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One UI 5.0 Changelog for Samsung Galaxy M Series

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Samsung M series One UI 5.0 Changelog

A bunch of Samsung Galaxy M series phones have collected the new Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update in many regions. Samsung has added multiple premium features and countless improvements to its mid-range and budget M series devices that you can check through the official One UI 5.0 changelog.

One UI 5.0 based on Android 13 is a major software update with lots of changes. It not only brings a handful of new features but also an improved user interface, smoother animations, faster performance, bolder app icons, and much more.

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On the other side, the customization capabilities are next level. The software now lets you customize your lock screen in different ways, you can personalize wallpaper, clock style, notification settings, and more, with live preview all in one place.

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To further make it easier to access some important features, the update installs new settings menus: Connected devices, Modes and Routines, and Security and Privacy so that you don’t have to visit different compartments to manage related functions.

The Wallpaper and style, Color Palette, RAM Plus, Home screen widgets, and other features are significantly improving. Whereas, applications like, Camera, Gallery, Good Lock, Notes, and more are also getting new features. You can check them all through the official One UI 5.0 changelog for the Samsung M series below.

Samsung M series One UI 5.0 Changelog

One UI 5.0 official changelog: Samsung M series

One UI 5 Upgrade (Android 13)

  • One UI 5 brings you more powerful personalization and makes it easier to get things done across your Galaxy devices.

Visual design

  • New app icons and illustrations

Icon symbols are larger for a bolder look that’s easier to scan. Subtle background gradients and improved contrast give a fresher, more natural feel. New help illustrations have been created to give a consistent look to all apps.

  • Smoother than ever before

New animations and transition effects make switching between screens feel more natural. Animations and other visual feedback appear instantly when you touch the screen, making interactions more intuitive. Scrolling speed has also been enhanced to make scrolling feel smoother throughout One UI.

  • Enhanced blur effects and colors

Background blur effects on the quick panel, Home screen, and throughout One UI have been improved with brighter colors for a clearer and more consistent experience. Simplified app color schemes help you avoid distractions and focus on your current task.

Customization

  • Customize your Lock screen

Just touch and hold the Lock screen to edit. What could be simpler? Customize your wallpaper, clock style, notification settings, and more, with live preview, all in one place.

  • More wallpaper choices

Wallpaper settings have been redesigned making it easier to find the perfect wallpaper for your Home and Lock screens. There are more images, videos, colors, and filters to choose from than ever before.

  • More options for your color palette

It’s easier to find the colors that are right for you. Choose from up to 16 color themes based on your wallpaper as well as preset color themes that are designed to look great.

  • Easily see who’s calling

Set a different call background for each contact so you easily see who’s calling with just a quick glance.

Modes and routines

  • Choose modes based on your activity

Choose a mode based on what you’re doing, such as exercising, working, or relaxing, then choose what you want your phone to do in each situation. For example, turn on Do not disturb when you’re relaxing or play music when you’re driving.

  • Bedtime mode is now Sleep mode

Sleep mode lets you automate more actions when it’s time for bed, like turning on Dark mode and changing the sound mode.

  • Easier to discover preset routines

A simplified layout makes it easier to find routines that are useful for you.

  • Check running routines quickly

Routines that are currently running are now shown at the top of the Routines screen so you can understand what’s happening and make changes if necessary.

  • More actions and conditions for your routines

Automatically start routines when you use Airplane mode or Mobile Hotspot. Routines can now open app pairs and adjust the left/right sound balance.

Home screen widgets

  • Stack widgets on your Home screen

Combine several widgets of the same size into a single widget to save space on your Home screen. Just drag a widget onto another widget to create a stack, then swipe to switch between widgets. You can add more widgets to your stack at any time by dragging and dropping.

  • Get suggestions on your Home screen

The new Smart suggestions widget knows what you need before you do. It suggests apps to use, people to call, and other useful tips. Suggestions are based on your usage patterns.

Multitasking

  • Switch your view with a gesture

Switch from full screen to split screen view by swiping upward with two fingers from the bottom of the screen. Switch from full screen to pop-up view by swiping inward with one finger from either corner at the top of the screen. Gestures can be turned on or off in Settings Labs.

  • Quickly open apps in split screen

Just drag an app from the Recents screen to the side of the screen where you want to open it.

Connected devices

  • Do more with your connected devices

The Connected devices menu has been added to Settings, making it quicker and easier to access features that work with other devices, like Quick Share, and Smart View.

  • Hide notifications on your TV

When viewing content from your phone on your TV with Smart View, you can choose to hide notifications on your TV to prevent others from seeing your personal information.

  • Play sound from your phone on any Chromecast device

Available Chromecast devices will appear when you tap Media output in the quick panel on your phone. Just tap the device where you want to play music or other audio content.

