One of the most popular Samsung phones of recent years has received the update to Android 14 and One UI 6. We are talking about the Galaxy S21 series of 3 devices sold by the millions in many markets. They are distinctive phones in the company’s catalog, as many users continue to use them today with complete normality and excellent performance. From today they have a good excuse to extend their useful life: they update to Android 14.
If you own a Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus or Galaxy S21 Ultra, you can enjoy one of the best possible news: the update to Android 14 and One UI 6 is underway. Samsung has already launched an OTA with build number G99xBXXU9FWK2 for all models of the series.
This means that today you can upgrade any of the three smartphones we talked about earlier. If the update notification doesn’t come automatically, you can try a trick. Just go to Settings and search for “Check for updates.” With this simple step you will force your device to search for OTA and you can download it right away.
This update will install Android 14 and One UI 6 on your phone without touching any data. You don’t have to worry about making backups, as the update doesn’t delete anything. You just have to keep in mind that the battery needs to be almost fully charged in order to start the installation.
The good news is that these devices will not only have Android 14, but within a year they will be able to update to Android 15. They launched with Android 11 and Samsung promised to give them 4 years of updates, hence their support (for Android updates) will end next year after receiving… Android 15, probably around the same time.
The list of other phones that received Android 14 last week is:
Galaxy Z Fold5
Galaxy Z Flip 5
Galaxy S22 Ultra
– The site that will tell you if your phone will receive Android 14, its compatible versions and the expiry date of updates for your phone