How to set a mode on a Samsung Galaxy S23

When it’s time to buckle up and focus on the task at hand, you’ll want to know how to set a mode on your Galaxy S23. Introduced as part of Modes and Routines with Samsung’s One UI 5 interface for Android 13, Modes can limit distractions like notifications and incoming calls, and can even launch specific apps related to what you want to focus on. Best of all, modes can start automatically based on conditions you set.

The modes and routines were updated for the One UI 5.1 update that debuted with the launch of the Galaxy S23 earlier this year, adding a new Theater mode among other changes. Turn on Cinema mode and you can make sure your Galaxy phone doesn’t ruin your next trip to the movies by constantly receiving notifications. You can set Theater mode to mute notifications and even dim the light emanating from your phone screen so it doesn’t disturb the people around you.