Galaxy S23 Ultra Tips and Tricks

Unleash the Full Potential of Your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra: Masterful Tips and Tricks for Ultimate Performance and Innovation!

Welcome to the world of cutting-edge technology with the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra! Packed with incredible features and unparalleled performance, this flagship smartphone is a true marvel of innovation.

To help you make the most of this powerful device, we have curated a comprehensive list of cool tips and tricks to do with Samsung S23 Ultra to help you get the most out of your device. These tips are designed to be useful for all Galaxy devices, so even if you have a different model, you might find some valuable insights here.

Tip #11: Block Ads

To block ads on your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, set up a private DNS with AdGuard DNS (

  1. Go to “Settings,” tap on “Connections,” and then “Private DNS.”
  2. Enter and save.


Tip #10: Temporarily Mute Sounds

Temporarily mute sounds for a specific duration without enabling Do Not Disturb mode:

  1. Swipe down and long-press on “Sounds.”
  2. Tap on “Mute.”
  3. Enable “Temporary Mute” and select the desired duration for muting your phone.


Tip #9: Extract Text from Objects and Screens

Use the S Pen to extract text from objects and screens on your phone:

  1. Pull out your S Pen to open the context menu.
  2. Tap on “Screen Select.
  3. Highlight the desired text or object on the screen.
  4. Tap on “Text” to extract the text.


Tip #8: Change S Pen Sounds

Customize the sound of inserting and removing the S Pen:

  1. Download Samsung Good Lock from the Galaxy Store (if available in your region).
  2. Open Good Lock and go to “Pentastic.”
  3. Scroll down to “Sounds” and switch to “Custom.”
  4. Select your desired sound for inserting and removing the S Pen.


Tip #7: Enhanced Storage View

Check out the enhanced storage view to have a detailed breakdown of where your storage space is being used.

  1. Go to “Settings” and tap on “Battery and Device Care.
  2. Tap on “Storage.”
  3. Tap on “My Files” to elevate the permissions for enhanced storage view.


Tip #6: Improve Shutter Lag and Camera Speed

To reduce shutter lag and improve camera speed, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Camera app and tap on “Settings” (gear icon).
  2. Scroll down to “Camera Assistant” and tap on it.
  3. Go to “Capture Speed” and select “Fast” to prioritize speed over quality.


Tip #5: Samsung DeX / Good Lock

Samsung DeX allows you to extend your phone’s capabilities to a larger display. If you have Good Lock installed, you can further customize your Galaxy device. Install Good Lock from the Galaxy Store to access more customization options and features.


Tip #4: One-Handed Operation+ / Quick Launcher

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra’s large display can be challenging to handle with one hand. To enable one-handed operation, follow these steps:

  1. Go to “Settings” and then “Advanced Features.
  2. Enable “One-Handed Mode.
  3. Choose either “Gestures” or “Buttons” to activate one-handed mode with a gesture or button press.

Additionally, you can enhance one-handed operation with One-Handed Operation+ from Samsung Good Lock. Download Good Lock from the Galaxy Store and then enable One-Handed Operation+.

  1. Go to “Settings” and then “Good Lock.
  2. Enable “One-Handed Operation+.”

Customize the handles on the sides of your screen to create quick actions and shortcuts.


Tip #3: Clear Default App Associations

If you want to remove the default app association for a specific action, follow these steps:

  1. Swipe down and open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and go to “Apps.”
  3. Tap on “Choose default apps.
  4. Find the app whose default you want to clear (e.g., Samsung Notes).
  5. Tap on it and then tap “Clear defaults.


Tip #2: Export Images as PDF

Sometimes you may need to save an image as a PDF for easier sharing or storage. To enable this feature, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Gallery app and tap on the three lines (hamburger menu).
  2. Go to “Settings” and scroll down to “Gallery Labs.

If you don’t have Gallery Labs enabled, tap on “About Gallery” and tap the version number multiple times to activate it.

  1. In Gallery Labs, enable “Support save as PDF.
  2. Close the settings and open the Gallery app again.
  3. Select any picture, tap and hold, then tap on the create icon.
  4. Choose “Save as PDF” from the pop-up menu.

Tip #1: Improve Your WiFi Connection:

A strong Wi-Fi connection is essential for smooth internet browsing and streaming. To optimize your Wi-Fi performance, follow these steps:

  1. Swipe down and open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on “Connections.”
  3. Select “Wi-Fi.
  4. Tap on the three dots in the top right corner and choose “Intelligent Wi-Fi.”
  5. Tap on “Intelligent Wi-Fi” repeatedly until the developer options open.
  6. Scroll down and tap on “Connection Information” for useful data about your Wi-Fi network.
  7. Tap on “L2 Status” and “L3 Status” for more detailed information about your Wi-Fi connection, including frequency and country code.

Explore other options like “Nearby Wi-Fi Info” for a list of networks in your area and recommendations for the best channels to use for your home Wi-Fi network.


By following these tips and tricks, you can enhance your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra experience and make the most of its powerful features. Whether it’s improving your Wi-Fi connection, customizing the S Pen, or blocking ads, these tips will surely make your device usage more enjoyable.


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