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10 tips for Samsung Galaxy S21 owners in Kenya

The Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra remain excellent flagship choices even in 2023 thanks to their powerful hardware and software support. If you picked up an S21 series device, this article will help you unlock the phone’s full potential with 10 expert tips every owner should know.

1. Shoot Pro-Level Photos with Pro Mode

The Galaxy S21’s pro camera UI gives you granular control over settings like ISO, shutter speed, exposure, white balance and more. This allows capturing creative shots, long exposures and enhanced low light photos that truly maximize the S21’s photography prowess.

2. Extend Battery Life with Adaptive Power Saving 

Adaptive power saving monitors your usage patterns and optimizes battery life accordingly without compromising performance. Enable it in Settings > Battery and device care > Battery > Power saving mode to make your S21’s battery last longer.

3. Use Private Share for Secure File Transfers 

Private Share lets you send files and assign viewing limits before they expire. Great for sharing sensitive info securely. Toggle it on in Settings > Advanced features > Private share, adjust options like number of views, time limit etc.

4. Get More Done with Edge Panels

Edge panels provide quick access to apps, tools and info from any screen. Swipe the tab out and tap to open your favorite apps, smart select text, access ruler, and much more without leaving the current app. Fully customizable.

5. Automate Routines with Bixby 

Bixby Routines let you build powerful automation based on triggers like time, location, Bluetooth connections etc. Use it to enable battery saver at night, open Spotify when connecting earphones and more. Surface its immense potential.

6. Use DeX for a Desktop Experience

Samsung DeX allows using your Samsung Galaxy S21 as a desktop PC by connecting a monitor, keyboard and mouse. Work across multiple resizable windows, drag and drop files just like a computer for maximum productivity.

7. Customize the Look with Themes

Make your Samsung Galaxy S21 stand out with custom themes. Get unique icon packs, wallpapers, styles and AOD designs from the Theme store. Third party launchers like Nova also offer extreme customization options.

8. Unlock PC-Level Gaming with Game Plugins

Game Plugins enables console-quality graphics, key-mapping and other enhanced tools for next-level mobile gaming. Activate it in settings to transform gaming on your S21 into a professional esports powerhouse.

9. Dual App for Running Multiple Accounts  

Dual Messenger lets you simultaneously run two instances of apps like WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram. Log in to two accounts on the same app. Find it under Settings > Advanced features.

10. Split Screen for Multitasking

Make the most of the S21’s large screen with split screen. Open Recents and tap app icon again to enter split screen. Drag apps to customize sizing. Drag and drop content between apps. Multi-window at its finest!

With these tips, you can truly master your Galaxy S21 to boost both productivity and fun. From pro camera controls to DeX mode, Bixby routines to edge panels, unlock your S21’s full software potential for the ultimate Android flagship experience.

FAQs on Samsung Galaxy S21 Tips for Kenyans 

1. How do I activate pro camera mode on my Samsung Galaxy S21?

Open the camera app, swipe left to More, and select Pro mode. Adjust ISO, shutter speed, exposure etc.

2. What apps support dual messenger on the Samsung Galaxy S21?

Popular apps like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, Twitter, Snapchat and others support dual messenger.

3. Does Samsung DeX require a cable or adapter?

A DeX cable or multiport adapter is needed to connect the S21 to a monitor. Some docks also support DeX.

4. How can I customize my Samsung Galaxy S21’s home screen? 

Use themes, icon packs, widgets and third party launchers like Nova to customize the look and feel.

5. What is the best battery saving setting for the S21?

Adaptive battery saving monitors usage patterns and optimizes battery life automatically without compromising smooth performance. 

6. How do I enable split screen view on the Galaxy S21?

Open Recents, tap the app icon again and choose Split screen. Drag apps to resize pane widths as desired.

7. Does the Galaxy S21 series support 5G in Kenya? 

Yes, all S21 models sold officially in Kenya support 5G networks from Safaricom and others.  

8. How much storage does the base S21 come with?

It has 128GB storage in Kenya. The S21+ starts at 256GB while Ultra models are 256/512GB. No microSD slot though.

9. Does the S21 come with a charger in the box?

No, Samsung has removed chargers from the retail box. You’ll need to use an existing compatible one or buy new.

10. Which processor does the Kenyan S21 model use?

Locally sold S21 units are powered by Samsung’s Exynos 2100 chipset, unlike some regions that got the Snapdragon 888.

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