With the release of the Material You, Google brought a major change in Android 12 last year that completely revamped the look of its Android OS. It has Dynamic Theming that lets users customize their phone with different colors based on the wallpaper and it applies to menus, buttons, backgrounds, and apps throughout their phone.
Samsung adopted Android 12 Dynamic Theming and generated a color palette from the wallpaper and gave users a few color variations. When enabled, the Material You theming engine picks up the dominant color palette from user-applied wallpapers and applies them as accent colors in the Android user interface.
So, instead of the default and boring accent color, you can get a customized color that syncs with the wallpaper. Of course, the amazing feature does not support all Galaxy devices. Since it is an Android 12 feature, it only supports devices running on One UI 4.0 or One UI 4.1 software systems.
In case you don’t know if your Samsung Galaxy phone has this feature, below I have mentioned all Samsung Android 12 Dynamic Theming supported devices in a list. Scroll down to check it out!
Samsung Dynamic Theming supported devices
Samsung Galaxy Fold Series
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy Z Fold
- Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung Galaxy S Series
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S22+
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21+
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 FE
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20+
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE
- Galaxy S10
- Galaxy S10+
- Galaxy S10e
- Galaxy S10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy Note Series
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 10
- Galaxy Note 10 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Samsung Galaxy A Series
- Galaxy A73
- Galaxy A53
- Galaxy A33
- Galaxy A23
- Galaxy A13
- Galaxy A72
- Galaxy A52
- Galaxy A52s
- Galaxy A32
- Galaxy A42
- Galaxy A71
- Galaxy A51
Samsung Galaxy M Series
- Galaxy M53
- Galaxy M33
- Galaxy M23
- Galaxy M23
- Galaxy M52
- Galaxy M32
- Galaxy M51
- Galaxy M31
- Galaxy M31s
- Galaxy M31 Prime
Samsung Galaxy F Series
- Galaxy F23
- Galaxy F62
- Galaxy F41
It should be mentioned that not only the app icons but many Samsung and Google app interfaces also adopt Dynamic theming to bring you a more connected look to your phone and give you a chance to make your phone completely unique and personalized.
However, not all Samsung apps use the same Material You effect. Some apps show minimal effects while other shows a lot. Even when the Dark Mode is enabled, these colors get customized according to the dark colors. Check the list of applications that supports Dynamic theming on your Samsung phone here.
How to use Samsung Dynamic Themes (Color Palette)
Setting up a dynamic theme is very simple in Samsung smartphones and can be done in two ways – via a long tap on the home screen or from the system settings.
- Open your device Settings.
- Tap on the Wallpaper and Style options.
- Choose Color Palette.
- Now, you can choose a palette based on colors from your wallpaper.
- By clicking on the different palettes, you can preview the changes on the screen.
- If you want to change app icons’ colors as per the palette then you can turn on Apply palette to the app icons toggle.
- Finally, tap the Done option.
What’s going to change with Samsung Android 13
Google released two Android 13 Beta builds for Pixel smartphones, which revealed that third-party app developers are free to create their own theme-friendly icons so that you can always have a two-tone icon pack. This function will surely be available on Samsung phones with the One UI 5.0 update.
These Samsung Galaxy devices received Android 12/One UI 4.1 update so far
Samsung’s Android 12 update comes with a number of new features and changes for the Galaxy devices, thanks to the One UI 4.1. Starting November 15, Samsung began the stable Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update rollout for the Galaxy devices, followed by One UI 4.1 from March 15.
Based on Android 12 OS, the One UI 4 offers an elevated mobile experience that puts you in control with new customization options, privacy features, and access to Samsung’s ever-expanding ecosystem. The all-new user interface enables you to create a customized mobile experience to meet your unique needs.
Android 12-inspired Color Palettes lets users alter the look and feel of everything from the phone’s home screen to icons, menu, buttons, and background. In addition, the reimagined widgets offer even deeper customization to put your own personal stamp on your smartphone experience.
Below, you can see the list of Samsung Galaxy devices that have received the stable Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update.
