One UI 5.0
Samsung Android 13 One UI 5.0 update should bring these features
The switch from Android 11-based One UI 3 to Android 12-based One UI 4 is massive. Google completely revamped the look of its Android OS by introducing the Material You theming engine, as well as bringing lots of new features. Whereas, Samsung further carried more customization options with the flavor of its One UI for the Galaxy device owners.
One UI 4.1 based on Android 12 is currently the latest software system offered by Samsung. The update hasn’t even reached all eligible devices and users have started looking to the next generation custom OS that is One UI 5, which will be based on Google’s Android 13.
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The US tech giant has released the first and second Android 13 beta for its Pixel users, which confirms that the company is yet again going to bring a lot of new big changes that will completely change the user experience. And since the One UI 5 will be established on Android 13, we can expect the same, even more from Samsung.
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Taking Android 13 beta 1 as a base, we have created the list of Samsung One UI 5.0 features that will come to your Galaxy phones and tablets. So, let’s have a look at these features below.
Samsung One UI 5.0 Features
Improved Material You
Android 12 One UI 4 arrived with Material You Dynamic Color feature that lets you customize your phone with different colors based on your wallpaper. However, it misses the ability to let users set their own color.
The Android 13 One UI 5 Material You still do not have this ability but it now has 16 color options to choose from, thus introducing more flexibility.
Redesigned Notification Icons
Android users have had the ability to silence notifications from the notification panel for years. Currently, you see the same size of Default and your Silent notifications on the lock screen, but in the new generation, it’s getting a different look. The default notifications appear in the same size while the silent notifications are narrower.
App drawer to Taskbar
Samsung Galaxy users will have a new app drawer shortcut to quickly pull up all installed apps. This significantly enhances multi-tasking on the big screen and allows users to access all of their apps without any irritant, even when they are in the app.
However, this app drawer icon only appears when the user is running the app, it disappears when the user returns to the home screen.
Faster Game loading
For gaming lovers who don’t like the long game loading on their phones, the tech giant will be introducing faster game loading. The feature will allow games to convey their current functional state to the operating system and the OS will further reduce the load times through power management and CPU.
Easy QR code scanning
QR codes are everywhere now. Although Samsung already provides easy QR code scanning through the phone’s camera, it will become easier with future upgrades. Users will be able to scan it right from the lock screen of their phones.
Control Smart home devices from Lock screen
The next-gen Android will make control Smart home devices from the lock screen without having to unlock their phones possible. The feature will be disabled by default and you can enable it from the Settings.
Quick tap to enable Flashlight
One UI 4 has the ability to double-tap gestures to open Assistant, capture screenshots, control media playback, open recent apps, and check notifications. One UI 5 on the other hand will make it possible to enable or disable the flashlight by double-tapping your phone’s back, similar to iOS.
Redesign Audio output picker
The expanded volume bar will let you switch between available output devices such as Bluetooth headphones, or phone speakers. This look identical to One UI 4’s audio output picker but a design refresh here improves stability across the interface.
Weekly View in Privacy Dashboard
Samsung users only have the option to view the permission log for the camera, microphone, and location for only the last 24 hours. However, the new version might have the ability to show the whole week’s permission logs.
Edit Text from Clipboard
Similar to screenshots, One UI 5 will add a pencil icon to edit the content when you cut or copy text so that you can easily paste the text from the clipboard and add/remove content to it. On the other hand, when you copy a number or a link, it will show you options to call/message and open the link.
Themed icons for third-party apps
Google apps icons get the theme support with Android 12 One UI 4 update. While with Android 13 One UI 5, it is expected that the company will bring theme support for non-Samsung and Google applications as well.
All-new Photo picker
The new photo picker provides more controls over the files that can be accessed by different apps. There are also new categories for Files and media, Photos & videos, and Music & audio.
It will allow you to select specific files to share with different apps, as opposed to an all-or-nothing approach.
