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Samsung One UI 5.0 | December 2022

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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 Z Series

  • Galaxy Z Flip 4 – Stable
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 – Stable
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 – Stable
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 – Stable
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 – Beta
  • Galaxy Z Flip LTE/5G – Beta

Galaxy S Series

  • Galaxy S22 – Stable
  • Galaxy S22 Plus
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 – Stable
  • Galaxy S21 Plus
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20 – Stable
  • Galaxy S20 Plus
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 FE 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy S20 FE – Stable
  • Galaxy S10 Lite – Stable

Galaxy Note Series

  • Galaxy Note 20 – Stable
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite – Stable

Galaxy A Series

  • Galaxy A52 LTE/5G – Stable
  • Galaxy A33 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy A53 – Stable
  • Galaxy A73 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy A72 – Stable
  • Galaxy A71 4G – Stable
  • Galaxy A51 5G Stable
  • Galaxy A22 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy Quantum 2 – Stable

Galaxy M Series

  • Galaxy M52 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy M32 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy M53 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy M33 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy M42 5G – Stable

Galaxy F Series

  • Galaxy F62 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy F52 5G – Stable
  • Galaxy F42 5G – Stable

Galaxy Tab Series

  • Galaxy Tab S8 – Stable
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S7 – Stable
  • Galaxy Tab S7 Plus

Galaxy XCover Series

  • Galaxy XCover 6 Pro – Stable
  • Galaxy XCover 5 – Stable

 

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”.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Samsung is expanding the Android 13 Color Palette support for Voice Recorder app to more Galaxy devices through a new update. This time, the color palette support for  Voice Recorder app comes with an updated version 21.4.00.28.

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The new update for Voice Recorder has arrived via Galaxy Store with version 21.4.0.25. The new update comes with Android 13 and Color palette support to the app, which means the app will run well on the latest One UI 5.0 software.

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  • Samsung Voice Recorder 21.4.0.25 update – Link

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Last week, Samsung released the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 stable update for the Verizon-locked models of the Galaxy S21 FE smartphones in the US. This big update is now expanding to US Cellular network users.

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While the Google Android 13 installs a bunch of new features to Galaxy S21 FE, Samsung’s One UI 5.0 brings plenty of customization options, a new user interface, bolder app icons, smoother animations, and faster performance.

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You can get access to this major software update on your Galaxy A32 smartphone through its “Settings“. From here, enter the “Software update” section and tap on the “Download and install” option.

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Yesterday, Samsung officially started delivering the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy A32 4G smartphones in some global markets. Now the Galaxy A32 One UI 5.0 update is expanding in South Korea.

The latest update is released with One UI build version A325NKSU1CVK4. It brings plenty of new features including Extract text from images, Per-app language, Notification permission, Bixby text calls, Stack widgets, Lockdown mode, Maintenance mode, new swipe gestures for easier split-screen and pop-up view, Camera Watermark, Help guide in Pro mode, and many more.

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