Samsung begins its One UI 3.0 beta program and now the company has finally begun to roll out the first public beta for the Galaxy S20 series users. We’ve got our first look at the new features offered by the One UI 3.0.
HERE’S EVERYTHING NEW IN SAMSUNG ONE UI 3.0:
Samsung has changed the color scheme of the quick settings panel and used a Gaussian-like blur effect on the background of the toggle buttons.
Secondly, the volume adjustment panel now acts vertically rather than a horizontal list of the volume sliders. There are currently, no changes found in the homescreen, lock screen, and the recent apps section.
Stock Android 11 features include one-time permissions, device controls, quick access wallet, media controls in the quick settings, or Conversations in notifications and Samsung has tried to implement most of these features in One UI 3.0. However, since some of the features including the device control are not part of One UI 3.0 because Samsung already has its own device control center.
Additionally, there are some features from the miscellaneous section including the new minimal battery use mode, which applies a dark theme, a minimal home screen, and limits apps for maximum power saving. Also, it has a new enhanced processing mode that boosts performance and more.
Bixby routines getting a new upgrade that allows you to set a custom icon for each routine, what actions are reversed when a routine ends, toggle various accessibility features, trigger Bixby, use new conditions, and more. There are also some Digital Wellbeing improvements.
Furthermore, the One UI 3.0 beta also brought users a new look at its stock Samsung apps. Now, you can revert any edits you make, Samsung messages now adds a new bin to store deleted messages, and the Contact app helps you quickly delete similar contacts and even more.
Samsung Internet is also getting some new changes, that include the ability to lock/reorder tabs, block pages from hijacking the back button, warnings about malicious sites, hiding the status bar when scrolling, and more.
One UI launcher now has new changes in the context menu section with an option to place a related widget by long-pressing an app icon. There’s also a new feature called “double tap to sleep” that lets you turn off your display by double-tapping on the display’s empty area.
Samsung keyboard now supports inline autofill suggestion and image copy-past. However, it doesn’t offer a new Android 11 emoji’s.
These are some of the key new changes made into the One UI 3.0 but since it is a beta build, it’s possible that Samsung may add additional features before One UI 3.0 goes to the public.
Here’s how to use the clipboard function on One UI 6.1 devices
One UI 6.1 devices have a new feature that lets you access and manage your clipboard more easily. The clipboard is where you can store texts and images that you copy from other apps or websites.
The clipboard function is now part of the keyboard toolbar. You can customize the keyboard toolbar by adding or removing icons as you like.
To use the clipboard function, you need to do the following:
- Open the keyboard by tapping on a text input field.
- Tap on the more icon (···) on the right side of the keyboard toolbar to see all the icons.
- Tap on the clipboard icon to open the clipboard window, where you can see all the items that you have copied.
- Tap on the item that you want to paste in the text input field, or tap on the delete icon to remove the item from the clipboard.
You can also add the clipboard icon to the keyboard toolbar for quicker access. To do this, you need to open the keyboard by tapping on a text input field >> Tap on the more icon (···) >> Press and hold the clipboard icon and drag it to the keyboard toolbar >> Release the clipboard icon when it is in the position that you want on the toolbar.
The clipboard function on One UI 6.1 devices is a handy feature that helps you copy and paste texts and images with ease. You can also adjust the keyboard toolbar to suit your needs and preferences.
Samsung brings Auracast to more devices with One UI 6.1
Samsung has announced that One UI 6.1 will bring Auracast support to more devices. Auracast is a feature that allows users to broadcast the audio they are playing on their devices to nearby Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, speakers, or other phones.
One UI 6.1 update will come with several new features and enhancements along with the Auracast support for the Galaxy S23 series except for the S23 FE, the Galaxy Z Flip 5, and the Galaxy Z Fold 5.
With One UI 6.1, Samsung is expanding Auracast to more devices, giving users more flexibility and convenience in sharing their audio content. To start an Auracast broadcast, users need to go to Settings >> Bluetooth >> three-dot menu >> Broadcast sound using Auracast.
Several reports suggest that One UI 6.1 will be available for the Galaxy S23 series, the Galaxy Z Flip 5, and the Galaxy Z Fold 5 in the coming days.
One UI 7: These Galaxy A series smartphones are eligible for Android 15 update
Samsung is one of the most popular Android smartphone makers in the world, and its One UI skin is widely known for its features and performance. The latest version of One UI is 6.1, which is based on Android 14. However, Samsung fans are eagerly waiting for the next major update, One UI 7, which will be powered by Android 15.
Android 15 is the upcoming version of Google’s operating system, which is currently in the Developer Preview stage. Samsung will open its Beta Program for One UI 7 for Galaxy devices later this year, after the official release of Android 15.
While it is still early to know the exact features and changes that One UI 7 will bring, we can expect some of the Android 15 features to be integrated into Samsung’s skin, along with some Samsung-specific additions and optimizations.
Based on the previous rollouts, software policy, and experience, we have compiled a list of Galaxy A series smartphones that are likely to receive One UI 7 based on Android 15.
- Galaxy A05s
- Galaxy A15
- Galaxy A25
- Galaxy A14
- Galaxu A24
- Galaxy A34
- Galaxy A54
- Galaxy A33
- Galaxy A53
- Galaxy A73
- Galaxy M14
- Galaxy F14
- Galaxy M34
- Galaxy M54
- Galaxy F54
If your Galaxy phone is not in the list, don’t worry as it will be updated later. The official list will come when the One UI 7 update starts around October 2024.