These features will allow you to take full advantage of One UI

These features will allow you to take full advantage of One UI

Samsung's new user interface, called One UI, is one of the most important changes the South Korean manufacturer has made to its software in recent months. This change from Samsung Experience was particularly exciting, so we decided to tell you the best features.

With its more minimalist and purer design, the One UI user interface was primarily designed to use the smartphone with one hand, making it easier to reach menu items that were previously difficult to access. However, there are many other features to discover and some of them hide behind certain submenus. Let's see together what are the most interesting.

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One UI was created to help users reach the hardest points of the user interface / AndroidPIT

Activate gestures for full navigation

The navigation gestures in the user interface are one of the main features of Android Pie. Many manufacturers have adopted this type of Google navigation, while others (such as Samsung, in fact) have decided to develop their own version.

The main feature of the gestures is the total elimination of the navigation bar, adding more space to use on the screen of the smartphone. To activate gestures on your Galaxy, simply follow these steps:

  • Go in Settings> Display> Navigation Bar
  • Select the item Manage in full swing
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Activate gestures to use more of the screen. AndroidPIT

In this way, the navigation bar will disappear completely and you can use the gestures to move in the interface. If you need a "guide" that tells you where to drag, you can activate the function Advice on gestures. In this way, you will see o drag your finger to perform the different actions Back, Home and Recent Applications.

Enable dark mode at the system level

We were eagerly awaiting the arrival of dark system scale on Samsung devices and we were finally satisfied. Until now, the only way to save battery with the AMOLED standards of smartphones from the South Korean manufacturer was to install a dark theme via the Themes section. However, the problem has finally been solved once and for all ….

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A dark theme will help you save the battery. AndroidPIT

There are two ways to activate Night mode. The easiest way is to lower the drop-down menu of notifications by displaying all the quick options, go to the second page and touch the Night Mode icon. Otherwise, just go Settings> Display and activate the function from this element.

With Super AMOLED display of Samsung devices, Dark Mode will certainly help you save energy while giving the user interface a much more particular look and, most importantly, more suitable for your eyes.

More notifications for apps you use less

Sometimes we install applications that we only use from time to time, but even so, they always do some background work that is displayed in the notification bar.

The feature allows you to select a group of applications that you do not want to uninstall but for which you do not want to receive persistent notifications. In addition, adding them to this list will save you battery. Follow these simple steps:

  • Go in Settings> Device Maintenance
  • Select the option Drums
  • Tap the Options button at the top right (three vertical dots) and select settings
  • Select the item Standby applications
  • By pressing the button Add then selecting your application, you solve your problem
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Pause applications that you do not want to receive persistent notifications. AndroidPIT

Change the style of notifications on the locked screen

Whereas previously, it was possible the only possible choice was to display or not the content of notifications on the screen, thanks to One UI you can also choose which style to display them. You will find this setting under Settings> Lock Screen> Notifications. In this submenu, you can choose what should be displayed, hide the content, choose the transparency level, and display or not the notification icons in the Always On Display menu.

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You can finally change the style of notifications. AndroidPIT

Manage your status bar in the best way possible

Since the arrival of the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 +, Samsung offers holes in the screen. You will notice new options thanks to which you will be able to manage the bar of tat.

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A little customization also in the status bar / AndroidPIT

By fully lowering the notification bar (twice), press the 3 small vertical dots and then tap State Bar. Here you can therefore limit the number of icons displayed in the status bar (3 icons or all notifications) or display or not the percentage of the battery.

Hide the hole

This customization is currently only available on the new Galaxy S10 line and on Samsung devices with an Infinity-U screen. As with other devices, this setting allows you to hide the hole or notch by defining a black background on the status bar.

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Here's what the Galaxy S10 + looks like after hiding both cameras before. AndroidPIT

Increase the speed of the system

As you probably already know, in the Android OS development options, you can reduce the speed of animations. This change makes smartphones faster because the animations between closing, opening and switching from one application to another are faster.

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Samsung offers the ability to reduce animations in one touch. AndroidPIT

But many people do not know that on One UI, Samsung allows you to further accelerate the performance of the system with a simple gesture. Just activate the option Reduction of animations in the menu Settings> Advanced Features.

Do you know of other interesting features of One UI add this list? Let us know below in the comments.

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