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Samsung One UI 5.1’s new widgets are pretty awesome, have a look!

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One UI 5.1 update is rapidly expanding to Samsung Galaxy devices, bringing enhancements and new features. For usability improvements, there are three new widgets in One UI 5.1, which you can use on your home screen to stay in the loop with tasks and functions.

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Battery

Samsung first teased Battery widget at the One UI 5.0 launch event during SDC22. Meanwhile, the company delivered this new widget option with the One UI 5.1 update post-unveiling the Galaxy S23 series devices.

Battery widget section has two different designs including a 1×4 circular and rectangular in list format. You can use any of them to check the battery level of your phone and connected devices on the home screen.

On supported models, the Battery widget showcases the battery percentage of the S Pen too along with the Galaxy Watch, and earbuds (Left and Right). This widget is designed to display up to 8 different devices.

Weather

One UI’s Weather widget is a quite useful feature, which displays weather and useful updates at a glance. One UI 5.1’s enhanced Dynamic Weather Widget now shows a brief summary of current weather conditions.

Based on the weather conditions of your location, the Weather widget now displays it with dynamic graphics. The widget supports different weather graphics including sunny, cloudy, raining, or snowing.

One UI 5.1 Dynamic Weather Widget

Spotify

One UI 5 update brought a useful Smart Suggestions widget, which lists apps and suggestions based on your activity. This widget is now enhanced with recommendation support for Spotify tracks and playlists.

According to Samsung, the Smart Suggestions widget now recommends Spotify tracks and playlists based on your current activity. When driving or exercising, you will get the perfect tunes to continue enjoyment!

If you want to use this new feature, you need to update the Spotify app to the latest version through Google Play Store. Make sure your account is logged in so the widget can display suggestions on the home screen.

Samsung One UI 5.1 older devices

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One UI 5.1 Good Lock: Get all apps and plugins on your Galaxy

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Samsung Good Lock One UI 5.1 New features

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

With the Android 13-based One UI 5, Samsung brought a handful of new plugins in order to make the Good Lock 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

Pentastic

Wonderland

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

LockStar

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

KeysCafe

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

NavStar

  • 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

ClockFace

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

QuickStar

Nice Shot

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

NotiStar

Edge Touch

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

NiceCatch

  • 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

Routines+

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

MultiStar

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

SoundAssistant

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

Camera Assistant [One UI 5]

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

RegiStar [One UI 5]

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

DropShip [One UI 5]

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

Galaxy to Share [One UI 5]

  • Share your own created personalization settings of various Good Lock modules
  • Download – Galaxy Store | APK
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How to customize One UI 5.1 Edge Panel on your Samsung Galaxy

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Samsung Edge Panels 14.1.13.0 update

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

Availability 

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

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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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