Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G got an Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update with lots of new features, improvements, and user interface changes. There is a lot to talk about the new software and its offering.
The One UI 5.0 changelog is pretty big and it’ll draw your attention to some of the most important changes in appearance. Here are some of the One UI 5.0 that I love in my Samsung Galaxy S21 FE.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE One UI 5.0 Features:
16 Color Palettes:
With One UI 5.0, Samsung has significantly improved the Color Palette feature to provide us with more color themes that sync our phone’s wallpaper. The company has expanded the Dynamic Theme Color Palettes from 4 to 16.
In addition, the new software brings Dynamic Theming to more Samsung, Google, and other third-party applications so that when you apply the color palette to app icons, all applications will look similar.
Samsung brought the Camera Watermark feature with fresh software. It might not be that exciting to know but what’s interesting is that the company has made it a bit customizable.
It allows us to enable and add Custom or Date and time watermarks. We can edit the Custom option with different texts such as our name, our phone’s name, or anything we want under the word limit.
Extract text from images:
It’s a very useful feature for me because many times I desire to copy text from images and paste it to somewhere else. Not only this, but we can also directly copy texts from the banner without even capturing its picture and send it to anyone.
Another wonderful addition is the addition of new swipe gestures – Swipe for split-screen view and Swipe for Pop-up view in the Labs section to make multitasking easier. Just use these gestures and you will realize how easy it is to open a split-screen and Pop-up window now.
First of all, Samsung has replaced that older mini-call pop-up, which appears on the screen when you are doing another task. And, the new one is quite nice, it is bolder and instead of the Answer and Decline text to has two Red and Green buttons.
Aside from this, there are new Call backgrounds for each contact, which I feel is very nice as I was really bored with that old one.
Disable RAM Plus:
Have you ever felt that RAM Plus is taking up your internal storage and you don’t even have the ability to turn it off so that you can take full take advantage of your phone’s memory? Well, I felt it many times and I appreciate Samsung for giving me the ability to disable RAM Plus as I don’t always need it.
I don’t much need this feature but it’s quite good to have when you need privacy over your phone. When enabled, it restricts face unlock or fingerprint scanner, which is helpful in situations where someone can use your face or fingerprint to unlock the device without your knowledge. Also, it stops showing notifications on the lock screen to make sure that your data is safe.
One UI now has a new option on the Settings page known as Connected devices. Here, you can use all the features that are used in connection with other devices. This page looks neat so you won’t have to face any trouble in finding an option.
Help guide in Camera Pro mode:
For beginners, this feature is really helpful. It offers useful tips for you through the new Help guide function. When you open the Pro camera mode, you will see an “i” icon. Just tap on it and your phone’s camera will guide you on how to capture perfect shots.
It will show you some helpful tips for basic photography elements like ISO, shutter speed, white balance, focus, and more.
Security and Privacy:
With the new Security and Privacy dashboard in Settings, Samsung is making it easier than ever for you to keep your device protected and your sensitive information private. With one quick glance, you can get a quick overview of your device’s security and find suggestions and warnings depending on the status.
Don’t forget to share your favorite One UI 5.0 features with us!
What’s new with Samsung One UI 5.1 AI Eraser features and how to use
Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S23 series with the One UI 5.1 software at the Unpacked event yesterday. The new devices introduce a bunch of new features and improvements that are coming soon to older Galaxy phones. Some of such One UI 5.1 improvements can be seen in the Samsung AI Eraser.
The AI Eraser of Samsung Gallery is smart enough to erase the shows, light reflection, and wanted objects from your pictures to make them look perfect. This function of the Galaxy devices is getting improvements with the latest One UI 5.1 software.
According to a Samsung members community moderator, the One UI 5.1 update has improved the processing speed of the AI eraser function. It will help users get the perfect results in no time. Additionally, the company has also improved the resolution, image quality, and other AI eraser editing tools.
