What’s New in One UI 5.0 Beta – Complete Changelog Here!

One UI 5.0 beta went live earlier today. The much-awaited Android 13-centric One UI 5.0 is now available for the Galaxy S22 series in select markets. It is the first major upgrade for the Galaxy S22 series and many other Galaxy phones launched this year. If you’re a proud Galaxy S22 owner then you can join the beta program and upgrade your device to the new version.

Samsung kicks off the newer version of One UI with a slew of new useful features, enhancements, and updated security. Here you can check the complete changelog aka release notes (in English) from the Galaxy S22 opted One UI 5.0 beta program.

One UI 5.0 Changelog aka Release Notes

One UI 5 brings you more powerful personalization and makes it easier to get things done across your Galaxy devices.

  • Your Galaxy, your way
  • More options for your color palette
    • It’s easier to find the colors that are right for you. Choose from up to 16 color themes based on your wallpaper as well as preset color themes that aren’t related to your wallpaper.
  • Stack widgets on your Home screen
    • Combine several widgets of the same size into a single widget to save space on your Home screen. Just drag a widget onto the stack to add it, then swipe to switch between widgets.
  • Easily see who’s calling
    • Set a different call background for each contact so you easily see who’s calling with just a quick glance.
  • Get only the notifications you allow
    • When you use an app for the first time, you’ll be asked whether you want to receive notifications from it. Feel free to say no to apps that you don’t want to disturb you.
  • Easier access to app notification controls
    • Is an app sending you too many notifications? It’s easier than ever to block it with reorganized notification settings placing app notification controls at the top
  • Choose which types of notifications apps can send
    • You now have separate control over whether apps can show pop-up notifications, app icon badges, and notifications on the Lock screen. Allow all types, some, or none. It’s up to you.
  • Stay on top of reminders due today
    • The new Today category shows only reminders due today. You’ll also be reminded of reminders due today at the top of the main screen in the Reminder app.
  • Show and hide completed reminders
    • You can show or hide the completed reminders in any category. Show to see what you’ve already done, or hide to stay focused on things you still need to finish.
  • Choose the right view for your reminders
    • Choose the simple view to show more reminders on the screen at once or an expanded view that includes details such as the due date and repeating conditions.
  • Set a language for each app
    • Want to use some apps in one language and other apps in another? You can now choose which language will be used for each app in Settings.
  • Edit your Lock screen wallpaper collection
    • After selecting a group of images to use for your Lock screen wallpaper, you can easily add or remove images later.
  • Customize the spacebar row in Samsung Keyboard
    • You can choose which function keys and punctuation marks to show in the bottom row of the keyboard next to the spacebar.
  • Improved sound and vibration settings
    • Menus have been reorganized to make it easier to find the sound and vibration options you need. Set your ringtone and change the volume and vibration intensity, all in the same place.

Be more productive

  • Extract text from any image or screen
    • Extract text using Samsung Keyboard, Internet, Gallery, or whenever you take a screenshot. Paste the result into a message, email, or document instead of typing.
  • Get suggestions based on text in images
    • When text appears in an image in Gallery, Camera, or other apps, actions will be recommended based on the text. For example, if you take a picture of a sign with a phone number or web address on it, you can tap to call the number or visit the site.
  • Do more with your connected devices
    • The Connected devices menu has been added to Settings, making it quicker and easier to access features that work with other devices, like Quick Share, Smart View, and Samsung DeX.
  • Switch your view with a gesture
    • Switch from full screen to split screen view by swiping, inward with two fingers from the left side, right side, or bottom of the screen. Switch from full screen to pop-up view by swiping inward with one finger from either corner at the top of the screen. Gestures can be turned on or off in Settings.
  • Quickly open apps in split screen
    • Just drag an app from the Recents screen to the side of the screen where you want to open it.
  • Use several timers at once
    • You can now start a new timer in the Clock app even if another timer is still running.
  • More control over calendar event invitees
    • When you add an event to your Google calendar, you can choose whether invitees are allowed to see who else is invited to the event and also choose whether they can invite other people.
  • Enhanced taskbar in Samsung DeX
    • A search button has been added to make it easier to find apps you want to use, and you can right-click certain apps to quickly access tasks within the app. You can also customize which buttons and apps you want to appear on your taskbar.
  • Mini calendar in DeX
    • Clicking the date in your taskbar now opens a mini calendar, allowing you to quickly check upcoming events without opening the full Calendar app.
  • Better support for physical keyboards
    • Samsung Keyboard features such as emoji input and text correction are now available when you’re using a physical keyboard.
  • More powerful search in My Files
    • Choose whether to search all files or only files in the current folder. You can also choose between searching only file names or searching information inside of files, such as text in documents or location information in images. When your search is complete, you can sort the results by name, date, size, or file type.
  • Redesigned Digital Wellbeing
    • The Digital Wellbeing app has been redesigned to make it easier to access the features you need, like screen time reports and app timers. Bedtime mode and Focus modes have been moved to Bixby Routines.

