Samsung started to roll out the Stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy Z Fold 4 smartphones last week. Initially released in the US, the One UI 5.0 update is now expanding to Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 customers in India.
Identified via version F936BXXU1BVK3, the One UI 5.0 update comes with multiple new features for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 devices. Alongside this, there are countless improvements, refined customization options, and the fresh November 2022 Android security patch for enhanced system privacy.
Galaxy Z Fold 4:
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is one of the famous foldable smartphones available in the market. In August this year, the device came with Android 12L-based One UI 4.1.1 software that is specially customized for large-screen devices.
The One UI 4.1.1 software has already brought a lot of features to these smartphones which other Samsung devices are now getting with the One UI 5.0 update.
Meanwhile, the phone is eligible for Samsung’s latest software update policy which is to receive four major Android updates. Among these four, the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 is the first major OS for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 devices. Now it’s eligible for three more.
One UI 5.0 features:
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 foldable smartphones are getting 16 new color palette options, Lockdown mode, Stack widgets, Camera watermark feature, help guide in Pro mode, new picture & video editing tools in Gallery, ability to turn off RAM plus, per-app language, Notification permission, and many other features.
On the other side, the Lock Screen customization ability is next level, you can edit every single element of the lock screen now. In addition, the Wallpaper and styles section is gaining significant improvements and the Settings are getting three new menus to deliver easier access to certain features.
The company further smoothens the system animations, brings new app icons, faster performance, and many other changes. Check the complete One UI 5.0 changelog.
How to download:
If you are using a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 smartphone in India, you can now install the Android 13 One UI 5.0 update through Settings >> Software update >> Download and install option.
— Samsung One UI Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) November 18, 2022
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.