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Samsung One UI 5.0: What happened in 60 days of Beta testing



Android 13 Easter Egg

On August 5, Samsung introduced the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta software for the Galaxy S22 series devices. Since then, the company is testing its newest software version on the flagship Galaxy devices, while the Stable rollout is still far away from the users.

Today, we are talking about major changes that happened during this 60 days duration of the One UI 5.0 Beta testing for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones. Before beginning the One UI 5.0 development discussion, it’s noteworthy that the Beta is now available for plenty of Galaxies.

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Beta 1

Samsung released the first One UI 5.0 Beta update for the Galaxy S22 series on August 5. It was initially rolled out in South Korea, while the company further expanded this opportunity to six more markets including the United States, Germany, India, Poland, United Kingdom and China.

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With the initial Beta build, the company deployed several new features and user interface tweaks for the consumers. Moreover, the animations got notable changes with the One UI 5.0 Beta 2 compared to the previous One UI 4.1 software, based on Android 12.

Beta 2

About 20 days after of releasing the Beta 1, Samsung pushed the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta 2 for the most recent flagships. This version wholly ruined the system animations for almost all use cases such as jumping to the home screen, back from the app, and closing widgets.

Furthermore, the Korena tech giant faced lots of issues during a new One UI 5.0 Beta development because of a major bug in animations. For design, Beta 2 arrived with new icons for various Samsung apps with a new and elegant gradient feel.

Samsung One UI 5.0 Icons

Beta 3

Beta 3 took about a month for development and rollout for the Galaxy S22 series phones, meanwhile, Samsung failed to bring perfection to system animations. Users are still complaining about the animations while using different features and functions on the smartphone.

Inspired by Android 13, the One UI 5.0 Beta 3 activated the Material You’s Themed Icons feature for non-Samsung apps too. Users can now use apply Themed Icons on their favorite apps no matter it’s from Samsung, Google, or any other 3rd party developer.

Beta 4

With Beta 3, the Galaxy S22 users got the multi-user feature, which was earlier exclusive for the Galaxy tablets alongside Google Pixels. Meanwhile, the joy of multi-user won’t remain too long as Samsung confirmed that it will scrap the feature due to severe issues.

Also read | Samsung should bring back multi-user feature with One UI 5.1 [Android 13]

Still, we are expecting the fourth One UI 5.0 Beta update will come with more polished system animations and stability for the functions. Recently, it was reported that Samsung’s working on a new Beta build for S22 series, which ends with ZVII, and is likely to roll out soon.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Multi User

Also read | Samsung One UI 5.0: New features, changes and how to


Samsung’s launching the One UI 5.0 software on October 12 along with new advancements to the Tizen OS. Possibly, the company will share update rollout plan for the users on the same day alongside beginning the Public One UI 5.0 rollout for Galaxy S22 series.

Exclusive: Samsung officially unveiling One UI 5.0 (Android 13) on October 12

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Samsung releases One UI 5.1.1 update for Galaxy Z Flip 5G



Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G October 2023 update

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G smartphone is finally getting the One UI 5.1.1 update, which brings many improvements and new features to the device. The update is rolling out for locked variants in the US.

One UI 5.1.1 update for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G comes with One UI build version F707USQU6IWI1 in the US. The latest firmware installs the August 2023 security patch to improve the system security and stability of the device.

Users who have received the notification on their smartphone can get the update through Settings >> Software Update >> Download and Install.

One UI 5.1.1 update for Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Based on Android 13, One UI 5.1.1 enhances the multitasking experience by showing better app previews on the Recents screen, allowing easy switching from pop-up view to split screen, and restoring pop-ups snapped to the edge of the screen.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G One UI 5.1.1 update

The update also improves the Flex mode, which lets users use more apps with the Flex mode panel, customize the toolbar, and access improved media controls. It also introduces a new Quick Share feature, which enables users to share files with their contacts anytime and anywhere, and also protect their private content by setting expiration dates and preventing resharing.

Moreover, this major update also improves the Samsung Health app, which provides better sleep coaching, more meaningful sleep data, skin temperature measurement during sleep, better workout summaries, and enhanced rewards and badges.

Aside from this, the update also enhances the Camera and Gallery apps, which offer more date and time styles for watermarks, enhanced remaster previews, easier effect adjustments, and copy and paste effects. It adds some additional changes, such as drag and drop with two hands, app cache clearing, and enhanced memory management.


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Download the latest Good Lock apps/modules on your Galaxy – One UI 6/5.1.1



Samsung Good lock plugin installation update

Samsung Good Lock is a crucial part of One UI, especially for consumers who love smartphone customization. With each new One UI iteration, Samsung brings fruitful apps, plugins, and modules to Good Lock in order to take the personalization experience to the next level.

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The Android 14-based One UI 6 Good Lock could come with a handful of new plugins as part of making the application even more useful. Although all Good Lock plugins are not available for Galaxy consumers worldwide, you can take advantage of the remaining ones.

One UI 5 Good Lock update radically redesigned the overall look of the application, dividing the modules into two sections – Make Up and Life Up. The first section includes apps and services useful for personalization, while the second part consists of experimental Android tools.

Below, you can check brief info about plugins as well as download links from Galaxy Store and APKMirror.

Theme Park

  • You can create and apply themes easily and quickly
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK



  • Allow creating 3D motion wallpaper with various effects
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Customize and create a new lock screen and Always on Display.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Set the keyboard optimized for you and try creating your one unique animation sticker.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Conveniently organize the navigation bar and gesture mode.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Home Up

  • Enjoy the improved One UI Home experience.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • You can configure many different clock styles on the lock screen and AOD and customize the clock however you want.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


Nice Shot

  • Use the screenshot and screen recording features more conveniently
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


Edge Touch

  • Adjust settings for touch on edge screen easily
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • You can customize Sound, Vibration, and screen history.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

One Hand Operation +

  • Use your phone or tablet easily with your thumb.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Various features have been added to Bixby Routines, allowing you to create more powerful routines.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Experience the improved Multi Window
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK [New update]


  • Expand Audio System settings and increase convenience
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Camera Assistant [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Customize your own camera settings to your preference
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

RegiStar [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Customize your smartphone’s home settings, search options, history, back taps, and more.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

DropShip [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Easily share files between devices running Android, iOS, and the Web.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Galaxy to Share [One UI 5 or higher ]

  • Share your own created personalization settings of various Good Lock modules
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK
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Samsung’s Android 14 Beta for Galaxy S23 is official in the US



Samsung Galaxy S23 update One UI 6 Korea

In addition to South Korea and Germany, Samsung has now launched the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta in the US. Users of carrier-unlocked or T-Mobile branded Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, or S23 Ultra smartphones can now sign up to get the Beta firmware via OTA.

It’s worth mentioning that the One UI 6 Beta is only available for T-Mobile and carrier-unlocked Galaxy S23 models in the US. This means Verizon, AT&T, US Cellular, and other carrier users have no other option than waiting for the official rollout.

One UI 6 Beta comes with a redesigned Quick Panel, which looks stunning and well-crafted for accessibility. The animations are also tweaked but require further optimization as the current situation of transition effects is not up to the mark.

In a recent Newsroom article, the South Korean tech giant confirmed that the One UI 6 Beta is equipped with more new customization capabilities. The design is simple and eye-catching, which will surely enhance the everyday operations of Galaxy devices.


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