Carrier-locked Galaxy S21 gets One UI 4.1 update in the US

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Last update: March 20, 2022 at 07:31 UTC + 02:00

After One UI 4.1 debuted with the Galaxy S22 series, Samsung announced that the new software will soon be rolling out to other Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 were the first two phones to get the One UI 4.1 update. Now, the Galaxy S21 series is getting the latest version of One UI in the US.

The latest software update for carrier-locked versions of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 + and Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with the firmware version G99xUSQU5CVC4. It brings One UI 4.1 update, March 2022 security patch, and the option to turn off GOS (Gaming Improvement Service). The update is currently rolling out to the Sprint and T-Mobile network in the US. More carriers could release the update soon.

If you are a US Galaxy S21 series smartphone user on any of the above networks, you can check for the new update by going to Settings » system update and tapping on Download and install. You can also download the latest firmware file from our firmware database and flash it manually.

Galaxy S21 One UI 4.1 Feature List

The One UI 4.1 update brings the option to shoot portrait videos using the telephoto camera and the option to take photos and videos using the telephoto cameras in Pro and Pro Video modes. It also offers the option to save videos from the front and rear cameras into separate files in the output mode. With the updated gallery app, users can add photo effects to any photo a person is inside and adjust portrait lighting. It also allows users to share multiple photos and videos as an album with multiple people via a link.

With the updated AR Emoji, GIFs from Tenor can be added, and real-world objects can be turned into 3D stickers. AR Emojis can be worn as masks, and the background color can be changed. The update also introduces widgets and informs users about different things like charging earbuds or preparing for an upcoming event.

With One UI 4.1, Google Duo supports Direct Sharing, which allows users to watch videos, plan tracks, and browse photos together on a video call while sharing their screen. Samsung Health showcases deeper aspects of user health and fitness with better sleep training and tips for reaching body composition goals.

Samsung Notes offers the option to track broken items. More screen real estate can be freed up on tablets by bringing up the S Pen toolbar on the phone. Smart Switch now offers three options while transferring data to a new Galaxy device: Transfer All Data, Transfer Accounts, Contacts, Calls and Messages Only, or Choose Custom.

The new update also brings the ability to remind users to take things they left behind via the SmartThings Find app. Users can share lost items with their friends so they can find them together via SmartThings Find. Improved Quick Sharing provides the ability to share Wi-Fi networks and edit photo history so the receiver can know how to edit them.

Other new features include Color Palette in more apps, including those designed by Google. Samsung’s stock apps now offer suggestions, including a suggested title and time for an event as it’s being added from messages or emails. Users can add emojis and stickers in the calendar app. More keyboard layouts and languages ​​have been added to the Samsung keyboard. Bixby Routines now offer the ability to change the watch face and activate Battery Protect. Virtual RAM can be customized using One UI 4.1.

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