Samsung Official Launch of Android v12 Based One UI 4.0 - List of smartphones getting One UI 4.0 update
Based on Android v12, One UI 4.0 is officially started rolling out in its flagship smartphones series i.e. Samsung Galaxy S21 series. Samsung recently announced its official rollout of One UI 4.0 . It is the latest version on Samsung's User Interface named One UI based on latest Android v12. There's lot to watch out the latest features in this update.
With One UI 4, Samsung is putting a big improvement on device customization. From redesigned homescreen widgets and enhanced Quick Settings panel to new camera features, better privacy and revamped system apps, the latest version of One UI is packed with lots of features and improvements.
But apart from these major highlights, there’s a lot of smaller improvements in almost all the UI which will enhance your experience of using a Samsung's device. To learn more about everything that’s new in One UI 4 Beta based on Android 12, check out the complete update changelog here:
One UI 4 Beta changelog
Software update information
Size: 2422.17 MB
Security patch level: September 1, 2021
Home screen widgets have been redesigned to a new look which give you more information at a glance and also making your Home screen more impressive.
•Right from the lock screen, you can now change the audio output to a different device, such as headphones or a speaker. You can also get customized controls depending on the different music app you’re using.
•A new widget voice recorder in the Lock screen lets you record voice without unlocking your phone.
•A widget for monthly calendar helps you in keep tracking your upcoming events, right from the Lock Screen.
Always On Display
•Always On Display is the most interesting feature for the smartphones nowadays and now you can turn on Always On Display whenever you receive a notification.
•New animated stickers are also available and let you customize according to your taste.
•You can manage notifications more comfortably with an enhanced layout and an integrated section of alert and silent notifications.
•The brightness bar in the quick panel is larger than older one, so it’s easy for you to see and adjust.
•Wallpapers, icons and others are now darkened automatically which will provide a little more consistent look and comfort for your eyes specially at night.
•After this update it will let you see the charging speed of your device.
•You can get to your emojis, GIFs, and stickers directly from the keyboard with a single tap. •Self-expression is a tap away.
•A very fresh feature of combining two emojis, then add an animation so that you can really express your your feelings to someone.
•New animated stickers are also available for download.
•You can keep your grammar and spelling on point with the new Writing assistant, powered by Grammarly (English only).
•Preview videos now appear when you enter the Tips app, helping you learn everything your Galaxy can do.
•You can now customize the list of apps that appear on the top of share panel to reduce clutter, and scroll left and right across the lists of apps and people for quicker access.
•When you try to share pictures that have problems like poor focus or framing, you’ll get suggestions for fixing them, so your pictures always look their best.
•You will enjoy a simpler, clearer and classy layout with a preview that shows only the needed information.
•The scene optimizer button will only appear in Photo mode if there’s low light or you’re scanning a document.
•Settings for Portrait and Night modes are now more intuitive.
•See the zoom level on the lens icons for easier zooming, even in modes that only support one lens.
•Video that never misses a moment: Recording now starts immediately after you tap the Record button, instead when you release it.
•In Photo mode, touch and hold the Shutter button to start recording a video. Drag your finger to the Lock icon to continue recording without having to hold down the button.
•Single take:It will add extra time while recording in Single Take, so you don’t miss any of your important moments. After the recording is finished, the content selection menu has also been improved which will help you to easily choose the perfects one.
•Pro mode: Settings for Pro mode have been reorganized for a cleaner look. When grid lines are on, horizontal level indicators help you line up the perfect shot.
•Enhanced scan features: After scanning a document, you can edit it after zooming.
•When you scan a QR code. you can choose from several options depending on the type of QR code you are scanning.
•Stories now show a video preview on the cover and a highlight video inside. You can also see where each picture in a story was taken on a map.
•There are lots more options are added for sorting albums according to your mind.
•The covers of the album are now shown at the top of the screen when you open album.
•Search suggestions have also been improved which will let you to find pictures and videos more easily. Recent searches are also suggested there.
•Pictures once edited and saved can also be reverted to their original versions at any time.
•You can now edit the date, time, and location that pictures and videos were taken.
Photo and video editor
•You can add funny emojis and stickers to your pictures and videos for your enjoyment.
•You can create video collages by combining the number of images and videos from your Gallery.
•The new Light balance option lets you edit the tone of pictures more easily.
•The Highlight reel editor has also been enhanced to give you even more control.
•Like pictures you can also revert edited videos back to their original versions at any time, even after they’re saved.
•Cut out a face, pet, building, or any other object from a photo and paste it onto a different one.
•You can use an AR emoji as your profile picture in Contacts and Samsung account. You can choose from over 10 poses or also can create your own expressions.
•New AR emoji stickers that show only your face has been added. Have fun decorating your photos and sharing them with your friends.
•Make cool dance videos with your AR emojis. Choose templates from 10 different categories, including #Fun, #Cute, #Party, etc.
•Use your own drawings to create unique clothes for your AR emojis.
