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13 Samsung Galaxy S24 settings you should change immediately

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Screen resolution on Galaxy S24

With the latest Snapdragon CPU, display, and camera improvements, refined design, class-leading software support, and useful AI tools in the built-in apps, there is a lot to like about Samsung’s flagship trio for 2024. While the South Korean giant has nailed the hardware on the Galaxy S24 series, the default One UI 6.1 settings may irritate some.

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While the Galaxy S24 duo and Galaxy 24 Ultra are some of the best Samsung phones, the company’s out-of-box experience isn’t the greatest. Here are the top Galaxy S24 settings you should change to make the most of your phone. Let’s make some necessary tweaks.

1 Activate QHD resolution

The Galaxy S24 Ultra isn’t the only one with QHD resolution. The Galaxy S24 Plus also received a resolution bump to QHD. However, Samsung capped the display resolution to FHD by default. Follow the steps below to activate QHD resolution and enjoy sharper text and visual elements.

  1. Open
    Settings
    and scroll to
    Display
    .
  2. Select
    Screen resolution
    .
  3. Tap the radio button below
    QHD
    and tap
    Apply
    .

2 Use navigation gestures

It’s 2024, and Samsung is still reluctant on navigation buttons. You can activate gesture navigation by following the steps below.

  1. Go to the
    Display
    menu in Samsung Settings.
  2. Select
    Navigation bar
    .
  3. Tap the radio button below
    Swipe
    gestures
    .

3 Turn off Samsung Wallet on the home screen

Samsung Wallet is a neat alternative to Google Wallet. It’s even better in emerging markets like India, where the company worked with the government to integrate essential documents into the app. However, it’s integrated into the home screen and triggers accidental launches. Let’s turn it off.

  1. Open Samsung Wallet and tap the
    Settings
    gear at the top.
  2. Tap
    Quick access
    and select
    Swipe up gesture
    .

  3. Turn off the
    Home screen
    toggle.

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With One UI 6.1 on the Galaxy S24 series, Samsung added support for lock screen widgets below the clock icon. The app selection is slim. Still, they are worth trying out if you are into Samsung’s ecosystem of apps and services.

  1. Go to the lock screen and long tap it.
  2. Authenticate yourself.
  3. Tap
    Widgets
    below the clock icon.

  4. Check the list of apps. Expand an app and add widgets.

6 Customize the side button

You can customize the side button and access your favorite app on the go. By default, it’s set to launch Bixby and Camera.

  1. Open Settings and scroll to
    Advanced features
    .
  2. Select
    Side button
    .

  3. Set it to open the power menu. You can launch Samsung Wallet or any other third-party app with a double press.

7 Activate advanced intelligence

Advanced intelligence is a big part of your Galaxy S24 experience. First, sign in with your Samsung account. Otherwise, these AI features won’t work. You can activate or deactivate AI add-ons from Settings.

  1. Navigate to
    Advanced features
    in Samsung Settings.
  2. Select
    Advanced intelligence
    .

  3. Open each menu to turn the function on or off.

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9 Turn on Dolby Atmos and improve your Galaxy S24’s audio quality

The Galaxy S24 series supports Dolby Atmos. However, it’s turned off by default.

  1. Open Settings and select
    Sounds and vibration
    .
  2. Tap
    Sound quality and effects
    .

  3. Turn on the
    Dolby Atmos
    toggle. You can tweak the equalizer from the same menu.

10 Activate the color palette to customize your homescreen

One UI supports Android 12’s Material You to apply a color palette across quick settings and app icons. Here’s how to turn it on.

  1. Long tap the home screen and open
    Wallpaper and style
    .
  2. Tap
    Color palette
    and turn it on.

  3. Pick a palette based on your wallpaper and apply it to app icons.
  4. Tap
    Apply
    .

11 Change your Galaxy S24’s camera resolution to get crystal clear videos

Although the Galaxy S24 supports 8K recording, the default video camera resolution is set to FHD at 30fps. Change it to UHD.

  1. Launch
    Camera
    and slide to
    Video
    .
  2. Tap
    video resolution
    at the top and select
    UHD
    at 60fps.

12 Change the S24’s default notification style

Samsung’s default notification style only shows a brief pop-up. You can change it to Android’s usual detailed pop-up from Settings.

  1. Launch
    Settings
    and open
    Notifications
    .
  2. Select
    Notification pop-up style
    .
  3. Tap the radio button below
    Detailed
    .

13 Turn on notification categories while you’re at it

Samsung deactivated notification categories on One UI 6.1. Now, you need to turn on the option to tweak app notifications.

  1. Go to the
    Notifications
    menu in Samsung Settings.
  2. Tap
    Advanced settings
    .

  3. Turn on the
    Manage notification categories for each app
    toggle.

14 Edit and rearrange the quick settings tiles

You can rearrange the quick settings tiles to your preference.

  1. Swipe down from the home screen to open the notification center. Swipe down again to expand quick toggles.
  2. Tap
    edit
    at the top.
  3. Select
    Edit
    to customize the top or full menu.

  4. Drag and drop toggles, and you are good to go.

15 Activate auto restart to keep your Galaxy S24 running in peak condition

Rebooting your Samsung phone occasionally helps it keep running in the best condition. You can set up auto restart at a specific time of the week.

  1. Open
    Settings
    and scroll to
    Device care
    .
  2. Tap
    Auto optimization
    .
  3. Select
    Auto restart
    .

  4. Turn on the
    Restart on schedule
    toggle and pick a relevant time and day when you are not using the phone.

16 Slow down battery degradation by tweaking Battery Protection

You can select maximum or adaptive battery protection to slow down battery degradation.

  1. Open
    Settings
    and scroll down to
    Device care
    .
  2. Tap
    Battery
    .
  3. Select
    Battery protection
    .
  4. Tap
    Maximum
    to limit the battery charge to 80% only. Adaptive strikes the perfect balance between Basic and Maximum. It learns your usage pattern and switches between both modes automatically.

17 Galaxy S24 Ultra owners can customize the S Pen

If you have a Galaxy S24 Ultra, use the steps below to customize the Air command menu.

  1. Go to
    Advanced features
    in Samsung Settings.
  2. Select
    S Pen
    .
  3. Tap
    Air command
    .

  4. Change menu style and customize shortcuts as per your preferences.

Unleash your Galaxy S24’s true potential

Samsung is relying on AI tools to differentiate the Galaxy S24 from its rivals. Although Galaxy AI is hit-and-miss, it’s worth trying out. Check our Galaxy S24 tips and tricks guide to learn more about them.

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