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BREAKING: Samsung releases Android 13/One UI 5.0 Beta to Galaxy S21, get it now!

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After the Galaxy S22 series, Samsung launches the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta program for the Galaxy S21 series devices. Initially, the Beta activity is available for Korean consumers, however, it will soon expand to the United States, India, Germany, Poland, the UK and China.

Samsung confirms that the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphone users are now eligible to join the One UI 5.0 Beta program to start experiencing the Android 13 OS ahead of its stable release. In addition, the company recommends users send feedback and bug reports to bring stability to the firmware.

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How to join

Interested consumers can click on One UI 5 Beta Registration Program and fill in details regarding the terms and conditions of the process to join Samsung One UI Beta Program. Finally, click on the Enroll button to complete the entire One UI 5.0 Beta onboarding process.

Shortly after joining the One UI 5.0 Beta program, the Galaxy S21 series users will receive the Beta firmware update that will be accessible through system Settings >> Software updates >> Download and install. To be mentioned, the first One UI 5.0 Beta update sports release number ending: ZVHG.

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One UI 5.0 Changelog – Here’s everything new with Samsung Android 13 update

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Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro unveiled in the US

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Samsung has unveiled its two new rugged Galaxy devices – Galaxy XCover 6 Pro and Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro in the US. Both products offer superior 5G connectivity, robust performance, end-to-end security, a replaceable battery, and strong durability to help employees get more done even in tough work environments.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro:

Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro comes with a 6.6-inch FHD+ 120Hz display that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+. It features a 6nm Octa-Core Processor to deliver a seamless system performance and is equipped with 6GB RAM in addition to 128GB internal storage that can further expand up to 1TB.

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Moving on, the device sports a 50MP primary camera in addition to 8MP Ultra-Wide camera and a 13MP selfie shooter. Meanwhile, to run the smartphone all day, there is a powerful 4,050mAh battery.

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Samsung XCover 6 Pro US

The Galaxy XCover 6 Pro comes pre-installed with Android 12-based One UI 4.0 OS. It’s worth mentioning that the phone supports four major Android and One UI operating system updates in addition to five years of security patches.

Lastly, the phone features Face Recognition, Fingerprint with Power Key, Samsung Knox, IP68 water and dust resistance rating, USB Type-C, and much more.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro:

Samsung launches the Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro with a 10.1-inch display with a 1920 x 1200 screen resolution, a 6nm Octa-Core Processor paired with 4GB/6GB RAM in addition to 64GB/126GB storage, and a massive 7600mAh battery.

There is a 13MP AF rear camera and an 8MP front camera to capture some excellent shots. Besides these, it comes pre-installed with the Android 12-based One UI 4 software system. Although there is no confirmation yet, it could also get the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 update in the coming time.

Other than these, it comes with S Pen, IP68 Rating, Face Recognition, Fingerprint with Home Key, Samsung Knox security, Dual SIM support, and others.

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Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro Price and availability:

It supports Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile networks.

Wi-Fi

  • 4GB RAM and 64GB storage – $649
  • 6GB RAM and 128GB storage – $709

5G

  • 4GB RAM and 64GB storage – $759
  • 6GB RAM and 128GB storage – $819

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Samsung offering amazing prizes to Genshin Impact players

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Genshin Impact is an open-world action role-playing game that has gained huge popularity among mobile gamers. Recently, Samsung announced that Galaxy device owners who use to play the Genshin Impact game can get a chance to win amazing prizes.

Samsung is offering a giveaway in partnership with Genshin Impact’s owner HoYoverse to celebrate the launch of the upcoming Genshin Impact patch 3.1, which will officially go live on September 28.

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Going by the information, the promotions of Samsung Genshin Impact will go live at 12 am PT on September 27. So, if you are playing this game on a Galaxy device and want to win rewards from Samsung, keep your eyes on the promotions.

