Here’s everything new with One UI 2.0 and Android 10 for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ (Complete Changelog)

One UI 2.0 supported device

Samsung has started rolling out Android 10-based One UI 2.0 update to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. This major OS upgrade brings many new features and improvements. It also adds the January 2020 security patch.

How to download and install One UI 2.0 on the Galaxy S9 and S9+

Software version:

  • Galaxy S9: G960FXXU7DTAA
  • Galaxy S9+: G965FXXU7DTAA
  • US Galaxy S9: G960USQU7DTA5
  • US Galaxy S9+: G965USQU7DTA5

Check: How to download and install One UI 2.0 on the Galaxy Note 9

One UI 2 brings you Android 10, with exciting new features from Samsung and Google based on feedback from users. Some apps, including Calculator, Samsung Internet, Samsung Health and Samsung Notes, need to be updated individually after you update your OS.

Here’s what’s new:

Dark mode
– Enhanced image, text, and color adjustments for day and night environments.
– Darkened wallpapers, widgets, and alarms while Dark mode is on.

Icons and colors
– Clearer app icons and system colors.
– Improved layouts for titles and buttons to eliminate wasted screen space.

Smoother animations
– Enhanced animations with a playful touch.

Full screen gestures
– Added new navigation gestures.

Refined interactions
– Navigate more comfortably on large screens with minimal finger movement.
– Easily focus on what matters with clearly highlighted buttons.

How One-handed mode is used has changed.
– New ways to access One-handed mode: double tap the Home button or swipe down in the center of the bottom of the screen.
– Settings moved to Settings > Advanced features > One-handed mode.

– High contrast keyboards and layouts for large text have been improved.
– A new function has been added that converts speech to on-screen text in real time during voice/video calls or when speaking into the mic.

Better text over wallpapers
– See text more clearly against wallpaper, as One UI 2 automatically adjusts font colors based on light and dark areas and color contrast in the image below.

Device care
– The battery usage graph now provides more detailed information.

Digital wellbeing
– Set goals to keep your phone usage in check.
– Use Focus mode to help avoid distractions from your phone.
– Keep an eye on your kids with new parental controls.

– Added the ability to edit the modes that appear at the bottom of the screen.
– New icons have been added to notify you when there are new settings and features.
– Improved the layout so you can focus on taking pictures without the settings getting in the way.

– In Customise menu, you can now change the toolbar menus so you can quickly access frequently used features.
– Detailed information can now be viewed on the title bar of each menu (bookmarks, settings, history, etc.).
– Support has been extended for additional features of Samsung Internet (e.g., extensions).

Samsung Contacts
– Added Trash feature for Contacts. Contacts that you delete will stay in the trash for 15 days before being deleted forever.
– Enhanced searching for contacts is now possible using the BixbySearch engine.
– QR code features have been enhanced (new scanning function added).

– A new handwriting feature has been added that is specialised for use with the S Pen.
– The Calendar app has been optimised for a large screen (DeX mode).
– The month-view display has been improved for when event titles are long and need to be shown over 2 lines (only available if there are not many events on a day).
– You can now attach stickers to specific dates regardless of your schedule.
– A long melody can now be set as your notification sound for event reminders.

– More options are available for repeating reminders.
– Set location-based reminders for a specific period of time.
– Share reminders with your family group and other sharing groups.
– Set reminders for a specific date without an alert.

My Files
– Created a Trash feature so you can restore files if you delete something by mistake.
– Added more filters you can use while searching to help you find things quickly.
– You can now copy or move multiple files and folders to different destinations at the same time.

– Added speed and time units to the unit converter.

Connected car
– Android Auto is now preloaded.

– Helpful tips about One UI 2 have been added to help you get the most out of your Galaxy device.

The Link to Windows feature has been added.
– You can easily access photos, messages, and notifications from your phone on your PC, and a screen mirroring feature is also provided.
– This feature is available through the Link to Windows in the quick panel or Settings.

Link Sharing
– File upload capacity has been increased.
– You can now upload up to 3 GB per file and up to 5 GB per day.

Samsung DeX
– Increased support is now provided for connecting to a computer using Samsung DeX.

Media and devices
– Replaced the SmartThings panel with the Media and Devices.
– Media: Control music and videos playing on your phone as well as other devices.
– Devices: Check and control your SmartThings devices directly from the quick panel.

Samsung One UI 2.0 Tips: How to use native screen recorder

How to check for the software updates?

If you want to check for the update manually, you can go to the Settings then tap on the Software update menu.

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