Samsung treats Galaxy A53 5G users in the US with One UI 5.1

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Galaxy A53 5G users in the US, we have good news for you. Samsung‘s One UI 5.1 update is available for your phone. The rollout began recently for Verizon customers, at least. The company should soon cover all Galaxy A53 5G units stateside with the latest version of One UI.

One UI 5.1 is rolling out to the Galaxy A53 5G in the US

The One UI 5.1 update for users on Verizon’s network is rolling out with the firmware build number A536VSQU4CWB2. It brings the February security patch along with all the goodies that are part and parcel of the latest One UI version (more on that later). The update will reach both carrier-locked and unlocked Galaxy A53 5G users on other networks in the coming days. As usual, the firmware version may vary, but rest assured that you will not miss out on any goodies.

Coming to the content of the update, the premium mid-range smartphone from Samsung is getting more than 50 vulnerability fixes with this release. At least five patches that the company pushed with the February SMR (Security Maintenance Release) were critical issues. Google said some of those could lead to remote code execution, potentially allowing threat actors to remotely gain control of your phone. The latest update blocks that.

Along with these essential security enhancements, Samsung is also pushing a host of new features to the Galaxy A53 5G. For starters, resizing pop-up windows is now easier, and you can now select from the most used apps and recent apps when entering split-screen mode. GIF remaster makes blurry GIFs a thing of the past on your Galaxy smartphone. With One UI 5.1, you can also extract text from videos. Samsung has improved widgets to give you more information at a glance.


Elsewhere, Bixby Text Call now supports English. Open the Phone app on your phone and go to More options (three dots) > Settings > Bixby text call. Now turn it on to get live transcriptions of audio calls on your screen. There are also many subtle improvements for wallpapers, AR Emoji, and other system apps. Overall, the One UI 5.1 update will let you get more out of your Galaxy A53 5G smartphone.

Update your Galaxy smartphone to get these new features

The One UI 5.1 update will be available to all Galaxy A53 5G users in the US over the next few days. To check for updates, go to Settings > Software update and tap on Download and install. Your phone will now search for available updates and prompt you to download them if it finds any. If there’s no update available today, wait a few days and repeat the steps. You may also get a notification once the update becomes available for your Galaxy A53 5G.