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10 Tips and Hidden Functions for Mastering One UI 4.0, the New Android Interface from Samsung

10 Tips and Hidden Functions for Mastering One UI 4.0, the New Android Interface from Samsung

Samsung officially Started using a UI 4.0, The latest version of the OS of its smartphones, based on Android 12. Currently, the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 Ultra are the first used devices. However, the Korean company plans to use One UI 4.0 on its other devices in the coming weeks.

In the innovation program, Android 12 introduces One UI, as Material U, which is an adaptive interface that adjusts the accent colors according to the built-in wallpaper. A UI 4 fully reviews the display and layout of widgets and provides rounded corners.
Samsung’s new OS interface uses Dark Evil for all icons, and introduces the new Pixar-in-Pixer mode, which allows you to move and resize to the desired size.

A UI 4 enhances the set of interface elements, simplifies some tasks, including copying and pasting, and introduces new simple tools for editing your photos. In the following lines, you will find everything you need to know to get started with One UI 4.

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1. Customize the accent color

This is one of the great innovations of One UI 4. Samsung adapts the Overlay Material U, changing the accent colors with the colors of the built-in wallpaper.

To customize them, open Settings And enter Wallpaper and style. Then go to the menu Color palette To select Color palette Used for the interface elements of your smartphone.

Use the opportunity to activate the option Apply. Application Icon Tap. Changes will also be reflected in the app icons on your smartphone. Press the button To the end Save your changes.

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2. Fast video recording

With this new version of One UI, you can now quickly shoot video without changing shooting mode.

To do this, openPhoto tool, Press your finger on the shutter button (it changes from white to red) and slide towards it Chains Start video recording.

3. Check if the camera or microphone is active

New security options appear in One UI 4. Of these, you can now know when apps are accessing your smartphone’s camera or microphone. In this case, when the camera or microphone is in use, you should see a green dot in the upper right corner of the smartphone.

Using the Quick Access Panel, you can manage their access to the applications you use by pressing the green icon. The Application Permissions menu should open for you to change.

4. Mix emojis

If you’re used to enhancing your messages by adding emojis, a UI 4 should be of interest to you. Samsung has added the opportunity to use a couple emojis to express mixed emotions. Many pairs of emojis are available on your own, but it is also possible to create your own pair of emojis.

To do this, tap the icon with the animated emoji at the bottom of the input field on the Samsung keyboard. This is a new button that integrates emojis, stickers and other animated GIFs. The keyboard should automatically suggest Creation Your own emojis. Then press Try.

Otherwise, drag the toolbar to the left, select the button containing the two emojis and press the button. +.

Finally select the two emojis you want to combine and press To be continued. Now select and press the animation to use to display your pair of emojis Send Insert them into your conversation.
Check out your pair of emojis by sending your message as you normally would.

5. Copy and drag to paste

Samsung changes copy and paste. Now you can select some text and drag it to the left or right side of the screen to enable the slip screen to be pasted on the other half of the screen in the second open application.

Keep in mind that the new application of this copy and paste will be very useful on folding screen devices like Galaxy Fold, Z Fold3 and Z Flip3.

6. Choose how to share your location

One UI 4 lets you choose how to share your location when using an application that requires access to your location. You now choose to share your location Perfect, Or to protect your privacy and your location Approximate.

This new system completes the possibility of granting full (when using the app) or temporary (only this time) authentication of applications that are already allowed to restrict access to your geographic location through installed applications.

7. Master your photos again

With One UI 4, Samsung introduces many new features on the photo editing page. Open Gallery Look at the photo you took on your smartphone. Press the Options button to be specified Three small dots In the lower right, select Master the photo again.

After analyzing the image, a UI shows an interface Front back. You can move the slider to see the preview before and after remastering the image. Samsung explains that this function makes it possible to “deflower” the image. When you are satisfied with the end, press the button Save Save a copy of your remastered photo.

8. Carve your photos

Among other new features introduced by One UI while editing the image, you can now automatically sculpt the subject of the image with one gesture.

To do this, you must first master the photo again (see previous step). When this is done, show the image you want to sculpt and press the icon Paint Enter edit mode.
In the toolbar, select Point circle Will be displayed on the right, and then draw the outside of the object you want to hold.

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Then press the button Pin shape. Now your carved object will be displayed on a black transparent background. Press Save. Confirm again by pressing on the top right, then the pop-up that appears to record your carved content Save.

The carved image is recorded on top of the original image. Do not worry though, the image can be restored to its original state very easily if needed.
To avoid “overwriting” the original image, press the Options button specified Three small dots, And selectSave as a copy.

The image is stored in PNG format (with transparency management) and can then be used to create your photo montages.

9. Resize the Pixar-in-Pixer window

The display and application (picture-in-picture) of remote videos is evolving. With a UI 4, Samsung offers greater flexibility in operation. In fact, videos that run on a remote window can now be resized to allow your business to navigate while capturing more screen space.

10. Further reduce the minimum screen brightness.

A UI 4 allows you to go beyond the minimum proposed if you use your smartphone in the dark by reducing the brightness as much as possible to protect your eyes.

To do this, open Settings And go to the menu Access. Then enter Vision improvements, Go down a little in the list of proposed parameters and implementExtra exhaustion.

At minimum brightness, enabling this parameter will further reduce the brightness of the screen.