Samsung One UI 5.0 Beta Program started for Galaxy devices in different countries. Currently, the company has made the One UI 5 Beta update available only for the Galaxy S22 series in limited countries and will soon be expanded to all eligible countries.
The One UI Beta Program allows users to try out the latest Android generation-based custom skin features before the official release. After reviewing the features and designs, you can send your feedback to the company so that if any issues arise, the company will solve them in the latest updates.
Apart from this, the company has confirmed One UI Beta program eligible countries. According to the information, the Galaxy S22 lineup consumers will be eligible to participate in this beta program in 7 countries only.
Samsung One UI 5 Beta Program: Eligible Countries
In the below-mentioned countries, consumers can take participation in the One UI 5.0 Beta activity.
- South Korea
- The UK
- The US
How to join One UI 5.0 Beta?
If you want to join One UI 5.0 Beta on your eligible smartphone then firstly, you have to upgrade the Samsung Members app through Google Play Store or Galaxy Store. Then, click on the Bell icon in the top right corner of the interface and click on the One UI 5.0 Beta registration banner.
To join the Samsung One UI Beta Program, fill in the details regarding the terms and conditions of the process. Finally, click on the Enroll button to complete the entire One UI 5.0 Beta onboarding process. Now, update the software of your smartphone.
Note: Make sure to back up your data to your computer via Smar Switch before installing the beta update.
Breaking: Samsung testing Android 13/One UI 5.0 on Galaxy A52s, A53
Last week, Samsung began the One UI 5.0 beta program for Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones in Germany, South Korea, and the US. Now, new information suggests that the company has started beta testing for more Galaxy devices.
According to the information, the Korean tech giant is testing Android 13-based One UI 5.0 beta on Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, Galaxy A53, and Galaxy A52s smartphones. This is taken from firmware information on Samsung’s own server, however, this has not been officially confirmed
Notably, the One UI 5 update will be the first major update for the Galaxy A53, the second major update for the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy A52s, and the third major update for the Galaxy S20.
All these devices have been launched in different years but they are testing One UI 5.0 beta together. The company has not yet made any official announcement of beta testing of these smartphones. Samsung Galaxy A52s is one of the best-selling smartphones and finally testing One UI 5 beta internally.
One UI 5.0 Beta Program lets Galaxy device users get a taste of One UI 5.0 features ahead of the official release. The first beta update brings a bundle of new customization, security and accessibility features to deliver a fresh experience.
How to fix ‘home screen force closing’ on One UI 5 Beta
If you may have the Good Lock customization app installed on your Samsung phone, it might be causing a severe problem on One UI 5 Beta – ‘home screen force closing.’ Various users reported that the home launcher crashing after installing the One UI 5 Beta firmware.
It sounds like a critical issue as it prevents users from accessing the homescreen where the phone keeps everything we want. However, it’s not surprising that consumers usually face different types of bugs and issues on Beta firmware, similarly, the One UI 5 Beta is not an exception.
Well, a Samsung Community moderator shared an easy way, which could fix ‘home screen force closing’ in case you’ve switched to the One UI 5 Beta software. Before proceeding, it’s important to mention that the Good Lock has been unplugged from One UI 5 Beta, which is the reason behind homescreen crashing issue.
In order to fix the One UI Home keeps crashing, or force closing issue on the One UI 5 Beta, just head towards the system Settings > Applications. Now, click the Sort icon on the right side of the app list and select the One UI Home app.
Once done, open the storage options of One UI Home and delete the app data and cache. Similarly, delete the cache of the Samsung Experience Service app & System UI, if it exists as well as clean the cache data through recovery mode.
If the issue is still unresolved, you need to proceed with a hard reset, which will erase everything stored in your phone’s memory including apps, games, and file manager data. Meanwhile, you can also wait for the next One UI 5 Beta build, which should include fixes for such kind of issues.
Samsung One UI 5 Beta brings notable Calling features
Samsung introduced its Android 13-based One UI 5.0 beta for Galaxy S22 customers last week. The changelog for this update mentions a lot of features, but there are even more. Samsung One UI 5 Beta introduces some Calling features that you will really admire.
According to the report by 9To5Google, Samsung One UI 5 introduces 3 new amazing calling features, such as Quick call notes, a Custom caller background, and revamped mini pop-up UI. Let’s have a look at these features below.
Quick call notes:
This is truly excellent! When you are on call and require to take notes, now you don’t need to find a notepad and a pen or go to the Notes app to create one. The company is providing a new option on the call screen and with a single tap, you can write and save a note on Samsung Notes app.
When you are on call, just tap the three-dot menu and then the last option that reads “Take notes”. A usual Notes page will appear and you can write whatever you want on it. Your notes will be saved noting the caller but no details on the time or date in which this took place.
Custom caller background:
For the first time on the default Samsung dialer app, you can fully customize the call background on a contact-by-contact basis. You can add both, images and videos and even select your favorite from the Gallery.
To do this, first head over to the Contacts apps. Select a contact and enter its Edit section. Now tap the View more option, scroll down, and tap Call background. Here you can select a video wallpaper from four available presets or add your own specific image.
Revamped mini pop-up UI:
Incoming calls appear on the whole screen, however, when you are using any application and a call arrives, you’ll see a mini pop-up menu to answer or reject calls. This mini pop-up UI has been improved with One UI 5 Beta.
The revamped UI includes more visual elements and a more obvious drop-down menu for quick actions. The answer and decline buttons are now moved off to the side with no text labels and animated icons. It looks quite good.