Samsung Galaxy M02 starts getting Android 11 update

Samsung Galaxy M02 is the entry-level M-series smartphone announced in February this year. The affordable Galaxy M02 comes with One UI 2.0 based Android 10 OS out-of-the-box. Four months ago, Samsung released the Android 11 update for more superior Galaxy M02s. Now the Galaxy M02 users have started receiving One UI 3 based Android 11 update. As obvious, the new software is bundled with a flurry of new features. Read along to know all about Samsung Galaxy M02 Android 11 update.

Samsung plants the new Android 11 firmware on the Galaxy M02 (SM-M022F) with M022FXXU2BUI3 build number. As it is the first major OS upgrade, it requires a big chunk of data for downloading, you can connect your smartphone to a Wi-Fi network for faster downloading.

The new OTA is in a rolling phase, at the time of writing, the update is available in a couple of countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It will take some time to reach other regions. The update is already available for the SM-M025F model, now it comes to the SM-M022F.

So, if you’re using the Galaxy M02 then your smartphone is going to receive the One UI 3.1 based Android 11 very soon. In terms of features, then a bunch of new features like Private Share, Nearby Share, Samsung Free, Eye Comfort Shield, Remove location data, Auto Switch feature, along with a few other features. You can also use the basic features of Android 11. The update also bumps up the monthly security patch version to September 2021.


Here’s the official changelog shared by Samsung; you can check before updating your Galaxy M02 to One UI 3.1 update.

Visual Design

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.

Improved Performance

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.

Better customization

  • 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.
  • New icons and Lock screen widgets make it easier to find and control your routines.
  • Use Digital Wellbeing with separate personal and work profiles.

Enhanced features

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

  • 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

  • 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.

Samsung Keyboard

  • Reorganized Keyboard settings so it’s easier to access frequently used settings.

Productivity

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.
  • 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.
  • Open the touch pad from the navigation bar on your phone or tablet.

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.

Additional improvements

  • In Clock, you can hear the time and preset name of the alarm read aloud when an alarm rings.
  • Cover the screen with your palm to turn it off. (Turn it on in Settings > Advanced features > Motions and gestures.)
  • Some apps will need to be updated separately after the One UI 3 update.
  • 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.

The wait is finally over, yes, if you’re a Galaxy M02 user then you’ll be glad to know that Android 11 update is in a rolling phase for the M02. It will be available to every within a few days.

Samsung Galaxy M02 users can check for the new updates, by heading over to the Settings > Software Updates.

If you’ve not received the update via OTA, then you can also manually upgrade your smartphone to the new update using tools like Frija tool, SamFirm toolSamsung Firmware Downloader Tool.

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Haneet Singh
He enjoys troubleshooting with iOS & Android devices. He loves to keep in touch with the latest technology! He loves to do experiments on new Operating Systems.

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