This update marks a significant shift in Samsung's approach to user experience, with changes inspired by feedback from users and collaboration with Google. Here's a comprehensive rundown of what's new:
One UI: The highlight of this update is the introduction of One UI, a complete redesign of Samsung's interface. It's designed to keep you focused on your tasks, with interactive elements moved to the bottom of the screen for easy reach. It also introduces a new Night mode to reduce eye strain.
Notifications: The notification panel is now more interactive. You can reply to messages directly from the panel, and image thumbnails are included in message notifications. You also have more control over app notifications.
Samsung Keyboard: The keyboard gets a refresh with new Unicode 11.0 emojis, an adaptive theme that changes based on the colors of the surrounding app, and a floating keyboard with new size and transparency settings. You can also set a custom touch and hold delay.
Device Care: The former Device maintenance feature has been streamlined and integrated into power saving modes. The Edge panel for device maintenance has been discontinued.
Always On Display: New clock styles and a calendar option have been added. Charging information is now displayed, and you can set the display to show for 30 seconds when you tap the screen.
Settings: Menus have been reorganized to make settings easier to find.
Samsung DeX: Continue using your phone while DeX is being displayed on a monitor or TV. Use Samsung DeX with supported HDMI adapters. No need for a DeX Station.
Bixby: Bixby is all new, with a range of improvements and new features. Swipe left from the main Bixby screen to explore the latest features and supported apps. You can control the Bixby key in settings to decide what happens when you press or double press.
Phone: You can now sort your call history by incoming and outgoing calls. Your call history can include up to 2000 entries (increased from 500 entries).
Contacts: The new drawer menu makes it easier to manage contacts from various accounts.
Camera: The new Scene optimizer automatically enhances the camera's color settings to fit the scene.
Gallery: Photo Editor Pro's editing tools have been added to Gallery, so you can make all your edits and touchups without leaving the app.
My Files: The new storage analysis tool has been added to help you monitor your storage usage and save space. You can now show or hide items on the My Files Home screen.
Samsung Health: Your daily step count will be shown in the notification panel. To hide it, press and hold the notification, then turn off Current steps.
Other improvements and changes: Turn on the screen automatically whenever you pick up your phone using the Lift to wake feature.Access Kids Home on the quick panel. Call stickers has been discontinued. HEIF images are now supported.
The update is available through these links: