You can identify it through the following One UI build version.
- Galaxy S21 – G991BXXS5CVEA
- Galaxy S21+ – G996BXXS5CVEA
- Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXS5CVEA
To check and download the update manually, enter the Settings of your phone followed by a Software update and Download and install options. Finally, hit on Download button >> Install now/Schedule install >> Restart.
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) July 4, 2022
Previous Samsung Galaxy S21 Updates
June 27 – June 2022 security update (carrier-locked US)
This update fixes around 66 privacy and security-related issues and exploits to enhance the overall device’s performance and users’ experience. Users can identify the update via the One UI build version – G991USQU5CVF3, G996USQU5CVF3, and G998USQU5CVF3 for Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra respectively.
June 16 – June 2022 security update (India)
Samsung has begun sending the June 2022 Android security patch alongside a new software update for Galaxy S21 smartphones in India. This update enhances system security and stability and helps in protecting your phone from bugs and viruses.
Additionally, it upgrades 10 stock apps to improve the overall device’s performance and maintain users’ experience.
- Galaxy S21 – G991BXXU5CVF2
- Galaxy S21+ – G996BXXU5CVF2
- Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXU5CVF2
May 18 – May 2022 security patch (India)
Samsung is releasing the May 2022 Android security patch update for Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra smartphone users in Indian markets. It brings many new camera features along with improving the security and stability of your device.
Additionally, it upgraded several stock apps in order to enhance the overall device functionality and provide users with seamless performance.
- Galaxy S21 – G991BXXU5CVDD
- Galaxy S21+ – G996BXXU5CVDD
- Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXU5CVDD
May 18 – May 2022 security patch (Canada)
Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone users are grabbing the May 2022 Android security patch update in Canada. It brings fixes for various privacy and security-related vulnerabilities and exploits from Google and Samsung.
Additionally, the changelog for the update also mentions new camera features such as Enhanced Night portrait mode, improved video call effects, and more that are inspired by Samsung Galaxy S22.
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) May 17, 2022
May 14, 2022 – May 2022 security patch (South Africa)
Samsung has dispatched the May 2022 Android security patch update for the Galaxy S21, S21,+, and S21 Ultra smartphone users in South Africa. The update brings better system security and stability, fixes for dozens of flaws, and 14 stock app upgrades.
At the same time, it installs many Galaxy S22 camera features to your Galaxy S21 including Enhanced Night portrait mode, Improved/supported auto framing function, Improving the video call effect, Support for auto framing effects, and Improved App Store Camera app quality.
- Galaxy S21 – G991BXXU5CVDD
- Galaxy S21+ – G996BXXU5CVDD
- Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXU5CVDD
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.
November 02: One UI 4 Beta 4
Samsung started releasing the latest One UI 4 Beta update for Galaxy S21 series in South Korea and Germany. Check changelog below.
- Delete stretch effect when overscrolling
- Removed pop-up allowing notification when first running the app
- Stuttering when setting WQHD
- Frame drops when the alarm goes off
- WIFI, hotspot not turned on under certain circumstances
- Screen dims when unlocked
- Two Call Logs are created each time you send or receive a call.
- Fingerprint recognition does not work after intermittently rebooting
- Under certain circumstances, nearby WIFI APs cannot be searched
- Rebooted during voice calls
- Keypad closed
- ONEUI Home when exiting by closing all recent apps
- Rebooted after force shutdown
- Fixed other minor issues
November 02: November 2021 patch in the US and Singapore
Samsung is now expanding the November 2021 security patch to the Galaxy S21 series devices in the US (Unlocked on AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, C-Spire, Comcast, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon’s networks) and Singapore. [Source]
October 26: October 2021 patch at T-Mobile US
T-Mobile network carrier has begun sending a new firmware update for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra devices in the US. The new One UI 3.1 based software update comes with October 2021 security patch for better device security. [Source]
- Galaxy S21 – G991USQS4AUIR
- Galaxy S21 Plus – G996USQS4AUIR
- Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998USQS4AUIR
October 25: November 2021 patch in Germany
Earlier, the Korean tech giant has started to release the One UI 4 Beta 3 update for the Galaxy S21 series devices in several regions. This release came with the latest November 2021 security patch for the Beta participants, however, the same patches releasing for the Galaxy S21 phones running Android 11 in Germany. [Source]
- Galaxy S21 – G991BXXS3AUJ7
- Galaxy S21 Plus – G996BXXS3AUJ7
- Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXS3AUJ7
October 23: One UI 4 Beta 2 in India
Samsung is now releasing the 2nd One UI 4 Beta update for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra in India. The update also brings November 2021 security patch. You can see the software versions of this update below.
- Galaxy S21 – G991BXXU3ZUJG
- Galaxy S21 Plus – G996BXXU3ZUJG
- Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXU3ZUJG
October 21: One UI 4 Beta 3 in the US
Samsung is now expanding the third One UI 4 Beta update for the Galaxy S21 series smartphone users in the US. Just like the Korean variants, this release includes the final Android 12 version (AOSP) as well as improvements and optimizations for Color Themes. [Source]
October 20: One UI 4 Beta 3
Samsung just released the most-awaited One UI 4 Beta 3 for the Galaxy S21 series smartphone users in South Korea. After the initial rollout, the update will soon be expanded to more markets including the US, Germany, India, UK, and China. You can identify this release via the last four digits of the PDA release number – ZUJB. [Source]
Check the official One UI 4 Beta 3 changelog below.