Do more with Bixby Routines

  • Bedtime mode moved to Bixby Routines
    • You can now manage Bedtime mode in Bixby Routines instead of Clock. Bixby Routines lets you automate more actions when it’s time for bed, like turning on Do, not disturb or changing other settings on your phone.
  • Choose modes based on your activity
    • Choose a mode based on what you’re doing, such as exercising, studying, or working, then choose what you want your phone to do in each situation. For example, turn on Do not disturb when you’re studying or play music when you’re exercising.
  • Easier to discover preset routines
    • A simplified layout makes it easier to find routines that are useful for you in Bixby Routines.
  • Check running routines quickly
    • Routines that are currently running are now shown at the top of the Bixby Routines screen so you can understand what’s happening and make changes if necessary.
  • More actions and conditions for your routines
    • Automatically start routines when you use Airplane mode. Routines can now turn on the Assistant menu and adjust the left/right sound balance.

Express yourself

  • New emojis available for emoii pairs
    • In Samsung Keyboard, more than 80 additional emojis are available for creating an emoji pair. You can now combine emojis based on animals, food, and other objects in addition to facial expressions. Choose the perfect combination to get your feelings across.
  • New AR Emoji stickers
    • New stickers are available for download so you can always find the right sticker to express your emotions.
  • More default stickers for your AR Emoji
    • When you create a new AR Emoji, 15 stickers are created by default giving you even more ways to express yourself.
  • Transparent backgrounds for AR emoji stickers
    • Create stickers with transparent backgrounds so they fit better in your photos and social media posts.
  • Create videos with 2 emojis together
    • Use 2 different emojis to create fun videos you can share with friends, set as a call background, or show on your Lock screen. Various dances and poses are available as templates.
  • Use any picture as your emoji background
    • In Scene and Mask modes, you can choose any picture from Gallery to use as the background for your emoji.
  • Add stickers to your Google calendar
    • When you add an event to your Google calendar, you can now add stickers that make it easy to recognize the event at a glance. After adding a sticker to an event, the sticker will be visible in both calendar and agenda views
  • Create stickers from any picture
    • Create reusable stickers from any picture in your gallery Use the lasso tool to select the content of your sticker, then add decorations or outlines.
  • New stickers in Photo Editor
    • 60 new preloaded emoji stickers are available for decorating your pictures.
  • More ways to edit GIFs
    • You can trim and transform animated GIFs to make them the right sine or shape. You can also use the same editing features that are available for still images to decorate your GIF however you like
  • Rearrange expression buttons in Samsung Keyboard
    • Touch and hold the emoji, sticker and other buttons to rearrange them
  • Enter kamoji directly from Samsung Keyboard
    • Spice up your chats and texts with preset Japanese style facial expressions created using keyboard symbols. (A)

Pictures and videos

  • Get help with Pro mode
    • A help icon will appear in Pro and Pro video modes. Tap the icon to get tips and guidance for using the various lenses, options, and controls
  • Histogram in Pro mode
    • Use the histogram to check the brightness of each one to help you get the perfect exposure
  • Zoom more easily with one hand
    • The zoom bar has been condensed so you can Zoom in or out farther with a single swipe
  • Easily go back to Photo mode
    • When you use camera modes located in the More menu a Back button is now available to take you back to Photo mode at any time
  • Add watermarks to your pictures
    • Automatically add a watermark in the comer of each picture containing the date and time a picture was taken your phone’s model name or other custom information
  • Telephoto lens is now supported in Food mode
    • Take better close-up shots of food using the telephoto
  • All new look for Stories
    • Stories that are automatically created in your Gallery have been revamped with an immersive slideshow View Just tap or swipe to move between pictures and videos in your story
  • Choose filters more easily
    • The filter selection menu has been streamlined Camera, Photo Editor, and Video Editor Al fibers are available in one list, making it easier to find the perfect filter for your picture or video

