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Samsung Firmware SM-G996B(COL) G996BXXS5CVHI/G996BOWO5CVHJ/G996BXXU5CVH7 | EN

Download the Samsung firmware for the ✅ Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SM-G996B with product code COL from Colombia. This firmware has version number PDA G996BXXS5CVHI and CSC G996BOWO5CVHJ. The operating system of this firmware is Android S , with build date 2022-09-28. Changelist 25034557.

Number of downloads:1120 Reviews

File size:6.962 GiB

1. Download software and drivers

- Download Samsung Firmware G996BXXS5CVHI
- Your Samsung device drivers (Download from official Samsung site)
- Software Odin Tool:

2. Flashing firmware step by step:

- Download file and extract zip archive containing your desired firmware.
- Open software Odin Tool.
- Boot your Samsung device in the "Download Mode":
- - Press Volume Down key, Power and Home buttons at same time for 5-8 seconds until download mode is active.
- Connect your Samsung device to PC via the USB cable while in download mode.
- Next, check the "Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" options in software Odin Tool.
- Hit the AP/PDA button then browse and select a tar.md5 file from the extracted firmware folder.
- Finally press the start button to begin flashing process the firmware update on your Samsung device.

3. Watch detailed video

  • Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G SM-G996B
  • Display diagonal: 17 cm (6.7")
  • Display resolution: 2400 x 1080 pixels
  • Display type: Dynamic AMOLED 2X
  • Processor frequency: 2.9 GHz
  • RAM capacity: 8 GB
  • RAM type: LPDDR5
  • Internal storage capacity: 128 GB
  • Rear camera resolution (numeric): 12 MP
  • Rear camera type: Triple camera
  • SIM card capability: Dual SIM
  • Operating system installed: Android 11
  • Battery capacity: 4800 mAh
  • Product colour: Silver
  • Weight: 202 g

Device boot file

BL_G996BXXS5CVHI_G996BXXS5CVHI_MQB55707471_REV01_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5


Device pda code1 file

AP_G996BXXS5CVHI_G996BXXS5CVHI_MQB55707471_REV01_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT_meta_OS12.tar.md5


Device phone font file

CP_G996BXXU5CVH7_CP22711107_MQB55031703_REV01_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5


Device csc file

CSC_OWO_G996BOWO5CVHJ_CL25034557_QB55888172_REV01_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5


Device csc home file

HOME_CSC_OWO_G996BOWO5CVHJ_CL25034557_QB55888172_REV01_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5


• The security of your device has been improved.

• The security of your device has been improved.

• Overall stability of your device has been improved.
• The security of your device has been improved.

• The security of your device has been improved.

One UI 5 Upgrade (Android 13)

One UI 5 brings you more powerful personalization and makes it easier to get things done across your Galaxy devices.

Visual design

New app icons and illustrations
Icon symbols are larger for a bolder look that's easier to scan. Subtle background gradients and improved contrast give a fresher, more natural feel. New help illustrations have been created to give a consistent look to all apps.

Smoother than ever before
New animations and transition effects make switching between screens feel more natural. Animations and other visual feedback appear instantly when you touch the screen, making interactions more intuitive. Scrolling speed has also been enhanced to make scrolling feel smoother throughout One UI.

Enhanced blur effects and colors
Background blur effects on the quick panel, Home screen, and throughout One UI have been improved with brighter colors for a clearer and more consistent experience. Simplified app color schemes help you avoid distractions and focus on your current task.

Customization

Customize your Lock screen
Just touch and hold the Lock screen to edit. What could be simpler? Customize your wallpaper, clock style, notification settings, and more, with live preview, all in one place.

More wallpaper choices
Wallpaper settings have been redesigned making it easier to find the perfect wallpaper for your Home and Lock screens. There are more images, videos, colors, and filters to choose from than ever before.

More options for your color palette
It's easier to find the colors that are right for you. Choose from up to 16 color themes based on your wallpaper as well as preset color themes that are designed to look great.

Easily see who’s calling
Set a different call background for each contact so you easily see who's calling with just a quick glance.

Modes and routines

Choose modes based on your activity
Choose a mode based on what you're doing, such as exercising, working, or relaxing, then choose what you want your phone to do in each situation. For example, turn on Do not disturb when you're relaxing or play music when you're driving.

Bedtime mode is now Sleep mode
Sleep mode lets you automate more actions when it's time for bed, like turning on Dark mode and changing the sound mode.

Easier to discover preset routines
A simplified layout makes it easier to find routines that are useful for you.

Check running routines quickly
Routines that are currently running are now shown at the top of the Routines screen so you can understand what's happening and make changes if necessary.

More actions and conditions for your routines
Automatically start routines when you use Airplane mode or Mobile Hotspot. Routines can now open app pairs and adjust the left/right sound balance.

Home screen widgets

Stack widgets on your Home screen
Combine several widgets of the same size into a single widget to save space on your Home screen. Just drag a widget onto another widget to create a stack, then swipe to switch between widgets. You can add more widgets to your stack at any time by dragging and dropping.

Get suggestions on your Home screen
The new Smart suggestions widget knows what you need before you do. It suggests apps to use, people to call, and other useful tips. Suggestions are based on your usage patterns.

Multitasking

Switch your view with a gesture
Switch from full screen to split screen view by swiping upward with two fingers from the bottom of the screen. Switch from full screen to pop-up view by swiping inward with one finger from either corner at the top of the screen. Gestures can be turned on or off in Settings Labs.

