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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 5

The details:

Release date: 06/02/2021
Android™ Security Patch Level: May 2021
Software Version: RP1A.200720.012.A516VSQU3DUE2

What's changing:

This software update provides:

  • The latest security patch on your device.
  • Enhancements to Quick Share for easily sharing files to other Android devices.
  • Other performance improvements.

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 4

The details:

Release date: 03/23/2021
Android Security Patch Level: March 2021
Software Version: RP1A.200720.012.A516VSQU2DUC1

What's changing:

This software update introduces One UI 3.1, with new Camera features, app enhancements (Calendar, Messages, Duo, DeX), and new Settings (Eye comfort shield, Game Priority mode).

The latest Android security patch is also included in this update.

Single Take – Shot Customization

Now you can customize what shots to capture when using Single Take feature.

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Single Take Shot Customization screenshot

Eye Comfort Shield

Keep your eyes comfortable by limiting blue light and using warmer colors. Automatically adjust your screen's colors based on the time of day.

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Eye Comfort Shield screenshot

Game Booster – Priority Mode

For the serious gamers, you can use Priority Mode in Game Booster to block incoming calls and notification alarms. It will also optimize your network connection and processor power for your games.

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Game Booster screenshot

Video Call Enhancements

When using 3rd party apps (i.e., Google Duo), the video call now supports HDR, Beauty features, and improved low-light quality.

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Video Call Enhancements screenshot

Wireless DeX – PC Connection

Extend your Galaxy phone to your desktop PC using Wireless DeX. Simply download the DeX app on your PC and connect to the same Wi-Fi network to start DeX.

Galaxy Buds* – Seamless Earbud Connection

When logged into your Samsung account, quickly switch your Galaxy Buds to nearby devices without disconnecting your earbuds or turning on pairing mode.

*Galaxy Buds sold separately.

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G Galaxy Buds screenshot

System Update 3

The details

Release date: 02/12/2021
Android Security Patch Level: January 2021
Software Version: RP1A.200720.012.A516VSQU1CUA3

What's changing:

This software update brings the latest Android OS 11, with new features including Conversations, Bubbles, Categorized Notifications, and One UI 3.0. It also introduces Samsung Free, a new media and entertainment service that replaces Samsung Daily.

The latest Android security patch is also included in this update.

Android OS 11 Update

Android OS 11 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.

  • Conversations

    See, respond to and control your conversations across multiple messaging apps. All in the same spot. Then select people you always chat with. These priority conversations show up on your lock screen.
  • Bubbles

    With Android 11, you can pin conversations so they always appear on top of other apps and screens. Bubbles keep the conversation going—while you stay focused on whatever else you're doing. Access the chat anytime or anywhere.
  • One UI 3.0

    The new One UI 3.0 improves user interaction for Quick Panel, Toolbars, Notifications, Settings, and more.
  • Privacy Controls

    One-time permissions – Give one-time permissions to apps that need your mic, camera or location. The next time the app needs access, it must ask for permission again.

    Permissions auto‑reset – If you haven't used an app in a while, you may not want it to keep accessing your data. So Android will reset permissions for your unused apps. You can always turn permissions back on.
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW OS 11 Update screenshots Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW OS 11 Update screenshots
Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW OS 11 Update screenshots Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW OS 11 Update screenshots

Samsung Free

Samsung Free is a new media and entertainment service that replaces Samsung Daily. Samsung Free offers three tabs to Watch TV, Read news, and Play games. From the Home screen, zoom out and swipe right to access Samsung Free.

Samsung Galaxy A51 5G UW OS 11 Update screenshots

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