This update includes improvements to functions as listed below.
The exact changes may differ depending on your device model, country, and service provider.
To get the best from your device, please keep your device up to date and regularly check for software updates.

Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (SM-G988U)


Build Number : G988USQU3GVK1
Android version : T(Android 13)
Release Date : 2022-11-22
Security patch level : 2022-11-01
One UI 5 Upgrade (Android 13)

One UI 5 brings you more powerful personalization and makes it easier to get things done across your Galaxy devices.



Visual design

New app icons and illustrations
Icon symbols are larger for a bolder look that's easier to scan. Subtle background gradients and improved contrast give a fresher, more natural feel. New help illustrations have been created to give a consistent look to all apps.

Smoother than ever before
New animations and transition effects make switching between screens feel more natural. Animations and other visual feedback appear instantly when you touch the screen, making interactions more intuitive. Scrolling speed has also been enhanced to make scrolling feel smoother throughout One UI.

Enhanced blur effects and colors
Background blur effects on the quick panel, Home screen, and throughout One UI have been improved with brighter colors for a clearer and more consistent experience. Simplified app color schemes help you avoid distractions and focus on your current task.



Customization

Customize your Lock screen
Just touch and hold the Lock screen to edit. What could be simpler? Customize your wallpaper, clock style, notification settings, and more, with live preview, all in one place.

More wallpaper choices
Wallpaper settings have been redesigned making it easier to find the perfect wallpaper for your Home and Lock screens. There are more images, videos, colors, and filters to choose from than ever before.

More options for your color palette
It's easier to find the colors that are right for you. Choose from up to 16 color themes based on your wallpaper as well as preset color themes that are designed to look great.

Easily see who’s calling
Set a different call background for each contact so you easily see who's calling with just a quick glance.



Modes and routines

Choose modes based on your activity
Choose a mode based on what you're doing, such as exercising, working, or relaxing, then choose what you want your phone to do in each situation. For example, turn on Do not disturb when you're relaxing or play music when you're driving.

Bedtime mode is now Sleep mode
Sleep mode lets you automate more actions when it's time for bed, like turning on Dark mode and changing the sound mode.

Easier to discover preset routines
A simplified layout makes it easier to find routines that are useful for you.

Check running routines quickly
Routines that are currently running are now shown at the top of the Routines screen so you can understand what's happening and make changes if necessary.

More actions and conditions for your routines
Automatically start routines when you use Airplane mode or Mobile Hotspot. Routines can now open app pairs and adjust the left/right sound balance.



Home screen widgets

Stack widgets on your Home screen
Combine several widgets of the same size into a single widget to save space on your Home screen. Just drag a widget onto another widget to create a stack, then swipe to switch between widgets. You can add more widgets to your stack at any time by dragging and dropping.

Get suggestions on your Home screen
The new Smart suggestions widget knows what you need before you do. It suggests apps to use, people to call, and other useful tips. Suggestions are based on your usage patterns.



Multitasking

Switch your view with a gesture
Switch from full screen to split screen view by swiping upward with two fingers from the bottom of the screen. Switch from full screen to pop-up view by swiping inward with one finger from either corner at the top of the screen. Gestures can be turned on or off in Settings Labs.

Quickly open apps in split screen
Just drag an app from the Recents screen to the side of the screen where you want to open it.



Connected devices

Do more with your connected devices
The Connected devices menu has been added to Settings, making it quicker and easier to access features that work with other devices, like Quick Share, Smart View, and Samsung DeX.

Hide notifications on your TV
When viewing content from your phone on your TV with Smart View, you can choose to hide notifications on your TV to prevent others from seeing your personal information.

Play sound from your phone on any Chromecast device
Available Chromecast devices will appear when you tap Media output in the quick panel on your phone. Just tap the device where you want to play music or other audio content.



Camera and Gallery

Zoom more easily with one hand
The zoom bar has been condensed so you can zoom in or out farther with a single swipe.

Get help with Pro mode
A help icon will appear in Pro and Pro video modes. Tap the icon to get tips and guidance for using the various lenses, options, and controls.

Histogram in Pro mode
Use the histogram to check the brightness of each tone to help you get the perfect exposure.

Add watermarks to your pictures
Automatically add a watermark to each picture containing the date and time a picture was taken, your phone's model name, or other custom information.

Telephoto lens is now supported in Food mode
Take better close-up shots of food using the telephoto lens.

Revamped Single take
Single take mode has been simplified and streamlined. Fewer options and shorter recording times make it faster and easier to get great shots.

Choose filters more easily
The filter selection menu has been streamlined in Camera, Photo Editor, and Video Editor. All filters are available in one list, making it easier to find the perfect filter for your picture or video.

Customize albums in Gallery
Choose which albums appear by default and hide less frequently used albums to keep the clutter down. You can also merge albums that have the same name and create albums that automatically update to include pictures of people you select.

All-new look for Stories
Stories that are automatically created in your Gallery have been revamped with an interactive slideshow view. Just tap or swipe to move between pictures and videos in your story.



