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Samsung didn’t tell you this but One UI 2.5 adds sound to Motion photos

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Last updated: August 31st, 2020 at 20:03 UTC+01:00

Samsung introduced One UI 2.5 along with the Galaxy Note 20 series. The latest version adds numerous new features while improving existing ones, and these latest additions have already been ported over to older devices like the Galaxy S20 series through firmware updates. But there’s one feature (at least) that hasn’t been mentioned in any of Samsung’s changelogs. It turns out that One UI 2.5 changes the way Motion photo works by adding sound to these short clips.

Motion photo exists in the Camera app for Galaxy devices running older versions of One UI, so the feature itself is not entirely new; only its sound component is. It’s an option that lets you capture a short clip alongside your new photo, and it can be enabled or disabled by tapping a toggle in the viewfinder. But with One UI 2.5, Samsung has added sound to Motion photos in case you want to convert a Motion photo to a 1-second long video.

We’re not sure why this addition was left out from Samsung’s changelog for One UI 2.5 but it does make us wonder if there are other small changes to the user experience that people may have missed. Either way, sound for Motion photos is not a Galaxy Note 20-exclusive and it is available to the Galaxy S20 series post firmware update.

As to how useful it is to have sound attached to Motion photos, that’s up to each of you to decide. Do you have any use cases in mind for this feature? Let us know in the comment section below and check our definitive guide in case you need to refresh your memory on how to use Motion photos.





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