Samsung Rolls Out Android 13-based One UI 5 Update for Galaxy S22 Series

Samsung Android 13-based One UI 5 Update for Galaxy S22 Series Overview

Samsung has hit another milestone when it comes to software updates by releasing a major new version of Android to the public much faster than it has ever before. The Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy S22 series started rolling out today and is expected to reach many markets around the globe before the end of October, bringing a lot of new features to millions of Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra owners.

One UI 5.0 is the latest version of Samsung’s skin on top of Android 13, and it brings a handful of new features. This includes “Privacy Detection” when sharing photos, a new Privacy and Security dashboard similar to the one Google built; a new lock screen with more customizable features; “Maintenance Mode,” which hides user data when a smartphone is sent in for repair; stackable widgets; and more.

Samsung Android 13-based One UI 5 Update Features

The main features of Android 13-based One UI 5 update

  • New System Animations and Dynamic Theming
  • Updated Widgets
  • Redesigned Quick Settings Panel
  • Improved System Apps
  • Customizable Share Menu
  • Privacy Improvements
  • Camera App Enhancements
  • One UI 5 Focuses on Usability Improvements
  • Tighter OneDrive and Samsung Gallery Integration

Android 13-based One UI 5 update

Samsung has offered Material You-style dynamic theming since One UI 4.1, where you could pick from three dynamic themes based on your wallpaper or a single stock theme that makes UI accent colors primarily blue. Options vary by wallpaper, but in One UI 5, you’ll see as many as 16 wallpaper-based dynamic options and 12 static themes in a range of colors, including four two-tone options. Plus, when you apply the theme to your app icons, it is applied to all apps that support themed icons, not just Samsung’s own.

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