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Exploring One UI 5.0 ‘Connected Devices’ features in Samsung Galaxy S21



Samsung S21 One UI 5.0 Connected Devices

Although Samsung still hasn’t released a stable build of One UI 5.0 based on Android 13, it is steadily expanding the One UI 5.0 beta program to more devices. If you have installed the One UI 5.0 update on your Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone, you will notice a new “Connected devices” menu in Settings.

The connected devices menu sits just below the “Connections” option in Settings. It is completely new to One UI 5.0 which manages all your phone’s external connections right from one place, providing you with more convenience for controlling your smart TV, PC, wearable, or another smartphone.

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Well, the complete interface looks neat and clean so you won’t face any difficulty in finding any of the connected devices options. Excited to know what’s inside the Samsung Galaxy S21 series’ One UI 5.0 Connected devices menu? Let’s explore the function below.

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Samsung S21 One UI 5.0 Connected Devices

Samsung Galaxy S21 One UI 5.0 Connected devices:

Quick Share:

It is a file-sharing feature that allows you to share photos, videos, PDFs, and other documents with others in original quality. Once you tap on this option, you will be able to manage its settings as well as you can see the sharing history and more.

Quick Share

Auto switch Buds:

This feature helps you automatically switch your Galaxy buds from another device to your current device when you make calls, answer a call, or play media. Inside, you can select which buds to switch to your phone.

Auto Switch Buds

Call & text on other devices:

Enabling this feature will let you call and text from your Galaxy watch, tablet, or speaker using your phone’s number and mobile plan. However, make sure that both devices are signed in with the same Samsung account and have this feature turned on.

Continue Apps on other devices:

With this feature, you can pick up where you left off with other devices signed in to your Samsung account. You can also copy text, images, and more on your phone and paste them onto another device. Currently, it supports two applications including Samsung Internet and Samsung Notes.

Link to Window:

Turn this feature on and you can connect your phone to your PC or laptop. Once connected, you can see your notifications, send and receive text messages, make calls, and view recent photos right from your desktop.

Samsung Dex:

This feature lets you do multitask like a boss. You can connect your Galaxy smartphone to a PC, Laptop, or TV to bring it to life on the big screen. You can do so using an HDMI or USB cable, or wirelessly.

Smart View:

It allows you to share media from any of your devices straight to your TV, including photos, movies, and even music. Samsung Smart View can also be used on any of your connected devices in your home, from your mobile to your PC and tablets.

Samsung S21 One UI 5.0 Connected Devices

Smart Things:

Smart Things is a powerful remote control for your home. It lets you control and monitors your home environment through a mobile device to meet your specific needs.

Samsung S21 One UI 5.0 Connected Devices

Android Auto:

It’s a smart driving companion that brings apps to your car display so you can focus while you drive. You can control features like navigation, maps, calls, text messages, and music.

Samsung S21 One UI 5.0 Connected Devices

Besides these, there are also “Bluetooth” and “Mobile Hotspot and Tethering” features so you don’t have to go to another section to manage them.

Samsung S21 One UI 5.0 Connected Devices

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One UI 5.0

Samsung releases One UI 5.1.1 update for Galaxy Z Flip 5G



Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G January 2024 update US

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G smartphone is finally getting the One UI 5.1.1 update, which brings many improvements and new features to the device. The update is rolling out for locked variants in the US.

One UI 5.1.1 update for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G comes with One UI build version F707USQU6IWI1 in the US. The latest firmware installs the August 2023 security patch to improve the system security and stability of the device.

Users who have received the notification on their smartphone can get the update through Settings >> Software Update >> Download and Install.

One UI 5.1.1 update for Galaxy Z Flip 5G

Based on Android 13, One UI 5.1.1 enhances the multitasking experience by showing better app previews on the Recents screen, allowing easy switching from pop-up view to split screen, and restoring pop-ups snapped to the edge of the screen.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G One UI 5.1.1 update

The update also improves the Flex mode, which lets users use more apps with the Flex mode panel, customize the toolbar, and access improved media controls. It also introduces a new Quick Share feature, which enables users to share files with their contacts anytime and anywhere, and also protect their private content by setting expiration dates and preventing resharing.

Moreover, this major update also improves the Samsung Health app, which provides better sleep coaching, more meaningful sleep data, skin temperature measurement during sleep, better workout summaries, and enhanced rewards and badges.

Aside from this, the update also enhances the Camera and Gallery apps, which offer more date and time styles for watermarks, enhanced remaster previews, easier effect adjustments, and copy and paste effects. It adds some additional changes, such as drag and drop with two hands, app cache clearing, and enhanced memory management.


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Download the latest Good Lock apps/modules on your Galaxy – One UI 6/5.1.1



Samsung Good Lock update

Samsung Good Lock is a crucial part of One UI, especially for consumers who love smartphone customization. With each new One UI iteration, Samsung brings fruitful apps, plugins, and modules to Good Lock in order to take the personalization experience to the next level.

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The Android 14-based One UI 6 Good Lock could come with a handful of new plugins as part of making the application even more useful. Although all Good Lock plugins are not available for Galaxy consumers worldwide, you can take advantage of the remaining ones.

One UI 5 Good Lock update radically redesigned the overall look of the application, dividing the modules into two sections – Make Up and Life Up. The first section includes apps and services useful for personalization, while the second part consists of experimental Android tools.

Below, you can check brief info about plugins as well as download links from Galaxy Store and APKMirror.

Theme Park

  • You can create and apply themes easily and quickly
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK



  • Allow creating 3D motion wallpaper with various effects
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Customize and create a new lock screen and Always on Display.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Set the keyboard optimized for you and try creating your one unique animation sticker.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Conveniently organize the navigation bar and gesture mode.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Home Up

  • Enjoy the improved One UI Home experience.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • You can configure many different clock styles on the lock screen and AOD and customize the clock however you want.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


Nice Shot

  • Use the screenshot and screen recording features more conveniently
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


Edge Touch

  • Adjust settings for touch on edge screen easily
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • You can customize Sound, Vibration, and screen history.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

One Hand Operation +

  • Use your phone or tablet easily with your thumb.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Various features have been added to Bixby Routines, allowing you to create more powerful routines.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK


  • Experience the improved Multi Window
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK [New update]


  • Expand Audio System settings and increase convenience
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Camera Assistant [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Customize your own camera settings to your preference
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

RegiStar [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Customize your smartphone’s home settings, search options, history, back taps, and more.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

DropShip [One UI 5 or higher]

  • Easily share files between devices running Android, iOS, and the Web.
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK

Galaxy to Share [One UI 5 or higher ]

  • Share your own created personalization settings of various Good Lock modules
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK
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One UI 5.1

Samsung’s Android 14 Beta for Galaxy S23 is official in the US



Samsung Galaxy S23 February 2024 update Australia

In addition to South Korea and Germany, Samsung has now launched the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta in the US. Users of carrier-unlocked or T-Mobile branded Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, or S23 Ultra smartphones can now sign up to get the Beta firmware via OTA.

It’s worth mentioning that the One UI 6 Beta is only available for T-Mobile and carrier-unlocked Galaxy S23 models in the US. This means Verizon, AT&T, US Cellular, and other carrier users have no other option than waiting for the official rollout.

One UI 6 Beta comes with a redesigned Quick Panel, which looks stunning and well-crafted for accessibility. The animations are also tweaked but require further optimization as the current situation of transition effects is not up to the mark.

In a recent Newsroom article, the South Korean tech giant confirmed that the One UI 6 Beta is equipped with more new customization capabilities. The design is simple and eye-catching, which will surely enhance the everyday operations of Galaxy devices.


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