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8 Smart Lock Screen features you should try on your Samsung One UI 5.1 smartphone

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Introduced with the Galaxy S23 series, Samsung’s latest custom software – One UI 5.1 has reached millions of Galaxy users through OTA updates. It brings a lot of new features and improvements, meanwhile, this story talks about the Samsung Lock Screen features that you can use on your One UI 5.1 smartphone.

Samsung One UI is known for customization and it has some amazing Lock Screen customization options which let you do much more than just unlock your phone. You can add different app shortcuts, contact information, and widgets, as well as customize the clock, notifications, and much more.

If you are among the people who like to personalize their phones with different elements, you should definitely check out these eight smart One UI 5.1 Lock Screen features.

One UI 5.1 Lock screen features

One UI 5.1 Lock Screen features

Change Lock Screen Wallpaper:

Tap and hold your phone’s lock screen to open a live preview of your lock screen. Tap the “Wallpaper” button in the top-left corner to change your lock screen wallpaper.

You can choose a wallpaper from one of the default categories on the following page, or select an image from your Gallery. Once finalized, tap the “Done” option to apply the changes.

One UI 5.1 Lock screen features

Add filter to Lock Screen Wallpaper:

Samsung offers you a variety of filters that you can apply on the lock screen wallpaper. At the bottom of the Lock Screen preview, there’s a “Filter” option. Tap on it and you will see some great filters.

One UI 5.1 Lock screen features

Lock Screen Widgets:

Head over to the “Lock Screen settings” on your Galaxy phone and tap on the “Widgets” option. Now simply, turn the “toggle on” for the widget you want to see on the lock screen.

You can also reorder the widgets by tapping the “Reorder” option in the top right corner. Simply, tap and hold the widget you want to shift and arrange them according to your preferences.

One UI 5.1 Lock screen features

Personalize Lock Screen Clock Widget:

Tap the Clock Widget on the live preview of your lock screen to unlock customization options. Select one of the five analog and digital clock styles from the pop-up window.

If you choose a digital clock, you can change its font by tapping the six available options at the top of the pop-up window. You can also change the clock color from the bottom bar or let One UI automatically adjust the color based on your wallpaper by choosing the first option.

If you want, you can resize the clock widget by dragging one of the four corners. Once you are satisfied with the result, tap on “Done” to apply changes in real.

One UI 5.1 Lock screen features

Customize Lock Screen Notifications:

On the live preview of your phone’s lock screen, tap on the Notification icons, and the customization options will appear. Select one of the three notification styles from the following pop-up: None, Icon only, or Details.

If you choose Details, the following customization options will appear:

  • “Adjust the transparency” of the notification using the slider in the pop-up window.
  • Enable the “Auto-reverse text color” option if you want One UI to automatically adjust the notification text color based on the wallpaper for improved visibility.
  • Finally, tap “Done to apply your customizations to the lock screen.

One UI 5.1 Lock screen features

Add Lock Screen Contact Information:

Again, open the live preview of your phone’s lock screen through Settings. Tap on the “Contact Infomation” option at the bottom of the screen. Enter the contact information you wish to display on the lock screen in the following pop-up.

You can add a phone number, email address, or others as well as add emojis to the text. For example, I wrote “SammyFans” with two Blue hearts. Once done, tap “Done”.

Lock Screen Shortcuts:

The Phone and Camera app icons that appear on the bottom corners of the lock screen are shortcuts. You can them if as per your preferences. To do so, open the Lock Screen settings and tap on any of the shortcuts.

You can select the app installed on your device as well as go for useful functions like Flashlight, Bixby wakeup, Do not disturb, and more. Do the same with another shortcut. Tap the “Done” option when completed.

Use Good Lock’s LockStar module:

If you are not satisfied with the above-mentioned stock lock screen customization options, install the Good Lock’s LockStar module for further personalization capabilities.

Open the module and enable lock screen customization on the following screen by tapping on the toggle in the top-left. Now tap on the lock screen to open a live preview with the customization features.

Here, you can select the element you want to customize and drag it anywhere on the screen to change its location. If you want, you can remove unwanted elements by tapping the “X” button in the top-right corner of the selection.

However, if you accidentally remove an element, tap the empty area in its previous position to open a pop-up menu including elements you can add to the area.

Change the appearance of the lock icon at the top of the screen, the clock widget, the shortcuts, or the toast by selecting the element and then tapping the icon with four squares in the bottom-left corner of the selection.

