Launched in November 2020, Samsung Galaxy A42 5G features decent hardware functionalities including 5G connectivity. In the software department, it comes with the Android 10-based One UI 2.5 out of the box. However, the availability of this 5G handset is currently limited to only a few European countries such as Netherlands, Germany, etc.
As per the official info, the Galaxy A42 5G phones have started getting their first major Android update in the form of Android 11. Just like the current update rollout trend, this handset is also directly getting the One UI 3.1 version [A426BXXU1BUB7] by skipping the One UI 3.0. Along with this, this OTA installs the February 2021 security patch for better system protection.
Introduced alongside the Galaxy S21 flagships, Samsung One UI 3.1 equips some amazing features including Eye Comfort Shield, Object Eraser, Private Share, Samsung Free, Google Duo integration with stock dialer app, buds Auto Switching, ability to remove location data before sharing, and more. [One UI 3.1 Changelog]
However, the update also includes Google’s Android 11 operating system that brings Chat Bubbles that help you to focus on your current work, one-time permissions to apps, pin conversations, security improvements, notification history, better privacy controls, built-in screen recorder, and much more.
Moreover, the Galaxy A42 5G owners will get a totally modified user interface which is a major offering from One UI 3.0. Apart from this, it also comes with major system improvements and a set of new features such as new visual design, improved Samsung Keyboard, and more.
Check for the latest update manually by heading to your device’s Settings, then click on Software updates, and finally hit on Download and install.
One UI 3 Upgrade (Android 11)
One UI 3 is designed to help you focus on what matters. Our visual redesign has improved the places you visit the most, like the Home screen and quick panel, to reduce distractions, highlight important information, and make your experience more consistent. Performance improvements will help apps run quicker while using less battery power. And One UI 3 puts control in your hands with new privacy controls, one-time permissions, and enhanced Digital Wellbeing.
Scroll down for a full list of changes.
We’ve refreshed the look and feel of One UI 3 in lots of ways, big and small, from new, more consistent icons to smarter organization of the quick panel and notifications. Motion is smoother and more natural than ever, with improved animations and haptic feedback for common interactions. And the interface responds to different screen sizes to provide the best experience on any device, whether it’s a phone, foldable, or tablet.
We optimized One UI 3 with enhanced dynamic memory allocation, so apps run faster and perform better. We’ve also restricted background activities to provide better performance and power usage.
• New image categories have been added to Dynamic Lock screen, and you can select up to 5 categories at once.
• On the Lock screen, you can add a widget to check your usage time.
• Get an interactive preview when setting a wallpaper.
• Add a call background to see a picture or video when you make or receive a call.
• In Samsung Internet, you can reorder and lock tabs.
• New icons and Lock screen widgets make it easier to find and control your routines.
• Use Digital Wellbeing with separate personal and work profiles.
Home screen and Lock screen
• Add widgets by touching and holding an app on the Home screen.
• Turn off the screen by double tapping on an empty space on the Home or Lock screen. (Set it up in Settings > Advanced features > Motions and gestures.)
• On the Lock screen, tap the clock area to see widgets like calendar, weather, and music.
Calls and chats
• See conversations separately in the notification panel. Works with Messages and your favorite chat apps.
• Easily remove duplicate contacts stored in the same account in Contacts. The storage period for deleted contacts has been extended from 15 days to 30 days.
• Added the ability to edit multiple linked contacts from a single screen.
• Added Trash in Messages so that recently deleted messages are stored for 30 days.
Pictures and videos
• Take pictures quicker with improved auto focus and auto exposure.
• View, edit, and share pictures and videos more easily from Gallery.
• Find pictures and videos quicker with new search features and categories in Gallery.
• Revert edited pictures to their original versions at any time, even after they’re saved, so you never lose a shot.
• Settings has a new simpler look and feel. Your Samsung account is shown at the top, and Home screen settings are now easier to access.
• Find the settings you need more easily with new Search features. You’ll get better results for synonyms and common misspellings, and you can tap on tags to see groups of related settings.
• Quick settings buttons have been reduced to provide only the most commonly used features. You can also add buttons to create your own customized quick panel.
• Increased the number of input languages to 370.
• Made it easier to paste copied images and verification codes from text messages.
• Added emoji and sticker suggestions when you enter a text-based emoticon.
• Improved the keyboard layout to provide a larger space bar when entering web and email addresses.
• Reorganized Keyboard settings so it’s easier to access frequently used settings.
Maintain a healthy balance between work and life by minimizing repetitive and complicated tasks and handling them efficiently.
