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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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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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Good Lock

One UI 5.1 Good Lock: Get all apps and plugins on your Galaxy



Samsung Good Lock One UI 5.1 New features

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

With the Android 13-based One UI 5, Samsung brought a handful of new plugins in order to make the Good Lock 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]

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

RegiStar [One UI 5]

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

DropShip [One UI 5]

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

Galaxy to Share [One UI 5]

  • Share your own created personalization settings of various Good Lock modules
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK
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One UI 5.1

How to customize One UI 5.1 Edge Panel on your Samsung Galaxy



Samsung Edge Panels update

One UI 5.1 offers different customization possibilities to meet the need of users. This operating system allows the smartphone’s interface to be configured in a few steps in a very practical way to combine the power of the Galaxy with the user’s lifestyle. Among the many options of One UI 5.1, the Samsung Edge Panel is a powerful ally for everyday usability.

Edge Panel is a sidebar that unfolds only when desired with a brief pulling movement towards the center. It allows you to access your favorite app with just two taps. This feature is not only easy to use but also powerful.

When did you think of measuring small things with your phone? This can be achieved with an edge panel ruler. In addition, you can also use a surface level to level objects and a compass to guide you in the right direction.

Samsung One ui 5.1 Edge Panels

Enable Edge Panel

Firstly, find the handle of the Edge Panel which is basically located next to the volume buttons. Then drag to one side to scroll from right to left.

Now, tap on the Settings button in the lower right corner of the screen. From there you can choose which panel category to add. If you want widgets with animated messages, reminders, contacts, or tools for different purposes, just select the category to add an Edge Panel table with these settings.

Aside from this, you can also add this feature through Settings >> Display >> Edge Panels.

Also, you can visit Galaxy Store where you can choose from different free and paid options for Edge Panels templates such as Calendar, Reminders, Contacts, and more.

How to customize Samsung One UI 5.1 Edge Panel?

Along with editing preferences for shortcuts to be added to the Edge panel, you can also configure Edge’s design according to the user’s style, choosing colors, shades, and styles.

Samsung Edge Panels

Once you’ve tapped on the setting, click the arrow next to Panels to open the column customization. The Edges panel can be activated or deactivated, and the edges can be re-selected.

To change the strap that initially activates when you open the panel, select the Handle option. By choosing this option, you can change the color, transparency, size, and position of it.

Samsung Edge Panels


Edge panel customization is available on many Samsung Galaxy models including Galaxy S23 5G, S23+ 5G, S23 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S22 5G, S22+ 5G, S22 Ultra 5G, Z Fold4 5G, S21 Ultra 5G, Z Fold3 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, Note20 Ultra 5G and Z Fold 2.

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3 New Samsung One UI 5.1 Widgets



Samsung New one UI 5.1 Widgets

Samsung added new widgets with the One UI 5.1 update as well as improved some of the previous widgets and added new features to them. These new widgets were first introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S23 and are now available on a bunch of Samsung devices.

The newest version of Samsung’s custom skin One UI brought new widgets such as the Battery Widget and Dynamic Widget. Also, some older widgets like the Contacts and Smart Suggestions widgets have been improved.

So far, the Korean tech giant rolled out this major One UI update to several Galaxy devices including A series, S series, F series, Note series, M series, and Tab series in different regions. Along with this, more Galaxy users can now use new widgets.

Below you can see the details of the top 3 smart widgets that you must try on your Samsung Galaxy devices running One UI 5.1.

Samsung One UI 5.1 widgets

3 New One UI 5.1 Widgets 

Battery Widget 

Battery Widget allows you to check the battery of your Buds, smartwatches, and other connected devices effortlessly so you can check the information of the battery and charge them before they get discharged.

There are two formats of the battery widget, the first one that appears in circles and the second one that appears in the list form. You can choose and add it to your smartphone’s home screen.

Read more: How to add One UI 5.1 Battery widget on Galaxy phone’s lock screen

Samsung One UI 5.1 widgets

Dynamic Weather Widget 

Samsung improved Dynamic Weather Widget with One UI 5.1. The new widget lets you view important information like the place, temperature, UN index, and day/night at a glance.

The company has also added animation to weather widgets with the One UI 5.1 update. These animations feature a person’s character, who walks in frames created for the occasion, to signify the weather.

Samsung Weather Widget

Read more: Samsung One UI 5.1 Weather Widget

New Contacts Widget 

With One UI 5.1, Samsung further enhances the Contacts widget feature by adding a new and useful widget type. Once you install the latest One UI version, you can contacts widgets on your smartphone’s home screen in four formats, whereas in One UI 5.0, you can add it in 3 formats.

The fourth one is Direct Dial, which allows you to add four contact numbers to call directly.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Contacts Widget

How to add a Widget?

You can easily add widgets of any app on your home screen just need to follow a few steps. First, tap and hold the blank space on your smartphone’s home screen >> tap on Widgets >> select any app or feature >> click on Add option and it is done. Your Galaxy device must be updated on One UI 5.1 or later versions.

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