New Clipboard Popup
Samsung One UI 5.0 new clipboard popup will provide more context about what you copied and allow you to edit it with ease. For the image content, the pop-up shows a tiny image preview, and if it’s text, it displays the first few words.
Dynamic Theming for Media controls
Android 12 One UI 4 Dynamic theming applies your chosen color palette to all Samsung apps, Google apps, Quick settings, and others. Meanwhile, with Android 13 One UI 5, these changes will also be applied to media controls to go along with the awesome squiggly playback line.
Smart Home Controller
Samsung One UI 4.1 Lock Screen Settings doesn’t have any option to let you control your smart home products on the lock screen. Meanwhile Android 13 One UI 5.0 will come with a toggle to enable a feature named “Control from locked device”. When enabled, it will give you access to some device controls on the lock screen.
One UI 5.0 will bring a major and useful feature to your Galaxy device which is Notification permission. In order to send you notifications, apps will need you to give them your permission and you can say ‘no’ if you don’t want a particular app to send notification.
What’s Samsung One UI 5.0 feature you like the most?
There are a bunch of new features that we have mentioned above. Many of these will be the ones you would like to have on your phone and many others that you would think there was no need for it. So which is the feature that you liked the most or did not like, do tell us through the comments section.
Moving on, we have covered the list of Samsung One UI 5 features on the basis of leaks and Android 13 beta 1 and Beta 2. And, at this moment, we can not surely say that all of these features will come to your Galaxy phone, some might be missed. Well, we are still months away from the One UI 5.0 beta, we could see more exciting features shortly.
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One UI 5.1
How to customize One UI 5.1 Edge Panel on your Samsung Galaxy
One UI 5.1 offers different customization possibilities to meet the need of users. This operating system allows the smartphone’s interface to be configured in a few steps in a very practical way to combine the power of the Galaxy with the user’s lifestyle. Among the many options of One UI 5.1, the Samsung Edge Panel is a powerful ally for everyday usability.
Edge Panel is a sidebar that unfolds only when desired with a brief pulling movement towards the center. It allows you to access your favorite app with just two taps. This feature is not only easy to use but also powerful.
When did you think of measuring small things with your phone? This can be achieved with an edge panel ruler. In addition, you can also use a surface level to level objects and a compass to guide you in the right direction.
Enable Edge Panel
Firstly, find the handle of the Edge Panel which is basically located next to the volume buttons. Then drag to one side to scroll from right to left.
Now, tap on the Settings button in the lower right corner of the screen. From there you can choose which panel category to add. If you want widgets with animated messages, reminders, contacts, or tools for different purposes, just select the category to add an Edge Panel table with these settings.
Aside from this, you can also add this feature through Settings >> Display >> Edge Panels.
Also, you can visit Galaxy Store where you can choose from different free and paid options for Edge Panels templates such as Calendar, Reminders, Contacts, and more.
How to customize Samsung One UI 5.1 Edge Panel?
Along with editing preferences for shortcuts to be added to the Edge panel, you can also configure Edge’s design according to the user’s style, choosing colors, shades, and styles.
Once you’ve tapped on the setting, click the arrow next to Panels to open the column customization. The Edges panel can be activated or deactivated, and the edges can be re-selected.
To change the strap that initially activates when you open the panel, select the Handle option. By choosing this option, you can change the color, transparency, size, and position of it.
Edge panel customization is available on many Samsung Galaxy models including Galaxy S23 5G, S23+ 5G, S23 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S22 5G, S22+ 5G, S22 Ultra 5G, Z Fold4 5G, S21 Ultra 5G, Z Fold3 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, Note20 Ultra 5G and Z Fold 2.
One UI 5.1
3 New Samsung One UI 5.1 Widgets
Samsung added new widgets with the One UI 5.1 update as well as improved some of the previous widgets and added new features to them. These new widgets were first introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S23 and are now available on a bunch of Samsung devices.