Photo and Video Editor

Create stickers from any picture
Create reusable stickers from any picture in your gallery. Just select the part of the picture you want to use as a sticker, then adjust the thickness and color of the outlines.

More ways to edit GIFs
You can trim and adjust the ratio of animated GIFs to make them the right size. You can also use the same editing features that are available for still images to decorate your GIF however you like.

Keep portrait mode effects even after editing
Portrait mode effects are now retained even after cropping or changing filters so you can adjust the background blur at any time.

Draw perfect shapes on pictures and videos
Use the pen tool to draw a shape such as a circle, triangle, rectangle, or heart. Hold your finger on the screen when you finish drawing to make it instantly transform to straight lines and perfect angles.

New stickers for photos and videos
60 new preloaded emoji stickers are available for decorating your pictures and videos.



AR Emoji and stickers

New AR Emoji stickers
When you create a new AR Emoji, 15 stickers are created by default giving you more ways to express yourself. If that’s not enough, there are also more AR Emoji stickers available for download so you can always find a sticker to match your emotions.

Do more with AR Emojis
Use transparent backgrounds for AR Emoji stickers, or choose any picture from your Gallery to use as a background for your emoji in AR Emoji Camera. You can also pair up two emojis together and create fun dances and poses.



Samsung Keyboard

New emojis available for emoji pairs
In Samsung Keyboard, more than 80 additional emojis are available for creating an emoji pair. You can now combine emojis based on animals, food, and other objects in addition to facial expressions. Choose the perfect combination to get your feelings across.

Rearrange expression buttons in Samsung Keyboard
Touch and hold the emoji, sticker, and other buttons to rearrange them.

Enter kaomoji directly from Samsung Keyboard
Spice up your chats and texts with preset facial expressions created using keyboard symbols. (*^.^*)

Customize the spacebar row in Samsung Keyboard
You can choose which function keys and punctuation marks to show in the bottom row of the keyboard next to the spacebar.



Extract and scan text

Extract text from any image or screen
Extract text using Samsung Keyboard, Internet, Gallery, or whenever you take a screenshot. Paste the result into a message, email, or document instead of typing.

Get suggestions based on text in images
When text appears in an image in Gallery, Camera, or other apps, actions will be recommended based on the text. For example, if you take a picture of a sign with a phone number or web address on it, you can tap to call the number or visit the site.
Text extraction and suggestion features are only supported for English, Korean, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.



Samsung DeX

Enhanced taskbar in Samsung DeX
A search button has been added to make it easier to find apps you want to use, and you can right-click certain apps to quickly access tasks within the app. You can also customize which buttons you want to appear on your taskbar.

New notification indicator in DeX
A red dot will appear on the notification button in your taskbar if any new notifications have been received since the last time you opened the notification panel.

Mini calendar in DeX
Clicking the date in your taskbar now opens a mini calendar, allowing you to quickly check your schedule without opening the full Calendar app.



Notifications

Get only the notifications you allow
When you use an app for the first time, you’ll be asked whether you want to receive notifications from it. Feel free to say no to apps that you don’t want to disturb you.

Easier access to app notification controls
Is an app sending you too many notifications? It's easier than ever to block it with reorganized notification settings placing app notification controls at the top. You can also go directly to app notification settings using the button at the bottom of the notification panel.

Choose which types of notifications apps can send
You now have separate control over whether apps can show pop-up notifications, app icon badges, and notifications on the Lock screen. Allow all types, some, or none. It's up to you.

New layout for notifications
App icons are larger, making it easier to see which app sent the notification. Text alignment has also been improved to make notifications easier to read.



Settings

Set a language for each app
Want to use some apps in one language and other apps in another? You can now choose which language will be used for each app in Settings.

Set exceptions for Do not disturb
You can now set individual contacts as exceptions to Do not disturb. Your phone will ring or vibrate when the people you choose call and send messages to you, even when Do not disturb is on. It’s also easier to set apps as exceptions so you get notification alerts from them even when Do not disturb is on. Just choose the apps you want to allow from the new grid.

Improved sound and vibration settings
Menus have been reorganized to make it easier to find the sound and vibration options you need. Set your ringtone and change the volume and vibration settings, all in the same place.

More options for RAM Plus
RAM Plus can now be turned off completely in Device care if you don’t need it or don’t want it to use any storage space.

Auto optimization
Device care keeps your phone running smoothly by automatically performing optimizations in the background. To keep your phone in the best condition, you can set your phone to automatically restart when needed.



Security and privacy

Check your phone’s security status at a glance
The new Security dashboard in Settings shows whether your phone has any security issues and helps you fix them quickly.

Prevent accidental sharing of personal information
The share panel will let you know when you attempt to share photos that contain sensitive information, such as credit cards, ID cards, or passports, so you can reconsider whether you really want to share them.

Security and privacy information for websites
An icon will appear in the address bar in Samsung Internet to show a site's security status. Tap the icon to learn which information the website collects and tracks.

Maintenance mode
Protect your privacy when someone else is using your phone, such as when you send it in for repairs. Maintenance mode prevents your pictures, messages, accounts, and other personal data from being accessed.



