In today’s world, our smartphones have become indispensable. They may be small, but
they are capable of holding our entire world within them. This is why Samsung
Electronics initially developed One UI in order to better connect innovative hardware
with intuitive and easy-to-use software that gives people greater control over their
Samsung is excited to be bringing their latest One UI offering, One UI 5, in the coming
weeks to the millions of Galaxy users around the world with new features that offer
everyone the freedom to choose their own mobile experience.
One UI 5 represents Samsung’s most personalized mobile experience yet, designed to
give people greater options for tailoring their devices exactly how they’d like — and this
begins with communication.
The new Bixby Text Call feature allows users to communicate in the manner that is
most convenient to them. With Bixby Text Call, you can answer phone calls simply by
typing a message. Samsung’s intelligent platform Bixby converts the text to audio and
shares it directly with the caller on the line on your behalf, and shows you what the
caller is saying by converting their voice to text. This feature is perfect for those
moments when you need to communicate but can’t necessarily be heard, such as when
on a busy train or at a noisy concert. With this feature, you can take your calls in any
environment without being disruptive or missing a beat.
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 the Routines, you can trigger a
sequence of actions on your device based on your activities, and with One UI 5’s
Modes, you can create customized settings for different parts of your life from sleeping
and relaxing to exercising and driving.
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 colour
scheme, Samsung has paid attention to the intricate details for a more engaging mobile
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.
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 exciting new options and the 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, to free up space on your Home screen and use it more
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 even more deeply personalized.
Samsung understands that there is no privacy without security, so in One UI 5, these
two settings have been brought together in one clear, easy-to-navigate dashboard,
making it easier than ever for you to keep your device protected and your sensitive
This new Security and privacy dashboard has been designed to be as simple as
possible to make it quick and easy to understand your device’s status. With one quick
glance, you can get a quick overview of your device’s security and find suggestions and
warnings depending on the status.
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.
Samsung has worked hard over the last few months to make sure One UI 5 provides
our best mobile experience yet, and in order to make sure these changes resonated
with real users, Samsung received feedback from the thousands of Galaxy users
participating in our One UI Beta program.
Subsequently, the feedback received during this process has shaped the upcoming One
UI 5 experience in more ways than one. From small details, such as smoother gestures
for a refined look and feel, to whole features, users informed the development journey.
Users noted that the Security Dashboard was a much-valued feature, setting the stage
for additional updates that give people greater control over their privacy, and feedback
also showed that the new Bixby Text Call feature was seen as incredibly useful for
answering calls in challenging environments. As a result, this feature is set to support
English early next year.
Stay tuned to learn more about One UI 5 and how you can make your mobile