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One UI 6.1 Have Bugs and Issues: Should You Update?

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New updates are usually expected to refine older devices with new improvements, features, and changes, but unfortunately, Samsung’s latest One UI 6.1 turned wrong for the Galaxy S23 device. 

Samsung has already rolled out the Android 14-based One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy S23 devices, but the owners of the devices after installing this update started claiming and reporting about the inconveniences they are going through, such as unresponsive touch screen issues, fingerprint sensors not working, and many more. 

Here we are discussing several issues that occur after installing One UI 6.1 on the Galaxy S23 smartphones

Unresponsive Touchscreens 

After installing the One UI 6.1 update, Galaxy S23 users started reporting on Reddit and Samsung’s community forums that a kind of inconvenience was occurring: an unresponsive touch screen. One Galaxy S23 Ultra owner claimed that his screen is unresponsive to finger touch and only works while using the S-Pen. Some of the users claimed that sometimes the screen stopped taking touch on some particular areas of the display. A user also commented, “After hitting the 6.1 update, I’m stuck with the same problem: the touch screen is totally unresponsive. It’s downright disheartening. I can’t believe a brand would drop an update this messed up.” 

Broken fingerprint sensors 

Apart from the touchscreen issue, other users on the same platform indicate that One UI 6.1 is also breaking the fingerprint sensor for the Galaxy S23. Upon examining the other two r/GalaxyS23 and r/GalaxyS23Ultra posts on Reddit, it appears that the fingerprint sensor is not entirely malfunctioning.

Regarding this issue, one user elaborates on the inconvenience. “After updating to One UI 6.1 yesterday, my fingerprint sensor randomly doesn’t register my input when trying to unlock the phone. There is no error whatsoever; the fingerprint icon animation re-appears once I touch the screen, and I have to touch that part again to get the phone unlocked.” 

Slow Charging 

One UI 6.1 update is appearing as a bundle of troubles since, after installing this update on the Galaxy S23 devices, owners are facing several issues. Some of them have reported that their Galaxy S23 maxes out around 15W for wired charging speeds even while using a 25W adapter. We have already reported about One UI 6.1 causing charging issues on Galaxy S23 devices. Although some users are facing this issue, while others didn’t notice any change in their charging speed, it still popped up across Reddit and Samsung’s forums. 

Phone Overheating 

Phone overheating issues are quite common after upgrading the device with a major update. Now, Galaxy S23 owners are also reporting the same issue: after installing One UI 6.1, their phones run hotter than usual. This one is a bit harder to pin down since one user claims on Reddit that One UI 6.1 made their Galaxy S23 get “quite warm to touch even when it’s idle and connected to WiFi.”

Here’s the question: If One UI 6.1 brings the issues mentioned above, then should One UI 6.1 be downloaded? 

A simple or one-word answer to this question is hard to say since we can’t neglect the fact One UI 6.1 brought several issues, but the fact is, you could download the update and be perfectly fine. Also, this update offers you bundles of Galaxy AI features to enhance your experience at your convenience. 


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Samsung Users Received One UI 6.1 Update Early Receivers Still Facing Battery Drain

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Android 14-based OneUI 6.1 turns shocking instead of rocking for some users! After installing the One UI 6.1 update, some Galaxy S23 and foldable owners are constantly reporting the battery drain issue and several other issues. 

Samsung delivered the One UI 6.1 update to the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy Z Fold 5, and Galaxy Z Flip 5 globally in late March, along with dozens of improvements and noteworthy Galaxy AI features; however, the package isn’t closed here since it also brings high battery drain and several other issues. 

However, temporary battery drainage after installing the major OS update is quite normal since various system optimizations cause battery drain issues, and after optimization, it settles down. Unfortunately, this is not the case with the UI 6.1 update on the Galaxy S23, Galaxy Z Fold 5, and Galaxy Z Flip 5 devices. 

After installing the update, users complained about high battery drain and other inconvenient issues. It’s been a month, and users are still facing the battery drainage issue. Users reported this issue on various online platforms, like Reddit, but Samsung has yet to acknowledge it. 

Most of the users previously claimed issues with fingerprint recognition. The giant quickly acknowledged the former issue and released a fix in April. Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 5, and Galaxy Z Flip 5 users are still facing high battery drain, the report says. 

However, it is not exactly clear yet whether Samsung is aware of these reports and working on finding the root cause of the problem or not. At the moment, to avoid high battery drain, you can disable power-hungry extra features such as AOD. It is expected that soon the brand will roll out a fix for this inconvenient problem. 

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Breaking: Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 5 started Receiving One UI 6.1 update

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Active5 5G is the latest tablet in the Active lineup. It is specially made to suit tough weather conditions and is operable in any harsh situation where other devices do not perform well. The Korean giant introduced the devices back in January; they come with Android 14 and One UI 6.0 preinstalled. Now, within three months, the device has started getting its first significant update in the form of One UI 6.1.

One UI 6.1 update is now available for the Korean units of the Galaxy Tab Active 5

Galaxy Tab Active 5 in South Korea is getting the One UI 6.1 update with the firmware version number X306NKOU1AXD7. With the latest update, the device still doesn’t have access to the new security patch, which is the May 2024 security patch. With the gradual expansion, the device will get the One UI 6.1 update worldwide soon.

One UI 6.1: What’s New

With the One UI 6.1 update, users will get a lot of new features that will enhance different functionalities, such as creative images, and provide some sim while connecting and sharing functionality, such as Quick Share. To keep your data protected, it has applied new Samsung Cloud encryption and many more. If you want to take advantage of all the new changes, then you should update your device to the latest version.

