After rolling out One UI 5.1 for the Galaxy A51 5G in some regions, Samsung has finally rolled out the One UI 5.1 update for the device in the US.
The Samsung Galaxy A series is quite popular these days because of the huge success of the first two phones in the series. And the Galaxy A51 is also responsible for the success of the series. So it is good to see the update support for the device is still active even after two years.
Samsung launched the Galaxy A51 5G in 2020 with Android 10 OS. This means the Android 13 based One UI 5 is the third major update for the device and it was released a few months back. Since mid-range phones are eligible for three major updates, the Galaxy A51 5G has already received its third and final major update; One UI 5.
As mentioned earlier, Galaxy A51 5G One UI 5.1 update is rolling out in the US. And it comes with build number A516USQUBGWC1. One UI 5.1 isn’t a major update but still a big one that comes with many improvements and some new features as well.
The One UI 5.1 update also improves the Android security patch to February 2023 and it’s a jump from December 2022. Talking about changes, the One UI 5.1 update comes with a big changelog. This includes advanced and improved search in the Gallery app, revamped picture info page, improved multitasking, battery widget, and more. You can check the complete changelog below.
Galaxy A51 5G One UI 5.1 Update Changelog
Camera and Gallery
- More powerful search: You can now search your Gallery for more than one person or subject at the same time. You can even search for people without tagging their names just by tapping their faces.
- Enhanced image remastering: Remastering does more to make your pictures look great by removing shadows and reflections. You can also remaster GIFs for better resolution and clarity. Preview has also been improved to make it easier to compare the original picture with the remaster.
- Create a shared family album: It’s easier than ever to share pictures with your family. Gallery will recommend pictures to add to your shared family album by recognizing the faces of family members you select. You get 5 GB of storage for each family member (up to 6 people).
- Revamped info display: When you swipe up while viewing a picture or video in your Gallery, you can see when and where the picture was taken, which device took the picture, where the picture is stored, and more. Now with a simpler layout.
- Easily minimize or switch to full screen: You can now minimize or maximize an app window without going to the options menu. Just drag one of the corners.
- Access your most used apps in split screen: When you start a split-screen view, the apps you use most often will be shown below your recently used apps to help you find the apps you need faster.
Modes and Routines
- Change wallpapers based on your mode: Set a different wallpaper based on your current activity. Choose one wallpaper for work, one for exercising, and more.
- More actions for routines: New actions let you control Quick Share and Touch sensitivity, change your ringtone, and change your font style.
- Quick access to useful information: Check severe weather alerts, daily weather summaries, and sunrise/sunset times at the top of the Weather app. The temperature graph now uses colors to show how the temperature changes throughout the day.
- Hourly precipitation graph: An hourly graph now shows how much precipitation has fallen at different times of the day.
- Summary on Weather widget: A brief summary of the current weather conditions now appears on the weather widget to let you know if it’s sunny, cloudy, raining, or snowing.
- Continue browsing on another device: If you’re browsing the web on one Galaxy phone or tablet and later open the Internet app on another Galaxy device signed in to the same Samsung account, a button will appear that lets you open the last webpage you were viewing on the other device.
- Improved search: Your searches now include the names of bookmark folders and tab groups. Improved search logic lets you find what you’re looking for even if something isn’t spelled correctly.
- Check the battery level of your devices: The new Battery widget lets you check the battery level of your devices, right from the Home screen. You can see how much battery is left on your phone, Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch, and other supported devices.
- Settings suggestions: While signed in to your Samsung account, suggestions will appear at the top of the Settings screen to help you share, connect, and enhance your experience across your Galaxy devices.
- Choose where to save screenshots and screen recordings: You can now change the folder where screenshots and screen recordings are saved.
If you are a Galaxy A51 5G user in the US, you will receive the One UI 5.1 update soon if you haven’t received it already. It’s a batch rollout so some users might get the update a few days later while some users might get the update early. To check for the update manually go to Settings > Software Update.
Before upgrading your phone make sure to backup your data and charge your phone to at least 50%.