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Think twice before updating your Samsung phone to One UI 5.1

Earlier this month, Samsung introduced the Android 13-based Onesie 5.1 upgrade, which included a tone of new features and significantly improved the OS. My experience with my Galaxy S23 Ultra has been pleasant so far, however some Samsung users are reporting niggling issues with the most recent software update.

Incidentally, the majority of the issues and anomalies that we have discovered so far on the Galaxy S22 series phones have only been reported on Twitter, Reddit, and the official Samsung Community site.

Battery drain is the most prevalent issue that Galaxy S22 customers have been reporting online. Unfortunately, feature updates frequently upset the battery optimization algorithms, resulting in higher-than-normal energy usage even when the device is not in use. One such update is One UI 5.1, and to far, we haven’t heard of an official response from Samsung.

Try any of the short-term fixes listed below until a fix is released if your Samsung phone is aggressively consuming battery life and giving you a headache:

  1. Enable dark mode. When your phone is a little too eager at battery consumption, every unit of power per pixel counts.
  2. Moreover, turning on the auto-brightness mode is an excellent idea. I am aware that. Why keep your OLED panel dull when you have one of the brightest ones in your hands? However I can confidently say from my own experience that the auto-brightness mode significantly aids in preserving battery life.
  3. activate the energy-saving mode. With the Settings apps, Samsung provides a sizable number of features for modifying battery behavior. You can choose to selectively enable or disable the always-on display mode, restrict CPU consumption to 70%, significantly lower screen brightness output by 10%, and manage programmed behavior using the Power Saving settings.
  4. When the Restrict applications and Home Screen behavior toggle is set on, background app activity, edge panel activity, and automatic dark mode default theming are all disabled.
  5. Adaptive battery is another useful option that automatically modifies resource allocation and battery consumption in accordance with your unique smartphone usage habits.

After receiving the One UI 5.1 update, several Galaxy S22 owners noticed an abnormally high battery consumption in addition to problems with the Material You theming on their device, which looks to be out of sync in some UI sections. For instance, the volume slider isn’t themed in the same color tone as the rest of the UI elements, as you can see in the photographs submitted by a user on Reddit.

The broken back gesture system is a worrying concern we have heard. Users typically utilize the inward swipe gesture from either edge of the screen to return to the previous page of an app. Even a video illustrating the issue was published on Reddit by a Samsung S21 Plus user.

The subject selection function in the gallery app, which Samsung has adapted from Apple, is notably absent from the upgrade. Samsung phones were intended to get the feature with One UI 5.1, however it hasn’t yet been released. Using this tool, you may pick any object in an image, extract it with a clear edge crop, and then paste it somewhere else.

Other problems include general stutters and slow lens switching in the camera app. Also, we have observed consumers complaining about issues caused by Bixby routines. We advise holding off on updating your Galaxy S22 to One UI 5.1 until Samsung provides a fix to address these issues. If you’ve never rolled back a software version, try to avoid doing so if you’ve already installed it.