Samsung’s Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update brought some severe bugs and issues, which seem unfixed in the One UI 5.1 too. Starting February 13, Samsung is treating flagship Galaxy devices with the new One UI 5.1 software, which has several features and improvements.
The new One UI 5.1 update is available for various Galaxy devices including the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, Galaxy Z Fold 4, and Galaxy Z Flip 4. Issues like battery drain and system lag may be fixed as soon as the new software optimizes with your device, however, we are listing what emerged so far.
After installing the One UI 5.1, some Galaxy S22 smartphone users reported having abnormal battery drain problems. Since we are already covering the battery drain issue of the S22 series, it seems unresolved on the One UI 5.1 firmware too. Here’s what users said (1, 2, 3):
“If only rollback could be done I would do it without a second thought. One UI 5.1 destroyed the autonomy of the MIO S22 ultra which until Sunday was 7 hours of display with moderate use and 42 hours of stand-by with light use.”
Another issue is related to the lack of features, which users have seen in the Galaxy S23 smartphone reviews. The One UI 5.1 doesn’t bring the iOS-inspired image-lifting feature to the Galaxy S22 series, which makes users disappointed. Here’s what users said (1, 2):
“Hi all, is it possible that the photo contour function on the s 23 ultra with one ui 5.1 is there while on the s 22 ultra fresh from the update it is not there? Do you think they will implement it or is it all a ploy to make us spend more money to switch to the next model?”
Apart from this, some users are also facing a problem, causing them not to enable the WLAN (WiFi) calling toggle, and the Bluetooth gets enabled itself. Moreover, the user reported having a network signal reception problem, which has not been fixed with the One UI 5.1 update either. Statement below:
“Hello, updated the phone with 5.01 the wifi call has disappeared and the problem of signal reception still remains..”
One UI 5.0 update brought a new Wallpaper and style section, from where you can customize the wallpaper settings of your smartphone. After updating to the One UI 5.1, users are no longer getting the Color Palette adjustment popup after turning the wallpaper, which makes it a bit difficult to pick the preferred color palette.
Google Wallet is a widely used application, which is a great alternative to Samsung Pay service. Some European consumers of the Galaxy devices reported that the Google Wallet is no longer serviceable after installation of the new One UI 5.1 update. Here’s what a user said:
“Today I downloaded the One UI 5.1 update and did a factory data reset, but it no longer allows me to set up my cards for contactless payments on Google wallet (up until now they have always worked perfectly).”
As of now, Samsung has neither replied to any of the users’ feedback/reports nor pulled the One UI 5.1 rollout. As said at the beginning, most of the bugs and issues are natural as One UI 5.1 is a major firmware update. Meanwhile, problems like toggle, UI changes, and battery drain should be acknowledged.
Here’s how to address Samsung Keyboard theme issue in One UI 6.0
Some Samsung Galaxy users have reported that their keyboard theme is not applied properly after updating their software to One UI 6. The issue seems to be related to the color palette feature, which allows users to customize the background color of their home screen and lock screen.
As per Samsung, the keyboard theme may not match the user’s preference when the color palette is enabled in the settings. The company has confirmed the issue and said that it plans to release a software update that will fix it.
In the meantime, users can resolve this issue temporarily by disabling the color palette feature. To disable the color palette, users need to go to Settings >> Wallpaper and Style >> Color Palette >> Turn off the Color Palette toggle.
Samsung has not announced when the software update will be available, but it is expected to roll out soon. Users are advised to check for updates regularly to install as soon as it will be available.
Here’s how to fix the dynamic lock screen image issue on Samsung phone
If you are using the dynamic lock screen feature on your Samsung Galaxy phone, you might have noticed that some images appear broken when applied to the lock screen. This is a known issue that affects certain images depending on their original quality.
But don’t worry as Samsung has officially shared two easy ways to fix this issue and enjoy the beautiful wallpapers that change every time you turn on your screen.
The first way is to enable the automatic update of the dynamic lock screen settings. This will ensure that the image packages in the currently installed category are updated periodically and broken images are excluded.
To do this, go to Settings >> Wallpapers and styles >> Change wallpaper >> Wallpaper service >> Dynamic lock screen settings >> Automatic update >> Enable (ON).
The second way is to uninstall and reinstall the previously downloaded category image. This will remove the broken images from your device and download the latest ones.
For that, you just need to open Settings >> Wallpaper and style >> Change wallpaper >> Wallpaper service >> Dynamic lock screen settings >> More options icon >> Uninstall >> Select category image and uninstall.
Samsung shares a temporary solution for Phone app button blocking issue
Some Galaxy users have reported an issue with the Samsung Phone app button not working when using a third-party memo app during a call. The memo app pop-up blocks the phone app button and prevents it from responding to touch.
Samsung has provided a temporary solution for the Phone app button blocking issue until the app developer fixes it. To avoid this issue, you need to move the memo app pop-up to a location where it does not block the phone app button before using it.
You can do this by dragging the pop-up window to the side or the corner of the screen. This will allow you to use both the memo app and the phone app without any problem.
The app developer is aware of this issue and is working on an improved app that will resolve it. They will release the updated version of the app through the Google Play Store. You can check the Google Play Store for the new version of the memo app and update it when it is available.
By following this solution, you can avoid the phone app button issue and enjoy taking notes during a call. You can also expect a better and smoother experience with the improved version of the memo (Notes) app.