Quickly open apps in split screen
Just drag an app from the Recents screen to the side of the screen where you want to open it.

Connected devices

Do more with your connected devices
The Connected devices menu has been added to Settings, making it quicker and easier to access features that work with other devices, like Quick Share, Smart View, and Samsung DeX.

Hide notifications on your TV
When viewing content from your phone on your TV with Smart View, you can choose to hide notifications on your TV to prevent others from seeing your personal information.

Play sound from your phone on any Chromecast device
Available Chromecast devices will appear when you tap Media output in the quick panel on your phone. Just tap the device where you want to play music or other audio content.

Camera and Gallery

Zoom more easily with one hand
The zoom bar has been condensed so you can zoom in or out farther with a single swipe.

Get help with Pro mode
A help icon will appear in Pro and Pro video modes. Tap the icon to get tips and guidance for using the various lenses, options, and controls.

Histogram in Pro mode
Use the histogram to check the brightness of each tone to help you get the perfect exposure.

Add watermarks to your pictures
Automatically add a watermark to each picture containing the date and time a picture was taken, your phone's model name, or other custom information.

Telephoto lens is now supported in Food mode
Take better close-up shots of food using the telephoto lens.

Revamped Single take
Single take mode has been simplified and streamlined. Fewer options and shorter recording times make it faster and easier to get great shots.

Choose filters more easily
The filter selection menu has been streamlined in Camera, Photo Editor, and Video Editor. All filters are available in one list, making it easier to find the perfect filter for your picture or video.

Customize albums in Gallery
Choose which albums appear by default and hide less frequently used albums to keep the clutter down. You can also merge albums that have the same name and create albums that automatically update to include pictures of people you select.

All-new look for Stories
Stories that are automatically created in your Gallery have been revamped with an interactive slideshow view. Just tap or swipe to move between pictures and videos in your story.

Photo and Video Editor

Create stickers from any picture
Create reusable stickers from any picture in your gallery. Just select the part of the picture you want to use as a sticker, then adjust the thickness and color of the outlines.

More ways to edit GIFs
You can trim and adjust the ratio of animated GIFs to make them the right size. You can also use the same editing features that are available for still images to decorate your GIF however you like.

Keep portrait mode effects even after editing
Portrait mode effects are now retained even after cropping or changing filters so you can adjust the background blur at any time.

Draw perfect shapes on pictures and videos
Use the pen tool to draw a shape such as a circle, triangle, rectangle, or heart. Hold your finger on the screen when you finish drawing to make it instantly transform to straight lines and perfect angles.

New stickers for photos and videos
60 new preloaded emoji stickers are available for decorating your pictures and videos.

AR Emoji and stickers

New AR Emoji stickers
When you create a new AR Emoji, 15 stickers are created by default giving you more ways to express yourself. If that’s not enough, there are also more AR Emoji stickers available for download so you can always find a sticker to match your emotions.

Do more with AR Emojis
Use transparent backgrounds for AR Emoji stickers, or choose any picture from your Gallery to use as a background for your emoji in AR Emoji Camera. You can also pair up two emojis together and create fun dances and poses.

Samsung Keyboard

New emojis available for emoji pairs
In Samsung Keyboard, more than 80 additional emojis are available for creating an emoji pair. You can now combine emojis based on animals, food, and other objects in addition to facial expressions. Choose the perfect combination to get your feelings across.

Rearrange expression buttons in Samsung Keyboard
Touch and hold the emoji, sticker, and other buttons to rearrange them.

Enter kaomoji directly from Samsung Keyboard
Spice up your chats and texts with preset facial expressions created using keyboard symbols. (*^.^*)

Customize the spacebar row in Samsung Keyboard
You can choose which function keys and punctuation marks to show in the bottom row of the keyboard next to the spacebar.

Extract and scan text

Extract text from any image or screen
Extract text using Samsung Keyboard, Internet, Gallery, or whenever you take a screenshot. Paste the result into a message, email, or document instead of typing.

Get suggestions based on text in images
When text appears in an image in Gallery, Camera, or other apps, actions will be recommended based on the text. For example, if you take a picture of a sign with a phone number or web address on it, you can tap to call the number or visit the site.
Text extraction and suggestion features are only supported for English, Korean, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.

Samsung DeX

Enhanced taskbar in Samsung DeX
A search button has been added to make it easier to find apps you want to use, and you can right-click certain apps to quickly access tasks within the app. You can also customize which buttons you want to appear on your taskbar.

New notification indicator in DeX
A red dot will appear on the notification button in your taskbar if any new notifications have been received since the last time you opened the notification panel.

Mini calendar in DeX
Clicking the date in your taskbar now opens a mini calendar, allowing you to quickly check your schedule without opening the full Calendar app.

Notifications

Get only the notifications you allow
When you use an app for the first time, you’ll be asked whether you want to receive notifications from it. Feel free to say no to apps that you don’t want to disturb you.

Easier access to app notification controls
Is an app sending you too many notifications? It's easier than ever to block it with reorganized notification settings placing app notification controls at the top. You can also go directly to app notification settings using the button at the bottom of the notification panel.

Choose which types of notifications apps can send
You now have separate control over whether apps can show pop-up notifications, app icon badges, and notifications on the Lock screen. Allow all types, some, or none. It's up to you.

New layout for notifications
App icons are larger, making it easier to see which app sent the notification. Text alignment has also been improved to make notifications easier to read.

