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Galaxy S21 FE gets One UI 5.1 update



In the last few hours, the Korean giant is receiving the update to the proprietary One UI 5.1 interface in Europe; the Samsung Galaxy S20, S21, S22, Galaxy Z Fold4, Z Flip4, Z Fold3, and Z Flip3 series have already joined the latest Samsung Galaxy S23.

The One UI 5.1 made its official debut together with the Samsung Galaxy S23 family out of the box, remaining so far the prerogative of the devices mentioned above. In the last few hours, however, a number of other smartphones from the company have started to receive the update in question.

Now Samsung has started rolling out the One UI 5.1 update for Galaxy S21 FE devices in several European countries. The update identifies by firmware version G990B2XXU1EWAJ for the device. And it will take a few days to reach all the devices.

One UI 5.1 Additional Features

The One UI 5.1 brings some new features and improvements to the device, including updating the Camera & Gallery, Modes & Routines, Weather, Samsung Internet, and some additional changes.

The update has a download size of around 1 to 2GB, so make sure you download it using a Wi-Fi network. Those of you who have yet to receive the update can check for updates by going to Settings > Software Updates and tapping Download and install.

One UI 5.1 Update

One UI 5.1 takes your phone to the next level with new Gallery features as well as productivity and personalization enhancements.

Camera and Gallery

Quickly change the color tone for selfies
It’s easier to change the color tone of your selfies using the Effects button at the top of the screen.

Discover Expert RAW
Expert RAW lets you take high-quality shots, perfect for those who want to have full control and edit photos later. Expert RAW is now easier to access from the More menu in Camera.

More powerful search
You can now search your Gallery for more than one person or subject at the same time. You can even search for people without tagging their names just by tapping their faces.

Enhanced image remastering
Remastering does more to make your pictures look great by removing shadows and reflections. You can also remaster GIFs for better resolution and clarity. Preview has also been improved to make it easier to compare the original picture with the remaster.

Create a shared family album
It’s easier than ever to share pictures with your family. Gallery will recommend pictures to add to your shared family album by recognizing the faces of your family members. You get 5 GB of storage for each family member (up to 6 people).

Revamped info display
When you swipe up while viewing a picture or video in your Gallery, you can see when and where the picture was taken, which device took the picture, where the picture is stored, and more. Now with a simpler layout.


Easily minimize or switch to full screen
You can now minimize or maximize an app window without going to the options menu. Just drag one of the corners.

Access your most used apps in split screen
When you start a split-screen view, the apps you use most often will be shown below your recently used apps to help you find the apps you need faster.

Improved multitasking in DeX
In split-screen view, you can now drag the divider in the center of the screen to resize both windows. You can also snap a window to one of the corners to make it fill a quarter of the screen.

Modes and Routines

Change wallpapers based on your mode
Set a different wallpaper based on your current activity. Choose one wallpaper for work, one for exercising, and more.

More actions for routines
New actions let you control Quick Share and Touch sensitivity, change your ringtone, and change your font style.


Quick access to useful information
Check severe weather alerts, daily weather summaries, and sunrise/sunset times at the top of the Weather app. The temperature graph now uses colors to show how the temperature changes throughout the day.

Hourly precipitation graph
An hourly graph now shows how much precipitation has fallen at different times of the day.

Summary on Weather widget
A brief summary of the current weather conditions now appears on the weather widget to let you know if it’s sunny, cloudy, raining, or snowing.

Samsung Internet

Continue browsing on another device
If you’re browsing the web on one Galaxy phone or tablet and later open the Internet app on another Galaxy device signed in to the same Samsung account, a button will appear that lets you open the last webpage you were viewing on the other device.

Improved search
Your searches now include the names of bookmark folders and tab groups. Improved search logic lets you find what you’re looking for even if something isn’t spelled correctly.

Additional changes

Let Bixby take your calls
Use Bixby text call to answer calls automatically and find out why the person is calling. You’ll see what the caller says in a text chat, and you can tap or type responses that will be read aloud to the caller. Bixby text call is only available in English and Korean.

Check the battery level of your devices
The new Battery widget lets you check the battery level of your devices, right from the Home screen. You can see how much battery is left on your phone, Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch, S Pen, and other supported devices.

Use up to 3 emojis in AR Emoji Camera
Take fun pictures and videos with your friends in Mask mode. You can assign a different emoji to each person’s face.

Settings suggestions
While signed in to your Samsung account, suggestions will appear at the top of the Settings screen to help you share, connect, and enhance your experience across your Galaxy devices.