Camera and Gallery

  • Zoom more easily with one hand

The zoom bar has been condensed so you can zoom in or out farther with a single swipe.

  • Get help with Pro mode

A help icon will appear in Pro and Pro video modes. Tap the icon to get tips and guidance for using the various lenses, options, and controls.

  • Add watermarks to your pictures

Automatically add a watermark to each picture containing the date and time a picture was taken, your phone’s model name, or other custom information.

  • Revamped Single take

Single take mode has been simplified and streamlined. Fewer options and shorter recording times make it faster and easier to get great shots.

  • Choose filters more easily

The filter selection menu has been streamlined in Camera, Photo Editor, and Video Editor. All filters are available in one list, making it easier to find the perfect filter for your picture or video.

  • Customize albums in Gallery

Choose which albums appear by default and hide less frequently used albums to keep the clutter down. You can also merge albums that have the same name and create albums that automatically update to include pictures of people you select.

  • All-new look for Stories

Stories that are automatically created in your Gallery have been revamped with an interactive slideshow view. Just tap or swipe to move between pictures and videos in your story.

Photo and Video Editor

  • Create stickers from any picture

Create reusable stickers from any picture in your gallery. Just select the part of the picture you want to use as a sticker, then adjust the thickness and color of the outlines.

  • More ways to edit GIFs

You can trim and adjust the ratio of animated GIFs to make them the right size. You can also use the same editing features that are available for still images to decorate your GIF however you like.

  • Keep portrait mode effects even after editing

Portrait mode effects are now retained even after cropping or changing filters so you can adjust the background blur at any time.

  • Draw perfect shapes on pictures and videos

Use the pen tool to draw a shape such as a circle, triangle, rectangle, or heart. Hold your finger on the screen when you finish drawing to make it instantly transform to straight lines and perfect angles.

  • New stickers for photos and videos

60 new preloaded emoji stickers are available for decorating your pictures and videos.

AR Emoji and stickers

  • New AR Emoji stickers

When you create a new AR Emoji, 15 stickers are created by default giving you more ways to express yourself. If that’s not enough, there are also more AR Emoji stickers available for download so you can always find a sticker to match your emotions.

  • Do more with AR Emojis

Use transparent backgrounds for AR Emoji stickers, or choose any picture from your Gallery to use as a background for your emoji in AR Emoji Camera. You can also pair up two emojis together and create fun dances and poses.

Samsung Keyboard

  • New emojis available for emoji pairs

In Samsung Keyboard, more than 80 additional emojis are available for creating an emoji pair. You can now combine emojis based on animals, food, and other objects in addition to facial expressions. Choose the perfect combination to get your feelings across.

  • Rearrange expression buttons in Samsung Keyboard

Touch and hold the emoji, sticker, and other buttons to rearrange them.

  • Enter kaomoji directly from Samsung Keyboard

Spice up your chats and texts with preset facial expressions created using keyboard symbols. (*^.^*)

  • Customize the spacebar row in Samsung Keyboard

You can choose which function keys and punctuation marks to show in the bottom row of the keyboard next to the spacebar.

Extract and scan text

  • Extract text from any image or screen

Extract text using Samsung Keyboard, Internet, Gallery, or whenever you take a screenshot. Paste the result into a message, email, or document instead of typing.

  • Get suggestions based on text in images

When text appears in an image in Gallery, Camera, or other apps, actions will be recommended based on the text. For example, if you take a picture of a sign with a phone number or web address on it, you can tap to call the number or visit the site.

Text extraction and suggestion features are only supported for English, Korean, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.

Notifications

  • Get only the notifications you allow

When you use an app for the first time, you’ll be asked whether you want to receive notifications from it. Feel free to say no to apps that you don’t want to disturb you.

  • Easier access to app notification controls

Is an app sending you too many notifications? It’s easier than ever to block it with reorganized notification settings placing app notification controls at the top. You can also go directly to app notification settings using the button at the bottom of the notification panel.

  • Choose which types of notifications apps can send

You now have separate control over whether apps can show pop-up notifications, app icon badges, and notifications on the Lock screen. Allow all types, some, or none. It’s up to you.

  • New layout for notifications

App icons are larger, making it easier to see which app sent the notification. Text alignment has also been improved to make notifications easier to read.

Settings

  • Set a language for each app

Want to use some apps in one language and other apps in another? You can now choose which language will be used for each app in Settings.

  • Set exceptions for Do not disturb

You can now set individual contacts as exceptions to Do not disturb. Your phone will ring or vibrate when the people you choose call and send messages to you, even when Do not disturb is on. It’s also easier to set apps as exceptions so you get notification alerts from them even when Do not disturb is on. Just choose the apps you want to allow from the new grid.

