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UK OneUI 3 Beta Programme - S20

(Topic created on: 23-10-2020 11:47 AM)
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OneUI 3 Beta Programme is here!

 

Wooo-hooo! The ever-popular Beta testing Programme has now opened to open network variants of the S20 series for UK users!

 

How to join the Beta Programme

 

Currently, this has been opened only to a closed number of users.

 

Beta Programme is available to download via the Samsung Members App on UK open network variants of the S20 series. Select the "Registration for One UI Beta Program" in the home banner or notices page to register.

 

Before participating in a Beta it's recommended that you make a backup of your personal data before installing the beta software. The most reliable way to do this is on your PC or Mac with Smart Switch. Also, make sure that all of your installed apps are up to date.

 

Warning! To participate in the One UI Beta Program, you must install the Beta software. Beta Software is intended for testing purposes only and may contain inaccuracies, errors, or cause unexpected performance. Some software features may be incomplete or unavailable. Beta software is provided "as is" and "as available" without any warranty of any kind by Samsung. Samsung expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, either express or implied.


Use of Beta software is voluntary and at your own risk, and you are solely responsible for any damage resulting from your use of Beta, including loss of data. Samsung is not responsible for any damages resulting from or related to participation in the One UI Beta Program.

 

What’s new in OneUI 3?

 

This should come up when downloading the Beta, but thought I'd put it here too:

 

"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.

Experience all these improvements and more in the One UI 3 beta. During the beta program, we appreciate your feedback, which we’ll use to make more improvements.

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 organisation 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 optimised 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.

Home screen and Lock screen
• Add widgets by touching and holding an app icon 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.
• New image categories have been added to Dynamic Lock screen, and you can select up to 5 categories at once.
• Get an interactive preview when setting a wallpaper.
• We’ve made it easier to edit the Always On Display and Lock screen.

Calls and chats
• See conversations separately in the notification panel. Works with Messages and your favorite chat apps.
• Add a call background to see a picture or video when you make or receive a call.

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.
• Bixby Routines has even more controls to help you automate your life, including a setting to return everything to the way it was before the routine ran.
• New routines will be recommended based on your daily life and usage patterns.
• New icons and Lock screen widgets make it easier to find and control your routines.
• 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.

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 quick-launch Android Auto by selecting it from the Connections 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. You can also use Digital Wellbeing with separate personal and work profiles.

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.
• 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.
• You can view and edit the entire list of linked contacts in the integrated editing screen in Contacts.
• Added Trash in Messages so that recently deleted messages are stored for 30 days.
• Added Do not disturb for games so that you can focus on playing, as well as other improvements for enhanced performance.

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

 

Share your thoughts and feedback

 

Please use this thread to share your thoughts, feedback, and experiences with the new software!

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Sreeni
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is this the same for Vodafone s20+ not eligible?
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Two weeks after the launch of the first beta for Android 11 and One UI 3.0 for the global Exynos models of the Samsung Galaxy S20's, comes this second update in a number of countries for registered Beta users already running the first release. 
 
The update = G98*BXXU5ZTK1
 
Download size = 725.69MB
 
Build date = 3rd November 2020
 
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One UI version = 3.0
 
Camera version = 11.0.00.79
 
Android Security patch = November 2020


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My device... Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 16/512GB (G998B D/S) CSC=BTU
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Dugsoft
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how can I change to BTU from O2? can it be done ? O2 is so far behind with updates
mine shows last update September it's now November 😱
Letnup
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Hi, I would love to join the Beta but it is not showing on my Note 20 Ultra I am in the UK when are we getting it?
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woz140
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New Beta update just arrived in the UK

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ironass
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See... Galaxy Note20 | Note20 Ultra 5G



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ironass
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Six days after the launch of the 2nd beta for Android 11 and One UI 3.0 for the global Exynos models of the Samsung Galaxy S20's, comes this third update in a number of countries for registered Beta users.
 
This release contains numerous bug fixes and another camera update. (See screenshots)
 
The update = G98*BXXU5ZTK7
 
Download size = 480.17MB
 
Build date = 9th November 2020
 
DOWNLOAD
 
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SAMSUNG BETA CHANGELOG
 
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One UI version = 3.0
 
Camera version = 11.0.00.88
 
Android Security patch = November 2020


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Letnup
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Still nothing for the beta, I had it on Note 9 but not on here
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ironass
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Does your phone meet the criteria to receive Beta?

 

To be eligible for Beta firmware you must fulfil the following criteria...

 

1. Be in a participating country (U.K. is one)

 

2. Have a an S20 device (not S20 FE)

 

3. Be on a non carrier branded firmware (In the U.K. this is CSC code BTU)

 

4. Have signed up for Beta firmware in the Samsung Members app (Sign-up will only be shown if you meet the above criteria)

 

To check if you are running non carrier branded, stock, Samsung firmware with CSC code BTU, go to...

 

Settings > About phone > Software information > Service provider software version... check your CSC code as per screenshot...

 

[img]https://i.imgur.com/HlKZbOil.png[/img]



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My device... Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 16/512GB (G998B D/S) CSC=BTU
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Letnup
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Yes I have BTU, in UK,have a Note 20 Ultra 5g and was on beta with Note 9.
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