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[U: Google Fi/Unlocked] Samsung Galaxy S21 getting Android 13 in US



Galaxy S21 January 2023 update

[January 10] Update – Google Fi

Samsung has now finally released the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra smartphone users in the US. The update was already released by prominent carriers and for unlocked models, however, consumers on Google Fi [XAS/XAA] are now getting it via OTA.

  • Software Version – DVL1
  • Security Patch – November 2022.

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You can now enjoy the latest changes and premium features on your S21 by installing the latest update. To do so, simply head over to System Settings and then enter the Software update section followed by Download and install.

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[December 1] Update – Unlocked

Carrier-unlocked models of Samsung Galaxy S21 series are now receiving the Stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update in the US. Several users on Reddit confirmed that the major firmware OTA is now available on their carrier-unlocked devices (SM-G99xU1).

[November 29] Update – T-Mobile

T-Mobile is rolling out an Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for locked Samsung Galaxy S21 series smartphones in the US. This major update comes with a bunch of new features and improvements to provide a next-level experience.


[November 15] Initial Story – US Cellular

Carrier-locked Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra smartphone users have started receiving the stable Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update in the US. While users of US Cellular are the first to grab the stable version in the country, the update is not so far from other customers.

The Korean company is releasing the Android 13 One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy S21 device users with the following firmware versions in the US:

  • Galaxy S21: G991USQU5DVK3
  • Galaxy S21+: G996USQU5DVK3
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra: G998USQU5DVK3

Android 13 One UI 5.0:

Android 13-based One UI 5.0 is a major upgrade over the previous Android 12-based One UI 4.1 software. It brings plenty of new features such as Per-app language that lets you select different languages for different apps, lockdown mode for better privacy, and new multitasking gestures to open Split-screen and Pop-up windows with ease.

There’s new Stack widgets feature so that you can easily create a stack on the home screen where, the Extract text from image feature allows you to copy text from images and banners and paste them to messages, notes, etc.

It now provides you with advanced Lock Screen customization options that let you personalize every element of the screen directly from the lock screen. Meanwhile, the new Connected devices, Modes and Routines, and Security and Privacy menus in the System Settings will let you manage all related settings in no time.

The Quick settings panel, Notification panel, app icons, home screen, and apps screen are also getting some minor tweaks. Whereas, the applications like Camera, Gallery, Good Lock, Bixby and others are receiving lots of new functions.

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What’s new with Samsung One UI 5.1 AI Eraser features and how to use



Samsung One UI 5.1 AI Eraser

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.

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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”.

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Samsung introduces Multi Control feature with One UI 5.1, are you ready?



Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Multi Control Feature

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.

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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.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Multi Control Feature

Additional notes

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Light Mode

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