Settings

Set a language for each app
Want to use some apps in one language and other apps in another? You can now choose which language will be used for each app in Settings.

Set exceptions for Do not disturb
You can now set individual contacts as exceptions to Do not disturb. Your phone will ring or vibrate when the people you choose call and send messages to you, even when Do not disturb is on. It’s also easier to set apps as exceptions so you get notification alerts from them even when Do not disturb is on. Just choose the apps you want to allow from the new grid.

Improved sound and vibration settings
Menus have been reorganized to make it easier to find the sound and vibration options you need. Set your ringtone and change the volume and vibration settings, all in the same place.

More options for RAM Plus
RAM Plus can now be turned off completely in Device care if you don’t need it or don’t want it to use any storage space.

Auto optimization
Device care keeps your phone running smoothly by automatically performing optimizations in the background. To keep your phone in the best condition, you can set your phone to automatically restart when needed.

Security and privacy

Check your phone’s security status at a glance
The new Security dashboard in Settings shows whether your phone has any security issues and helps you fix them quickly.

Prevent accidental sharing of personal information
The share panel will let you know when you attempt to share photos that contain sensitive information, such as credit cards, ID cards, or passports, so you can reconsider whether you really want to share them.

Security and privacy information for websites
An icon will appear in the address bar in Samsung Internet to show a site's security status. Tap the icon to learn which information the website collects and tracks.

Accessibility

More accessibility options in the quick panel
High contrast font, Color inversion, Color adjustment, and Color filter can be added to the quick panel for easier access.

Magnifier is easier to access
Turn on the Magnifier shortcut in Accessibility settings to get quick access to the Magnifier feature. Magnifier uses your phone's camera to enlarge items in the real world so you can take a closer look or make them easier to read.

More spoken assistance
Choose from various types of voice feedback to get help using your phone even if you can't see the screen clearly. You can make your phone read out keyboard input so you can be sure you typed the correct letter, use Bixby Vision to recognize nearby objects and tell you what they are, and turn on audio descriptions that explain what's happening in a video (only for supported videos).

Easily edit your Accessibility button
Tap and hold the Accessibility button to quickly change the features you can access using the button.

New actions available for Corner actions
If you're using a mouse or trackpad, new actions are available when you move the mouse pointer to one of the 4 corners of the screen. You can now click and hold, drag, or drag and drop.

Additional changes

Use several timers at once
You can now start a new timer in the Clock app even if another timer is still running.

More control over calendar event invitees
When you add an event to your Google calendar in the Samsung Calendar app, you can choose whether invitees are allowed to see who else is invited to the event and also choose whether they can invite other people.

Add video conferences to your events
When you create a Google calendar event in the Samsung Calendar app, you can set up a video conference at the same time. Everyone invited to your event will receive the link to the video conference.

Add stickers to your Google calendar
Add stickers to Google calendar events in the Samsung Calendar app to make them easy to see at a glance. Stickers are shown in both calendar and agenda views.

Stay on top of reminders due today
The new Today category shows only reminders due today. You can also check reminders due today at the top of the main screen in the Reminder app.

Show and hide completed reminders
You can show or hide the completed reminders in any category. Show to see what you've already done, or hide to stay focused on things you still need to finish.

Choose the right view for your reminders
Choose the simple view to show more reminders on the screen at once or an expanded view that includes details such as the due date and repeating conditions.

Drag and drop bookmarks between folders
Keep your Samsung Internet bookmarks organized by dragging and dropping them between folders.

More powerful search in My Files
Choose whether to search all files or only files in the current folder. You can also choose between searching only file names or searching information inside of files, such as text in documents or location information in images. When your search is complete, you can sort the results by name, date, size, or file type.

Redesigned Digital Wellbeing
The new dashboard provides clearer usage details and makes it easier to access the features you need, such as app timers and screen time reports.

Get help in an emergency
Quickly press the Side key 5 times to call emergency services even if your phone is in your pocket or you aren't able to talk.

Integrated emergency contact list
Create an emergency contact list that includes the people you want to contact in case of an emergency. The same contact list can be used for emergency features on both your watch and your phone.

Show app names in the Apps edge panel
Turn on Show app names to make app names appear below the app icons.

Some apps will need to be updated separately after the One UI 5 upgrade.

• The security of your device has been improved.

• The security of your device has been improved.

• Overall stability of your device has been improved.

• Overall stability of your device has been improved.

· Device stability improvements, bug fixes.
· New and / or enhanced features.
· Further improvements to performance.

• Overall stability of your device has been improved.
• The security of your device has been improved.
• Camera
- The Night portrait feature has been enhanced.
- The quality of pictures taken with social or camera apps downloaded from the application store has been improved.
- The 'Auto framing' feature is supported in video mode and some video call apps.

• The security of your device has been improved.

One UI 4.1 Update
One UI 4.1 brings you the latest features for your Galaxy devices. More intuitive, more fun, more secure, and easier than ever.
Check out the changes below.

Camera
It's easier than ever to capture great photos and videos.
More options for portrait videos
Capture great portrait videos even when your subject is far away. You can now record portrait videos with the 2x lens on the rear camera in addition to the 1x lens.
Enhanced night portraits
Take stunning portraits, even in low light. Night shots are now supported in Portrait mode.
Get the full director’s view
You can save your director’s view videos with separate front and rear videos so you can edit them later, even after you’re done recording. When you play them back in the Video player, you can switch between different views such as split-screen or picture-in-picture.

