Samsung started Android 13 Beta-based One UI 5.0 testing program for Galaxy devices in early August. Moving ahead, Google officially launched the new Android 13 operating system, seeded source code to AOSP, and started the rollout for Pixel devices on August 15.
Google first introduced the Android 13 OS in February 2022, later on, it started the Developer Preview and Public Beta program. The company confirmed that the Android 13 OS update coming to Samsung Galaxy and other OEMs’ devices later this year.
Android 13 Beta: One UI 5
As Samsung’s One UI 5.0 is based on Android 13 OS, the OEM started Beta testing in August 2022 for the S22 series. To be mentioned, the Beta testing of the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 was begin in September, while the official rollout happened in mid-November.
One UI 5.0 Launch Date – October 12, 2022
At SDC22, Samsung unveiled One UI 5.0, based on Android 13 operating system on October 12. In addition, the Galaxy S22 series devices are the first to get the major software upgrade, starting October 24. Impressively, Samsung updated the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series to Android 13 in the first week of November.
Update [Nov. 01] Samsung shared Stable One UI 5.0 update rollout plan for eligible Galaxy devices.
Update [Oct. 24] Samsung officially debuted the Stable One UI 5 for Galaxy S22
Update [Oct. 12] Samsung unveiled One UI 5 at Developer Conference.
Update [Aug. 5] Samsung announced One UI 5 Beta program.
Eligible Devices and roadmap
- Galaxy S22
- Galaxy S22+
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- 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+
- 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
- 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
- Galaxy A04s
- Galaxy A03, A03s
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Features: One UI 5.0 [Android 13]
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.
Your Galaxy, your way
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 aren’t related to your wallpaper.
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 the stack to add it, then swipe to switch between widgets.
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.
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.
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.
Stay on top of reminders due today
The new Today category shows only reminders due today. You’ll also be reminded of 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.
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.
Edit your Lock screen wallpaper collection
After selecting a group of images to use for your Lock screen wallpaper, you can easily add or remove images later.
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.
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 intensity, all in the same place.
Be more productive
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.
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, Smart View, and Samsung DeX.
Switch your view with a gesture
Switch from full screen to split screen view by swiping inward with two fingers from the left side, right side, or 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.
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.
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, 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.
Enhanced taskbar in Samsung DeX
A search button has been added to make it easier to find apps you want to use, and you can right-click certain apps to quickly access tasks within the app. You can also customize which buttons and apps you want to appear on your taskbar.
New notification indicator in DeX
A red dot will appear on the notification button in your taskbar if any new notifications have been received since the last time you opened the notification panel.
Mini calendar in DeX
Clicking the date in your taskbar now opens a mini calendar, allowing you to quickly check upcoming events without opening the full Calendar app.
Better support for physical keyboards
Samsung Keyboard features such as emoji input and text correction are now
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 Digital Wellbeing app has been redesigned to make it easier to access the features you need, like screen time reports and app timers. Bedtime mode and Focus modes have been moved to Bixby Routines.
Do more with Bixby Routines
Bedtime mode moved to Bixby Routines
You can now manage Bedtime mode in Bixby Routines instead of Clock. Bixby Routines lets you automate more actions when it’s time for bed, like turning on Do not disturb or changing other settings on your phone.
Choose modes based on your activity
Choose a mode based on what you’re doing, such as exercising, studying, or working, then choose what you want your phone to do in each situation. For example, turn on Do not disturb when you’re studying or play music when you’re exercising.
Easier to discover preset routines
A simplified layout makes it easier to find routines that are useful for you in Bixby Routines.
Check running routines quickly
Routines that are currently running are now shown at the top of the Bixby 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. Routines can now turn on the Assistant menu and adjust the left/right sound balance.
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 obiects in addition to facial expressions. Choose the perfect combination to get your feelings across.
New AR Emoji stickers
New stickers are available for download so you can always find the right sticker to express your emotions.
More default stickers for your AR Emoii
When you create a new AR Emoji, 15 stickers are created by default giving you even more ways to express yourself.
Transparent backgrounds for AR emoji stickers
Create stickers with transparent backgrounds so they fit better in your photos and social media posts.
Create videos with 2 emojis together
Use 2 different emojis to create fun videos you can share with friends, set as a call background, or show on your Lock screen. Various dances and poses are available as templates.
Use any picture as your emoji background
In Scene and Mask modes, you can choose any picture from Gallery to use as the background for your emoji.
