Samsung One UI Home
Samsung Experience Home starts fresh with a new face and name: One UI Home. It comes with a simple screen layout, neatly arranged icons, as well as Home and Apps screens that perfectly fit Galaxy devices. Meet the better-looking One UI Home that blends familiarity with newness.
[New features available from Android Pie]
• Use Full screen gestures on the Home screen.
- You can hide the Navigation buttons at the bottom of the Home screen, and quickly switch between apps using gestures. Now, enjoy an even bigger Home screen.
• Lock the Home screen layout after rearranging app icons.
- This can prevent pages from being added and app icons from being repositioned or removed by accident. To lock the Home screen layout, go to Home screen settings, then turn on Lock Home screen layout.
• Touch and hold an app icon or widget.
- You can quickly access the App info or Widget settings screen without going through multiple menus.
※ The features described above require an update to Android Pie or a later version.
※ Available features may differ depending on the device or OS version.
If you have any questions or experience any issues while using One UI Home, contact us through the Samsung Members app.
※ App permissions
The following permissions are required for the app service. For optional permissions, the default functionality of the service is turned on, but not allowed.
• Storage : Used to restore the home screen layout data
• Contacts : Used to restore the contact widget information
If your system software version is lower than Android , please update the software to configure App permissions.
Previously allowed permissions can be reset on Apps menu in device settings after software update.
Samsungs OneUI is undoubtedly one of the best Android skins as of today and it has been further refined with its third iteration. The software has a clean design, has been optimized for comfortable one-hand use, has loads of slick animations, and quite a few new useful features.
In fact, many OEMs are now taking inspiration from Samsung for their custom interfaces. So if you are exploring your new Samsung phone or just received OneUI update, here are a few features you should try.
Best OneUI features to try
We have added OneUI features at the top followed by features that are also available in previous OneUI versions.
1. Change Call Background
OneUI lets you customize the call screen layout and to change call background for each SIM. This handy customization option is cool and can also help you quickly differentiate what number you are getting your call on.
To change call background, open the dialer app and go to settings from the triple tod menu at the top-right. Next, select Call background. You can now choose between two layouts and apply any video as the call screen background.
2. Turn on Notification History
You can turn on Notification History in OneUI just so you can revisit any notification that you accidentally swiped off.
The option is present under Settings >> Notifications >> Advanced Settings >> Notification History. In the same menu, you can also turn on Notification bubbles.
3. Widgets for always-on display and lock screen
One of the exciting features of One UI 3 is that it lets you peek into useful information widgets directly from lockscreen or Always-on screen. Just tap on the lockscreen clock or double tap on the Always-on display clock and swipe down to check music, digital wellbeing, and other widgets.
You enable these widgets from Settings >> Lockscreen >> Widgets.
4. More control in Quick Settings
Theres a lot happening in the Quick Settings Panel on OneUI You can find shortcuts to most of the advance features youd use frequently, switch between data from two SIM cards, and also access Samsungs own dashboard for connected devices and smart IoT products.
Using Device and Media buttons, you can easily manage media playback on your phone or on paired devices. There is no option to add Googles useful Smart home Dashboard which was introduced with Android
5. Double Tap to Sleep and Wake
Samsung has now added the option to put the screen to sleep using double-tap on an empty space on the home screen. You may enable double tap to wake and double tap to sleep from Settings >> Advanced Settings >> Motions and Gestures.
6. Live captions and Google Subtitles
OneUI also integrates Live captions from Android There is some lag involved but these could be very useful for users who require some hearing assistance or people who arent native English speakers and want some assistance understanding lyrics of a song or catching that one word while watching a movie without subtitles.
You can toggle live captions on or off from the Volume control card or from Settings>> Asscessibility >> Hearing enhancements >> Live caption. You can also turn on Live Transcribe and Google Subtitles from Hearing enhancements under Accessibility settings.
7. Customize side key
Long-press and double-tap actions on the power key or the Side button on Samsung phones running OneUI can be mapped to quickly launch the camera or to open any other particular app or to open the power menu.
You will find the options listed under Settings >> Advanced Settings.
