On February 15, 2023, Samsung announced the Galaxy S22 series with One UI 5.1, which was unveiled at Galaxy Unpacked 2023 alongside the Galaxy S23 series. With One UI 5.1, Galaxy devices deliver a more immersive interface with new features that enable more creativity. And personalization for an overall more convenient experience. For example, One UI 5.1 enhances the Samsung Contacts widgets feature by adding a new and valuable widget type.
Samsung has long been focused on giving Galaxy users greater control over their devices by customizing various user interface aspects. One UI 5.1 delivers several exciting new features, one of the Contact Widgets that allow people to call directly on the Home Screen.
Moving on, One UI 5.1 improves the Samsung Contacts widget feature by adding a new and helpful widget type. Once you have the latest update installed, you can use this new Contacts widget. Check here whether you are able to use it.
One UI 5.1 Contact Widgets:
For your information, let us tell you that the One UI 5.1 update adds four types of contact widgets to your smartphone’s home screen, which will surely help you improve your smartphone experience with Galaxy phones. Whereas in One UI 5.0, this limit was just three. With One UI 5.1, the company added another type of contact widget: Direct Dial (4×1).
One UI 5.1 Contact Widgets Direct Dial (4×1):
As mentioned above, ‘Direct Dial (4×1)’ is one of the new widgets. In this widget, you can add up to four contact numbers for direct calling. Now, with the One UI 5.1, you can add four types of contacts widgets to your device, including Contact (1×1), Direct Dial (1×1), Direct Message (1×1), and Direct Dial (4×1). If you want to know how to add this new widget and how to customize it, follow these steps.
How To Add A New Contacts Widget?
First, tap and hold on a space on the home screen and click on the Widgets option. Here, scroll down and click on Contacts. Now you can see a big contact widget (Direct Dial (4×1) and tap on it. Here, tap Add option, select four important contact numbers, and tap Done.
How To Customize A New Contacts Widget?
To customize the Contacts widget, you need to open the Settings option that appears after tapping and holding the widget. Through this, you can customize contacts, background color, opacity, and dark mode.