Gallery
Do more with your memories. Gallery brings enhanced features for remastering and organizing your pictures and videos, and sharing is now easier than ever.
Powerful remastering
Make your photos look better than ever. Sharpen blurry faces, fix distortion on TVs or computer screens, and increase brightness and resolution.
More suggestions
Get help creating artistic portraits and exciting highlight reels. Gallery will suggest the best effects for your pictures.
Add portrait effects
You can now add background blur to any picture with a person in view.
Portrait relighting
Adjust the lighting for portraits, even after you've taken them, to make sure you always get the perfect shot.
Convert unnecessary motion photos to still images
Save storage space by converting motion photos to still images. Gallery will suggest pictures where motion isn't necessary, such as documents.
Share albums as links
No need to invite people to shared albums individually anymore. Just create a link that can be shared with anyone, even if they don't have a Samsung account or Galaxy device.
All your invitations together
Easily accept invitations to shared albums, even if you miss the notifications. Invitations that you haven't responded to yet will appear at the top of your shared album list.
Create time lapse videos
Turn a picture into a vivid 24-hour time-lapse video. A button will appear for pictures of scenery including the sky, bodies of water, mountains, or cities. Your video will appear as if an entire day has passed.

AR Zone
Express yourself like never before in augmented reality. Create your own emojis, stickers, doodles, and more.
More decorations for your emoji stickers
Show your own unique style by adding GIFs from Tenor as decorations for your custom AR emoji stickers.
Add more to your AR doodles
Create 3D stickers by scanning real-world objects, then add them to your AR doodle. You can also add GIFs from Tenor and Giphy.
Background colors in mask mode
Keep the focus on your AR emoji while wearing it as a mask. Choose from a variety of colors to use as your background.

Smart Widget
Your Home screen widgets just got smarter. Just choose the widgets you want and let your Galaxy do the rest.
Group widgets together
Save space on your Home screen by combining multiple widgets into one Smart Widget. Swipe left or right to scroll through your widgets, or set them to rotate automatically to show you the most relevant information based on your activity.
Get suggestions on your Home screen
Your Smart Widget will tell you when it's time to charge your Galaxy Buds, when it's time to get ready for an event on your calendar, and more.

Google Duo
Stay in touch with high-quality video calls. One UI brings you exclusive features.
Do more during video calls
You can share another app's screen during a video call in Google Duo. Watch YouTube together, share photos, explore maps, and more.
Join video calls in presentation mode
During a video call on your phone, you can join the same call on your tablet in presentation mode. Your tablet's screen will be shared with other participants while audio and video continue on your phone.

Samsung Health
Get deeper insights into your health and enhanced exercise tracking in the latest version of Samsung Health.
Get insights about your body composition
Set targets for your weight, body fat percentage, and skeletal muscle mass. You'll get tips for reaching your goals.
Build better sleep habits
Track your sleep and get coaching based on your sleep patterns.
Enhanced exercise tracking
On your Galaxy Watch4, you can set interval training targets before you start running or cycling. You'll get a report on your phone when you're finished. Your watch can also give information about sweat loss when you run and heart rate recovery for aerobic workouts.

Smart Switch
Transfer contacts, photos, messages, and settings from an old phone or tablet to your new Galaxy. One UI 4.1 lets you transfer more than ever.
More transfer options
You’ll get 3 options when transferring content to your new Galaxy. You can choose to transfer everything, transfer just your accounts, contacts, calls, and messages, or go Custom to choose exactly what you want to transfer.

SmartThings Find
Find your phone, tablet, watch, earbuds, and more with SmartThings Find.
Get notified when you leave something behind
Make lost belongings a thing of the past. You can choose to get alerts whenever your Galaxy SmartTag is too far away to connect to your phone.
Find a lost device together
You can share the location of your devices with others. If a device gets lost, you can get help from another person to scan for it nearby.

Sharing
One UI 4.1 gives you even more ways to share with others.
Share your Wi-Fi network
Use Quick Share to share your current Wi-Fi network with someone else. The person you share with will be able to connect automatically without entering the password.
Include editing history when you share pictures and videos
When you share pictures and videos with Quick Share, you can include the complete editing history so the receiver can see what's changed or revert back to the original.
Share tips with others
Find something useful in the Tips app? Tap the Share icon to send it to a friend.

More features and improvements
Color palette
Customize your phone with unique colors based on your wallpaper. Your custom color palette now appears in more apps, including apps provided by Google.
Smart suggestions
Your Galaxy just got a lot smarter. When you start adding an event to your calendar, your device will suggest a title and time based on text messages and other activity on your phone. You'll get similar suggestions in Calendar, Reminder, Keyboard, Messages, and other apps.
Clean up shadows and reflections in Photo Editor
Shadows and reflections will be removed automatically whenever you use the Object eraser.
Add emojis to your calendar
In addition to stickers, you can now add emojis to a date on your calendar to express your feelings.
Take quick notes while you browse
Keep track of your sources with new clipping options for Samsung Notes. You can include content from Samsung Internet or Gallery when you create a note using the quick panel or the Tasks edge panel.
Choose apps for text correction in Samsung Keyboard
Choose which apps you want to get automatic text corrections in. Turn it on for writing apps to keep your spelling and grammar in check, and turn it off for texting apps where you want to be less formal.
More widely available keyboard options
Keyboard layouts, input methods, and features for specific languages are now available in more regions, so you can type easily no matter where you are. You can always switch back to your previous layout in Settings.
Customize your sound balance
In Accessibility settings, you can adjust the left/right sound balance for connected devices, such as speakers or headphones, separately from the sound balance for your phone speakers. This allows you to get the perfect balance out of your headphones without affecting how your ringtone and speakers sound.
New actions for Bixby Routines
You can now create routines that change your watch face or turn on advanced settings like Protect battery.
Customize your virtual memory
Choose the size of your phone's virtual memory with RAM Plus in Device care. Go with more to boost performance or less to save storage space.
Game optimizing service
CPU/GPU performance during early stages of gameplay will not be limited. (A performance management feature based on device temperature will be maintained.) The “Alternate game performance management mode” in Game Booster will be provided. 3rd party apps to bypass the Game Optimizing Service will be allowed.
We recommend that you update the Game Optimizing Service app to the latest version.
https://apps.samsung.com/appquery/appDetail.as?appId=com.samsung.android.game.gos&form=popup&source=fota
Some apps will need to be updated separately after the One UI 4.1 update.

