Samsung One UI 4.1 arrives on Galaxy S10 Series

Less than a month after Samsung’s announcement of the distribution of One UI 4.1based on Android 12, across multiple existing Galaxy devices after the debut on the Galaxy S22 Seriesthis update is now available for the Galaxy S10 Seriesand in particular for models Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 +, Galaxy S10 5G. So let’s go and discover all the news.

Recall that Samsung has already distributed One UI 4.1 for Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3, also foreseeing the distribution on S21 5G, S21 + 5G, S21 Ultra 5G, S21 FE 5G, S20, S20 +, S20 Ultra, S20 FE 5G, Z Fold2 5G, Fold 5G, Fold, Z Flip 5G, Z Flip, Note20, Note20 Ultra, Note10 + 5G, Note10 + as well as on some models of the Galaxy A and Tab S series (including Tab S7 FE). On some of these the update has already arrived, while on others it will arrive.

Recall that One UI 4.1 is a minor update, because it does not introduce a new version of Android (Android 12 arrived with One UI 4), but it is still important because it introduces new features (we have explored some of them here).

As for the branded Galaxy (therefore with firmware modified by an operator, such as TIM or Vodafone), the rollout could take a few more weeks: now the rollout of One UI 4.1 for the Galaxy S10 Series has only begun for the models no-brand.

If you do not want to wait for the automatic update notification, you can check if the One UI 4.1 update is available for your model by opening the phone Settings, then going to ‘Software updates’ and ‘Download and install’: if the next page returns ‘updated software’ means that the update is not yet available, otherwise the phone starts downloading the update package.

The availability of features may vary from model to model, but from the complete changelog available below, let’s see what comes to Galaxy S10 (SM-G973F), Galaxy S10 + (SM-G975F) and Galaxy S10e (SM-G970F).

One UI 4.1 update
One UI 4.1 brings you new features for your Galaxy devices. More intuitive, more fun, safer and easier than ever.
Find out what’s new below.


Add special effects to your portraits
Now you can blur the background of any image featuring a person as a protagonist.

Are moving photos unnecessary? Turn them into still images
To save memory space, the Gallery suggests images where movement is not necessary, such as documents.

Share albums as a link
You no longer need individual invitations to view shared albums. Just create a link and share it with whoever you want, even with someone who doesn’t have a Samsung account or Galaxy device.

All your invitations, all together
Accepting shared album invitations is a breeze, even if you miss the notifications. You’ll find the ones you haven’t replied to yet at the top of your shared album list.

Create timelapse videos
You can turn a photograph into a suggestive timelapse video, up to 24 hours. Thanks to a special button, photos of landscapes (skies, ponds, mountains, cities, etc.) become videos that give the illusion of a whole day going by.

AR space
Augmented reality becomes your new medium of expression. Create emojis, stickers and custom designs, and everything your imagination suggests.

More decorations for your emoji stickers
Show off your signature style by adding Tenor GIFs to your custom AR emoji stickers.

Background colors in mask mode
Do you want your AR emoji to catch all eyes when you wear it as a mask? Then choose from the many background colors the one that makes it stand out the most.

Smart widget
Home screen widgets just got smarter. You just have to choose the ones you want, your Galaxy will take care of the rest.

Group widgets
Save space on your Home screen by merging multiple widgets into one Smart Widget. You can browse your widgets by swiping left or right, or set them to rotate automatically showing you the most relevant information depending on the activity you are doing.

Get tips on your Home screen
Your Smart Widget will assist you, for example by advising you to charge Galaxy Buds or prepare for an event you have marked on your calendar.

Google Duo
With the high quality of video calls, keeping in touch will be even better. One UI 4.1 brings you unique features.

Video calling more and more multitasking
Now during a video call in Google Duo, attendees can share another app’s screen, watch YouTube together, swap photos, explore maps, and more.