Accessibility

More accessibility options in the quick panel
High contrast font, Color inversion, Color adjustment, and Color filter can be added to the quick panel for easier access.

Magnifier is easier to access
Turn on the Magnifier shortcut in Accessibility settings to get quick access to the Magnifier feature. Magnifier uses your phone's camera to enlarge items in the real world so you can take a closer look or make them easier to read.

More spoken assistance
Choose from various types of voice feedback to get help using your phone even if you can't see the screen clearly. You can make your phone read out keyboard input so you can be sure you typed the correct letter, use Bixby Vision to recognize nearby objects and tell you what they are, and turn on audio descriptions that explain what's happening in a video (only for supported videos).

Easily edit your Accessibility button
Tap and hold the Accessibility button to quickly change the features you can access using the button.

New actions available for Corner actions
If you're using a mouse or trackpad, new actions are available when you move the mouse pointer to one of the 4 corners of the screen. You can now click and hold, drag, or drag and drop.



Additional changes

Use several timers at once
You can now start a new timer in the Clock app even if another timer is still running.

More control over calendar event invitees
When you add an event to your Google calendar in the Samsung Calendar app, you can choose whether invitees are allowed to see who else is invited to the event and also choose whether they can invite other people.

Add video conferences to your events
When you create a Google calendar event in the Samsung Calendar app, you can set up a video conference at the same time. Everyone invited to your event will receive the link to the video conference.

Add stickers to your Google calendar
Add stickers to Google calendar events in the Samsung Calendar app to make them easy to see at a glance. Stickers are shown in both calendar and agenda views.

Stay on top of reminders due today
The new Today category shows only reminders due today. You can also check reminders due today at the top of the main screen in the Reminder app.

Show and hide completed reminders
You can show or hide the completed reminders in any category. Show to see what you've already done, or hide to stay focused on things you still need to finish.

Choose the right view for your reminders
Choose the simple view to show more reminders on the screen at once or an expanded view that includes details such as the due date and repeating conditions.

Drag and drop bookmarks between folders
Keep your Samsung Internet bookmarks organized by dragging and dropping them between folders.

More powerful search in My Files
Choose whether to search all files or only files in the current folder. You can also choose between searching only file names or searching information inside of files, such as text in documents. When your search is complete, you can sort the results by name, date, size, or file type.

Redesigned Digital Wellbeing
The new dashboard provides clearer usage details and makes it easier to access the features you need, such as app timers and screen time reports.

Get help in an emergency
Quickly press the Side key 5 times to call emergency services even if your phone is in your pocket or you aren't able to talk.

Integrated emergency contact list
Create an emergency contact list that includes the people you want to contact in case of an emergency. The same contact list can be used for emergency features on both your watch and your phone.

Show app names in the Apps edge panel
Turn on Show app names to make app names appear below the app icons.



Some apps will need to be updated separately after the One UI 5 upgrade.

Build Number : G988USQS3FVI7
Android version : S(Android 12)
Release Date : 2022-10-21
Security patch level : 2022-10-01
· The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU3FVI5
Android version : S(Android 12)
Release Date : 2022-10-17
Security patch level : 2022-09-01
• Overall stability of your device has been improved.
• The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU3FVH1
Android version : S(Android 12)
Release Date : 2022-09-13
Security patch level : 2022-08-01
• Overall stability of your device has been improved.
• The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU3FVG6
Android version : S(Android 12)
Release Date : 2022-08-08
Security patch level : 2022-07-01
· The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU2FVF1
Android version : S(Android 12)
Release Date : 2022-06-29
Security patch level : 2022-06-01
· The security of your device has been improved.

At T-Mobile, our customer's privacy and security is incredibly important. We pride ourselves on making sure your mobile experience is safe and secure. It is strongly recommended that you install this security patch to protect your device.
This will not consume your data.  Please charge your device,  do not turn off the device while the update is installing. During installation you cannot use your device at all, even to dial 9-1-1.

Build Number : G988USQS2FVE7
Android version : S(Android 12)
Release Date : 2022-05-26
Security patch level : 2022-05-01
· The security of your device has been improved.

At T-Mobile, our customer's privacy and security is incredibly important. We pride ourselves on making sure your mobile experience is safe and secure. It is strongly recommended that you install this security patch to protect your device.
This will not consume your data.  Please charge your device,  do not turn off the device while the update is installing. During installation you cannot use your device at all, even to dial 9-1-1.

Build Number : G988USQS2FVD1
Android version : S(Android 12)
Release Date : 2022-04-27
Security patch level : 2022-04-01
· The security of your device has been improved.

At T-Mobile, our customer's privacy and security is incredibly important. We pride ourselves on making sure your mobile experience is safe and secure. It is strongly recommended that you install this security patch to protect your device.
This will not consume your data.  Please charge your device,  do not turn off the device while the update is installing. During installation you cannot use your device at all, even to dial 9-1-1.