There are more Clock faces, the ability to add up to 6 app shortcuts, the ability to add Stickers, and more. After you complete the customization, select the “Save” button in the top-right corner to apply the changes.

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Breaking: Samsung Galaxy A14 5G gets One UI 6.1 update

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Samsung has initiated the release of Android 14-based One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy A14 5G smartphone. The update is rolling out in some Asian countries including India and Indonesia.

One UI 6.1 update for Samsung Galaxy A14 5G smartphone arrives with One UI build version A146PXXU7DXD3 and an installation package size of 1.6GB. The update is rolling out gradually so it may take hours or days to reach all models.

The update introduces a bundle of enhancements for the Galaxy A14 along with the April 2024 security patch. Notably, it lacks the Galaxy AI features of flagships but comes with amazing capabilities.

Users can now copy and paste objects between images, enjoy improved image clipping, and search within the Gallery app. The video editor allows for playback speed adjustments and project exports for cross-device editing. It also brings new lock screen widgets, customizable alarm alerts with AR Emoji, revamped Calendar app settings section, and more.

Overall the update enhances the Galaxy A14 5G experience with creative editing tools, personalization options, and security enhancements to make it a more versatile and secure device.

To install and install the update, open Settings>> Software Updates >> Download and install.

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Download the latest Good Lock apps/modules on your Galaxy – One UI 6/5.1.1

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Samsung Good Lock is a crucial part of One UI, especially for consumers who love smartphone customization. With each new One UI iteration, Samsung brings fruitful apps, plugins, and modules to Good Lock in order to take the personalization experience to the next level.

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The Android 14-based One UI 6 Good Lock could come with a handful of new plugins as part of making the application even more useful. Although all Good Lock plugins are not available for Galaxy consumers worldwide, you can take advantage of the remaining ones.

One UI 5 Good Lock update radically redesigned the overall look of the application, dividing the modules into two sections – Make Up and Life Up. The first section includes apps and services useful for personalization, while the second part consists of experimental Android tools.

Below, you can check brief info about plugins as well as download links from Galaxy Store and APKMirror.

Theme Park

  • You can create and apply themes easily and quickly
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Pentastic

Wonderland

  • Allow creating 3D motion wallpaper with various effects
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

LockStar

  • Customize and create a new lock screen and Always on Display.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

KeysCafe

  • Set the keyboard optimized for you and try creating your one unique animation sticker.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

NavStar

  • Conveniently organize the navigation bar and gesture mode.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Home Up

  • Enjoy the improved One UI Home experience.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

ClockFace

  • You can configure many different clock styles on the lock screen and AOD and customize the clock however you want.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

QuickStar

Nice Shot

  • Use the screenshot and screen recording features more conveniently
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

NotiStar

Edge Touch

  • Adjust settings for touch on edge screen easily
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

NiceCatch

  • You can customize Sound, Vibration, and screen history.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

One Hand Operation +

  • Use your phone or tablet easily with your thumb.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Routines+

  • Various features have been added to Bixby Routines, allowing you to create more powerful routines.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

MultiStar

  • Experience the improved Multi Window
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK [New update]

SoundAssistant

  • Expand Audio System settings and increase convenience
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Camera Assistant [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Customize your own camera settings to your preference
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

RegiStar [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Customize your smartphone’s home settings, search options, history, back taps, and more.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

DropShip [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Easily share files between devices running Android, iOS, and the Web.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Galaxy to Share [One UI 5 or higher ]

  • Share your own created personalization settings of various Good Lock modules
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK
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Samsung’s Android 14 Beta for Galaxy S23 is official in the US

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In addition to South Korea and Germany, Samsung has now launched the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta in the US. Users of carrier-unlocked or T-Mobile branded Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, or S23 Ultra smartphones can now sign up to get the Beta firmware via OTA.

It’s worth mentioning that the One UI 6 Beta is only available for T-Mobile and carrier-unlocked Galaxy S23 models in the US. This means Verizon, AT&T, US Cellular, and other carrier users have no other option than waiting for the official rollout.

One UI 6 Beta comes with a redesigned Quick Panel, which looks stunning and well-crafted for accessibility. The animations are also tweaked but require further optimization as the current situation of transition effects is not up to the mark.

In a recent Newsroom article, the South Korean tech giant confirmed that the One UI 6 Beta is equipped with more new customization capabilities. The design is simple and eye-catching, which will surely enhance the everyday operations of Galaxy devices.

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