No matter how well we think we know our phones, there's always something or other that manages to evade our attention. Don't believe me? If you've got a Samsung phone, chances are you didn't know that your Gallery app contains a hidden menu, chock full of secret options.
Samsung debuted One UI 3.1 with its Galaxy S21 series but recently committed to bringing it to other Galaxy devices, including the Z Fold2. While the feature set is largely similar across devices, the foldable phone is getting a few more tweaks that cater to its unique form factor.
Good Lock is a must-have app if you own a Galaxy device. It allows customization that most users can only dream of, without requiring root or a custom ROM. While it can be annoying when major One UI updates break compatibility, it does give the Good Lock team regular opportunities to overhaul everything and introduce new features. This was the case when the 2021 updates started last month, so let's take a look at the best features currently available in Samsung Smart Lock.
Since older Galaxy flagships received One UI 3.0 only recently, we weren't exactly expecting Samsung to also push the Galaxy S21’s newer 3.1 build to those phones anytime soon. However, the company decided to give its existing customers a pleasant surprise by giving the rollout an early kick-start. Right now the Galaxy S20 FE is already getting its One UI 3.1 update, leaving behind its more premium siblings from last year.
It was only last week that Samsung started pushing out Android 11 to the Galaxy Z Fold 2. However, early adopters of the first foldable phone from the South Korean giant will be pleasantly surprised as they're also getting the One UI 3.0, and it's coming earlier than expected.
Samsung has been diligently following its Android 11-based One UI 3 rollout schedule and has even surprised us with a few early updates. Shortly after pushing the new software to its flagship smartphones of the last two years, the South Korean giant is now rolling out Android 11 to the Galaxy Tab S7 and the S7+. However, instead of One UI 3, the Android tablets are getting One UI 3.1, making them the only devices other than the S21 series to have it so far. Now that the Wi-Fi version and the Verizon variant have already received the update, AT&T subscribers are in for the treat.
Samsung's hard at work in bringing One UI 3 to its smartphone lineup and only recently pushed the update to the Galaxy S10 series. Unfortunately, the company ran into some camera and overheating problems with the Android 11-based firmware and had to pull the update temporarily. It looks like these issues should be a thing of the past. Samsung first started distributing the update to Verizon, as covered by SamMobile, and now, the update is rolling out to AT&T and T-Mobile, too.
Samsung has set a good pace for updating its flagship smartphones to Android 11, and now after a brief beta that kicked off in December, the update has expanded to reach several of the company's mid-range phones. Updates are rolling out way ahead of the roadmap Samsung shared back in December, and are now starting to come to the Galaxy A51 5G, A71 5G, M30s, and M31s.
Samsung has been busy updating Good Lock with One UI support over the last week, and today that rollout reaches some of the more popular modules: MultiStar, Home Up, and ClockFace. Most of the old functionality has made a return, with some new additions too.