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In August 2022, Google launched the new Android 13 operating system, which started to arrive for Samsung Galaxy devices with custom One UI 5.0 skin, starting later this year. The Beta program of One UI 5.0 started in early August, and the company added different models in the testing activity.

All Samsung devices released with Android 11-based One UI 3.0, 3.1, or 3.1.1 are eligible to get the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. The flagship and premium mid-range devices are the priority, and this page will help you to get the latest insights of One UI 5.0 for your Samsung device.

Beta Launch

Samsung officially debuted the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta in early August 2022, starting with the Galaxy S22 series. The company has expanded the Beta testing program to more eligible Galaxy devices in different markets worldwide.

Official Launch

The company officially launched the One UI 5.0 iteration at the annual Samsung Developer Conference on October 12, 2022 and rollout on October 24. Stay tuned with this page, we will add more useful and authentic information about the new operating system for your Galaxy.

  • Samsung released Stable One UI 5.0 update to Galaxy S22 series on October 24.

One UI 5 official introduction film

Beta Devices

Samsung’s One UI 5.0 Beta program started for these Galaxy devices. You can tap on the devices to read more about Beta builds, bugs, issues, new features and so on.

Stable Devices

  • Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra [Oct. 24]
  • Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra [Nov. 7]
    • Galaxy S21 FE 5G
  • Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra [Nov. 7]
    • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra [Nov. 7]
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2, Z Flip LTE/5G
  • Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
  • Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8 Plus and Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy A73/A53/A33
  • Galaxy A72/A52
  • Galaxy M52/M32
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Galaxy F62
  • Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus
  • Galaxy A71

Roadmap

Samsung shared the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Update distribution roadmap for Galaxy devices in Europe.

October 2022

  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra

November 2022

  • Galaxy Z Fold4
  • Galaxy Z Fold3 5G
  • Galaxy Z Flip4
  • Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Galaxy S21 5G
  • Galaxy S21 FE 5G
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20+ 5G
  • Galaxy S20 5G
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy S20 FE 5G
  • Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy Note20 5G
  • Galaxy Note20
  • Galaxy A53 5G
  • Galaxy A33 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S8+, S8+ 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S8, S8 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, S8 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S7
  • Galaxy Tab S7+

December 2022

  • Galaxy Z Fold2 5G/LTE
  • Galaxy Z Flip, Z Flip 5G
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy S20+
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy Note10 Lite
  • Galaxy A72
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy A52
  • Galaxy A52 5G
  • Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A32 5G
  • Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy M52 5G
  • Galaxy M33 5G
  • Galaxy M32
  • Galaxy XCover6 Pro
  • Galaxy XCover Pro
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE

January 2023

  • Galaxy A23 5G
  • Galaxy A22, A22 5G
  • Galaxy A13, A13 5G
  • Galaxy A12
  • Galaxy M23 5G
  • Galaxy M22
  • Galaxy M13
  • Galaxy M12
  • Galaxy XCover 5
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro 5G
  • Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro
  • Galaxy Tab Active3
  • Galaxy Tab A8
  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

February 2023

  • Galaxy A04s
  • Galaxy A03, A03s

Features

Samsung Messages

With the One UI 4.1, Samsung enabled the capability of creating emoji pairs using the One UI exclusive Keyboard application. The new One UI 5.0 has the ability so you can delete unwanted emoji pairs with the new delete function.

  • Besides “Create” button, One UI 5.0 added a new Delete icon inside the menu that can be accessed by tapping the “+” button.

Lock Screen

Adding extra fun to customization, the One UI 5.0 now allows users to modify the lock screen by using “touch and hold to edit” feature. It lets you easily edit and customize your lock screen by simply touching and holding onto the screen.

  • Touch and hold on the lock screen to enter lock screen edit mode.
  • A “Touch and hold edit” option has also been added to the lock screen settings menu.

Samsung’s Android 13 skin lets you easily change your lock screen wallpaper directly on the lock screen. The newly crafted Wallpapers library has various options including Wallpaper services such as Dynamic lock screen.

How to use Dynamic Lock Screen

Dynamic lock screen is an amazing function that is available on Galaxy smartphones inside the Wallpaper services section. You can access this mode by following the steps written below.

  • Select Wallpaper in the “Touch and hold edit” mode on your lock screen > Scroll down to “Wallpaper services” > Select the arrow on the right > Select Dynamic Lock screen > select Apply.

