Download the Samsung firmware for the ✅ Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra ⭐ SM-N985F with product code ALE from Ecuador. This firmware has version number PDA N985FXXU8HWH9 and CSC N985FOWE8HWHA. The operating system of this firmware is Android T , with build date 2023-09-16. Changelist .
|Device||Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra|
|PDA/AP Version/Build Number||N985FXXU8HWH9|
|Android Version||T(Android 13)|
|Security Patch Level||2023-08-01|
Number of downloads:2315 Reviews
- Download Samsung Firmware N985FXXU8HWH9
- Your Samsung device drivers (Download from official Samsung site)
- Software Odin Tool:
- Download file and extract zip archive containing your desired firmware.
- Open software Odin Tool.
- Boot your Samsung device in the "Download Mode":
- - Press Volume Down key, Power and Home buttons at same time for 5-8 seconds until download mode is active.
- Connect your Samsung device to PC via the USB cable while in download mode.
- Next, check the "Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" options in software Odin Tool.
- Hit the AP/PDA button then browse and select a tar.md5 file from the extracted firmware folder.
- Finally press the start button to begin flashing process the firmware update on your Samsung device.
|PDA/AP Version||CSC Version||MODEM/CP Version||Os||Os Version||Changelist||Build Date|
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• Overall stability of your device has been improved.
• The security of your device has been improved.
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• Stability and reliability
Device behavior has been improved.
The device is protected with improved security.
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One UI 5.1 Update
One UI 5.1 takes your phone to the next level with new Gallery features as well as productivity and personalization enhancements.
Camera and Gallery
Quickly change the color tone for selfies
It's easier to change the color tone of your selfies using the Effects button at the top of the screen.
Discover Expert RAW
Expert RAW lets you take high-quality shots, perfect for those who want to have full control and edit photos later. Expert RAW is now easier to access from the More menu in Camera.
More powerful search
You can now search your Gallery for more than one person or subject at the same time. You can even search for people without tagging their names just by tapping their faces.
Enhanced image remastering
Remastering does more to make your pictures look great by removing shadows and reflections. You can also remaster GIFs for better resolution and clarity. Preview has also been improved to make it easier to compare the original picture with the remaster.
Create a shared family album
It’s easier than ever to share pictures with your family. Gallery will recommend pictures to add to your shared family album by recognizing the faces of family members you select. You get 5 GB of storage for each family member (up to 6 people).
Revamped info display
When you swipe up while viewing a picture or video in your Gallery, you can see when and where the picture was taken, which device took the picture, where the picture is stored, and more. Now with a simpler layout.
Easily minimize or switch to full screen
You can now minimize or maximize an app window without going to the options menu. Just drag one of the corners.
Access your most used apps in split screen
When you start a split-screen view, the apps you use most often will be shown below your recently used apps to help you find the apps you need faster.
Improved multitasking in DeX
In split-screen view, you can now drag the divider in the center of the screen to resize both windows. You can also snap a window to one of the corners to make it fill a quarter of the screen.
Modes and Routines
Change wallpapers based on your mode
Set a different wallpaper based on your current activity. Choose one wallpaper for work, one for exercising, and more.
More actions for routines
New actions let you control Quick Share and Touch sensitivity, change your ringtone, and change your font style.
Quick access to useful information
Check severe weather alerts, daily weather summaries, and sunrise/sunset times at the top of the Weather app. The temperature graph now uses colors to show how the temperature changes throughout the day.
Hourly precipitation graph
An hourly graph now shows how much precipitation has fallen at different times of the day.
Summary on Weather widget
A brief summary of the current weather conditions now appears on the weather widget to let you know if it's sunny, cloudy, raining, or snowing.
Continue browsing on another device
If you're browsing the web on one Galaxy phone or tablet and later open the Internet app on another Galaxy device signed in to the same Samsung account, a button will appear that lets you open the last webpage you were viewing on the other device.
Your searches now include the names of bookmark folders and tab groups. Improved search logic lets you find what you're looking for even if something isn't spelled correctly.
