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6 Samsung Galaxy S21 settings you should know


Do you want to get even more out of your new Samsung Galaxy S21? Here are 6 settings you should try.

Now that you have your Galaxy S21, S21 + or Galaxy S21 Ultra, and that you have learned how to configure it for the first time, the time has come for you to start get even more out of your new device.

And is that with One UI 3.1, the version of the customization layer that gives life to the devices, Samsung has included new functions and settings that you should not miss.

Front of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

Front of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

"Adaptive" movement fluidity

All models of the new Galaxy S21 series have a display with high refresh rate. And even better: they are all capable of vary the panel refresh rate based on the content displayed.

Although the S21 Ultra is the model with a greater frequency range, being capable of varying between 11 and 120 Hz, the other two models also have this option. To activate it, just follow these steps:

  1. Go to the mobile settings.
  2. Tap on "Screen".
  3. In the "Fluency of movements" section, choose the "Adaptable" option.

Google Discover on the One UI home screen

Without a doubt it is one of the great what's new in One UI 3.1, and is that there were many users of Samsung devices who wanted replace Samsung's news feed with Google's on their home screens.

Now it is possible to do it in a very simple way. Just follow these steps:

  1. On the home screen, long press on an empty slot.
  2. Go to the screen to the far left.
  3. Flip the switch at the top, and check "Google Discover."

Detailed pop-up notifications

In an effort to give the system interface a totally minimalist appearance, Samsung sometimes ends up reducing the usefulness of certain elements of the system.

It is the case of pop-up notifications, which by default only show a notifications content line, and they lack smart answers and other relevant details. Fortunately, it is possible to recover all these functions by following a few simple steps:

  1. Go to the mobile settings.
  2. Tap on "Notifications".
  3. In the "Pop-up notification style" section, choose the "Detailed" option.

S-Pen compatibility

By now, you probably already know that the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the first model of the history of the Galaxy S series compatible with an S-Pen - the rest of the models of the family do not have this option.

However, in order to use an S-Pen on your Galaxy S21 Ultra, before you must activate option present in the system settings by following these steps:

  1. Go to the mobile settings.
  2. Tap on "Advanced Features".
  3. Activate the switch for the "S Pen" option.
Galaxy S21 Ultra with S Pen

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with S-Pen.

Double press to turn off the screen

A function that in its day was the most widespread in Android, and that for some reason was disappearing, was the possibility of turn off the mobile screen with two taps about her. Now, Samsung has revived this most convenient utility. To activate it, these are the steps you must follow:

  1. Go to the mobile settings.
  2. Tap on "Advanced Features".
  3. Access the "Movements and gestures" section.
  4. Activate the "Double press turns off screen" switch.

When you have activated it, to turn off the screen you only need to double tap on an empty space on the home or lock screen.

Detailed notifications on home screen notifications

Finally, an option that we recommend consists of show notification details on lock screen, instead of just the icons of the apps that each notification comes from. To do this, you just have to follow a few simple steps:

  1. Open the mobile settings.
  2. Go to the "Lock screen" section.
  3. Tap on "Notifications".
  4. Check the option "Details" - the default option is "Only icons" -.

With all these settings, the experience with your Samsung Galaxy S21 will be more complete, and you can get even more out of your new device.