Introduction: Modes and Routines on Galaxy S23 allow you to select a mode based on your current activity or location or add your repeated usage patterns as routines and use your device more conveniently. In a nutshell, modes and routines can automatically optimize your usage of the phone and improve your productivity. Samsung regularly adds more modes. For example, in the Android 13 (One UI 5)update, the Sleep mode, Relax mode, and a few others were added.

In the Android 14 (One UI 6) update for Galaxy S23, you can set unique Lock screens depending on your mode.

On the Settings screen, tap Modes and Routines.

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Using modes

Adding modes

  1. On the Settings screen, tap Modes and Routines → Modes.
  2. Select a mode you want or tap Add mode to add your own modes.

Running modes

Modes will run automatically when their conditions are detected. You can also run them manually by tapping the button whenever you want.

To run modes manually, select the mode you want and tap Turn on.

To turn off a running mode, tap the mode and tap Turn off.

Using routines

Adding routines

  1. On the Settings screen, tap Modes and Routines → Routines.
  2. Tap Untitled and select a routine you want or tap Untitled to add your own routines.

If you want to set the routine’s running condition to manual, tap Start manually. This option will appear only when there are no running conditions set. When a pop-up window appears, tap Add. You can add the routine to the Home screen as a widget and access it directly.

Running routines

Auto routines will run automatically when their conditions are detected. For routines which you set the running condition as Start manually, you can run them manually by tapping the button whenever you want.

To run routines manually, tap running routines next to the routine you want to run. Alternatively, tap the routine’s widget on the Home screen.

To stop running routines, tap the routine under Running and tap Stop.

Other Galaxy S23 Online User Manual pages

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You may check other Galaxy S23 guides organized in the following 4 sections.

Besides, you can read and download (in PDF format) the official Galaxy S23 user manual (including the updated Galaxy S23 user manual for Android 14 (One UI 6).

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