Add stickers to your Google calendar
When you add an event to your Google calendar, you can now add stickers that make it easy to recognize the event at a glance. After adding a sticker to an event, the sticker will be visible in both calendar and agenda views.
Create stickers from any picture
Create reusable stickers from any picture in your gallery. Use the lasso tool to select the content of your sticker, then add decorations or outlines.
New stickers in Photo Editor
60 new preloaded emoji stickers are available for decorating your pictures.
More ways to edit GIFs
You can trim and transform animated GIFs to make them the right size or shape. You can also use the same editing features that are available for still images to decorate your GIF however you like.
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 Japanese-style facial expressions created using keyboard symbols. (*^.^*)
Pictures and videos
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.
Histogram in Pro mode
Use the histogram to check the brightness of each tone to help you get the perfect exposure.
Zoom more easily with one hand
The zoom bar has been condensed so you can Zoom in or out farther with a single swipe.
Easily go back to Photo mode
When you use camera modes located in the More menu, a Back button is now available to take you back to Photo mode at any time.
Add watermarks to your pictures
Automatically add a watermark in the corner of each picture containing the date and time a picture was taken, or your phone’s model name, or other custom information.
Telephoto lens is now supported in Food mode
Take better close-up shots of food using the telephoto lens.
All-new look for Stories
Stories that are automatically created in your Gallery have been revamped with an immersive slideshow view. Just tap or swipe to move between pictures and videos in your story.
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.
Quicker Bixby when you need it most
Faster than ever
On-device mode saves Bixby commands on your phone so they work faster and don’t require a data connection.
Answer calls, alarms, and timers without “Hi, Bixby”
When you’ve got an incoming call or an alarm or timer rings, you can get help from Bixby without saying “”Hi Bixby.’ Just say “”‘Answer the phone” or ‘Turn off the alarm.
Stay safe and secure
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.
Get help in an emergency
Quickly press the Side key 5 times to call emergency services even if your phone’s 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.
Get a warning before you share 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.
Accessible to everyone
More accessibility options in the quick panel
High contrast font, Color inversion, Color adjustment, and Color filters 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 descriptions that explain what’s happening in a video (only for supported videos).
Improved support for braille displays
TalkBack now provides native support for braille displays without the need to install extra apps.
Your braille display will work with most features of your phone, including the initial setup process.
English, Spanish, Arabic, and Polish are supported.
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
When you move your mouse to one of the corners of the screen, you can now click and hold, drag, drag and drop, go to the top of the screen, or go to the bottom.
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.
Screen calls before you answer
Let calls be answered automatically to ask the reason for the call. If you can’t or don’t want to talk, you can tap or type a response that will be read aloud to the caller.
Drag and drop bookmarks between folders
Keep your Samsung Internet bookmarks organized by dragging and dropping them between folders.
Play sound on your PC with Link to Windows When using phone apps on your PC, you can choose whether to play sound from the app on your phone or on your PC using a button in the app title bar.
Check your battery’s health
Battery health information has been added in Device care to help you check the status of your battery. If your battery’s health is declining, we’ll let you know so you can consider replacing it.
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.
Show app names in the Apps edge panel
Turn on Show app names to make app names appear below the app icons.
Some downloaded themes may not be compatible with Android 13. If your theme isn’t compatible, your phone’s default theme will be used after upgrading.
Samsung Galaxy One UI 5.0 Update Info (2023)
Looking for the Android 13 update information for your Samsung Galaxy smartphone, you are now in the right place. As Google and Samsung made Android 13 and One UI 5.0 official, some Galaxy fans are still eagerly waiting for the upgrade.
The South Korean tech giant revealed the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update’s roadmap which promises a major OS upgrade for all eligible Galaxy devices from November 2022 to February this year. Check out the roadmap for Germany here.
With the Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Update Status  page, we are providing our readers the latest insights related to the Android 13-based One UI 5 upgrade for their Galaxy devices such as phones and tablets.
This page mentions all the updates released ahead of the Android 13 update, new features, eligible Samsung devices for Android 13, One UI 5 Beta program, release date, rollout plan, roadmap, and everything you need to know.
Aside from the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 updates, Samsung also rolls out new firmware updates with new features and security patches to the Galaxy devices. You can directly jump to the topics through the table of contents below.
