One UI 5.1 first appeared with the Samsung Galaxy S23 series on February 1 at the Unpacked event. These phones can harmonize the power of One UI 5.1 to provide a better user experience for S23 buyers.
This unveiling also raised expectations for old device owners. To note, Samsung confirmed on the S23 launch stage that the company won’t forget its past Galaxy flagship users. Therefore, the South Korean phone maker initiated the One UI 5.1 rollout at a fast pace for the Galaxy S22 series within 15 days of the S23 launch.
Isn’t that something amazing? Not only that, Samsung quickly expanded the release for Fold 4, Flip 4, S21, and other devices.
One UI 5.1 comes with a lot of new features over One UI 5.0. It’s a speed and optimization upgrade for users looking to bring something new into their Galaxy smartphones.
It may not feel new to some of the readers but the fact is that Samsung is winning against the odds in terms of releasing software updates for Galaxy phones in all countries and regions.
However, there are still some miles to measure for carrier-locked devices in important places such as the U.S. Since mobile networks have their own process to verify a software build, we can’t argue their liability on this matter.
But the increasing speed of Samsung’s rollout of Android-based One UI software is actively appearing on monthly security patches and system improvements that the company seeds in posted schedules to not miss any mark.
All and all, it’s a big win for customers who spent money on a new Samsung Galaxy smartphone and get great software support as an after sale service.
Here’s how to use the clipboard function on One UI 6.1 devices
One UI 6.1 devices have a new feature that lets you access and manage your clipboard more easily. The clipboard is where you can store texts and images that you copy from other apps or websites.
The clipboard function is now part of the keyboard toolbar. You can customize the keyboard toolbar by adding or removing icons as you like.
To use the clipboard function, you need to do the following:
- Open the keyboard by tapping on a text input field.
- Tap on the more icon (···) on the right side of the keyboard toolbar to see all the icons.
- Tap on the clipboard icon to open the clipboard window, where you can see all the items that you have copied.
- Tap on the item that you want to paste in the text input field, or tap on the delete icon to remove the item from the clipboard.
You can also add the clipboard icon to the keyboard toolbar for quicker access. To do this, you need to open the keyboard by tapping on a text input field >> Tap on the more icon (···) >> Press and hold the clipboard icon and drag it to the keyboard toolbar >> Release the clipboard icon when it is in the position that you want on the toolbar.
The clipboard function on One UI 6.1 devices is a handy feature that helps you copy and paste texts and images with ease. You can also adjust the keyboard toolbar to suit your needs and preferences.
Samsung brings Auracast to more devices with One UI 6.1
Samsung has announced that One UI 6.1 will bring Auracast support to more devices. Auracast is a feature that allows users to broadcast the audio they are playing on their devices to nearby Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as headphones, speakers, or other phones.
One UI 6.1 update will come with several new features and enhancements along with the Auracast support for the Galaxy S23 series except for the S23 FE, the Galaxy Z Flip 5, and the Galaxy Z Fold 5.
With One UI 6.1, Samsung is expanding Auracast to more devices, giving users more flexibility and convenience in sharing their audio content. To start an Auracast broadcast, users need to go to Settings >> Bluetooth >> three-dot menu >> Broadcast sound using Auracast.
Several reports suggest that One UI 6.1 will be available for the Galaxy S23 series, the Galaxy Z Flip 5, and the Galaxy Z Fold 5 in the coming days.
One UI 7: These Galaxy A series smartphones are eligible for Android 15 update
Samsung is one of the most popular Android smartphone makers in the world, and its One UI skin is widely known for its features and performance. The latest version of One UI is 6.1, which is based on Android 14. However, Samsung fans are eagerly waiting for the next major update, One UI 7, which will be powered by Android 15.
Android 15 is the upcoming version of Google’s operating system, which is currently in the Developer Preview stage. Samsung will open its Beta Program for One UI 7 for Galaxy devices later this year, after the official release of Android 15.
While it is still early to know the exact features and changes that One UI 7 will bring, we can expect some of the Android 15 features to be integrated into Samsung’s skin, along with some Samsung-specific additions and optimizations.
Based on the previous rollouts, software policy, and experience, we have compiled a list of Galaxy A series smartphones that are likely to receive One UI 7 based on Android 15.
- Galaxy A05s
- Galaxy A15
- Galaxy A25
- Galaxy A14
- Galaxu A24
- Galaxy A34
- Galaxy A54
- Galaxy A33
- Galaxy A53
- Galaxy A73
- Galaxy M14
- Galaxy F14
- Galaxy M34
- Galaxy M54
- Galaxy F54
If your Galaxy phone is not in the list, don’t worry as it will be updated later. The official list will come when the One UI 7 update starts around October 2024.