Samsung Introduces Galaxy S24 Series and One UI 6.1 Update
Samsung has recently unveiled its latest addition to the product family, the Galaxy S24 series. The highlight of the event was not only the new flagship smartphones but also the debut of One UI 6.1. This new update, based on Android 14, brings a host of new features to Galaxy phones. However, it is worth noting that One UI 6.1 disables one of Android's best notification features by default. Here are the details.
One UI 6.1 Update and Notification Channels
One UI 6.1 update from Samsung disables a feature called notification channels, which allows users to manage different notification types for specific apps. Unfortunately, this feature is not initially activated by default in One UI 6.1. This can be problematic for Samsung users who receive notifications from various apps, as important notifications may get buried or dismissed since users receive all notifications by default.
Difficulty in Finding Notification Channels Setting
While notification channels are easily accessible in the default settings of Android, users need to navigate deeper into the interface to locate the setting in One UI 6.1. This can be confusing, especially for users who are not tech-savvy. Some users believe that Samsung's decision to disable this feature by default has negatively impacted the fundamental functionality of Android.
Activating Notification Channels in One UI 6.1
Despite the initial setback, activating notification channels in One UI 6.1 is not too difficult. Follow these steps to enable notification channels:
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap on Notifications.
- Select Notification channels.
- Choose the channel you want to enable.
- Toggle the switch next to the channel to turn it on.
By following these steps, users can control which types of notifications they receive from specific apps. For example, if you want to receive "DM" notifications from a social media app, simply toggle the switch next to the DM option.
Alternatively, users can access notification channels through the app's settings by selecting "Manage Channels." This screen displays all the notification channels for the app, allowing users to enable or disable them as needed.
If you are curious about when your device will receive the One UI 6.1 update, you can find more information [here](link to be inserted).