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It was widely reported that Samsung will launch the Galaxy S23 series with Android 13 based One UI 5.1 operating system. A few days before the official announcement of the Galaxy S23, the One UI 5.1 features have been fully leaked, revealing what Samsung’s new One UI version will bring.

According to the One UI 5.1 changelog published by German publication WinFuture, One UI 5.1 will bring improved stock apps, family sharing albums in the gallery app, easier access to the Expert RAW camera app, better AR Emojis and AR Zone, a new battery widget. , Samsung Notes collaboration, improvements to multi-device controls, and minor improvements to Samsung DeX.

Let’s take a look at the full One UI 5.1 changelog below.

Features of One UI 5.1: Full changelog


  • Changing the shade of a selfie just got easierEasily change the tone of your selfies with the Effects button on the side of the screen.
  • Quick access to Expert RAWThe Expert RAW app allows you to capture high-quality images without any processing or compression, which is perfect for those who want to edit their photos further. Expert RAW is now easier to access from the Advanced menu.


  • General family albumSharing photos with your family is easier than ever with Shared Family Album. Gallery recommends adding photos to your shared family album by recognizing the faces of your family members. You also get 5GB of space for each family member (up to 6 people).
  • Improved handlingProcessing automatically removes shadows and reflections to make your photos look great. You can also recreate GIFs for better resolution and clarity.
  • Displaying convenient informationIf 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 which device, where it’s stored, and more.
  • Search just got more powerfulYou can now search for more than one person or object at a time. You can even search for people without entering their names, just by clicking on their faces.
  • Choose a location to save the screenshotsYou can now save screenshots and screen recordings to a folder of your choice by setting it in advanced features.

AR Zone and AR Emoji

  • Use 3 Emoji in AR Emoji CameraTake fun photos and videos with friends (up to 3 people) in mask mode. You can replace your friends’ faces with other characters by clicking on the emoji.
  • Improvements to the layout and editing of AR DoodlesBrushes are now available on the main AR Doodle screen for faster access. You can also resize and move drawings after you’ve created them, and the new eraser tool lets you erase just part of your drawings without erasing them entirely.


  • New battery widgetWith the new battery widget, you can check the battery level of your Galaxy devices. Right from the home screen, you can see how much battery is left on your smartphone, Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch, and other supported devices.
  • Intuitive weather widgetA new illustration style and summary of current weather conditions make it easy to find weather information, whether it’s sunny, cloudy, raining or snowing.

Modes and scenarios

  • Different wallpapers depending on the modeSet different wallpapers on the lock screen and home screen depending on your current activities. Choose a background for work, one for sports and more by setting different modes.
  • More conditions and actions for scenariosRun scripts automatically when you turn on airplane mode or mobile hotspot. Scripts can now open certain apps, adjust left/right audio balance, and more. New actions now allow you to control Quick Share and touch sensitivity, as well as change ringtone and font style.


  • Collaboration in Samsung NotesCreate 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 with a friend. The possibilities are endless.
  • Inviting shared apps just got easierNow you can easily invite people to shared albums, notes, and calendars using a link that can be shared across apps like Messenger, email, and social networks.
  • Advanced multi-control between Galaxy Book and smartphoneNow you can use your Galaxy Book 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. (1)
  • Media output for WiFi speakersIf you want to continue listening to music on Wi-Fi speakers with Spotify Connect and Chromecast built-in, just open the media output from the quick access toolbar, not from the music apps. (2)
  • Continue browsing on your computerIf you surf the Internet on your smartphone using Samsung Internet and then continue browsing on your PC, you can find the websites you opened on your smartphone and continue browsing them on the PC browser. (3)

Samsung DeX:

  • Improved multitasking in DeXIn split screen mode, you can now drag the divider in the middle of the screen to resize the two windows. You can also snap the window to one of its corners so that it occupies a quarter of the screen.


  • Settings suggestionsRecommendations now appear at the top of the settings screen, letting you know about useful features to try or settings that need your attention so you can enable or try them right away.

Samsung Internet

  • Improved searchYou can now search tabs by folder name or tabs by group name. Improved search logic allows you to find what you are looking for, even if something is misspelled.

Setup Wizard:

  • Faster and easier initial setup of your new GalaxyIf you’re switching from a Galaxy or another Android device to a new Galaxy, just scan the QR code on your old device to automatically transfer your Wi-Fi networks, Samsung account, and Google account to the new Device without transferring. typing something. (4)


  • Detailed weather information at a glanceUseful weather information is now displayed on the main screen of the Weather app. You can check severe weather alerts, daily weather reports, hourly precipitation and color temperature charts.


  • Bixby text callUse Bixby Text Call to automatically answer calls and find out the purpose of the call. You’ll see what the caller is saying in the text conversation, and you can tap or type responses to have them read aloud to the caller. Bixby text calls are only available in English and Korean.


(1) Multicontroller is only available on select Galaxy phones, Galaxy Tabs, and Galaxy Book devices. It works on tablets with One UI 4.1 or later, phones with One UI 5.1 or later, and Galaxy Book series released in 2021 or later with Samsung v1.5 (Intel) or Samsung Settings v3.3 (ARM). The availability of functions may vary depending on the device model.

(2) The Wi-Fi speaker must be set up in advance to connect the Wi-Fi speaker. Chromecast built-in is a trademark of Google LLC

(3) This function requires a computer running Windows 20H1 or later, and the phone connection and Windows connection must be updated to the latest version.

(4) Only available for Galaxy S23 and higher series with BLE technology.

A few weeks after the launch of Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra, Samsung can bring One UI 5.1 to most of the smartphones running One UI 5.0 software based on Android 13.


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