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9 Smart features you should try on your One UI 5.0 Galaxy smartphone



Samsung One UI 5 Features

Samsung One UI 5.0 update is currently available for a bunch of Galaxy devices, which means many users now have the key to unlock Android 13’s new features. If you have downloaded and installed the latest One UI version on your Samsung smartphone, so try these 9 smart One UI 5.0 and Android 13 features.

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Although the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 brings many new features and improvements as well as updates to many apps, there are some hidden features that are not mentioned in the changelog. Below you can see some new and secret One UI 5.0 features.

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Samsung One UI 5 smart features

9 Smart Features of Samsung One UI 5.0 

Camera Watermark 

The Camera Watermark feature lets you add a watermark of the model name or date and time on the pictures. To do so, you have to open the Samsung Camera app >> Setting icon >> Watermark option >> Turn on the toggle and customize it.

Custom Stickers

To send a suitable sticker according to the scenario/emotion, you don’t need to waste your time searching for it because you can create the sticker by yourself.

You can create custom stickers by visiting the Samsung Gallery app >> select an image >> Edit icon >> Decoration >> Stickers >> My Stickers >> Plus icon >> select image >> resize/crop it and press next >> Apply border and its color >> Tap on done.

Read more: Here’s how to create One UI 5.0 Custom Sticker

Samsung One UI 5 Custom stickers

Video recording in Photo mode [Camera Assistant]

Like Instagram, you can now record video by tapping and holding the shutter button without changing mode in the Samsung Camera app. To do so, you have to enable Camera Assistant’s touch-and-hold shutter button feature to stop/start recording video.

If you have experienced the inconvenience of recording a video when you accidentally press and hold the shutter button when capturing a picture, just turn on the Video recording in the Photo mode toggle from the Camera Assistant Good Lock module.

Open Good Lock app >> Life up >> Download and Camera Assistant module >> turn on the Video Recording in Photo Mode feature.

Back tap function of RegiStar [Good Lock]

One UI 5.0 Good Lock added some new modules, and RegiStar is one of them. This module comes with Back tap gestures function which you can use to start pop-up windows, show notifications, show recent, and more.

To enable the back tap feature, open the Good Lock app >> Life up >> Download and open RegiStar app >> Back tap action >> Enable the toggle to get access to Double tap and Triple tap >> Assign function/task to both.

Gallery Widget

Samsung brought back the Gallery Widget option with the One UI 5.0 update, which had been ditched with the One UI 4.1 update. You can add Gallery Widget on the Home screen by tapping and holding the blank space on the home screen >> Widgets >> Gallery >> Images and Stories >> Press Add option.

Pin Important Reminder to top option

You can now pin the important reminders on the list screen so you can check them on the top.

For pining Important reminders, open the Samsung Reminder app >> tap on the More option (Three dots on the right side) >> Pin important from top option.

Samsung Reminder Pin option

Lock Album of Gallery app

With the Samsung One UI 5.0 Gallery app, you can now lock albums without hiding them with the Lock Album feature, so that no second person can open them. Once it is enabled, the album will be unlocked only with an authenticated fingerprint/PIN.

You can lock the album, just need to choose any album >> More option >> Lock Album. 

Samsung One UI 5.0 Lock Album

Calendar Labs option

With One UI 5.0, you can access the Calendar Labs menu which allows you to try the experimental feature on your Galaxy device. Currently, there are two options for customizing the recommendation feature:

  • High event recommendations: Events with similar titles won’t be recommended when you enter event titles.
  • Hide time/ place recommendation: Times and places won’t be recommended when you enter event titles. [Available on Calendar app v12.4.02.9000]

Open the Samsung Calendar app >> Menu option >> Settings icon >> Labs.

Samsung Calendar One UI 5 Labs

Bixby Text Call: Intelligent Assistant 

Samsung One UI 5.0 Bixby Text Call feature lets you find who’s calling and why before picking up a call. Through Quick response and Voice options, this intelligent assistant answered your call automatically and responses you type or tap are read aloud. Currently, the feature is only available in the Korean language.

To enable this feature, Open the Samsung Phone app >> Menu option >> Settings >> Bixby Text Call.

Samsung Bixby Text Call One UI 5.0

Top One UI 5.0 Features – Customization, Productivity and Privacy

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One UI 5.0

Samsung releases One UI 5.1.1 update for Galaxy Z Flip 5G



Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G One UI 5.1.1 update

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G smartphone is finally getting the One UI 5.1.1 update, which brings many improvements and new features to the device. The update is rolling out for locked variants in the US.