Build Number : G988USQU2FVC5
Android version : S(Android 12)
Release Date : 2022-03-28
Security patch level : 2022-03-01
· Device stability improvements, bug fixes.
· New and / or enhanced features.
· Further improvements to performance.

Build Number : G988USQS2EVB3
Android version : S(Android 12)
Release Date : 2022-02-21
Security patch level : 2022-02-01
· The security of your device has been improved.

At T-Mobile, our customer's privacy and security is incredibly important. We pride ourselves on making sure your mobile experience is safe and secure. It is strongly recommended that you install this security patch to protect your device.
This will not consume your data.  Please charge your device,  do not turn off the device while the update is installing. During installation you cannot use your device at all, even to dial 9-1-1.

Build Number : G988USQS2EVA4
Android version : S(Android 12)
Release Date : 2022-02-10
Security patch level : 2022-01-01
· The security of your device has been improved.

At T-Mobile, our customer's privacy and security is incredibly important. We pride ourselves on making sure your mobile experience is safe and secure. It is strongly recommended that you install this security patch to protect your device.
This will not consume your data.  Please charge your device,  do not turn off the device while the update is installing. During installation you cannot use your device at all, even to dial 9-1-1.

Build Number : G988USQU2EULH
Android version : S(Android 12)
Release Date : 2022-02-03
Security patch level : 2021-12-01
One UI 4 Upgrade (Android 12)

One UI 4 brings you a wide array of new features and enhancements for your Galaxy devices. More intuitive, more fun, more secure, and easier than ever.

Check out the changes below.


Color palette

Customize your phone with unique colors based on your wallpaper. Your colors will be applied to menus, buttons, backgrounds, and apps throughout your phone.


Privacy

One UI 4 offers strong privacy protection to make sure your personal information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

Permission info at a glance
See when each app accesses sensitive permissions such as Location, Camera, or Microphone in Permission usage. You can deny permissions for any apps you don’t feel comfortable with.

Camera and microphone indicators
Keep prying eyes and ears away. A green dot will appear in the upper right corner of the screen when any app is using the camera or microphone. You can also use quick panel controls to temporarily block all apps from using the camera or microphone.

Approximate location
Keep your exact location private. You can set apps that don't need to know exactly where you are to only have access your general area.

Clipboard protection
Keep your passwords, credit card numbers, and other sensitive information safe. You can choose to receive an alert whenever an app accesses content copied to the clipboard in another app.


Samsung Keyboard

More than just typing, Samsung Keyboard is all about expressing yourself and having fun.

Quick access to GIFs, emojis, and stickers
Self-expression is a tap away. Get to your emojis, GIFs, and stickers directly from the keyboard with a single button.

Animated emoji pairs
Can’t find the right emoji? Combine two emojis together, then add an animation to really get your feelings across.

Even more stickers
Spice up your conversations with a variety of new animated stickers available to download.

Writing assistant
Keep your grammar and spelling on point with the new Writing assistant, powered by Grammarly (English only).


Home screen

It all starts on the Home screen, where your favorite apps and features are just a tap away. One UI 4 helps you keep your home screen looking its best all the time.

New widget design
Widgets have been redesigned to look better than ever, with info that’s easy to see at a glance and a more consistent style.

Easier widget selection
Having trouble finding the right widget? You can now quickly scroll through the widget list to see what’s available from each app. You’ll also get recommendations for useful widgets to try out.


Lock screen

Use widgets to handle quick tasks without unlocking your phone, whether it’s controlling your music, checking your schedule, or capturing your best ideas.

Listen where you want
Switch audio output from buds to speakers to your phone, all from the Lock screen.

Voice recording
Got a great idea? Record a voice memo without unlocking your phone.

Calendar and schedule at once
Check today’s schedule along with your calendar for the rest of the month on the Lock screen.


Camera

Enjoy a simpler layout while you take pictures and videos. The scene optimizer button only appears in Photo mode if there’s low light or you’re scanning a document. Portrait and Night mode settings are now tucked away and more intuitive.

Lens and zoom
Lens icons show the magnification level, so you know how much you’re zoomed in.

Video that never misses a moment
Recording starts immediately after you tap the Record button, instead of when you release it, so that you catch those precious moments before they’re gone. In Photo mode, you can touch and hold the Shutter button to start recording a quick video, then drag your finger to the Lock icon to continue recording without holding down the Shutter.

Keep your single takes going
Add 5 seconds of extra time to Single take captures so you don’t miss a moment even if it goes into overtime. It’s also easier to select what you want to capture.

Pro photography
Stay in control with the redesigned Pro and Pro video mode settings. The cleaner look helps you focus on the shot, and the new level indicators added to the grid lines help you keep shots balanced.

Enhanced scanning
Scan documents, then tap the magnifying glass to zoom in and edit them immediately. You can also do more after scanning QR codes, like calling or emailing someone instead of just adding their contact info to your phone.

Portraits for pets
Take beautiful pictures of your furry friends with various portrait effects. Portrait mode now works with cats and dogs on both the front and rear cameras. Some portrait effects can only be applied after you take the picture.