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Samsung Genshin Impact prizes

It is worth mentioning that Samsung Genshin Impact players will get excellent prizes including the newly launched Galaxy Buds Pro 2, Galaxy Tab A8, and more will reveal very soon. In addition, the players will also get a chance to win different vouchers that they can use in-game. And, the value of these vouchers is from $2 to $100.

Further, to be a part of this promotion, you must make in-game purchases. Any in-game purchases will be sufficient for the purpose of eligibility as there’s no limit. And once you’ve used the Galaxy device, a Samsung-branded wheel will appear, which can be rotated for a chance to win prizes. Do note that this promotion is valid until October 3.

Genshin Impact:

The game Genshin Impact allows the player to control one of four interchangeable characters in a party. Switching between characters can be done quickly during combat to let players use many different combinations of skills and attacks.

Now Genshin Impact 3.1 is coming and according to the reports, it will extend into a new area by opening up the desert area in order to provide players with a bigger space to explore. The deserts of Sumeru also paint the whole region in a completely different light.

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Samsung Android 13 Tracker: One UI 5.0 Release Date, Eligible Devices, Features and News

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Samsung started the Android 13 Beta-based One UI 5.0 testing program for the Galaxy devices in early August. Moving ahead, Google officially launched the new Android 13 operating system, seeded source code to AOSP and started the rollout for Pixel devices on August 15.

Google first introduced the Android 13 OS in February 2022, later on, it started the Developer Preview and Public Beta program. The company confirmed that the Android 13 OS update coming to Samsung Galaxy devices later this year.

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Android 13 Beta: One UI 5

As Samsung’s One UI 5.0 is based on Android 13 OS, the OEM started Beta testing in August 2022 for the S22 series. To be mentioned, the Beta testing of the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 was begin in September, while the official rollout happened in mid-November.

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One UI 5.0 Release Date – October 15, 2022

Samsung may unveil the One UI 5.0, based on the Android 13 operating system, sometime in October 2022. In addition, the Galaxy S22 series devices will be the first to get the major software upgrade, later this year. We are guessing that Samsung might release the Stable One UI 5.0 on October 15.

Update [Aug. 5] Samsung announced One UI 5 Beta program.

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Eligible Devices: One UI 5.0

Following its tradition, Samsung announced the One UI 4.1 alongside the Galaxy S22 series, in February this year. After the One UI 4.1, check out which Galaxy devices will be getting the next major OS upgrade with a new One UI — One UI 5.0.

Galaxy S series

  • Galaxy S22 5G
  • Galaxy S22+ 5G
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S21 5G
  • Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
    • Galaxy S21 FE 5G
  • Galaxy S20 LTE/5G
  • Galaxy S20+ LTE/5G
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
    • Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
  • Galaxy S10 Lite

 

Galaxy Note series

  • Galaxy Note 20 LTE/5G
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra LTE/5G
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite

 

Galaxy Z series

  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4 5G
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G

 

Galaxy A series

  • Galaxy A73
  • Galaxy A53
  • Galaxy A33
  • Galaxy A13
  • Galaxy A23
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Galaxy A52 LTE/5G
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy A51

 

Galaxy Tab series

  • Galaxy Tab S8
  • Galaxy Tab S8+
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S7 LTE/5G/Wi-Fi
  • Galaxy Tab S7+ LTE/5G/Wi-Fi
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE LTE/5G/Wi-Fi
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Note: The One UI 5.0 Device List is based on Samsung’s upgrade policy and official statement.

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Latest News: One UI 5.0 [Android 13]

September 24, 2022

There is a common problem spotted in the One UI 5.0 Beta firmware, which occurs screen blackening in case of sleep mode is activated. Moreover, the sleep mode is automatically activated if Beta participants access the clock sleep time.

Check how to fix

 

September 24, 2022

Flagship phones including the Galaxy S series and Galaxy Z series are unquestionably the top priority of Samsung. Meanwhile, it’s good to see that the company doesn’t want even mid-range smartphone users to wait longer for the new Android version.

