Samsung recently unveiled a new smartphone in its S series called Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. The phone creates hype in the market because of its 108MP camera. Samsung also unveiled two more phones with S20 Ultra called S20 and S20 Plus. Galaxy S20 Ultra brings many new and exciting features that will help you to handle day to day task with ease. So, today here we are ready with Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra hidden features, tips and tricks.
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Hidden Features, Tips And Tricks
- 1. Hide Apps
- 2. Hide Front Cameras
- 3. In-Display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner
- 4. Assistant Menu
- 5. Reverse Wireless Charging
- 6. Battery Percentage In Status Bar
- 7. One-Handed Mode
- 8. Hide Albums In Gallery
- 9. Dual Messenger
- 10. Use Edge Screen
- 11. Swipe Palm To Take Screenshot
- 12. Take Photos With Palm
- 13. Navigation Gestures
- 14. Double Tap To Wake Up
- 15. Enable Flashlight Notifications
- 16. Power & Volume Keys Shortcut
- 17. Enable Dark Mode(Night Mode)
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Hidden Features, Tips And Tricks
1. Hide Apps
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a hidden space available to hide apps. You can hide certain apps that you want to keep private from snoopy eyes. You can also unhide apps whenever you feel it’s not necessary anymore.
To access hidden space feature on Samsung devices, Tap and hold on Home Screen >> Settings >> Hide Apps. Now, you can select any app that you would like to hide. If you want to unhide any app just unselect it in the Hide Apps option.
2. Hide Front Cameras
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a punch-hole camera in the top middle and it might bother you while watching YouTube videos or movies on the device. Thankfully, there is an option available to hide it.
If you want to hide the front camera, Go to Settings >> Display >> Full-screen apps >> Hide front camera and turn on the option. If you turn this option on it will insert a little black bar to the top of the screen so the front camera won’t be visible.
3. In-Display Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanner
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner. The fingerprint reader is fast and accurate, it unlocks your smartphone by putting the thumb on the lock screen.
The ultrasonic fingerprint scanner is a must-use feature of this phone. To set a fingerprint lock on S20 Ultra, Go to Settings >> Biometrics and Security >> Fingerprints >> Add fingerprint and register your fingerprint.
4. Assistant Menu
This feature is made for individuals with physical impairments or motor control. By enabling the Assistant menu option, you can access all the physical buttons and every part of the screen by just swiping or tapping.
If you want to enable the Assistant Menu, Go to Home screen >> Settings >> Accessibility >> Tap on Interaction and Dexterity option. Now, just turn on the Assistant Menu option.
5. Reverse Wireless Charging
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra can wirelessly charge devices that support wireless charging. For example, charging Galaxy Buds or Galaxy Smartwatch using the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The Wireless PowerShare feature will be helpful for those who want to keep their devices charged on the go without a wireless charger.
If you want to charge devices using the Galaxy S20 Ultra, open the notification panel and tap on Wireless PowerShare button. Now, flip the phone and put the devices on the back of the phone that you want to charge.
6. Battery Percentage In Status Bar
By default, the battery percentage does not show in the status bar. You have to turn on this option from the settings to make the percentage appear in the status bar.
To enable this on your Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, Go to Settings >> Notifications >> Status Bar, and toggle on the “Show Battery Percentage” option. By enabling this option the remaining battery percentage of the device will be shown on the left side of the battery icon.
7. One-Handed Mode
The S20 Ultra has a huge 6.9-inch display, and it is hard for many users to navigate the phone using one hand. But, there a solution available for it provided in OneUI, you can use the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in one-handed mode. This feature will shrink the screen size as per your requirement.
To enable the one-hand mode, Head to Settings >> Advanced Features >> Motion and Gestures >> One-handed mode, and turn on the option.
8. Hide Albums In Gallery
There is another cool feature in S20 Ultra, you can hide photos and albums in the Gallery. This feature comes in handy to keep people away from checking out your private photos and videos.
If you want to use this feature then, Open the Gallery app >> Tap on the three dots in the top right corner >> Tap ‘Hide or Unhide albums‘ option. Now, select the albums you want to hide, the selected albums won’t be visible in the gallery until you unhide them.
9. Dual Messenger
Dual Messenger feature can be found in most of the smartphones nowadays including Xiaomi, Realme, Vivo, and Oppo. The Dual Messenger feature to let you use more than one account for a similar app like WhatsApp or Snapchat. This feature is available on Galaxy S20 Ultra too.
To enable this feature, Go to Settings >> Advanced features >> Dual Messenger, and select the apps you want to clone.
10. Use Edge Screen
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with an edge display. Using the edge display you can access the edge shortcuts by simply swiping the Edge panel. To view, the edge shortcuts drag the edge panel handle. There is one another amazing feature available called Edge lighting whenever you receive a notification the edges of the phone glows.
To enable this feature, Go to Settings >> Display >> Edge screen, and customize the panels as per your requirement.
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11. Swipe Palm To Take Screenshot
OneUI gives you a set of useful gestures so that you can easily perform actions. You can take a screenshot on S20 Ultra by swiping your Palm on the edge across the screen, It is a great alternative to the default way of taking a screenshot.
To activate this feature, Head to Settings >> Advanced Features >> Motion and Gestures >> Palm Swipe to Capture, and turn on the option.
12. Take Photos With Palm
You can take photos on S20 Ultra without tapping the shutter button, It automatically takes photos when you show your Palm to the camera. This feature comes in handy whenever you are not able to reach the shutter button, you just have to show your palm to the camera and it will take the photo.
To activate this feature, Go to Camera >> Camera Settings >> Shooting methods >> Show Palm, and enable the option.
13. Navigation Gestures
The navigation gestures on S20 Ultra will help you to get rid of the navigation bar, and free up small space on your screen. These gestures offer you to navigate the interface more intuitively.
To enable the Navigation Gestures, Go to Settings >> Display >> Navigation Bar, and select the Full-screen gestures option.
14. Double Tap To Wake Up
The Ambient Display feature in S20 Ultra shows you a preview of your notifications, battery percentage and date and time. Also, you can wake the phone using the ultrasonic fingerprint scanner or face unlock. However, the double-tap to wake feature comes in handy when you want to wake the screen using the power key.
To activate Double Tap to Wake Up, Go to Settings >> Advanced Features >> Motion and Gestures >> Double tap to wake up, and enable the option.
15. Enable Flashlight Notifications
The Flashlight notifications feature is really helpful when your phone is on silent mode and you are in a movie theatre or a dark environment. This feature notifies by flashing the LED whenever you receive calls and messages.
To enable this feature, Head to Settings >> Accessibility >> Advanced settings >> Flashlight notification, and enable the Camera flash and Screen flash option.
16. Power & Volume Keys Shortcut
In Galaxy S20 Ultra using the Power and Volume Keys, you can quickly access to the accessibility settings. These keys can be used to access multiple accessibility features like magnification, voice assistant, and more available on the device.
To enable this feature, Go to Settings >> Accessibility >> Advanced settings >> Power and Volume Up keys, and toggle on the option.
17. Enable Dark Mode(Night Mode)
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comes with a built-in dark mode feature which enables dark theme all around the UI. Apps like Contacts and Dialer are also forced to appear in dark mode.
To enable the dark mode, Go to Settings >> Display >> Night Mode. This option will help you by providing a little comfort to eyes at night.
So, these are some Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Hidden Features, Tips and Tricks that you should now to enhance your user experience. Let us know which feature you like the most in the comments box, and do share it with your family and friends on social media. Please do check out our other posts for latest tech content.