Check the battery level of your devices
The new Battery widget lets you check the battery level of your devices, right from the Home screen. You can see how much battery is left on your phone, Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch, S Pen, and other supported devices.
While signed in to your Samsung account, suggestions will appear at the top of the Settings screen to help you share, connect, and enhance your experience across your Galaxy devices.
The Smart suggestions widget now recommends Spotify tracks and playlists based on your current activity. Get the perfect tunes for driving, exercising, and more. To get suggestions, you need to sign in to a Spotify account in the latest version of the Spotify app.
Choose where to save screenshots and screen recordings
You can now change the folder where screenshots and screen recordings are saved.
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· The security of your device has been improved.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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· The security of your device has been improved.
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The stability has been improved.
The device is protected with improved security.
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• Overall stability of your device has been improved.
• The security of your device has been improved.
- The Night portrait feature has been enhanced.
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One UI 4.1 Update
One UI 4.1 brings you the latest features for your Galaxy devices. More intuitive, more fun, more secure, and easier than ever.
Check out the changes below.
It's easier than ever to capture great photos and videos.
Enhanced night portraits
Take stunning portraits, even in low light. Night shots are now supported in Portrait mode.
Do more with your memories. Gallery brings enhanced features for remastering and organizing your pictures and videos, and sharing is now easier than ever.
Make your photos look better than ever. Sharpen blurry faces, fix distortion on TVs or computer screens, and increase brightness and resolution.
Get help creating artistic portraits and exciting highlight reels. Gallery will suggest the best effects for your pictures.
Add portrait effects
You can now add background blur to any picture with a person in view.
Adjust the lighting for portraits, even after you've taken them, to make sure you always get the perfect shot.
Convert unnecessary motion photos to still images
Save storage space by converting motion photos to still images. Gallery will suggest pictures where motion isn't necessary, such as documents.
Share albums as links
No need to invite people to shared albums individually anymore. Just create a link that can be shared with anyone, even if they don't have a Samsung account or Galaxy device.
All your invitations together
Easily accept invitations to shared albums, even if you miss the notifications. Invitations that you haven't responded to yet will appear at the top of your shared album list.
Create time lapse videos
Turn a picture into a vivid 24-hour time-lapse video. A button will appear for pictures of scenery including the sky, bodies of water, mountains, or cities. Your video will appear as if an entire day has passed.
Express yourself like never before in augmented reality. Create your own emojis, stickers, doodles, and more.
More decorations for your emoji stickers
Show your own unique style by adding GIFs from Tenor as decorations for your custom AR emoji stickers.
Add more to your AR doodles
Create 3D stickers by scanning real-world objects, then add them to your AR doodle. You can also add GIFs from Tenor and Giphy.
Background colors in mask mode
Keep the focus on your AR emoji while wearing it as a mask. Choose from a variety of colors to use as your background.
Your Home screen widgets just got smarter. Just choose the widgets you want and let your Galaxy do the rest.
Group widgets together
Save space on your Home screen by combining multiple widgets into one Smart Widget. Swipe left or right to scroll through your widgets, or set them to rotate automatically to show you the most relevant information based on your activity.
Get suggestions on your Home screen
Your Smart Widget will tell you when it's time to charge your Galaxy Buds, when it's time to get ready for an event on your calendar, and more.
Stay in touch with high-quality video calls. One UI brings you exclusive features.
Do more during video calls
You can share another app's screen during a video call in Google Duo. Watch YouTube together, share photos, explore maps, and more.
Join video calls in presentation mode
During a video call on your phone, you can join the same call on your tablet in presentation mode. Your tablet's screen will be shared with other participants while audio and video continue on your phone.
Get deeper insights into your health and enhanced exercise tracking in the latest version of Samsung Health.
Get insights about your body composition
Set targets for your weight, body fat percentage, and skeletal muscle mass. You'll get tips for reaching your goals.
Build better sleep habits
Track your sleep and get coaching based on your sleep patterns.
Enhanced exercise tracking
On your Galaxy Watch4, you can set interval training targets before you start running or cycling. You'll get a report on your phone when you're finished. Your watch can also give information about sweat loss when you run and heart rate recovery for aerobic workouts.