These Galaxy phones will get Android 13 before 2022 ends

  1. Galaxy S22
  2. Galaxy S22 Plus
  3. Galaxy S22 Ultra
  4. Galaxy S21
  5. Galaxy S21 Plus
  6. Galaxy S21 Ultra
  7. Galaxy Z Fold 4
  8. Galaxy Z Flip 4
  9. Galaxy Z Fold 3
  10. Galaxy Z Flip 3
  11. Galaxy A53

 

September 23, 2022

After installing the One UI 5 Beta 3 update on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, it has been noted that the Wallpaper app is not working properly.

 

September 23, 2022

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 One UI 5.0 test builds have appeared in the South Korean Community.

September 23, 2022

Samsung released the third One UI 5.0 Beta update for the Galaxy S22 series devices, which brings the ability to apply Themed Icons on compatible Samsung, Google, and Third Party apps.

September 15, 2022

For the customization department, One UI 5.0 introduces a brand new Wallpapers section, featuring device-specific wallpapers in Featured tab, Graphical, Colors, and so on, that are available to download here.

Samsung One UI 5.0 Wallpapers

September 22, 2022

Samsung pushed the second One UI 5.0 Beta firmware to the Galaxy S21 series devices in India and UK, bringing new features, and notable improvements.

September 22, 2022

Samsung has finally started to release the One UI 5.0 Beta 3 update for the Galaxy S22 series devices. It comes with important improvements in various aspects of the user experience in order to solve animation-related problems.

 

September 22, 2022

Users of Galaxy A52 users will soon enjoy the One UI 5.0 feature ahead of its official release as the One UI 5 forum goes live.

Samsung Galaxy A52 One UI 5 beta

September 15, 2022

A new test build appeared, pointing out that the E625FDDU2CVI6 is the latest One UI 5.0 test firmware, which is available for select units internally.

 

September 12, 2022

Samsung officially confirmed the SDC 2022 event for October 12, where, it will unveil new software advancements for Galaxy ecosystem. At the same time, the South Korean tech giant will introduce the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software.

 

September 9, 2022

As per tipster IceUniverse, the third beta of Samsung One UI 5.0 will improve the animations compared to the current beta version. Samsung may release the third One UI 5.0 beta update anytime in the next week for Galaxy S22 smartphones.

 

September 8, 2022

Samsung started the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta program for the Galaxy S21 series in South Korea, Europe and India, while the US, Germany, China and Poland are in the queue.

 

 

September 6, 2022

Checkfirm detected a new test firmware for the Galaxy F62, which suggests that the device could soon get the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 upgrade.

 

September 2, 2022

A Samsung Members Beta notice shared by the user suggests that Galaxy S22 Beta participants will get the third One UI 5.0 Beta, based on Android 13, next week.

August 30, 2022

Samsung started the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta testing program for the Galaxy S21 series in South Korea and the UK.

 

 

August 15, 2022

On August 15, Google officially released the new Android 13 OS to AOSP and began the rollout for Pixel phones enrolled in the Beta program.

At the same time, the company confirmed that the Android 13 is coming to Samsung Galaxy and other OEMs devices later this year.

August 15, 2022

Today, Google has begun the Stable Android 13 update rollout for all the eligible Pixel smartphones as well as pushing the source to AOSP.

 

August 12, 2022

According to the Samsung community, the Korean tech giant may open Android 13-based One UI 5.0 internal beta recruitment on August 23 in China.

 

August 11, 2022

Tipster IceUniverse’s review of One UI 5 Beta suggests that Samsung has not made significant improvements for the consumers.

Even, the faster animations, which were promised in early rumors also staying like rumors as there are no major or significant changes in the speeds.