• The security of your device has been improved.

• The security of your device has been improved.

• Overall stability of functions improved.

• Overall stability of functions improved.

• The performance of Camera has been improved

• The performance of Camera has been improved

• The performance of Camera has been improved
• Enhanced Quick Share
- Improve file sharing between Galaxy devices using Quick Share.
• The security of your device has been improved.

• 5G Data network is supported

• The performance of Camera has been improved
• Overall device performance has been improved.

• The performance of Camera has been improved
• Overall device performance has been improved.

Samsung firmwares list
PDA/AP VersionCSC VersionMODEM/CP VersionOsOs VersionChangelistBuild Date

SM-G996B COL G996BXXS6DWA6

• The security of your device has been improved.
G996BOWO6DVL6G996BXXS6DWA5T13-2023-02-01

SM-G996B COL G996BXXU5DVL2

• Overall stability of your device has been improved.
• The security of your device has been improved.
G996BOWO5DVL5G996BXXU5DVL1T1325045472023-01-24

SM-G996B COL G996BXXS5DVK1

• The security of your device has been improved.
G996BOWO5DVJCG996BXXU5DVJAT13-2023-01-04

SM-G996B COL G996BXXU5DVJC

One UI 5 Upgrade (Android 13)

One UI 5 brings you more powerful personalization and makes it easier to get things done across your Galaxy devices.

Visual design

New app icons and illustrations
Icon symbols are larger for a bolder look that's easier to scan. Subtle background gradients and improved contrast give a fresher, more natural feel. New help illustrations have been created to give a consistent look to all apps.

Smoother than ever before
New animations and transition effects make switching between screens feel more natural. Animations and other visual feedback appear instantly when you touch the screen, making interactions more intuitive. Scrolling speed has also been enhanced to make scrolling feel smoother throughout One UI.

Enhanced blur effects and colors
Background blur effects on the quick panel, Home screen, and throughout One UI have been improved with brighter colors for a clearer and more consistent experience. Simplified app color schemes help you avoid distractions and focus on your current task.

Customization

Customize your Lock screen
Just touch and hold the Lock screen to edit. What could be simpler? Customize your wallpaper, clock style, notification settings, and more, with live preview, all in one place.

More wallpaper choices
Wallpaper settings have been redesigned making it easier to find the perfect wallpaper for your Home and Lock screens. There are more images, videos, colors, and filters to choose from than ever before.

More options for your color palette
It's easier to find the colors that are right for you. Choose from up to 16 color themes based on your wallpaper as well as preset color themes that are designed to look great.

Easily see who’s calling
Set a different call background for each contact so you easily see who's calling with just a quick glance.

Modes and routines

Choose modes based on your activity
Choose a mode based on what you're doing, such as exercising, working, or relaxing, then choose what you want your phone to do in each situation. For example, turn on Do not disturb when you're relaxing or play music when you're driving.

Bedtime mode is now Sleep mode
Sleep mode lets you automate more actions when it's time for bed, like turning on Dark mode and changing the sound mode.

Easier to discover preset routines
A simplified layout makes it easier to find routines that are useful for you.

Check running routines quickly
Routines that are currently running are now shown at the top of the Routines screen so you can understand what's happening and make changes if necessary.

More actions and conditions for your routines
Automatically start routines when you use Airplane mode or Mobile Hotspot. Routines can now open app pairs and adjust the left/right sound balance.

Home screen widgets

Stack widgets on your Home screen
Combine several widgets of the same size into a single widget to save space on your Home screen. Just drag a widget onto another widget to create a stack, then swipe to switch between widgets. You can add more widgets to your stack at any time by dragging and dropping.

Get suggestions on your Home screen
The new Smart suggestions widget knows what you need before you do. It suggests apps to use, people to call, and other useful tips. Suggestions are based on your usage patterns.

Multitasking

Switch your view with a gesture
Switch from full screen to split screen view by swiping upward with two fingers from the bottom of the screen. Switch from full screen to pop-up view by swiping inward with one finger from either corner at the top of the screen. Gestures can be turned on or off in Settings Labs.

Quickly open apps in split screen
Just drag an app from the Recents screen to the side of the screen where you want to open it.

Connected devices

Do more with your connected devices
The Connected devices menu has been added to Settings, making it quicker and easier to access features that work with other devices, like Quick Share, Smart View, and Samsung DeX.

Hide notifications on your TV
When viewing content from your phone on your TV with Smart View, you can choose to hide notifications on your TV to prevent others from seeing your personal information.

