Today, One UI is the interface that accompanies the mobiles that Samsung launches on the market, either in our country or abroad. In addition, this layer of personalization is known for its multiple options for both personalization and productivity, since it allows users to adjust their mobile devices to suit them, in order to meet each of their needs in the best way. . One of these options is found in the Simple Mode presented by the Korean manufacturer’s terminals thanks to its layer.
The truth is that this functionality may more or less appeal to users, but the reality is that it is still widely used by those who seek to give another touch to the interface of their device, either out of necessity or simply because they want to. Therefore, we will explain what exactly this Samsung alternative consists of and how you can activate it.
What is this mode
The custom layer of the Asian manufacturer may be more or less pleasant, but there is no doubt that, thanks to it, we have a huge number of more options that we can add to Android in order to personalize our terminal. And, with the option that we present today, you can turn your Samsung into a very simple mobile, which will be good for all those people who do not understand terminals very well or who find it difficult to read the screen.
We refer to the Simple Mode that Samsung mobile devices currently incorporate. In addition, with this function we will facilitate the use of said terminal to activate it, and the reality is that it is very easy to activate.
More than anything, this functionality of the Galaxy with One UI is designed for the elderly who do not need to have all those extra options that a smartphone offers or for those users with vision problems. This is because this mode allows you to enlarge both the icons that appear on the panel and the texts in order to gain visibility.
How to enable it on your Samsung smartphone
The simple mode, as its name can tell us, is capable of activating a more simplified interface on the smartphone, that is, fewer elements will appear on the screen . With this option, we can make our Samsung mobile easier to handle and understand, since we will have fewer elements that can distract or distract us.
And as we mentioned earlier, it will not only be a good alternative to achieve a more efficient use, but also to help all those elderly or visually impaired people who want to use a mobile device. Therefore, if you want to activate it in your terminal, you must follow the following steps, and remember that this occurs in the Samsung that come with One UI :
- Access the Terminal Settings
- Enter the Screen section.
- They are looking for the so-called Simple Mode.
- Tap on it to enter and when you’re inside, click the switch that appears to activate it.
When we have activated it, we will notice a significant change in the interface of our terminal. The icons and texts will become larger . And, in addition, the contrast of the keyboard will be increased, it even gives us the possibility of changing its color within the Simple Mode itself. Although that is not all, since it also offers us the possibility that the mobile recognizes long keystrokes.
Which Android phones have a similar function
Although you do not have a Samsung terminal with One UI, the good news is that many manufacturers integrate their own Easy Mode or Simple Mode in their mobile devices. But, it is true that a few years ago to be able to have a functionality of this style we had to resort to a third-party app, although that has already been a long way off. Fortunately, many terminals include this tool in their custom layers, as is also the case with Xiaomi or Huawei, in MIUI and EMUI respectively. Therefore, we will teach you how to activate it in them and what they are for.
We start with Xiaomi, more specifically with MIUI, where we also find its own Lite Mode , referring to this functionality that we have been talking about. But, the fact is that the name is the least, since the function will be the same. With this, we will also simplify the interface and make the icons and texts larger.
To be able to activate it in Xiaomi, we will have to enter Settings> Special functions. Once inside, we will see the option we are looking for and we will only have to click on activate. And if we want to remove it, we will have to perform the same steps, but this time we will have to hit the deactivate button.
In Huawei’s case, they call it Simple Mode , but once again it is the same simplified screen concept, large icons and reduced functions. To activate it, we will access the Terminal Settings, and we will go down until we find this option. When we are inside, we will see a message that tells us that the main screen will have a simpler design and that both the icons and the texts will be larger. After this, we will click on the blue button that says Enable. And if we touch on the Settings, we will see the function to exit the simple mode.
Alternatives to get the most out of One UI
Fortunately, this functionality is not the only alternative that, today, Samsung’s customization layer can offer us. Since we are facing in which we can adjust various aspects of the mobile in order to achieve greater personalization, with which to make our mobile device more suited to all our needs.
This is why we are going to explain some tricks and functions that not all users know, or have heard of, but do not know where to find them easily. Therefore, with these options that we are going to present to you, we will be able to get the most out of One UI . Since, it is capable of adding a huge amount of possibilities to the Google operating system.
With this custom layer from the Korean manufacturer we can remove the navigation bar from the terminal , that is, the three control buttons that appear below the panel to change them for a gesture system. In addition, these gestures are not complex like those of iOS, but will only perform the same functions as said buttons.
- Go to Settings> Display> Navigation bar.
- Upon entering we will see that, apart from configuring gestures, we can choose between Navigation buttons or Full screen gestures. Navigation buttons and Full screen gestures .
- If we select the second option, we will have to swipe up from the bottom of the mobile, where the navigation bar is normally located, to activate the function of each button.
Add greater sensitivity to the screen
Many users decide not to put a screen protector on their terminal because they lose some of the sensitivity. Although, currently, these protections ensure that it is not lost, One UI gives us the possibility to increase the sensitivity of the screen so that you do not lose any type of control when you decide to add a protector to your terminal.
- Enter Settings.
- Then, access the Screen section.
- When you’re inside, you just have to activate the Touch Sensitivity option.
Make Samsung’s battery last longer
Among the options of these terminals, we can make the battery performance even higher . And, with One UI, we will have a whole section that focuses on managing the battery of the mobile device. The negative side is that it is a section a little hidden from view and, above all, for those users who do not like to investigate. In order to access this section we must do the following steps:
- Go to Settings> Device maintenance.
- When you are inside, click on Battery.
- There, you will have to click on the icon with the three dots that are on the top right, and enter Settings.
- In that battery configuration, we will have to give the option that appears with the word adaptive, which will help us limit the use in the applications that we use the least.