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Samsung Galaxy S21 series receiving first One UI 4.0 (Android 12) open beta update: Check the full changelog here

Galaxy S21 Series

Samsung One UI 4.0 is a much-awaited operating version and finally, the day has come when this version ruled into the Galaxy devices. According to the report, Samsung has started rolling out the One UI 4.0 based on the Android 12 beta program for the Galaxy S21 series users.

Notably, the beta program is available for Chinese users and in the past South Korea, the US, Germany, India, and the UK users have already received this beta activity.

According to the information, this beta program was to be held between 14th and 15th October 2021 in China but due to its laxity, it started on October 18th at 10 a.m and registration is now open while the first batch of test lists has reached capacity.

Users of the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphones who successfully registered for the open beta 1 program have finally received the One UI 4.0 version based on Android 12, although user feedback indicates that the release has arrived with numerous issues.

According to the company’s official statement, at the current time, the One UI 4.0 version will not support lot’s of third-party applications on your devices such as ICBC Financial e-Link, Tiantian Fund, Huaxia Bank, CITIC Securities, China Merchants Securities, Tickets, Corporate Mobile Banking and more.

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TelegramWhat is the One Ul 4.0 based on the Android 12 Beta plan?

Samsung advertises the One UI Beta program, which it owns, manages, and operates autonomously, and which offers a better user experience and more stable software based on user feedback. If you join the One UI Beta program, you’ll get first access to new features and the latest UX based on the new Android. During the beta program, you can provide us with direct feedback and experiences on performance, stability, and usability, which will help us release optimized software.

How to participate in the One UI 4.0 Beta version program?

Please download the “Galaxy Community” app from the Samsung App Store. After the installation is complete, start the “Samsung Members” application, then click “Announcement”, and then submit the “OneUI Beta Program” application form through “Sign up for One Ul Beta Program” in the “Announcement”. If you have a Samsung account and meet all the conditions for participation, you can complete the entire registration process.

Is there anything in it for me to join the One Ul 4.0 Beta program?

The One UI 4.0 Beta program is based on the user’s “voluntary opt-in”. Samsung will provide users with enhanced software and better services based on the feedback collected from the OneUiBeta version plan.

What’re new features have arrived on your Galaxy devices?

According to the official report, the One UI 4.0 open beta 1 update is based on the Android 12 operating system and it makes you comfortable, protects your privacy, and respects the way you show yourself.

When it comes to LUXE equipment, we’ve launched a lot of innovative designs because we have a lot of experience without a sense of distance. One Ul 4.0 keeps your favorite design while adding a slew of new features and improving others, offering more personalized custom designs than prior versions and respecting your autonomy. It’s more intuitive, fascinating, safe, and convenient. (according to the company), Please take a look at the modifications listed below.

The main screen:

  • Redesigned the home screen widgets so that you can get more information at a glance and make your home screen more stylish. We will also recommend you some small components that are helpful to you in use.

Lock screen:

  • From the locked screen, you can now change the audio output path, such as from headphones or speakers. You can also customize the control method according to the music application you use. On the locked screen, the new voice recorder widget will help you record your voice without unlocking the device.
  • A one-month calendar will be displayed in the calendar widget to help you get your event information in time on the lock screen.

Screen reminder:

  • You can set the screen reminder to turn on when you receive a notification.
  • New animated stickers can be used.

Shortcut panel:

  • By improving the layout of notifications, you can manage your notifications more easily.
  • The brightness bar in the shortcut panel is displayed larger than the previous version, allowing you to see the adjustment range more clearly.

Dark mode:

  • Wallpapers and icons will now be automatically dimmed to make the display effect more consistent and make your eyes more comfortable.


  • When charging, a new visual effect will be displayed to assist you in checking the charging speed

Samsung keyboard:

  • Enter your emoticons, gifs and stickers directly on the keyboard with one button, and self-expression only requires one click.
  • Do you want to express something new? Combine two emojis and add an animation so you can fully express your feelings.
  • Support downloading new animated stickers.
  • The new writing assistant provided by Grammarly (only supports English) can help you keep grammar and spelling correct.


  • Now when you enter the reminder application, a preview video will be played to help you understand everything that the Galaxy device can do.


  • You can customize the application list on the sharing panel to avoid confusion of application sorting. Both the application list and the file recipient list can be scrolled left and right for faster access.
  • When you try to share photos with poor results, such as photos with poor focus or poor framing, you will get some repair suggestions so that you can share your perfect photos.


  • You will enjoy a simpler and clearer layout, and the preview interface only displays the information you need. If the light is low or you are scanning files, the scene optimization button will only be displayed in photo mode. The setting of night mode is now more intuitive.
  • Lens zoom: To make zooming easier, you can check the zoom level on the lens icon.
  • Never miss a video: Now after clicking the “Record” button, the recording will start immediately. In the “Photographing” mode, keep pressing the “Shooting” button to start recording. Drag your finger to the “lock” icon to continue recording.
  • Single shot: Add extra time to the single-shot so you don’t miss important moments. After shooting, we improved the menu to help you easily choose the perfect picture.
  • Professional mode: The design of the setting menu is more concise. When the grid line setting is turned on, the level indicator will help you adjust the lens and take a more perfect picture.
  • Enhanced scanning function: After scanning the document, you can zoom in and zoom out, adjust and edit, and select the content you need. When scanning the QR code, you can select the options provided according to the type of the QR code.