Join video calls in presentation mode
While you are on a video call from your smartphone, you can also participate from your tablet in presentation mode. The display of your tablet will be shared, while the audio and video of the call will continue on your smartphone.

Samsung Health
The latest version of Samsung Health offers more detailed insights into your health and more accurate tracking of your exercise.

Get information about your body composition
Set goals for weight, body fat percentage and muscle mass. You will receive tips to reach them.

Build better sleep habits
Monitor your rest and receive information based on your sleep patterns.

Advanced exercise monitoring
With the Galaxy Watch4, you can set goals for interval training before you start running or cycling. After training, you will receive a report on your smartphone. Your watch can also give you information about sweating when running and heart rate recovery when doing aerobic workouts.

Smart Switch
Transfer contacts, photos, messages and settings from an old phone or tablet to your new Galaxy. With One UI 4.1 it’s easier than ever.

More transfer options
When you transfer content to your new Galaxy, you have 3 choices: transfer everything, transfer only accounts, contacts, calls and messages, or focus on personalization and decide exactly what to transfer.

SmartThings Find
No longer be afraid of losing your smartphone, tablet, watch, earphones or other: SmartThings Find takes care of it.

Get notified when you forget something
Lost items? A distant memory. You can now get an alert whenever your Galaxy SmartTag is too far away to connect to your smartphone.

Along with the search for the lost device
You can share the location of your devices with other people – if lost, they can help you by searching around them with their devices.

One UI 4.1 gives you even more ways to share.

Share your Wi-Fi network
Use Quick Share to share your current Wi-Fi network with other people. They will then be able to connect automatically without typing the password.

Share images and videos including editing history
When you share images and videos with Quick Share, you can include the entire edit history so the recipient can see what’s changed or revert to the original version.

Share tips with others
Did you find anything useful in the Tips application? Tap the Share icon to send it to whoever you want.

Other features and improvements

Color palette
Personalize your phone with unique colors based on your wallpaper. Find your custom color palette in more applications, including those provided by Google.

Smart tips
The Galaxy just got smarter. When you start adding an event to your calendar, your device suggests a title and time based on text messages and other activities on your smartphone. You will get similar suggestions in Calendar, Reminders, Keyboard, Messages and other applications.

Eliminate shadows and reflections in the Photo Editor
Whenever you use Object Eraser, shadows and reflections will automatically be removed.

Add emojis to your calendar
Now you can add not only stickers but also emojis to the dates marked on the calendar, to express the emotions they give you.

Take quick notes as you browse
Keep track of your sources with the new cropping options for Samsung Notes. When you create a note using the Quick Panel or the Tag Edge Panel, you can include content from the Samsung Internet or the Gallery.

Choose which applications to have text control Samsung keyboard
You decide in which applications to have automatic text corrections. You can activate them for writing applications, in order to avoid spelling and grammatical errors, and deactivate them for messaging applications where you want to have a less formal style. (English keyboard)

Keyboard options available more widely
Keyboard layouts, input methods and language-specific functions are now available in more regions, so you can easily type wherever you are. In the Settings you can always go back to the previous arrangement.

Customize the audio balance
In the Accessibility settings, you can independently adjust the left / right audio balance of connected devices (such as speakers or headphones) and that of the phone’s speakers. This way, you’ll have the perfect headphone output balance without affecting the ringer and speakers.

New actions for Bixby Routines
You can now create routines that change the clock face or activate advanced settings, such as Battery Protection.

Customize your virtual memory
With the RAM Plus function of Device and battery assistance, you can choose the size of the virtual memory of your smartphone. Choose high values ​​to boost performance, low values ​​if you want to save memory space.

Game Optimization Service
CPU / GPU performance will be optimized in the early game stages. (A performance management function based on device temperature will be retained.) Alternate Game Performance Management mode will be provided in Game Booster. Third party applications will be allowed to bypass the Game Optimization Service.
Some applications will need to be updated separately after One UI 4.1 update.

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