Galaxy S23 won’t be getting AOD Wallpapers with One Ui 6.1 update


3/25/20241 min read

Galaxy S23 Owners Disappointed: No AOD Wallpapers with One UI 6.1 Update

Samsung Galaxy S23 series owners have been met with disappointment as the One UI 6.1 update does not bring the coveted full-screen Always On Display (AOD) wallpaper feature. This feature, a highlight of the recently released Galaxy S24 lineup, allows users to personalize their lock screens with images or graphics even when their phone is idle.

Exclusivity for the S24

Samsung has confirmed that the AOD wallpaper functionality is exclusive to the Galaxy S24 series. Sources familiar with the matter cite a few main reasons:

  • Display Efficiency: The Galaxy S24 lineup boasts more energy-efficient displays than its predecessors, making them better suited for a feature that keeps an image on the screen constantly. Older models may not be able to handle the potential battery drain.

  • Hardware Enhancements: Speculation suggests that the Galaxy S24 may have additional hardware or software capabilities that enable the more elaborate AOD wallpapers.

    Other One UI 6.1 Features

    While the AOD wallpapers are a miss, Galaxy S23 owners shouldn't despair. The One UI 6.1 update still brings a wealth of other improvements and features from the Galaxy S24, including:

    • Enhanced AI-powered camera features.

    • Slow motion video playback in gallery.

    • Galaxy AI that will bring circle to search.