 


 

August 09, 2022

09/08: Samsung testing Android 13/One UI 5.0 on Galaxy A52s, A53

09/08: One UI 5.0 Call Screen feature is not available in the US

09/08: One UI 5.0 removed a Quick Settings toggle in Notification panel

09/08: Samsung One UI 5.0 Beta unplugged Good Lock suite

08/08: Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta under testing for Galaxy S21, S20


 

August 05, 2022

One UI 5 Open Beta

The Galaxy S22 series started testing Android 13-based One UI 5 Open Beta in South Korea, Germany and the US.


 

July 25, 2022

One UI 5 Beta Forum

Samsung has silently opened the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta Program forum for consumers in South Korea. You can access the One UI Beta Program discussion and feedback page in the official community.

 


July 25, 2022

One UI 5.0 Emoji Download

The Android 12-based One UI 4 uses emoji designs from Unicode Emoji 13.1 set that was approved in September 2020. While the forthcoming One UI 5.0’s emojis are based on September 2021’s Unicode Emoji 14.0. Check and download here


 

July 12, 2022

One UI 5.0 7 new emojis

A Reddit user shared the images of 7 new emojis that are claimed to be coming with the One UI 5.0 beta. A couple of these emojis look like updated versions of what Samsung already has while others are new and different.

July 09, 2022

One UI 5.0 Beta First Look

Samsung is likely to start the Android 13 Beta program for Galaxy devices in the third week, while we just got our first look at One UI 5 Beta design and UI changes.

 

June 29, 2022

One UI 5.0 Beta launching July 3rd week

According to a recent report, Samsung’s going to launch the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta program in the 3rd week of July 2022.

Moreover, the company is aiming to start distributing the Stable Android 13 update with One UI 5.0 features to Galaxy devices by October this year. Read more

 

June 22, 2022

One UI 5.0 development begun

Tipster IceUniverse revealed that Samsung has started the development of the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software for the Galaxy devices.

According to the info, the major software upgrade will come with improved animation speeds in various segments of the user interface for better experiences. Read the full story here

 

June 08, 2022

Android 13 Enhanced Animation Speed

According to the latest report, the One UI 5.0 upgrade will significantly improve the animation speeds on the Samsung Galaxy devices with Android 13. Read the full story here

 


 

June 01, 2022

Android 13 incompatible Galaxy devices

Various Galaxy phones and tablets are eligible to receive the Android 13, however, we’ve compiled a list of Samsung devices that won’t get this major upgrade. Check the list below.

  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10+
  • Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy S10+
  • Galaxy S10 5G
  • Galaxy Fold

 


 

May 27, 2022

Android 13 Beta 2.1

Android 13 Beta 2.1 update fixes several issues such as typing in the search bar resulting in an empty list of suggestions, the device crashing when turning on the hotspot or disconnecting Android Auto, and hearing a call dialing sound in the background during a phone call.

  • Fixed an issue where typing in the search bar resulted in a blank list of suggestions.
  • Fixed an issue where devices would crash and restart when turning on hotspot.
  • Fixed an issue where a continuous call dialing sound could be heard in the background during a phone call.
  • Fixed an issue where devices would crash and restart after disconnecting from Android Auto.

 


 

May 26, 2022

Lock screen x Smart home devices

One such feature we are expecting is the ability to control Smart home devices from Lock screen of your Galaxy device.

Android 13 beta reveals that this feature will be disabled by default, however, you can enable it from the settings of your phone. Maybe, it will come enabled with Samsung One UI 5.0.

 


 

May 11, 2022

Android 13 Beta 1 available for Chinese phones

Samsung has plans to introduce the One UI 5 Beta by July 2022, while Chinese tech makers including OnePlus, Oppo and Realme just allowed their flagships to download the Android 13 Beta 1 build. Read more


 

May 03, 2022

Google I/O 2022

Google confirmed that the Google I/O 2022 event will be held on May 11 and May 12, where the officials will give keynote speeches.

It’s expected that the company will introduce more features of the upcoming Android 13 operating system, Google Pixel 6a phone, Pixel Watch and more.

