Table of contents

Lift to wake Adaptive brightness Accidental touch protection Screen zoom Screen Mode Touch Sensitivity Adjust brightness Screen Rotation Screen Timeout Night mode

Lift to wake

The Samsung device automatically activates its screen as soon as the device is lifted. This is the "Lift to activate" motion function that is enabled by default. The function can be turned on or off in the motion and gesture settings.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Advanced features
Step 3:  Tap on  Motions and gestures
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Lift to wake
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Advanced features
  3. Tap on Motions and gestures
  4. Enable or disable Lift to wake

Adaptive brightness

The "Adaptive Brightness" automatically controls the display brightness on the Samsung device according to the lighting conditions and, if activated, overrides the manual setting.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display
Step 3:  Enable or disable  Adaptive brightness
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Display
  3. Enable or disable Adaptive brightness

Accidental touch protection

Whether with or without a lock screen, it can happen from time to time that the screen of the Samsung device is activated and unwanted entries are made. On Samsung devices, there is therefore a "accidental touch protection" function. If the device is in a dark place, for example in a pocket or trouser pocket, entries/touching are ignored.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display
Step 3:  Enable or disable  Accidental touch protection
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Display
  3. Enable or disable Accidental touch protection

Screen zoom

Screen zoom allows elements as well as fonts to be resized. Screen zoom on the Samsung device is equivalent to changing the screen resolution on a computer. In addition to the font, buttons, apps, icons, navigation bar and other elements are also enlarged or reduced in size.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display
Step 3:  Tap on  Screen zoom
Step 4:  Move  Slider  to change the Screen zoom
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Display
  3. Tap on Screen zoom
  4. Move Slider to change the Screen zoom

Screen Mode

On the Samsung device, you can change the colour scheme or select a screen mode. In addition to the Natural mode, there is also the Vivid mode, which can be adjusted in white balance between cool and warm.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display
Step 3:  Tap on  Screen mode
Step 4:  Choose between  Vivid  and  Natural
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Display
  3. Tap on Screen mode
  4. Choose between Vivid and Natural

Touch Sensitivity

On the Samsung device, the touch sensitivity of the touch screen can be increased to allow the device to be used with a screen protector (protective film).

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display
Step 3:  Enable or disable  Touch sensitivity
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Display
  3. Enable or disable Touch sensitivity

Adjust brightness

The screen belongs to the no. 1 battery consumer, so the brightness also plays a major role in how long the battery lasts. On Samsung devices, the brightness can be adjusted either manually or automatically to suit the lighting conditions. For manual adjustment, the adaptive brightness can be turned on, but it is always overwritten.

Note: The brightness can also be changed manually using the quick settings.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display
Step 3:  Move Slider to adjust  brightness
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Display
  3. Move Slider to adjust brightness

Screen Rotation

The screen on the Samsung device can automatically rotate to portrait (Portrait) or landscape (Standard). Alternatively, the screen can be locked in both positions. To lock a screen in the desired position, you must first activate automatic rotation. Then hold the Samsung device in the desired format and lock the screen using the status bar.

Note: The home screen cannot be rotated by default, this can be enabled in a separate setting [Instructions].

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  notification bar
Step 2:  Open all  Quick Settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Portrait  to Enable Auto-Rotation
Step 4:  Tap on  Auto rotate  to disable it
  1. Open the notification bar
  2. Open all Quick Settings
  3. Tap on Portrait to Enable Auto-Rotation
  4. Tap on Auto rotate to disable it

Screen Timeout

The screen timeout controls the time until the Samsung device's display goes into sleep mode. By default, the display turns off after 30 seconds of inactivity. The sleep timeout can be changed to the following options

  • 15 seconds
  • 30 seconds
  • 1 minute
  • 2 minutes
  • 5 minutes
  • 10 minutes
  • 30 minutes
Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display
Step 3:  Tap on  Screen timeout
Step 4:  Choose desired  Timeout
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Display
  3. Tap on Screen timeout
  4. Choose desired Timeout

Night mode

The night mode is also available on Android 9 for Samsung devices running One UI. The night mode changes to a darker theme to protect the eyes.
On devices with an OLED display, the battery consumption is also greatly reduced. The night mode can be turned on/off either manually or by a schedule.

Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Display
Step 3:  Enable or disable  Night mode
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Display
  3. Enable or disable Night mode

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