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Galaxy Tablet A8 : No extra dim feature

(Topic created: 11-23-2022 07:38 AM)
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jgi0
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I feel so disappointed. The Galaxy tablet A8 does not have the extra dim feature. (I have the latest Android update). I contacted samsung support, who mentioned is "a tablet design issue", and that the tablet does not support the extra dim feature. If I would have known this, I would have considered another purchase. Wondering what can we do to advocate for the extra dim feature for the tablet A8?
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bill-e
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My Tab S8U has it though I don't use it.  Did you search in Settings->Accessibility?  It is a feature of One UI 4.1.

It is possible that the A8 being a budget, entry level tablet, it does not have that feature. 

 

 

 

 
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Galaxy Fold 5 512g(VZW), Galaxy Book (original, VZW), Tab S8 Ultra, Tab S4, Galaxy Watch6Classic 47mm(VZW), Galaxy Watch5Pro(VZW), M8 Smart Monitor, NEO 55" QN90D TV
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jgi0
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Thank you for the reply. I did try the accessibility settings and searching for the extra-dim as well. Here's a picture of the accessibility settings. I can't believe that such a simple feature is not available for budget friendly tablet. I mainly want the tablet for reading Screenshot_20221123-010619_Accessibility.jpg
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bill-e
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What version of One UI do you have? 

Settings->About Tablet->Software Information. 

 

 
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jgi0
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One UI core version 4.1, Android version 12
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bill-e
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It must just be that it is a budget tablet. 

One of these apps should solve your problem though. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQZViRH2IfA

 

 
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Galaxy Fold 5 512g(VZW), Galaxy Book (original, VZW), Tab S8 Ultra, Tab S4, Galaxy Watch6Classic 47mm(VZW), Galaxy Watch5Pro(VZW), M8 Smart Monitor, NEO 55" QN90D TV
Extra dim feature has been made available on android 12 recently which did not make it to many of samsung phones such as galaxy Note 10 series & S 10 series etc despite getting the One UI 4.0 based on android 12. Here we have some amazing applications which can enable extra dim on any android ...
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I was also disappointed that the extra dim feature was not there, but I did discover something interesting. I had bought the 32gb version but using SmartSwitch, couldn't move everything over so I returned and upgraded to the 128gb version. This allowed me to copy everything over from my phone (Flip 3 5G) and guess what? The Extra Dim icon and functionality ported over and works flawlessly! However, Extra Dim still does not show up in the settings! So...... I guess Samsung wanted to intentionally put out a product with limited features to motivate summer to upgrade to more expensive version? Don't know but it is suspicious!!!!! Now, if I can just get vibration on the A8....... 🤔. (running Android 13 - had to run updates 4 times to get to latest from what came factory installed)
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