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Android 14-based One UI 6.1 Is Out Now: Here’s The Full Changelog

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One Ui 6.1 Release Date

Android 14-based One UI 6.1 is officially out now for the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy 23 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 5, and Galaxy Z Flip 5. 

As per the fixed schedule of ‘28 March’Samsung started rolling out the major awaiting One UI 6.1 based on the Android 14 update for the Galaxy devices mentioned above. The owners of the device must free up some storage on their device since the update is lengthy, nearly 3GB. 

The most noticeable part of this update is a bundle of Galaxy AI features, which debuted on the Galaxy S24 flagship series back in January. There are plenty of features and functions based on artificial intelligence and machine learning, which include: Circle to Search for instant searching directly on screen by just circling an object; Live Translate, translating text in pictures; note assist; transcript assist; generating AI-powered unique wallpaper; and many more. 

Apart from the AI-powered features, the update also brings features, improvements, and upgrades, including more information in the Weather widget, easier access to video call effects and mic mode, voice input without leaving the keyboard, and many more on the list. 

For detailed information, check out the changelog mentioned below, but the changelog is only applicable to 2023’s Galaxy flagship devices. 

One UI 6.1 Changelog: Features, and Improvements

Galaxy AI

Instantly search for anything on your screen.

  • Circle to Search with Google lets you easily learn more about anything shown on your screen without switching apps. Just touch and hold the Home button or navigation handle, then circle anything on the screen to start a Google search.

Translate phone calls in real time.

  • Need to call someone who doesn’t speak your language? No problem! Live Translate provides real-time translation during calls. The other person on the call can hear what you say in their language, and you can hear their responses in your language. Translations will also appear on the screen.

Translate in-person conversations.

  • The new Interpreter feature lets you translate a conversation any time you need to talk to someone who speaks another language. You can access Interpreter easily from the quick panel. Both people can hear translations read out loud in addition to reading them on the screen.

Translate text into pictures, signs, documents, and more.

  • Instantly translate text wherever you find it. Just point your camera at the text you want to translate, then tap the T button to show more options. You can also translate text that appears in images in your gallery.

Summarize and translate webpages.

  • Get the information you need quickly by summarizing webpages with Browsing Assistant on Samsung Internet. You can cut a long read into just the most important bullet points. You can also translate webpages into your language.

Note: smarter, not harder.

  • Note assist lets you do more than ever before in Samsung Notes. You can automatically format, summarize, correct, translate, and generate covers for your notes.

Automatically transcribe voice recordings

  • Use Transcript Assist to convert recordings of meetings, lectures, voice memos, and more into text, then summarize them for quick review. You can even translate the transcripts and summaries to review them in other languages.

Do more with the Samsung Keyboard.

  • Change the tone of your writing to make it sound professional, casual, or ready to post on social media with Writing Assist. You can also get spelling and grammar suggestions in addition to message translation in select chat and text messaging apps.

Reimagine your photos

  • Generative editing gives you more ways to edit your photos. You can move, remove, or resize the people and objects in your photos, then generate a new background to fill in any missing pieces.

Generate unique wallpapers

  • Use Al to generate unique wallpapers for your home screen and lock screen. Just choose a few keywords and let Al take care of the rest.

Advanced intelligence settings

  • You have full control over which features you want to use and how they process your data. You can even block online processing of your data for all features with a single tap.

Create epic images

Effortlessly enhance your photos

  • Get special AI recommendations for enhancing your photos and videos. You’ll find options for adding star trails, long exposure, colorizing, and more. Suggestions appear when you tap the i button in Gallery.

Copy and paste from one image to another

  • Add a missing element to your picture. Just clip an object from an image in Gallery, then go to the image where you want to paste it and choose Paste from clipboard in the More options menu.

Easily create custom stickers

  • Creating custom stickers has never been easier. After you clip an image in Gallery, you can quickly turn it into a sticker and apply styles such as outline, cutout, vintage, and cartoon.

More accurate image clipping

  • Get exactly the area you need to clip without any unwanted parts. When you clip an image in Gallery, you have the option of editing the selected area before you save it, so you can get your selection just right.

Improved gallery search

  • The search screen has been redesigned to make it easier to use. Results are now categorized by type, such as people, places, albums, or stories.

Change playback speed

  • More videos now support changing the playback speed when you edit a video in Gallery. You can make your video play faster or slower in a specific section that you select or for the entire video.

Edit videos on multiple devices

  • You can now continue your edits on your phone, tablet, or PC. Export your Studio projects to a file that can be opened on other Galaxy devices.

