Samsung started to roll out the stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra smartphone users in the US. This update is live for Verizon-bounded customers in the country, whereas, other users are expected to get it very soon.
The company is releasing the latest update with plenty of premium features and countless improvements. It brings 16 color palettes and basic color options to let you choose the best theme for your phone. Also, there’s now the ability to disable Color Palette, if you don’t like any of the colors.
The Lock Screen is getting advanced customization options so that you can edit every part of your lock screen, the Home Screen is receiving new Stack Widgets that lets you add a stack by just tapping and holding, and the Quick settings panel is collecting new accessibility options for easier access to more features.
Other than these, you will see three new menus in the Settings, which as Connected devices, Modes and Routines, and Security and Privacy. These lets you manage all the related settings in one place. The Wallpaper and Style section is also facing significant improvements with new wallpapers and more elements.
One UI 5.0 further brings the ability to disable RAM Plus, Lockdown mode, Extract text from images, Camera Watermark, Histogram in Pro mode, Telephoto lens support for Food mode, new picture and video editing functions in Gallery, and many more.
Lastly, the fresh software update installs the previous month’s October 2022 Android security patch for system security enhancements instead of the new November 2022 patch.
You can identify the major Android 13 One UI 5.0 update for your Verizon-locked Samsung Galaxy Note 20 with One UI build version N981USQU3GVK1 and for Galaxy Note 20 Ultra with N986USQU3GVK1 in the US.
How to download:
You don’t need to perform any extra steps to get access to this major upgrade. Just visit Settings and navigate to Software update >> Download and install options. Follow the on-screen prompts to finish the downloading function.
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Samsung One UI 5.1 quick settings, notification panel looks attractive in concept
At present, innovation is lacking in the industry as phone makers are striving for ideas to practically make upgrades worthy. Samsung’s going to introduce the Galaxy S23 next year, which is going to be a lot similar to the S22 in terms of innovation, except for the 200MP camera on Ultra.
While the devices seem to be featuring a new rear design, the software part is now requiring major upgrades. For two years, Samsung has been introducing the same notification panel and quick settings interface with additional improvements and usability changes.
Meanwhile, a Samsung fan comes up with One UI 5.1 concept showing the new attractive notification panel and quick settings user interface. Shared by Twitter user @Vetrox360, the One UI 5.1 concept images introduce revamped quick settings panel, which seems to be inspired by Android 13 and ColorOS.
Along with sharing the concept images, the user asked Samsung about the implementation of these changes in the One UI 5.1, however, the answer is yet to be given. The user radically tweaked the interface by adding larger pill-shaped Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles and a big media player in the header.
Besides that, the traditional options including circular quick settings toggles are placed, followed by a brightness control slider, device, and media output control, and notifications section. The interface brings clear blur without Samsung’s gray overlay in the One UI 5.1 concept.
No doubt, Samsung appreciates consumers’ feedback, but there are few chances of executing this new design in the One UI 5.1. The upcoming One UI version will be an improved variant of One UI 5, while, the company is likely to make UI changes with Android 14.
Aside from this, it’s most likely that the One UI 5.1 update will bring more customization options for the lock screen and home screen, as Samsung showcased at SDC 2022. Notably, the company may have reserved combined battery widgets similar to iOS and stock Android, which could be a part of the next One UI version.
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.