Quicker Bixby when you need it most

  • Faster than ever
    • On device mode saves Bixby commands on your phone so they work fast and don’t require a data connection
  • Answer calls, alarms, and timers without Hi, Bixby
    • When you’ve got an incoming call or an alarm or timer rings, you can get help from Bixby without saying Hi Bixby. Just say Answer the phone or Tum off the alarm

Stay safe and secure

  • Check your phone’s security status at a glance
    • The new Security dashboard in Settings shows whether your phone has any security issues and helps you fix them quickly
  • Get help in an emergency
    • Quickly press the side key times to call emergency services even if your phone’s in your pocket or you went able to talk
  • Integrated emergency contact list
    • Create an emergency contact list that includes the people you want to contact in case of an emergency The same contact list can be used for emergency features on both your watch and your phone
  • Get a warning before you share personal information
    • The share panel will let you know when you attempt to share photos that contain sensitive information such as credit cards, ID cards, or passports, so you can reconsider whether you really want to share them.
  • Security and privacy Information for websites
    • An icon will appear in the address bar in Samsung Internet to show a site’s security status. Tap the icon to learn which information the website collects and tracks.

Accessible to everyone

  • More accessibility options in the quick panel
    • High contrast font color inversion, Color adjustment, and Color filters can be added to the quick panel for easier access.
  • Magnifier is easier to access
    • Turn on the Magnifier shortcut in Accessibility settings to get quick access to the Magnifier feature. Magnifies uses your phone’s camera to enlarge items in the real world so you can take a closer look or make them easier to read
  • More spoken assistance
    • Choose from various types of voice feedback to get help using your phone even if you can’t see the screen clearly. You can make your phone read out keyboard input so you can be sure you typed the correct lender, use Baby Vision to recognise nearby objects and tell you what they are, and turn on descriptions that explain what’s happening in a video (only for supported videos)
  • Improved support for braile displays
    • TakBack now provides native support for braile displays without the need to install extra apps
    • Your braille display will work with most features of your phone, including the initial setup process
    • English Spanish, Arabic, and Polish are supported
  • Easily edit your accessibility button
    • Tap and hold the Accessibility button to quickly change the features you can access using the button
  • New actions available for Corner actions
    • When you move your mouse to one of the comers of the screen, you can now click and hold, drag, drag and drop, go to the top of the screen, or go to the bottom

Additional changes

  • New layout for notifications
    • App icons are larger, making it easier to see which app sent the notification Text alignment has also been improved to make notifications easier to read.
  • Screen calls before you answer
    • Let calls be answered automatically to ask the reason for the call. If you can to don’t want to take you can tap or type a response that will be read aloud to the caller
  • Drag and drop bookmarks between folders
    • Keep your Samsung Internet bookmarks organised by dragging and dropping them between folders
  • Play sound on your PC with Link to Windows When using phone apps on your PC, you can choose whether to play sound from the app on your phone or on your PC using a button in the app title bar
  • Check your battery’s health
    • Battery health information has been added in Device care to help you check the status of your battery. If your battery’s health is declining, we’ll let you know so you can consider replacing
  • More options for RAM Plus
    • RAM Plus can now be turned off completely in Device care if you don’t need to don’t want it to use any storage space
  • Show app names in the Apps edge panel
    • Turn on Show app names to make app names appear below the app icons
  • Galaxy Themes Some downloaded themes may not be compatible with Android 13. If your theme compatible, your phone’s default theme will be used after upgrading

So, these are the new features coming to most Galaxy phones with Android 13-based One UI 5.0. If you live in the US, Germany, or South Korea and own the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, or S22 Ultra, then you can take a part in the beta program and taste the above-mentioned features on your phone.

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