Samsung Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 Tips and Tricks

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 13 Mar 2019

Galaxy A50 tips and Tricks

Following the release of its Galaxy M series, Samsung has also launched the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 for the offline market. In many ways, the handsets are better than Samsung’s online-only M series offering and offer many new features. If you have already purchased the Galaxy A30 or Galaxy A50 or plan on purchasing them, check out our tips and tricks for the devices to help get the most out of them.

The below tips and tricks for the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 will help you discover some hidden features of these devices, improve the overall usability, and more.

Samsung Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 Tips and Tricks

#1 Shoot in 25MP

Despite coming with a 25MP camera, the Galaxy A50 shoots photos in 12MP by default. That’s definitely a bit odd, though you can easily switch the phone to take photos in 25MP. Open the camera app, tap the aspect ratio button and select the 3:4H option. This will ensure all photos are taken and saved in 25MP on the Galaxy A50.

#2 Floating Shutter Button

The shutter button in the camera app of the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 can be moved around the camera viewfinder as per one’s will. All you need to do is drag the shutter button and place it anywhere you like in the viewfinder. Moving the shutter button around will make it considerably easier to capture selfies on the Galaxy A30 and A50.

#3 Save Space by Using HEIF/HEVC

If you shoot a lot of photos and videos, you might want to consider saving photos in HEIF format and record videos in HEVC on the Galaxy A30 and A50. Doing so will lead to considerable space savings, though do note that older phones and PCs will not support HEIF/HEVC media files.

#4 Night Mode

The Galaxy A30 and A50 both feature a big and beautiful Super AMOLED display. And AMOLED displays are at their best when they display dark or black content. With One UI on the Galaxy A30 and A50, Samsung is offering Night mode which is a system-wide dark mode. Android itself lacks a dark mode but Samsung has ensured to include one in One UI.

On devices with an AMOLED display, a dark mode will help save battery life. Plus, it is also incredibly easy on the eyes as well. You can enable Night mode on the Galaxy A30 and A50 from Settings -> Display and enabling the Night mode option.

#5 Change System Font

One of the best aspects of Samsung’s One UI is the sheer amount of customization options it offers. On the Galaxy A30 and A50, if you are not too fond of the default system font or are just bored with it, you can switch to a different one as well. A new system font will also help in refreshing the UI if you are already bored with it.

To change system fonts on the Galaxy A30 or Galaxy A50, head over to Settings -> Display -> Font size and style. Select any of the pre-installed fonts you like or you can always download more fonts from Samsung’s Galaxy App Store.

#6 Navigation Gestures

The Galaxy A30 and A50 come with a navigation bar by default. However, if you want to, you can enable navigation gestures on the handsets as well. Just head over to Settings -> Display -> Navigation bar and enable the Full screen gestures option. Samsung gestures work in the same way as their navigation bar. This means, you swipe up from the left edge of the screen to go back, swipe up from the center to go to the home screen, while a swipe up from the right side of the display will bring up the Recent Apps list.

#7 Always On Display

Samsung has included quite a few of its flagship device features in the Galaxy A30 and A50. This includes the useful Always On Display feature which keeps the AMOLED display on the A30 and A50 in an always-on low-power state. In Always On Display mode, the A30 and A50’s AMOLED display will show the time and date along with your unread notifications.

By default, the Always On Display is set to automatically trigger when you tap the display once. However, you can set it to remain always on. Just head over to Settings -> Lock screen -> Always On Display and change the Display mode to Show always. 

#8 Digital Wellbeing

The Galaxy A30 and A50 come with Digital Wellbeing feature which will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the amount of time you spend inside apps, the number of notifications you receive on a daily basis, and more. You can use the feature to curb your smartphone or PUBG addiction as well by restricting the amount of time you spend on a daily basis inside each app.

Make sure to set up Digital Wellbeing according to your liking from Settings -> Digital Wellbeing.

#9 Motion Gestures

The Galaxy A30 and A50 feature plenty of useful gestures. Some are enabled by default while others need to be manually enabled. Some gestures like Lift to Wake, Double tap to Wake, and Smart alert are enabled out of the box, though some users might find them irritating.

Enable/disable the various motion gestures on the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 from Settings -> Advanced features -> Motion and gestures.

#10 Adapt Sound

The Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 also come with Adapt Sound, a feature that is usually found on flagship Samsung devices. As the name suggests, using this feature, one can tweak the sound output over earphones from the phone to adapt to their own hearing. This is a great feature to have if you own a decent pair of earphones and are a music buff.

You can set up Adapt Sound on your Galaxy A30 and A50 from Settings → Sound → Adapt Sound.

#11 Enable Dolby Atmos

Another useful sound related tip for the Galaxy A30 and A50. The phone comes with Dolby Atmos support, though unlike Samsung’s flagship devices, this is only available for sound output over the headphone jack.

If you consume a lot of content via your Galaxy A30 or A50, you will like the sound improvement that Dolby Atmos brings. Just make sure to enable it from Settings → Sounds and Vibration → Sound quality and effects. Simply enable the Dolby Atmos toggle from here. You can keep the Dolby Atmos setting to Auto, though if you primarily see movies, you can switch over to Movie mode.

#12 Lock Screen Stories

I am not really fond of the Lock Screen Stories feature on the Galaxy A30 and A50 which basically changes the lock screen wallpaper every time you unlock your phone. Thankfully, this distracting feature can be turned off by heading over to Settings → Lock Screen → Lock Screen Stories and toggle the feature off.

What are some of your favorite tips and tricks for the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50? Drop a comment and let us know!