While device care tools will always run in the background to look for problems, you can also click Improve now Manual optimization button – Very useful if you think there might be some issues with your smartphone.
The optimization process includes searching for duplicate or large files on your device that might take up space unnecessarily, for example, track down apps that drain battery power, or unnecessarily close apps running in the background.
Permanent display customization
Samsung phones give you more control than most phones that display on the lock screen and how it is displayed. From Settings, head to lock screen And the always on screen To configure it – although note that some Samsung budget phones do not offer this feature.
You will see that you have all kinds of settings to play with. You can, for example, choose how long the always-on display remains visible and choose your preferred clock style from a variety of digital and analog options.
Other available settings let you switch between portrait and landscape orientation and choose how bright the text on the lock screen should be. It is also up to you whether or not the media playback controls are displayed across the always-on screen.
You can also download full themes for Always On Screen: Tap themes From “Settings”, then choose AOD To see what is on offer. The quality can vary, but you should find at least some options that suit your taste.
Put items in a secure folder
If you own a mid-range or Samsung smartphone, you have access to Secure Folder: a privately protected area of your device where you can store any type of file you want that no one else can access.
Accessing the Secure Folder on your Samsung phone requires additional authentication – a fingerprint, a PIN or a pattern – and all the data inside is fully encrypted, which means it’s nearly impossible to hack.
From Settings, choose Biometrics and security and then safe folder. Once your authentication method is set and the Secure Folder is shown, you can add new files and applications to it by clicking the button + button (plus).
You can also add files to the Secure Folder from several other apps on your mobile device. In the Gallery app, for example, you can select photos and videos and then tap more And the Move to secure folder.
Turn on Samsung DeX
Samsung DeX is a way to operate your smartphone using a keyboard, mouse, and computer monitor. If you have a lot of photo editing or word processing on your phone, for example, this can come in handy.
Basically what you do is turn Android and OneUI into a desktop operating system, with all the benefits it offers – floating windows, more intuitive control of your apps, keyboard shortcuts, etc.
You need some specific hardware: This only works with the Galaxy S series phone, and you need a specific Samsung DeX cable to connect it to your display and your peripherals. You can also connect it to a laptop or desktop computer and use the peripherals that came with it instead.
Samsung has a complete DeX guide you can refer to, but it’s not hard to get up and running and should seriously boost your mobile productivity – both in what you can do on your phone and how quickly you can get it done.