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Check out One UI 5.0 Advanced features menu on Samsung Galaxy S21



Samsung S21 One UI 5.0 Advanced features

Samsung offers a bunch of advanced features in its “Advanced Features” menu in the device’s Settings. Meanwhile, with One UI 5.0 software, the company has made some notable changes in the Advanced features section, let’s review them in the Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone.

The Korean company is running the One UI 5.0 beta program for Galaxy S21 and many other Galaxy flagships and select mid-range phones. The beta builds are giving us a chance to test all the new features and changes before they get official.

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Samsung S21 One UI 5.0 Advanced features

Samsung Galaxy S21 Advanced features: One UI 5.0

With One UI 5.0, Samsung has made two major changes in the Advanced features menu of Settings. The company has removed all the connectivity options from the menu and shifted them to the new Connected devices section.

In addition, the Bixby Routines feature has also been shifted to the new Modes and routines menu in Settings, where it offers a lot of new functions. Below you can check the rest of the Advanced features.

Samsung S21 One UI 5.0 Advanced features


The Labs section on Advanced features offers two new features to further enhance the users’ multitasking experience.

  • Multi window for app apps
  • Full screen in Split screen
  • Swipe for pop-up view
  • Swipe for split screen

Samsung S21 One UI 5.0 Advanced features

Side key:

Double press: When you double tap the power button from any screen, the app you select will open.

  • Quick launch camera
  • Samsung Pay quick access
  • Open app – You can select any application by tapping the Settings icon.

Press and hold: Samsung smartphones nowadays come with Bixby open when you tap an hold the power button. However, you can replace it with the power off menu.

  • Wake Bixby
  • Power off menu

If you need to know different power off opens, here are tips for you in the “How to power off your phone” options.

Motion and gestures:

Seven quick features are available inside this section which will let you perform select functions with ease.

  • Lift to wake
  • Double tap to turn on the screen
  • Double tap to turn off screen
  • Keep screen on while viewing
  • Alert when phone picked up
  • Mute with gestures
  • Palm swipe to capture

One-handed mode:

This feature temporarily scales down the display size of your screen for easier control of your phone with just one hand.

Smart suggestions:

When turned on, this function will suggest different useful actions based on how you use your phone. And, in order to protect your privacy, data for this feature never leaves your phone.

Inside you can also select which apps you want to be customized based on your interests and how you use your phone.

Samsung S21 One UI 5.0 Advanced features

Screenshots and screen recorder:


  • Show toolbar after capturing
  • Delete after sharing from toolbar
  • Hide status and navigation bars
  • Format

Screen recorder:

  • Sound
  • Video quality
  • Selfie video size
  • Show taps and touches

Samsung S21 One UI 5.0 Advanced features

Show contacts when sharing content:

When using your phone to send files or images, you can select from your phone’s contacts. This will make it easy to quickly send content.

Video call effects:

You can add extra tools to your favorite video-calling apps. You can hide your background for privacy, use auto framing so everyone stays in view, and block background noise for clearer sound.

Available apps:

  • Meet
  • Messenger
  • WhatsApp

Samsung S21 One UI 5.0 Advanced features

Game Launcher:

When turned on, you can organize all your games in one place and access extra features that enhance your gameplay experience.

Video brightness:

With this feature, you can temporarily increase the screen brightness and make colors more vibrant when you watch videos.

Supported apps:

  • Video Player
  • Google TV
  • YouTube
  • Netflix

Dual messenger:

The Dual Messenger feature allows you the flexibility to create two separate accounts for the same messaging App.

Available apps:

  • WhatsApp
  • Facebook
  • Telegram
  • Messenger

You can also use separate contact lists for these applications by enabling the toggle.

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One UI 5.1

How to customize One UI 5.1 Edge Panel on your Samsung Galaxy



Samsung One UI 5.1 Edge Panels

One UI 5.1 offers different customization possibilities to meet the need of users. This operating system allows the smartphone’s interface to be configured in a few steps in a very practical way to combine the power of the Galaxy with the user’s lifestyle. Among the many options of One UI 5.1, the Samsung Edge Panel is a powerful ally for everyday usability.

Edge Panel is a sidebar that unfolds only when desired with a brief pulling movement towards the center. It allows you to access your favorite app with just two taps. This feature is not only easy to use but also powerful.

When did you think of measuring small things with your phone? This can be achieved with an edge panel ruler. In addition, you can also use a surface level to level objects and a compass to guide you in the right direction.

Samsung One ui 5.1 Edge Panels

Enable Edge Panel

Firstly, find the handle of the Edge Panel which is basically located next to the volume buttons. Then drag to one side to scroll from right to left.

Now, tap on the Settings button in the lower right corner of the screen. From there you can choose which panel category to add. If you want widgets with animated messages, reminders, contacts, or tools for different purposes, just select the category to add an Edge Panel table with these settings.

Aside from this, you can also add this feature through Settings >> Display >> Edge Panels.

Also, you can visit Galaxy Store where you can choose from different free and paid options for Edge Panels templates such as Calendar, Reminders, Contacts, and more.

How to customize Samsung One UI 5.1 Edge Panel?

