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Unlocked Galaxy S21 receives One UI 5.1 update features in the US

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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.

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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.


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!

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. imram

    April 5, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    i m not recivd 5.1 s21 ultra

  2. Zaza

    April 24, 2023 at 10:33 am

    I’ve not received the update yet on my S21 ultra

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Galaxy A33 receives One UI 6.1 update in India

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Samsung is working hard to provide the One UI 6.1 update to all the eligible devices. However,  this time, due to some advanced features, the company has taken time to expand the update to eligible devices. In the first phase, it rolled out the update to the latest flagship device, then in phase two, it distributed the update to older flagship devices. Now, it has started rolling out the update to midrange and budget-friendly devices. Now, moving forward, the Galaxy A33 has started getting the One UI 6.1 update.

One UI 6.1 for Galaxy A33 in India

Notably, the Galaxy A33 5G has already received the One UI 6.1 update in several regions, including Europe, Singapore, and South Korea. Now,  moving forward, the device is starting to get the update in India with the firmware version number A336EDXU8EXDD. The update is coming with a massive software package of 2 GB. It is obvious because with this update, you will get a lot of new features and enhancements.

One UI 6.1 brings new features for Galaxy A33 5G

The One UI 6.1 is the latest update, which will allow users to take advantage of several features in more new ways. The update is coming with a lot of new features that will improve the functioning of the devices by adding some innovative changes for editing the images, like new AI recommendations for enhancing the photos and videos with new suggestions. You can copy and paste the images easily. 

Along with this, there are some new customization options introduced for Galaxy users, which include new wallpaper editing features, widgets, alarm alerts, personalized calendars, reminder alerts, and reorder modes. It also improved some features to make your device stronger. For more information, you can visit this link. If you want to try all the features, then you must update the device to the latest version. To do that, simply go to the software update menu via system settings.

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Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy A33 5G gets May 2024 security patch in Europe

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Samsung has rolled out the May 2024 security patch for the Galaxy A33 5G and Galaxy S20 FE in Europe; however, these devices have already received the update in different regions, which doesn’t have any significant changes for the device, but if you are conscious of the security, you should update the device to the latest version.

The Galaxy S20 FE 5G and Galaxy A33 5G are getting May 2024 security patch updates with the firmware version numbers G781BXXSBHXE5 and A336BXXS9EXE2, respectively. Meanwhile, the 4G variant of the Galaxy S20 FE has the firmware version number G780FXXSHFXE5. 

May 2024 security patch update 

The May 2024 security patch update for the device will not provide any visible change for your device, but it will ensure that you will get better protection on your device from external threats that may harm your device’s data through some vulnerabilities. So to prepare it for functioning better, you should try to update your device to the latest update as soon as it is available for you.

All the new software updates for Galaxy devices come through OTA, so to check for availability, you just need to go to the software update menu in the system settings. Alternatively, if a notification arrives on your smartphone about the new software, you can also go directly to the download section by tapping on it.

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Verizon Galaxy A14 5G gets One UI 6.1 in the USA

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Samsung launched the Galaxy A14 5G smartphone back in 2023; it was a budget-friendly smartphone. With the latest development, the company has introduced its successor, the Galaxy A15; however, to introduce some new functionalities to older devices, the company has already started rolling out the One UI 6.1 update for the device.

Carrier-locked Galaxy A14 5G gets the One UI 6.1 update in the US

Samsung has already introduced the One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy A14 5G devices, but it was limited to Asian regions. Now it has rolled out the update for the locked variant in the US. However, currently the update is spotted for the Verizon network. Users can identify the update by the firmware version number A146USQU7DXE1. It is worth noticing that the update is using the April 2024 security patch.

One UI 6.1 update: what’s new? 

With the latest One UI 6.1 update, the Galaxy A14 5G user will get several new useful features and tenants under the existing functionality. For instance, the update has brought a new battery protection feature that allows you to set the limit for changing that prevents overcharging. Now that you can customize alarms with the ability to change the backgrounds, it also brings sharing functionality for Samsung accounts. Similar to these, there are many new features that will give you a fresh feel when using the device.

Availability and installation

The Galaxy A14 5G is getting the One UI 6.1 update in the US, and as of today, the Verizon units of the device are getting a new update and will be available on more carriers in the coming days. If you also want to take advantage, you can try the latest update by going to the software update via system settings manually.

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