Although the device care utilities will always run in the background to find problems, you can also tap Optimize now to perform manual optimization — very handy if you think there might be some problem with your smartphone.
The optimization process includes looking for duplicate or large files on your device, which for example may take up unnecessary space, or finding apps that are draining your battery or closing apps running in the background. unnecessarily.
Customize the always-on display
Samsung phones give you more control over what’s shown on the lock screen and how it’s displayed. From Settings, go to Lock screen and Always on display to configure it — though note that some low-cost Samsung handsets don’t offer this feature.
You will find that you have all sorts of settings to experiment with. For example, you can choose how long to display the always-on display and choose your preferred watch model from a variety of analog and digital options.
Other available settings allow you to switch between portrait and landscape orientation and choose the brightness of text on the lock screen. Whether media playback controls are displayed via the always-on display is also up to you.
You can even download the whole theme for always-on display: Press Topic from Settings, then select AOD to see what’s on offer. Quality can vary, but you should find at least a few options that suit your taste.
Put items in a safe folder
If you own a mid-range or flagship Samsung smartphone, you have access to Secure Folder: a special protected area of your device where you can store any type of file you want. want that no one else has access to.
Accessing Secure Folder on your Samsung phone requires additional authentication — fingerprint, PIN, or pattern — and all data within it is fully encrypted, which means virtually cannot be attacked.
From Settings, select Biometrics and security And after that Secure Folder. Once you have your authentication method set up and Secure Folder visible, you can add new files and apps to it by tapping + (plus).
You can also add files to Secure Folder from some other apps on your phone. For example, in the Gallery app, you can select photos and videos, then tap Than and Move to Secure Folder.
Running Samsung DeX
Samsung DeX is a way of operating your smartphone with a keyboard, mouse, and computer monitor. For example, if you have to edit a lot of images or do word processing on your phone, it can be useful.
What you’re basically doing is turning Android and OneUI into a desktop operating system, with all the benefits it offers — floating windows, more intuitive control over your apps, keyboard shortcuts, etc
You need some specific hardware: This only works with Galaxy S series phones, and you need a Samsung specific DeX cable to connect it to your monitor and peripherals. You can also plug it into a laptop or desktop computer and use the attached peripherals instead.
Samsung has a complete guide to DeX that you can refer to, but it’s not hard to get up and running and will seriously boost your mobile productivity — both in terms of what you can do on your phone and your execution speed.