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7 Best New Samsung One UI 2.0 Features and Tricks You Need to Know

Over the past year, Samsung has revamped its phone's user interface, and now they're breaking all odds - whether it's the fast response time when opening or searching for apps or the sleek look. and modern. Now Samsung is ready with an updated version of One UI. Aptly named, One UI 2.0 brings many new features and tricks that you can use to further customize the look of your Samsung phone.

ContentsHello new navigation gestures2. Add an alternate look3. Discover the new maintenance device4. Customize fingerprint icon5. Add Emoji Alerts to Calendar6. Set location-based reminders7. Files appExplore your phone

From customizing the facial recognition feature to opening one-handed mode in an instant, there are plenty of new things to explore.

Therefore, in this article, we have compiled a list of the best Samsung One UI 2.0 features and tricks.

Hello new navigation gestures

With Android 10, Google has changed (again) the way you browse on your phone. Although navigation gestures were part of OneUI from the start, One UI 2.0 brings a handy little toggle to adjust the sensitivity of back gestures. Reason?

Well, Android 10's native navigation gestures aren't that seamless and smooth, especially when it comes to the back gesture. To counter this, Samsung has included a nifty slider, which lets you change the screen sensitivity. All you have to do is drag it left/right and adjust it to your liking.

Settings appear under View> Navigation Bar> More Options.

Pro tip: One UI 2.0 also comes with a nifty one-handed mode. Now, you will be able to access this mode by pressing the Home button twice. Cool isn't it? You can also swipe down at the bottom center of the screen.

2. Add an alternate look

How many times does the phone refuse to unlock just because you were wearing sunglasses? Well, if you've faced a similar situation, let me tell you, respite is here in the form of the Alternative Look feature.

As you might have guessed, it lets you save an alternate appearance to improve facial recognition. Cool, right? We tested and it worked without any issues. To enable it, go to Settings, find Face Recognition and tap on Add Alternate Look, and you know the rest.

Speaking of alternatives, did you know that the camera app now comes with a few alternative options?

For example, you can set the camera mode according to your usage pattern, and you can make these changes right from the camera home page. If you remember, you'll have to dive into the settings to make those changes before.

Now all you have to do is swipe left until you see More as shown in the screenshot below. Tap the little pencil icon and just tap and hold the modes to drag them where you want them. That's it.

The next time you want to use your favorite camera mode, a few swipes would be enough.

3. Discover the new maintenance device

Samsung has overhauled Device Care in the One UI 2.0 update. Some sections have been redesigned to provide more information. If you open the battery section, you'll see a full graph along with information about which apps are hogging your phone's battery life.

Apart from that, the app also gives you the option to delete images in bulk from your phone if you are in the mood to save space.

All you have to do is to open the Device Care option and select the required section to make the changes. Or if you're in the mood for something new, you can also check out the advanced settings under Storage.

Did you know :The new Battery Limit feature (Battery> Wireless PowerShare) makes sure you don't completely drain your phone while charging your smartwatch (like the Galaxy Active 2) in an emergency.

4. Customize fingerprint icon

Another cool new addition to One UI 2.0 is that it lets you customize when the fingerprint icon appears on screen. For now, you can choose to show the icon all the time, never, or only when always-on display is active.

To do this, find fingerprints in the settings and

This feature comes in handy when you want to make sure you're keeping your finger in the right place while unlocking your phone.

5. Add Emoji Alerts to Calendar

Emojis are everywhere! No seriously. The stock Calendar app now lets you add stickers to dates without creating an event.

So, for example, if you want to set a quick reminder for paying your bill on a particular date, you can just add a sticker and forget it. When the date arrives, Calendar will rightly remind you to pay your bill with the sticker.

A picture is worth a thousand words, they say.

To do this, open the calendar app and you will see an emoji icon under the selected date. Tap on it, select the one that best describes your situation, and that's it.

6. Set location-based reminders

Speaking of reminders, you can now set up location-based reminders for a specific time. You can also share reminders with your family group or any other group.

To do this, open an event and tap the Map button under Location. Enter the location where you want to receive a reminder, then save it.

Cool tip :You can also set reminders for a specific date without creating an alert, making the process simple and straightforward.

7. Files app

Accidentally deleted a file from your phone? Do not panic ! With this new version of One UI, you will be able to restore it in no time.

The new Trash feature will keep your deleted content safe for about 15 days after you delete it. So if you accidentally hit the Delete button, you can easily access the folder and restore it with just one click.

To do this, open the Files app and tap on the three-dot button in the upper right corner and select Trash. You will see all recently deleted files there. Select and press the Restore button located in the ribbon below.

Did you know :The Files app now has more filters to help you narrow down your search for files and images. Moreover, you can copy and move multiple files and folders at the same time.

Explore your phone

Apart from the above, Samsung One UI 2.0 also adds several new features such as speed and time units to the Calculator app and some changes to the stock browser among others. So all you have to do is dive into the settings and tweak them to your liking and preferences.

Then: Thinking of switching from Google Chrome? Check out the article below to see how Stock Browser compares to Chrome and if it's worth it.