Gallery

Whether you’ve got thousands of pictures and videos or just a few treasured moments, Gallery makes it easier to find what you need and keep your collection organized.

Enhanced stories
See your stories come to life with highlight videos that are created automatically. Just tap the preview at the top of each story to watch. You can also explore where the pictures in your stories were taken in the new Map view.

Easier albums
Sort through albums more easily—even if they’ve got tons of pictures. In fact, you can sort albums by how many pictures and videos they contain so that your favorite and most used albums are always at the top of the list. A cover image also appears at the top of the screen when you view an album to give you a better feel for what the album contains.

Worry-free remastering
Revert remastered pictures to their original versions at any time, even after they’re saved, so you never have to worry about losing the original.

More control over information
Change or remove the date, time, and location of your pictures to correct it or keep it private. You can also select several pictures and edit their information at once.


Photo and video editor

Sometimes your photos and videos need a few tweaks. One UI’s Photo and Video editors are there to make your pictures look their best before you share them.

Emojis and stickers
Use an emoji to cover the face of a shy friend or add stickers to create fun pictures and videos.

Video collages
Make moving collages that include pictures, videos, or a combination of both. Pick out the perfect moments and create your masterpiece.

Lighting control
Picture too dark because of bad lighting? The new Light balance feature helps you pull out all the details to make it look great.

Highlight reels
Easily turn a set of pictures and videos into a beautiful movie. Just choose a theme, and the AI will add the music and transitions automatically.

Never lose the original
Get bold with your editing! You can now revert both pictures and videos back to their original versions after they’re saved, or save them as copies to keep both the original and edited versions.

Paste from one picture to another
Experiment with mixing and matching faces, pets, buildings, and more. You can cut any object out of one picture and paste it into a different one.


AR Emoji

Use your own personal emojis to spice up your messages, make fun videos, and more. You can create a digital version of yourself, or try a different look. The possibilities are endless.

Jazz up your profile
Use an AR emoji as your profile picture in Contacts and Samsung account. You can choose from over 10 poses or create your own expressions.

Face stickers
Pretend to be your emoji with new stickers of your emoji’s face. Have fun decorating your photos and sharing them with your friends.

Dance the night away
Make cool dance videos with your AR emojis. Choose templates from 10 different categories including #Fun, #Cute, and #Party.

Design your own clothes
Ever wanted to be a fashion designer? You can now use your own drawings to create unique clothes for your AR emojis.


Sharing

One UI helps you stay connected and share your experiences with others. Just tap the Share button in any app.

More customization
Make sharing your own. You can customize the list of apps that appear when you share content to keep the clutter away and focus only on the apps you use regularly.

Easier navigation
New layout and better navigation makes sharing a breeze. Swipe left or right to scroll through apps and contacts when you’re sharing.

Photo sharing
When you share a picture that doesn’t look quite right, whether it’s out of focus or not framed well, we’ll let you know and give you suggestions for fixing it.


Calendar

One UI 4 makes it even easier to keep your busy life organized.

Check your schedule on the Home screen
A new widget shows your schedule for the day along with a full calendar for the month.

Quick add events
Need to add something to your calendar in a hurry? Just enter a title and you’re done.

More search options
You’ve got more ways than ever to find your calendar events. Choose from recent search keywords or filter by color or sticker.

Share with others
Sometimes you need to keep others in the loop. It’s now easier to share your calendars with other Galaxy users.

Easier date and time selection
Setting event details is a breeze with separate date and time options.

Recover deleted events
Events you delete will stay in the Trash for 30 days so you can get them back if you need them.


Samsung Internet

One UI’s fast and secure web browser now makes it even easier to find the webpages you’re looking for and protect your privacy.

Search suggestions
Get more search suggestions when you enter text in the address bar. Results will appear with an all new design.

Search from the Home screen
The new search widget helps you find what you’re looking for, right from the Home screen.

Start in Secret mode
To protect your privacy, Samsung Internet will automatically start in Secret mode if you were using Secret mode during your last browsing session.


Device Care

See your phone’s performance, security, and battery life at a glance, solve problems quickly, and get deep diagnostics for more complex issues.

Battery and security at a glance
Battery and security issues will appear right on the main screen so you can solve problems more quickly.

Understand your phone’s overall status
Your phone’s overall status is shown as an emoji, so you can understand instantly.

Diagnostic checks
Now you can get right to Samsung Members diagnostics from Device Care. If something seems wrong with your phone, try the diagnostic tests to find out what the problem is and get suggestions for solving it.


Samsung Health

Manage all your health data in one place and start building habits for a better tomorrow. Track your exercise, sleep, food intake, and more. One UI 4 makes it easier than ever.

All new design
Your important data is just a tap away. Everything you need is in easy reach as four tabs at the bottom of the screen.

My page
Get a summary of your health stats, achievements, personal bests, and progress on the My page tab.

Challenge your friends
Starting a Together challenge is easier than ever. Invite friends by sending a link.

More inclusive
Gender options are more inclusive. You can now choose Other or Prefer not to say.

More food options
Recording your food intake is easier with more snacks added to the food tracker.