•Multi-tasking has become more easier, just pin the window options menu to the top of a pop-up window to make it easier to access.
•You can easily resize your picture-in-picture windows with pinch zoom.
•Keep your current app in view while using edge panels. Blurring has been removed to help you see more at once.
•The new Safety and emergency menu lets you manage your emergency contacts and safety information all in one place.
•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 with the new Driving monitor.
•You’ll get reports on how much you used your phone and which apps you used.
•The dual clock widget now shows different background colors for each city depending on whether it’s day or night.
•The new Calendar layout lets you add events instantly.
•You can also find events more easily with improved search features.
•A new Home screen widget shows your monthly calendar along with today’s events.
•Create shared calendars and invite other Galaxy users to join.
•Searching in the Messages has been improved, Photos, videos, web links, and other content will now appear in search results in the Messages app.
•Search features have been improved. You can still find the files you’re looking for, even if there’s a typo.
•The Recent files area has been expanded to help you more easily find files you’ve used recently.
•Get more search suggestions when you enter text in the address bar. Results will appear with an all-new design.
•The new search widget helps you find what you’re looking for right from the Home screen.
•To protect your privacy, Samsung Internet will automatically start in Secret mode if you were using Secret mode during your last browsing session.
•The main screen shows battery and security issues, making it easier to solve problems quickly.
•Your phone’s overall status is shown as an emoji, helping you check the status at a glance.
•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 helpful suggestions for solving it.
•A new tab layout at the bottom of the screen added which will helps you access the features you need more easily.
•The new My page tab shows your profile, weekly summary, badges, and personal bests.
•For your gender selection, you can now choose “Other” or “Prefer not to say.”
•It’s now easier to invite your friends to team challenges by sending a link.
•Additional snacks have been added to the food tracker.
•More conditions are available for your routines. Start a routine during a call or when a certain notification arrives.
•Make your routines do more. You can now turn on Enhanced processing with a routine. There are also more options for connecting and disconnecting Bluetooth devices.
•Reorder actions by touching and holding actions on the edit page. Advanced options have also been added to let you wait before action starts, confirm actions, and more.
•We’ve removed restrictions for some combinations of conditions and actions so you can do even more with your routines.
•Create custom icons for your routines using the Camera or an image from Gallery.
•Perform actions more quickly by moving your mouse pointer to one of the 4 corners of the screen.
•Adjust contrast and size at the same time with custom Display mode (High contrast or Large display).
•Access accessibility features more quickly with a floating button that’s always available.
•More visibility options are available to meet your needs. You can reduce transparency and blur or make the screen extra dim.
•Set different colors for each app’s notifications so you can easily determine where notifications are coming from.
•The Magnifier window has been merged with the new Magnification menu, giving you more options and more control for magnifying content on the screen.
•See which apps are accessing sensitive permissions such as Location, Camera, or Microphone in Permission usage history. You can deny permissions for any apps you don’t feel comfortable with and let you feel more secure.
•A green dot will appear in the upper right corner of the screen when any app is using the camera or microphone so you can see if an app is recording you without your consent.
• You can also use quick panel controls to temporarily block all apps from using the camera or microphone.
•Take more control over apps that want to access your location. For apps that only need to know your general area, such as weather apps, you can allow access to your approximate location so they can’t determine exactly where you are.
•Sometimes you need to copy sensitive information, like passwords or credit card numbers, but you don’t want it to fall into the wrong hands. You can choose to be notified any time an app accesses content copied to the clipboard in another app.
Some apps will need to be updated separately after the One UI 4 upgrade.
Here's the list of Samsung galaxy smartphone which will get the Android v12 based One UI 4.0 update in upcoming months.
Galaxy Z Series
•Galaxy Z Flip 3
•Galaxy Z Flip
•Galaxy Z Fold 3
•Galaxy Z Fold 2
•Galaxy Z Fold
Galaxy S Series
•Galaxy S21 Ultra
•Galaxy S21 Plus
•Galaxy S20 Ultra
•Galaxy S20 Plus
•Galaxy S20 FE
•Galaxy S10 Plus
•Galaxy S10 Lite
Galaxy Note Series
•Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
•Galaxy Note 20
•Galaxy Note 10 Plus
•Galaxy Note 10
•Galaxy Note 10 Lite
Galaxy A Series
•Galaxy A82 5G
•Galaxy A32 5G
•Galaxy A22 5G
Galaxy M Series
•Galaxy M42 5G
•Galaxy M32 5G
•Galaxy M21 (2021)
Samsung Galaxy F Series
•Galaxy F42 5G
Galaxy Tab S Series
•Galaxy Tab S7
•Galaxy Tab S7 +
•Galaxy Tab S7 5G
•Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G
•Galaxy Tab S7 FE
•Galaxy Tab S6 5G
•Galaxy Tab S6
•Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
Galaxy Tab A Series
•Galaxy Tab A7
•Galaxy Tab A7 Lite