  • Improved sound and vibration settings

Menus have been reorganized to make it easier to find the sound and vibration options you need. Set your ringtone and change the volume and vibration settings, all in the same place.

  • More options for RAM Plus

RAM Plus can now be turned off completely in Device care if you don’t need it or don’t want it to use any storage space.

  • Auto optimization

Device care keeps your phone running smoothly by automatically performing optimizations in the background. To keep your phone in the best condition, you can set your phone to automatically restart when needed.

Security and privacy

  • Check your phone’s security status at a glance

The new Security dashboard in Settings shows whether your phone has any security issues and helps you fix them quickly.

  • Prevent accidental sharing of personal information

The share panel will let you know when you attempt to share photos that contain sensitive information, such as credit cards, ID cards, or passports, so you can reconsider whether you really want to share them.

  • Security and privacy information for websites

An icon will appear in the address bar in Samsung Internet to show a site’s security status. Tap the icon to learn which information the website collects and tracks.

Accessibility

  • More accessibility options in the quick panel

High contrast font and Color inversion can be added to the quick panel for easier access.

  • Magnifier is easier to access

Turn on the Magnifier shortcut in Accessibility settings to get quick access to the Magnifier feature. Magnifier uses your phone’s camera to enlarge items in the real world so you can take a closer look or make them easier to read.

  • More spoken assistance

Choose from various types of voice feedback to get help using your phone even if you can’t see the screen clearly. You can make your phone read out keyboard input so you can be sure you typed the correct letter, use Bixby Vision to recognize nearby objects and tell you what they are, and turn on audio descriptions that explain what’s happening in a video (only for supported videos).

  • Easily edit your Accessibility button

Tap and hold the Accessibility button to quickly change the features you can access using the button.

  • New actions available for Corner actions

If you’re using a mouse or trackpad, new actions are available when you move the mouse pointer to one of the 4 corners of the screen. You can now click and hold, drag, or drag and drop.

Additional changes

  • Use several timers at once

You can now start a new timer in the Clock app even if another timer is still running.

  • More control over calendar event invitees

When you add an event to your Google calendar in the Samsung Calendar app, you can choose whether invitees are allowed to see who else is invited to the event and also choose whether they can invite other people.

  • Add video conferences to your events

When you create a Google calendar event in the Samsung Calendar app, you can set up a video conference at the same time. Everyone invited to your event will receive the link to the video conference.

  • Add stickers to your Google calendar

Add stickers to Google calendar events in the Samsung Calendar app to make them easy to see at a glance. Stickers are shown in both calendar and agenda views.

  • Stay on top of reminders due today

The new Today category shows only reminders due today. You can also check reminders due today at the top of the main screen in the Reminder app.

  • Show and hide completed reminders

You can show or hide the completed reminders in any category. Show to see what you’ve already done, or hide to stay focused on things you still need to finish.

  • Choose the right view for your reminders

Choose the simple view to show more reminders on the screen at once or an expanded view that includes details such as the due date and repeating conditions.

  • Drag and drop bookmarks between folders

Keep your Samsung Internet bookmarks organized by dragging and dropping them between folders.

  • More powerful search in My Files

Choose whether to search all files or only files in the current folder. You can also choose between searching only file names or searching information inside of files, such as text in documents or location information in images. When your search is complete, you can sort the results by name, date, size, or file type.

  • Redesigned Digital Wellbeing

The new dashboard provides clearer usage details and makes it easier to access the features you need, such as app timers and screen time reports.

  • Get help in an emergency

Quickly press the Side key 5 times to call emergency services even if your phone is in your pocket or you aren’t able to talk.

  • Integrated emergency contact list

Create an emergency contact list that includes the people you want to contact in case of an emergency. The same contact list can be used for emergency features on both your watch and your phone.

  • Show app names in the Apps edge panel

Turn on Show app names to make app names appear below the app icons.

*Some apps will need to be updated separately after the One UI 5 upgrade.

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One UI 5.1 Good Lock: Get all apps and plugins on your Galaxy

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Samsung Good Lock One UI 5.1 New features

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

With the Android 13-based One UI 5, Samsung brought a handful of new plugins in order to make the Good Lock 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

Pentastic

Wonderland

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

LockStar

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

KeysCafe

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

NavStar

  • 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

ClockFace

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

QuickStar

Nice Shot

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

NotiStar

Edge Touch

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

NiceCatch

  • 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

Routines+

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

MultiStar

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

SoundAssistant

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

Camera Assistant [One UI 5]

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

RegiStar [One UI 5]

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

DropShip [One UI 5]

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

Galaxy to Share [One UI 5]

  • Share your own created personalization settings of various Good Lock modules
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK
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How to customize One UI 5.1 Edge Panel on your Samsung Galaxy

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Samsung Edge Panels 14.1.13.0 update

One UI 5.1 offers different customization possibilities to meet the need of users. This operating system allows the smartphone’s interface to be configured in a few steps in a very practical way to combine the power of the Galaxy with the user’s lifestyle. Among the many options of One UI 5.1, the Samsung Edge Panel is a powerful ally for everyday usability.