8. Chane Autofill on Samsung phones
The default Auto-fill service on Samsungs One UI is Samsung Pass and if you have already fed your data to Google Autofill or any other password manager, it would we wise to switch as soon as you set-up.
To do so, just go to Settings >> General Management >>language and input >> Autofill service.
9. Hide Apps
The new Samsung One UI has an option to hide apps from the app drawer. So, if you need to keep certain apps private, you can hide them and they wont show up in your App drawer or on your home screen. You may still access them using app search or universal search.
To hide apps, long press on the Home screen, and tap on Home Screen Settings. Now select Hide Apps from launcher settings, and select the specific apps you wish to conceal.
Show Battery Percentage in Status Bar
To see the battery percentage in the status bar, go to Notifications>> Advanced Settings>> show battery percentage.
Change Accent Color on One UI
While we are talking about dark mode, there is a workaround to change Accent color on One UI phones. There isnt a direct option as there is on OnePlus phones, but you can still get the same result.
You can go to Settings>> Wallpaper and Themes, and switch to Themes tab. A handful of themes are listed under My Themes and all of these offer different Accent color. The two high contrast themes are similar to using Night mode but with a different accent color.
Try Bold Fonts
Incidentally, the bold font works really well with the new One UI design. From the same menu, you can also adjust Font size and choose from different font styles (or download new fonts).
Its been a bit late in the game, but Samsung has added the support for gesture navigation with the One UI. This should be helpful for people who are open to trying a new, but more immersive navigation system on Android, particularly those using large display tablets.
The gestures are quite basic and you can access them under Settings >>Display >>Navigation bar.
See more icons in the status bar
Since Samsung has now embraced the notch or the idea of cut-out display in general, there are a couple more options in the One UI to manage the status bar space (which takes a hit with notch-display phones).
You can limit the number of app icons on the status bar to 3 and decide if you wish to see battery percentage or not. Just pull down the notification shade (twice) to access quick settings. Now tap on the triple dot menu button and select Status bar.
Under accessibility settings (Settings>>Accessibility>>Advanced), One UI has the option to turn on flash notifications. You can turn on Screen flash and camera flash, which should ensure that you never miss an important notification.
Universal Search in Quick Settings
You can access Universal search directly from the quick settings using the magnifier option above settings tiles. From here you can look up apps, media files, contacts, messages, and more. In the next step, you can also run a Google search for the text.
Customize Always On Display
Always-On display has significantly improved (in terms of design) on the One UI, and its now more colorful. Under Settings>>lockscreen, you can customize Always On display clock styles and font color.
The One UI comes with several nifty animations. While these run perfectly fine on our Note 9, Samsung also adds an option to tone them down if required. To do so, go to Settings>>Advanced and turn on Reduce animations.
Replace App Shortcuts
You can also place two apps of your choice in App shortcuts that appear on the left and right corner of your lock screen. This way you can quickly access apps that you frequently use.
You will find the option under Settings >> Lock screen >> App shortcuts
The default font size has increased a bit with One UI. So, if you are used to your app drawer page showing more apps at once, you can also adjust the grid size for home screen and app screen from launcher settings.
Just long-press anywhere on the home screen and select Home screen settings.
The new Samsung Keyboard also has a floating mode, which is once again meant to ease single-handed operation.
Just press the arrow indicator on the right corner and select floating mode. You will now be able to reposition keyboard anywhere on the screen.
Recover Deleted Images
The images you delete from the gallery on One UI phones go to recycle bin. You can access the Bin from the triple-dot menu in the top-right corner and then restore or permanently delete images within.
22 Best One UI Hidden Features, Tips, and Tricks
Apart from the features that we have mentioned, there are numerous changes big and small in the UI and in Samsungs native apps. One UI is no longer exclusive to Samsungs high-end Galaxy Note and S-series phones and is now also available on affordable and mid-range Galaxy A-series and M-series phones from the brand.
Samsung One UI: 10 features you should know about
Samsung Experience has long been one of the better Android skins around, offering a variety of useful features. But Samsung One UI has emerged as the old skin’s replacement, launching on new phones (like the Galaxy S10) and coming to older devices alike.