Spotify suggestions
The Smart suggestions widget now recommends Spotify tracks and playlists based on your current activity. Get the perfect tunes for driving, exercising, and more. To get suggestions, you need to sign in to a Spotify account in the latest version of the Spotify app.

Choose where to save screenshots and screen recordings
You can now change the folder where screenshots and screen recordings are saved.

Meet Puru, our tech maestro & Author at Sam Lover! With a background in Software Engineering and Programming, Puru dives into the intricacies of One UI and rides the wave of Samsung Firmware updates with expert guidance. From sleek navigation tips to the latest firmware gems, Puru is your go-to for unlocking the full potential of your Samsung device. Stay tuned for a tech journey like no other!

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  1. Cemal

    February 24, 2023 at 4:53 pm

    Expert raw did not come to S21 FE with One UI 5.1 update. 🙁

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Galaxy S21 FE and S20 Series Get Latest May 2024 Security Patch




Samsung is on the streak to distribute the May 2024 security patch update for eligible devices. Moving forward for the session, the company has rolled out the latest security patch for the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy S21 FE devices. 

Notably, with the latest development, the Korean giant is distributing the May 2024 security patch update to the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy S21 FE in Europe and South Korea. More specifically, the update for Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra devices reached South Korea and Europe with the firmware version numbers G98*NKSS4IXE4 and G98*BXXSKHXEA, respectively. 

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S21 FE is getting an update in Europe with the firmware version number G990B2XXU7GXE1. The latest update doesn’t bring any significant changelog; it is just a standard changelog that only describes some repeated terms like improving device reliability and stability. The update is coming in a software package of nearly 300 MB, which indicates that the company will not make any significant changes for the devices.

But if you are having any issues while using the devices, then it may be that the game has changed for your devices. According to the official documentation, the latest update will improve the internal functioning of the devices, but it will not be visibly seen on the devices. 

If you want to install the latest update on your device, then you can check the update from the system settings manually, or you can also go directly by touching on the notification that appears to alert you about the update availability.

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Samsung Galaxy A53 Gains May 2024 Security Update in Europe




Samsung has recently introduced the One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy A53 devices. Now,  within a month, the devices are getting one more update in the form of a May 2024 security patch update in Europe.

The Galaxy A53 5G is getting a May 2024 security patch update with the firmware version number A536BXXSAEXE1. The update is coming with a software package of 255.14 MB. The update has been spotted in Europe and is expected to be expanded to more countries in the next few days.

It is worth noticing that the latest security patch for the Galaxy A53 doesn’t bring any significant changes for the devices, but it will ensure that you will get all-round protection against external threats and improvements for the overall performance of the devices.

According to the official documentation, the Galaxy A53 devices are getting more than 50 patches, and Google has introduced 31 fixes. Along with this, Samsung has also added 25 more patches exclusively to strengthen the security of the Galaxy devices.

Moreover, May 2024 is arriving after the One UI 6.1 update, so it is possible that the company may introduce some new feature that could enhance the overall functioning of the devices. If you want to get consistent performance, then you should always keep the device up to date.

If you are using the Galaxy A53 in Europe, then you should start getting a new update notification, but if you don’t receive the notification yet, you can also check it manually by going to the software update menu in the system settings.

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Samsung Galaxy A33 Receives One UI 6.1 Update in South Korea




Samsung is continuously rolling out the One UI 6.1 update to eligible Galaxy devices; however, after introducing the update to almost every device but in limited regions, the company is now expanding the update to more regions. Like now, it has started rolling out the update for the Galaxy A33 devices in more regions.

One UI 6.1 available for Galaxy A33 in South Korea

Notably, the Galaxy A33 devices have already grabbed the One UI 6.1 update in Europe and in some Asian countries, including Singapore. Now,  moving forward, the device is starting to get a new update in South Korea. The latest update for the device is coming with the firmware version number A336NKSU7EXE3. The update is coming with several new features that will make the device more creative. It is worth noting that the company hasn’t introduced the latest May 2024 security patch; instead, it is still using the April 2024 security patch.

According to the official changelog, the One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy A33 will bring several new features under the Gallery, settings, Samsung Health, Keyboard, and many more. The update will ultimately enhance the user experience while using the existing features. To explore all the features, you can check out this article.

The latest update for the Galaxy A33 is now live in South Korea. Users can easily check and install the latest update by following some simple steps: First, go to the system settings, then tap on the software update menu, choose the option download island install, and if it shows a new update, hit the download button.

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