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Samsung adds foldable features to its older phones


Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 add a bunch of smart new features designed for foldable phones as part of the One UI 3.1.1 update. But if you own a Fold 2, Z Flip, or even the original Galaxy Fold, you still be able Get some new additions without having to buy a new phone.

The new user interface, One UI 3.1.1, is designed to take advantage of the devices’ large screen and unique look. It helps make the devices easier to use.

And starting August 31. One UI 3.1.1 is also available for the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip, and Galaxy Z Flip. Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, launched in 2019, is also receiving the update about a week later.

Drag and split: The feature allows you to drag the link you want to check to the edge of the screen and open it in a new window to be displayed simultaneously.

The feature works with many applications. Including Samsung Internet, Samsung Notes, My Files, Messages, MS Office, OneNote, OneDrive and more.

Multi-activity window and natural window switching: This feature allows you to use up to three apps simultaneously across your screen, all arranged in your preferred layout. You can also adjust the height and width of the application windows to suit your needs.

And when it comes to changing the layout of your apps to your preferred style, the feature makes transitions more responsive and intuitive.

With One UI 3.1.1, the window you want to move appears when you press down on the top handle. Which makes it easy for you to drag and drop the app to the desired location.

Rotate all apps: One of the best advantages that the unique shape of the foldable smartphone offers is the detailed experiences it provides to users whether they are viewing an app in portrait or landscape orientation.

And using the rotate feature all the new apps. Your apps seamlessly transition to the right user experience to match the vertical or horizontal aspect ratio. When the feature is turned on in Labs, even static apps can be rotated vertically by 90 degrees.

Samsung adds foldable features to its older phones

Set aspect ratio for apps: With customizable aspect ratios, you can maximize the benefits of the Infinity Flex display of your foldable smartphone.

And One UI 3.1.1 allows you to resize the app so that you can fully immerse yourself in your photos and videos. To get the most out of Samsung’s foldable screens, simply enable this feature in Labs.

App split display: When used with Messages, the feature displays the message list across the left of the screen and the selected conversation on the right, allowing you to get more information at a glance. You can click the button at the top of the conversation to expand it to full screen mode.

For apps that do not come with built-in feature support, you can enable the functionality by turning it on in Labs. Turning on the feature for a Shopping app, for example, allows you to view a list of products on the left, and product details on the right.

Flex mode panelWith the One UI 3.1.1 update, Flex Mode, one of Samsung’s signature foldable features, has become even more powerful.

And for apps that don’t usually support Flex mode. You can now enable the feature by turning on the Flex mode panel in Labs.

Moreover, with the new Flex mode panel, you can enjoy easier media control while watching your favorite TV shows.

Pin your favorite apps to the taskbarWhen you use your device to get work done on the go, Samsung knows that the fewer taps and taps needed to complete the task, the better.

As a result, the taskbar, designed to help you work more efficiently, allows you to switch between applications. And that’s without going back to the main screen or scrolling through the “recent” tab.

The taskbar pins apps to the side of the home screen, where you use the Edge Panel. Giving you instant access to your favorite apps. Just enable the feature in Labs to make your workflow smoother.

Cover screen mirroring: One UI 3.1.1 makes the transition between the cover and the home screen smoother and easier. As a result, the cover screen mirroring feature allows you to have the exact same setup and layout as your home screen. And that’s across both your Home screen and Cover.

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