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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.”
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.
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.
Adjust the transparency of your notifications to achieve the look you want.
You can now put notifications on snooze by tapping .
Whenever an app notification pops up, a badge appears on the corresponding icon. When you dismiss it, the badge disappears.
Go to Settings > Notifications > App icon badges, then select the style you like.
When you touch and hold an app icon, a menu gives you access to app functions right from the Home screen.
Functions and options differ for each app.
Up to 5 options can be shown.
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.
You can create an app pair shortcut on the Home screen, making it easier than ever to launch your favorite Multi window apps together.
The keyboard toolbar makes it easy to switch between different functions.
Handwriting is only supported on the Chinese keyboard.
There are now 4 high-contrast keyboards to choose from.
Go to Settings > Accessibility > Vision > High contrast keyboard.
Detailed options are grouped in Settings, making it easier to adjust keyboard settings to meet your needs.
About 240 new emojis and GIFs let you spice up your messages and express yourself in new ways.
We’ve added a new shortcut so you can get to the Edge Panel settings directly from the Edge Panel.
Another shortcut lets you see all of your Edge Panels in one view.
Three new edge lighting styles accentuate the graceful curves of your Galaxy phone.
Recent files are now organized by day, week, and month so you can find them more easily.
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.
Hide an album without typing your password.
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.
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.
Tap Settings > Display > Screen timeout, then select an option from the list.