The Samsung Galaxy M31 is, not surprisingly, a great smartphone for its price, it’s a mid-range smartphone priced at Rs 14,999 and boasting a massive 6,000 mAh battery, 64 MP quad cameras and a camera. 32 MP selfie. The Galaxy M31 runs on the One UI 2.0 operating system built on Android 10 and there are certainly some cool features that may come in handy. Here are the top 10 Samsung Galaxy M31 tips and tricks, as well as the hidden features you should know.
1) Swipe the palm of your hand to capture screenshots
Capturing screenshots with the power key and the volume down key is by far the most common way. There are smartphones that offer you a gesture-based method of taking screenshots, however OneUI 2.0 has a unique feature that allows you to take screenshots by sliding your palm on the screen.
To take screenshots with the Palm Swipe method, enable the function below Settings -> Advanced Features -> Movement and gestures -> Swipe to capture and hit the slider. This feature may be enabled by default.
2) Enter dark mode
Dark mode is one of those essential features on a smartphone, it helps to relieve eyesight at night or in low ambient light. Dark mode turns your smartphone interface into a dark theme, Samsung Galaxy M31 gives you shortcut in dark mode in notification panel.
Swipe up the notifications panel from the top and select the Dark mode shortcut or you can just go directly to the Display settings and activate the Dark mode slider.
3) Hide albums in the gallery
Have you ever thought about hiding albums in the gallery? If you have photos and videos that you want to keep away from prying eyes, you have the option to hide the albums on the Samsung Galaxy M31.
So, to hide the Albums in the Gallery, you must enter the Gallery app and tap the three dots in the upper right corner select Hide or show albums, choose the desired albums and you’re done.
Now check the Gallery, you will not be able to find the Albums you have hidden. The next time someone opens the Gallery, the Albums will not appear. Great, isn’t it?
4) Recover deleted photos
Hiding the Ablums is great, but did you know that the Samsung Galaxy M31 can also recover deleted photos and videos? If you’re curious to find out, you can simply bring back a photo or video that you’ve accidentally or intentionally deleted using a nifty feature within the Gallery.
The Gallery app offers you a Recycle Bin that will keep your deleted files when you accidentally delete them. Touch the three dots on the Gallery application in the upper right corner and select the Recycle Bin. Once you turn on the Recycle Bin, you will find all the deleted media here and you will be able to choose which ones to restore and which ones to delete completely.
5) Click Photos using Palm Capture
There are several users who find it difficult to capture a photo using the buttons, especially when they are taking selfies. For taking selfies, the Samsung Galaxy M31 has an elegant function that allows you to take photos without pressing any button, the function uses gesture control.
To capture photos without pressing anything, all you need to do is show your Palm to the camera and you’re ready to take 3, 2, 1 photos. Requires that you enable quick settings on the camera, go to the Camera settings Within the camera app, tap on the settings icon in the upper left corner. Swipe down and tap Shooting methods.
Here you will see the ‘Show palm‘Slider, turn it on. Now show your palm to the camera to take a selfie.
6) Notification of flash light
Flashlight notifications are extremely useful when you are in noisy places and dark environment, or in a movie theater, it can allow you to notify about calls and messages by quickly flashing the camera LED. Enable flashlight notifications from Settings -> Accessibility -> Advanced settings -> Flashlight notification and turn on the Camera flash and Screen flash
7) Quick start camera
You will find a practical shortcut on the Samsung Galaxy M31, the camera can be started quickly with the power key, simply press the power button twice quickly and the camera will open in no time.
8) Make use of cloned applications
Dual Messenger is one of the useful functions of the phone, with Dual Messenger, you can create a clone of a specific application and use two applications of the same type for multiple accounts. If you are using WhatsApp and Snapchat, this is useful since these applications do not allow you to have multiple logins.
To access Dual Messenger, go to Settings -> Advanced Features -> Dual Messenger and choose the applications you want to clone. Once cloned, you will see a clone on the home screen and the app drawer. Use it to log into your different accounts.
9) Make use of one-handed mode
It’s not always easy to navigate the phone or use the phone with one hand, the OneUI has a mode called One-handed mode that allows you to use the phone with one hand easily. The screen shrinks smaller so that your thumb can access the corners of the screen.
Activate one-handed mode below Settings -> Advanced Features -> One-handed mode and enable the slider. You have two options to use the function, either by a gesture or by the shortcut of the Start button. To use the gesture, swipe down in the center of the bottom edge of the screen, or double-tap the Home button to enter One-handed mode.
10) Show battery percentage in status bar
The Samsung Galaxy M31 does not show the battery percentage in the status bar by default. So, to check the battery percentage in the status bar, activate turnShow battery percentage‘In the status bar, enter the Settings -> Notifications.
That was it. Do you know more tricks of the Samsung Galaxy M31? Shoot in the comments below. Also, check out the full unboxing and first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy M31 on our YouTube channel.