• New routines will be recommended based on your daily life and usage patterns.
• In Internet, you can hide the status and navigation bars for a more immersive experience and quickly translate webpages.
• You’ll be prompted to block websites that send too many pop-ups or notifications.
• You can browse and select cloud drive files from the file selection screen in My Files.
• You can now delete cache files in My Files to easily free up storage space.
• Events with the same start time are displayed together in the month and list views in Calendar.
Easy media and device control
Media and device control is easier with the improved media panel in notifications. You can see recently used media apps and quickly change the playback device. You can also check Android Auto settings in the Advanced features menu in Settings.
Identify and improve your digital habits
Improved Digital Wellbeing features make it easy to check how you’re using your phone or tablet and help you form good digital habits. Check your usage while driving or see weekly changes in your screen time by function at a glance through upgraded weekly reports.
Accessibility for everyone
One UI 3 recommends useful accessibility features for you based on your usage. The improved Accessibility shortcut makes accessibility features easier to start and use. You can use the Speak keyboard input aloud feature to get voice feedback of your typing even when TalkBack is turned off.
Stronger privacy protection
You can now let an app access to your microphone, camera, or location just one time. Any permissions that an app hasn’t used in a while will be automatically revoked. You can no longer give apps permission to always see your location in the regular permission popup. To let apps access your location when they’re not in use, you need to go to the location permission page for the app in Settings.
• Extract the date and address from the event title and recommend automatic registration.
• Receive notifications from SmartThings devices that also have specified schedule notifications.
• Camera function such as image quality improvement when zoomed in low light have been improved.
• Eye comfort shield function has been added.
• The color temperature of the screen automatically adjusts for the time of day.
• By dragging pop-up view screen to the edge of the screen, it is now possible to hide the window and keep playing.
Buds Auto Switching
• Support Buds auto switching between Galaxy phone and tablet.
• Extract the date and address from the reminder memo and recommend to register automatically, and remind important information by situation.
• It is now possible to protect your privacy by deleting the location information of previously taken photos before sharing or posting them on social media.
• Synchronize valid links created on devices with the same registered Samsung account.
• The use of social media services has been simplified. It is possible to share profiles, photos, notes, schedules, and more with friends simply by logging in to your Samsung account.
• Object eraser feature has been added to Labs in Photo Editor.
• Using Erase Objects allows you to erase an object which you want in the photo.
• In Clock, you can hear the time and preset name of the alarm read aloud when an alarm rings.
Some apps will need to be updated separately after the One UI 3 update.
App copies made using Dual messenger can no longer access SD card files directly. To share SD card files in an app copy, select the files in Gallery or My Files, tap Share, then select the app copy.
You can no longer use Wi-Fi Direct to send files to other devices. You can use Nearby Share instead. You can still receive files using Wi-Fi Direct.
You can no longer connect to Chromecast using Smart View. You can use Google Home instead.
Samsung Galaxy A21 gets Android 11 One UI 3.1 update in the US
Samsung started releasing a new major software update for the Galaxy A21 smartphone users in the US. The latest update brings the Android 11-based One UI 3.1 version with various new features. At the same time, it installs the newer security patch released in September 2021 for better system stability.
One UI 3.1 was introduced alongside the Galaxy S21 flagship lineup, which is also based on Android 11 operating system. Instead of the One UI 3.0, Samsung has provided the 3.1 version of the One UI to most of the mid-range and budget Galaxy devices along with Android 11 update.
Galaxy A21 Android 11 update – USA
- Software version – A215USQU5BUI4
- Security patch – September 2021
- One UI version – One UI 3.1
Samsung’s One UI 3.1 comes with (via SamMobile) several new features as well as a truly revamped user interface. Along with the entire system software, the One UI 3.1 also refreshes most of the native applications including Samsung Keyboard, Samsung Internet, Samsung Gallery, Samsung Calendar and more.
To be mentioned, the September 2021 security patch brings better system stability as it fixes a number of CVEs and SVEs from Google and Samsung. However, the update is currently rolling out in batches, it will reach every Galaxy A21 unit in the coming days.
If you want to check for the latest update manually, head to your device Settings tap on Software updates and finally hit the Download and install button.
Samsung Android 11 One UI 3.1: Official Release Date and Eligible Devices [Roadmap]
Back in December 2020, Samsung has officially launched the third generation of its custom skin – One UI 3.0, which is based on Google’s Android 11 operating system. Starting with the latest flagship smartphones, the company has impressively managed to send this major update to a number of Galaxy phones and tablets including mid-range and budgets.
