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One UI 5.1 Always On Display: How to activate and customize on all Samsung devices

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Samsung Always On Display One UI

Samsung One UI 5.1 brings an enhanced Always On Display feature, which delivers a stunning user experience. Galaxy users are adequately aware of the Always On Display, while some users may have not activated or customized the function yet.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to access the One UI 5.1 Always On Display, turn it on or off, access additional settings, and edit the appearance. For starters, it’s going to be a big beneficial guide, while users already rocking with AOD on Galaxy can share their setup with us at tip[at]sammyfans[dot]com.

Samsung’s amazing AOD lets you view the clock, battery, and missed phone call/message notifications when the screen is turned off. Despite keeping the screen on all time, the feature uses less power and utilizes the proximity sensor to turn off completely when in the pocket.

With regular improvements, the company made the Always On Display feature more appealing. You can keep it on and show it off to your friends, while the ClockFace app allows you to create a customized clock appearance for the AOD functionality.

Let’s begin the guide:

Access AOD

First, swipe down from the Notification bar, then select the settings Settings icon. Now, scroll to and select Lock screen, turn Always On Display on or off and select the Always On Display switch. To access AOD Settings, select Always On Display and Edit the settings as desired.

One UI 5.1 Always On Display

Adding to this, One UI also allows you to edit the Always On Display appearance. To do so, navigate to the Always On Display screen, and select Clock style. Once done, you will be able to Edit the appearance as desired, then select Done.

One UI 5.1 Always On Display

It’s worth mentioning that flagship Galaxy devices may offer additional customization settings and options compared to budget ones. Samsung tells features availability varies by market and carrier so there’s a chance of riffs for consumers worldwide.

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One UI 5 Watch Beta: How to join, download and install when Samsung starts

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Samsung One UI 5 Watch

A few days back, Samsung teased the One UI 5 Watch operating system. This new wearable OS will be coming pre-installed with the next-generation Galaxy Watch lineup this August. Meanwhile, Samsung also starting the One UI 5 Watch Beta for current models this month.

As of May 20, Samsung has not announced the One UI 5 Watch’s Beta Program. It’s expected to begin next week for the Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. With a few simple steps, you will be able to join the One UI 5 Watch Beta through your Galaxy device.

How to join One UI 5 Watch Beta

To participate in the One UI Watch Beta Program, you must register through the Samsung Members app on your device:

  1. In the Samsung Members app, log in with your Samsung Account.
    • If you do not have a Samsung Account, create an account on the Samsung Account site.
  2. Once logged in to the Samsung Members app, select “Notices > Registration for One UI Watch Beta Program.”
  3. Complete and submit the application form.

If you meet the participation criteria, you will be enrolled in the One UI Watch Beta Program.

How to download & install One UI 5 Watch Beta

You must be enrolled in the One UI Watch Beta Program to install the Beta software. To avoid compatibility issues, before installing the Beta software, make sure all apps such as Galaxy Wearable and Watch Plugin on the device are updated to the latest version available.

If you enrolled in the Beta program successfully, update notifications will be sent at the start of Beta.

To download and install the Beta software, on your device, select “Settings > Software update > Download and install”. You can also use the update menu in Samsung’s Galaxy Wearable app. Beta software updates are rolled out gradually to One UI Watch Beta Program participants.

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How to recover calls and messages from a Samsung Galaxy using Find My Mobile

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Samsung Retrieve Calls and Messages

Samsung’s Find My Mobile function allows you to locate, lock and/or wipe your device remotely, which is necessary if you have lost your Galaxy device. This guide tells you how you can enable an important toggle, which makes it possible to recover calls and messages from your Samsung Galaxy.

Firstly, you will need to be signed into your Samsung account in order to use Find My Mobile. And to utilize the tools available in the Find My Mobile section, you will need to enable the Remote Controls feature on your mobile device before you can use the service.

How to enable Remote Control feature

From the home screen of your Samsung device, swipe up and choose Settings. Now, you have to open the Security and privacy tab, where you can find the option to expand Find My Mobile tools.

Once expanded, hit the toggle to turn on the Find My Mobile. It will get enabled swiftly if your phone already has Samsung Account logged in, otherwise, you need to login or create a new one.

Now, simply tap the switches to turn on the listed tools namely Allow this phone to be found, Remote unlock, Send last location, Retrieve calls and messages, and Offline finding.

Samsung Retrieve Calls and Messages

Note: If you have already set up your Samsung account on your account, you may need to enter your password.

How to enable Retrieve calls and messages

During the procedure of setting up Find My Mobile, you have already enabled the “Retrieve calls and messages” feature. It allows you to recover your calls and messages if you lost your Samsung Galaxy device or it gets misplaced/stolen.

Find my mobile will show you the last 50 numbers that your device has made or received, for calls and messages. To recover, you will first need to login into SmartThings Find using your Samsung Account on a PC or secondary device and follow the below-mentioned steps.

  1. On the Find My Mobile page, click Retrieve calls/messages
  2. Click Retrieve
  3. The last 50 numbers will display on your screen
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Hidden Samsung trick to boost Internet speed on your Galaxy device

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Samsung Internet issues

Internet has become an essential thing in the modern era. Today most people carry a mobile with good internet speed as soon as they wake up in the morning so that they can get the latest information around the world. If you use any Samsung device and the internet speed is slow then you can boost it.

Many times it happens that even after having a data package, the internet does not run at a satisfactory speed, which delays our work. One of the reasons for this is that some functions are enabled in our Samsung smartphones that we do not need.

So in order to increase the internet speed on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone, all you have to do is disable them. Let’s see how to do this.

Samsung Internet Speed

How to change the Network download speed limit?

Slow internet and data (upload/download) speed may be due to changes in the value of developer options. If the network download speed limit is set to a low value in Android Developer Options mode, then data and other functions may not work normally.

Internet speed can be improved if you change options, and if you disable developer options mode, the changed settings are automatically restored to their default values. Let’s see how to set the network download limit:

  • Visit the Settings app of your Galaxy smartphone.
  • Scroll down and tap on Developer options [Enabling steps given below].

Samsung Internet Speed

  • Tap on the toggle to turn it on.

  • In the networking section, you can see Network download rate limit options. You can also search for the option by tapping on the search icon located at the top right corner. Tap on it.
  • Select the ‘ No limit’ option.

Samsung Internet Speed

How to turn on Developer options Menu?

If you don’t know how to turn on the Developer menu option, you just need to follow a few steps.

Open Settings on your Galaxy devices >> Scroll down and press About phone >> Tap on Software information option >> Click on the Build number seven times >>Enter your pattern, PIN, or password to enable the Developer options menu.

Now, you can see the Developer options menu in Settings below About Phone.

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