Table of contents
- Samsung Galaxy January 2022 Update
- What’s new with Samsung Galaxy Android 13
- Will my Samsung Galaxy get Android 13?
- Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Release Date
Samsung Galaxy December 2022 Update
Samsung is releasing January 2023 update to Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21 (FE too), Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy S20 (FE too), Galaxy Note 10 (Lite too), Galaxy S10 (Lite too), Galaxy Z Fold 4/3/2, Galaxy Z Flip 4/3/LTE/5G, Galaxy A73/A53, Galaxy A52s/A52/A12, Galaxy A41/A31, Galaxy A50/A30/A10, Galaxy M51 and Galaxy XCover 5/Pro in select regions.
The latest security patch update will be available for a lot of compatible Galaxy devices, however, the company will continue to distribute this software update until the next two months due to a staged rollout strategy.
Aside from this, the Korean tech giant publishes the latest Security Patch Bulletin in the first week of each month. If you want to check the security patch contents, you can access them all on the official Samsung security website.
It’s important to mention that we will update this section with the latest month’s security patch as soon as any Samsung model starts receiving it. Meanwhile, you can check out all the security updates released by Samsung here.
These devices are eligible for new monthly, quarterly, or biannual software updates from Samsung:
Current Models for Monthly Security Updates
- Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip 3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip 4, W23, W23 flip
- Galaxy S10 Lite
- Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 5G, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
- Enterprise Models: Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy Xcover Pro, Galaxy Xcover5, Galaxy Xcover6 Pro
Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates
- Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G
- Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10 5G, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
- Galaxy A40
- Galaxy A02, Galaxy A22, Galaxy A22e 5G, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A72, Galaxy A82 5G
- Galaxy A03, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy A03 core, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A13 5G, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A23 5G, Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A73 5G
- Galaxy A04, Galaxy A04s, Galaxy A04e
- Galaxy M21 2021, Galaxy M12, Galaxy M22, Galaxy M32, Galaxy M32 5G, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy M52 5G, Galaxy M62, Galaxy M13, Galaxy M23 5G, Galaxy M33 5G, Galaxy M53 5G, Galaxy M04
- Galaxy F12, Galaxy F22, Galaxy F42 5G, Galaxy F52 5G, Galaxy F62, Galaxy F13
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab Active Pro, Galaxy Tab Active3, Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, W22 5G
- Enterprise Models: Galaxy A50, Galaxy XCover4s, Galaxy Xcover FieldPro
Current Models for Half Yearly Security Updates
- Galaxy A8s
- Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A90 5G
- Galaxy A01, Galaxy A01 Core, Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A71 5G
- Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A42 5G
- Galaxy M10, Galaxy M10s, Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M40, Galaxy M01, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31, Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M51
- Galaxy Tab A 8 (2019), Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019), Galaxy Tab A with S pen, Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020), Galaxy Tab A7
- Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 5G, Galaxy Tab S7+
- W20 5G, W21 5G
Current Wearable Models for Security Updates
- Galaxy Watch 4
- Galaxy Watch 4 Classic
- Galaxy Watch 5
- Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
Back in 2019, Samsung announced that all the Galaxy devices launched in/after 2019, will be having 4 years of regular security updates. However, the company has further expanded this support to five years for select models.
The Korean tech giant is bringing up to 4 years of major Android upgrades to all flagships launched in/after 2021, which means, security updates will be available for one more year after the completion of the major updates.
What’s new with Samsung Galaxy Android 13
Samsung introduced the Android 12-based One UI 4 software with no radical design and UI changes. However, Google did just the opposite as the Android 12 features the biggest user interface changes in history.
Similarly, Samsung is not bringing changes to the overall look of the One UI with the Android 13 upgrade for Galaxy devices. As speculated, the Stable version of the One UI doesn’t look like Google’s Android 13 OS.
The Public One UI 5 version, based on Android 13, brings more meaningful design upgrades, improvements to the existing features/functions, new add-ons, better 3rd party app performance, and a lot more.
Google revealed several new features of the Android 13 operating system, and all of them will surely reflect with the One UI 5 upgrade for the Galaxy devices, at the same time, we don’t have any info regarding One UI 5 features.
Will my Samsung Galaxy get Android 13?
Usually, every Samsung phone and tablet is eligible for at least two major Android upgrades, while mid-rangers and older flagships for three upgrades and the latest flagships and select mid-rangers for up to four OS upgrades.
