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Samsung One UI 5.0 features that you should try



Samsung has a large share of the Android market. As holding the top manufacturer tag, the company is also focused on providing the best services through the software update; while serving the Android updates, the Korean giant has also included some extra functionalities that are packed with One UI, continuing the trend now Samsung has released the fifth generation of One UI.

The One UI 5.0 includes several new improvements, which include system-level enhancements that give a new look to the user interface, while some customization tools are also introduced, which gives an extra facility to the personalization of the device; with the update, some existing apps also got some new features. Like Samsung keyboard, system settings, Camera, Gallery, and more.

Well, there are many features that are packed with One UI 5.0, but now we are discussing some interesting features that you will enjoy

Lock screen customization 

Tapping and holding the lock screen for a few seconds will pop up the edit option, and going through it gives several tools. There with their help of them, you can do several things like change the wallpaper, change the clock style, resize it, set different colors for the clock, and set the notification settings. 

Quick split and labs

With the help of this feature, you can adjust the apps for multitasking. It allows setting the two different apps to appear on the same screen in split screen mode. Now it has also get improved as now you can run both apps simultaneously not, like the older one in which you could run one app at a time, it also allows any app to pop up mode.

Stacked widgets 

Now you can access several widgets in a particular place which saves space on your home screen. Basically, it creates the stack in a place, and by swiping that, you can easily access those widgets which you have added before.

Text extract

Text extract gives the facility to extract the text from the images; by just tapping on the text portion of the image, you can copy that text as well as share it from that. It is very useful when you need any text information like the company phone number from an advertisement,

Custom Sticker 

Now you can easily resize the stickers and add them to your photos and then save them to the device

Gallery refined lines

While highlighting anything of the image in your gallery by any particular shape, you surely use drawing by hand, but now with this update, when you draw any particular shape, it will refine it and draw it for you.

Camera modes refinement

Now Samsung has removed the extra step to switch the main camera from any mode; now you can actually go right back to them with just one click

Auto optimization 

Now you can easily optimize the device with a single tap to access the feature from system settings.

Different notification type

The latest One UI allows you to change the notification style. There are three types named lock screen allowed, badge, and popup. By choosing this option, you can change the notification type according to your suite.

 Vibration and sound merge.

Now you can also define the vibration intensity according to your personalization, which means you can increase or decrease the vibration repetition to your ringtone. 

Colour palette and lock screen images

By using the color palette option, it avails you to set different colors for the device’s main menu buttons. While you can now set your multiple images in the wallpaper by using the dynamic wallpaper option, which means whenever you go to the lock screen, each time it displays a different picture on the lock screen from the collection you have chosen.

Digital wellbeing 

Digital wellbeing is also now updated with the new One UI; now you can set the timer for different apps individually and also change the previously set timer from recent app mode.

Edge panel

In the edge panel, you now go to a new option called “show app name,” which is very helpful for people who don’t distinguish between apps by their icons.

Album show

In the Gallery app, you can get rid of the view all button; now, you can simply off it by selecting the album show button from the three dots menu.

Security page refresh

 With the New One UI 5.0, all the security settings are now available under Security and Privacy settings, which consists of all the important security features like fingerprint, wifi security, secure folder, and Samsung Blockchain Keystore.

So if you want to explore more features like this, kindly update your Galaxy phone to One UI 5.0. To know whether your device is compatible with getting One UI 5 or not, kindly click here.

Aastha is a Author of With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.


LTE Galaxy Watches Get Access to Latest Wear OS 4 and One UI 5 Watch Features




After introducing the One UI Watch 5 for the LTE variant of Galaxy watches to the Korean market, Samsung is now expanding it to more countries. It is worth noting that previously it was only available for Bluetooth models. With the latest update, Galaxy watches will get several new enhancements to their existing functionalities.

One UI Watch 5 enhances the user experience

One UI Watch 5 is the latest skin upgrade for the Galaxy watches. It brings several new enhancements and improvements in many internal functions, including watch faces and tiles, Samsung Health, Backup, and Restore. Additionally, it also brings some fresh features, like dict text with the home button, now that you can use multiple timers at once, and device care improvements.

Breaking: One UI 6 Beta Program Now Available for Galaxy S22 Owners

It is worth noticing that Samsung initially introduced the One UI 5 watch to the Galaxy Watch LTE variants, which are available in South Korea, but as we discussed in the earlier article about the possible reason, the company is now expanding the update to more countries. The company has rolled out the update to some more countries, including the US, India, and several European countries.

One UI 6.0 Beta Coming to Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 This Week

If you have any model of the Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch 5, you will get the new update through the new OTA. If you belong to any European country, you can identify the update R8**FXXU1BWH3 for the Galaxy Watch 4 and R9**FXXU1BWH3 for the Galaxy Watch 5. Meanwhile, these watches also received an update in the US on several carriers, including AT&T and Verizon.

