Samsung is way ahead in the update race than other Android OEMs except for Google. But we can’t deny the fact that Samsung has too many smartphones in the market. They have already rolled out the latest Android 11 and One UI 3.1 updates to most of the devices including entry-level Galaxy phones as well. Now the Samsung is rolling out stable Android 11 to Galaxy F02s which is also an entry-level phone. Along with Galaxy F02s, Galaxy M02 is also getting the Android 11 update.
Galaxy F02s is a new device released about a month ago in India with Android 10 out of the box. And as we know that now most devices release with Android 11 by default, and so this was not what we expected for Galaxy f02s. Galaxy F02s is worth buying even with Android 10, but since the Android 11 is now already rolling out, the experience will be even better.
Samsung is already making difference by rolling either Android 11 or One UI 3.1 to remaining Galaxy devices every week. And so, we expect that the Android 11 for Galaxy F02s to be available with One UI 3.1 update which is currently the latest from Samsung. Also, this is the case with Galaxy M02 as well.
Since this is a major update for Galaxy F02s, the update will weigh over 1GB. So, make sure to use WiFi or have enough data for the update. The Galaxy F02s Android 11 based One UI 3.1 update is rolling out with build version E025FXXU1BUDC in India. And this update will update the Android security patch to April 2021
or May 2021 as we don’t have its changelog yet.
Galaxy F02s Android 11 Update – Changelog
We’ve refreshed the look and feel of One UI Core 3.1 in lots of ways, from new, more consistent icons to smarter quick panel organization and notifications. Motion is smoother and more natural, with improved animation. And better interface response means the user experience is second to none, on any device.
We optimized One UI Core 3.1 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Core 3.1 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.
Some apps will need to be updated separately after the One UI Core 3.1 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.
Talking about new features, the Galaxy F02s Android 11 comes with a lot of changes. As of now, we don’t have a changelog for the update. But as you know the update is also available for Galaxy M02 then we can expect the features to be the same for Galaxy F02s as well. Some of the features include Private Share, Nearby Share, Eye Comfort Shield, Remove location data, Auto Switch feature, along with a few other features. Obviously, the newer update is based on Android 11. For now, we don’t have the full changelog but once we have it, we will share it with you.
As you know the Galaxy F02s Android 11 update is rolling out in India, you can expect the update over the air. But in case if you don’t receive notification for Android 11 on Galaxy F02s, you can manually check for the update by going to Settings > Software Update. Then tap on Download & Install button to install the update.
But if you can’t wait for the update to arrive over the air, then you can also manually install the update using firmware. You can download the firmware from Frija tool, SamFirm tool, Samsung Firmware Downloader. If you are using one of the tools then enter your model and country code and download the firmware. Once downloaded, you can flash the firmware using Odin Tool. Then flash the Galaxy F02s Firmware to your device. If you want to do so, then I recommend you take a backup prior to diving into the process. That’s it.
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