Samsung’s latest Galaxy S23 Ultra is all about photography. In just initial reviews, the Galaxy S23 Ultra has been publicized as the world’s best camera smartphone, thanks to the new 200MP ISOCELL HP2 image sensor. Let’s explore Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Astrophoto and AstroHyperlapse features.
The company has already introduced the Astrophoto feature through a major Expert RAW camera app update. This feature allows select Galaxy smartphone users to capture stunning photos of stars at nighttime. However, the Galaxy S23 series brings a new AstroHyperlapse feature, which is way too excellent.
Recently, Samsung published a video that guides Galaxy S23 Ultra users on how to use Astrophoto and AstroHyperlapse features. The video is featured by professional landscape photographer Michael Shainblum and guides you to capture incredible night sky photos and star trail hyperlapse videos
In order to capture Astrophoto using the Galaxy S23 Ultra, you are going to want a sturdy place to position your camera during the long exposure. The photographer recommends using a tripod as well as keeping a headlamp so you can see in the dark.
Now, download the Samsung Expert RAW app through the Galaxy Store, it’s free. Once your device is on the tripod and aimed at the sky, open Expert RAW. From here you can do some test shots to see if you have the right composition.
Once you’ve got the right composition, head up to the settings. Make sure you’re saving your pictures in RAW and enable special photo options. This allows you to use the Astrophoto mode, which uses advanced AI segmentation and multi-frame processing to get the best results out of the night sky.
This mode even pinpoints the location of astral bodies like planets and constellations. For duration, choose 10 minutes for the best possible results but if you do not have time, 4 minutes still works great. You can use any mode, while the photographer used the wide lens and set focus to 0.9 to capture sharp stars.
- Now, just tap the shutter button and check out how awesome these results are.
So what if we want to go even further and show a video of the stars moving? First, open the camera app, then select Hyperlapse mode from the more menu. Now choose UHD, set the recording speed to x300, tap on the star trails option, and finally click the shutter.
To record a video of star trails showing proper movement, an hour is the recommended recording time. Once begin, you can wait for an hour so your Galaxy S23 Ultra can capture the gradual movements of the starts in the sky. When you come back, you’ll find all of the footage has been compressed into a hypnotic short video of moving stars.
Here’s the video guide:
Mastering Smartphone Screen Issues: DIY Hacks with Samsung’s Digital Service Center
What if your smartphone’s touchscreen isn’t working properly, and you can’t manage the time to visit a service center? Don’t worry, you can effortlessly ensure optimal device health and get personalized support right at your fingertips by using Samsung’s Digital Service Center.
Here are DIY hacks that would ensure smooth functioning of your smartphone’s screen:
Screen doesn’t detect single-finger touches
- It’s possible that ‘TalkBack’ feature might be on. To disable ‘TalkBack’, tap on the settings icon once to select, followed by a double tap to open it.
- Scroll down and open ‘Accessibility’ and go to ‘Installed Apps’. Double tap on ‘TalkBack’ and then tap once on the on and off switch at the top right.
- Tap on ‘Turn off,’ and the ‘TalkBack’ feature will be disabled. You can also turn off ‘TalkBack’ using Bixby by simply pressing and holding the Bixby button and saying “Turn off TalkBack”.
Display’s touch sensitivity is too low
- Any attachment to the screen may affect the touch sensitivity of the device. But the touch sensitivity can be easily changed by following a series of simple steps.
- Navigate to ‘Setting’ and select ‘Display’. Scroll down to find the option for ‘Touch Sensitivity’ and toggle it on.
- If the touch sensitivity issue persists, try removing your phone’s screen guard and retesting your phone.
Screen doesn’t detect S-Pen input
- Any third-party accessories with a magnetic component, such as a phone cover, can affect S Pen recognition.
- To fix this, remove the accessory and install a Samsung-authorized cover, and try again.
- For optimal S Pen performance, avoid exposure to magnetic objects.
Download One UI 5.1.1 Always On Display with new clock styles
Samsung’s latest foldable smartphones come preinstalled with One UI 5.1.1. This new software comes with improved animations, some new useful features, and usability improvements. In addition, the One UI 5.1.1 brings a new Always On Display Clock Style and revamps one, which is available for download.
One UI 5.1.1 enhances the circular dial Always On Display clock, bringing the same-sized clock numbers. Besides, it adds a new clock style, which is in a horizontal arrangement and showcases time and date along with the day. The latest version of the Always On Display app brings new clock styles to One UI 5.1 phones.
Using the download link, you can download the APK file of the Always On Display app version 126.96.36.199 via mega.nz (via tarunvats33). Hopefully, Samsung will bring the new additions to Galaxy users with future update to the One UI’s AOD app.
- Always On Display v188.8.131.52 — Download [mega]
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How to remove Moisture or Foreign Material from Samsung phone
Thanks to intelligent software, Samsung phones showcase necessary prompts that help you avoid major damage. Similarly, here’s a common notice, which appears on Samsung devices when it detects moisture due to water insertion or dust particles near the charging port.
No doubt, moisture may impact the performance of your device if not handled with care. Commonly, moisture may be accumulated inside the charging ports, under the screen, inside the headphone jack, and behind the camera lenses.
Therefore, it’s advised to protect your phone from moisture by placing it inside a waterproof zip-lock pouch while traveling in rainy weather. You should also avoid using your Galaxy device with wet hands. In case you find that moisture has accumulated in your phone, then follow the tips given below.
Steps to remove moisture
If the charging port has moisture, a pop-up will appear on your device.
Warning: Don’t use charging/USB port
We’ve detected moisture or foreign material in your charging/USB port. Check your charging/USB port for any foreign material such as dust or debris. To prevent damage to your phone, don’t plug anything in until the charging port is clean, the moisture is gone, and the notification is cleared.
To dry the port, shake out any moisture, then wait for it to dry, which could take several hours. You can speed up during by pointing a fan or dryer (cool air only) at the port.
In the meantime, you can charge your phone wirelessly.
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To dry the port, gently shake out the moisture, and then wait for it to dry. Wait for moisture to evaporate, however, it could take several hours. Unplug all cables or accessories. Do not plug them in again until the handset is completely dry.
Clean your device: Clean the glass, ceramic, and metallic surfaces of your device with a lint-free microfiber cloth. Try charging the device after a few hours. If you see the alert again, it is possible that there may still be moisture inside the port.
In that case, you need to get in touch with our Samsung customer care for further assistance or visit the nearest Samsung service center.