One UI 5.1 adopts the new Android 13 features and more

As seems to be tradition at this point, Samsung is launching a notable update to its One UI skin with the upcoming Galaxy S23 series, with One UI 5.1 set to take the stage and eventually expanding to older models. Here’s what the update changes.

reported by WinFuture And snoopy tech This weekend One UI 5.1 seems to be a relatively small update overall, but it does contain some useful changes and tweaks.

Many of the changes start with the camera, which includes making it easier to change color grading and access to Samsung’s Expert RAW app. There are also many changes to Samsung’s Gallery app, but perhaps the most interesting is that Samsung is adding the ability to save screenshots to a user-selected location. Samsung’s Gallery app can already separate screenshots from captures from the camera, but that doesn’t happen in other photo apps like Google Photos. It looks like this may finally change with One UI 5.1.

This update also brings new battery and weather widgets, updates to AR Emoji (Samsung’s Memoji clone), improvements to DeX and Samsung Notes, better connectivity with Windows PCs, and more.

Another notable addition is Android 13’s new media player which supports Wi-Fi speakers using Cast or Spotify Connect. The Google Just announced this job earlier this yearwith support not yet rolled out for Pixel phones.

Samsung One UI 5.1 will arrive first on the Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra When the series is released On February 1st. Reservations are open through January 31st for up to $100 additional credit When you pre-order – This offer will not be available post-launch.

After launching on the S23, Samsung has confirmed that this new update will expand to every major device launched since the Galaxy S20 series – we have The full list of devices eligible for One UI 5.1 is here.

Full changeover follows, as pulled from snoopy Tweets.


Changing the color tone of a selfie just got easier

  • You can easily change the color tone of your selfies using the effects button on the side of the screen.

Quick access to Expert RAW

  • Expert RAW allows you to capture high-quality images without processing or compression, ideal for those who want to be able to edit their images later. Expert RAW is now easier to access from the Advanced menu.


Shared family album

  • With Shared Family Album, sharing photos with your family has never been easier. Gallery will recommend photos to add to your shared family album by recognizing the faces of your family members. You also get 5 GB of storage for each family member (up to 6 people).

Improved handling

  • Processing automatically removes shadows and reflections to make your photos look great. You can also recreate GIFs for better resolution and clarity.

Convenient information display

  • When you swipe up while viewing a photo or video in your Gallery, you can see at a glance when and where the photo was taken, on what device, where it was stored, and more.

Search has become more powerful

  • You can now search for more than one person or item at the same time. You can even search for people without tagging their name, just by clicking on their face.

Choose a location to save screenshots

  • You can now save screenshots and screen recordings to a folder of your choice by setting it up in Advanced Features.

AR Zone and AR Emoji

Use 3 emojis in AR Emoji Camera

  • Take funny photos and videos with friends (up to 3 people) in mask mode. You can replace your friends’ faces with other characters by clicking on emojis.

Layout and editing improvements in AR Doodles

  • Brushes are now available on the AR Doodle home screen for faster access. You can also resize and move graphics even after they’ve been created, and the new Eraser tool lets you erase just a portion of your graphics without deleting them entirely.


New battery widget

  • The new Battery widget allows you to check the battery level of your Galaxy devices. Right on the home screen, you can see how much battery is left on your smartphone, Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch, and other supported devices.

Intuitive weather widget

  • A new illustration style and a summary of current weather conditions make it easier to see weather information, whether it’s sunny, cloudy, raining or snowing.

Different backgrounds depending on the situation

  • Set different wallpaper on lock screen and home screen depending on your current activities. Choose one wallpaper for work, one for sports, and more when you set different modes.

More conditions and procedures for scenarios

  • Scripts that run automatically when Airplane mode is on or mobile hotspot scripts can now open two apps, adjust left/right volume balance, and more. New actions now let you control quick sharing and touch sensitivity, as well as change your ringtone and font style.


Collaboration in Samsung Notes

  • Create a shared note that multiple people can edit at the same time. Write a report with colleagues, take notes for a study group, or draw a picture with a friend. The possibilities are endless

Inviting to shared apps made easy

  • Now you can easily invite people to shared albums, notes, and calendars with a link that can be shared through apps like messaging, email, and social networks.

Advanced multi-control between Galaxy Book and smartphone

  • You can now use the Galaxy Book’s mouse, keyboard, or trackpad not only with your Galaxy tablet, but also with your Galaxy smartphone. You can easily copy and paste text and drag and drop images from one device to another as if it were the same device.

Continue browsing on your computer

  • If you are surfing the web with Samsung Internet on your smartphone and then. Continue browsing on your computer You can find the websites you opened on your smartphone and continue browsing them with a computer browser.

Hide smartphone notifications on TV

  • When watching content from a smartphone on a TV using Smart View, you can hide notifications on the TV to prevent others from seeing your personal information.


You can easily minimize the window or switch to full screen mode

  • You can now minimize or maximize the application window without going to the settings menu. Just drag one corner of the popup.

Simplified access to your most used apps in split screen mode

  • When split screen is on, the apps you use most often will be shown under recently used apps to help you find them faster.

Samsung DeX

Improved multitasking in Dex

  • In split screen mode, you can now drag the separator in the center of the screen to resize both windows. You can also snap a window to a corner so that it takes up a quarter of the screen.

Media output for Wi-Fi speakers

  • If you want to continue listening to music on Wi-Fi speakers via Spotify Connect and Chromecast built-in, just open Media Output from the Quick Access Toolbar, not from the Music apps.

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