10+ Amazing One UI Features, You should need to know

Welcome to the home of the best How-to guides for your Samsung Galaxy needs. In today’s article, we will go over what was new and brought into the One UI Update. This works for all Samsung Phones with the Pie Update (Android 9) as well as the Galaxy S10 Series. Now let’s talk about Amazing One UI Features.

Amazing One UI Features

#1. How to hide apps

The Samsung One UI is loaded with many awesome features and one of them is to hide your apps. Smartphones are no more just calling and texting devices. Their features and functions have enhanced users’ experiences. The apps installed on our phones give us the choice to do so much more than just playing games or scrolling through social media screens. Apps contain a lot of personal information and you definitely want to keep some of it secret. Here is how to hide the apps on One UI.

  • Go to Home Screen on your device
  • Tap and hold anywhere on the screen
  • Tap on Home Screen Settings
  • Scroll down and tap on Hide Apps
  • Now select the apps you want to hide.
  • Then tap on apply
  • Your select app no more appear in all apps


  • Go to Home Screen on your device
  • Tap and hold anywhere on the screen
  • Tap on Home Screen Settings
  • Scroll down and tap on Hide Apps
  • Tap on – (minus) sign on apps in the top of the screen and then Apply

#2. Send Schedule Message

It’s funny how a single missed message can wreak havoc in one’s life. You need to send an important message to someone sometime later in the day, and you are so sure you will send it at the right time. Only, when the right time comes, you forget to send it. Depending upon the importance of the message you forgot to send, you may suffer anywhere from nothing to a concussion

  • Open your Messaging app
  • Then select your desired contact
  • Then type a message as you like
  • Then tap on “+” plus sign
  • You will see the option Schedule Message tap on it
  • Now set your time and date and press Done option and send.

Now you will little clock beside your message that means your message is scheduled.

#3. Lockdown Mode

New in Samsung’s One UI/Android Pie is an option to Lockdown your device. It’s in the lock screen preferences option and can be toggled on with a quick tap. If you’re ever in a situation where you don’t want people to access your phone – possibly being faced with law enforcement wanting to access your phone – the button will disable facial recognition/Iris Scanner and your phones fingerprint sensor.

  • In your mobile go to Settings
  • Go to Lock Screen option
  • Then go to the Secure Lock Settings
  • Put your Pin/Pattern/Password
  • Now you will see in last Show Lockdown Option
  • Then activate the Lockdown mode.
  • Now you press & hold the power button and choose the Lockdown Option to activate.

Keep in mind, if you activate Lockdown mode that turns off Smart Lock, biometrics unlock, and notification on the Lock Screen.

#4. Assistant Menu

The assistant menu is designed for individuals with motor control or other physical impairments. By using Assistant menu, you can access hardware buttons and all parts of the screen by simply tapping or swiping.

If you want to Activate Assistant Menu, Follow these steps below-

  • Go to your Home screen
  • Tap on the Settings
  • Scroll to Accessibility and tap on it
  • Then tap on Interaction and dexterity
  • And, then simply enable the Assistant Menu option.

Now as you know Assistant Menu is a contextual menu that appears on the screen. you can put it anywhere on the screen. You can tap on the Assistant Menu button it gives you some options like Recents button, Home button, back button, Screen off, Volume, Screenshots and many more.

#5. Dark Mode

The Samsung One UI introduces a new dark theme or dark mode to the Galaxy flagship and it’s something we have all been waiting for.

I mean Samsung flagship which has these striking AMOLED displays have always deserved a dark theme and well it’s here and it looks gorgeous anyway it’s almost a totally black theme with some rain there and that makes it like really great especially on the beautiful display of the Galaxy S Series and Note series.

  • Open your phone’s Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on Display.
  • Look for Night mode and tap on the toggle to turn on Night mode right away.
  • To configure Night mode, tap on the entry itself rather than the toggle.
  • Right now, there are no configuration options. Eventually, you’ll be able to have this system-wide Night mode enable at night, just like the current blue light filter.
  • For easier access to Night mode, you can also add a quick toggle in the notification shade.

#6. Pin Windows Feature 

The Pin Windows feature is spinning an app it means opening an app and pinning it to the screen. This way it will not be accidentally closed because no button on the phone we close it, this will prevent others from using other features outside the app and also messages and calls are blocked when an app is pinned.

In order to close the app you need to press and hold simmers down you see the back and recent apps soft buttons. 

To activate this Feature 

  • Go to the Settings
  • Then Biometrics and security
  • Tap on Other Security settings
  • There will you find Pin windows

After that, if you want any app to be pinned just open it for normal use then press the recent app button press the app icon at the top and choose pin this app.

#7. The Auto Restart Feature

Samsung’s new UI brings so many unique features and the auto restart feature move to the other setting.

  • Go to your Home screen
  • Tap on the Settings
  • Scroll to Device Care
  • Tap on three dots to the right top screen corner
  • Tap on Auto Restart
  • Choose your scheduled date and time. The defaults are Monday at 3 AM
  • Turn on this feature and exit the menu

This allows to restart your phone once a week on a given day and a given time, which make sure that your phone runs are smoother fluid than normal so this option used to be in another part of the phone but now it’s been moved under device care which more sense because you are caring for your device.

#8. Lock Home Screen Layout 

If you are using the One UI, you can avoid your home screen icons from being misplaced changing your settings. In a recent update in One UI, Samsung added few additional settings to lock your home screen layout. This will prevent your icons from misplacing on your home screen. On phones running the Android Pie-based Samsung One UI, users can now enable the “Lock Home screen layout” setting to prevent such accidents from happening.

  • To activate this go to Settings
  • Then Display
  • Click the Home Screen menu
  • You will found Lock Home Screen Layout
  • Touch to enable it.

Now, if you try to move to drag anything from home screen it will stay as is. By doing this you can make sure your icon setup is not disturbed by keeping your phone in your pocket or by accidentally pressing icons.

#9. Lift to wake feature 

With Lift to wakeenabled, one can just bring the phone up to their face and have it automatically scan the eyes and unlock the phone, without requiring any button presses. Of course, it works just as well with Intelligent Scan, which scans both the eyes and the face for authentication. 

The Lift to wake feature is especially useful if you unlock your device via biometric options like Intelligent Scan or the iris sensor.

  • Go to Setting menu on your device
  • Click on Advanced features
  • Then go to Motions and gestures
  • You will find Lift to wake option

When you activate it you will be able to turn on the display by lifting the phone from the table or getting an out from your pocket without pressing any buttons.

#10. Navigation Gestures

Samsung provided the on-screen navigation on the One UI with a new dimension. Not only can you hide the navigation bar – like on all recent Samsung phones – but you can keep navigating without removing the bar.

Go to  Display in the  Settings, scroll down a bit and choose Navigation bar> Full-screen gestures option. To switch to gesture navigation, make sure the  Show and Hide button is on, and choose the  Actions for Start, Back and Recent option. Then, at the bottom left, tap the ‘dot’ that hides the navigation bar.

Full-screen gestures, which requires you to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go back, go to the home screen, or access the recent apps screen. Basically, you swipe up where these buttons would be placed if the navigation bar wasn’t hidden

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