Samsung Galaxy S21 is a powerful device that has stunning features with flawless design. It is 5G supportable and has impressive camera features. Its improved UI with gorgeous display gives S21 a fresh new look. Apart from all these things, features are always in the spotlight because they make life easier. So here are the best S21 features that will help you to get the best out of this device.
Turn Off S21
Usually long pressing the power button brings the turn off device option, but things are different with S21. Now if you press and hold the power button, the Bixby display will pop up instead of power off the device. This is the new surprise for the users to access Bixby quickly but worry about the power off menu. You can try out different ways to turn off or restart your S21:
Slide down from the notification bar and press down the Power key at the top right side of the display.
Press and hold down the side and – volume button together to bring up the power menu.
Personalize the side button functions by moving into Settings>Advanced features>Side key and choose Power off menu.
Add Effects on Your Video Calls
Have you ever seen someone using an artificial background in a video conferencing app? Well, if yes then you can do the same thing in your S21 video calls. To start using background effects on the video call, move into Settings>Advanced features>Video call effects. Turn on the feature and choose whether you want to use a certain image or a blurred background.
Video calling apps like Zoom and Meet already have the changing background feature. Adding the same feature in Samsung’s default video calling app will make things easier for users. People who don’t want to install a third-party video calling app can now use the default video calling app of S21 to add effects.
Turn On Floating Notification to Access Alerts Quickly
S21 is running on Android 11 and has the Bubble notification feature. It is the same feature as Facebook Messenger’s chat heads. Now with the help of the floating notification feature, you will be able to access the notifications quickly and will be able to open conversation more conveniently. In Samsung devices, this feature is called pop-up notification, and here’s how to enable it.
Move into Settings>Notifications>Advanced Settings>Floating notifications.
Lock Screen Widgets
The Always On Display feature of Samsung devices is one of the most underrated features. It allows the user to see notifications quickly, without even unlocking the device. Through this feature, you can also control playback music, but this feature is only available on Galaxy S21. To activate the feature, move into the Settings>Lock Screen>Widgets. Choose your preferred widget from the list and choose Show on Always On Display.
Once activated this feature, you will see all app notifications and widgets on your device’s lock screen. The notifications and widgets won’t cover the screen, but you can double-tap on the clock to see all widgets and notifications without unlocking the device.
Search Anything on Your Device
Finding apps, files, contacts, settings and many more things is now easier in Galaxy S21. To access the quick search feature, slide down from the top of the screen. Sliding down from the screen will open the search bar at the top of the screen. Type the name of any app, file, settings or contact name to get the results quickly.
These are the best features of S21 Android 11 features that users will get to access. Among all these best picks, users should definitely try out Lock Screen Widgets and Video Calling effects. Both of these features are unique and will help users in several ways.
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