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8 functions of Samsung One UI that you do not know and will surprise you

Duplicate your mobile screen on a TV

A feature of Android that most times go missing. In Samsung, this function is called Smart View, and as we have advanced in the title, it allows us to duplicate the phone screen on a Smart TV.

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The requirement for both devices to synchronize with each other is that both must be connected to the same WiFi network. Now we just have to activate the Screen Mirror function on the TV or on Windows or Mac and immediately activate Smart View on the phone. We can do it by sliding the notification bar down.

When the phone detects the TV, the application will synchronize automatically. From now on we can see everything that happens on the mobile screen on TV: from applications to videos and games.

Or turn it into a computer with Samsung DeX

If we have a Samsung phone compatible with DeX, we can convert the interface of our device into that of a computer through a USB Type-C cable. Today, most high-end phones already have this function. We leave you with the complete list:

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, S10 Plus and S10 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy A80
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 and S6

The process is as simple as connecting the phone to a monitor or TV through a USB Type-C to HDMI adapter. The new interface is automatically activated as if it were a computer operating system.

Lock any application or file with Secure Folder

Have you thought about blocking access to WhatsApp, Instagram or Tinder with a password? Thanks to the Safe Folder function We can protect any file, document, image and even application With a password. Activating it is as simple as sliding the notification bar down and clicking on the homnimo option. Before proceeding, however, we will have to create a Samsung.com account.

Finally we will select all those applications and files that we want to protect. Automatically a new folder will be generated inside the Desktop of the mobile with all the protected content. It is not the most comfortable method but it is the safest.

Automate any action with Bixby Routines

One of the most useful applications for Samsung phones. This is an application that allows us to create a series of automations thanks to Bixby, the intelligent assistant of the South Korean firm. Actions like lower the brightness after a certain time, disable WiFi when we leave home, increase the volume of the mobile when we open YouTube and a long etctera.

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Within Advanced Functions, in Settings, we can find the Routines option. The process is as simple as establish a condition and an action to create our own routine. The good news is that the application already has a series of routines created by Samsung.

Become a living emoji with AR Emoji

The famous Emojis presented by Apple along with the iPhone X have reached Samsung through the Cmara application. Enough with go to the Ms tab and then to AR Emoji.

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Then the application will show us a set of Emojis created by Samsung. If we want to create our own we can click on the corresponding icon in the bottom bar of the app. Also we can download Emojis directly from the Samsung store. The options are as diverse as they are curious.