One UI 5.1.1 update for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G comes with One UI build version F707USQU6IWI1 in the US. The latest firmware installs the August 2023 security patch to improve the system security and stability of the device.

Users who have received the notification on their smartphone can get the update through Settings >> Software Update >> Download and Install.

One UI 5.1.1 update for Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Based on Android 13, One UI 5.1.1 enhances the multitasking experience by showing better app previews on the Recents screen, allowing easy switching from pop-up view to split screen, and restoring pop-ups snapped to the edge of the screen.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G One UI 5.1.1 update

The update also improves the Flex mode, which lets users use more apps with the Flex mode panel, customize the toolbar, and access improved media controls. It also introduces a new Quick Share feature, which enables users to share files with their contacts anytime and anywhere, and also protect their private content by setting expiration dates and preventing resharing.

Moreover, this major update also improves the Samsung Health app, which provides better sleep coaching, more meaningful sleep data, skin temperature measurement during sleep, better workout summaries, and enhanced rewards and badges.

Aside from this, the update also enhances the Camera and Gallery apps, which offer more date and time styles for watermarks, enhanced remaster previews, easier effect adjustments, and copy and paste effects. It adds some additional changes, such as drag and drop with two hands, app cache clearing, and enhanced memory management.


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Good Lock

Download the latest Good Lock apps/modules on your Galaxy – One UI 6/5.1.1



Samsung Good Lock 2024 One UI 6

Samsung Good Lock is a crucial part of One UI, especially for consumers who love smartphone customization. With each new One UI iteration, Samsung brings fruitful apps, plugins, and modules to Good Lock in order to take the personalization experience to the next level.

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The Android 14-based One UI 6 Good Lock could come with a handful of new plugins as part of making the application even more useful. Although all Good Lock plugins are not available for Galaxy consumers worldwide, you can take advantage of the remaining ones.

One UI 5 Good Lock update radically redesigned the overall look of the application, dividing the modules into two sections – Make Up and Life Up. The first section includes apps and services useful for personalization, while the second part consists of experimental Android tools.

Below, you can check brief info about plugins as well as download links from Galaxy Store and APKMirror.

Theme Park

  • You can create and apply themes easily and quickly
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK



  • Allow creating 3D motion wallpaper with various effects
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Customize and create a new lock screen and Always on Display.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Set the keyboard optimized for you and try creating your one unique animation sticker.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Conveniently organize the navigation bar and gesture mode.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Home Up

  • Enjoy the improved One UI Home experience.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • You can configure many different clock styles on the lock screen and AOD and customize the clock however you want.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


Nice Shot

  • Use the screenshot and screen recording features more conveniently
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


Edge Touch

  • Adjust settings for touch on edge screen easily
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • You can customize Sound, Vibration, and screen history.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

One Hand Operation +

  • Use your phone or tablet easily with your thumb.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Various features have been added to Bixby Routines, allowing you to create more powerful routines.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Experience the improved Multi Window
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK [New update]


  • Expand Audio System settings and increase convenience
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Camera Assistant [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Customize your own camera settings to your preference
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

RegiStar [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Customize your smartphone’s home settings, search options, history, back taps, and more.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

DropShip [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Easily share files between devices running Android, iOS, and the Web.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Galaxy to Share [One UI 5 or higher ]

  • Share your own created personalization settings of various Good Lock modules
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK
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Samsung’s Android 14 Beta for Galaxy S23 is official in the US



Samsung Galaxy S23 One UI 6 Beta 5 update

In addition to South Korea and Germany, Samsung has now launched the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta in the US. Users of carrier-unlocked or T-Mobile branded Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, or S23 Ultra smartphones can now sign up to get the Beta firmware via OTA.

It’s worth mentioning that the One UI 6 Beta is only available for T-Mobile and carrier-unlocked Galaxy S23 models in the US. This means Verizon, AT&T, US Cellular, and other carrier users have no other option than waiting for the official rollout.

One UI 6 Beta comes with a redesigned Quick Panel, which looks stunning and well-crafted for accessibility. The animations are also tweaked but require further optimization as the current situation of transition effects is not up to the mark.

In a recent Newsroom article, the South Korean tech giant confirmed that the One UI 6 Beta is equipped with more new customization capabilities. The design is simple and eye-catching, which will surely enhance the everyday operations of Galaxy devices.


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