Samsung One UI 5.1 Update Is Draining Battery Life of Galaxy Devices: Report

Samsung One UI 5.1 stable version was rolled out in February 2023 alongside the launch of Galaxy S23 devices.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Update Is Draining Battery Life of Galaxy Devices: Report

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Samsung One UI 5.1 update is being rolled out to all Galaxy devices, including Galaxy S23 series

Highlights
  • Samsung One UI 5.0 was announced at SDC 2022
  • The battery issue has been reported on Galaxy S22, S21 series
  • Users have reportedly noticed increase in Samsung Keyboard battery usage
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Samsung One UI 5.0 based on Android 13 was announced by the South Korean company at the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) 2022 held in October last year. The Galaxy S22 Series received the stable version of the OS update by October end, followed by a series of Samsung smartphones being updated to One UI 5.0. Five months later, the company rolled out One UI 5.1. While the update claims to provide enhanced camera experience, it is reportedly draining the battery of Samsung Galaxy devices.

Samsung rolled out its Android 13-based One UI 5.0 in October last year at the SDC 2022. Earlier this month, the company announced the One UI 5.1 version during the launch of the Galaxy S23 series. The new OS version is currently being rolled out to all Galaxy devices.

Amid the update, Galaxy users have reported a fault with the new OS version. A report from SamMobile, citing Samsung Community page and Reddit, claimed that the One UI 5.1 version is affecting the battery life of Galaxy devices. The issue has reportedly been noticed in Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 devices.

While the report cites no particular reason for the battery drainage issue, it has been noted that Samsung Keyboard's battery usage has increased ever since the devices shifted to the stable version of One UI 5.1. Samsung has not issued any statement or comments on the issue. It is not clear if the South Korean giant is already working towards finding a fix for the problem. Meanwhile, the live chat support from the company is reportedly asking users to clear the cache data for Samsung Keyboard to solve the issue.

Launched on February 1, the Android 13-based One UI 5.1 update claims to offer better camera experience with access to the Expert RAW feature for high-quality images. It also provides ease to multitasking with the DeX Mode.


Samsung's Galaxy S23 series of smartphones was launched earlier this week and the South Korean firm's high-end handsets have seen a few upgrades across all three models. What about the increase in pricing? We discuss this and more on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available on Spotify, Gaana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.

 

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