‘Modes and Routines‘ is the new compartment added under Samsung Settings with the new Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software. Its Modes section carries different settings to deliver users a more personalized experience and the possibility of programming their devices according to their daily activities.
Samsung One UI 5.0 Modes feature allows you to set customized device settings that you can enable with a single tap when needed. With this, you can manage your smartphone notifications and apps based on where you are so that you can control your smartphone even though it’s in your pocket or bag.
Well, this article will guide you to setting up Modes in your Samsung smartphone running One UI 5.0 software. So if you need any directions to use this feature, do read this complete story.
How to set up One UI 5.0 Modes:
Samsung offers you a bunch of common modes that you can activate and edit with ease. These include Sleep, Driving, Exercise, Relax, and Work. However, you can create different modes according to the tasks you perform on daily basis.
Here, I am presenting you the driving mode which really fascinated me. With this mode, you can use your GPS while driving and limit interference from applications and notifications. To Activate the “Driving” mode, first head over to the “Settings” app on your Galaxy smartphone.
Visit the “Modes and Routines” menu. On the “Modes” section, tap on “Driving” and the “Start”. From here, you can connect the Bluetooth of your car to your smartphone by checking the option “Bluetooth device is connected”.
Now click on the “Next” button at the bottom of your screen and select your car’s Bluetooth. Hit the “Next” box again. Now enable “Do Not Disturb” mode. And if you want to mark exceptions to do not disturb mode while driving, you can allow “Calls and messages” but also “App notifications”.
Again, click the “Next” button. Now choose the settings to apply when starting the Driving View by ticking the option that suits you. Finally, tap “Done” to finish. Similarly, you can set up all other Modes on your smartphone.
Here’s how to switch your Galaxy buds between your phone and tablet
If you own a pair of Galaxy Buds, you might want to use them with both your phone and tablet. But how do you switch between the two devices without having to manually disconnect and reconnect them? Don’t worry, you can do that as Samsung offers a function for Galaxy devices named “Auto switch to other devices”.
The Auto switch to other devices function allows your Galaxy Buds to automatically connect to the phone or tablet you’re using when you start a call or play media. This way, you don’t have to worry about missing a call or pausing your music when you switch devices. You can enjoy seamless audio across your Samsung devices.
To use this feature, you need to sign in to the same Samsung account on both your phone and tablet. This feature may vary depending on your device, so make sure you have the latest software update on both devices. You also need to enable Bluetooth on both devices and pair your Galaxy Buds with them.
To enable the auto switch feature, follow these steps:
- Tap on Earbuds settings.
- Tap on the Auto switch to other devices option
- Toggle on the switch, next to the devices you want to use with the auto switch.
That’s it! Now you can enjoy using your Galaxy Buds with both your phone and tablet without any issue. You can also disable the auto switch feature anytime by following the same steps and toggling off the switch.
Here’s how to add transitional effects on lock screen of your Samsung device
Samsung offers a bundle of features for lock screen customization on your Galaxy smartphone. In addition to the wallpaper, you can now add transition effects for lock screen wallpapers, all thanks to the Samsung Wonderland Good Lock module.
The new update of Samsung Wonderland added a new type of wallpaper that includes captivating transition effects when the user turns on the screen. It allows users to customize their experience by setting different wallpapers with transitions.
How to add transitional effects on the lock screen?
To apply the transition effect lock screen wallpaper, you just need to follow a few steps given below.
- Open Samsusng Wonderland app.
- Tap on the “Create your different lock screen effect” option.
- Select any one transitional wallpaper for the lock screen. You can also select it from the Gallery app.
- Now tap on the Set as Wallpaper option and it is done.
However, you can customize the transition effects type, Speed, thickness, Brightness, and Grayscale of the lock screen, just need to tap on the Edit option ahead of Set as wallpaper.
Here’s how to use Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 ‘Water Lock Mode’
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 offers a remarkable feature named Water Lock Mode. It prevents unintended interactions while submerged in water. This feature is a valuable addition, ensuring seamless functionality and peace of mind while wearing the Galaxy Watch 4 in the water.
There are two simple methods to activate Water Lock Mode on the Galaxy Watch 4. The first involves a quick swipe down to access the Quick Settings Panel, followed by tapping the Water Mode icon.
Alternatively, users can enable this mode through the device’s Settings menu by selecting “Advanced Features” and toggling on the “Water Lock” option. Once enabled, Water Lock Mode renders the touchscreen inactive, shielding the watch from accidental touches underwater.
To deactivate Water Lock Mode, users can press and hold the home key. The watch emits sounds to expel water from the speaker, while a gentle shake eliminates any moisture from the pressure sensor.