How to customize lock screen clock style

The “Touch and hold edit” mode is not just limited to the above-mentioned two functions. It also allows you to change and customize your lock screen clock style and colors with easy visual modification tools.

More “how-to” for lock screen

Galaxy users can now edit and customize the notification settings by selecting the preview notifications. There are two options for lock screen Notifications including Icons only and Details, which show a preview as well so you can apply the best settings.

Samsung’s software has another lockscreen feature that makes it possible to open two apps (not any!) without unlocking the smartphone. You can swipe left or right to open apps directly from the lock screen interface.

The One UI 5.0 now allows users to change the apps for both “Left shortcut” and “Left shortcut.” You can assign two of the five available options that can be accessed without unlocking the phone including:

  1. Calculator
  2. Camera
  3. Do not disturb
  4. Flashlight
  5. Voice recorder

Notification Settings

Inside the system Settings, the Notifications section is now reorganized so you can find related menus on a single-screen interface.

Go to Notifications in the settings menu > select App notifications to view the apps list and easily toggle each app’s notification on and off.

You can easily add contact exceptions in the Do not disturb notification settings. Go to “Do not disturb” under notification settings > select Calls and messages > Select + to add contacts to the exceptions list.

Moreover, it’s now easier to add contact exceptions in the Do not disturb notification settings. Just head towards “Do not disturb” under notification settings > select Calls and messages > Select + to add contacts to the exceptions list.

In addition, you can also find DND exceptions for the app under Do not disturb > App notifications, by just simply selecting + to add apps to the exceptions list.

Gallery

In One UI 5.0 software, you can get quick access to organize Albums by selecting “+” on the top right corner under Gallery > Album. There are several options available including:

  1. Create an album
  2. Create a group, and share an album
  3. Auto update an album.

Furthermore, a new “View all” option has been added at the top for you to quickly access all your albums. And you will be recommended if there are people groups analyzed as the same person to integrate them into one group.

One UI 5.0 features changes

Modes and Routines

Samsung’s Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software system has now renamed the Bixby Routines to Modes and Routines – two different sections for user convenience.

You can utilize different modes to help you focus on your current tasks under the Modes tab, while the 2nd “Routines” tab allows you to add new routines or discover and manage existing routines.

One UI 5.0 features changes

Security and Privacy

Compared to the One UI 4.1, the One UI 5.0 update brings a major change to the security and privacy settings. With the latest upgrade, “Biometrics and security” and “Privacy” have been combined into one menu named “Security and privacy”.

Samsung One UI 5.0 Security and Privacy

Connected Devices

Connected Devices is a new menu that joined other system Settings with the One UI 5.0 update. The company grouped all Connections functions that are now available at a dedicated place called Connected Devices.

Safety and emergency

Safety and Emergency is another important part of a smartphone’s system Settings. In the One UI 5.0, you will notice an updated medical information icon while pressing on the lock screen to make an emergency call.

One UI 5.0 features changes

In addition, you will have options to provide additional medical information. To access new fields, select Medical info in the “Safety and emergency” settings menu and make the update. The safety and emergency settings have been redefined and now provide more detailed configuration.

 

Edit the Emergency SOS settings by selecting Emergency SOS.

One UI 5.0 features changes

Send messages to your emergency contacts by selecting Emergency sharing.

The “Shown on Lock screen” option has been added for you to enable or disable medical information that should be shown on the lock screen.

One UI 5.0 features changes

Widgets – Home screen

One UI 4.1 debuted the Smart Widget feature, which is now further advanced with the One UI 5.0 update. Now, users can stack multiple widgets to best utilize the space on the home screen.

Samsung One UI 5.0’s Stackable Widget feature allows you to create stack widgets by dragging and dropping option or by long pressing one of the widgets you wish to edit. Once created, you can long press to edit the widget or remove it.

Wallpapers – Home screen

One UI 5.0-based Wallpapers function’s preview screen gives you the option to edit your lock screen and home screen wallpapers. Go to Wallpaper > Select the wallpaper you want > A preview screen will pop up > select Preview to edit the wallpaper.

Freebie: Download Samsung One UI 5.0 Wallpapers

In case you select an image from the Samsung Gallery app to use as wallpaper, you can also apply filters to the wallpaper by selecting the “Filter” option at the bottom of the screen.

