Android 12-Based One UI 4.1 Released For Samsung Galaxy A11 In The US [Verizon]

Beginning of last month, Samsung released the major Android 12-based One UI 4.1 update for its older affordable smartphone, the Galaxy A11, in some Asian countries. Now, the South Korean tech giant has begun expanding this major update for Galaxy A11 smartphone users in the US.

Going by the information, this One UI 4.1 software update brings lots of new features and improvements alongside the August 2022 Android security patch to improve the system’s security and stability. It is currently rolling out in Verizon carrier-locked variant of Galaxy A11 in the US, and other carriers like T-Mobile are expected to release it soon; in the coming days, you can identify it through the One UI build version A115USQU7CVI3.

If we talk about One UI 4.1, it is more fun, more suitable, more secure and easier than the previous OS. This update brings a new Color palette that lets you choose different colour themes based on the wallpaper’s colours. It redesigned the Home screen widgets, which give more information at a glance, and you can also personalize your device’s home screen.

This update introduced the Samsung Keyboard with built-in Grammarly, Google Duo live sharing, and improved quick share function. It also enhanced the expression toolbar, which adds emojis, GIFs, stickers and more directly from the keyboard, as well as you can create your own emojis.

Moreover, the One UI 4.1 update improves the functionality of the Samsung applications, including Camera, Gallery, Device Care, Samsung Internet, and Calendar, as well as enhance the RAM Plus feature with customization options. For more information, check the full changelog below.

One UI 4.1 Update Changelog:

  • Wallpapers

In addition to the capability to select from featured and downloaded wallpapers, you can now choose different colour themes based on colours from your wallpaper. You can make the colour selection from Wallpapers > Color palette > select your favourite colour palette > select Apply.

  • Widgets

Home screen widgets have been redesigned. The new structure of the widget list gives you more information at a glance and lets you personalize and decorate your home screen your way. You will also get useful widget suggestions.

Weather widget: A dynamic weather widget has been added to the selection.

Lock screen widgets have also been redesigned to be simpler than ever before.

A monthly calendar view will be shown if you choose “Today’s schedule” under the widget settings.

Samsung Keyboard

  • Expression toolbar

With an enhanced expression toolbar, you can get your emojis, GIFs, stickers and more directly from the keyboard. Self-expression is just a tap away. Select the smiley face from the top of your keyboard to access more expressions. When starting a new conversation from the Messages app, use the Samsung keyboard > select the smiley face > to select any sticker.

If you want to add more sticker styles such as GIF, Bitmoji or even create your own emojis, simply select the settings button on your keyboard and enable the sticker styles you want on the pop-up menu.

Once these are enabled, your selected stickers’ styles will be listed on your keyboard, such as GIF, Bitmoji, etc.

You can create your own emojis using two different emotions. Select the Bitmoji icon and follow the steps to finish creating your own emoji; then, you can add it to your messages.

Select + from the expression toolbar to access additional stickers. You can also select Get more stickers to download new animated stickers from the Galaxy Store.

  • Camera

Enjoy a simpler, clearer layout in the preview, which shows only the information you need.

In Photo mode: The Lens icon is now displayed with default magnification.

In Pro mode: The Lens icon metaphor has been updated to the name of the lens.

Advanced Quick Take: Hands-free quick take recording is available by long pressing the shutter button and dragging it to the lock icon.

Photo Editor And Video Editor

Photo Editor: Enjoy a simpler, clearer layout which provides immersive editing experiences.

Video editor: Non-destructive video editing structure is supported just like a photo editor. After editing the video, you can revert back to the original version or save a copy of the edited video.

  • Gallery

Additional options are available for sorting albums. Select More to see these options. You can now edit the date, time and location of the selected images and videos.

  • Device Care

The main screen shows battery and security issues. Click Optimize now to optimize usage and easily solve problems.

  • Privacy

Easily check which apps are accessing sensitive permissions, such as location, camera, microphone, etc., in permission usage history. You can easily turn off the permissions. A green dot will appear in the upper right corner of the screen if the app is accessing the camera and/or microphone permission.

  • Charging

When you start charging, the new visual charging effect will be displayed.

  • Duo

Google has upgraded the Duo experience to include all Google Meet features. Google Duo will be replaced by the new Google Meet app, also available for Download from the Google Play™ Store. After updating to Google Meet, Duo icons will be replaced with Meet icons.

How To Update: Samsung Galaxy A11 One UI 4.1 

If you haven’t yet received the notification for an update, you can check manually from the device’s Settings, then scroll down and tap on the Software updates section. From here, tap on the Download and install button to bring the new update to your phone, then hit on the Download tap to complete the process.

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Sanz Miller

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