Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software brings a bunch of new features to Galaxy smartphones, some of which can be seen on the Settings page. Our Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 running One UI 5.0 Beta gets new Modes and Routines menu in Settings.
The new Samsung Modes and Routines section carries different settings for a more personalized user experience. Now you don’t need to navigate to different settings to customize the related functions. Let’s check out the feature in detail.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Modes and Routines: One UI 5.0
Head over to the Settings of your Galaxy Z Fold 3 and tap the Modes and Routines function. When you enter the section, you will see that it is divided into two parts: “Modes” and “Routines.” Simply switch to the options to customize their functions.
The new Mode feature will let you set customized device settings that you can enable with the press of a button or at predefined times. One UI 5.0 already offers you a bunch of common modes that you can activate and edit with ease. These include:
In addition, you also get the ability to create different modes according to the tasks you perform on daily basis. For example, if you go on a walk, have your diet, or feed your pet at a particular time daily, you can create different modes for it.
All you need to do is just tap on the “Add mode” option, name the mode, and customize its settings. You can also delete that mode if don’t want to use it anymore.
Meanwhile, the Routines feature in One UI 5.0 lets you create automation that begins a string of actions. You can trigger a sequence of actions on your device that relays on your activity to navigate your daily habit. Here, you can add different places such as home, work, etc to activate routines at just the proper time.
For example, if you start to listen to music at a particular time at home or the office to relax, you can add the starting and ending for the music to start playing and stops playing automatically.
You can also use this feature at night if you like to listen to music while sleeping but sleeps without stopping it, the feature will automatically stop the music when you sleep.
This feature will also mute your phone when you are at a place you can’t pick up calls or reply to messages, lower your screen’s brightness level when you are going to sleep, and others.
Samsung Galaxy A04e receives Android 13/One UI 5.0 update with new features, improved UI
One of the entry-level Samsung smartphones – Galaxy A04e is getting the latest Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software update, which brings a lot of new features, user interface improvements, and various customization capabilities.
As per the changelog, Samsung’s Android 13 and One UI 5.0 update brings 16 Color Palettes and basic color options, over 80 additional emojis for emoji pairs, per-app language, Notification permission, Extract text from image feature and new swipe gestures for easier multitasking.
In addition to these, there are Stack Widgets features, Lockdown mode, a new Smart suggestion widget, the ability to turn off RAM Plus, advanced lock screen customization features, as well as three new compartments for Connected devices, Modes and Routines, and Security and Privacy in the settings app.
Other than these, the big software upgrade also brings various user interface changes, such as tweaks to the quick settings panel, notification panel, recent menu, home screen, lock screen, and others.
Last but not least, the One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy A94e also installs the January 2023 Android security patch that addresses 72 privacy and security-concerned vulnerabilities and exposures.
One can identify the Samsung Galaxy A04e Android 13 One UI 5.0 update through the build version A042FXXU1BWA9. It is currently rolling out in select Asian countries, however, the company should soon expand it in other regions.
Meanwhile, to check if the update has reached your phone or not, you can head to the Software update section in your phone’s Settings.
Samsung’s sweeping One UI 5.1 rollout likely this Feb
Samsung just started the February 2023 security patch rollout for the Galaxy Note 20 series. At the same time, the company is working on the next One UI 5 version for select eligible Galaxy devices. One UI 5.1 rollout is expected to start this Feb, which is now getting verified with big developments.
Consumers have started thinking to install the February 2023 patch update as a pre-One UI 5.1 release, but, Samsung might have a big plan! The Galaxy S20 FE 4G smartphone is testing February 2023 build with One UI 5.1 version under the hood, indicating a wider rollout this Feb.
As spotted by CheckFirm (via), the Galaxy S20 FE’s One UI 5.1 update brings PDA version number G780FXXUAFWB1 (INS – India). As soon as the testing of this firmware concludes, the customers would start getting the changes and features over the air.
S20 FE apart, there are a number of Galaxy devices that are eligible for the One UI 5.1 update including the latest Galaxy S22 series as well as the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. The 5.1 version of One UI may not be available for the Galaxy Note 10 Lite and S10 Lite, while confusion for S20 series and Flip 1st gen.
Samsung amazed Galaxy users with the fastest OS upgrade rollout of One UI 5.0. It’s likely that the company may follow the same path for this new One UI 5.1 version too, and older Galaxy models could get access to new features and improved animation/visuals this month itself.
Samsung One UI 5.1 will rollout for various Galaxy devices, including:
- Galaxy S22 | S22+ | S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S21 | S21+ | S21 Ultra | S21 FE
- Galaxy S20 | S20+ | S20 Ultra | S20 FE
- Galaxy Note 20 | Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold 4 | Z Flip 4
- Galaxy Z Fold 3 | Z Flip 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G | Z Flip
Samsung One UI 5.1 expected features changelog:
- Changing the hue for a selfie just got easier
Easily change the hue of your selfies with the Effects button on the side of the screen.
- Quick access to Expert RAW
The Expert RAW app allows you to capture high-quality images without any processing or compression, perfect for those who want to edit their photos later. Accessing Expert RAW is now easier from the Advanced menu.
- Common family album
With Shared Family Album, sharing photos with your family is easier than ever. Gallery recommends photos to add to your shared family album by recognizing your family members’ faces. You also get 5GB of storage per family member (up to 6 people).