Bixby Routines

Make your phone do more for you. Turn on Wi-Fi automatically when you come home, or set your phone to silent when you’re at work. One UI 4 gives you even more possibilities.

More conditions
More conditions are available for your routines. Start a routine during a call or when a certain notification arrives.

More actions
You can now turn on Enhanced processing with a routine. There are also more options such as connecting and disconnecting Bluetooth devices.

More control
Reorder actions by touching and holding actions on the edit page. Advanced options have also been added to let you wait before an action starts, confirm actions, and more.

More combinations
We’ve removed restrictions for some combinations of conditions and actions so you can do even more with your routines.

More customization
Create custom icons for your routines using the Camera or an image from Gallery.


Accessibility

One UI is designed for everyone. In One UI 4, you’ll get even more options to help you use your phone in the way that’s most comfortable for you.

Always there when you need it
Access accessibility features more quickly with a floating button that’s always available.

Mouse gestures
Perform actions more quickly by moving your mouse pointer to one of the 4 corners of the screen.

Adjust your screen at once
Adjust contrast and size at the same time with custom Display mode (High contrast or Large display).

Eye comfort
More visibility options are available to meet your needs. You can reduce transparency or blur.

Extra dim screen
If your screen is too bright, even at the lowest brightness setting, turn on Extra dim for more comfortable reading in the dark.

Customizable flash notifications
Make the screen flash when you receive a notification. You customize colors for each app so you can easily determine where a notification is coming from.

Easier magnification
Magnifier window has been merged with the new Magnification menu, giving you more options and more control for magnifying content on the screen.


More features and improvements

Better Always On Display
Never miss a notification. You can now set Always On Display to turn on whenever you get a notification. New animated stickers are also available to keep your Always On Display looking fresh.

Enhanced Dark mode
To keep you comfortable in the dark, Dark mode now automatically dims wallpapers and icons. Illustrations in Samsung apps now have Dark mode versions with darker colors for a more consistent experience that’s easier on your eyes.

Charging info at a glance
When you start charging, different visual effects let you know your charging speed more intuitively.

Easier brightness control
A bigger brightness bar in the quick panel makes it easier to change screen brightness with a swipe.

Tips preview videos
Learn more about what your Galaxy can do with preview videos on the main screen of the Tips app.

Safety and emergency menu
The new Safety and emergency menu in Settings lets you manage your emergency contacts and safety information all in one place.

Settings search enhancements
Improved search features help you find the settings you need, when you need them. You’ll get suggestions for related features depending on what you search for.

Keep your eyes on the road
The new Driving monitor in Digital Wellbeing keeps track of when you use your phone while driving. You’ll get reports on how much you used your phone and which apps you used.

Skip an alarm just once
Feel like sleeping in? You can now turn off an alarm just for one occurrence. It will turn back on automatically after it’s skipped.

Day or night at a glance
Have a friend on the other side of the world? It’s easier to see if it’s a good time to contact them. The dual clock widget now shows different background colors for each city depending on whether it’s day or night.

Switch from texts to calls
Texting not cutting it? Tap the person’s name at the top of the conversation to see their details or start a voice or video call.

More search results in Messages
Now you can search your messages for photos, videos, web links, and more. The results are all filtered so you can jump right to what you’re looking for.

Easier search in My Files
Find the file you’re looking for, even if there’s a typo or the name doesn’t match exactly. The Recent files area has also been expanded to help you quickly locate files you’ve used or received recently.

More complete desktop experience
More apps are resizable in Samsung DeX, so you can multitask and get more done throughout the day. You can also change the touchpad scrolling direction in DeX settings to match your personal preference.

Enhanced Edge panels
Keep your current app in view while using edge panels. Blurring has been removed to help you see more at once.

Resizable picture-in-picture
If a floating video is getting in the way, pinch your fingers together to make it smaller. Want to see more? Spread your fingers apart to make it bigger.

Quick access to pop-up window options
For easier multitasking, you can pin the window options menu to the top of the window to make it easier to access.


Some apps will need to be updated separately after the One UI 4 upgrade.