Galaxy Z series
- Galaxy Z Fold 3 — Available widely
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 — Available widely
- Galaxy Fold — Available widely
- Galaxy Fold 5G — Available widely
- Galaxy W22 — Available widely in China
- Galaxy Z Flip 3 — Available widely
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G — Available widely
- Galaxy Z Flip — Available widely
Galaxy S series
- Galaxy S21 — Available widely
- Galaxy S21+ — Available widely
- Galaxy S21 Ultra — Available widely
- Galaxy S20 — Available widely
- Galaxy S20+ — Available widely
- Galaxy S20 Ultra — Available widely
- Galaxy S20 FE — Available widely
- Galaxy S10 — Available widely
- Galaxy S10e — Available widely
- Galaxy S10+ — Available widely
- Galaxy S10 5G — Available widely
- Galaxy S10 Lite — Available widely
Galaxy Note series
- Galaxy Note 20 — Available widely
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra — Available widely
- Galaxy Note 10 — Available widely
- Galaxy Note 10+ — Available widely
- Galaxy Note 10 5G — Available widely
Galaxy A series
- Galaxy A82 5G — Rolling out now
- Galaxy A72 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy A52 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy A52 5G — Rolling out
- Galaxy A52s 5G — Rolling out now
- Galaxy A42 5G — Rolling out
- Available in the US on Verizon and Comcast, also internationally
- Galaxy A32 5G — Rolling out now
- Galaxy A22 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy A22 5G — Rolling out now
- Galaxy A32 4G — Rolling out now in India
- Galaxy A71 5G — Rolling out now
- Available in the US on US Cellular
- Galaxy A51 5G — Rolling out now
- Galaxy A51 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy A41 — Rolling out now
Galaxy A31 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy A21
- Galaxy A21s — Rolling out now
- Galaxy A12 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy A03s — Rolling out now
- Galaxy A02s — Rolling out now
- Galaxy A03 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy A01 – Rolling out
- Galaxy A11 – Rolling out
Galaxy Tab series
- Galaxy Tab S7 — Rolling out now
- Available in the US and internationally
- Galaxy Tab S7+ — Rolling out now
- Available in the US and internationally
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G — Rolling out now
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite — Rolling out now
- Galaxy Tab S6 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy Tab Active 3 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy Tab A7 (2020)
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Galaxy M/F series
- Galaxy M62 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy M31 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy M22 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy M21 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy M31s — Rolling out now
- Galaxy M51 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy F41 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy M22 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy M12 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy M11 — Rolling out now
- Galaxy F22
- Galaxy F12
Galaxy XCover series
- Galaxy XCover 5
We will update this article regularly…
One UI 5
Android 12L/One UI 4.1.1 starts releasing for Galaxy Z Fold 3 – US [Carrier-locked]
[Sep. 19] Update – the US (carrier locked)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable phone users are now receiving the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update in the US. I can be identified through PDA version number – F926USQS2DVHE and includes the latest September 2022 security patch as well.
To install the update, visit the Settings of your phone followed by a Software update and Download and install options. Finally, hit on Download button >> Install now/Schedule install >> Restart.
[Sep. 15] Update – India
10 days after the initial rollout, Samsung has expanded the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 foldable smartphones in India. It comes with the August 2022 security patch and brings additional new features ahead of the major Android 13-based One UI 5.0 upgrade.
One UI 4.1.1 Features
As announced, the South Korean tech giant is bringing the Android 12L Taskbar to the Galaxy Z Fold 3, which takes the multitasking experience to a whole new level. Taskbar is a new feature that lets Galaxy fans switch between apps seamlessly as it provides you with a PC-like experience.
Aside from this, the One UI 4.1.1 brings Galaxy Z Fold 4’s Apps pair feature, which allows you to create a pair of apps opened in multi-window and save it to the Taskbar UI. Once done, you can reopen the same multitasking window with apps with just a single tap.
One UI 4.1.1 activates Dual Preview so you and your subject can see the shot at the same time before it’s captured by displaying the image both on the Main and Cover Screen. Now, you can take high-resolution selfies with the main camera using Rear Cam Selfie with full control of the camera right on the Cover Screen.
[Sep. 5] Original Articles…
Recently, Samsung announced that it’s bringing the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update to older Galaxy foldable devices with new features from the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4. Now, Samsung started to release the One UI 4.1.1 update based on Android 12L to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphones in South Korea.
Initially, the One UI 4.1.1 update rollout is happening for the Galaxy Z Fold 3’s Korean consumers, which is likely to expand in the coming hours/days. The major software update comes with plenty of new features and optimizations so you can take the most of your smartphone.
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) September 5, 2022
Samsung Android 12L/One UI 4.1.1 now available for Galaxy Tab S6, Tab S6 Lite [U]
Android 12L brings major optimization and new features, especially for foldable and large-screen devices. So far, Samsung released the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update for the Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S7 series devices, which is now rolling out for the Galaxy Tab S6.
- Update, Sep 14: The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is also receiving the One UI 4.1.1 update based on Samsung’s Android 12L in France. The new firmware P615XXU4EVI1 brings the latest September 2022 security patch as well, in order to increase the system’s security and stability.
The major One UI 4.1.1 update is initially rolling out for the Galaxy Tab S6 LTE in Germany and bears version number – T865XXU5DVH2. Shortly after the initial rollout, Samsung will expand this firmware’s availability to more regions and countries.
In addition to new features inspired by Android 12L, the One UI 4.1.1 update brings the August 2022 security patch and new versions for a handful of stock apps including Samsung Kids, PENUP, Samsung Internet, SmartThings, Samsung Flow, Samsung Members, and Smart Switch.
One UI 4.1.1 – What’s New
The One UI 4.1.1, based on Android 12L, comes with a new Taskbar feature, which advances your multitasking experiences. It appears after opening any app at the bottom bar, similar to the PC, to let you seamlessly switch across apps with just a tap.
Moreover, you can also create app pairs and add them to the Taskbar, so you can directly access the pre-defined apps in multi-window mode – with just a click. In addition to this, the One UI 4.1.1 update enhances the functional usability of the Smart View function so you can access it easily.