One UI 5.0 features changes

Color Palette – Dynamic Theming

Aside from this, the new Color Palette feature now offers you a number of palettes inspired by the Wallpaper of your home screen and lock screen. If you don’t want to go ahead with Material You Palettes, there are more ways added with One UI 5.0.

One UI 5.0 features changes

Basic Colors – Color Palette

The Samsung Android 13 update brings a new Basic colors tab in the Color Palette section of Wallpapers settings. You have to access the Color palette under “Wallpaper and style” to view these options.

You can also turn the Color Palette on/off by using the toggle button. Select different wallpaper palettes by choosing Wallpaper colors and Basic colors to view additional color modes.

Weather Widget

One UI 5.0 now incorporates your movement patterns, such as driving, biking, running, or walking in order to provide you with more frequent weather updates. When the “Auto refresh on the go” is enabled, you can’t manually refresh the weather as the button won’t be shown on the weather widget.

Go to Weather widget > select it > select the settings menu on the top > turn on “Auto refresh on the go”. If you are using it the first time, you will receive a pop-up notification to get your permission, select Allow to continue or Don’t allow to dismiss this action.

Edge panel

Edit and All apps icons have been added to the first depth of the edge panel for easy access. You can find them at the bottom of the edge panel.

Camera

Integrated Filters: The Filters and My filters tabs have been integrated into the “Filters” menu to provide you with a simplified experience. You can also create your own filter by selecting the + button.

Mode information: The “?” on the top right corner of the camera modes has been removed to provide a cleaner look.

Histogram in Pro Video mode: The Histogram button has been moved from quick settings in Pro Video mode to the preview screen directly for easier access while taking videos.

Single take: Single take options have been simplified for content optimization. The max shooting time has been updated to 15secs (10+5 secs).

Food mode: Telephoto lens is now supported in Food mode.

Pictures Watermark

Watermark can be added to your pictures. You can find watermark under Camera settings. Select the settings wheel on top of your camera > turn on watermark settings. You can edit the model name, date and time, font style and alignment.

Don’t forget to read about One UI 5.0 Watermark in detail

Photo and Video Editor

For the Photo and Video Editor functionality, the One UI 5.0 adds a new Color extraction option for a better experience when you need to extract the color from an image.

Edit a picture > select Draw > Choose a pen to draw > on the pop-up color tool box > select the color extraction tool > a magnifying glass will be shown to help you quickly choose the color.

Easier video trimming

The One UI 5.0 provides a new video trimming button so you can easily adjust the intro and outro of the video. You can edit the video by following these steps: Edit the video > Trim the video > Move the play bar from the beginning or from the end > a trimming button will appear so you can quickly tap and adjust the video.

Call

For Phone Call functionality, the One UI 5.0 brings some basic features but in a lot better ways. You may have surely blocked some of you contacts or other numbers due to certain reasons. If your block list contains more than enough blocked people, the One UI 5.0 allows you to unblock them all at once.

Go to the Phone App > select the 3 dots option on the top > select Settings > select Block numbers.

If you have blocked numbers in the list, there will be a 3 dots option on the top. Select the three dots > “Unblock all numbers” will show > select it. You will receive a pop-up notification to either “Unblock” or “Cancel”.

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[Official] Samsung will update these Galaxy devices to Android 13 One UI 5.0

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One UI 5.0 officially debuted on October 12 while Samsung started the Stable update rollout on October 24. The new Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update will continue to be available for more eligible Galaxy devices in the coming and next few months.

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At first, Samsung will release the Android 13 update for flagship Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy Z series, Galaxy S series, Galaxy Note series, and select Galaxy A series devices. While flagship Galaxy phones will likely start getting the One UI 5.0 update in November 2022, rollout for mid-rangers will begin in December.

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Samsung One UI 5.0 update is packed with a number of new features and improvements for Galaxy devices. Features availability may vary by device and network carrier due to hardware limitations. You can check all new One UI 5 features and tips and tricks here, followed by eligible devices that are officially confirmed.

Note: The list is based on the One UI 5 roadmap for Europe.