Play sound from your phone on any Chromecast device
Available Chromecast devices will appear when you tap Media output in the quick panel on your phone. Just tap the device where you want to play music or other audio content.

Camera and Gallery

Zoom more easily with one hand
The zoom bar has been condensed so you can zoom in or out farther with a single swipe.

Get help with Pro mode
A help icon will appear in Pro and Pro video modes. Tap the icon to get tips and guidance for using the various lenses, options, and controls.

Histogram in Pro mode
Use the histogram to check the brightness of each tone to help you get the perfect exposure.

Add watermarks to your pictures
Automatically add a watermark to each picture containing the date and time a picture was taken, your phone's model name, or other custom information.

Telephoto lens is now supported in Food mode
Take better close-up shots of food using the telephoto lens.

Revamped Single take
Single take mode has been simplified and streamlined. Fewer options and shorter recording times make it faster and easier to get great shots.

Choose filters more easily
The filter selection menu has been streamlined in Camera, Photo Editor, and Video Editor. All filters are available in one list, making it easier to find the perfect filter for your picture or video.

Customize albums in Gallery
Choose which albums appear by default and hide less frequently used albums to keep the clutter down. You can also merge albums that have the same name and create albums that automatically update to include pictures of people you select.

All-new look for Stories
Stories that are automatically created in your Gallery have been revamped with an interactive slideshow view. Just tap or swipe to move between pictures and videos in your story.

Photo and Video Editor

Create stickers from any picture
Create reusable stickers from any picture in your gallery. Just select the part of the picture you want to use as a sticker, then adjust the thickness and color of the outlines.

More ways to edit GIFs
You can trim and adjust the ratio of animated GIFs to make them the right size. You can also use the same editing features that are available for still images to decorate your GIF however you like.

Keep portrait mode effects even after editing
Portrait mode effects are now retained even after cropping or changing filters so you can adjust the background blur at any time.

Draw perfect shapes on pictures and videos
Use the pen tool to draw a shape such as a circle, triangle, rectangle, or heart. Hold your finger on the screen when you finish drawing to make it instantly transform to straight lines and perfect angles.

New stickers for photos and videos
60 new preloaded emoji stickers are available for decorating your pictures and videos.

AR Emoji and stickers

New AR Emoji stickers
When you create a new AR Emoji, 15 stickers are created by default giving you more ways to express yourself. If that’s not enough, there are also more AR Emoji stickers available for download so you can always find a sticker to match your emotions.

Do more with AR Emojis
Use transparent backgrounds for AR Emoji stickers, or choose any picture from your Gallery to use as a background for your emoji in AR Emoji Camera. You can also pair up two emojis together and create fun dances and poses.

Samsung Keyboard

New emojis available for emoji pairs
In Samsung Keyboard, more than 80 additional emojis are available for creating an emoji pair. You can now combine emojis based on animals, food, and other objects in addition to facial expressions. Choose the perfect combination to get your feelings across.

Rearrange expression buttons in Samsung Keyboard
Touch and hold the emoji, sticker, and other buttons to rearrange them.

Enter kaomoji directly from Samsung Keyboard
Spice up your chats and texts with preset facial expressions created using keyboard symbols. (*^.^*)

Customize the spacebar row in Samsung Keyboard
You can choose which function keys and punctuation marks to show in the bottom row of the keyboard next to the spacebar.

Extract and scan text

Extract text from any image or screen
Extract text using Samsung Keyboard, Internet, Gallery, or whenever you take a screenshot. Paste the result into a message, email, or document instead of typing.

Get suggestions based on text in images
When text appears in an image in Gallery, Camera, or other apps, actions will be recommended based on the text. For example, if you take a picture of a sign with a phone number or web address on it, you can tap to call the number or visit the site.
Text extraction and suggestion features are only supported for English, Korean, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.

Samsung DeX

Enhanced taskbar in Samsung DeX
A search button has been added to make it easier to find apps you want to use, and you can right-click certain apps to quickly access tasks within the app. You can also customize which buttons you want to appear on your taskbar.

New notification indicator in DeX
A red dot will appear on the notification button in your taskbar if any new notifications have been received since the last time you opened the notification panel.

Mini calendar in DeX
Clicking the date in your taskbar now opens a mini calendar, allowing you to quickly check your schedule without opening the full Calendar app.

Notifications

Get only the notifications you allow
When you use an app for the first time, you’ll be asked whether you want to receive notifications from it. Feel free to say no to apps that you don’t want to disturb you.

Easier access to app notification controls
Is an app sending you too many notifications? It's easier than ever to block it with reorganized notification settings placing app notification controls at the top. You can also go directly to app notification settings using the button at the bottom of the notification panel.

Choose which types of notifications apps can send
You now have separate control over whether apps can show pop-up notifications, app icon badges, and notifications on the Lock screen. Allow all types, some, or none. It's up to you.

New layout for notifications
App icons are larger, making it easier to see which app sent the notification. Text alignment has also been improved to make notifications easier to read.

Settings

Set a language for each app
Want to use some apps in one language and other apps in another? You can now choose which language will be used for each app in Settings.

Set exceptions for Do not disturb
You can now set individual contacts as exceptions to Do not disturb. Your phone will ring or vibrate when the people you choose call and send messages to you, even when Do not disturb is on. It’s also easier to set apps as exceptions so you get notification alerts from them even when Do not disturb is on. Just choose the apps you want to allow from the new grid.

