Android 11 has a number of cool new features including the power menu with which you can operate your smart home devices, among others. This menu is not available in One UI 3.0. Is Samsung going to add it?
New power menu in Android 11
The power menu is a screen you’ll see when you long press the power button on a Pixel phone. This menu takes up the entire Pixel screen and adds new buttons or shortcuts. With these buttons you can, for example, control the smart lights you have on the Google homeapplication activated or deactivated very quickly. Handy if you want to quickly turn off the lights before bed without having to use a voice command or an app. Moreover, you can control your smart home devices from your lock screen. In a number of countries, you can also quickly select a credit card through this menu to make a contactless payment. View an overview of all the possibilities of the new Android 11 power menu.
Android 11’s new power menu
Geen powermenu in Samsungs One UI 3.0
Now that many Galaxy phones are quickly getting Android 11 from Samsung, more and more people are using the new software. The undersigned also has One UI 3.0 on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra installed and immediately went for my favorite Android 11 feature, the new power menu. To my surprise, the menu was nowhere to be found and I am not the only one who does not have the option. You will find the usual options via settings> Advanced functions> Side key.
I immediately investigated and came alone this message on Reddit. Here, a Samsung user asks the Samsung help desk if the power menu comes to One UI and the help desk employee confirmed it. Now, these types of employees are not necessarily known for their correct information, so I’m asking Samsung Netherlands the question. I will update this article as soon as I have a response.
Is there an alternative to the power menu?
Yes there are and that’s why I think Samsung won’t take over the power menu from Google. Samsung already has a similar menu in the “ quick panel ” called Devices (formerly the SmartThings panel). From this screen you can add devices to the SmartThingsapp, then you can control those devices from the notification panel. Only there is no pairing with the power button and the option is not accessible from the lock screen. You are also using the SmartThings app instead of the Google homeapp to select devices.
Have you received a Samsung device and the Android 11 update? Then you will have to do without the Android 11 power menu for now. As stated, I will adjust this article as soon as Samsung gives a response. What do you think of this decision and the alternative? Missing the food menu? Let us know in the comments below this article.