Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ One UI 2.1 Update Released in India

Galaxy S9 One UI 2.1 update

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series, the company also released their latest One UI skin. This skin is called One UI 2.1 and brings along improvements and other useful features. One UI 2.1 is based on Android 10. And it was slated to arrive on Samsung’s flagships from 2018.

This new update will probably be the last major update for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The South Korean giant only updates its smartphones with two major Android updates. Therefore, the S9 Series that launched with Android 8.0 Oreo on board will not be getting the Android 11 update.

Nonetheless, this new update was first released in South Korea and Germany. However, the One UI 2.1 update has been slowly pushed to S9 and S9+ units in other regions. Yesterday, the update was made available to users in India.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ One UI 2.1 update

It comes as version ETF5 / ETF2 and the size of the update is around 1,200MB or 1.2GB. It also brings along the 1 June 2020 security patch. One UI 2.1 for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ brings a massive changelog. We have listed the entire changelog for the update below.

Samsung One UI 2.1 changelog for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+

AR Emoji

  • AR Emoji has been updated with improvements like a manual editing feature and enhanced facial expression recognition.
    ※ As AR Emoji has been updated to a new version, all previously saved AR emojis will be deleted when you next open the AR Emoji app.

New Camera features

  • Various menus, modes, and filters have been added, such as AR Zone, Single take, Pro video, My filters, Selfie tone, and improved night mode.


  • Similar images are now grouped together for a more organised viewing experience.
  • A feature has been added that allows you to merge multiple different groups of albums into one group, or merge different groups and albums into one group.
  • An improved search feature has been added to find pictures based on information such As the time or place pictures were taken.
  • The Quick crop function has been added to enlarge and crop parts of high resolution images.

Samsung keyboard

  • A multilingual translation feature has been added.
  • A feature has been added for searching for Various items, such As emojis and stickers, at one time.
  • A text undo/redo feature has been added.
    (Swipe two fingers left or right on the keyboard.)
  • An icon to open Samsung Pass has been added.

Quick Share

  • Files can now be quickly and easily shared with nearby Samsung devices using Quick Share.

Music Share

  • Music Share now lets you share music with your friends using a Bluetooth audio device.

One of the most underrated features has made its way back with the One UI 2.1 update. Of course, we’re referring to the pro mode for video recording. This useful feature was taken away for some odd reason with the first One UI update. Additionally, the Samsung keyboard has been improved and a new Quick Share feature has been introduced. This makes it easier for users to share files with other nearby Samsung devices.

Nonetheless, Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ users will now be stuck with these features itself. This is because Samsung will now only release security patch and bug fix updates for the S9 series.


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