Improved sound and vibration settings
Menus have been reorganized to make it easier to find the sound and vibration options you need. Set your ringtone and change the volume and vibration settings, all in the same place.

More options for RAM Plus
RAM Plus can now be turned off completely in Device care if you don’t need it or don’t want it to use any storage space.

Auto optimization
Device care keeps your phone running smoothly by automatically performing optimizations in the background. To keep your phone in the best condition, you can set your phone to automatically restart when needed.

Security and privacy

Check your phone’s security status at a glance
The new Security dashboard in Settings shows whether your phone has any security issues and helps you fix them quickly.

Prevent accidental sharing of personal information
The share panel will let you know when you attempt to share photos that contain sensitive information, such as credit cards, ID cards, or passports, so you can reconsider whether you really want to share them.

Security and privacy information for websites
An icon will appear in the address bar in Samsung Internet to show a site's security status. Tap the icon to learn which information the website collects and tracks.

Accessibility

More accessibility options in the quick panel
High contrast font, Color inversion, Color adjustment, and Color filter can be added to the quick panel for easier access.

Magnifier is easier to access
Turn on the Magnifier shortcut in Accessibility settings to get quick access to the Magnifier feature. Magnifier uses your phone's camera to enlarge items in the real world so you can take a closer look or make them easier to read.

More spoken assistance
Choose from various types of voice feedback to get help using your phone even if you can't see the screen clearly. You can make your phone read out keyboard input so you can be sure you typed the correct letter, use Bixby Vision to recognize nearby objects and tell you what they are, and turn on audio descriptions that explain what's happening in a video (only for supported videos).

Easily edit your Accessibility button
Tap and hold the Accessibility button to quickly change the features you can access using the button.

New actions available for Corner actions
If you're using a mouse or trackpad, new actions are available when you move the mouse pointer to one of the 4 corners of the screen. You can now click and hold, drag, or drag and drop.

Additional changes

Use several timers at once
You can now start a new timer in the Clock app even if another timer is still running.

More control over calendar event invitees
When you add an event to your Google calendar in the Samsung Calendar app, you can choose whether invitees are allowed to see who else is invited to the event and also choose whether they can invite other people.

Add video conferences to your events
When you create a Google calendar event in the Samsung Calendar app, you can set up a video conference at the same time. Everyone invited to your event will receive the link to the video conference.

Add stickers to your Google calendar
Add stickers to Google calendar events in the Samsung Calendar app to make them easy to see at a glance. Stickers are shown in both calendar and agenda views.

Stay on top of reminders due today
The new Today category shows only reminders due today. You can also check reminders due today at the top of the main screen in the Reminder app.

Show and hide completed reminders
You can show or hide the completed reminders in any category. Show to see what you've already done, or hide to stay focused on things you still need to finish.

Choose the right view for your reminders
Choose the simple view to show more reminders on the screen at once or an expanded view that includes details such as the due date and repeating conditions.

Drag and drop bookmarks between folders
Keep your Samsung Internet bookmarks organized by dragging and dropping them between folders.

More powerful search in My Files
Choose whether to search all files or only files in the current folder. You can also choose between searching only file names or searching information inside of files, such as text in documents or location information in images. When your search is complete, you can sort the results by name, date, size, or file type.

Redesigned Digital Wellbeing
The new dashboard provides clearer usage details and makes it easier to access the features you need, such as app timers and screen time reports.

Get help in an emergency
Quickly press the Side key 5 times to call emergency services even if your phone is in your pocket or you aren't able to talk.

Integrated emergency contact list
Create an emergency contact list that includes the people you want to contact in case of an emergency. The same contact list can be used for emergency features on both your watch and your phone.

Show app names in the Apps edge panel
Turn on Show app names to make app names appear below the app icons.

Some apps will need to be updated separately after the One UI 5 upgrade.
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One UI 4.1 Update
One UI 4.1 brings you the latest features for your Galaxy devices. More intuitive, more fun, more secure, and easier than ever.
Check out the changes below.

Camera
It's easier than ever to capture great photos and videos.
More options for portrait videos
Capture great portrait videos even when your subject is far away. You can now record portrait videos with the 2x lens on the rear camera in addition to the 1x lens.
Enhanced night portraits
Take stunning portraits, even in low light. Night shots are now supported in Portrait mode.
Get the full director’s view
You can save your director’s view videos with separate front and rear videos so you can edit them later, even after you’re done recording. When you play them back in the Video player, you can switch between different views such as split-screen or picture-in-picture.

Gallery
Do more with your memories. Gallery brings enhanced features for remastering and organizing your pictures and videos, and sharing is now easier than ever.
Powerful remastering
Make your photos look better than ever. Sharpen blurry faces, fix distortion on TVs or computer screens, and increase brightness and resolution.
More suggestions
Get help creating artistic portraits and exciting highlight reels. Gallery will suggest the best effects for your pictures.
Add portrait effects
You can now add background blur to any picture with a person in view.
Portrait relighting
Adjust the lighting for portraits, even after you've taken them, to make sure you always get the perfect shot.
Convert unnecessary motion photos to still images
Save storage space by converting motion photos to still images. Gallery will suggest pictures where motion isn't necessary, such as documents.
Share albums as links
No need to invite people to shared albums individually anymore. Just create a link that can be shared with anyone, even if they don't have a Samsung account or Galaxy device.
All your invitations together
Easily accept invitations to shared albums, even if you miss the notifications. Invitations that you haven't responded to yet will appear at the top of your shared album list.
Create time lapse videos
Turn a picture into a vivid 24-hour time-lapse video. A button will appear for pictures of scenery including the sky, bodies of water, mountains, or cities. Your video will appear as if an entire day has passed.

