Well, it’s just a few weeks when Samsung starts pushing Android 11 updates for budget phones. And the Galaxy A50 another budget phone which joins the Android 11 list. Android 11 update for Galaxy A50 will be available to users with One UI 3.1. The update brings many new features and latest patches on the Galaxy A50. Here you will know everything about Samsung Galaxy A50 Android 11 update.
It is no surprise that Galaxy A50 is getting the Android 11 update with One UI 3.1 as some mid-range Galaxy phones already received the update within the last few days. It is the second major update for Galaxy A50 after getting the Android 10 update last year as its first major Android Update.
The Android 11 update for Galaxy A50 is rolling out in India. It is available with firmware version A505FXXU7CUB8. There were some doubts if the Android 11 update is available with One UI 3.0 or One UI 3.1, but now it’s clear. Galaxy A50 Android 11 update based on One UI 3.0. Android 11 update also brings the latest March 2021 security patch on Galaxy A50 that fixes some known vulnerabilities. You can check the changelog section to know about new features.
Samsung Galaxy One UI 3.1 Update – Changelog
We’ve refreshed the look and feel of One UI 3 in lots of ways, big and small, from new, more consistent icons to smarter organization of the quick panel and notifications. Motion is smoother and more natural than ever, with improved animations and haptic feedback for common interactions. And the interface responds to different screen sizes to provide the best experience on any device, whether it’s a phone, foldable, or tablet.
We optimized One UI 3 with enhanced dynamic memory allocation, so apps run faster and perform better. We’ve also restricted background activities to provide better performance and power usage.
- New image categories have been added to Dynamic Lock screen, and you can select up to 5 categories at once.
- On the Lock screen, you can add a widget to check your usage time.
- Get an interactive preview when setting a wallpaper.
- Adjusting the Always On Display and Lock screen is easier.
- Add a call background to see a picture or video when you make or receive a call.
- In Samsung Internet, you can reorder and lock tabs.
- Bixby Routines has even more controls to help you automate your life.
- New icons and Lock screen widgets make it easier to find and control your routines.
- Use Digital Wellbeing with separate personal and work profiles.
Home screen and Lock screen
- Add widgets by touching and holding an app icon on the Home screen.
- Turn off the screen by double tapping on an empty space on the Home or Lock screen. (Set it up in Settings > Advanced features > Motions and gestures.)
- On the Lock screen, tap the clock area to see widgets like calendar, weather, and music.
Calls and chats
- See conversations separately in the notification panel. Works with Messages and your favorite chat apps.
- Easily remove duplicate contacts stored in the same account in Contacts. The storage period for deleted contacts has been extended from 15 days to 30 days.
- Added the ability to edit multiple linked contacts from a single screen.
- Added Trash in Messages so that recently deleted messages are stored for 30 days.
Pictures and videos
- Take pictures quicker with improved auto focus and auto exposure.
- View, edit, and share pictures and videos more easily from Gallery.
- Find pictures and videos quicker with new search features and categories and Gallery.
- Revert edited pictures to their original versions at any time, even after they’re saved, so you never lose a shot.
- Settings has a new simpler look and feel. Your Samsung account is shown at the top, and Home screen settings are now easier to access.
- Find the settings you need more easily with new Search features. You’ll get better results for synonyms and common misspellings, and you can tap on tags to see groups of related settings.
- Quick settings buttons have been reduced to provide only the most commonly used features. You can also add buttons to create your own customized quick panel.
- Increased the number of input languages to 370.
- Made it easier to paste copied images and verification codes from text messages.
- Added emoji and sticker suggestions when you enter a text-based emoticon.
- Improved the keyboard layout to provide a larger space bar when entering web and email addresses.
- Reorganized Keyboard settings so it’s easier to access frequently used settings.
- New routines will be recommended based on your daily life and usage patterns.
- Bixby Routines provide a setting to return everything to the way it was before the routine ran.
- In Internet, you can hide the status and navigation bars for a more immersive experience and quickly translate webpages.
- You’ll be prompted to block websites that send too many pop-ups or notifications.
- You can browse and select cloud drive files from the file selection screen in My Files.
- You can now delete cache files in My Files to easily free up storage space.
- Events with the same start time are displayed together in the month and list views in Calendar.
- Use your phone or tablet app icon layout in Samsung DeX so you know where everything is.
- Open the touch pad from the navigation bar on your phone or tablet.
Easy media and device control
Media and device control is easier with the improved media panel in notifications. You can see recently used media apps and quickly change the playback device. You can also quick-launch Android Auto by selecting it from the Connections menu in Settings.
Identify and improve your digital habits
Improved Digital Wellbeing features make it easy to check how you’re using your phone or tablet and help you form good digital habits. Check your usage while driving or see weekly changes in your screen time by function at a glance through upgraded weekly reports. You can also use Digital Wellbeing with separate personal and work profiles.
Accessibility for everyone
One UI 3 recommends useful accessibility features for you based on your usage. The improved Accessibility shortcut makes accessibility features easier to start and use. You can use the Speak keyboard input aloud feature to get voice feedback of your typing even when Talkback is turned off.
Stronger privacy protection
You can now let an app access to your microphone, camera, or location just one time. Any permissions that an app hasn’t used in a while will be automatically revoked. You can no longer give apps permission to always see your location when they’re not in use, you need to go to the location permission page for the app in Settings.
- In Clock, you can hear the time and preset name of the alarm read aloud when an alarm rings.
Download Samsung Galaxy A50 Android 11 Update (One UI 3.1)
As you know Samsung releases over the air updates in batches. And this time too, the Android 11 update for Galaxy A50 is now rolling out in batches. Currently the update is available in India, but other regions will also join the party soon.
If you are using an Indian variant then you may have already got the update over the air. And if not then it will not take much time when you get the latest Android 11 update on your Galaxy A50. Sometimes users do not get notifications for the updates and in that case, you can manually check for the update by going to Settings > Software Update.
Update 1: Galaxy A50 Unlocked receives Update in US
Samsung starts pushing the One UI 3.1 update in the US with A505U1UEUCDUF1 build number for the unlocked variant of the Galaxy A50. It also carries June 2021 monthly security patch.
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