T-Mobile now updating its Galaxy S20 models to One UI 3.0 and Android 11

Just a few days after Galaxy S20 owners on Verizon began getting their One UI 3 with Android 11 update, it’s now time for T-Mobile customers to get their update.

T-Mobile is now pushing the One UI 3 update that includes Android 11 to its versions of the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra. As TmoNews notes, this is a large update that comes in at around 2GB, so you T-Mo Galaxy S20 owners should find a speedy data connection before starting the download.

The good news is that because this is such a big update, there are lots of new features and improvements included. Samsung says it’s refreshed the design of One UI 3 to make icons more consistent and make animations and motion smoother. There’s haptic feedback for common interactions, too.

This update isn’t just a fresh coat of paint, as there are performance improvements under the hood as well. This includes enhanced dynamic memory allocation to help apps run faster and perform better plus restricted background activities for better performance and power usage.

When it comes to new features, Samsung has added more image categories to its Dynamic Lock Screen and will let you turn off your screen by double tapping on an empty space on the home or lock screens. The Camera app now includes better autofocus and auto exposure, and after you take a shot, the Gallery app will now help you edit and share photos more easily.

Samsung One UI 3.0 update features

The Settings app now has a better look and feel, says Samsung, and there are new search features to help you find specific settings more quickly.

Samsung Keyboard has added emoji and sticker suggestions when you enter a text-based emoticon, and a new Digital Wellbeing feature will help you separate your personal and work lives with different profiles. You can also more easily remove duplicate contacts now, and Samsung says that it’s reduced the quick settings buttons to include only the most commonly used features, which should make the quick settings a bit easier to navigate.

And because this update is based on Android 11, there are some new features of that release included, too. There’s a dedicated conversations section in the notification panel to help you more quickly respond to new messages, and that notification panel also has an improved media panel for easier media controls. Better privacy controls let you grant an app access to your microphone, camera, or location just once so you know that the app won’t be accessing those features in the background without your knowledge.

So yeah, this is a pretty big update. If you’ve got a T-Mobile Galaxy S20, you should see it on your phone soon, or you can jump into the Settings app and check for it right now.

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