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Carrier-unlocked Samsung Galaxy S21 gets Android 13/One UI 5.0 update in the US

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Samsung is expanding the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 stable update to carrier-unlocked units of the Galaxy S21 series in the US. The latest update brings a bunch of premium features for the devices alongside new tweaks to the user interface and multiple improvements.

As per the official changelog, One UI 5.0 lets you customize your lock screen in different ways, you can now personalize wallpaper, clock style, notification settings, and more, with live preview all in one place.

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The company further brings users more wallpaper choices with the improved Wallpaper and Style section. In addition, it’s now easy to find the right theme for your phone with 16 color palettes and basic colors.

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Moreover, the home screen is getting a new stack widgets feature to let you create a group of widgets by just dragging and dropping and the select apps function so that you can create an app folder in no time, shift many apps from one screen to different together, and more.

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Multitasking is very easy with One UI 5.0 software, now you just need to swipe your screen to open any apps in a split-screen view, or pop-up window. Meanwhile, managing useful settings is also getting easier with new Connected devices, Modes and Routines, and Security and Privacy menus in the Settings.

Many Samsung apps are also getting lots of new features. For example, the Camera is getting a new Watermark feature, Historogram in Pro mode, Help guide in Pro mode, and more. Whereas, the Gallery is receiving new and improved editing tools, an Extract text from image feature, and others.

Aside from these, the One UI 5.0 update brings the ability to set different call backgrounds for each contact so you easily see who’s calling and the ability to disable RAM Plus so that you can take full advantage of your phone’s internal memory.

Software version:

For the US carrier-unlocked units of Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra, Samsung is releasing a Stable Android 13 update with One UI 5.0 version number ending with DVK3. You can now install the latest changes by heading to Settings >> Software update.

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One UI 5.0: Customize app icons on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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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.

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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.

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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.

Color: 

  • 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.

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Verizon rolls out Android 13 update for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4 in the US [One UI 5.0]

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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.

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Software version:

  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 – F936USQU1BVKB
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4 – F721USQU1BVKB

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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.

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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.

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Samsung is rolling out the Android 13 update for Galaxy M13 [One UI 5.0]

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About 6 months back, Samsung introduced the Galaxy M13 and Galaxy M13 5G budget smartphones. The Galaxy M13 5G becomes the first entry-level phone, which is now installing the new Android 13-based One UI 5.0 firmware update.

Initially released in India, the Galaxy M13 5G’s Android 13 upgrade carries PDA version number M136BXXU2BVK3. In addition, it brings the new November 2022 Android security patch as part of enhancing the security and reliability of your Galaxy.

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Weirdly, the Galaxy M13’s latest firmware update packs a new Android and One UI operating system in a big 1.5GB package. However, the firmware doesn’t have a changelog, which appeared on all previous smartphones to showcase new features and changes.

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What’s new with Android 13

Samsung’s new One UI 5.0 update brings Android 13 operating system to Galaxy devices. The new OS introduces better dynamic theming capabilities, themed app icons, a privacy dashboard and a handful of new privacy focussed feature along with security improvements.

On the flip side, the One UI 5 carries new visual effects, improved animations, text extract feature, the ability to disable RAM Plus, new wallpapers – Graphical/Colors, brand new stock apps icons, optimized user interface for better experiences and a lot more.

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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.

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