Android 14 based One UI 6.0 update goes live for Galaxy A05

Samsung Galaxy A05 is the company’s newest entry-level A-series smartphone, it was launched last October with the Android 13 operating system. Today, the company has started rolling out the anticipated Android 14 based One UI 6.0 update to the affordable smartphone. Read on to learn all about the Galaxy A05 Android 14 update.

Samsung is pushing the new software to the affordable smartphone with the A055FXXU2BWL6 firmware version. It is currently rolling out in Thailand and Vietnam, it will also be available in other regions in the coming days. The update landed on the Galaxy A05 with December 2023 monthly security patch.

Talking about the features and changes, then the Galaxy A05 One UI 6.0 update comes with redesigned Quick Settings, more customization controls on the lock screen, a new One UI Sans font, new emojis, a new media player, separate battery settings, and many more.

Here’s the complete list of changes mentioned in the Galaxy A05 Android 14 update release notes.

  • Quick panel
    • New button layout: The quick panel has a new layout that makes it easier to access the features you use most. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth now have their own dedicated buttons at the top of the screen, while visual features, like Dark mode and Eye comfort shield have been moved to the bottom. Other quick settings buttons appear in a customizable area in the middle.
    • Instantly access the full quick panel: By default, a compact quick panel with notifications appears when you swipe down from the top of the screen. Swiping down again hides notifications and shows the expanded quick panel. If you turn on Quick settings instant access, you can view the expanded quick panel by swiping just once from the right side of the top of the screen. Swiping down from the left side shows notifications.
    • Quickly access brightness control: The brightness control bar now appears by default in the compact quick panel when you swipe down once from the top of the screen for quicker and easier brightness adjustments.
    • Improved album art display: While playing music or videos, album art will cover the entire media controller in the notification panel if the app playing the music or video provides album art.
    • Enhanced layout for notifications: Each notification now appears as a separate card, making it easier to recognize individual notifications.
    • More vivid notification icons: You can use the same full-color icons that are used for each app on the Home and Apps screens. You can turn this on in Settings.
    • Sort notifications by time: You can now change your notification settings to sort by time instead of priority so your newest notifications are always on top.
  • Lock Screen
    • Reposition your clock: You now have more freedom to move your clock to the position of your choice on the Lock screen.
  • Home Screen
    • Simplified icon labels: App icon labels are now limited to a single line for a cleaner and simpler look. “Galaxy” and “Samsung” have been removed from some app names to make them shorter and easier to scan.
    • Drag and drop with 2 hands: Start dragging app icons or widgets on your Home screen with one hand, then use your other hand to navigate to the screen where you want to drop them.
  • Multitasking
    • Keep pop-up windows open: Instead of minimizing pop-up windows when you go to the Recents screen, pop-ups will now remain open after you leave the Recents screen so you can continue what you were working on.
  • Samsung Keyboard
    • New emoji design: Emojis that appear in your messages, social media posts, and elsewhere on your phone have been updated with a fresh new design.
  • Contact Sharing
    • Picture previews: When you share pictures from any app, preview images will appear at the top of the Share panel to give you one more chance to review the pictures before sharing them.
  • Weather
    • New Weather widget: The Weather insights widget provides more information about your local weather conditions. You can see when severe thunderstorms, snow, rain, and other events are on the forecast.
    • More information in Weather app: Information about snowfall, moon phases and times, atmospheric pressure, visibility distance, dew point, and wind direction is now available in the Weather app.
    • Interactive map view: Swipe to move around the map and tap a location to view the local weather conditions. The map can help you find weather information even if you don’t know the name of the city.
    • Enhanced illustrations: Illustrations in the Weather widget and app have been enhanced to provide better information about the current weather conditions. Background colors also change depending on the time of the day.
  • Gallery
      • Drag and drop with 2 hands: Touch and hold pictures and videos with one hand, then use your other hand to navigate to the album where you want to drop them.
        • Enhanced story view: While viewing a story, a thumbnail view appears when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen. In thumbnail view, you can add or remove pictures and videos from your story.
      • Photo Editor
        • Enhanced layout: The new Tools menu makes it easier to find the editing features you need. Straighten and Perspective options have been combined in the Transform menu.
        • Adjust decorations after saving: You can now make changes to drawings, stickers, and text that you’ve added to a photo even after saving.
        • Undo and redo: Don’t worry about making mistakes. You can now easily undo or redo transformations, filters, and tones.
        • Draw on custom stickers: When creating custom stickers, you can now use the drawing tools to make your stickers even more personal and unique.
        • New text backgrounds and styles: When adding text to a photo, you can choose from several new backgrounds and styles to help you get the perfect look.
      • Video Player
        • Enhanced layout: Video player controls are now easier than ever. Buttons with similar functions have been grouped together, and the Play button has been moved to the center of the screen.
        • Samsung Health
          • New look for the Home screen: The Samsung Health Home screen has been completely revamped. More information is shown, while bold fonts and colors make it easier to see the information you need most. Your latest exercise result is shown at the top of the screen, and more feedback is provided about your sleep score as well as your daily goals for steps, activity, water, and food.