- Improved handling
Processing automatically removes shadows and reflections to make your photos look great. You can also recreate GIFs for better resolution and clarity.
- Convenient information display
If you swipe up when viewing a picture or video in your gallery, you can see at a glance when and where the picture was taken, on which device, where it’s stored, and more.
- Search has become more powerful
You can now search for more than one person or item at a time. You can even search for people without tagging their names, just by clicking on their faces.
Choose a location to save screenshots
Now you can save screenshots and screen recordings in a folder of your choice by setting it up in the advanced features.
AR-Zone und AR-Emoji:
- Use 3 Emojis in AR Emoji Camera
Take fun photos and videos with friends (up to 3 people) in mask mode. You can replace your friends’ faces with other characters by clicking the emoji.
- Layout and editing improvements in AR Doodles
The brushes are now available on the main AR Doodle screen for quicker access. You can also resize and move drawings after you create them, and the new eraser tool lets you erase just a portion of your drawings without completely erasing them.
- New battery widget
With the new battery widget you can check the battery level of your Galaxy devices. Right from the home screen, you can see how much battery your smartphone, Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch and other supported devices have left.
- Intuitive weather widget
The new illustration style and a summary of the current weather conditions make it easy to know the weather information, whether it’s sunny, cloudy, raining or snowing.
Modes and Scenarios:
- Different wallpapers depending on the mode
Set different wallpapers on the lock screen and the home screen depending on your current activities. Choose a background for work, one for sport and more by setting different modes.
- More conditions and actions for scenarios
Run scripts automatically when you turn on airplane mode or mobile hotspot. Scripts can now open some apps, adjust left/right audio balance, and more. New actions now let you control Quick Share and touch sensitivity, as well as change the ringtone and font style.
- Collaboration in Samsung Notes
Create a shared note that multiple people can edit at the same time. Write a report with colleagues, take notes for a study group, or draw a picture with a friend. The possibilities are endless.
- Inviting to shared apps made easy
Now you can easily invite people to shared albums, notes, and calendars using a link that can be shared across apps like messenger, email, and social networks.
- Advanced multiple controls between Galaxy Book and smartphone
Now you can use your Galaxy Book’s mouse, keyboard, or trackpad not only with your Galaxy tablet, but also with your Galaxy smartphone. You can easily copy and paste text and drag and drop images from one device to another as if it were the same device.
- Media output for WiFi speakers
If you want to continue listening to music on Wi-Fi speakers via Spotify Connect and the built-in Chromecast, simply open the media output from the quick access toolbar, not the music apps.
- Continue surfing on the PC
If you surf the Internet on your smartphone with Samsung Internet and then continue browsing on your PC, you can find the websites you opened on your smartphone and continue browsing them with the PC browser.
- Improved multitasking in DeX
In split screen mode, you can now drag the splitter in the middle of the screen to resize both windows. You can also snap a window to one of its corners so that it takes up a quarter of the screen.
- Settings suggestions
Suggestions are now displayed at the top of the settings screen, letting you know about useful features to try or settings that need your attention so you can enable or try them right away.
- Improved search
You can now search by folder name in bookmarks or by group name in tabs. Improved search logic allows you to find what you’re looking for, even if something is misspelled.
- Faster and easier initial setup of your new Galaxy
If you’re switching to a new Galaxy from a Galaxy or other Android device, simply scan the QR code on your old device to automatically migrate your Wi-Fi networks, Samsung account, and Google account to the new one Device to transfer without typing anything.
- Detailed weather information at a glance
Useful weather information is now displayed on the Weather app’s main screen. You can check severe weather alerts, daily weather reports, hourly precipitation and color temperature charts.
- Bixby text calls
Use Bixby text calls to automatically answer calls and find out the purpose of the call. You see what the caller is saying in a text chat, and you can tap or type replies that are read aloud to the caller. Bixby text calls are only available in English and Korean.
Wait, what? One UI 5.1 removes Color Palette support of volume control interface
Samsung has officially introduced the Galaxy S23 smartphones with One UI 5.1 software. This new version of One UI brings plenty of new features and improvements. But at the same time, One UI 5.1 has removed the Color Palette support from the Volume control interface.
The Color Palette feature is one of the most loveable features of Samsung’s custom software as it lets the customers theme their Galaxy phones based on their lock screen or home screen wallpaper. This Color Palette theme applies throughout the device’s user interface as well as on the app icons.
The Korean company significantly improved the Color Palette feature with One UI 5.0 software with the installation of 16 Palettes and Basic Color options. But unfortunately, the new One UI 5.1 seems to be ruining the functionality of the feature.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones are about to go on their first sale but some famous tipsters and tech bloggers have already got their hands on the smartphones. One of the tech bloggers has recently shared a screenshot of the volume panel interface of the S23 Ultra phone that shows that it no longer supports the color palette feature.
In reply to this, various other early users of Galaxy S23 have also shared the same thing. When they apply the color palette throughout the system interface, all compartments are getting themed, except for the Volume Panel.
Maybe, it is a bug of the particular smartphone or the early One UI 5.1 build, but for now, the consumers’ concerns only indicate that the company has removed Color Palette support from the volume control interface.
It will be worth seeing whether Samsung will fix this in the updated version of One UI 5.1 software coming to older Galaxy phones later this month.