[Review] Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra tips & tricks, hidden features

With the Samsung Galaxy S23 Extremely being such a powerhouse because of a brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip and a 5,000mAh battery, you’d need to get essentially the most out of your buy.

Realistically, there are in all probability properly over 100 suggestions and tips to maximise your utilization of the S23 Extremely, although not all of them are essentially that helpful, new, or fascinating. 

After tinkering round, we’ve shortlisted 11 particular suggestions and tips to entry lesser-known or hidden options in your new telephone.

1. Widget customisation: see data you want from completely different apps at a look

Customisation is a giant a part of the Android expertise, and also you’re lacking out should you assume it’s nothing particular. (I’m speaking about myself, previous to discovering out about this function for this text…)

An extended press on your property display screen will carry up customisation choices, the place you’ll be able to select so as to add a number of widgets to the house display screen.

Principally, a widget is a part of an app. For instance, in your Clock app, you’ll be able to set a timer, alarm, or test the time. Every one among these options could be a widget provided by your telephone.

So, if I have been so as to add a timer widget to my house display screen, this implies I can set a timer sooner and simpler, with out having to first go into the Clock app.

Widget customisation on the S23 Extremely additionally permits you to entry your most incessantly used apps sooner, and see the battery ranges of your telephone and different equipment at a look.

2. Dolby Encompass Sound: have higher audio for apps and video games

Recognized for its encompass sound and spatial audio expertise, Dolby Atmos is broadly used throughout cinemas and residential TV techniques worldwide.

Should you’re a sucker for good audio, then it’s possible that you simply’d need to get pleasure from the identical in your telephone. You’ll be able to apply this function to all of your audio, or selectively apply it to only movies, music, gaming, and extra.

3. Most display screen decision: see all the things in your display screen with extra readability

Warning: when you flip this on, you could by no means need to return to the default display screen decision. By default, your S23 Extremely is on FHD+ decision (2316 x 1080), and the utmost decision is WQHD+ (3088 x 1440).

It positively will eat up your battery sooner, however in principle, the S23 Extremely’s 5,000mAh battery ought to nonetheless provide you with a minimum of a piece day’s price of use on this setting.

4. Video auto monitoring: hold your topic in focus when recording

This one’s fairly self-explanatory, and is activated in your Digital camera app settings. Say should you’re filming your pet doing one thing, or should you’re panning your digicam round a bit however desire a particular object to remain in focus, this function ought to come in useful.

Simply activate the setting and faucet in your object of focus, and you need to be seeing outcomes.

5. Extract textual content: “copy” phrases on a bit of paper and “paste” it in Samsung Notes

For this, you’d have to have Samsung Keyboard as your default, because it can’t be discovered on different keyboards.

Click on on the three dots within the higher proper nook of your keyboard, and also you’ll see the function. Utilizing your telephone digicam, the software program identifies phrases it’s detecting from a bit of paper, an indication, or anything, and pastes them into your Samsung Notes.

It’s purported to be a extra handy option to take down notes with out really typing something, nevertheless it’s removed from excellent. 

If the textual content it’s making an attempt to determine isn’t very legible or written in dangerous handwriting, your notes can change into a complicated mess. In a pinch although, it may nonetheless be higher than nothing.

6. Pin an app: prohibit another person’s utilization of your telephone to solely a selected app

To these paranoid about folks going by their telephone when passing it round to take a look at one thing, this safety function will come in useful.

Discovered within the Superior Settings part of your telephone, activating this implies that you would be able to prohibit somebody from exploring different apps in your telephone.

For instance, if I pin the YouTube app and hand my telephone to another person, they can’t go away the app to undergo my messages or footage. 

Unpinning an app can solely be finished by inputting your PIN code on your telephone.

7. Object eraser device: take away undesirable objects out of your images

Warp actuality with the faucet of your finger—that random piece of trash in your ground within the good selfie you took? Gone. A photobombing vacationer within the distance while you’re making an attempt to seize a cultural landmark? Gone.

It’s one other function that isn’t excellent and is finest used on small objects towards a much less noisy background, in order that the software program can refill the void extra convincingly. 

If you need a job properly finished, you’d in all probability have to hunt out extra skilled software program, however this will get the required finished sooner.

8. Display screen off memo: write quick notes with the S Pen with out unlocking your telephone

When your telephone is locked and also you pull out the S Pen, Display screen off memo will robotically set off. It may be toggled in your settings.

With it on, you don’t must click on any buttons or swipe something, simply pull out the S Pen and begin scribbling in your display screen, identical to how you’d with Samsung Notes.

In case your S Pen is already out and also you need to use Display screen off memo, press and maintain the button to activate it.

9. Pause USB energy supply: cost up your telephone whereas gaming with out warmth increase

This setting permits you to bypass charging the battery while you’re gaming, in order that your telephone doesn’t overheat and cut back efficiency, which additionally avoids battery degradation in the long term.

When in a recreation and working low on battery, plug in your charging cable and activate the charger, click on on Recreation Booster (normally across the corners of your display screen, close to the tray, house, and again buttons), and also you’ll discover this function in its settings.

10. Conceal standing bar: take screenshots that don’t reveal telephone data

As somebody who normally has to take screenshots to place into articles, an annoying a part of that routine has all the time been completely cropping out the standing bar on the prime of my telephone, because it appears to be like messy.

With this setting activated in Superior Options, it is a fear of the previous.

11. Set a number of timers: run as much as 5 timers at a go

So, you’re ready for the laundry to be finished, cooking some Maggi, and making an attempt to catch a livestream countdown suddenly.

As an alternative of choosing one factor to set a timer for, you’ll be able to set timers for all of them, and so they’ll run concurrently. 

To activate this, it’s essential to have a minimum of one timer already working, then simply add extra (as much as 5) with the + button on the higher proper nook. Every one might be independently paused and deleted.

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