          • Custom water cup sizes: You can now customize the size of cups in the Samsung Health Water tracker to match the size of the cup you usually drink from.
        • Calendar
          • Your schedule at a glance: The new schedule view provides your upcoming events, tasks, and reminders all together in chronological order.
          • View your reminders in Calendar: You can now view and add reminders in the Calendar app without opening the Reminder app.
          • Move events with 2 hands: In Day or Week view, touch and hold the event you want to move with one hand, then use your other hand to navigate to the day where you want to move it.
        • Reminder
          • Refined reminder list view: The main list view has been redesigned. You can manage categories at the top of the screen. Below the categories, your reminders will be shown organized by date. The layout for reminders containing images and web links has also been enhanced.
          • New reminder categories: The Place category contains reminders that alert you when you’re in a specific place, and the No alert category contains reminders that don’t provide any alerts.
          • More options for creating reminders: When sharing content to the Reminder app, you’ll get full editing options before your reminder is created. You can also take pictures using the camera when creating a reminder.
          • Create all-day reminders: You can now create reminders for an entire day and customize the time you want to be alerted about them.
        • Samsung Internet
          • Play videos in the background: Keep playing video sound even if you leave the current tab or leave the Internet app.
          • Move bookmarks and tabs with 2 hands: Touch and hold the bookmark or tab you want to move with one hand, then use your other hand to navigate to the bookmark folder or tab group where you want to move it.
        • Smart Select
          • Resize and extract text from pinned content: When you pin an image to the screen, you can now resize it or extract text from it.
          • Magnified view: When selecting an area of the screen, a magnified view will appear so you can start and end your selection at the perfect spot.
        • Modes and Routines
          • Change the appearance of your Lock screen: Set up different Lock screens with their own wallpaper and clock style for when you’re driving, working, exercising, and more. Try a dark wallpaper for Sleep mode or a calming wallpaper for Relax mode. When you edit the Lock screen for a mode, you’ll see that wallpaper whenever that mode is turned on.
          • New conditions: You can now start a routine when an app is playing media.
          • New actions: Your routines can now do more than ever before, such as changing your Samsung Keyboard settings.
        • Finder
          • Quick actions for apps: When an app appears in your search results, you can touch and hold the app to get quick access to actions you can perform using the app. For example, if you search for the Calendar app, buttons for adding an event or searching your calendar will appear. App actions will also appear in search results on their own if you search for the name of the action instead of the app.
        • My Files
          • Free up storage space: Recommendation cards will appear to help you free up storage space. My Files will recommend deleting unnecessary files, give you tips for setting up cloud storage, and also let you know which apps on your phone are using the most storage space.
          • Integrated Trash with Gallery and Voice Recorder: My Files, Gallery, and Voice Recorder Trash features have been combined into one. When you open the Trash in My Files, you’ll be able to see files, pictures, videos, and voice recordings you’ve deleted all together, along with options for restoring or permanently deleting.
          • Copy files with 2 hands: Touch and hold the file you want to copy with one hand, then use your other hand to navigate to the folder where you want to copy it.
        • Settings
          • Smarter Airplane mode:If you turn on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth while Airplane mode is on, your phone will remember. The next time you use Airplane mode, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth will remain on instead of turning off.
          • Easier access to battery settings: Battery settings now have their own top-level settings menu so you can easily check your battery usage and manage battery settings.
          • Block security threats: Get an extra level of protection for your apps and data. Auto Blocker prevents unknown apps from being installed, checks for malware, and blocks malicious commands from being sent to your phone using a USB cable
        • Accessibility
          • Vision enhancements easier to find: The Spoken assistance and Visibility enhancements menus have been combined into one Vision enhancements menu for quicker, simpler access.
          • New magnification options: Customize how your magnification window appears. You can choose full screen, partial screen, or allow switching between the two.
          • Customize cursor thickness: You can now increase the thickness of the cursor that appears while editing text so that it’s easier to see.
          • Learn more about accessibility: A link to the Samsung Accessibility web page has been added to Accessibility settings so you can learn more about accessibility features and our efforts to make our products accessible to everyone.
        • Digital Wellbeing
          • Enhanced layout: The main screen of Digital Wellbeing has been redesigned, making it easier to find the information you need.
          • More content in your weekly report: Your weekly usage report now lets you know about unusual usage patterns, your peak usage times, and how you balance your screen time.

        Now if you own the Galaxy A05, you will receive the over-the-air update notification on your device once the update is available for you. You can always manually check for new updates by navigating to Settings > About device > Software update > Download and install.

        Once you receive the update, make sure to take backup of your data and charge your device to at least 50% before installing the update.

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