T-Mobile Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ now being updated to Android 10

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Two weeks after T-Mobile updated its Galaxy S10 with Android 10, the Galaxy Note 10 has started getting the update, too.

T-Mobile is now pushing Android 10 with One UI 2 to both the Note 10 and Note 10+. Owners of the Note 10 should watch for a 2263.78MB update to version N970USQU2BSL8, while Note 10+ owners can expect at 2264.51MB update to version N975USQUBSL8.

Both updates bring a number of improvements to the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. They include a better dark mode with enhanced image, text, and color adjustments for day and night environments, clearer app icons and system colors, and improved layouts for titles and buttons to eliminate wasted screen space. There are new full screen navigation gestures, too, and improvements to make text more visible against wallpaper.

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The battery usage graph on your Note 10 or Note 10+ will show more detailed information after updating, helping you to get a better idea of what’s been using up your battery. An improved Digital Wellbeing will give you Focus Mode that can silence distracting apps when you need to focus, and the updated Camera app gives you the ability to edit the modes that appear at the bottom of the screen.

These Note 10 and Note 10+ updates are now rolling out over the air, and several TmoNews readers and Reddit users have already updated today. If you haven’t gotten your update yet, you can jump into your Settings app and check for the update manually. To give you something to read while the update is installing, I’ve included the full changelog for it below.

Once you’ve updated, be sure to share your first impressions of One UI 2 and Android 10 with us!

Dark mode

  • Enhanced image, text, and color adjustments for day and night environments.
  • Darkened wallpapers, widgets, and alarms while Dark mode is on.

Icons and colors

  • Clearer app icons and system colors.
  • Improved layouts for titles and buttons to eliminate wasted screen space.

Smoother animations

  • Enhanced animations with a playful touch.

Full screen gestures

  • Added new navigation gestures.

Refined interactions

  • Navigate more comfortably on large screens with minimal finger movement.
  • Easily focus on what matters with clearly highlighted buttons.

One-handed mode

  • New ways to access One-handed mode: double tap the Home button or swipe down in the center of the bottom of the screen.
  • Settings moved to Settings > Advanced features > One-handed mode.

Accessibility

  • High contrast keyboards and layouts for large text have been improved.
  • Listen to live speech and display it as text.

Better text over wallpapers

  • See text more clearly against wallpaper, as One UI automatically adjusts font colors based on light and dark areas and color contrast in the image below.

Media and devices

  • Replaced the SmartThings panel with the Media and Devices.
  • Media: Control music and videos playing on your phone as well as other devices.
  • Devices: Check and control your SmartThings devices directly from the quick panel.

Biometrics

  • Added options for showing the fingerprint icon when the screen is off. You can choose to show it whenever you tap or keep it visible when the Always On Display is shown.

Device care

  • The battery usage graph now provides more detailed information.
  • Added battery limit setting and other enhancements for Wireless PowerShare.

Digital wellbeing

  • Set goals to keep your phone usage in check.
  • Use Focus mode to help avoid distractions from your phone.
  • Keep an eye on your kids with new parental controls.

Camera

  • Added the ability to edit the modes that appear at the bottom of the screen.
  • Provided a More tab so you can quickly access hidden modes from the preview screen.
  • Improved the layout so you can focus on taking pictures without the settings getting in the way.

Internet

  • Customize the quick menu to get instant access to the features you use the most.
  • Get more information from the app bar.
  • Install add-ons from the Galaxy Store to get even more features.

Samsung Contacts

  • Added Trash feature for Contacts. Contacts that you delete will stay in the trash for 15 days before being deleted forever.

Calendar

  • Stickers can be added to a date without creating an event.
  • Ringtones can be used for event alerts.

Reminder

  • More options are available for repeating reminders.
  • Set location-based reminders for a specific period of time.
  • Share reminders with your family group and other sharing groups.
  • Set reminders for a specific date without an alert.

My Files

  • Created a Trash feature so you can restore files if you delete something by mistake.
  • Added more filters you can use while searching to help you find things quickly.
  • You can now copy or move multiple files and folders to different destinations at the same time.

Calculator

  • Added speed and time units to the unit converter.

Connected car

  • Android Auto is now preloaded.

Tips

  • Added tips to help you get the most from your Galaxy.

Sync Gallery with OneDrive

  • Provides a natural and frictionless mobile to desktop data continuity experience for your pictures through OneDrive integration.

 

Thanks, Mike_Jeast, Mike, Aaron, P Double, and Rove McClain!

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  • Omegajb

    I just got notified and downloading now.

  • Is OneDrive integration going to become a thing? I’d rather see Google Photos be integrated into the Gallery. (Or just Google Photos as the default.)

    • djurlegit

      yeah, but its not a big deal

    • Wenjun Yu

      OneDrive all the way. So much better.

  • steadymobb

    I’m getting weird vibration feedback using Samsung Browser now. Every time I scroll and stop with my finger I get a vibration – it’s annoying.

  • steadymobb

    My edge lighting now no longer works with Textra…so far pretty disappointing

  • don’t matter

    I can no longer swipe up to get my apps drawer. Very disappointed.

    • afazel

      Still works for me

      • don’t matter

        Good for you kid. Good for you

    • Omegajb

      Maybe try adding the app icon to the pinned apps at the bottom of the home screen and then disable it to see if that fixes your problem.

      • don’t matter

        I’ve tried that a few times. I think there was in error in my download. Everytime I remove the app button I get a close all ghost button at the bottom of my screen.

  • the martian ambassador

    The note 9 will support DeX for windows after this update.