One UI 5 Gets Personal: Bringing You More Ways to Create Your Own Mobile Experiences
In today’s world, smartphones have become indispensable, providing access to our digital lives at the fingertips. This is why Samsung Electronics initially developed One UI: to better connect innovative hardware with intuitive and easy-to-use software that gives people greater control over their mobile devices.
Now available in Canada, Samsung is excited to share details around the latest One UI offering, with new features that offer Galaxy users the freedom to choose their own mobile experience. Read on for a closer look at what to expect from One UI 5.
Match Your Phone to Your Lifestyle
What you need from your device can change throughout the day. The features you utilize for your morning routine to get you up and active might not be the same as what keeps you focused during the working day. With One UI 5’s Routines, you can trigger a sequence of actions on your device based on your activities, and with Modes, you can create customized settings for different parts of your life from sleeping and relaxing to exercising and driving.
For example, while you’re exercising, your priority might be to mute notifications in order to stay in the zone and play music. Alternatively, when it’s time for bed, turning off sounds and turning on Dark mode can help you wind down.
One UI 5 also offers a fresh, new look and feel that makes the user experience more welcoming and seamless. From bolder, simpler app icons to a streamlined color scheme, Samsung has paid attention to intricate details for a more engaging mobile experience.
Samsung also refined the notifications in One UI 5 to be more intuitive, making them effortless to read at a glance, as well as offering more defined answer and decline buttons when receiving a call through the redesigned pop-up call display.
Beyond overall design aspects, personalization and the ability to express oneself are also a key part of the mobile experience. In order to take this to the next level, One UI 5 now supports easy and diverse customization directly within the lock screen. With just a few taps, you can trim a video to transform your most memorable moments into a moving tribute on your phone. You can also make your lock screen feel more personal by changing your wallpaper, clock style, and choosing which notifications pop-up– – all from one screen.
A Mobile Experience Built Around You
In addition to providing you with options to curate a customized look and feel for your device, One UI 5 also offers new features that help you get things done more efficiently. For example, widgets in One UI 5 come with the exciting ability to keep your Home screen neat and tidy with new Stacked widgets. This new feature lets you drag and drop widgets on top of each other and swipe left or right to quickly and easily scroll through each one on order to free up space on your Home screen and use it more efficiently.
In order to help further streamline mobile tasks and activities, One UI 5 also comes with new Smart suggestions for widgets. Based on your usage patterns and the context of your mobile activity, Smart suggestions automatically suggest apps and actions that make the mobile experience more deeply personalized.
In addition, you can easily extract text from images and paste it into a note. Whether it’s quickly capturing event details from a poster you want to send to a friend, or easily saving a phone number from a business card, One UI 5 makes it easier to be productive with smart text extraction.
Furthermore, with One UI 5, you can control all the devices connected to your smartphone in the new Connected devices menu, where you’ll be able to access all features that work with other devices such as Quick Share, Smart View and Samsung DeX. You also now get easy access to the Auto switch Buds menu, which lets you automatically switch your Buds from one device to another for more seamless inter-device operation.
Convenient Security and Peace of Mind
Samsung understands that there is no privacy without security. So, in One UI 5, privacy and security settings have been brought together in one clear, easy-to-navigate dashboard, making it easier for you to keep your device protected and your sensitive information private.
This new Security and privacy dashboard has been designed to make understanding your device’s status as simple as possible. With one glance, you can get a quick overview of your device’s security details, together with suggestions and warnings to enhance security.
To make sure your private information stays private, One UI 5 also features a new notification on the Share Panel that warns you if you’re about to unwittingly share a photo that contains potentially sensitive information such as an image of your credit or debit card, driver’s license, Social Security card or passport.
 Enhanced photo share feature is available only when system language is set in English (US) or Korean. In the case of ID, availability may vary depending on language.
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