The Galaxy S21 series is also now getting the Android 14 based One UI 6 update. This week itself, Samsung has released Android 14 update for many of its devices. And Galaxy S21 is the latest to get Android 14. Here’s everything you need to know about the major One UI 6 update for the Galaxy S21 series.
The Galaxy S21 is a two-year-old flagship phone that was released with Android 11. The device later received two major upgrades and this makes Android 14 the third major update for the device. In case you didn’t know, the Galaxy S21 is eligible for four OS updates, which means Android 14 isn’t the last major update.
A X (aka Twitter) user, Flavio1976 reported that he received the Android 14 update on his Galaxy S21 and this was later shared by user tarunvats33. According to the tweet it looks like Android 14 for the Galaxy S21 is being rolled out to users in Switzerland. But it may also be available in other parts of Europe. The update is available with build version G991BXXU9FWK2. It weighs around 2300MB. We checked the firmware and its available.
As you expect from any major update, the Android 14 update for Galaxy S21 series brings many new features and improvements. This include new Quick panel UI, freedom to set clock widget anywhere in lock screen, option to set even bigger fonts, updated Samsung apps, new Media player UI for notification and lockscreen, new widgets, redesigned Emojis, and many other features. You can check all features in our One UI 6 page.
If you have a Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, or Galaxy S21 Ultra you can expect an Android 14 OTA update any day now. The update is just rolling out so it may take a few weeks for the complete rollout. To make sure you get Android 14 features as soon as they become available, keep manually checking for updates every now and then.
On your phone go to Settings > Software Update > Download and Install. Here the update will appear once it is available. Before you install the update, take backup of your phone and charge your phone to at least 50%.