsung Separate app sound

Next, there’s an “Audio device” option. When you tap on it, you can select the audio device you want to use for the apps you selected. These include:

  • Phone
  • Bluetooth devices

When you select “Phone”, you will be able to hear different sounds from the applications normally and you choose “Bluetooth devices”, your phone will offer you separate sounds when your phone is connected to a hearable Bluetooth device.

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