5 Cool Features You Only Get in Samsung’s Android Version

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Although device maintenance utilities still run in the background to check for problems, you can also tap the icon Optimize now button to perform manual optimization – very handy if you think there might be some issues with your smartphone.

The optimization process includes checking for duplicate or large files on your device that might be taking up space unnecessarily, for example, or checking for apps that drain the battery, or unnecessarily closing apps running in the background. plan.

Customize always-on display

Samsung phones give you more control than most over what displays on your lock screen, as well as how it displays. In Settings, go to Lock screen and Always displayed to set it up, but note that some budget Samsung handsets don’t offer this feature.

You will see that you have all sorts of settings to play with. You can, for example, choose how long the always-on display remains visible and choose your preferred clock style from a variety of digital and analog options.

Other settings available let you switch between portrait and landscape orientation and choose the brightness of text on the lock screen. It’s also up to you whether or not the media playback controls are shown via the always-on display.

You can even download entire themes for always-on display: tap Themes in Settings, then select DOAC to see what’s on offer. Quality may vary, but you should find at least a few options that suit your tastes.

Move items to a secure folder

If you have a midrange or flagship Samsung smartphone, you have access to a Secure Folder: a specially protected area of ​​your device where you can store any type of file that no one else has access to.

Accessing the Secure Folder on your Samsung phone requires additional authentication – a fingerprint, PIN, or pattern – and all data within it is fully encrypted, meaning it’s nearly impossible for it to be hacked.

In Settings, choose Biometrics and security so what Secure Folder. Once you’ve set your authentication method and viewed the Secure Folder, you can add new files and apps to it by tapping the + (plus) button.

You can also add files to the Secure Folder from several other apps on your phone. In the Gallery app, for example, you can select photos and videos, then tap After and Move to Secure Folder.

Samsung DeX lets you use your phone like a desktop computer.

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Run Samsung DeX

Samsung DeX is a way to use your smartphone with a keyboard, mouse, and computer screen. If you have a lot of image editing or word processing to do on your phone, for example, this might come in handy.

What you’re essentially doing is turning Android and OneUI into a desktop operating system, with all the benefits that brings: floating windows, more intuitive control over your apps, keyboard shortcuts, and more.

You need specific hardware: it only works with a Galaxy S series phone, and you need a specific DeX cable from Samsung to connect it to your monitor and peripherals. You can also plug it into a laptop or desktop computer and use the peripherals connected to it instead.

Samsung has a complete guide to DeX which you can check out, but it’s not hard to get started and should seriously boost your mobile productivity, both in what you can do on your phone and how quickly you can do it.

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