In this post, we take a look at the 10 best Samsung One UI features. Keep in mind that some of them made their debut with One UI, while others were already present on previous versions of Samsung’s Android skin.
Best Samsung One UI features:
- A more versatile Samsung DeX
- Secure Folder
- Lift to wake functionality
- Disable the Bixby button (kind of)
- Game tools and Game Launcher
- System-wide dark mode
- Gesture navigation
- Dual messenger
- One-handed use
- Edge Screen
Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best Samsung One UI features as new ones launch.
1. A more versatile Samsung DeX
Who would’ve thought an Android brand would outdo Microsoft when it came to smartphone/desktop convergence? That’s what Samsung did with its DeX feature, allowing you to dock your phone to a larger display in order to have a PC-like experience.
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Samsung One UI improves this functionality in two major ways, with the first being that you no longer need an official DeX dock to use the feature. Now, you can simply plug your phone into a supported HDMI adapter to get the ball rolling. The second improvement is that you can keep using your phone when DeX mode is engaged — no need to choose between one or the other.
DeX isn’t available on all One UI phones, but all flagships from the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 onward support the feature. So if you don’t want to spend a fortune to get a phone with DeX, you can always opt for an older flagship instead.
2. Secure Folder
This one isn’t strictly one of the Samsung One UI features, as it appeared when the Android skin was still known as Samsung Experience. It’s certainly one of the better Galaxy phone features though, giving you peace of mind that any sensitive media, documents, and apps are safely stowed away in a PIN-protected safe.
Aside from accessing the folder via a PIN, you can also access it with your fingerprint or iris for added convenience. Adding content to the Secure Folder is easy too, as you use the Android sharing menu or tap add apps or add files in the app itself.
3. Lift to wake functionality
It’s a feature we’ve seen for several years now, but the lift to wake gesture is finally available in Samsung One UI. The function is pretty self-explanatory too.
As you may have guessed, the feature lets you simply pick up your Samsung device in order to wake the screen. So there’s no need to press the power button after picking up the phone. It’s a relatively small addition, but it’s convenient nevertheless.
4. Disable the Bixby button (kind of)
Samsung doesn’t let you completely disable the Bixby button in One UI, but it does let you choose between a single or double-press of the key. So if you’d like to activate Bixby with a double-press, you should launch Samsung’s voice assistant, then tap the three-dot icon > Settings > Bixby key. From here, you should simply choose the Double press to open Bixby option.
You can also assign the single press to another app or command, in case you’d like to launch WhatsApp or Reddit instead. The Bixby button isn’t completely disabled then, but it definitely makes it harder to accidentally activate the service.
5. Game tools and Game Launcher
Samsung was also one of the first brands to offer gaming features on its smartphones, and these features have since been aped by quite a few other manufacturers and gaming phones.
Starting with Game Launcher, this is a dedicated folder for all the games that are installed on your Samsung phone. It’s nothing groundbreaking, as you could simply make a folder yourself. Furthermore, the Game Launcher also hosts ads, making it visually unappealing.
Look a little closer though and you’ll find two icons near the bottom of the Game Launcher screen (below the ad window), and these are your Game Tools. The left-most icon is a simple toggle for muting alerts, while the right icon allows you to tweak game performance. The game performance tweaks take the form of a slider, allowing you to find the right balance of power saving and high performance.
In a neat move, Samsung also lets you tweak each game with its own slider. So if you only need high performance for PUBG, this can be done. Tapping on a game title from this menu also yields two more options in a maximum FPS slider and a low resolution toggle. So give these options a try if your favorite game isn’t running smoothly.
6. System-wide dark mode
Dark/night mode is one of the most requested features on smartphones and apps today, with quite a few OEMs and developers offering the option. Samsung One UI has also joined the party, offering a system-wide option as well.
The option is available by tapping Settings > Display > Night mode, giving you an eye-pleasing OLED-friendly theme. It doesn’t extend to every single facet of the phone and its apps, but it’s certainly a solid effort. One neat touch is that you can schedule the night mode, either from sunset to sunrise or with a custom start/end time.
