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Apps not working on your Samsung device? Here’s how to lift restriction

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Samsung’s new One UI 5.1 software focuses on improving the battery life of your Galaxy. As part of improving battery life, One UI 5.1 restricts some apps to run in the background, but, it’s causing app operational failure and “crashing” issues.

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Well, there’s a way to lift restrictions from apps to run in the background as part of fixing the crashing issue in One UI 5.1. Below, you can check the steps to set apps “Unrestricted” so they can use the battery to run in the background such as YouTube Music.

How to set unrestricted access for apps on Galaxy phones

  • On your Samsung Galaxy running One UI 5 or later, head to Settings.
  • Find and tap Apps.
  • Find the app you want to change battery optimization for.
  • In that page, hit Battery.
  • Change from Optimized to Unrestricted.

In case you find any app, which is not working, shutting down automatically, or crashing, you have to set Unrestricted access for the app so it can work in the background.

This change may reduce the battery life of your Samsung phone as the One UI found it eating battery with background usage. Meanwhile, there’s no option to stop the operational crashing and not working issues, so you’ve to set unrestricted access.

Samsung’s One UI 5.0 update brought the Android 13 operating system to Galaxy devices. However, the new One UI 5.1 version brings further refinements, optimizations, algorithm/code changes, and improvements to take your Galaxy device to the next level.

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Here’s how to use the clipboard function on One UI 6.1 devices

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One UI 6.1 Clipboard function

One UI 6.1 devices have a new feature that lets you access and manage your clipboard more easily. The clipboard is where you can store texts and images that you copy from other apps or websites.

The clipboard function is now part of the keyboard toolbar. You can customize the keyboard toolbar by adding or removing icons as you like.

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To use the clipboard function, you need to do the following:

  • Open the keyboard by tapping on a text input field.
  • Tap on the more icon (···) on the right side of the keyboard toolbar to see all the icons.
  • Tap on the clipboard icon to open the clipboard window, where you can see all the items that you have copied.
  • Tap on the item that you want to paste in the text input field, or tap on the delete icon to remove the item from the clipboard.

You can also add the clipboard icon to the keyboard toolbar for quicker access. To do this, you need to open the keyboard by tapping on a text input field >> Tap on the more icon (···) >> Press and hold the clipboard icon and drag it to the keyboard toolbar >> Release the clipboard icon when it is in the position that you want on the toolbar.

The clipboard function on One UI 6.1 devices is a handy feature that helps you copy and paste texts and images with ease. You can also adjust the keyboard toolbar to suit your needs and preferences.

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One UI 6.1: How to activate voice input feature on your keyboard

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With the release of One UI 6.1, Samsung has introduced a slight yet significant change to its keyboard interface, mainly related to the voice input feature. Users who are familiar with this feature button may now be puzzled by its new location.

The voice input button is a useful tool for dictating text messages or commands. It has been moved to the left side of the navigation bar with One UI 6.1. If you’re struggling to find it, then following a few steps will restore your voice-typing capabilities.

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First, make sure the keyboard button display is enabled.  To do that, visit Settings >> General Management >> Keyboard list and default >> Keyboard button on the navigation bar >> Tap on the toggle to enable it.

Once the keyboard button appears on the navigation bar, you can easily switch to voice input. Simply open the keyboard input window, tap the keyboard icon on the navigation bar, and select ‘Voice input’ from the available options.

This minor change is part of Samsung’s ongoing efforts to enhance the user experience by optimizing accessibility and convenience. By following these steps, you will continue to enjoy the seamless functionality of voice input on your device.

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Circle to Search: Hidden tricks for screen search on Samsung Galaxy S24 and Google Pixel 8

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One of the most innovative features that Google introduced at the Galaxy Unpacked event is Circle to Search. This feature is currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S24 and Google Pixel 8 series, which enhances the smartphone’s functionality and performance.

Circle to Search enables users to search their screen by drawing a circle over the text or image that they want to search. It can be activated by long-pressing on the home button or navigation bar and then using a finger to draw a circle around the desired content. A search bar will appear at the bottom of the screen, displaying relevant results from Google.

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However, some content may be too small or hidden by the search bar. In such cases, Circle to Search offers some solutions.

  • Users can move the search bar to the top of the screen by dragging it with one finger.
  • Users can also zoom in or out on the screen by using a two-finger pinch gesture.

These features are not widely announced, but they are very useful for selecting content that is difficult to see or reach.

Circle to Search is a useful feature that allows users to search their screen without leaving the current app. It can be used to look up words, definitions, translations, images, videos, news, and more. It also allows users to copy or share the selected content with a simple tap.

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