AR Zone
Express yourself like never before in augmented reality. Create your own emojis, stickers, doodles, and more.
More decorations for your emoji stickers
Show your own unique style by adding GIFs from Tenor as decorations for your custom AR emoji stickers.
Add more to your AR doodles
Create 3D stickers by scanning real-world objects, then add them to your AR doodle. You can also add GIFs from Tenor and Giphy.
Background colors in mask mode
Keep the focus on your AR emoji while wearing it as a mask. Choose from a variety of colors to use as your background.

Smart Widget
Your Home screen widgets just got smarter. Just choose the widgets you want and let your Galaxy do the rest.
Group widgets together
Save space on your Home screen by combining multiple widgets into one Smart Widget. Swipe left or right to scroll through your widgets, or set them to rotate automatically to show you the most relevant information based on your activity.
Get suggestions on your Home screen
Your Smart Widget will tell you when it's time to charge your Galaxy Buds, when it's time to get ready for an event on your calendar, and more.

Google Duo
Stay in touch with high-quality video calls. One UI brings you exclusive features.
Do more during video calls
You can share another app's screen during a video call in Google Duo. Watch YouTube together, share photos, explore maps, and more.
Join video calls in presentation mode
During a video call on your phone, you can join the same call on your tablet in presentation mode. Your tablet's screen will be shared with other participants while audio and video continue on your phone.

Samsung Health
Get deeper insights into your health and enhanced exercise tracking in the latest version of Samsung Health.
Get insights about your body composition
Set targets for your weight, body fat percentage, and skeletal muscle mass. You'll get tips for reaching your goals.
Build better sleep habits
Track your sleep and get coaching based on your sleep patterns.
Enhanced exercise tracking
On your Galaxy Watch4, you can set interval training targets before you start running or cycling. You'll get a report on your phone when you're finished. Your watch can also give information about sweat loss when you run and heart rate recovery for aerobic workouts.

Smart Switch
Transfer contacts, photos, messages, and settings from an old phone or tablet to your new Galaxy. One UI 4.1 lets you transfer more than ever.
More transfer options
You’ll get 3 options when transferring content to your new Galaxy. You can choose to transfer everything, transfer just your accounts, contacts, calls, and messages, or go Custom to choose exactly what you want to transfer.

SmartThings Find
Find your phone, tablet, watch, earbuds, and more with SmartThings Find.
Get notified when you leave something behind
Make lost belongings a thing of the past. You can choose to get alerts whenever your Galaxy SmartTag is too far away to connect to your phone.
Find a lost device together
You can share the location of your devices with others. If a device gets lost, you can get help from another person to scan for it nearby.

Sharing
One UI 4.1 gives you even more ways to share with others.
Share your Wi-Fi network
Use Quick Share to share your current Wi-Fi network with someone else. The person you share with will be able to connect automatically without entering the password.
Include editing history when you share pictures and videos
When you share pictures and videos with Quick Share, you can include the complete editing history so the receiver can see what's changed or revert back to the original.
Share tips with others
Find something useful in the Tips app? Tap the Share icon to send it to a friend.

More features and improvements
Color palette
Customize your phone with unique colors based on your wallpaper. Your custom color palette now appears in more apps, including apps provided by Google.
Smart suggestions
Your Galaxy just got a lot smarter. When you start adding an event to your calendar, your device will suggest a title and time based on text messages and other activity on your phone. You'll get similar suggestions in Calendar, Reminder, Keyboard, Messages, and other apps.
Clean up shadows and reflections in Photo Editor
Shadows and reflections will be removed automatically whenever you use the Object eraser.
Add emojis to your calendar
In addition to stickers, you can now add emojis to a date on your calendar to express your feelings.
Take quick notes while you browse
Keep track of your sources with new clipping options for Samsung Notes. You can include content from Samsung Internet or Gallery when you create a note using the quick panel or the Tasks edge panel.
Choose apps for text correction in Samsung Keyboard
Choose which apps you want to get automatic text corrections in. Turn it on for writing apps to keep your spelling and grammar in check, and turn it off for texting apps where you want to be less formal.
More widely available keyboard options
Keyboard layouts, input methods, and features for specific languages are now available in more regions, so you can type easily no matter where you are. You can always switch back to your previous layout in Settings.
Customize your sound balance
In Accessibility settings, you can adjust the left/right sound balance for connected devices, such as speakers or headphones, separately from the sound balance for your phone speakers. This allows you to get the perfect balance out of your headphones without affecting how your ringtone and speakers sound.
New actions for Bixby Routines
You can now create routines that change your watch face or turn on advanced settings like Protect battery.
Customize your virtual memory
Choose the size of your phone's virtual memory with RAM Plus in Device care. Go with more to boost performance or less to save storage space.
Game optimizing service
CPU/GPU performance during early stages of gameplay will not be limited. (A performance management feature based on device temperature will be maintained.) The “Alternate game performance management mode” in Game Booster will be provided. 3rd party apps to bypass the Game Optimizing Service will be allowed.
We recommend that you update the Game Optimizing Service app to the latest version.
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Some apps will need to be updated separately after the One UI 4.1 update.
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