Build Number : G988USQS2DUJ7
Android version : R(Android 11)
Release Date : 2021-11-11
Security patch level : 2021-11-01
• The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQS2DUI5
Android version : R(Android 11)
Release Date : 2021-10-15
Security patch level : 2021-10-01
• The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQS2DUH2
Android version : R(Android 11)
Release Date : 2021-09-18
Security patch level : 2021-09-01
• The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU2DUH1
Android version : R(Android 11)
Release Date : 2021-08-30
Security patch level : 2021-08-01
• Overall stability of your device has been improved.
• The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQS2DUE2
Android version : R(Android 11)
Release Date : 2021-06-12
Security patch level : 2021-06-01
• The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU2DUDA
Android version : R(Android 11)
Release Date : 2021-05-24
Security patch level : 2021-05-01
• The performance of Camera has been improved
• Enhanced Quick Share
- Improve file sharing between Galaxy devices using Quick Share.
• The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU1DUCA
Android version : R(Android 11)
Release Date : 2021-04-26
Security patch level : 2021-04-01
· Improved performance. - Camera
· The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQS1DUB8
Android version : R(Android 11)
Release Date : 2021-04-02
Security patch level : 2021-03-01
• The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU1DUB5
Android version : R(Android 11)
Release Date : 2021-03-22
Security patch level : 2021-02-01
Calendar
- Extract the date and address from the event title and recommend automatic registration.
- Receive notifications from SmartThings devices that also have specified schedule notifications.
Camera
- The performance of Camera has been improved
Display
- Eye comfort shield function has been added.
- The color temperature of the screen automatically adjusts for the time of day.
Buds Auto Switching
- Support Buds auto switching between Galaxy phone and tablet.
Reminder
- Extract the date and address from the reminder memo and recommend to register automatically, and remind important information by situation.
Share Sheet
- It is now possible to protect your privacy by deleting the location information of previously taken photos before sharing or posting them on social media.
Social Platform
- Synchronize valid links created on devices with the same registered Samsung account.
- The use of social media services has been simplified. It is possible to share profiles, photos, notes, schedules, and more with friends simply by logging in to your Samsung account.
Photo Editor
- Object eraser feature has been added to Labs in Photo Editor.
- Using Erase Objects allows you to erase an object which you want in the photo.

Build Number : G988USQU1CTLB
Android version : R(Android 11)
Release Date : 2021-02-08
Security patch level : 2021-01-01
· The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQS1CTL1
Android version : R(Android 11)
Release Date : 2020-12-28
Security patch level : 2020-12-01
• The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU1CTKH
Android version : R(Android 11)
Release Date : 2020-12-05
Security patch level : 2020-11-01
One UI 3 Upgrade (Android 11)
One UI 3 is designed to help you focus on what matters. Our visual redesign has improved the places you visit the most, like the Home screen and quick panel, to reduce distractions, highlight important information, and make your experience more consistent. Performance improvements will help apps run quicker while using less battery power. And One UI 3 puts control in your hands with new privacy controls, one-time permissions, and enhanced Digital Wellbeing.

Scroll down for a full list of changes.

Visual design
We’ve refreshed the look and feel of One UI 3 in lots of ways, big and small, from new, more consistent icons to smarter organization of the quick panel and notifications. Motion is smoother and more natural than ever, with improved animations and haptic feedback for common interactions. And the interface responds to different screen sizes to provide the best experience on any device, whether it’s a phone, foldable, or tablet.

Improved performance
We optimized One UI 3 with enhanced dynamic memory allocation, so apps run faster and perform better. We’ve also restricted background activities to provide better performance and power usage.

Better customization
• New image categories have been added to Dynamic Lock screen, and you can select up to 5 categories at once.
• On the Lock screen, you can add a widget to check your usage time.
• Get an interactive preview when setting a wallpaper.
• Adjusting the Always On Display and Lock screen is easier.
• Add a call background to see a picture or video when you make or receive a call.
• In Samsung Internet, you can reorder and lock tabs.
• Bixby Routines has even more controls to help you automate your life.
• New icons and Lock screen widgets make it easier to find and control your routines.
• Use Digital Wellbeing with separate personal and work profiles.

Enhanced features
Home screen and Lock screen
• Add widgets by touching and holding an app on the Home screen.
• Turn off the screen by double tapping on an empty space on the Home or Lock screen. (Set it up in Settings > Advanced features > Motions and gestures.)
• On the Lock screen, tap the clock area to see widgets like calendar, weather, and music.

Calls and chats
• See conversations separately in the notification panel. Works with Messages and your favorite chat apps.
• Easily remove duplicate contacts stored in the same account in Contacts. The storage period for deleted contacts has been extended from 15 days to 30 days.
• Added the ability to edit multiple linked contacts from a single screen.
• Added Trash in Messages so that recently deleted messages are stored for 30 days.

Pictures and videos
• Take pictures quicker with improved auto focus and auto exposure.
• View, edit, and share pictures and videos more easily from Gallery.
• Find pictures and videos quicker with new search features and categories in Gallery.
• Revert edited pictures to their original versions at any time, even after they’re saved, so you never lose a shot.

Settings
• Settings has a new simpler look and feel. Your Samsung account is shown at the top, and Home screen settings are now easier to access.
• Find the settings you need more easily with new Search features. You’ll get better results for synonyms and common misspellings, and you can tap on tags to see groups of related settings.
• Quick settings buttons have been reduced to provide only the most commonly used features. You can also add buttons to create your own customized quick panel.

Samsung Keyboard
• Increased the number of input languages to 370.
• Made it easier to paste copied images and verification codes from text messages.
• Added emoji and sticker suggestions when you enter a text-based emoticon.
• Improved the keyboard layout to provide a larger space bar when entering web and email addresses.
• Reorganized Keyboard settings so it's easier to access frequently used settings.

