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- Samsung added a Routine Plus module to Good Lock, which allows you to create advanced Bixby commands.
- You can reassign buttons, set macros, and much more.
Samsung just made Good Lock more useful, especially if you want you to have better use of Bixby. How Android police The company reportedly released a new Routine Plus module for Good Lock that adds a number of new features to Bixby’s shortcut system.
With a location-based quick access function, you can, for example, change the behavior of physical keys under certain conditions. Location is one, but you can also use existing factors like existing apps. Samsung has also introduced a touch macro feature that records screen actions that Bixby can later take. You can open the Play Store and check for app updates with a single command.
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You can also expand the S Pen functionality for the Galaxy Note (sorry, S21 Ultra fans) by assigning tasks to Air Actions. Likewise, Samsung made the fingerprint reader more useful by letting Bixby launch apps or take actions when you sign in with a specific finger. Are you running out of battery? You can tell your phone to speak a custom phrase.
It’s also easier to share your creations. You can quickly send Bixby routines to other Samsung users by scanning a QR code.
The new Good Lock module requires One UI 3.1 and is not available on every device. However, if you have the right Samsung hardware, Bixby should become a power user dream tool that speeds up common functions.