Transfer contacts, photos, messages, and settings from an old phone or tablet to your new Galaxy. One UI 4.1 lets you transfer more than ever.
More transfer options
You’ll get 3 options when transferring content to your new Galaxy. You can choose to transfer everything, transfer just your accounts, contacts, calls, and messages, or go Custom to choose exactly what you want to transfer.
Find your phone, tablet, watch, earbuds, and more with SmartThings Find.
Get notified when you leave something behind
Make lost belongings a thing of the past. You can choose to get alerts whenever your Galaxy SmartTag is too far away to connect to your phone.
Find a lost device together
You can share the location of your devices with others. If a device gets lost, you can get help from another person to scan for it nearby.
One UI 4.1 gives you even more ways to share with others.
Share your Wi-Fi network
Use Quick Share to share your current Wi-Fi network with someone else. The person you share with will be able to connect automatically without entering the password.
Include editing history when you share pictures and videos
When you share pictures and videos with Quick Share, you can include the complete editing history so the receiver can see what's changed or revert back to the original.
Share tips with others
Find something useful in the Tips app? Tap the Share icon to send it to a friend.
More features and improvements
Customize your phone with unique colors based on your wallpaper. Your custom color palette now appears in more apps, including apps provided by Google.
Your Galaxy just got a lot smarter. When you start adding an event to your calendar, your device will suggest a title and time based on text messages and other activity on your phone. You'll get similar suggestions in Calendar, Reminder, Keyboard, Messages, and other apps.
Clean up shadows and reflections in Photo Editor
Shadows and reflections will be removed automatically whenever you use the Object eraser.
Add emojis to your calendar
In addition to stickers, you can now add emojis to a date on your calendar to express your feelings.
Take quick notes while you browse
Keep track of your sources with new clipping options for Samsung Notes. You can include content from Samsung Internet or Gallery when you create a note using the quick panel or the Tasks edge panel.
Choose apps for text correction in Samsung Keyboard
Choose which apps you want to get automatic text corrections in. Turn it on for writing apps to keep your spelling and grammar in check, and turn it off for texting apps where you want to be less formal.
More widely available keyboard options
Keyboard layouts, input methods, and features for specific languages are now available in more regions, so you can type easily no matter where you are. You can always switch back to your previous layout in Settings.
Customize your sound balance
In Accessibility settings, you can adjust the left/right sound balance for connected devices, such as speakers or headphones, separately from the sound balance for your phone speakers. This allows you to get the perfect balance out of your headphones without affecting how your ringtone and speakers sound.
New actions for Bixby Routines
You can now create routines that change your watch face or turn on advanced settings like Protect battery.
Customize your virtual memory
Choose the size of your phone's virtual memory with RAM Plus in Device care. Go with more to boost performance or less to save storage space.
Game optimizing service
CPU/GPU performance during early stages of gameplay will not be limited. (A performance management feature based on device temperature will be maintained.) The “Alternate game performance management mode” in Game Booster will be provided. 3rd party apps to bypass the Game Optimizing Service will be allowed.
Some apps will need to be updated separately after the One UI 4.1 update.
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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.
Customize your phone with unique colors based on your wallpaper. Your colors will be applied to menus, buttons, backgrounds, and apps throughout your phone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep your grammar and spelling on point with the new Writing assistant, powered by Grammarly (English only).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make moving collages that include pictures, videos, or a combination of both. Pick out the perfect moments and create your masterpiece.
Picture too dark because of bad lighting? The new Light balance feature helps you pull out all the details to make it look great.
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.
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.
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.
One UI helps you stay connected and share your experiences with others. Just tap the Share button in any app.
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.
New layout and better navigation makes sharing a breeze. Swipe left or right to scroll through apps and contacts when you’re 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 are available for your routines. Start a routine during a call or when a certain notification arrives.
You can now turn on Enhanced processing with a routine. There are also more options such as 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 an 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The list of firmwares for the region is available at SM-N985F
You can find firmware on the page SM-N985F
This firmware for the model SM-N985F SM-N985F
Instructions for the firmware can be found on the firmware page itself