Productivity
Maintain a healthy balance between work and life by minimizing repetitive and complicated tasks and handling them efficiently.
• New routines will be recommended based on your daily life and usage patterns.
• Bixby Routines provide a setting to return everything to the way it was before the routine ran.
• In Internet, you can hide the status and navigation bars for a more immersive experience and quickly translate webpages.
• You’ll be prompted to block websites that send too many pop-ups or notifications.
• You can browse and select cloud drive files from the file selection screen in My Files.
• You can now delete cache files in My Files to easily free up storage space.
• Events with the same start time are displayed together in the month and list views in Calendar.
• Use your phone or tablet app icon layout in Samsung DeX so you know where everything is.
• Open the touch pad from the navigation bar on your phone or tablet.

Easy media and device control
Media and device control is easier with the improved media panel in notifications. You can see recently used media apps and quickly change the playback device. You can also check Android Auto settings in the Advanced features menu in Settings.

Identify and improve your digital habits
Improved Digital Wellbeing features make it easy to check how you're using your phone or tablet and help you form good digital habits. Check your usage while driving or see weekly changes in your screen time by function at a glance through upgraded weekly reports.

Accessibility for everyone
One UI 3 recommends useful accessibility features for you based on your usage. The improved Accessibility shortcut makes accessibility features easier to start and use. You can use the Speak keyboard input aloud feature to get voice feedback of your typing even when TalkBack is turned off.

Stronger privacy protection
You can now let an app access to your microphone, camera, or location just one time. Any permissions that an app hasn’t used in a while will be automatically revoked. You can no longer give apps permission to always see your location in the regular permission popup. To let apps access your location when they’re not in use, you need to go to the location permission page for the app in Settings.

Additional improvements
• In Clock, you can hear the time and preset name of the alarm read aloud when an alarm rings.

Some apps will need to be updated separately after the One UI 3 update.

App copies made using Dual messenger can no longer access SD card files directly. To share SD card files in an app copy, select the files in Gallery or My Files, tap Share, then select the app copy.

You can no longer use Wi-Fi Direct to send files to other devices. You can use Nearby Share instead. You can still receive files using Wi-Fi Direct.

You can no longer connect to Chromecast using Smart View. You can use Google Home instead.

Build Number : G988USQS1BTK2
Android version : Q(Android 10)
Release Date : 2020-11-26
Security patch level : 2020-11-01
• The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU1BTJ4
Android version : Q(Android 10)
Release Date : 2020-10-17
Security patch level : 2020-10-01
· The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU1BTIE
Android version : Q(Android 10)
Release Date : 2020-09-25
Security patch level : 2020-09-01
· The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU1BTI2
Android version : Q(Android 10)
Release Date : 2020-09-12
Security patch level : 2020-08-01
· The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU1BTHD
Android version : Q(Android 10)
Release Date : 2020-08-22
Security patch level : 2020-08-01
Samsung DeX
- Wireless DeX connection support.
  . Wireless connection with TVs through Wi-Fi Direct (compatible with Miracast).
* Quick panel - DeX
  . Usage of Samsung Smart TVs released after 2019 is recommended.
- Screen Zoom and Font Size options are supported to allow customization in various display sizes.

Wi-Fi
- If quality information on nearby Wi-Fi routers can be measured, this information will appear as  Very Fast, Fast, Normal, or Slow.
  * This feature can be turned on or off in "Network Quality Information Display" settings.
- When attempting to access a Wi-Fi router with a password, a newly added feature now allows the user to request the password of the Wi-Fi router from someone nearby who is saved in their contact list and has already connected to that router.
  * The "Request Password" button will appear on the Wi-Fi password input screen when you can request a password.

Always On Display
- Bitmoji Stickers are supported on Always On Display. (Clock style)

Samsung keyboard
- A new feature has been added to the keyboard search feature that allows the user to search YouTube.
- Split Keyboard is supported on Landscape mode.
- The search function of the "Manage Input Languages" screen in the Keyboard Settings page has been newly updated to make it easy to find keyboard input languages that the user wishes to add or delete.

Camera
- The Pro Video feature has been enhanced.

Messages
- A feature has been added that allows the user to call a person who is saved as a pre-configured SOS message contact.
- A feature has been added that allows the user to send SOS location-sharing messages every 30 minutes for 24 hours.

Build Number : G988USQU1ATGL
Android version : Q(Android 10)
Release Date : 2020-08-07
Security patch level : 2020-08-01
• Enable 5G NR stand alone new technology.
• The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU1ATF9
Android version : Q(Android 10)
Release Date : 2020-06-23
Security patch level : 2020-06-01
· The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU1ATE6
Android version : Q(Android 10)
Release Date : 2020-05-23
Security patch level : 2020-05-01
· The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU1ATCU
Android version : Q(Android 10)
Release Date : 2020-04-10
Security patch level : 2020-04-01
· The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU1ATCM
Android version : Q(Android 10)
Release Date : 2020-03-27
Security patch level : 2020-03-01
· The security of your device has been improved.

Build Number : G988USQU1ATBN
Android version : Q(Android 10)
Release Date : 2020-03-02
Security patch level : 2020-03-01
· The security of your device has been improved.