One UI 5 Watch and Wear OS 4 Changelog

Watch faces and tiles
  • Add watch faces and tiles easily
    • A new vertical layout makes it easier to find the watch faces and tiles that are right for you.
  • Improve Buds controller tile
    • You can now turn 360 audio on and off from the Buds controller tile if your Buds support 360 audio.
  • Quick access to timers
    • You can start timers from the new Timer tile without opening the Timer app.
  • Set an album or story as your watch face
    • Instead of just one picture, you can now make your watch face cycle between pictures in an album or story that you select. Your watch face will change to a different picture each time you turn on the watch screen.
Samsung Health
  • Automatically record cycling workouts
    • Samsung Health can now detect when you start cycling and record your workout automatically. You can also set whether to automatically map your cycling routes.
  • Get heart rate guidance while running
    • Your watch can provide personalized heart rate zones while you run to help you manage your exercise intensity.
Backup and Restore
  • Keep your watch data safe
    • Files and data from your watch are periodically backed up to your phone when it’s connected to your watch. You can also save backups to Samsung Cloud. Your phone needs the latest version of the Smart Switch app to use this feature.
Control Your Phone
  • More call controls
    • You now have more control over calls without touching your phone. You can adjust the call volume, mute sound, and press buttons on the keypad, all from your watch.
Additional changes
  • Dictate text with Home button
    • Just press and hold the Home button any time you’re entering text with Samsung Keyboard to instantly switch to voice input.
  • Using multiple timers at once
    • You can now have up to 20 timers running at the same time to help keep track of all your tasks.
  • Share medical information in an emergency
    • A button to access your medical info will appear automatically when a hard fall is detected or when you press the Home button 5 times to start the Emergency SOS feature.
  • Device Care
    • Check the status of your watch’s battery, storage, and memory and immediately fix any problems to extend battery life and keep your watch running smoothly.
  • Control your watch without touch
    • Universal gestures let you control your watch without touching the screen or pressing a button. You can assign various actions to gestures such as shaking your wrist, making a fist, or pinching your fingers.
  • Organize app in folder
    • Create folders to keep your apps organized so you can find the apps you need quickly with less scrolling.

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Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra’s OS journey ends with One UI 5 with no chance for One UI 6




Whenever a new software update is about to come, every user starts to wonder whether their device will be able to experience its advancements and novelties or not. As for now, ever since Android 14’s Developer Preview was launched, everybody has started to look forward to One UI 6. Besides the latest ones, confusion is appearing for those who are a bit older and received the previous One UI 5.

As we have mentioned above, older Galaxy device users are eager to know their device’s eligibility status for One UI 6. Two of these older devices are the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. Informatively, the Galaxy Note 20 series was launched in the year 2020, with Android version 10. Both the devices of this series were promised to receive three years of OS updates, excluding the one they were launched with.

One UI 6.0 for Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra?

Notably, the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra device already received Android 13 and One UI 5. As they were launched with Android 10 and promised three OS updates, Android 13 was the final one for them. In simpler words, as these devices have already received all three OS updates, there is no way they will get the next one as they are out of eligibility. As One UI 6 will be based on Android 14, it also won’t reach them. 

To put it straight, the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra devices are meant to get neither the upcoming Android 14 nor Samsung’s 6th-gen One UI. However, they will still be receiving security patch updates till the pre-decided period. If you are a Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra user and you don’t want to replace it with a new device, you can resort to some temporary solutions, which you can find here in our previous article

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One UI 5.0

Samsung Galaxy A03s updates to Android 13 in the US




Samsung has updated almost all the devices with One UI 5.0, which is based on Android 13, and currently serving the new One UI 5.1 update for its eligible devices. But due to carrier restrictions, the Galaxy A03s is one of the devices receiving the Android 13 update now.

The One UI 5.0 update is available for the Carrier locked variant of Galaxy A03s. The update also includes a new security patch as of December 2022 security patch which is three-months-old patches which includes several patches which fix 93 security vulnerabilities; in which 67 patches are included by Google that fix all Android devices issues, while the rest are included by Samsung, which resolves the issues of own devices.

Users who own Galaxy A03s devices can identify the latest update by its firmware version number A037USQU3CWB6; as said earlier, the update comes with One UI 5.0, which means your device will get a lot of new features and improvements that enhance the user experience.

The Galaxy A03s is one of the most affordable devices of Samsung, it was launched back in 2021 and comes with Android 11, later the device received more updates and now getting an Android 13 update, as the device falls in the category of entry-level devices, so it may not be eligible for further Android updates; however, the device will get some security updates in the coming days.

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