 


 

April 27, 2022

Android 13 Beta 1

Google released the first Beta update of the Android 13 operating system to the eligible Pixel smartphones including the Pixel 4 to Pixel 6 Pro.

New features

  • More granular access to media files: Google is introducing three new permissions:
    • For images and photos
    • For videos
    • For audio files
  • Copy/clipboard notification, like screenshots
  • New ‘Control from locked device’ setting
  • Priority mode reverted to ‘Do Not Disturb’
  • Security & Privacy Quick tile disabled
  • More ‘Basic colors’ in Wallpaper & style
  • Media player squiggles

 


 

April 26, 2022

Android 14 codename leaked

Google has not yet released the Android 13 operating system to Public, but, the codename of its successor – Android 14 has been already revealed.

According to the reports, devs found Upside Down Cake marking in the AOSP code change, which confirms Android 14’s dessert name. Read more

 


 

April 08, 2022

One UI 5 Beta coming this July

Internal sources heard that Samsung will start the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta program for the Galaxy devices in July 2022.

Initially, the activity will be available for the Galaxy S22 and upcoming foldable devices such as the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. Read more

 


 

March 29, 2022

Hidden screen saver complications

Thanks to Mishaal Rahman, we now have our first look at Android 13’s hidden screen saver complications.

While, it’s quite buggy, you can see the At a Glance widget (smartspace), time, date, weather, and battery overlaid on the “Colors” screen saver.

 


 

March 20, 2022

New APK Archive feature

Google has started developing a way new app archiving system for Android phones that allows users to free up valuable internal storage without having to uninstall apps or lose linked data. Read more

 


 

March 11, 2022

Hub Mode for tablets

A few days ago, it was reported that Google is testing some tablet-specific features on the first Developer Preview build of Android 13.

The under-testing changes include a new Hub Mode for tablets, improvements for the docked tablet experience, revamped screen saver and more.

 


 

March 03, 2022

Flashlight brightness adjustment toggle

It is reported that Google has seeded a new feature with the recent Android 13 release that lets users adjust the brightness of their phone’s flashlight.

To be noted, the same feature is already available in the Samsung Galaxy devices, while we can expect it to be more useful with the Android 13 software.

 


 

February 10, 2022

Developer Preview 1

On February 10, 2022, Google announced the Android 13 operating system, at the same time, began the Developer Preview ahead of its expected release later this year.

 


 

January 28, 2022

Faster games loading feature

A new report reveals that a new API is being under development that allows games to communicate their current operational state to the operating system.

If the game takes time for loading, the OS will send a nudge through to power management, followed by the CPU for a speed boost in order to reduce the load times.

 


January 14, 2022

Four new dynamic themes revealed

According to AndroidPolice, Google is working on four new styles of the theming system for the future Android version.

The four new color combinations are codenamed – TONAL_SPOT, VIBRANT, EXPRESSIVE, and SPRITZ.

 


January 13, 2022

Android 13 to allow profile switching from lockscreen

The upcoming Android 13 will allow users to switch profiles from the keyguard (PIN/pattern entry page). [Read more]

  1. Keyguard user profile switcher
  2. Home button Assistant toggle:
  3. More Panlingual bits:

 


 

January 11, 2022

Tap-to-transfer feature for media

Android 13 to feature a tap-to-transfer feature for media that could be similar to Apple’s Handoff feature that lets iPhone owners transfer media to and from the company’s HomePod speakers. [Read more]

 


 

January 10, 2022

Redesigned audio output picker

Android 13 will come with redesigned audio output picker. An audio output picker is a part of media controls. It is a button on the top right corner that allows users to quickly switch the output of audio or video to a phone speaker, earphones, Bluetooth speakers, or other devices.  [Read more]

 


 

December 24, 2021

Android 13 early build revealed four new features

XDA-Developers reportedly got a very early Android 13 build that exposed four new features that are under development by Google. The leaked Android 13 features are as follows: [Read more]

  1. App Languages
  2. Runtime Permission for Notifications
  3. TARE: The Android Resource Economy
  4. Lock Screen Clock Layout

 


December 14, 2021

Android 13 to let users disable new background app limits

With the Android 13, Google is rumored to allow users to disable the background app limits (Phantom Processes). Read more

Features: One UI 5.0 [Android 13]

One UI 5 Upgrade (Android 13)

One UI 5 brings you more powerful personalization and makes it easier to get things done across your Galaxy devices.

