Breaking: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 starts receiving first One UI 3.0 public beta in the US

Just a few days ago, Samsung announced the One UI 3.0 developer beta program for the Galaxy Note 20 lineup in the US, India, and Germany. Now the company has started rolling out the first public beta of One UI 3.0 in the US. Yup, a slew of users had reportedly receiving the update on social media. Here’s everything you need to know about Samsung Galaxy Note 20 One UI 3.0 beta update.

Recent tweets from Samsung Care Ambassadors (@SamsungRydah and @SamsungGaryB82) confirmed that the Galaxy Note 20 series phones are start getting Samsung’s newest custom skin – One UI 3.0 alongside the Android 11. It’s the first public beta obviously, as for now, the OTA is seeding in the US. Hopefully, it will soon be available in India and Germany.

This particular build knocks up the build number to N986U1UEU1ZTJG and weighs approx. 2GB of download size. If you want to get access to the newest update, then you just need to join the One UI beta program from Samsung Members app. The newer build will bring a slew of new features to your Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra device.

The One UI 3.0 comes with an overhauled Notification panel and long press menu for apps, new Volume controls layout, intuitive lock screen and Bixby Routines, a flurry of customizations to AOD, and much more. It also has all the basic features of Android 11. This build comes with the October 2020 monthly security patch.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 One UI 3.0 Beta Update
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Here’s the complete changelog of One UI 3.0 beta update for Samsung Galaxy Note 20:

Home screen and Lock screen

  • Add widgets by touching and holding an app icon on the Home screen.
  • Turn off the screen by double tapping on an empty space on the Home or Lock screen. (Set it up in Settings > Advanced features > Motions and gestures.)
  • On the Lock screen, tap the clock area to see widgets like calendar, weather, and music.
  • New image categories have been added to Dynamic Lock screen, and you can select up to 5 categories at once.
  • Get an interactive preview when setting a wallpaper.
  • We’ve made it easier to edit the Always on Display and Lock screen.

Calls and chats

  • See conversations separately in the notification panel. Works with Messages and your favorite chat apps.
  • Add a call background to see a picture or video when you make or receive a call.

Pictures and videos

  • Take pictures quicker with improved auto focus and auto exposure.
  • View, edit, and share pictures and videos more easily from Gallery.
  • Find pictures and videos quicker with new search features and categories and Gallery.
  • Revert edited pictures to their original versions at any time, even after they’re saved, so you never lose a shot.

Settings

  • Settings has a new simpler look and feel. Your Samsung account is shown at the top, and Home screen settings are now easier to access.
  • Find the settings you need more easily with new Search features. You’ll get better results for synonyms and common misspellings, and you can tap on tags to see groups of related settings.
  • Quick settings buttons have been reduced to provide only the most commonly used features. You can also add buttons to create your own customized quick panel.

Samsung Keyboard

  • Increased the number of input languages to 370.
  • Made it easier to paste copied images and verification codes from text messages.
  • Added emoji and sticker suggestions when you enter a text-based emoticon.
  • Improved the keyboard layout to provide a larger space bar when entering web and email addresses.
  • Reorganized Keyboard settings so it’s easier to access frequently used settings.

Productivity

Maintain a healthy balance between work and life by minimizing repetitive and complicated tasks and handling them efficiently.

  • Bixby Routines has even more controls to help you automate your life, including a setting to return everything to the way it was before the routine ran.
  • New routines will be recommended based on your daily life and control your routines.
  • In Internet, you can hide the status and navigation bars for a more immersive experience and quickly translate webpages.
  • You’ll be prompted to block websites that send too many pop-ups or notifications.
  • You can browse and select cloud drive files from the file selection screen in My Files.
  • You can now delete cache files in My Files to easily free up storage space.
  • Events with the same start time are displayed together in the month and list views in Calendar.

Easy media and device control

Media and device control is easier with the improved media panel in notifications. You can see recently used media apps and quickly change the playback device. You can also quick-launch Android Auto by selecting it from the Connections menu in Settings.

Identify and improve your digital habits

Improved Digital Wellbeing features make it easy to check how you’re using your phone or tablet and help you form good digital habits. Check your usage while driving or see weekly changes in your screen time by function at a glance through upgraded weekly reports. You can also use Digital Wellbeing with separate personal and work profiles.

Accessibility for everyone

One UI 3 recommends useful accessibility features for you based on your usage. The improved Accessibility shortcut makes accessibility features easier to start and use. You can use the Speak keyboard input aloud feature to get voice feedback of your typing even when Talkback is turned off.

Stronger privacy protection

You can now let an app access to your microphone, camera, or location just one time. Any permissions that an app hasn’t used in a while will be automatically revoked. You can no longer give apps permission to always see your location when they’re not in use, you need to go to the location permission page for the app in Settings.

Additional improvements

  • In Clock, you can hear the time and preset name of the alarm read aloud when an alarm rings.
  • Easily remove duplicate contacts stored in the same account in Contacts. The storage period for deleted contacts has been extended from 15 days to 30 days.
  • You can view and edit the entire list of linked contacts in the integrated editing screen in Contacts.
  • Added Trash in Messages so that recently deleted messages are stored for 30 days.
  • Added Do not disturb for games so that you can focus on playing, as well as other improvements for enhanced performance.

So, this is the changelog of Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra One UI 3.0 beta update. You can also leave a feedback regarding the first beta of One UI 3.0 on the Mega thread created on Samsung’s Community forum.

Also, here you can check the full changelog image.

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