Galaxy Z Series

  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 – Rolling out
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G – Rolling out
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4 – Rolling out
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G – Rolling out
  • Galaxy Z Fold2 5G/LTE – Rolling out
  • Galaxy Z Flip, Z Flip 5G – Rolling out

Galaxy S Series

  • Galaxy S22 – Rolling out
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G – Rolling out
  • Galaxy S21+ 5G
  • Galaxy S21 5G
  • Galaxy S21 FE 5G
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra – Rolling out
  • Galaxy S20+
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20 FE – Rolling out
  • Galaxy S20 FE 5G
  • Galaxy S10 Lite

Galaxy Note Series

  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – Rolling out
  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite – Rolling out

Galaxy Tab Series

  • Galaxy Tab S8+, S8+ 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S8, S8 5G – Rolling out
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, S8 Ultra 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S7 – Rolling out
  • Galaxy Tab S7+
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro 5G
  • Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro
  • Galaxy Tab Active3
  • Galaxy Tab A8
  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

Galaxy A Series

  • Galaxy A53 5G – Rolling out
  • Galaxy A33 5G – Rolling out
  • Galaxy A72 – Rolling out
  • Galaxy A71 – Rolling out
  • Galaxy A52 – Rolling out
  • Galaxy A52 5G
  • Galaxy A52s 5G
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A32 5G
  • Galaxy A23 5G
  • Galaxy A22, A22 5G
  • Galaxy A13, A13 5G
  • Galaxy A12
  • Galaxy A04s
  • Galaxy A03, A03s

Galaxy M Series

  • Galaxy M53 5G
  • Galaxy M52 5G – Rolling out
  • Galaxy M33 5G
  • Galaxy M32
  • Galaxy M23 5G – Rolling out
  • Galaxy M22
  • Galaxy M13
  • Galaxy M12

Galaxy XCover Series

  • Galaxy XCover 6 Pro – Rolling out
  • Galaxy XCover Pro
  • Galaxy XCover 5

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Samsung One UI 5 changelog for Galaxy A53 5G

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Samsung Galaxy A53 5G smartphone users have received the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update in various parts of the world. Through the official One UI 5 changelog, you can check what’s new with Samsung Android 13 update for your Galaxy A53 5G.

One UI 5 update turns the solid colors of app icons to a refreshed gradient appearance that can further be changed to Dynamic Icons, thanks to Material You integration. Moreover, home screen and lock screen now provide you with whole new ways for customization along with new Wallpaper section.

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Samsung promises that Android 13 update brings new animations and transition effects so you can have a natural feel while switching between screens. Also, the visual effects and animations appear instantly when you touch the screen in order to make interactions more intuitive.

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RAM Plus, which is not effective on Samsung devices can now be completely turned off through the Device care section (here’s how). When disabled, the RAM Plus feature will not occupy the internal storage of your Galaxy phone for virtual RAM use cases.

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Check all new features of One UI 5 below:

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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Samsung updated these Galaxy A series devices to Android 13/One UI 5.0

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The Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software update is live for various Galaxy devices and Samsung is aiming to conclude the deployment by February 2023. Along with flagships like Galaxy Z, S, and Note, Samsung also updated Galaxy A series smartphones to the new Android 13 One UI 5.0 user interface.

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So far, Samsung updated these Galaxy A phones to Android 13/One UI 5.0:

  1. A53 5G
  2. A33 5G
  3. A73 5G
  4. A52 4G
  5. A72 4G
  6. A71 4G

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[Roadmap] Here’s when your Galaxy A series phone will get Android 13:

According to Samsung Germany, in December 2022, the Android 13 update will be released for the Galaxy A72, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A51, and Galaxy A32 5G smartphones.

In January 2023, the Galaxy A23 5G, Galaxy A22, A22 5G, Galaxy A13, A13 5G, and Galaxy A12 budget phones will have the new OS upgrade. Lastly, Galaxy A04s and Galaxy A03/A03s are scheduled for One UI 5.0 in February.

Galaxy A Android 13 One UI 5 Update

What’s new with Samsung’s Android 13 update:

Taking all the goodness of Android 13, Samsung created the One UI 5.0 software for Galaxy devices. It brings top-notch customization capabilities, competitive system animations, additional new features and a lot more.

Thanks to the Material You theming engine, Android 13-based One UI 5.0 is now capable of applying Dynamic Icons on stock Samsung apps, as well as supported Google and third-party applications.

When it comes to customization, you can now create your own lockscreen with various ways of customization, apply new wallpaper from the new dedicated section of wallpapers as well as call background for each contact.

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