Following the policy, the Galaxy Tab Active will get eight years of software support, which means you will get all the new features for eight years. However,  with some hardware restrictions, there may be some limitations applying to the devices every time. For instance, with the latest One UI 6.1 update, it doesn’t grab any AI features.

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One UI 6.1 Changelog for Galaxy Tab Active5 5G

Creative Image Editing

Copy and paste from one image to another
You can add whatever you want on top of your photos. Long-press on an object in a gallery image to cut it, go to the more options menu for the new image you want to paste the object into, and select Paste from Clipboard.

More sophisticated image cropping
You can specify only the area to be cut accurately, excluding unnecessary areas. Before cropping and saving a gallery image, you can use Edit in the More Options menu to make additional edits to just the areas you want.

More convenient gallery search
The newly designed search screen allows you to view photos and videos by categories such as people, places, albums, and stories.

Edit video speed
You can now change the playback speed for more types of videos. Select all or part of a video and edit it at fast or slow speed.

Edit videos on multiple devices
You can continue editing videos on your phone, tablet, or PC on other devices. You can also export your projects from the studio as files that can be opened on other Galaxy devices.

Galaxy In My Style

New wallpaper editing feature
You can also apply a depth of field effect to make people or animals in your image stand out from the background.

More lock screen widgets
We support more lock screen widgets so you can quickly check useful information without having to unlock your phone. New widgets include Weather, Samsung Health, Battery, Reminder, Calendar, and Clock.

Customize your alarm
You can create your own alarm background for each alarm using images, videos, and AR emojis. You can also change the layout of the screen where alarm information is displayed.

Decorate your calendar with more stickers
You can add up to two stickers to your calendar for one date. When the calendar is in monthly view, the sticker registered for each event is displayed next to the name of that event.

More intuitive calendar settings
Calendar settings have been reorganized to be more intuitive. You can also specify the calendar notification background as an image or color of your choice.

Customize your own reminder notifications
You can specify the background of your reminder notifications with an image or color of your choice.

Reminder categories for added convenience You
can set a representative icon for each created category, and frequently use categories can be pinned to the top of the list.

Turning modes on and off from the home screen
You can turn modes on or off faster than before. The new mod widget lets you add mods right to your home screen.

Changing the order of modes
You can change the order of modes in the Modes tab.

Run Routines in More Situations You
can now automatically start routines even when an alarm sounds or Smart View engages and disengages.

Relumino Contour
Creates clear outlines to help people with low vision identify objects in images and videos.

Easily connect and Share

With more devices
Google’s Nearby Share has been integrated into Quick Share. Now you can share files with more Android devices than just Galaxy devices.

Synchronize Samsung Internet’s tab groups with other devices
If you stop using the Internet, you can resume from that point on any device. Additionally, if you create a tab group on one device, it will also appear on Samsung Internet on other Galaxy devices signed in to the same Samsung account.

Keep your data safe

Enhanced data protection in Samsung Cloud
Data synchronized with Samsung Cloud is securely protected with end-to-end encryption, and even if your data is leaked, no one but you can access it.

Log in quickly and securely with Passkey
Using Passkey on websites that support biometrics not only eliminates the need to remember complicated passwords, but also increases security.

Easier and More convenient

Easier video call effects and microphone mode
If you use video call effects or microphone mode in the quick settings window during a call, you can immediately check and adjust the applied effects and sounds. You can set the background color or image for the video call or block out surrounding noise to hear the voice clearly.

Weather widget with more information
In the weather widget, you can check major weather forecasts for your area, including thunderstorms, heavy snow, and heavy rain.

Quick and easy voice input from the keyboard
You can input text by voice by pressing the microphone button at the bottom of the screen without switching the input method while using the keyboard.

Keyboard shortcuts for split-screen viewing
By pressing the Cmd (Windows) key, Ctrl key, and left or right arrow keys simultaneously on a physical keyboard rather than a virtual keyboard, you can create a split screen by moving the current app to one side of the screen.

Open all minimized apps at once
If you’ve minimized more than one pop-up window, you can reopen all apps at once with a new button.

Google Recommended Search Terms
You can search using Google recommended search terms related to the keyword you entered.

Various ways to protect your battery
We provide three protection methods to help your battery last longer. Setting basic protection will keep the charge between 95% and 100%, while optimizing protection will pause charging while you sleep and complete it right before you wake up. If you set maximum protection, you can only charge up to 80%.


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Galaxy A33 Users Can Now Enjoy One UI 6.1 Update

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Samsung is rapidly rolling out the One UI 6.1 update for eligible Galaxy devices; however, due to some complications, it has taken time to optimize the update for the different devices. Earlier, the company introduced the update to all the flagship devices, and with the next phase, it started expanding the update to other devices, like the Galaxy A33.

Galaxy A33 Firmware Details

Samsung Galaxy A33 smartphones are spotted getting the One UI 6.1 update in Singapore with the firmware version number A336EDXU8EXDD. It is expected to expand to more Asian markets. With the latest update, there are several new features and changes arriving for the devices; therefore, it is coming in a massive software package. It is using the same security patch as April 2024.

As Samsung has limited some innovative features related to the Galaxy AI feature to some flagship devices, the Galaxy A33 will not get any of the AI features with the update, but still, with the One UI 6.1 update, users will get some significant updates that will surely elevate the overall experience. For instance, the latest update for the Galaxy A33 will provide you with a set of new customization features and also get some enhancements for the security and privacy of the devices. For more information, you can check out this article.

Installation

If you are using the Galaxy A33 device in Singapore, then you should start getting a new update notification. You can easily update your device by tapping on it, which will redirect you to the software update menu, where you can easily download and install the latest version.

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