Along with editing preferences for shortcuts to be added to the Edge panel, you can also configure Edge’s design according to the user’s style, choosing colors, shades, and styles.

Samsung Edge Panels

Once you’ve tapped on the setting, click the arrow next to Panels to open the column customization. The Edges panel can be activated or deactivated, and the edges can be re-selected.

To change the strap that initially activates when you open the panel, select the Handle option. By choosing this option, you can change the color, transparency, size, and position of it.

Samsung Edge Panels


Edge panel customization is available on many Samsung Galaxy models including Galaxy S23 5G, S23+ 5G, S23 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S22 5G, S22+ 5G, S22 Ultra 5G, Z Fold4 5G, S21 Ultra 5G, Z Fold3 5G, S20 Ultra 5G, Note20 Ultra 5G and Z Fold 2.

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3 New Samsung One UI 5.1 Widgets



Samsung New one UI 5.1 Widgets

Samsung added new widgets with the One UI 5.1 update as well as improved some of the previous widgets and added new features to them. These new widgets were first introduced with the Samsung Galaxy S23 and are now available on a bunch of Samsung devices.

The newest version of Samsung’s custom skin One UI brought new widgets such as the Battery Widget and Dynamic Widget. Also, some older widgets like the Contacts and Smart Suggestions widgets have been improved.

So far, the Korean tech giant rolled out this major One UI update to several Galaxy devices including A series, S series, F series, Note series, M series, and Tab series in different regions. Along with this, more Galaxy users can now use new widgets.

Below you can see the details of the top 3 smart widgets that you must try on your Samsung Galaxy devices running One UI 5.1.

Samsung One UI 5.1 widgets

3 New One UI 5.1 Widgets 

Battery Widget 

Battery Widget allows you to check the battery of your Buds, smartwatches, and other connected devices effortlessly so you can check the information of the battery and charge them before they get discharged.

There are two formats of the battery widget, the first one that appears in circles and the second one that appears in the list form. You can choose and add it to your smartphone’s home screen.

Read more: How to add One UI 5.1 Battery widget on Galaxy phone’s lock screen

Samsung One UI 5.1 widgets

Dynamic Weather Widget 

Samsung improved Dynamic Weather Widget with One UI 5.1. The new widget lets you view important information like the place, temperature, UN index, and day/night at a glance.

The company has also added animation to weather widgets with the One UI 5.1 update. These animations feature a person’s character, who walks in frames created for the occasion, to signify the weather.

Samsung Weather Widget

Read more: Samsung One UI 5.1 Weather Widget

New Contacts Widget 

With One UI 5.1, Samsung further enhances the Contacts widget feature by adding a new and useful widget type. Once you install the latest One UI version, you can contacts widgets on your smartphone’s home screen in four formats, whereas in One UI 5.0, you can add it in 3 formats.

The fourth one is Direct Dial, which allows you to add four contact numbers to call directly.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Contacts Widget

How to add a Widget?

You can easily add widgets of any app on your home screen just need to follow a few steps. First, tap and hold the blank space on your smartphone’s home screen >> tap on Widgets >> select any app or feature >> click on Add option and it is done. Your Galaxy device must be updated on One UI 5.1 or later versions.

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Samsung Galaxy A22 4G starts receiving One UI 5.1 update [Expanding]



Samsung Galaxy A22 One UI 5.1

Samsung Galaxy A22 4G smartphone is getting One UI 5.1 update with a bunch of new features and improvements in Brazil. Users can identify the latest update through One UI build version A225MUBU5CWD1.

We recommend you install this major update to enjoy new features on your Galaxy A22 smartphone. To download and install, open Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.

March 28, 2023

Samsung recently released the Android 13-based One UI 5.1 update for the Galaxy A23 smartphone and the company is now started pushing this major update for another A series smartphone – Galaxy A22 4G.

Samsung Galaxy A22 4G One UI 5.1 update comes with version A225FXXU4DWB8. The update is currently rolling out in different countries including India, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Romania, Baltic, Portugal, and Spain.

Samsung Galaxy A22 One UI 5.1

The update is rolling out initially so it may take some hours/days to reach all Galaxy A22 models. The company will soon release One UI 5.1 to all eligible devices.

Back in 2021, Samsung launched Galaxy A22 smartphone with Android 11 and the device is now receiving its last update which is Android 13-based One UI 5.1

One UI 5.1 Features for Galaxy A22 4G

One UI 5.1 update brings a host of new features and improvements to take your phone to the next level. This major update revamped the gallery image info display, now, when you swipe up while viewing a picture or video in your gallery you can see detailed information with a simple layout.

In addition, the company also brings advanced multitasking features. You can now minimize or maximize an app window without going to the options menu, just need to drag one of the corners. For split view, you’ll see categories for Recent apps and Most used apps, allowing you to quickly select apps for Split Screen.

Furthermore, the One UI 5.1 update adds new widgets to the Galaxy devices including a battery widget, a contacts widget, and a dynamic weather widget. Not only this, you can now select a video clip to use as your wallpaper through Open Wallpaper > Select a video from your Gallery > Trim recommends the best moment (15 seconds max). The best part of the video clip is recommended for editing.

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