The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is a mid-range phone that packs a handful of premium features into a sub-$500 package. If you have a Galaxy A53 5G and want to know how to get the most out of it, here are 10 tips and tricks on how to do it.
If you want to know why this phone is such a bargain at just $449, you can check out our full review. This review goes into the display, software, camera, and other aspects of the phone.
10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your Galaxy A53 5G
Below are some useful tips to improve your Galaxy A53 5G experience. They go over how to use them and how they will help you.
Use the power button to summon Bixby
Bixby is Samsung’s in-house developed voice assistant and it’s gotten a lot of love (and hate) over the years. You can access it with your voice, but you can also do it with the power button.
Go into the settings and find the Advanced features Button. From there, scroll down to side key Possibility. There you will see a page where you can choose what additional features you want to add to the power button.
At the bottom of the page you can choose what happens when you press and hold the button. By default, holding down the power button brings up the power menu. Tap the wake up Bixby option and you will summon Bixby instead. You can talk to Bixby like you would a walkie-talkie. When you do this, hold down the power button and the volume down button to bring up the power menu.
You can take a screenshot with your palm
You can take a screenshot simply by swiping the side of your palm across the screen. Go to your settings, find the Advanced features option again and go to movement and gestures. From there scroll all the way down and you will see an option called Swipe palm to capture. Turn on the switch.
To take the screenshot, slide the side of your palm from one end of the phone to the other. Just let the majority of your palm touch the screen and none of your fingers.
Don’t want to use your hands? You can take screenshots with your voice
If you want to take a screenshot with Bixby, you can do that. If you’ve set Bixby to wake up with your voice, just say “Hey Bixby, take a screenshot”. Just remember that it only takes a few seconds for Bixby to actually take the shot.
You can add tags to images and videos for faster search
To add a tag, go to the Gallery app. Tap and hold a photo or video and tap the three dots button below More. In the small popup that appears, you will see the option to add a tag.
Tapping the option will bring up a popup with some suggestions of tags to add. Below is a text box where you can type your own tag. After entering the tag, press the “+” button to apply it to the content.
When you press the search option in Samsung’s Gallery app, the tags will pop up at the top of the screen to help you search faster.
You can change the theme color based on your wallpaper
Your Galaxy A53 5G uses Android 12, so you can change the color of your theme to match your wallpaper. When you set your wallpaper, you’ll see a few color palette options based on the prominent colors in your wallpaper. You have four options, and the software will show you a preview of the color palette at the top.
You can open the camera by simply double-pressing the power button
Sometimes you need to take a picture asap! That’s why you can set your Galaxy A53 5G to open the camera app by double-pressing the power button. Go to the settings and find the Advanced features Button. Press on it and go to side key Button. At the top, you can enable and select the “Double Press” toggle quick launch camera Possibility. Just press the power button twice to open the camera.
You can save your battery by limiting charging
This phone can be charged quickly, but with prolonged use, the battery may degrade over time. This also applies to constantly fully charging your battery.
Go to your settings and find the battery Button. On this side, press the More battery settings button at the bottom. At the bottom of the following page you will see some options. The first disables fast charging. The next option will stop charging the phone once it reaches 85%.
You can save battery power by lowering the refresh rate
Your phone’s display refreshes 120 times per second and this can consume more battery power. You can set it to update half as often. Go to your settings and find the advertisement Button. From there go to smoothness option and set your phone’s display to 60 Hz.
You can record natively
If you want to capture a video of what’s happening on your display, you can. From the notification bar, browse your quick settings to find the one screen capture Button. From there you will see some options to adjust the recording. When you press the record button, you will see a countdown.
You change your app icons
There’s an easy way to change the look of your icons without changing the entire theme. Hold your finger on an empty spot on the home screen and tap theme Button. Tap on symbols on the bottom.
You can choose which icons you want to apply to your home screen while keeping the rest of your theme the same. Just keep in mind that some of the icon packs cost money.