7. Gesture navigation
Today’s smartphone displays are becoming ever taller, and we’ve seen numerous OEMs (and even Google) adopt gestures to make life easier.
iPhone vs Android gestures: Who does it better?
Samsung has joined the bandwagon too by adding gesture navigation in One UI. This differs from gestures seen on other smartphones though, as you’re simply swiping up from where each legacy key used to be. So going back one screen requires an upward swipe from where the back key used to be, for example.
Samsung’s gesture navigation method seems like a step between traditional navigation keys and full-on gestures seen on other phones. So if you aren’t quite comfortable with Huawei, Xiaomi, and stock Android gestures, this is a solid compromise.
8. Dual messenger
Samsung wasn’t the first company to deliver dual apps functionality, offering the feature shortly after Huawei and Xiaomi. Nevertheless, its Dual Messenger option (Settings > Advanced Features > Dual Messenger) has certainly been around for a few years now.
Much like Huawei and Xiaomi’s takes on the feature, Samsung’s Dual Messenger allows you to run two messaging accounts on one app. Be it WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, or Snapchat, quite a few of the most popular communication apps are supported.
9. An emphasis on one-handed use
Gestures aren’t the only navigation-related addition to Samsung One UI, as the company has been focusing on one-handed usage too. It only makes sense in light of devices like the Galaxy S10 5G and its inch display.
Samsung has tweaked its various menus and pre-installed apps, placing key UI elements within thumb’s reach. It’s not quite comprehensive though, as some apps like Samsung Health and the voice recorder don’t follow this convention. But it’s a decent start for the company, and we hope it follows through with implementing this in more apps.
Another feature that launched way before Samsung One UI is the Edge Screen or Edge Panel functionality, which first appeared on ’s Galaxy Note Edge. This feature essentially hides an app tray in the screen edge, surfaced by dragging your finger inwards from the edge.
The resulting window can host a variety of content, such as your favorite apps, a news feed, your favorite contacts, or Samsung’s smart select editing tools. Or you can have them all if you can’t decide, simply swiping through each category.
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How to STOP the Samsung ONE UI battery drain on your Galaxy S9, Note 9 and S10
Phone software updates are necessary. They tend to fix issues and they might even introduce new features. While not every update needs to be revolutionary, the least we can expect is that these updates don’t have a negative impact on our phones.
One common problem I noticed and received lots of questions about is the Samsung One UI. It seems that it can drain the phone’s battery pretty quickly, particularly with the Galaxy S9, Note 9 and now on the Galaxy S10 too.
I’ve put together a list of things you can do to deal with that issue and prolong battery life.
Turn Off the Non-Essentials
You really don’t need all connectivity features to be turned on all the time. Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, WiFi just put a drain on your battery so simply turning them on when you need them is simple enough to do.
This doesn’t just apply as a One UI fix, but to all phone owners in general. Use what you need, switch off what you dont.
From Settings, you’ll find an option called Device Care. Open that feature, followed by the drop-down menu at the top right corner and click Auto Optimization. This option will shut down all apps that aren’t essential but are running in the background using up your battery. You can set a certain time for your phone to automatically do this.
Another feature at Device Care is Auto Restart. Again, you can choose for it to happen late at night/early morning (eg: am) when you’re not using your phone. Auto Restart will reboot your phone improving battery life and clearing the operating system from things it doesn’t use. Just like its good practice to shut down your computer not just have it on standby, so you should do with your phone.
Battery Power Mode
By going to Battery then Power Mode, you’ll get a list of 4 power saving settings that you can choose from. These are: high performance, optimized, medium power saving, and maximum power saving. Each mode has its own settings, but what I like about them is that they’re customizable rather than rigid power saving modes.
I usually leave my phone on optimized, since high performance will drain the battery faster, while medium and maximum power saving modes can slow down the OS. Use those in a pinch when your phone is really low on power and you still need it to Uber home.
Select the phone’s night mode to save battery on brightness. This applies to the phone’s general theme and to specific apps. The One UI’s night mode can be selected from the dropdown notification bar. In order to save even more on brightness, you can go to apps like Twitter and YouTube and enable their night modes.
Essentially, the less power the screen draws, the longer the battery will last.