Photo album:

  • Open the story, a video preview will now be displayed with some highlight videos.
  • For albums that contain a large number of photos, there are more options to help sort them.
  • To help you find pictures and videos, we have improved the search suggestions. Recent content searches will also be used as recommendations.
  • The adjusted photo can be restored to its original appearance, even after saving it, it can be restored.

Picture and video editor:

Now you can add funny emoticons and stickers to your pictures and videos. You can select multiple photos and videos from the album to create a video collage.

  • The new light balance option allows you to edit the tone of the picture more easily.
  • You can restore the edited video to its original appearance, even after saving it.
  • Faces, pets, buildings, or any other objects extracted from one photo can be pasted on another photo.

Dynamic cute shooting:

  • Use dynamic cute photos as avatars in contacts and Samsung accounts. You can choose from emoticons or create new emoticons yourself.
  • New cute stickers will decorate your photos and share them with your friends.
  • You can use the pictures you draw to dress up your live photos


  • The options menu of the pop-up window is fixedly displayed at the top of the pop-up window, making it easier for you to perform selection operations.
  • Easier to adjust the zoom effect of the pop-up window.
  • When using the side-screen panel, the current application can still be viewed normally, removing the effect of the previous blurry display.

Set up:

  • The new “Safety and Emergency” menu can help you manage all emergency contacts and safety-related information under a fixed menu.
  • The improved search function can find relevant settings when you need help. You will get suggestions for related functions based on the searched content.

Digital health:

  • Monitor with the new driving detector to make sure your eyes are on the driving road. You will receive reports on the length of time you have used your phone and which applications have been used.


  • The dual clock widget now displays different background colors, depending on whether the current time in each city is day or night.


  • The new calendar layout allows you to quickly add events. By improving the search function, you can find events more quickly.
  • The new widget can display your monthly calendar and events of the day on the home screen.
  • Create a shared calendar and invite other Galaxy users to join.


  • Photos, videos, weblinks and other content will be displayed in the search results of the information application.

My file:

  • The search function has been improved. Even if you make a character input error, you can still find the file you are looking for.
  • We expanded the display area of ​​recent files to help you find the files you recently used more easily.

Samsung browser:

  • When you enter text in the address bar, you will get more search suggestions. We redesigned the style of the result display.
  • On the home screen, a new search widget can help you find what you are looking for.
  • In order to protect your privacy, if you used the privacy mode during the previous browsing, the Samsung browser will automatically start in the privacy mode.

Samsung Dex:

Application compatibility has been improved so that more applications can be resized.

  • Change the scroll direction of the touchpad in the DeX settings to match your personal preferences.

Smart Manager:

  • The main interface displays battery and safety issues, which is convenient and quick to solve the problem.
  • The main interface will display an emoji to help you quickly understand the overall status of the phone.

Samsung Health:

  • At the bottom of the screen, the new tab layout can help you access the functions you need more quickly.
  • The new “My Page” tab will display your personal information, weekly summary, micro chapters, and personal best.
  • Your gender option can be set to “other” or “don’t want to say”
  • It is now easier to invite friends to participate in team challenges by sending links.
  • Some snack information has also been added to the food tracker.

Bixby daily routine:

  • You can now support more conditions in your daily routines. Start a routine routine during a call or when you receive a notification.
  • The daily program can set more content. There are more options for connecting and disconnecting Bluetooth devices.
  • On the edit page, you can rearrange actions by dragging. Now also added advanced options, waiting and confirming the operation before starting the operation, and so on.
  • We have removed some restrictions on conditions and action combinations, so you can do more things in your daily routines.
  • You can use the photos in the camera or album to create custom icons for your daily routines.


  • Move the mouse pointer to one of the four corners of the screen to perform operations faster.
  • You can customize the display mode, set high contrast or large display mode.

More visibility options can meet your needs. You can reduce the transparency and blur effect and you can also set the screen to be extremely dark.

  • You can set a different color for each application, so you can easily determine the source of the notification.
  • The zoom-in preview window has been merged with the new zoom-in menu, providing you with more options for zooming in on the screen.


  • In the permission manager, you can check which applications are accessing sensitive permissions, such as location, camera, microphone, etc. You can deny access to any application that dislikes you.
  • When any application uses the camera or microphone, a green dot will appear in the upper right corner of the screen, so you can find out if any application is recording or recording you without your consent. You can also temporarily block all applications from using the shortcut panel control.
  • Take more control over applications that want to access your location. For applications that only need to know your area, such as the weather application, you can allow the application to access your approximate location so that the application cannot obtain your exact location.
  • When you need to copy sensitive information, such as passwords or credit card numbers, to avoid disclosure, you can choose to be notified when the current application is copied to the clipboard of another application.

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