Samsung is rolling out the One UI 5 update for eligible Galaxy devices. Not only from the latest Galaxy S22 to the oldest Galaxy S20 flagships, but Samsung’s Android 13 update reached the Galaxy A53 mid-range smartphone too. Let’s check how One UI 5 lets you customize your Samsung phone in different ways.
One UI 5 Customization Features
One UI 5 unlocks the customization of your Samsung phone in different ways…
Lock screen customization
One UI 5 makes lock screen customization one of the easiest tasks in the smartphone. Just tap and hold the Lock screen to customize your wallpaper, clock style, notification settings and more all in one place with a live preview.
Apart from this, you can also trim a video clip to create a lively wallpaper. With a few taps, you can make one of your happiest moments appear on your Lock screen.
More wallpaper choices
One UI 5 update brings redesigned Wallpaper settings, which makes it easier to find wallpapers for the Home and Lock screens. Browse through newly added colors, graphic wallpapers and Dynamic Lock screens in one place.
Call background customization
The One UI 4.1 version offers the functionality to modify the call screen as per your choice with different images, colors and pre-loaded call backgrounds. A step ahead, the One UI 5 lets you pick different call backgrounds for each contact so you can easily see who’s calling with just a quick glance.
More options in Color Palette
One UI 4 first debuted the Color Palette function, which is powered by new Material You theming engine. As Android 13 brings further advancements to Dynamic Theming, the One UI 5 Color Palette has up to 16 color themes along with basic colors created by the software system.
One UI 5 Availability
Samsung’s One UI 5.0 update is available for Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy S20 series flagships. In the mid-range segment, the company rolled out the major firmware update for the Galaxy A53 smartphone in select countries. For more info, check One UI 5 Update Roadmap
Samsung Canada: Galaxy Z Flip, A53/A52 and A71 will get One UI 5.0 on December 13
Samsung One UI 5.0 is based on Android 13 operating system, which brings notable changes in the device’s usability and software appearance. Samsung’s custom Android skin introduces meaningful changes in the user interface alongside various new and useful features for your Galaxy.
So far, the company delivered its major firmware update to dozens of Galaxy devices globally. However, network carriers in Canada now revealed the One UI 5.0/Android 13 update release date for the Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A71 smartphones.
According to the support pages of Fido and Telus, the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update will rollout for the Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A71 on December 13, 2022 in Canada. The new software will also carry a newer security patch for better device reliability.
Fido/Telus One UI 5.0 Release –
- Galaxy A52 5G
- Galaxy A53 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G
- Galaxy A71
All of the above-listed Galaxy devices have started to receive the Android 13 update in the international market. Canadian users have to wait a bit longer than the global variants due to additional testing and certification by the network provider.
Android 13 is the last major firmware update for the Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G and Galaxy A71 smartphone users. However, the Galaxy A52 will get Android 14 as well, while, the Galaxy A53 supports major upgrades up to Android 16 (One UI 8.0 tentative name).
How to update
Samsung consumers can check new software updates manually with a handful of simple steps. Firstly, visit your Galaxy device’s “System Settings,” once done, scroll down and tap the “Software update” tab, followed by the “Download and install” button.
One UI 5.0: Customize app icons on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone
Samsung‘s One UI offers a bunch of options to customize everything on the Galaxy smartphone. With the latest One UI 5.0, Samsung has added several new options to provide a smooth experience. Icons are one of the most important parts of the user interface as we see it every time while using the smartphone, you can customize app icons on your One UI 5.0 smartphone.
With the enhanced Dynamic Theme feature, we can now apply the theme color to stock and third-party apps that support it, but many apps don’t change, which makes the app drawer look ugly at times. But don’t worry because Samsung provides another option to customize the app icons which is the Theme Park Good Lock Module.
You can easily customize the size, shape, and color of the icons as you wish and beautify your home screen and app screen. Let’s see how to customize app icons in your One UI 5.0 Samsung smartphone.
How to customize app icons in Samsung smartphones?
1. Visit the Good Lock app on your Galaxy smartphone
2. Now, download the Theme Park module of Make Up category.
3. Open the Theme Park module.
4. Press on the Icon option present at the bottom.
5. Tap on Create new button.
6. New options appear for customizing the icons:
Shape: You can select any one shape from 11 different options.
- Icon Color: You can choose the color of the icon
- Tray color: For the background of the icon, you can choose a color from here.
Size: You can adjust the size of the icon through the slider.
Icon Pack: From here, you can see the downloaded icon pack and when you apply any pack, app icons are changed with the images of the selected icon pack.
7. If you have selected the color, shape, and size of icons then you have to press on the download icon present at the top left corner.
8. A new pop-up appears, enter the name and press OK.
9. Now, select the icon pack that you have newly created.
10. Click on the Apply option.
11. It is done.
Note: Good Lock app is available only for flagship Samsung devices.
Verizon rolls out Android 13 update for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4 in the US [One UI 5.0]
Verizon-locked Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 smartphones have begun installing the latest Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update in the United States. This update uncovers a handful of new features and improvements to the new foldable devices as well as brings a new user interface for a fresh look.
Aside from the major changes, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 Android 13 update also installs the November 2022 Android security patch for Verizon customers. It resolves dozens of privacy and security-related issues and vulnerabilities.
- Galaxy Z Fold 4 – F936USQU1BVKB
- Galaxy Z Flip 4 – F721USQU1BVKB
Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4:
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 are two of the latest Samsung foldable smartphones that arrive with many improvements over their predecessors. The device was launched with the Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 software that has some iconic features like Taskbar.
Furthermore, the Android 13 is the first major software update for these foldables. And since they are eligible for Samsung’s new software update, they will receive three generations of Android OS upgrades.
Android 13 One UI 5.0:
The Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update brings lots of new features including Notification permission, Per-app languages, 16 Color Palette options, revamped Wallpaper and Style section, multiple Lock Screen customization capabilities, and more.
It further adds three new Settings – Connected devices, Modes and Routines, and Privacy and security, new Camera Watermark feature, improved Single Take, the ability to disable RAM Plus, rebuilt Quick Settings Panel and Notification Panel, and others.