Go to Settings, Advanced Features, then click on Reduce animations. Now when you open an app it’ll simply open without any zooming in/out or any type of animations.
Compare what your phone looks and feels like before and after using this feature, and you’ll see the difference plus your battery will love you for doing that.
So in summary
The One UI update has bothered a lot of people because of its effect on battery life, but there are several ways to reduce the battery drain. Try one or a combination of the options and see what works best for you and your phone!
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What Is One UI?
If you are using the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet, chances are you’ve been using the One UI Home software. And if this is the first time you’ve heard about this system app, you are not alone.
By now, you might be curious what is One UI Home all about? This article will help you understand all about this launcher app from Samsung.
What is One UI Home?
All Android devices have a launcher, and One UI Home is Samsung’s version for its Galaxy products. This launcher lets you open apps and customizes the home screen's elements like widgets and themes. It re-skins the phone's entire interface, and adds a lot of unique features as well.
Many Samsung Galaxy users first discover this app when they check through the battery usage menu within the Settings app. However, since it's a system app, you can’t just delete or disable it.
One UI Home is not the first launcher that Samsung used in its devices. The Korean tech company has also used TouchWiz and Experience UX as predecessors to the current launcher.
Since its launch in , One UI Home has undergone several versions and updates. One UI was released on December 2, , and is based on Android It has some nifty revisions that improve the user experience.
The Best Features in One UI Home
The first version of the launcher app, the One UI , introduced many features unique to Samsung phones. There’s the dark mode, which is much easier on the eyes and can also improve battery life. It also brought in native screenshot editing tools, a refined Always-On display, promoted one-hand use, and added gestures as a means to navigate the device.
After a year since the first version was released, you might be wondering what is One Home UI doing lately? Below are some of the improvements of the One UI Home app version
1. Samsung Free
Samsung Free is an aggregator app that brings you all types of information, such as daily news, in an easy-to-scroll feed. It’s similar to Samsung Daily and Google Discover but with less clutter.
2. Bigger Volume Controls
Samsung revamped the volume control display to give you more control via its full volume panel. While it takes a vast section of the display, it gives you all the info you need within the slider, allowing you to vary the volumes of your phone’s media, notifications, and more.
3. Fixed the Bixby Button
The dedicated Bixby buttonfor the AI smart assistantis one of the big complaints that many Samsung flagship phones have in the past. Samsung fixed this by letting you choose between a single or double press of the key to access Bixby.
Related: 4 Ways to Use Bixby on Your Samsung Phone
4. Game Launcher and Tools
Samsung’s Game Tools suite allows you to customize your phone settings to fit your gaming experience. Game Launcher is a dedicated folder that stores all the games you installed. You can also tweak each game’s FPS via a slider and switch its resolution using a toggle menu.
5. New Look Notifications
The developers also changed the notification shade into a light gray color and a new fade-in animation with a smoother transition. Samsung also removed some of the clutter, like the power button on the upper right corner. Moreover, the music player also switches out of the notification area and the song title selection is accessible much quicker.
6. Faster Access to Widgets
Samsung One UI Home also improved how you can interact with widgets. Now you can long-press an application and view some of the app-related options. You can also scroll through the useful widgets when a pop-up menu appears.
7. Dual Messenger
Following the moves of Xiaomi and Huawei, Samsung allows you to run more than one instance of the same app. Now you can also open the second messenger option via Advanced features under the Settings menu. This feature allows you to run two messaging accounts from Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Snapchat, or Skype at the same time.
Do More With One UI Home
One UI Home is one of the most thoughtfully developed launchers and lets you get a unique Samsung device experience. It's a big improvement over the old TouchWiz system, both in terms of looks and features.
We've only touched the surface of what One UI has to offer. There are a whole lot more things you can do to customize your Samsung phone.
If you have a Samsung Galaxy or Galaxy Note device, don't suffer from the defaults. Make your device your own with these tips.
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Emma Collins is a Staff Writer at MakeUseOf. She's been writing articles on entertainment, social media, gaming, and more as a freelance writer for over 4 years. Emma loves gaming and watching anime during her spare time.
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