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Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW Software Update

Verizon is pleased to announce a software update for your device. This software update has been tested to optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches.

Before you download:

  • Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network, or make sure it has a strong Verizon wireless network connection.
  • Ensure your battery is fully charged before starting the software update.

System Update 10

The details:

Release date: 05/11/2022
Android™ Security Patch Level: April 2022
Software Version: SP1A.210812.016.A516VSQU5EVD2

What's changing:

This software update brings the latest Android OS 12 and One UI 4.0, with new features, privacy settings, and improved customization for users to create their own optimized mobile experience.

The latest Android security patch and performance improvements are also included in this update.

Android OS 12 Update

Android OS 12 offers some of the newest ways to control your privacy, customize your phone, and get things done. It’s Android, just the way you want it.

Color Temes

When you select from featured and downloaded wallpapers, you can select different device color themes based on your wallpaper colors. From Settings, go to Wallpaper > Color theme > select your favorite color theme > Done.

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Color Themes Screenshot

Samsung Keyboard

  • Emoji Creator

    Create your own emojis by combining two different emojis and customizing the animations for the pair. To create an emoji in the Messages app, tap the smiley face in the keyboard > Tap Try it out.
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Emoji Creator Screenshot

Grammar Correction

Samsung Keyboard now supports built-in grammar correction (Powered by Grammarly). Enable this in Samsung Keyboard settings > Suggest text corrections > English (US).

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Grammarly Screenshot

Enhanced Privacy

Take control of your privacy with the new Privacy Dashboard, Permission Controls, and Camera/Microphone Indicator.

  • Privacy Dashboard

    Privacy Dashboard lets you easily view which apps are accessing your permissions. Then you can use the permission manager to enable/disable apps from accessing these.
  • Camera/Microphone Indicator

    Whenever your phone is recording audio/video, a green icon will appear in the top right informing you if your camera or microphone is being used. This helps to ensure you’re only recording when you want to.
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Camera Microphone Screenshot

Camera

Camera app now has a simpler, improved layout for Main and Pro modes.

  • Advanced Quick Take

    When using the Camera, you can hold the Shutter button to record a video (Quick Take). You can also lock Quick Take for hands-free recording.
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Advanced Quick Take Screenshot

Video Collages

In Samsung Gallery, you can now mix both photos and videos using Video Collages. From Gallery > Select More icon (3 dots) > Create > Collage.

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Video Collage Screenshot

Driving Monitor

Digital Wellbeing has a new Driving Monitor so you can track your phone usage while driving. You can limit your app usage while driving and make sure you’re driving safely.

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Driving Monitor Screenshot

WIdgets

Home screen widgets have been redesigned for better visibility and ease of use. The new widget list gives you more information at a glance, and lets you personalize and decorate your home screen. You will also see recommended widgets to help your daily routine.

  • Weather widget: a dynamic weather widget that changes background color based on the weather or time.
  • Lock screen widgets have also been improved for more flexible usage.
  • Calendar widget: monthly view for “Today’s schedule” has been added in widget settings.
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Widgets Screenshot

System Update Instructions

To help you with the software update for your Samsung device, this page contains the following information:

  • Wi-Fi Only Over The Air (OTA) Programming
  • Server-Initiated Software Update Instructions
  • User-Initiated Software Update Instructions
  • Software Update while Roaming

Note: Estimated software download time is 6-10 minutes. Estimated software update time is 6-10 minutes.

Wi-Fi Only OTA Programming - Wi-Fi Exclusive Update

If Wi-Fi is enabled and your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network, your device will be able to receive and download new software updates.

  1. The download will take place when the device is in Wi-Fi coverage, but coverage does not need to be consistent. You can use multiple Wi-Fi networks and disconnect from/reconnect to Wi-Fi, and the update will continue to download from where it left off until complete.
  2. When the download is complete, you'll receive a notification that there's a new software update available for installation. Tap Install Now to continue with installation. The device will power off and back on and the installation process will begin.

You've successfully updated your software.

Server-Initiated Software Update

You'll be notified on your device that a software update is available.

  1. Select Install now and your device will power off and back on and the installation process will begin. Tap OK to begin the installation.

    Note: If you choose Defer, this will delay installation and you'll be taken back to the Home screen. The software update message will appear periodically until you install the update.
  2. After you've received first notification of the software update, you can manually initiate by going to Home > Applications > Settings > About Device > Software updates. Under System updates, tap Restart & install to install the update. Your device will power off and back on and the installation process will begin.
  3. Once the installation is complete, the device will power off and then back on again.

You've successfully updated your software.

User-Initiated Software Update

This process allows a user to navigate through the device options to seek updates.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key > Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check for Updates.
  2. If your device finds a new software update, tap Download now. When complete, a screen will appear advising you that the new version of software is ready to be installed. Tap Install update.
  3. The device will power down and power back on. A screen will appear stating that the installation has been completed. Tap OK.

You've successfully updated your software.

System Update while Roaming

If you're roaming, you won't receive a software update notice. To update, you'll need to either enable Wi-Fi and wait for the update notice to appear or manually update by going to Home > Application > Settings > About device > Software updates.

To enable Wi-Fi:

  1. Go to Settings > Wireless & networks.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi.
  3. To connect to an available Wi-Fi network, select Wi-Fi settings and select an available Wi-Fi network or manually add a Wi-Fi network.

If the software update fails to install, you'll get an error screen. However, this only means the software didn't install properly. The device will power back on with original software and will prompt you again to install the software update.

If you don't have a strong connection to Wi-Fi or the Verizon Wireless network, you may not be able to perform a software update over the air. Instead, you can connect your device to a computer with Internet access. Connect your device to your computer using your USB cable, then download the Software Upgrade Assistant tool to your computer, which will check for software updates and initiate the software update process.

System Update 9

The details:

Release date: 02/16/2022
Android Security Patch Level: January 2022
Software Version: RP1A.200720.012.A516VSQU5DVA1

What's changing:

The current software update provides the most up to date Android security patches on your device.

System Update 8

The details:

Release date: 12/02/2021
Android Security Patch Level: November 2021
Software Version: RP1A.200720.012.A516VSQU5DUJ3

What's changing:

The current software update provides performance improvements for Quick Panel, Toolbars, Notifications, Settings, and more.

The most up to date Android security patch is also included.

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