THE Samsung detailed the news of One UI 5 this Friday (14th). The update will guarantee other news to users, such as modes, which help to define the smartphone’s operation for specific activities. The new version of the interface will also bring more adjustments to customize Samsung phones.
The modes of One UI 5, which will be based on Android 13, follow the focus modes revealed by Apple in the iOS 15. With the novelty, users can create profiles for routines. Thus, the cell phone limits notifications, restricts the use of apps and the like by enabling one of the options created by users.
The feature is useful to be used at specific times. This is the case at work: when creating a profile for this activity, the cell phone only displays e-mail, calendar and similar notifications. In addition, you can also choose the contacts who can get in touch with you during working hours.
Samsung also reinforced the One UI 5 notifications. According to the manufacturer, the alerts were more intuitive, to facilitate the understanding of the warnings. Part of this improvement revolves around app icons or contact photos, which have become larger and remain positioned on the left side.
One UI 5 gains options to customize the interface
Unlike Apple, Samsung has always offered options to customize the interface of its cell phones. But One UI 5 will take this feature to a whole new level, thanks to new options to customize the lock screen. So users can assemble it as they wish.
The list of options is vast. Starting with the clock, users have more options to view the time in their own style. The lock screen will also have the support of wallpaper with photos and even videos, but unfortunately it will not have widgets like in iOS 16.
Speaking of widgets, there are news. On the home screen, users will be able to create sets, to display more than one information in the same place. So, just drag the block to the sides to access the time, weather forecast and calendars, for example, without taking up much panel space.
Another similarity with the iPhone is the recognition of text in images. That is, just open a photo on your cell phone and select the registered content. Then, just copy what is written and paste it into a conversation, message, post on social networks and the like.
Security and privacy in one place
Another change is found in the operating system settings. In One UI 5, security and privacy tweaks will be brought together in one place. “This new security and privacy dashboard is designed to be as simple as possible to make it quick and easy to understand the status of your device,” they said.
The brand’s cell phone settings will also gain a menu to control connected devices. Thus, it will be possible to adjust the use of headphones with other gadgets and the integration of the smartphone with other Samsung products. The menu will still have options for Galaxy Wearable, SmartThings and Android Auto.
“To ensure your private information remains private, One UI 5 also introduces a new Share Panel notification that warns you if you are about to unintentionally share a photo that contains potentially sensitive information,” they announced.
The feature, however, will only work when the system language is set to Korean or US English.
Bixby converts text to audio for voice calls
O bixby Text Call is another novelty. The feature allows users to place calls while typing messages. Thus, the virtual assistant converts the content into audio so that the person on the other end of the call does not stop talking to you at any time.
“This feature is perfect for those times when you need to communicate but can’t necessarily be heard, like on a busy train or at a loud concert,” they explained. “With this feature, you can answer your calls in any environment without getting in the way or missing a beat.”
The big thing is that the function will not work for Brazilians at first. In a footnote, Samsung stated that Bixby Text Call is now available in One UI 4.1.1 in Korean. “The English version is planned for early 2023 through a One UI software update“, they stated.
Update will arrive in October for the Galaxy S22
In today’s statement, Samsung did not say when One UI 5 will be released to everyone. But the manufacturer itself has already given a preview: on Wednesday (12), during SDC 2022, The manufacturer stated that it is “working hard” to bring the update to users in October.. That is, One UI 5 is expected to start being released in the coming weeks.
Samsung also announced which phones will be the first to receive the update. The list will be headed by Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultrathe most advanced models of the 2022 brand. The successor to One UI 4 is expected to be released to other advanced models, such as the Galaxy S21 and the folding ones, next.
Despite the announcement, this does not necessarily mean that the update will arrive in Brazil in October.