Samsung Galaxy M21 receives stable Android 12 update with One UI 4.1

After updating its flagship range, Samsung has worked hard to roll out the One UI 4.1 to its budget and mid-range smartphones. Earlier this month, the Galaxy A52 4G and Galaxy M62 downloaded the stable One UI 4.1 update, followed by the Galaxy A32 5G and Galaxy M31 a week later. The latest to get One UI 4.1 goodness is the original Galaxy M21.

According to Samsung Community reports, Samsung has started rolling out the stable One UI 4.1 Core update based on Android 12 for Galaxy M21 (SM-M215F). The update weighs around 2 GB and among other changes also brings April 2022 security fixes. It is currently rolling out to users in India in the form of software version M215FXXU2CVCC. Note that the device in question that receives the update is the original Galaxy M21 (released in 2020). The Galaxy M21 2021 version (SM-M215G) has not yet received the Android 12 update.

Screenshot Credit: Member of the Samsung community PratikGoswamiPM

For those wondering about the One UI Core, it’s essentially a stripped-down version of the One UI that Samsung is sending on its budget smartphones. One UI Core 4.1 is likely to miss out on some of the features available in the full-fledged One UI 4.0 / 4.1 experience.

How to get the update?

Samsung Galaxy M21 owners can look forward to receiving the new update in the coming days. Go to to check manually Settings> Software update. If you want to skip the wait, you can grab the new release directly from Samsung’s Firmware Update Server (FUS) and flash it manually on your Galaxy device.

What’s new in this One UI 4.1 based Android 12 update?

  • The color palette
    • Customize your phone with unique colors based on your wallpaper. Your colors will be applied to menus, buttons, wallpapers and apps throughout your phone
  • Privacy
    • One UI 4.1 offers strong privacy protection to ensure that your personal information does not fall into the wrong hands,
  • Permission information in an instant
    • See when each app gets access to sensitive permissions such as location, camera or microphone in permission use. You can deny permissions to all apps you do not feel comfortable with
  • Camera and microphone indicators
    • Keep prying eyes and ears away. A green dot appears in the upper right corner of the screen when an app is using the camera or microphone. You can also use Quick Panel Controls to temporarily block all apps from using the camera or microphone.
  • Approximate location
    • Keep your exact location private. You can set apps that do not need to know exactly where you are to only access your general area.
  • Day or night at a glance
    • Have a friend on the other side of the world! It’s easier to see if it’s a good time to contact them. The dual clock widget now displays different background colors for each city, depending on whether it’s day or night.
  • Switch from text message to call Does not send text messages?
    • Tap the person’s name at the top of the conversation to see their details or start a voice or video call.
  • More search results in Messages
    • Now you can search your messages for photos, videos, weblinks and more. The results are all filtered so you can jump directly to what you are looking for.
  • Easier search in My Files
    • Find the file you are looking for even if there is a typo or if the name does not match exactly. The Recent Files area has also been expanded to help you quickly find files you’ve used or recently received.
  • Improved edge panels
    • Keep your current app in view while using edge panels. Blur has been removed to help you see more at once.
  • Picture-in-picture that can be resized
    • If a floating video is in the way, pinch your fingers together to make it smaller. Do you want to see more? Spread your fingers apart to make it bigger.
  • Quick access to pop-ups
    • For easier multitasking, you can pin the window settings menu to the top of the window to make it easier to access.

Source: Samsung Community