The newest version of Samsung’s custom skin One UI brought new widgets such as the Battery Widget and Dynamic Widget. Also, some older widgets like the Contacts and Smart Suggestions widgets have been improved.
So far, the Korean tech giant rolled out this major One UI update to several Galaxy devices including A series, S series, F series, Note series, M series, and Tab series in different regions. Along with this, more Galaxy users can now use new widgets.
Below you can see the details of the top 3 smart widgets that you must try on your Samsung Galaxy devices running One UI 5.1.
3 New One UI 5.1 Widgets
Battery Widget allows you to check the battery of your Buds, smartwatches, and other connected devices effortlessly so you can check the information of the battery and charge them before they get discharged.
There are two formats of the battery widget, the first one that appears in circles and the second one that appears in the list form. You can choose and add it to your smartphone’s home screen.
Read more: How to add One UI 5.1 Battery widget on Galaxy phone’s lock screen
Dynamic Weather Widget
Samsung improved Dynamic Weather Widget with One UI 5.1. The new widget lets you view important information like the place, temperature, UN index, and day/night at a glance.
The company has also added animation to weather widgets with the One UI 5.1 update. These animations feature a person’s character, who walks in frames created for the occasion, to signify the weather.
Read more: Samsung One UI 5.1 Weather Widget
New Contacts Widget
With One UI 5.1, Samsung further enhances the Contacts widget feature by adding a new and useful widget type. Once you install the latest One UI version, you can contacts widgets on your smartphone’s home screen in four formats, whereas in One UI 5.0, you can add it in 3 formats.
The fourth one is Direct Dial, which allows you to add four contact numbers to call directly.
How to add a Widget?
You can easily add widgets of any app on your home screen just need to follow a few steps. First, tap and hold the blank space on your smartphone’s home screen >> tap on Widgets >> select any app or feature >> click on Add option and it is done. Your Galaxy device must be updated on One UI 5.1 or later versions.
One UI 5.1
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G starts receiving One UI 5.1 update [Expanding]
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G smartphone is getting One UI 5.1 update with a bunch of new features and improvements in Brazil. Users can identify the latest update through One UI build version A225MUBU5CWD1.
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G One UI 5.1 – Brazil pic.twitter.com/bpgVNoZR7a
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) May 5, 2023
We recommend you install this major update to enjoy new features on your Galaxy A22 smartphone. To download and install, open Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.
March 28, 2023
Samsung recently released the Android 13-based One UI 5.1 update for the Galaxy A23 smartphone and the company is now started pushing this major update for another A series smartphone – Galaxy A22 4G.
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G One UI 5.1 update comes with version A225FXXU4DWB8. The update is currently rolling out in different countries including India, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Romania, Baltic, Portugal, and Spain.
The update is rolling out initially so it may take some hours/days to reach all Galaxy A22 models. The company will soon release One UI 5.1 to all eligible devices.
Back in 2021, Samsung launched Galaxy A22 smartphone with Android 11 and the device is now receiving its last update which is Android 13-based One UI 5.1
One UI 5.1 Features for Galaxy A22 4G
One UI 5.1 update brings a host of new features and improvements to take your phone to the next level. This major update revamped the gallery image info display, now, when you swipe up while viewing a picture or video in your gallery you can see detailed information with a simple layout.
Samsung Galaxy A22 One UI 5.1 Update #Samsung #GalaxyA22 #oneUI pic.twitter.com/HPg1CHbacQ
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) March 28, 2023
In addition, the company also brings advanced multitasking features. You can now minimize or maximize an app window without going to the options menu, just need to drag one of the corners. For split view, you’ll see categories for Recent apps and Most used apps, allowing you to quickly select apps for Split Screen.
Furthermore, the One UI 5.1 update adds new widgets to the Galaxy devices including a battery widget, a contacts widget, and a dynamic weather widget. Not only this, you can now select a video clip to use as your wallpaper through Open Wallpaper > Select a video from your Gallery > Trim recommends the best moment (15 seconds max). The best part of the video clip is recommended for editing.