One UI provides apps and features on the Home and Lock screens for quick and easy interaction. The Lock screen prevents unintended actions from accidental screen touches. The Lock screen also protects the user's information in multiple ways, including with biometrics. Users can check simple information and access basic features on the Lock screen, even without unlocking their device.
On the Home screen, users can move their apps around to create a customized environment. Widgets can also be added to the Home screen for quick access to information without entering an app. Users can switch between the Home and Apps screen with a quick swipe up or down.
The Recents screen shows scaled-down apps in order of when they were last used. Users can tap the icon above each app to switch to a multi-window layout using split screen or pop-up view.
No matter which screen you're on, you can check notifications and change settings in the quick panel. Notifications from messaging apps are shown in the Conversations area at the top with general notifications shown below. You can choose to have notifications alert you or make them silent. You can even block any unwanted notifications right from the quick panel.
The quick panel provides buttons for turning features on and off. By default, this menu consists of items that are frequently used. Users can add or delete any of these items and change the order of buttons as desired.
Edge panels let users quickly open an app or use a feature, even when another app is already on the screen. Dragging an app from the Apps edge panel and dropping it on the screen will create a pop-up or split screen view for the app.