Your Galaxy, your way

More options for your color palette

It’s easier to find the colors that are right for you. Choose from up to 16 color themes based on your wallpaper as well as preset color themes that aren’t related to your wallpaper.

Stack widgets on your Home screen

Combine several widgets of the same size into a single widget to save space on your Home screen. Just drag a widget onto the stack to add it, then swipe to switch between widgets.

Easily see who’s calling

Set a different call background for each contact so you easily see who’s calling with just a quick glance.

Get only the notifications you allow

When you use an app for the first time, you’ll be asked whether you want to receive notifications from it. Feel free to say no to apps that you don’t want to disturb you.

Easier access to app notification controls

Is an app sending you too many notifications? It’s easier than ever to block it with reorganized notification settings placing app notification controls at the top.

Choose which types of notifications apps can send

You now have separate control over whether apps can show pop-up notifications, app icon badges, and notifications on the Lock screen. Allow all types, some, or none. It’s up to you.

Stay on top of reminders due today

The new Today category shows only reminders due today. You’ll also be reminded of reminders due today at the top of the main screen in the Reminder app.

Show and hide completed reminders

You can show or hide the completed reminders in any category. Show to see what you’ve already done, or hide to stay focused on things you still need to finish.

Choose the right view for your reminders

Choose the simple view to show more reminders on the screen at once or an expanded view that includes details such as the due date and repeating conditions.

Set a language for each app

Want to use some apps in one language and other apps in another? You can now choose which language will be used for each app in Settings.

Edit your Lock screen wallpaper collection

After selecting a group of images to use for your Lock screen wallpaper, you can easily add or remove images later.

Customize the spacebar row in Samsung Keyboard

You can choose which function keys and punctuation marks to show in the bottom row of the keyboard next to the spacebar.

Improved sound and vibration settings

Menus have been reorganized to make it easier to find the sound and vibration options you need. Set your ringtone and change the volume and vibration intensity, all in the same place.

Be more productive

Extract text from any image or screen

Extract text using Samsung Keyboard, Internet, Gallery, or whenever you take a screenshot. Paste the result into a message, email, or document instead of typing.

Get suggestions based on text in images

When text appears in an image in Gallery, Camera, or other apps, actions will be recommended based on the text. For example, if you take a picture of a sign with a phone number or web address on it, you can tap to call the number or visit the site.

Do more with your connected devices

The Connected devices menu has been added to Settings, making it quicker and easier to access features that work with other devices, like Quick Share, Smart View, and Samsung DeX.

Switch your view with a gesture

Switch from full screen to split screen view by swiping inward with two fingers from the left side, right side, or bottom of the screen. Switch from full screen to pop-up view by swiping inward with one finger from either corner at the top of the screen. Gestures can be turned on or off in Settings.

Quickly open apps in split screen

Just drag an app from the Recents screen to the side of the screen where you want to open it.

Use several timers at once

You can now start a new timer in the Clock app even if another timer is still running.

More control over calendar event invitees

When you add an event to your Google calendar, you can choose whether invitees are allowed to see who else is invited to the event and also choose whether they can invite other people.

Enhanced taskbar in Samsung DeX

A search button has been added to make it easier to find apps you want to use, and you can right-click certain apps to quickly access tasks within the app. You can also customize which buttons and apps you want to appear on your taskbar.

