Samsung’s Galaxy 21 is out currently. All 3 designs look absolutely remarkable, in between complete 5G assistance throughout the schedule, a brand-new electronic camera variety and also enhanced electronic camera functions. The S21 Ultra also has a brand-new attribute for the S-series, with S-Pen stylus pen assistance.
All 3 phones run Android 11 with Samsung’s One UI 3.1 exclusive skin. That suggests you obtain the very best of Android 11, yet you likewise have accessibility to renovations and also tweaks Samsung has actually made to the os. For instance, the S21 has 2 various kinds of drifting alerts and also you can currently include results to your video clip calls.
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Below I’ll reveal you a few of the very best concealed functions I’ve found on the Galaxy S21 Ultra until now.
How to transform the S21 off
If you long-press the power switch anticipating to transform the phone off, you remain in for a shock. A Bixby shock, to be precise. That’s right, keeping in the power switch will certainly introduce Bixby, as opposed to offering you the choice to transform the phone off. But do not stress, you have a couple of various alternatives to power your S21 down or reactivate it:
- Swipe below the top of the display to see the fast setups panel, after that touch on the power switch in the top-right edge.
- Long press the side switch and also quantity down switch at the exact same time up until the power food selection turns up.
- Change the side switch to operate as the power switch by mosting likely to Settings > Advanced functions > Side essential and also choose Power off food selection. From currently on, long-pressing the power switch will certainly raise the power food selection.
S-Pen assistance on the S21 Ultra
This isn’t a surprise attribute, even it simply isn’t all that apparent unless you have actually been clearly outlined it. You see, the S21 Ultra does not have anywhere to save the S Pen, like the Note collection does. So if you purchased the phone due to the fact that you desired the very best Samsung needs to supply, you would not understand any kind of far better.
The S21 Ultra will certainly collaborate with any kind of Galaxy Note collection or Galaxy Tab S collection S-Pen stylus pen. Or you can select the S21 Ultra instance that consists of an S Pen.
If you have an S Pen, all you require to do to begin utilizing it with the Ultra is to touch the suggestion of it to the display and also it must simply function. If you float the pen simply over the display’s surface area, you’ll see a little symbol on the display screen revealing that it identifies the stylus pen. Once you touch it to the display, the Air Command symbol will certainly turn up on the display, allowing you take fast notes, screenshots and more.
Add results to your video clip phone calls
Ever see a person make use of those elegant histories on Zoom? The ones that make it appear like you’re elsewhere? Well, you can do that on the Galaxy S21 in your video clip calls. To choose your result, most likely to Settings > Advanced functions > Video call results. Turn it on, after that choose whether you desire your history simply obscured, a shade or a particular picture from your pictures.
Turn on Floating alerts for very easy accessibility to signals
Android 11 brought the launch of Google’s brand-new Bubbles alert attribute, which looks and also functions a great deal like Facebook Messenger’s Chatheads attribute. That is, as opposed to needing to swipe down the alert panel to see signals, a drifting circle provides you fast accessibility to your discussions in any way times. Bubbles does the exact same point, however, for even more applications, like Google’s Messages.
Bubbles signs up with Samsung’s variation of the exact same attribute, called Smart pop-up sight. But prior to you can make use of either one, you’ll require to allow it.
Go to Settings > Notifications > Advanced setups > Floating alerts. Pick the choice you wish to make use of, both of which have a fast computer animation on the display to demonstrate how they function. Experiment with both Bubbles and also the Smart pop-up attribute to identify which one you choose, also if it’s neither of them.
Lock display widgets
Samsung’s Always On Display attribute has actually long been a fave of mine. It makes it very easy to promptly see details or control audio playback, yet with the Galaxy S21, you can do much more with it. If you most likely to Settings > Lock display > Widgets you can switch on each widget you want to make use of, together with Show on Always On Display. Then, whenever your phone is secured and also the AOD is energetic, double-tap the clock to see every one of your widgets.
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Search for anything on your phone
Having problem discovering an application, call or submit? Swipe below the top of the display to evaluate the fast setups faster way panel, after that swipe down once more to see the complete fast setups panel. Tap the search symbol on top of the display and also kind your question.
As we remain to dig with the Galaxy S21 and also its functions, we’ll maintain including even more covert functions that we discover. If you have a preferred, leave a remark. If you’re still undecided regarding the S21, make sure to review our testimonial. And after that, if you’re encouraged, you can get one now.