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One UI 6.1 brings screen burn-in protection to Samsung devices


Samsung has brought back the pixel shift feature to Galaxy devices. The One UI 6.1 update, which started rolling out to eligible devices last week, has the feature. Designed to prevent screen burn-in issues on OLED displays, the feature was surprisingly missing on One UI 6.0.

Samsung re-introduces screen burn-in protection with One UI 6.1

OLED displays feature pixel shift technology that periodically moves UI elements on the screen around by a few pixels. This prevents a pixel from retaining the image permanently. Known as screen burn-in, this can permanently damage a pixel. The feature is found on large OLED screens such as TVs and monitors, as well as some smartphones, including Samsung Galaxy.

However, Samsung removed it from the Galaxy devices with the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update, leaving them vulnerable to screen burn-in. It was unclear whether the company did it intentionally or inadvertently. Thankfully, the Korean firm has corrected the error quickly. One UI 6.1, which debuted with the Galaxy S24 series and is rolling out to older models brings the feature.

Pixel shift works as intended on the Galaxy S24 and Toranji confirmed the same on the Galaxy S23 following the One UI 6.1 update. The publication shared a GIF showing the feature in action. As you can see in the image below, the UI elements on the status bar move slightly every few minutes. This also happens with the navigation bar and other UI elements that continuously appear in the same place on the screen.

Samsung One UI 6 1 screen burn in

This screen burn-in protection should also be available on other Galaxy devices with the One UI 6.1 update. The new One UI version has rolled out to the Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy Tab S9 series, Galaxy Z Fold 5, and Galaxy Z Flip 5 in some markets. Samsung will soon push the update to more flagships and mid-range models. Devices launched before 2021 are not eligible for One UI 6.1.

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Older models miss out on Photo Ambient Wallpaper

The One UI 6.1 update brought several new features from the Galaxy S24 to the Galaxy S23 and other older Samsung flagships. However, a few are missing, including Photo Ambient Wallpaper. It offers dynamic lock screen and home screen animations based on the weather and time. If it is raining outside, the wallpaper is dynamically updated to reflect that. Unfortunately, Samsung didn’t bring it to the Galaxy S23 and other devices with the One UI 6.1 update. Older models get the AI-powered Generative wallpaper feature.



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