New notification indicator in DeX

A red dot will appear on the notification button in your taskbar if any new notifications have been received since the last time you opened the notification panel.

Mini calendar in DeX

Clicking the date in your taskbar now opens a mini calendar, allowing you to quickly check upcoming events without opening the full Calendar app.

Better support for physical keyboards

Samsung Keyboard features such as emoji input and text correction are now

More powerful search in My Files

Choose whether to search all files or only files in the current folder. You can also choose between searching only file names or searching information inside of files, such as text in documents or location information in images. When your search is complete, you can sort the results by name, date, size, or file type.

Redesigned Digital Wellbeing

The Digital Wellbeing app has been redesigned to make it easier to access the features you need, like screen time reports and app timers. Bedtime mode and Focus modes have been moved to Bixby Routines.

Do more with Bixby Routines

Bedtime mode moved to Bixby Routines

You can now manage Bedtime mode in Bixby Routines instead of Clock. Bixby Routines lets you automate more actions when it’s time for bed, like turning on Do not disturb or changing other settings on your phone.

Choose modes based on your activity

Choose a mode based on what you’re doing, such as exercising, studying, or working, then choose what you want your phone to do in each situation. For example, turn on Do not disturb when you’re studying or play music when you’re exercising.

Easier to discover preset routines

A simplified layout makes it easier to find routines that are useful for you in Bixby Routines.

Check running routines quickly

Routines that are currently running are now shown at the top of the Bixby Routines screen so you can understand what’s happening and make changes if necessary.

More actions and conditions for your routines

Automatically start routines when you use Airplane mode. Routines can now turn on the Assistant menu and adjust the left/right sound balance.

Express yourself

New emojis available for emoji pairs

In Samsung Keyboard, more than 80 additional emojis are available for creating an emoji pair. You can now combine emojis based on animals, food, and other obiects in addition to facial expressions. Choose the perfect combination to get your feelings across.

New AR Emoji stickers

New stickers are available for download so you can always find the right sticker to express your emotions.

More default stickers for your AR Emoii

When you create a new AR Emoji, 15 stickers are created by default giving you even more ways to express yourself.

Transparent backgrounds for AR emoji stickers

Create stickers with transparent backgrounds so they fit better in your photos and social media posts.

Create videos with 2 emojis together

Use 2 different emojis to create fun videos you can share with friends, set as a call background, or show on your Lock screen. Various dances and poses are available as templates.

Use any picture as your emoji background

In Scene and Mask modes, you can choose any picture from Gallery to use as the background for your emoji.

Add stickers to your Google calendar

When you add an event to your Google calendar, you can now add stickers that make it easy to recognize the event at a glance. After adding a sticker to an event, the sticker will be visible in both calendar and agenda views.

Create stickers from any picture

Create reusable stickers from any picture in your gallery. Use the lasso tool to select the content of your sticker, then add decorations or outlines.

New stickers in Photo Editor

60 new preloaded emoji stickers are available for decorating your pictures.

More ways to edit GIFs

You can trim and transform animated GIFs to make them the right size or shape. You can also use the same editing features that are available for still images to decorate your GIF however you like.

Rearrange expression buttons in Samsung Keyboard

Touch and hold the emoji, sticker, and other buttons to rearrange them.

Enter kaomoji directly from Samsung Keyboard

Spice up your chats and texts with preset Japanese-style facial expressions created using keyboard symbols. (*^.^*)

Pictures and videos

Get help with Pro mode

A help icon will appear in Pro and Pro video modes. Tap the icon to get tips and guidance for using the various lenses, options, and controls.

Histogram in Pro mode

Use the histogram to check the brightness of each tone to help you get the perfect exposure.

Zoom more easily with one hand

The zoom bar has been condensed so you can Zoom in or out farther with a single swipe.

Easily go back to Photo mode

When you use camera modes located in the More menu, a Back button is now available to take you back to Photo mode at any time.

