Samsung has played a role lately, bringing the latest version of its Android 11-based One UI 3.1 skin to its smartphones and tablets. Below that is the foldable Galaxy Z Fold2, which has also received the update, and with it a host of cool new features. The update makes the multitasking experience even easier on the larger inner foldable panel. As you can see in the image below, the Recents tab allows users to resume the three Multi-Active Windows windows that they were previously working on.
This neat trick eliminates the hassle of reopening the three apps and then resizing for the multi-active window view accordingly. Additionally, on the Recent tab in One UI 3.1, users can also Import two apps running in split screen view from the inner foldable display to the outer cover display. In addition, the weather widgets are now also synchronized on both screens.
Additionally, When you receive a notification for an incoming message, you can directly tap the notification to open it in a multi-pane view and reply to it. This is a very handy addition as it ensures that you don’t have to switch between apps and the app you are using remains in the foreground. All you have to do is long-press the notification and then do a simple drag and drop gesture.
Another cool addition is that Ability to turn off the screen without reaching the power button on your Galaxy Z Fold2. This convenience is brought to life by the “Palm Touch to turn off the screen” function in the settings menu and works for both the cover display and the inner display. And as the name suggests, all you have to do is touch the palm of your hand on the display to put it on standby.
Additionally, While recording videos or clicking pictures with Flex mode enabled, users can reposition controls on the screen for added convenience. Additionally, a new delete and share button has been added to the preview screen in Flex mode. Finally, One UI 3.1 also removes the black bars at the bottom, allowing users to fill the entire screen with a window view of the person on the other end of a video call.
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