It’s never a good idea to let incoming calls hijack the whole screen of your Samsung Galaxy smartphone. When you’re busy using some other app it gets even more annoying. So, in this guide, you will learn how to enable a Mini Pop-Up call on Samsung to stop incoming calls from hijacking your screen and make incoming calls in a mini pop-up.
Meanwhile, Samsung first introduced the option of allowing calls to appear in the pop-up mode in Samsung One UI (Android 9.0 Pie). In reality, it was a positive effort, but there was still space for more improvement. Meanwhile, in Android 10 or One UI 2.0, Samsung introduced the Mini Pop-up call display option.
How to Enable Mini Pop-Up Call Display on Samsung Galaxy One UI 3.1 (Android 11)
Enabling this feature will help you to receive incoming calls appearing in less distracting mini pop-up cards, rather than filling the entire screen of One UI 5.1. Something I would like to add here is that the mini pop-up option will only work when you’re using an app like a games app or YouTube but the incoming calls won’t appear as mini pop-up cards when you’re on your home page screen or when your phone is locked. Here’s how to enable a mini pop-up call display on Samsung Galaxy One UI 5.1:
Step 1. Go to the Phone app on your Samsung Galaxy phone.
Step 2. Tap the three dots on the top right-hand corner and then select Settings.
Step 3. Tap Call display while using apps.
Step 4. Here, you will have three options to choose from Full screen, Small Pop-up, and Mini pop-up. Select Mini pop-up to make incoming calls appear in pop-up cards.
Step 5. However, you can also enable Keep calls in pop-up as shown in the screenshot above in order to keep the received calls in mini pop-up mode.
Step 6. In the screenshot below, you can clearly see the incoming call and received calls in mini pop-up mode.Now, incoming calls or received will simply appear as heads-up-style notifications with the simple green button “Answer” and red button “Decline” buttons on the popup. It really does cut a tiny bit into your phone, but it’s much less intrusive than the full-screen call UI! However, you will still have the option to expand the calls by tapping the expand button.
This is how you can enable the mini pop-up call display on your Samsung Galaxy devices running on Android 13 or Samsung One UI 5.1 to let incoming calls appear in mini pop-up cards. It’s actually quite a beneficial feature introduced by Samsung in its latest One UI iteration.
What do you think about this handy feature from Samsung? Does the full screen still call your go-to preference, given that it provides all the choices at one go? Or are you pretty good at fresh, less-intrusive pop-up cards? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.