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On October 12, Samsung officially introduced the One UI 5.0 software iteration and showcased new features and changes. This new Android 13 OS skin brings substantial user interface tweaks and useful functionalities to provide you with a better user experience.

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In late October, Samsung’s Galaxy S22 series began grabbing Stable One UI 5.0 update with Android 13 OS. The Korean tech giant promised that all eligible flagship phones and tablets will be updated before the year ends, while Galaxy devices receive updates ahead of rollout plan.

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We’ve gathered which new features will come with One UI 5.0:

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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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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These popular Samsung devices are not getting Android 13 update

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Android Support

On August 15, Google officially released Android 13, while Samsung started One UI 5.0 Beta activity for Galaxy phones in early August while seeded it to Public in late October. Numerous Galaxy devices are eligible to receive Android 13, meanwhile, some popular Samsung devices are not getting this major upgrade.

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The South Korean tech giant offers up to four major Android upgrades to flagship Galaxy phones and tablets launched in/after 2021. Meanwhile, older flagship Galaxies such as the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 series were compatible with two OS upgrades at the launch time.

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In August 2020, Samsung announced that all flagship Galaxy devices debuted with Android 9-based One UI 1.x software will get three major OS upgrades. This announcement made an additional Android update possible for the famous Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10 lineups.

Starting with the Android 10-based One UI 2.x, Samsung delivered the Android 11-based One UI 3.x and the Android 12-based One UI 4.x upgrades to the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10 5G smartphones.

While the Galaxy Note 10 and S10 lineups are not eligible to get any more major firmware, owners have to use their devices on the Android 12 OS. Meanwhile, Samsung will provide two more years of regular security updates to all of these devices following its February 2019’s promise.

These Samsung phones won’t get Android 13

  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10+
  • Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy S10+
  • Galaxy S10 5G
  • Galaxy Fold

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Samsung releases One UI 5 (Android 13) update for Galaxy S20 FE 5G, A32 LTE [U: Korea]

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Samsung S20 FE November 2022 update

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G smartphone users are getting Android 13 based One UI 5.0 update in Korea. The update installs with November 2022 security patch to enhance the security and stability of the device.

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Users can identify the major update through One UI build version G781NKSU3FVK6. One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy S20 FE 5G comes with a bunch of new features, improvements, and enhancements to provide an ultimate experience.

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.

Initial Story: December 5, 2022

Samsung pushed Android 13-based One UI 5 update for Galaxy S20 FE 5G and Galaxy A32 LTE smartphone users in different countries. Besides, the former device is receiving the November 2022 patch, while the latter is gaining October’s patch.

Users can identify the Stable Android 13 update via build numbers: G781BXXU4GVK6 and A325FXXU2CVK3 for the Galaxy S20 FE 5G and Galaxy A32 LTE, respectively. While the Galaxy S20 FE is having its last major update, the Galaxy A32 is eligible for Android 14 as well.

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Galaxy S20 FE 5G Countries: Europe – Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Portugal, Ireland, Poland, the Czech Republic, the UK, France, Greece, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, and Baltic and Nordic Countries.

Galaxy A32 LTE Countries: Portugal, Austria, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Macedonia, Poland, France, Greece, Slovenia, Albania, and Romania.

One UI 5 Features

Samsung’s Android 13 update is a significant switch for Galaxy smartphones. With the new Android 13 OS, the company is rolling out One UI 5.0 iteration, which brings Samsung-exclusive user interface, which is a lot better than Stock Android.

In addition, there are several useful features such as text extraction that allow you to copy text content directly from the camera viewfinder or image stored in Gallery. For select Galaxies, there are new additions in Good Lock customization suite including Camera AssistantDropship and RegiStar. More below:

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Samsung Galaxy A51 is getting Android 13 One UI 5.0 in the US [Update: Europe too]

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Samsung Galaxy A51

Samsung rolling out the Android 13 operating system update for Galaxy A51 5G in the US. Initially, the new OS-based One UI 5.0 software is available for Xfinity Mobile carrier-branded Galaxy A51. In addition to new features, the update comes bundled with the most up-to-date Android security patch.

Last month, Samsung shared the official Android 13 roadmap, which promised this new OS update for the Galaxy A51 smartphone users this month in Europe. However, it’s surprisingly making its way starting the US, even, from a network carrier.

Update 12/04/2022

  • Samsung has now expanded the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy A51 4G variant across Europe. The major firmware is now available in various European countries such as France, with carrying build version A515FXXU5GVK6.

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Samsung’s Android 13-based One UI 5 update brings new personalization capabilities to your Galaxy A51 5G smartphone. As result, you can now customize the lock screen in various aspects such as clock style, colors, custom text, emergency info, and Left/Right shortcut.

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Adding to this, there are improved animations included along with new visual effects that provide you with a natural feel when switching between apps. In various ways, the major firmware improves the user experience and usability of your smartphone. Here’s how you can get it:

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.

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Samsung released the Galaxy A51 along with Galaxy A71 in 2020, with Android 10 (One UI 2) software out of the box. Both of these devices are eligible to get three generations of major OS upgrades, and the One UI 5 is the final arrival.

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