How to use Galaxy AI Eraser
How to erase objects :
You first need to visit “Samsung Gallery” and open the “photo” you want to edit, Next, tap on the “Edit icon” and then visit the “More” options. Now tap on “AI Eraser”, select the object to erase, and finally, tap “Done” when you are satisfied with the editing.
How to erase shadows :
Shadow erase automatically distinguishes between shadows to be erased and shadows to be discarded, and image quality has also been improved after shadow erase is applied. However, variations may occur depending on photo characteristics, such as shooting conditions.
To use this function, head over to “Samsung Gallery”, Select a photo and tap on the “Edit” option. Now tap on the “More” option and then tap “AI Eraser”. Now tap on “Shadow Erase”, finally erase the shadow and click “Done”.
How to clear light reflections:
Just like the other two editing features, to clear light reflections, you need to open the Picture you want to edit in the Gallery app. Tap on the Edit icon >> More options ?? AI Erase. Now tap on “Light Reflection Erase”, erase the unwanted light reflection and tap “Done”.
Samsung introduces Multi Control feature with One UI 5.1, are you ready?
One UI 5.1 is official, thanks to Samsung’s new Galaxy S23 smartphone lineup. Since the update is yet to release for older Galaxy devices, we are closely exploring all the awaited features. It’s clear that Samsung will roll out the Multi Control feature with One UI 5.1 for Galaxy phones.
As showcased during the Unpacked, the Samsung Multi Control feature allows you to control your Galaxy smartphone, Galaxy Tablets, and Galaxy Book PC directly from the Galaxy Book3 series’ keyboard and trackpad. This capability enables you to copy, paste, or drag and drop between devices.
Benefits of Multi Control
Samsung usually brings additional benefits to connected experiences across the Galaxy S lineup of smartphones. The new Multi Control feature connects mouse and keyboard functionality between a Samsung Galaxy PC and tablet to serve ultimate flexibility between devices.
Besides this, enhanced text usability makes it easy to copy and paste text, like URLs, from one device (smartphone) to another (Tab / PC) to pick up activity on another device. There are more new features in the One UI 5.1 software, check them out right here.
To use the Samsung Multi Control feature, your Galaxy smartphone needs to run the latest One UI 5.1 software. However, consumers having Galaxy Tab running One UI 4.1 or later and Galaxy Book launched in 2021 and later can also enjoy the Multi Control.
Notably, Galaxy users are required to sign in with the same Samsung Account on both phones and PC. There are fewer chances of the expansion of this feature to non-Samsung laptops. Hence, you are lucky if owned a Galaxy Book as Samsung is greatly enhancing the ecosystem.
Galaxy S23’s ‘light mode’ won’t expand to older Samsung devices with One UI 5.1 update
Samsung recently launched Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus, and Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphones. All models of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series come with an attractive design, fast charging support, the latest One UI 5.1 software, and a powerful processor along with several new features, one of which is Light Mode.
The light mode feature is currently available on the Samsung Galaxy S23 series. It will available to only Galaxy Z and Galaxy S series smartphones released after Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 4, and Galaxy S23. This means that the latest One UI 5.1 update will not extend the Light Mode feature to older Galaxy devices.
Samsung Galaxy S23 Light Mode
Galaxy S23’s Light Mode function improves heat generation and current consumption by partially adjusting the AP’s maximum processing speed. It is difficult to experience the Normal mode in normal usage environments such as surfing the Internet, SNS, making calls, and watching videos even if you use the light mode.
It does not reduce the refresh rate of the screen like power saving mode, rather the screen refresh rate remains constant when it is set, so you will not have any inconvenience in using it.
Also, Light Mode has no effect on running games instead it minimizes heat generation and uses battery efficiently.
How to enable Light Mode?
You can easily enable the Light mode feature on your eligible Galaxy devices. Just need to visit Settings >> Battery & Device Care >> Battery >> Other Battery Settings >> Select Performance by Usage Type >> Select Light Mode. You can also add Light Mode to the quick panel to easily turn it on/off it.