Add watermarks to your pictures

Automatically add a watermark in the corner of each picture containing the date and time a picture was taken, or your phone’s model name, or other custom information.

Telephoto lens is now supported in Food mode

Take better close-up shots of food using the telephoto lens.

All-new look for Stories

Stories that are automatically created in your Gallery have been revamped with an immersive slideshow view. Just tap or swipe to move between pictures and videos in your story.

Choose filters more easily

The filter selection menu has been streamlined in Camera, Photo Editor, and Video Editor. All filters are available in one list, making it easier to find the perfect filter for your picture or video.

Quicker Bixby when you need it most

Faster than ever

On-device mode saves Bixby commands on your phone so they work faster and don’t require a data connection.

Answer calls, alarms, and timers without “Hi, Bixby”

When you’ve got an incoming call or an alarm or timer rings, you can get help from Bixby without saying “”Hi Bixby.’ Just say “”‘Answer the phone” or ‘Turn off the alarm.

Stay safe and secure

Check your phone’s security status at a glance

The new Security dashboard in Settings shows whether your phone has any security issues and helps you fix them quickly.

Get help in an emergency

Quickly press the Side key 5 times to call emergency services even if your phone’s in your pocket or you aren’t able to talk.

Integrated emergency contact list

Create an emergency contact list that includes the people you want to contact in case of an emergency. The same contact list can be used for emergency features on both your watch and your phone.

Get a warning before you share personal information

The share panel will let you know when you attempt to share photos that contain sensitive information, such as credit cards, ID cards, or passports, so you can reconsider whether you really want to share them.

Security and privacy information for websites

An icon will appear in the address bar in Samsung Internet to show a site’s security status. Tap the icon to learn which information the website collects and tracks.

Accessible to everyone

More accessibility options in the quick panel

High contrast font, Color inversion, Color adjustment, and Color filters can be added to the quick panel for easier access.

Magnifier is easier to access

Turn on the Magnifier shortcut in Accessibility settings to get quick access to the Magnifier feature. Magnifier uses your phone’s camera to enlarge items in the real world so you can take a closer look or make them easier to read.

More spoken assistance

Choose from various types of voice feedback to get help using your phone even if you can’t see the screen clearly. You can make your phone read out keyboard input so you can be sure you typed the correct letter, use Bixby Vision to recognize nearby objects and tell you what they are, and turn on descriptions that explain what’s happening in a video (only for supported videos).

Improved support for braille displays

TalkBack now provides native support for braille displays without the need to install extra apps.

Your braille display will work with most features of your phone, including the initial setup process.

English, Spanish, Arabic, and Polish are supported.

Easily edit your Accessibility button

Tap and hold the Accessibility button to quickly change the features you can access using the button.

New actions available for Corner actions

When you move your mouse to one of the corners of the screen, you can now click and hold, drag, drag and drop, go to the top of the screen, or go to the bottom.

Additional changes

New layout for notifications

App icons are larger, making it easier to see which app sent the notification. Text alignment has also been improved to make notifications easier to read.

Screen calls before you answer

Let calls be answered automatically to ask the reason for the call. If you can’t or don’t want to talk, you can tap or type a response that will be read aloud to the caller.

Drag and drop bookmarks between folders

Keep your Samsung Internet bookmarks organized by dragging and dropping them between folders.

Play sound on your PC with Link to Windows When using phone apps on your PC, you can choose whether to play sound from the app on your phone or on your PC using a button in the app title bar.

Check your battery’s health

Battery health information has been added in Device care to help you check the status of your battery. If your battery’s health is declining, we’ll let you know so you can consider replacing it.

More options for RAM Plus

RAM Plus can now be turned off completely in Device care if you don’t need it or don’t want it to use any storage space.

Show app names in the Apps edge panel

Turn on Show app names to make app names appear below the app icons.

Galaxy Themes

Some downloaded themes may not be compatible with Android 13. If your theme isn’t compatible, your phone’s default theme will be used after upgrading.

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