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Samsung One UI 5.1 Home Screen Customization Settings, Tips and Tricks

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Samsung Wallpaper Services update

One UI 5.1 is Samsung’s most customizable and feature-rich software iteration to date. Home Screen, which is the second door of your phone’s user interface can be incredibly personalized in Samsung Galaxy devices, courtesy of the One UI 5.1 software.

One UI 5.1 Home Screen Customization

In order to access customization tools, you will be needing to tap and hold on the home screen.

One UI 5.1 Home Screen Customization

Wallpaper and style

This section allows you to change the home screen and lock screen wallpaper with categories including Featured, Gallery (custom), Graphical, Colors, Wallpaper services (Dynamic Lock screen, Samsung Global Goals), and Downloaded from the Galaxy Themes app.

The Color Palette is another useful feature, which allows you to optimize the entire user interface by picking up a dominant color from the home/lock screen. There’s a large directory of color combinations, and if you don’t wanna use the Color palette feature, it can be disabled as well.

Themed app icons and Dark mode optimization:

Similar to user interface elements, you can also turn the color of app icons into the already applied color palette for a more uniform appearance. Last but not least, there’s a pretty useful feature that allows you to dim the wallpaper’s brightness when the Dark mode is on.

Themes

One UI 5.1’s Themes tool lets you download additional personalization stuff from the Galaxy Themes app. In addition to system Themes, you can download Wallpapers, Icons, and AOD (Always On Display) themes from both paid and free categories.

One UI 5.1 Home Screen Customization

Widgets

Samsung is making the Widgets section epic with each One UI iteration. Dynamic Widget became the spotlight of One UI 5, and Samsung further added more new options such as Battery Status Widget, Dynamic Weather Widget, Contacts Widget, and Spotify Suggestions widget.

One UI’s Widget section introduces both pre-installed and apps-derived widget options including additional choices. Using the widgets feature, you can get important tasks done on the home screen itself, with no need to access and open the app and settings.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Contacts Widget

Home screen settings

This section consists of basic customization options so you make it your dream home screen. There are plenty of basic yet useful functions, allowing you to decide screen layout, grid style, folder, minus one page, auto-rotation and so on. You can check the list below:

  1. Home screen layout
    • Home and Apps screens
    • Home screen only
  2. Home screen grid
    • 4×5 | 4×6 | 5×5 | 5×6 | 4×5
  3. Apps screen grid
    • 4×5 | 4×6 | 5×5 | 5×6 | 4×5
  4. Folder grid
    • 3×4 | 4×4
  1. Add media page to Home screen
    • Google Discover
    • Samsung Free
  2. Show Apps screen button on Home screen
  3. Lock Home screen layout
  4. Add new apps to Home screen
  5. Hide apps on Home and Apps screens
  6. App icon badges
    • Number
    • Dot
  7. Swipe down for notification panel
  8. Rotate to landscape mode

One UI 5.1 Home Screen Customization

You can further extend the One UI 5.1 home screen customization experience with Good Lock apps.

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.

Good Lock

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

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Samsung Good Lock 2.2.04.81 update

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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Samsung Galaxy S23 February 2024 update Australia

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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One UI 6 Feature: Samsung’s Android 14 Beta brings recreated Weather App

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One UI 6 Weather Widget

Samsung introduced its much-anticipated One UI 6 beta program for Galaxy S23 so that users can test the upcoming features from now on. One of the most eye-catching features of the One UI 6 Beta is the revamped Weather app.

With the new One UI 6.0 Weather Insights widget, users get a comprehensive overview of their local weather conditions. From upcoming severe storms to snowfall, rain, and other weather-related occurrences, this widget keeps users well-informed.

One UI 6 Weather Widget

But that’s not all as the Weather app has also changed, now providing a lot of additional information. Users can now get details about snowfall, moon phases and timings, atmospheric pressure, visibility distance, dew point, and wind direction directly within the app.

The inclusion of an interactive map view takes weather tracking to a whole new level. Users can easily navigate around the map, swipe to explore different areas, and tap on locations to instantly access local weather conditions.

The illustration in the weather widget and the pictures in the app present an attractive representation of the current weather conditions. The background colors dynamically change to suit different times of the day to deliver a better weather experience.

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