One UI 5.0
One UI 5 lets you customize your Samsung phone in different ways
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.
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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
One UI 5.1
Samsung One UI 5.1 Features, Tips and Tricks
On February 1st, Samsung introduced the One UI 5.1 during the Galaxy S23 series launch. In mid-Feb., Samsung started delivering select S23 features with One UI 5.1 software to older Galaxy devices. Through this page, you can check what new features One UI 5.1 brings to your Samsung Galaxy.
Samsung One UI 5.1 Features
Samsungs new software update comes with the latest Android 13-based One UI 5.1 enhancements for your Galaxy. There are several new features on the changelog, which take your Samsung device to the next level when it comes to usability and performance.
There are several minor improvements in the Camera app such as the integration of Expert RAW on supported models. Meanwhile, the One UI 5.1 makes it quite easier to change the color tone (Natural or Bright) of your selfie picture from the Effects menu at the top of the screen.
One UI 5.0 brought great new multitasking features and the One UI 5.1 brings further refinements. When resizing the pop-up view, with an added pre-defined line, you can now drag the window’s guideline towards the top of the screen to enlarge or towards the inside to minimize.
Moreover, you’ll see icons of apps you’ve used recently and a section for Most used apps that will display the apps you use most often in split view. These kinds of minor changes are the part of One UI 5.1 update, which greatly enhances usability and productivity.
Samsung’s Remaster feature now supports GIF files too, so you can upscale your low-resolution GIFs. Just open any GIF in the Samsung Gallery app, tap the Remaster button available inside the hamburger menu, and let AI do the rest of the work!
iOS 16-inspired Extract Text feature debuted with the One UI 5.0, letting you select and copy test content from images or directly from the camera viewfinder. Taking it a step ahead, the One UI 5.1 makes it possible to select and copy text from video as well so you can use it anywhere.
When you select the details of an image or a video, in landscape mode you can see both the picture and the details at the same time for your convenience. Here’s how: Select an image or video from the Gallery > select the three dots for more options > select details > position your device in landscape mode.
Thanks to the better use of AI, One UI 5.1 now suggests the best video clip as your wallpaper selection when you select a video to use as your wallpaper. Here’s how: Open Wallpaper > Select a video from your Gallery > the best moment will be suggested in “Trim” > If you like the suggestion, you don’t need to trim it again.
One UI 5.1’s Gallery app has a Google Photos-inspired feature, which Samsung calls People management. When there are people groups that are analyzed as the same person or the same type, you will receive recommendations to integrate them into one group.
Another stuff derived from the Stock Android and Apple’s iOS is Battery Status Widget. As showcased at the One UI 5.0 launch, the Battery Status Widgets arrive with the One UI 5.1 update. There are two different styles for home screen widgets, displaying the battery status of the phone and connected devices.
In addition to the new Battery Widget, the One UI 5.1 brings enhancements to the Weather Widget. Details and more useful information will be displayed for the weather when you launch the Weather Widget, such as severe weather alerts and details of daily weather summaries and predictions.
You can now browse the internet from another device if both devices you have are signed in with the same Samsung account and data is synced. This can be done in Settings > Samsung account > Sync settings > Enable “Samsung Internet”. You will receive a Samsung Internet pop-up on the screen > click it to continue browsing the internet.
One UI 5.1 makes the AR Zone feature even more advanced and fun. Now, you can add a second AR Emoji in a single sticker. Customize each emoji and then combine them as you prefer. Add actions and expressions: Make your stickers come to life by giving each emoji its own action and expression.
Bixby Text Call
One UI 5.1 brings the long-awaited English language support to the Bixby Text Call feature. Once it is downloaded, Bixby Text Call is ready for you to use. Open Phone app > More options > Settings > Bixby text call > enable Bixby text call > the download screen will pop up > select download.
One UI 5.0
Here’s how to customize lock icon of Samsung Galaxy devices
You all have seen the lock icon on the lock screen of your Samsung smartphone, do you know that you can change its color, layout, and size as per your choice? If you do not know, then in this article we are going to tell you the steps to customize this small icon on your smartphone’s lock screen.
Samsung One UI offers many features for the Lock screen to easily customize it as well as allows you to access many functions directly. We can see a lot of things on the lock screen, which we can now easily edit and customize with touch and hold mode. Let’s see how to customize the small Lock Icon on your Galaxy smartphone.
How to customize the Lock Icon on your Galaxy smartphone?
You can easily change the shape and color of the Lock icon on your Samsung smartphone, just need to follow the steps mentioned below. Before we begin, install the Good Lock Module LockStar on your Galaxy smartphone.
- Open Good Lock App on your smartphone.
- In the Make up category, you can see the LockStar module, tap on it.
- You can see two toggles:
1. Lock Screen customization
2. Always on Display customization
- Turn On the Lock screen customization option by tapping on the toggle.
- Now, a lock screen customization page becomes more visible, click on it.
- Here you can see the Lock Icon on the top of the screen, press it.
- Click on the customization icon.
- Now, you can see options for Lock Icon customization.
1. Lock Icon: Here you can see 5 different Lock and Unlock pair icons. In addition, you can also create your own lock and unlock icons from Gallery images.
2. Color: You can choose your favorite color for lock and unlock icons.
- After selecting the color and Lock icon layout, you can press Save.
- It is done. Lock your smartphone and see the new Lock icon.
One UI 5.1
Have a look at a new Samsung One UI 5.1 Contacts Widget
Samsung’s One UI 5.1 introduces a bundle of new features for Galaxy users to unleash more creativity, personalization, and convenience. Along with the major changes, Samsung has also made some minor changes with One UI 5.1 that are not mentioned in the changelog, such as the new Contacts widget.
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Yes! One UI 5.1 also enhances the Samsung Contacts widget feature by adding a new and useful widget type. Once you have installed the latest update, you will be able to use this new Contacts widget.
Now you can add 4 types of Contacts widgets on your smartphone’s home screen, whereas in One UI 5.0, you can add only 3 types.
With One UI 5.1, the company added one more type of Contacts widget i.e. Direct Dial (4×1). In this widget, you can add four contact numbers to call directly. Previously, you can add only one direct dial contact. In addition, you can customize it once you add it to your Home screen.
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How to add a new Contacts Widget?
Similar to other widgets, you can add this new Contacts Widget on your smartphone’s home screen. You just need to follow a few steps.
Unlock your smartphone >> tap and hold the blank space on the home screen >> click on the Widgets option >> Scroll down and click on the Contacts >> You can now see a big contact widget (Direct dial) >> tap on it >> Press add option >> select four important Contact number >> Press Done.
You can edit the Contacts widget, you have to open the Settings option that appeared after tapping and holding the widget. Through this, you can edit contacts, background color, opacity, and Dark mode.