Samsung’s One UI 5.1 sharply reduces the battery life of Galaxy handsets
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Besides a faster-draining battery, there are some reports about the phone feeling hot to the touch. But as one Reddit user posts, there is a pattern, and those who recently installed One UI 5.1 need to be patient. “RoboWarrior44” wrote, “Here’s what I’ve observed after almost every update, the SOT gets worse for a while and gets back up to normal after a few days. Hopefully the trend continues.” Another Redditor said that users need to let the phone optimize after One UI 5.1 is installed.
Look at the huge battery usage for the Samsung Keyboard following the installation of One UI 5.1
As for the battery draining issue with One UI 5.1, a post on Reddit noted that the battery usage for the Samsung Keyboard seems to be running sharply higher. Samsung’s live chat support suggests clearing the cache and data for the Samsung Keyboard app and restarting the phone. However, this will erase any special language additions or custom layouts. Another option is to switch to another QWERTY app.
To clear the Samsung Keyboard cache go to Settings > Apps > Storage and tap the Clear Cache icon. To clear Data, repeat the steps and tap the Clear Data icon.
The One UI interface is designed to make it easier for those with small hands to use large-screened touchscreen smartphones. It moves most tappable elements to the bottom of the phone where they are within easy reach of the user.