Customize your Galaxy

New wallpaper editing features

  • Decorate your wallpaper however you like. When you select an image to use as your wallpaper, you can now apply frames and effects. When your wallpaper includes a person or animal, you can apply depth effects to make the subject stand out from the background.

More widgets for your lock screen

  • Additional widgets are available for your lock screen and Always On Display, so you can quickly check useful information without unlocking your phone. The new widgets include Weather, Samsung Health, Battery, Reminder, Calendar, and Clock.

Customize alarm alerts

  • Use an image, video, or AR emoji to create your own custom alert screens for each alarm. You can even change the layout of where the alarm information appears on the screen.

More stickers to personalize your calendar

  • You can now add up to two stickers for each date on your calendar. Stickers for events are now shown next to the event name in Month View.

Revamped calendar settings

  • Calendar settings have been reorganized to be more intuitive. You can also set background colors and images for full-screen calendar alerts.

Customize reminder alerts

  • Create the right background for each of your reminders. You can now set colors and background images for full-screen reminder alerts.

Do more with reminder categories

  • You can now choose a representative icon for each reminder category. You can also pin categories you use frequently to the top of the category list.

Turn modes on or off from the home screen

  • Turn modes on and off more quickly than before. The new Mode widget lets you add modes directly to your home screen.

Reorder your modes

  • You can now change the order in which modes are listed on the Modes tab in Modes and Routines.

New routine conditions

  • You can now start a routine when an alarm of your choice starts ringing or when Smart View connects or disconnects.

Connect and share

Share with more devices

  • Quick Share has merged with Google’s Nearby Share. In addition to Galaxy devices, you can now share with other Android devices even without an internet connection.

Locate your devices

  • The new Samsung Find app lets you see where all your Galaxy devices are on a map at any time. If you lose a device, additional features are available to help you find the device and protect your data.

Share your location with others

  • With Samsung Find, you can share your location with family, friends, or anyone that you trust. Share for a limited time or all the time. You’re always in control of who can see your location.

Broadcast sound with Auracast

  • Broadcast the sound from your phone so others can listen. Anyone nearby with a Bluetooth LE audio device will be able to listen to your broadcast.

Sync Internet tab groups with other devices

  • Easily pick up where you left off during your last browsing session, no matter which device you were using. Tab groups that you create on one device will appear in Samsung Internet on other Galaxy devices signed in to your Samsung account.

Protect your data

Enhanced data protection in the Samsung Cloud

  • Rest assured that no one can access your data but you, even if there’s a data breach. You can turn on end-to-end encryption for data that’s synced with Samsung Cloud.

Fast and secure sign-ins with passkeys

  • Passkeys provide more security for web sign-ins without the need to remember complicated passwords. Use passcodes to sign in to supported websites with biometric authentication on Samsung Internet.

Manage your health

Enhanced exercise experience

  • Compete against your past running results in Samsung Health to try to beat your previous time. You can also crop exercises after you finish to remove any unnecessary time at the beginning or end.

More options for daily activity targets

  • You now have more options for setting your daily activity targets in Samsung Health. If a step goal doesn’t work for you, you can change to floors climbed or active hours instead.

Improved cycle tracking

  • When you record your physical symptoms and moods, options you’ve used frequently in the past will appear at the top of the screen. You can also now set custom moods if the default options don’t match how you’re feeling.

Even more improvements

Easier to access video call effects and mic mode

  • Video call effects and mic mode will now appear in the quick panel during voice and video calls, so you can control how others see and hear you during calls. You can set a background color or image, focus on your voice by blocking background sounds, and more.

More information is in the weather widget

  • The weather widget will let you know when severe thunderstorms, snowfall, or other precipitation is on the forecast in your local area.

Voice input without leaving the keyboard

  • The keyboard now remains visible while using voice input, so you can easily switch back to typing whenever you need to. Tap the mic button at the bottom of the screen to enter text using your voice at any time while using the keyboard.

Keyboard shortcut for split-screen view

  • Instantly snap an app to one side of the screen. If you’re using a physical keyboard, press the Cmd (Windows) key + Ctrl key + left or right arrow key.

Open all minimized apps at once

  • A new button lets you reopen all of the minimized apps at once when you have more than one pop-up window minimized.

Google search suggestions in Finder

  • When you search using Finder, you’ll also get suggested web searches from Google.

More ways to protect your battery

  • Choose from three different protection options to help extend your battery’s lifespan. Basic protection keeps your charge between 95% and 100%. Adaptive protection pauses charging while you’re asleep and finishes charging just before you wake up. You can also choose to limit the maximum charge to 80% for maximum protection.

