Make Samsung Galaxy S21, S20, S10 Open Home Screen after Face Unlock (Disable ‘Stay on Lock screen’)

Galaxy S10 Phone Unlocked on the lock screen

Samsung Galaxy S21 owners often complain that they need to swipe on the screen after they successfully authorize using the face unlock feature. Here is how to make your S21, S20 or recent Note series take you directly to the home screen after you face unlock it. What’s the point of doing extra movements, especially if they don’t boost the security?

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How to Make Incoming Calls Display in Full Screen on Galaxy S21, S20, S10

Galaxy S20 incoming call full screen

Some users prefer when incoming call is displayed in a small pop-up window at the top of the screen that allows to continue reading, typing or browsing. But other Galaxy owners prefer to always see the incoming call in the full screen mode.

While displaying incoming calls in a pop-up is designed to not distract users when they use apps, I often switch to it as I pull out my Galaxy S21 from my pocket by accidentally touching the screen when I receive a call.

Thus, for those who hates pop-up mode here is how to always display incoming calls in full screen on Galaxy S21, S20, S10, S9 and other Galaxy models with OneUI 2 and 3.

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How to Disable the New Control Center on a Xiaomi Phone with MIUI 12

New Control Center vs old design of quick toggles on a Xiaomi phone with MIUI 12

Everybody is excited about the new modern Control Center in MIUI 12 but some entry-level devices like Redmi 9A are often unable to animate it smoothly. If you didn’t know, you can switch back to the old MIUI 11-styled quick toggles. And here is how.

There are two reasons why you may want to switch back to the old design of quick settings: 1) don’t like the new style; 2) you don’t like the quality of animation.

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Huawei EMUI: Display Counters Instead of Notification Dots on App Icons

Notification counters Huawei

Today I will explain how to display badges with counters instead of dots on Huawei phones running EMUI 10.1, 9 and 8.2. All screenshots taken on my Y6p and Nova 3i. But the guide is also applicable to other models, such as P20, P30, P40 Pro/Lite, Mate 20/30, Honor 8X, etc. I will add extra steps as soon as new EMUI version comes out with changes.
4/2/2020 update: added steps for EMUI 9.
8/21/2010 update: added steps for EMUI 10.1.

Do you remember how happy we were when Google rolled out those dots for apps? It seemed so exciting to see dots right on the icons on new message, discussion reply or other event. Some time later the badges appeared and began to compete with dots.

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