When it comes to updating its devices to the latest Android version, Samsung definitely does it quickly. Android 13 was announced by Google this year and Samsung rolled out the update for the Galaxy S22 last month in October. Now, the South Korean tech giant has started rolling out the stable Android 13 based One UI 5 update to the last year’s S-series phones – the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra. Android 13, as you all know is a major update that brings in a ton of new privacy features and also a lot of customization options
Samsung has been testing the One UI 5 beta on the S21 series for the past two months. Now that the beta testing has been completed, the Galaxy S21 users should be getting the update soon or later. Currently, the update seems to be rolling out for users in the United Kingdom, Italy, and Germany. Whether you own the S21, S21+, or the S21 Ultra, you should be getting the Android 13 update. S21 FE users will have to wait for a while to get the Android 13 update.
Of course, the new Android 13 One UI 5.0 will be rolled out in a staged manner. Since this is a major update, you can expect the file size to weigh anywhere between 1.5GB and 2GB. So, you’ll have to make sure you have at least 5GB of free internal storage and also have a good WiFi connection.
Moving to the changes and features, then Samsung is pushing the new Android 13-centric One UI 5.0 update with a flurry of new features including new lock screen personalization features, new wallpapers, widget stacking, new modes and routines, improved multitasking, smoother animations, and many more. You can head over to this article to know more about One UI 5.0.
You can check the update on your Galaxy S21 by swiping from the top to bring the notification panel and tapping on the Setting icon. Now, that the Settings app is launched, scroll and tap on the Software Update option. Finally, tap Download and Install. The update will begin to download if it’s available for your device and region. Also, you should be getting a notification when the update is available for your device via the Notifications Panel.
If you’ve received the Android 13 One UI 5.0 update for your Galaxy S21, do share your thoughts and the new features that you like about the new Android 13 One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy S21 series.