Samsung One UI 3.0/Android 11 rollout roadmap:
|Galaxy S20 Ultra||December-2020|
|Galaxy S20 5G||December-2020|
|Galaxy S20+ 5G||December-2020|
|Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G||December-2020|
|Galaxy Note 20||January-2021|
|Galaxy Note 20 Ultra||January-2021|
|Galaxy Note 20 5G||January-2021|
|Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G||January-2021|
|Galaxy Z Fold 2||January-2021|
|Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G||January-2021|
|Galaxy Z Flip||January-2021|
|Galaxy Z Flip 5G||January-2021|
|Galaxy Note 10||January-2021|
|Galaxy Note 10+||January-2021|
|Galaxy Note 10+ 5G||January-2021|
|Galaxy S10 5G||January-2021|
|Galaxy Note 10 Lite||March-2021|
|Galaxy S10 Lite||January-2021|
|Galaxy S20 FE||January-2021|
|Galaxy S20 FE 5G||January-2021|
|Galaxy Fold 5G||February-2021|
|Galaxy Tab S7||April-2021|
|Galaxy Tab S7 5G||April-2021|
|Galaxy Tab S7+||April-2021|
|Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G||April-2021|
|Samsung Galaxy A-series|
|Galaxy A01/A01 Core||June-2021|
|Galaxy A10e||August-2021 (Expected)|
|Galaxy A20e||August-2021 (Expected)|
|Galaxy A21||May-2021 (Expected)|
|Galaxy A40||April-June 2021 (Expected)|
|Galaxy A41||April-June 2021 (Expected)|
|Galaxy A42 5G||April-June 2021 (Expected)|
|Galaxy A50s||April-2021 (Expected)|
|Galaxy A51 5G||March-2021|
|Galaxy A51 5G UW||March-2021 (Expected)|
|Galaxy A60||April-June 2021 (Expected)|
|Galaxy A71 5G||May-2021|
|Galaxy A71 5G UW||May-2021 (Expected)|
|Galaxy A8s||April-June 2021 (Expected)|
|Galaxy A90 5G||April-June 2021 (Expected)|
|Galaxy A Quantum||April-June 2021 (Expected)|
|Samsung Galaxy M-series|
|Galaxy M01s||June-2021 (Expected)|
|Galaxy M21s||Match-2021 (Expected)|
|Galaxy M31 Prime||March-2021 (Expected)|
|Samsung Galaxy F-series|
|Galaxy F41||July-2021 (Expected)|
|Other eligible devices|
|Galaxy Tab Active 3||Later next year (Expected)|
|Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 2020||Later next year (Expected)|
|Galaxy Tab S5e||July-2021|
|Galaxy Tab S6||May-2021|
|Galaxy Tab S6 5G||May-2021|
|Galaxy Tab S6 Lite||May-2021|
|Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019||August-2021|
|Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019||August-2021|
|Galaxy Tab Active Pro||August-2021|
|Galaxy Xcover 4s||Later next year (Unknown)|
|Galaxy Xcover Pro||Later next year (Expected)|
* Update schedule and eligible models could be changed if the company encounters any issues through ongoing review.
- Update schedule could be changed
- Eligible models could be changed
- The update may also be halted for a while
- The update may also be suspended after the official update
Eligible devices for One UI 3.0/Android 11:
- Samsung Galaxy S20
- Samsung Galaxy S20+
- Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
- Samsung Galaxy S10e
- Samsung Galaxy S10
- Samsung Galaxy S10+
- Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
- Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
- Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Fold
- Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7/ S7+
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 5G/S7+ 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A80
- Samsung Galaxy A71/A71 5G/A71 5G UW
- Samsung Galaxy A70s
- Samsung Galaxy A70
- Samsung Galaxy A60
- Samsung Galaxy A51/A51 5G/A51 UW
- Samsung Galaxy A50/A50s
- Samsung Galaxy A42 5G
- Samsung Galaxy A41
- Samsung Galaxy A40
- Samsung Galaxy A31
- Samsung Galaxy A30s
- Samsung Galaxy A30
- Samsung Galaxy A21s
- Samsung Galaxy A21
- Samsung Galaxy A20/A20s
- Samsung Galaxy A11
- Samsung Galaxy A10/A10s
- Samsung Galaxy A01/A01 Core
- Samsung Galaxy M51
- Samsung Galaxy M40
- Samsung Galaxy M31/M31s/M31 Prime
- Samsung Galaxy M21/M21s
- Samsung Galaxy M11
- Samsung Galaxy F41
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6/S6 5G/S6 Lite
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2019
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro
We will regularly update this article if there are any schedule or model list changes.
