There is no doubt, Samsung is doing great work in the smartphone segment, the company hanged its approach towards the hardware segment and turned its focus to the software department, which seems good as Galaxy users are getting the latest update on time, and with the One UI 5.1 update the Korean giant has proved its strategy as well, it has released the update for more than half of the devices till now and still expanding rapidly to the eligible devices.
The latest One UI 5.1 skin is rolling out for the Galaxy S21 devices, which belong to an unlocked category in the United States. However, these devices have already received the update in locked variants as well, which are affiliated with different carrier networks, including Verizon, T- Mobile, Xfinity Mobiles and Comcast.
Users who own Galaxy S21 devices can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers G991U1UEU5EWB1, G996U1UEU5EWB1 and G998U1UEU5EWB1 for Galaxy S21 base, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra respectively.
One UI 5.1 brings several new features that enhance the overall productivity of the device as well as it increases the utility of the device’s inbuilt features. The update adds several new functions to the existing apps, such as Camera Gallery, modes and routines and more; it has also improved the performance and stability of some preexisting features. You go through this link for detailed information.
The update also brings the latest security patch update in the form of the February 2023 security patch, which comes with several new patches that fix a number of security vulnerabilities that may be harmful to your device.
To install the One UI 5.1 update on your Galaxy S21 phone, follow the below steps
- Open the Settings app on the Samsung Galaxy phone.
- Scroll down and select Software update.
- Tap Download and install.
- Wait until the device checks for the latest update.
- Tap Install now if the One UI 5.1 update is available.
One UI 5.1 Features
The One UI 5.1 update brings a host of new and improved features that are sure to enhance the overall user experience. Some of the notable features include improved image editing capabilities, such as automatic shadow and reflection remover, and the ability to change selfie color tones easily. The update also introduces Shared Family Album, which lets users share photos and videos with family members in a private album.
In addition, the update includes an Expert RAW shortcut in the stock camera app, making it easier for professional photographers to capture and edit high-quality images. The Gallery app also gets improved search functionality, as well as the ability to view and edit EXIF information of images and videos. [Only available for flagships selected smartphones]
The One UI 5.1 update also makes it easier to minimize or maximize app window size by simply dragging its corners. In split-screen multitasking mode, frequently used apps are now displayed first. Samsung DeX also gets improved window resizing in the split-screen mode, thanks to the divider. The Weather app has also been updated with new features, such as the ability to display hourly precipitation information and a new dynamic widget that shows all the important information without needing to scroll. [Available for those smartphone Samsung DeX feature]
The One UI 5.1 update also includes several additional features that further improve the user experience. One of these features is the new battery widgets, which provide users with more detailed information about their device’s battery usage and performance.
In addition, the update brings improved search functionality to Samsung Internet, making it easier to find the information you need quickly and easily. You can also now access recently browsed Samsung Internet tabs on your phone using a Windows PC, which is a handy feature for users who frequently switch between devices.
Another useful feature that comes with the One UI 5.1 update is the Smart Suggestions widget, which now includes playlists and music recommendations from Spotify. This is a great feature for music lovers who are looking for new songs to listen to.
Finally, the update lets users choose the folder where they want their screenshots to be saved, making it easier to find and organize these important files.
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