Samsung One UI 3.0: What’s new?

Samsung One UI 3.0: What’s new?
Samsung released its One UI 3.0 interface to developers in South Korea and the US, and now we have the official changelog with all the changes and improvements in the proprietary software. Along with the new features, baked in the Android 11 operating system, One UI 3.0 offers additional useful features for Galaxy users out there. One UI 3.0 will initially roll out to developers using Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra, with a public beta to follow in the coming weeks.

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In One UI 3.0 update notes Samsung clarifies that people can’t use themes with this beta release and they will be automatically reverted to the default theme setting after updating their phone. Support for themes will be present in the final release of the software, so nothing to worry about. Another key change is that the Voice Assistant is now gone in favor of something called TalkBack. 

A big part of the new features goes to Bixby, while there are also digital wellbeing and parental control improvements. The Camera app now has improved stabilization when taking pictures of the moon at high zoom levels. Here’s the full changelog, spotted by SamMobile.

One UI 3.0 Beta official changelog

Home screen

  • Touch and hold an app to add an associated widget.
  • Turn the screen off by double-tapping on an empty area of the Home screen. You can turn this on it Settings > Advanced features > Motions and gestures.

Lock screen

  • Dynamic Lock Screen now has more categories, and you can select more than one.
  • Lock screen widgets are improved.

Quick Panel

  • See your conversations and media more conveniently in their own sections when you swipe down from the top of the screen.

Always on display

  • Always on display widgets are improved.


  • Get quick access to the most important accessibility settings during device setup.
  • Get recommended accessibility features based on what you use.
  • Set the Accessibility shortcut more easily in settings. 
  • Sound detectors now work with your SmartThings devices such as TVs and lights to give you more visible alerts when the doorbell rings or a baby is crying.

Samsung Keyboard

  • You can find the keyboard settings more easily under General management in Settings, and the settings have been reorganized to put the most important ones first.

Samsung DeX

  • You can now connect to supported TVs wirelessly.
  • New touchpad multi-gestures let you change screen zoom and font size more easily


  • Added ability to block websites from redirecting you when you tap the Back button.
  • Added warnings and blocking options for websites that show too many pop-ups or notifications.
  • Rearranged menus to make things easier to find.
  • Added several new add-ons, including one that translates websites.
  • Added option to hide the status bar for a more immersive browsing experience.
  • Increased maximum number of open tabs to 99.
  • Added ability to lock and reorder tabs.
  • Improved design for tab bar which is now supported on all devices.
  • Ended support for Samsung Internet edge panel.

Contacts & Phone

  • Added the ability to edit multiple linked contacts at one time.
  • Added an option to help you quickly delete duplicate contacts.
  • Enhanced the searching experience.
  • Extended the storage period for the trash bin from 15 to 30 days.

Phone/Call background

  • Added the ability to customize the call screen with your own pictures and videos.


  • Create a trash bin to store recently deleted messages.

Call & Text on other devices

  • Added the ability to turn Call&Text on other devices on or off with Bixby Routines.


  • Events with the same start time are now shown together in month and agenda view.
  • Reorganized options for adding and editing events.
  • Improved layout for full screen alerts.


  • Improved layout for full screen alerts.

Digital wellbeing and Parental controls

  • Added trends to your weekly report. You can see how your usage has changed since the previous week and check your usage time for each feature.
  • Added a phone usage tune while driving to the weekly report.
  • Added a lock screen widget so you can check your screen time without unlocking your phone.
  • Added separate profiles for personal and work modes so you can track your screen time separately.


  • Improved auto-focus and auto exposure functionality and usability.
  • Improved stabilization when taking pictures of the moon at high zoom levels.

Photo editor

  • Added the ability to revert edited pictures back to their original versions.

Bixby Routines

  • Grouped preset routines help you get started quickly and learn how to build your own routines quickly.
  • You can now see what actions are reversed when a routine ends.
  • New conditions have been added, such as specific start time, a disconnection of a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi network, a call from a specific number and more.
  • New actions have been added including talking to Bixby and accessibility actions.
  • You can add a customized icon for each routine and add routines to the Lock screen for quick access.

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