Samsung has rolled out a new update for the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 in the US. At first glance, it looks like these devices are getting the normal patch update, but if, according to the info, these devices are also getting some new One UI 5.1.1 enhancements, let’s explore it.
One UI 5.1.1 enhancement is available for Galaxy devices
Samsung has rolled out several enhancements in five heads, including Gallery, Samsung Health, Quick Share, Device Care, and Mobile Hotspot. If we highlight some features, the gallery has the copy-paste effects feature. Samsung Health has made some UI changes. Quick Share has added private sharing to set time limitations and prevent recipients from resharing files. In Device Care, two new features are arriving: an option to clear the app cache and the added memory resident apps option for managing processes. Mobile hotspots also have some features for limiting data usage.
The latest update for the Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 is now available in the US with firmware versions A516VSQU8GWH2 and A716USQUAGWH6, respectively. It is worth noting that the update is live for the locked variant of both devices, which are affiliated with Verizon. While the Galaxy A71 is also getting updates on some more carriers, including T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, and Dish Wireless, It is expected that the update will be available on more carriers.
If you are using the Galaxy A71 or Galaxy A51 affiliated with any of the carriers, then you should get the update notification on your device, but if you haven’t received the notification yet, you can also manually check it from the software update menu available under the device’s main settings.
One UI 5.1.1 Changelog: Galaxy A51 5G and A71 5G
One UI 5.1.1 Update
Better app previews on the Recents screen
The Recents screen now shows apps as they will appear after you open them. You can easily see if an app is opened in split screen, full screen, or as a pop-up.
Easily switch from pop-up view to split screen
Press and hold the handle at the top of the pop-up window, then drag the app to the side of the screen where you want it to be shown.
Restore pop-ups snapped to the edge of the screen
Drag an app in pop-up view to the edge of the screen to snap it to the edge and keep it out of the way. When you need it again, tap anywhere on the pop-up to bring it back to its previous location.
Check minimized apps with the S Pen
Hover your S Pen above a floating app icon to see a preview of how the app will appear when you open it.
More recent apps
You can now choose how many recently used apps to show on the taskbar (up to 4).
When fewer than 8 icons are shown on the taskbar, the navigation area will automatically resize to give you more space for the navigation buttons.
Use the Flex mode panel with more apps
More apps can now be used with the Flex mode panel. When the Flex mode panel is turned on, just fold your phone upright and tap the button that appears on the navigation bar.
Improved media controls
Buttons for skipping forward and backward 10 seconds are now available on the Flex mode panel. When you touch the time bar, the time you’ll move to will be shown to help you find the right moment.
Customize the toolbar
Create your own personal layout to quickly access features like split screen view, screen capture, and more. Touch and hold an icon on the Flex mode panel toolbar to reorder the icons or move icons into or out of the toolbar.
Share with contacts
You can now send files to your contacts anytime, even if they’re not near you.
Share files privately
Protect private content when you share it. You can set expiration dates for the files you send, cancel sharing at any time, and prevent recipients from saving or resharing.
Improved sleep coaching
New coaching content and layouts make it easier to check your progress and build better sleeping habits. (Requires Galaxy Watch4 or newer)
More meaningful sleep data
Screen layout and explanations have been enhanced to make it easier to check and understand each sleep factor. (Requires Galaxy Watch4 or newer)
Measure your skin temperature during sleep
See how your skin temperature changes throughout the night to help you create a more comfortable sleep environment. (Requires Galaxy Watch5 or newer)
Better workout summaries
New workout summaries help you focus on meaningful information from your exercise.
Stay on track to meet your goals
Rewards, badges, and personal best records have been enhanced to keep you motivated and help you meet your health goals.
Camera and Gallery
More date and time styles for watermarks
Customize the date and time separately with more style options to get the perfect look for your watermark.
Enhanced Flex Mode layout for Pro modes
When your phone is folded upright, manual settings for Pro and Pro video modes will appear on the bottom of the screen so you can easily control ISO, shutter speed, and other settings.
Select multiple pictures in Capture view
While using Capture view on the main screen, you can now press and hold to select multiple pictures. After selecting, you can share or delete them all at once.
Enhanced remaster previews
Thumbnail images are now shown below the image you’re remastering. Tap a thumbnail to compare the remastered image to the original with a larger view.
Apply effects more easily
Filter and tone effects in Gallery now use a dial instead of a slider making it easier to make precise adjustments with just one hand.
Copy and paste effects
You can now copy and paste filters and tones from one picture you’ve edited to another.
Drag and drop with two hands
Start dragging files, app icons, or other items with one hand, then use your other hand to navigate to the folder or location where you want to drop them. Supported in My Files and the Home screen.
Continue using your phone while charging another device
Open your phone with the main screen facing down. You can charge your Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch, or another device using wireless power sharing on one side. At the same time, you can continue using your phone with the cover screen on the other side.
Listen to Auracast broadcasts
Use your phone to find and listen to nearby Auracast broadcasts with your Galaxy Buds2 Pro or other devices that support Bluetooth LE Audio.
Keep storage space available
When you’re running low on space in your internal storage, app cache information will be shown when you analyze storage in My Files. Clearing app caches can help you free up space without deleting files or apps.
Enhanced memory management in Device care
More information is provided about apps using memory on your phone, giving you the option to put apps to sleep if too much memory is being used.
Change your mode from the Lock screen
Change between Sleep mode, Driving mode, and other modes directly from the Lock screen.
Customize your layout in Samsung Internet
When you choose to show the address bar at the bottom of the screen, the tab bar and bookmark bar will also be shown at the bottom.
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