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Samsung Experience 9.0 Beta is here

Experience the new signature Samsung Galaxy interface

For Galaxy S8 | S8+
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What is Samsung Experience? Samsung Experience is the unique user interface for Galaxy phones, reflecting the signature look and style of the Galaxy brand. And now a major upgrade is on the way.

The Samsung Experience 9.0 Beta Android 8.0 Oreo is coming to Samsung Galaxy phones, along with Samsung Experience 9.0. The Samsung Experience 9.0 Beta gives you early access to some of the new and improved features.

So what new functions can you look forward to? Let’s take a look.

The Beta is open to Galaxy phones that use Samsung Experience 8.1, including the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. To see which version of Samsung Experience you’re using, check Settings > About phone > Software information. “Not all of the features listed below will be ready with the first Beta release. As the Beta progresses, updates will bring additional features and improvements.”

01

An elegant look for your screen

With Adaptive color, one look at your phone is sure to impress those around you. Your Lock screen will be infused with a new color—one that harmonizes with your wallpaper and the surrounding text, such as the time and date.

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02

Customize your look and feel

New clock styles

We’ve designed 8 cool new clock styles for the Lock screen and redesigned 9 for the Always On Display, giving you new ways to customize your phone.

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Samsung Experience 9.0 tips images Analog clocks for the Always On Display

Customize notifications

Adjust the transparency of your notifications to achieve the look you want.

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03

Notifications you can snooze

You can now put notifications on snooze by tapping alarm icon.

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04

More useful app icons

App badges synced with notifications

Whenever an app notification pops up, a badge appears on the corresponding icon. When you dismiss it, the badge disappears.

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Go to Settings > Notifications > App icon badges, then select the style you like.

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More quick options

When you touch and hold an app icon, a menu gives you access to app functions right from the Home screen.

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Functions and options differ for each app.

Up to 5 options can be shown.

05

Enhanced Multi Window functions

Better Multi window management

You can relaunch a split-screen layout instantly by tapping the Recents button. And when you tap the Home button, the apps you’re using in Multi window are displayed at the top of the Home screen, making it easy to go back to them or close them when they’re not needed.

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App pairs

You can create an app pair shortcut on the Home screen, making it easier than ever to launch your favorite Multi window apps together.

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06

A more convenient keyboard

Intuitive toolbar

The keyboard toolbar makes it easy to switch between different functions.

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Handwriting is only supported on the Chinese keyboard.

New high-contrast keyboards

There are now 4 high-contrast keyboards to choose from.

Go to Settings > Accessibility > Vision > High contrast keyboard.

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Simplified keyboard settings

Detailed options are grouped in Settings, making it easier to adjust keyboard settings to meet your needs.

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New emojis and GIFs

About 240 new emojis and GIFs let you spice up your messages and express yourself in new ways.

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Enhanced Edge Screen functions

A streamlined, user-friendly Edge Panel

We’ve added a new shortcut so you can get to the Edge Panel settings directly from the Edge Panel.

Samsung Experience 9.0 tips images Customizing the Edge Panel
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Another shortcut lets you see all of your Edge Panels in one view.

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New Edge lighting styles

Three new edge lighting styles accentuate the graceful curves of your Galaxy phone.

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08

Easier file management

Recent files are now organized by day, week, and month so you can find them more easily.

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There’re also new menus you can use to move, copy, rename, or zip files, and show files in the actual folder in Recent files.

Select the file you want from My Files, then tap More options.

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09

Hide albums in Gallery

Hide an album without typing your password.

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10

Profiles that do more

Sync your profile with your Samsung account

Manage your Samsung account and profile just by tapping your profile picture in Settings. You can also sync your profile with Samsung apps.

Tap Settings, tap your profile image, then tap the options from the list to update your Samsung account and profile together.

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A smarter Smart View

When you use Smart View to view your phone’s screen or play video on a TV screen, you can now let your phone’s screen go dark. By letting your phone’s screen time out, you can reduce glare and save battery power.

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Tap Settings > Display > Screen timeout, then select an option from the list.

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