- Switch, back and forth between your music and videos.
- Enhanced notification panel, more information at a glance even when the phone is locked.
- Easily check messages from multiple apps in one place.
DYNAMIC LOCK SCREEN
- Plenty of high-quality images in 10 different categories
- Refresh your lock screen with another image each time your phone is unlocked
Now also available for Galaxy Tab devices.
- Easily personalize your device in more than one way to suit your preference.
- With Wonderland, create your own moving wallpaper.
- With Pentastic, customize your S Pen Air commands, pointer, and sound settings.
DO MULTIPLE TASKS ON THE SAME SCREEN
- Split your screen in half or three to make multitasking perfectly open.
- Open multiple apps and place them in a position and size that seems appropriate
NEW WAYS TO TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT
- Thanks to the foldable phone with two screens.
- Not only the photographer, but the object can also see the preview.
- Adjust your posture while checking out how to take photos.
A MORE ENJOYABLE WAY TO COMMUNICATE
- Enjoy communicating with your friends and colleagues.
- Supports fullscreen video calls with One UI 3.
- Make video calls more enjoyable with AR emoji masks.
ENJOY THE BEST ANDROID EXPERIENCE ON YOUR GALAXY
- An enjoyable experience secured by a multi-layered Knox security platform.
- Knox protects your personal data.
- With Smart Switch, transfer your data from your old device to your new Galaxy when you switch easily and securely.
[List] Samsung Android 11: Galaxy devices received One UI 3.1 update
The One UI 3! The third major generation of Samsung’s self-developed user interfaces based on the Android 11 operating system. Since its initial release on December 2nd, 2020 for the Galaxy S20 series, this version is already reached millions of units of various Galaxy phones and tablets.
Aside from the One UI 3.0, the company is also impressively expanding the availability of the 3.1 version of One UI which was come alongside the Galaxy S21 flagships.
However, a group of mid-range and budget smartphones are still waiting to get the taste of the Android 11 with One UI 3 update. Meanwhile, Samsung will continuously deliver this major software over the air to several devices until the second half of this year.
As you know, the Korean phone maker releases every single firmware update in various phases that’s why any new software update takes some time to reach every single model in different regions and countries.
In this article, we’ll add every Samsung Galaxy smartphone and tablet that has received the Android 11 based One UI 3.0 or One UI 3.1 update.
Samsung devices received Android 11 One UI 3.1 update:
- Galaxy S21
- Galaxy S21+
- Galaxy S21 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 20 5G
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G
- Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G
- Galaxy S20 FE
- Galaxy S20 FE 5G
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 5G
- Galaxy S20+
- Galaxy S20+ 5G
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
- Galaxy Fold
- Galaxy Fold 5G
- Galaxy Note 10+
- Galaxy Note 10+ 5G
- Galaxy Note 10
- Galaxy Note 10 5G
- Galaxy S10 5G
- Galaxy S10+
- Galaxy S10
- Galaxy S10e
- Galaxy Tab S7
- Galaxy Tab S7+
- Galaxy Note 10 Lite
- Galaxy S10 Lite
- Galaxy Tab S6 Wi-Fi
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Galaxy A71 5G
- Galaxy A71
- Galaxy M31s
- Galaxy A50s
- Galaxy A50
- Galaxy M51
- Galaxy A51 [4G | 5G]
- Galaxy M31
- Galaxy F41
- Galaxy M30s
- Galaxy A70
- Galaxy M21
- Galaxy XCover Pro
- Galaxy Tab S5e
- Galaxy A31
- Galaxy Tab Active 3
- Galaxy M40
- Galaxy A01
- Galaxy A41
- Galaxy M01
- Galaxy Tab A7
- Galaxy M11
- Galaxy M02s
- Galaxy F02s
- Galaxy A02s
- Galaxy A11
- Galaxy Tab S6 | Verizon | T-Mobile/Sprint
- Galaxy A12
- Galaxy A30
- Galaxy W20 5G (China)
- Galaxy A40s (China)
- Galaxy Tab A with S Pen
- Galaxy A20e
- Galaxy A30s
- Galaxy A20
- Galaxy Jean 2
- Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019)
- Galaxy M10s
- Galaxy XCover 4s
- Galaxy A11
- Galaxy A01
- Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)
- Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)
- Galaxy A10s
- Galaxy A20s
- Galaxy M01s
- Galaxy A10e
- Galaxy A20 [USA]
- Galaxy A10
- Galaxy A02 | A022GDXU2BUI3 | Russia | September 2021 Patch
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