In today’s world, our smartphones have become indispensable. They may be small, but they are able to contain all of our people inside them. That’s why Samsung Electronics originally developed One UI to better connect innovative hardware with intuitive, easy-to-use software that gives people greater control over their mobile devices.
In the coming weeks, Samsung is excited to bring its latest One UI offering, One UI 5, to millions of Galaxy users around the world with new features that give everyone the freedom to choose their own mobile experience.
Read on for a closer look at what to expect from One UI 5.
Use your phone your way
One UI 5 represents Samsung’s most personalized mobile experience yet, designed to give people more options to customize their devices exactly how they want. — and it starts with communication.
The new Bixby text call1 allows users to communicate in the way that best suits them. With Bixby Text Call, you can answer phone calls just by typing a message. Samsung’s smart platform, Bixby, converts text to audio and shares it directly with the caller on the line on your behalf, and shows you what the caller is saying by converting their voice to text. This feature is perfect for times when you need to communicate but can’t necessarily be heard, like on a crowded train or at a loud concert. With this feature, you can take your calls in any environment without being disruptive or missing a beat.
Match your phone to your lifestyle
What you need from your device can change throughout the day. The features you use for your morning routine to get up and active might not be the same ones that keep you focused during the workday. With Routines, you can trigger a sequence of actions on your device based on your activities, and with One UI 5 Modes, you can create custom settings for different parts of your life, from sleeping and relaxing to playing. exercise and driving.
For example, while you’re exercising, your priority might be to turn off notifications so you can stay in the zone and listen to music. Alternatively, when it’s time for bed, turning off sounds and turning on dark mode can help you relax.
One UI 5 also offers a new look that makes the user experience more welcoming and seamless. From bolder and simpler app icons to a simplified color scheme, Samsung has paid attention to intricate details for a more engaging mobile experience.
Samsung has also refined notifications in One UI 5 to be more intuitive, making them easy to read at a glance and offering more defined answer and decline buttons when receiving a call through the phone. redesigned pop-up call display.
Beyond the overall design aspects, personalization and the ability to express oneself is also a key part of everyone’s mobile experience. In order to move to the next level, One UI 5 now supports simple and diverse customization right in the lock screen. With just a few clicks, you can trim a video to turn your most memorable moments into a moving tribute on your phone. You can make this lock screen even more personalized by changing the wallpaper, clock style, and notification pop-ups all from one screen.
A mobile experience built around you
Besides giving you options to customize the look of your device, One UI 5 also offers new features that help you do things more efficiently. For example, One UI 5’s widgets come with some cool new options and the ability to keep your home screen neat and tidy with new stacked widgets. This new feature lets you drag and drop widgets on top of each other and swipe left or right to quickly and easily scroll through each one to free up space on your screen. home and use it more effectively.
To help further streamline mobile tasks and activities, One UI 5 also comes with new smart suggestions for widgets. Based on your usage patterns and the context of your mobile activity, smart suggestions automatically suggest apps and actions that make the mobile experience even more personalized.
You can easily extract text from images and paste it into a note. Whether it’s quickly capturing event details from a poster you want to send to a friend or easily saving a phone number from a business card, One UI 5 makes it easy more productivity than ever with intelligent text extraction.
Additionally, you can also control all devices connected to your smartphone in the new Connected Devices menu, where you can access all the features that work with other devices such as Quick Share, Smart View, and Samsung DeX. You also now have easy access to the Auto switch Buds menu, which allows you to automatically switch your Buds between devices for more seamless cross-device operation.
Convenient security and peace of mind
Samsung understands that there is no privacy without security, so in One UI 5 these two settings have been brought together in one clear and easy-to-navigate dashboard, making it easier than ever to protect your device. and your sensitive information. private.
This new security and privacy dashboard has been designed to be as simple as possible to quickly and easily understand the status of your device. With just a glance, you can get a quick overview of your device’s security and find suggestions and warnings based on the status.
To make sure your private information stays private, One UI 5 also offers a new notification on the sharing panel2 which alerts you if you are about to unwittingly share a photo containing potentially sensitive information such as an image of your credit or debit card, driver’s license, social security card or passport.
Designed for Galaxy users, by Galaxy users
Samsung has worked hard over the past few months to ensure One UI 5 delivers our best mobile experience yet, and to ensure these changes resonate with real users, Samsung has received feedback from thousands of Galaxy users participating in our One UI Beta program.
The One UI Beta program ensures that Samsung delivers mobile experiences that truly meet the needs of Galaxy users. Through this program, attendees can quickly access the interface and share their feedback to help create the best possible experience. This year, Samsung opened its Open Beta program for One UI 5 earlier than ever to ensure everyone has access to the exciting new user interface as soon as possible.
Subsequently, the feedback received during this process shaped the upcoming One UI 5 experience in more ways than one. From small details, such as smoother gestures for a refined look and feel, to comprehensive functionality, users have informed the development journey. Users noted that the Security Dashboard was a much-loved feature, paving the way for additional updates that give people more control over their privacy, and feedback also showed that the new Bixby Text feature Call was considered incredibly useful for answering calls in harsh environments. . As a result, this feature should support English early next year.
Stay tuned for more on One UI 5 and how you can make your mobile experience exactly the way it should be. — only yours.
1 Bixby Text Call is now available in Korean with One UI 4.1.1, and the English version is expected in early 2023 via a One UI software update.
2 The enhanced photo sharing feature is only available when the system language is set to English (US) or Korean. In the case of ID, availability may vary by language.