5 Samsung Modes and Routines hacks automate and simplify your tasks
Samsung Modes and Routines feature is a smart tool that automates your phone according to the principles of “If This Then That” (IFTTT). With One UI 5.0, Samsung introduced this amazing feature and One UI 5.1 further enhances it. Here you can check 5 Samsung Modes and Routines hacks to experience awesome automation on your Galaxy smartphone.
Through this feature, you can set up highly personalized tasks and consequences, adapting them to your daily habits and routines. That way, you no longer have to constantly fiddle with your phone’s settings. If you haven’t used this intelligent feature on your Samsung devices then try it now.
5 Samsung Modes and Routines Hacks
1.) Change Sound Settings
Allow Modes and Routines automatically set your sound settings to silent at work, to ring at home, and to ring and vibrate at full volume when you’re out. All you have to do is set your location as a condition so that the phone can figure out where you are and what you want.
If: You are at work, home, or outdoor
Then: Change your Sound Settings
2.) Different Speaker Sound Profile
You can create separate sound profiles for each whether your phone is connected to the Galaxy Buds, wired headphones, car stereo, home theater system, or portable speaker. For example, you can set different volume levels, equaliser settings, and activate Dolby Atmos for different devices.
If: You want to enjoy awesome sound effects
Then: Create sound profiles for different speakers
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3.) Specific Resolution for gaming or watching a movie
You can preset video streaming or gaming applications to run at a specific resolution and refresh rate (60Hz or 120Hz) or at a specific brightness level you prefer. This way, you can enjoy the best movie or game experience on your phone.
If: You’re watching a movie or gaming
Then: Set specific resolution and refresh rate
4.) Set Driving Mode
Driving Mode activates when you get in the car and can automatically play music apps to keep you entertained during your drive or play maps to get you to your destination. You can set it to automatically decline incoming calls with a message saying you’ll get back to the caller shortly. This mode keeps you safe on the road.
If: You’re driving
Then: Run music and map
5.) Enable Eye Comfort Shield for selected apps
Set up a routine to keep turning on the Eye comfort shield while you’re running a reading app or web browser.
If: You open reading apps or a web browser
Then: Activate eye comfort shield
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One UI 6.0
Samsung One UI 6 concept displays gradient elements, interface rounding
Samsung is internally readying the One UI 6 software, which will bring the Android 14 to Galaxy devices. The Beta activity is about two months away, while concept creator SOUIC shared a handful of images displaying One UI 6 featuring aesthetic gradient elements, an elegant interface rounding, and beautiful blur.
The Quick Settings and Notification Panel got refreshed in the concept with beautiful blur, renovated brightness slider, and neat toggles. The notifications are now featuring padding from both sides to provide you with more convenient access across them.
Similar to Apple’s iOS, the expanded app settings panel is now presented with hard blurred background, which entirely makes the remaining home screen icons blurry. Thankfully, the expanded tools are now visible with an even clearer appearance with solid shape below.
Additional functional sections of the system Settings window are also aligned in the center with padding on both sides. The overall appearance got sticking, and it will be interesting to see if Samsung makes it happen int he official One UI 6 software.
One UI 5.1.1 coming to these Samsung devices: One UI 5.1.1 Device List
In February, Samsung started releasing the One UI 5.1 for Galaxy devices. Moving ahead, the company has started the development and testing of the new One UI 5.1.1 version for select Galaxy devices. Here, you can check the One UI 5.1.1 device list to ensure the availability of this One UI version.
Usually, Samsung develops and brings the x.1.1 version for foldable and tablet devices, however, select Galaxy S and A series devices also receive enhancements. This year, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 will bring One UI 5.1.1 software iteration, which will be based on Android 13.
Samsung is expected to begin the One UI 5.1.1 rollout for older Galaxy devices by late August. We are months away from the tentative timeline, however, the South Korean company may amaze Galaxy consumers yet again with speedy software deployment.
Apart from foldable Galaxy devices, the Galaxy tablets running One UI 5.1 would also get a chance to get updated to the new One UI 5.1.1. Ahead of the Android 14-based One UI 6.0, One UI 5.1.1 is likely to introduce new multitasking features and functional enhancements.
Samsung One UI 5.1.1 Device List
- Z Fold 4 5G
- Z Fold 3 5G
- Z Fold 2 5G
- Z Flip 4 5G
- Z Flip 3 5G
- Z Flip 5G
- Z Flip LTE
- Tab S8, Tab S8 Plus and Tab S8 Ultra
- Tab S7 FE
Note: This is not an official list. It is based on Samsung’s rollout habits and past deployments.
One UI 5.1 will remain the latest Samsung software until the debut of the One UI 5.1.1 version. The 5.1 version of One UI comes with improved animation and visual effects over the One UI 5.0, based on Android 13. There’s plenty to explore in this new iteration, find out more here!
One UI 6.0
Samsung One UI 6.0 beta coming very soon
Samsung has recently released a new Calculator app update, bringing support for the unreleased One UI 6.0 software. The changelog also revealed that the Android 14-based One UI version is going to be more colorful, thanks to Google’s efforts towards the Material You design engine.
Calculator app got support for an upcoming One UI version isn’t the first time incident as Samsung often did it in the past. Meanwhile, it’s not an avoidable development but indicates an early (than last year) arrival of Samsung’s Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta Program to Galaxy devices.
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Android 14 reached the second Beta milestone, while Google has two more Beta builds in the pipeline. After two major Beta and some additional incremental updates, the new OS will go official for the Pixel smartphone lineup as well as AOSP.
Last year, the South Korean tech giant started the One UI 5 Beta program 10 days ahead of the Android 13 launch. This year, the program is expected to go official earlier as the company is already preparing for the new software, with major features may be reserved for the 2024 debut.
At first, the One UI 6 Beta will be available for the Galaxy S23 series in seven countries including the US and South Korea. After the latest flagship lineup, the company will expand this opportunity to more products including the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 series.
Samsung One UI 6.0 beta coming very soon.
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