Significantly, the South Korean tech giant has improved its software offerings for Galaxy consumers, which defeats Google itself. Well, Samsung officially disclosed which Galaxy devices will be getting four generations of Android upgrades that you can check below.
Samsung Four Android Upgrades List
- Galaxy S Series: Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 FE and upcoming S series devices.
- Galaxy Z Series: Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 and upcoming Z series devices.
- Galaxy A Series: Galaxy A53, Galaxy A73 and upcoming Z series devices.
- Galaxy Tablets: Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra and upcoming Tab S series devices.
In case you don’t find your Galaxy phone in the list mentioned above, no need to panic about that as there are a number of phones and tablets that will be surely getting the Android 13 upgrade.
Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Release Date
Google released the official Android 13 operating system for Pixel smartphones on August 15, 2022, however, Samsung can’t beat the US tech giant when it comes to the fastest Android deployment.
Back in 2021, Samsung managed to start distributing the stable One UI 4.0 update for general Galaxy S21 series users just a month after the official Android 12 rollout for Google’s Pixel devices.
In 2022, things were a lot better as the Korean phone maker amazed consumers with an even boosted Android 13-based One UI 5 update distribution for the flagship Galaxy devices.
Samsung officially announced the new One UI 5.0 at Samsung Developer Conference 2022, and the Galaxy S22 started to receive the major Android 13 upgrades on October 24, 2022.
Galaxy devices updated to Android 13
Samsung’s Android 13 update rolled out for Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy A73 5G, Galaxy A71 5G, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A52, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A42 5G, Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A22, Galaxy A13 5G, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A12 Nacho, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy A03, Galaxy F62, Galaxy F42 5G, Galaxy F23, Galaxy F13, Galaxy F12, Galaxy M62, Galaxy M53 5G, Galaxy M52 5G, Galaxy M52, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy M33 5G, Galaxy M32 5G, Galaxy M32, Galaxy M23 5G, Galaxy M22, Galaxy M13, Galaxy Quantum 2, Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7+, Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, Galaxy Tab Active 3, Galaxy XCover 6 Pro, Galaxy Xcover 5, and Galaxy Xcover Pro.
One UI 5.1
Samsung will launch the Galaxy S23 series smartphones on February 01, 2023. These devices will come pre-loaded with new One UI 5.1 version, based on Android 13. The company is reportedly testing this new One UI update for various Galaxy devices, which could be available in March 2023.
Samsung Galaxy Android 13 Beta
On August 15, Google has begun the Stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update rollout for Pixel smartphones worldwide. In addition to Pixels, the new OS is available for several smartphones from different OEMs via Stable/Beta.
And unquestionably, Samsung is running its independent One UI Beta program to let Galaxy users grow the new Android operating system as well as apps and new features optimization.
The latest flagship devices will be eligible for the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta testing, while the company is also opening the Beta activity for mid-range Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy A52.
Samsung One UI Beta program is limited to seven markets including South Korea, the US, India, Germany, UK, Poland, and China. According to the info, Samsung will unveil the One UI 5.0 on October 12.
Starting October 24, Samsung begun providing Stable One UI 5.0 update to Galaxy S22.
On October 12, Samsung introduced the One UI 5.0 and confirmed it’s coming to Galaxy S22 this month.
On August 7, Samsung officially unveiled the One UI 5 Open Beta for the Galaxy S22 series smartphone users.
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Don’t wait for Android 13 (One UI 5) update on these Samsung smartphones
Last October, Samsung started the Stable One UI 5.0 update rollout for Galaxy devices. The company has taken just two months to deploy the Stable Android 13 for eligible Galaxy phones. Disappointingly, a handful of older flagship Galaxy devices are not getting this major upgrade.
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.
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
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One UI 5.0: Best features of Samsung’s Android 13 skin
On October 12, Samsung officially introduced the One UI 5.0 iteration and showcased new features and changes. This new Android 13 OS skin comes with substantial user interface advancements and useful functionalities to provide you with a better user experience.
The Galaxy S22 lineup started getting Stable One UI 5.0 update in late October. Nevertheless, the company amazingly achieved the fastest Android OS deployment in its history. Within 2022, Samsung managed to nearly finish the One UI 5.0 rollout for eligible Galaxy devices.
We’ve gathered which new features One UI 5.0 update brings:
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.
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:
- Do not disturb
- Voice recorder
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.
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:
- Create an album
- Create a group, and share an album
- 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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.