- Fixed an issue where only some menus were partially untranslated right after the porta update
- Google AOSP reflected (Google final release was reflected)
- Overscroll effect changed from existing glow to stretch form (Android 12 changed)
- Voice command in the camera Misrecognition improvement
- Pet lighting effect applied
- Color theme function stabilization
- Keyboard shortcut issue fixed
- Calling/texting on other devices fixed
- Bixby not being called on the lock screen
- Fixed system UI forced shutdown
- Many others Apply improvements
October 16: October 2021 Security Patch [USA]
The Galaxy S21 series devices (Unlocked and carrier-branded) have started grabbing the October 2021 security patch through a new software update in the US. The latest update brings version numbers mentioned below: [Source]
- Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998USQS4AUIN/G998U1UES4AUIN
- Galaxy S21 Plus – G996USQS4AUIN/G996U1UES4AUIN
- Galaxy S21 – G991USQS4AUIN/G991U1UES4AUIN
Samsung July 2022 patch rolling out to Galaxy Z Flip 3 in the US [U]
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 started getting the July 2022 security patch in the US. It comes with version number F711U1TBS2DVEG for the carrier-unlocked devices. Other than system security increment, this update seems to have nothing significant for the consumers.
How to download manually:
If you haven’t yet received the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 July 2022 update notification, you can check and download it manually through Settings. Now, go to the Software update sections and tap Download and install. To get access to the latest changes, follow the on-screen instructions.
June 13, 2022
Samsung has begun rolling the June 2022 Android security patch alongside a new software update for the Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphones in the US. This update not only enhances the security and stability of your device but also improves the device in various aspects to provide users with seamless performance.
Samsung’s June 2022 security patch details on the other hand mention fixes for over 60 privacy and security-related issues and exploits to boost the overall device’s functionality. These include 5 Critical, 39 High, and 1 Moderate level of CVEs from Samsung and Google.
According to the information, these vulnerabilities are related to SIM card data access, improper access control, camera access, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Samsung account, and others. You might also notice some minor changes and improvements after installing the fresh firmware on your Galaxy Z Flip 3.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 June 2022 update comes with One UI build version F711USQU2DVEE. It is currently live for the carrier-locked models in the United States. However, the company won’t take much time to spread the update to more users in various regions.
Samsung July 2022 patch expands to USA, starting with Galaxy Note 20 unlocked
In late June, Samsung began rolling out the July 2022 Android security patch updates to its eligible devices. The update has reached various Galaxy users all over the world and is now expanding in the United States through the Galaxy Note 20 series.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 received the July 2022 security patch update in Europe yesterday. Now the device is collecting the latest software update in the US. However, this update doesn’t bring any new features or major changes, as per the changelog.
It should be noted that recently Samsung camera in charge reported that it will bring the Expert RAW application for Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra with the July patch update. So, your device might have received it, you can try finding it on the Galaxy Store app.
Besides these, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 July 2022 update only improves the security and stability alongside fixing multiple privacy and security-related vulnerabilities and exploits (currently unknown) to enhance the overall device’s performance.
The fresh software update comes with One UI build version N986U1ES2FVED and N986U1ES2FVED for your Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and Galaxy Note 20. It is released for the carrier-unlocked users at the moment, however, it will reach the carrier-locked users shortly.
As soon as your phone will receive this update, it will notify you. In case you want to check it manually, head over to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install. Now follow the on-screen prompts to get access to the latest changes.
— Samsung One UI Updates (@SamsonUpdate) July 6, 2022
Samsung One UI 4.1 (Android 12) update released for Galaxy A22 5G
In a recent development, Samsung has begun rolling out the Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update for the Galaxy A22 5G smartphones. The update is released in Malaysia and Thailand markets at the moment and will soon reach more users in various regions.
Furthermore, the Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Android 12 One UI 4.1 update comes with build version A226BXXU4BVF7. It installs multiple new features, customization options, and improvements over the previous version. At the same time, it brings June 2022 patch for system security enhancement.
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G Android 12 One UI 4.1 update
Based on Android 12, the One UI 4.1 is more connected, more intuitive, more secure, and easier than ever. The first main feature that it brings is Dynamic theming that syncs with your phone’s wallpaper and offers you a different color palette that applies to the system UI.
Next, there’s Google Duo Live Share which allows you to share your screen with people you are far away from. The Enhanced Quick Share allows you to edit and share images with more ease and the Grammarly-powered keyboard ensures that you won’t do typing mistakes.
On the other hand, the improved RAM Plus lets you customize your phone’s RAM based on its performance. With tools like object eraser and shadow eraser, you edit your picture without installing any third-party app. Another noticeable feature is the ability to turn off GOS.
Besides these, the update brings new widgets to Samsung Internet search for information directly from the home screen, the ability to add emojis and stickers to the calendar, revamped Notes app, improved Device care, additional camera features, and others.
How to install manually:
You can download this software update by visiting the Settings of your smartphone. From here, tap on Software updates and then Download and install. Wait for the phone to check for the available software rollout and fetch it on your smartphone.