Edge Panel is a sidebar that unfolds only when desired with a brief pulling movement towards the center. It allows you to access your favorite app with just two taps. This feature is not only easy to use but also powerful.

When did you think of measuring small things with your phone? This can be achieved with an edge panel ruler. In addition, you can also use a surface level to level objects and a compass to guide you in the right direction.

Samsung One ui 5.1 Edge Panels

Enable Edge Panel

Firstly, find the handle of the Edge Panel which is basically located next to the volume buttons. Then drag to one side to scroll from right to left.

Now, tap on the Settings button in the lower right corner of the screen. From there you can choose which panel category to add. If you want widgets with animated messages, reminders, contacts, or tools for different purposes, just select the category to add an Edge Panel table with these settings.

Aside from this, you can also add this feature through Settings >> Display >> Edge Panels.

Also, you can visit Galaxy Store where you can choose from different free and paid options for Edge Panels templates such as Calendar, Reminders, Contacts, and more.

How to customize Samsung One UI 5.1 Edge Panel?

Along with editing preferences for shortcuts to be added to the Edge panel, you can also configure Edge’s design according to the user’s style, choosing colors, shades, and styles.

Samsung Edge Panels

Once you’ve tapped on the setting, click the arrow next to Panels to open the column customization. The Edges panel can be activated or deactivated, and the edges can be re-selected.

To change the strap that initially activates when you open the panel, select the Handle option. By choosing this option, you can change the color, transparency, size, and position of it.

Samsung Edge Panels

Availability 

Edge panel customization is available on many Samsung Galaxy models including Galaxy S23 5G, S23+ 5G, S23 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S22 5G, S22+ 5G, S22 Ultra 5G, Z Fold4 5G, S21 Ultra 5G, Z Fold3 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, Note20 Ultra 5G and Z Fold 2.

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3 New Samsung One UI 5.1 Widgets

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Samsung New one UI 5.1 Widgets

Samsung added new widgets with the One UI 5.1 update as well as improved some of the previous widgets and added new features to them. These new widgets were first introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S23 and are now available on a bunch of Samsung devices.

The newest version of Samsung’s custom skin One UI brought new widgets such as the Battery Widget and Dynamic Widget. Also, some older widgets like the Contacts and Smart Suggestions widgets have been improved.

So far, the Korean tech giant rolled out this major One UI update to several Galaxy devices including A series, S series, F series, Note series, M series, and Tab series in different regions. Along with this, more Galaxy users can now use new widgets.

Below you can see the details of the top 3 smart widgets that you must try on your Samsung Galaxy devices running One UI 5.1.

Samsung One UI 5.1 widgets

3 New One UI 5.1 Widgets 

Battery Widget 

Battery Widget allows you to check the battery of your Buds, smartwatches, and other connected devices effortlessly so you can check the information of the battery and charge them before they get discharged.

There are two formats of the battery widget, the first one that appears in circles and the second one that appears in the list form. You can choose and add it to your smartphone’s home screen.

Read more: How to add One UI 5.1 Battery widget on Galaxy phone’s lock screen

Samsung One UI 5.1 widgets

Dynamic Weather Widget 

Samsung improved Dynamic Weather Widget with One UI 5.1. The new widget lets you view important information like the place, temperature, UN index, and day/night at a glance.

The company has also added animation to weather widgets with the One UI 5.1 update. These animations feature a person’s character, who walks in frames created for the occasion, to signify the weather.

Samsung Weather Widget

Read more: Samsung One UI 5.1 Weather Widget

New Contacts Widget 

With One UI 5.1, Samsung further enhances the Contacts widget feature by adding a new and useful widget type. Once you install the latest One UI version, you can contacts widgets on your smartphone’s home screen in four formats, whereas in One UI 5.0, you can add it in 3 formats.

The fourth one is Direct Dial, which allows you to add four contact numbers to call directly.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Contacts Widget

How to add a Widget?

You can easily add widgets of any app on your home screen just need to follow a few steps. First, tap and hold the blank space on your smartphone’s home screen >> tap on Widgets >> select any app or feature >> click on Add option and it is done. Your Galaxy device must be updated on One UI 5.1 or later versions.

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