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Samsung Officially Announces One UI 6.1 Update with Galaxy AI for Galaxy S22, Fold4, Flip4, and Tab S8 in May

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Samsung has officially confirmed that it will provide Galaxy AI features with One UI 6.1 to several devices, including the Galaxy S22, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy Tab S8 series devices. The company has published that it will start rolling out the dedicated update for the devices in early May; however, it hasn’t mentioned the exact date, but it looks like after completing the April 2024 update, it may immediately start providing the One UI 6.1 update.

Earlier, there was some doubt if Samsung would provide every AI feature to the older devices, which are spotted on other high-end devices, or make some restrictions on them. However, now, the company has cleared the doubt and confirmed that it will provide several Galay AI features, such as Circle to searchChat AssistInterpreterLive Translate, Note Assist, Transcript Assist, Browsing Assist, Generative Edit, Edit Suggestion, and AI-generated wallpaper.

With these all-new AI power features, users will get a whole new experience for communicating with each other. For instance, with the live translation, users can talk to each other without any language barrier. Chat Assist helps users adjust text messages in different languages and message tone.

Meanwhile, users can also benefit from several productivity and information-accessible AI features, such as Circle to Search, which enables users to instantly take information about any object on the screen. Note Assist simplifies tasks with auto-formatting and summarization features. Browsing assistance provides the ability to summarize and translate them.


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One UI 6.1 with Galaxy AI: New Smart Features Coming to Your 2021 and 2022 Galaxy Phones

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Samsung initially introduced Galaxy AI exclusively for the Galaxy S24 series, then expanded it to 2023’s Galaxy flagship devices, and is now setting up to release it for 2022’s as well as 2021’s flagship lineups. 

Samsung has already teased the Galaxy S22 owners that ongoing testing is going on to deliver Galaxy AI features, and now recent reports are unveiling that not only the S22 series but also the entire 2022 and 2021 flagship lineups are in line to get the Galaxy AI features. 

This is being speculated by a forum post from Korea. A Samsung employee has confirmed that One UI 6.1 with Galaxy AI features will be coming to Samsung’s entire 2022 and even 2021 flagship lineups. Samsung had already announced earlier this week that more devices would receive Galaxy AI. 2023 Galaxy flagships have already grabbed the AI features, but noticeably, the Galaxy S23 FE is not eligible for the Instant Slow-Mo feature. 

  • Circle and search with Google
  • Live translation, to make voice and text translations of calls in real time;
  • Interpreter, who instantly translates the words of the interlocutors and displays them on a split screen;
  • Chat Assistant in the keyboard, to perfect the tone of the conversation;
  • Notes Assistant, for an AI-generated task summary and for creating templates to take notes with predefined formats;
  • Transcription Assistant to transcribe, summarize and possibly translate voice recordings;
  • generation wallpapers with AI
  • Generative change

Here’s the 2022 Galaxy device that would get Galaxy AI: 

  • Galaxy Tab S8
  • Galaxy Tab S8+
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4

Samsung is also expanding the Galaxy AI to selected devices in 2021, although these devices would only support a few features such as Circle to Search and Magic Rewrite, which is expected to be a messy translation of Generative Edit. 

Here’s the eligible device list for the Galaxy AI in 2021: 

  • Galaxy S21
  • Galaxy S21+
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3

The exact timeline is not clear yet, but it is expected that the Galaxy AI features, along with the One UI 6.1 update, could arrive in early May. 


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Samsung would be ready to bring the One UI 6.1 to these other devices as well

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Samsung introduced the One UI 6.1 update with its latest Galaxy S24 devices, and after taking a short break, the company expanded to more Galaxy devices and launched back in 2023. Now there is some good news: in the next few days, the company is preparing to expand the One UI 6.1 update to more Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S22, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy A54.

According to the tipster, Tarun Vats, Samsung will release the One UI 6.1 update to the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy A54 devices in the coming days. He predicted that the update would be available in several regions of Asia and Europe.

Apart from these, there is no specific information available about the update’s availability; however, observing the pattern reveals that the company is rolling out the update batch-wise. Initially, it expanded the update to the highest devices that were related back in last year, but now it is prepared to release the update to the devices released in 2022.

The One UI 6.1 update will add several new customization features to various existing features, such as wallpaper, lock screen, alarm alerts, stickers, reminders, and many more.

With the latest update, users will also experience improvements in connectivity, such as Quick Share integration with nearby devices, and enhanced convenience in device location through Samsung Find. Along with this, several new AI features will be introduced, but it is not confirmed if every feature will arrive for these devices or if the company will keep some limitations on them. To learn about the features in more detail, you can check out this article.


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