Samsung Galaxy M21 gets the One UI 2.5 update with new keyboard and messaging features

Samsung Galaxy M21 gets the One UI 2.5 update with new keyboard and messaging features

Soon after the Galaxy Note 20 series launch in August this year, Samsung started rolling out One UI 2.5 to older Galaxy devices. Over the last few months, the update has reached quite a few of Samsung’s older flagships, tablets, and mid-range devices. However, the budget-centric Galaxy M series has been deprived of the One UI 2.5 update up until now. Instead of rolling out the latest One UI update to the Galaxy M series devices, Samsung recently pushed a One UI 2.1 update to the Galaxy M21 and Galaxy M31. Thankfully, the company is now finally getting around to pushing the One UI 2.5 update to the Galaxy M Series.


The Galaxy M21 is the first M series device from the company to receive the One UI 2.5 update. The update has the firmware version M215FXXU2ATJ5/M215FODM2ATJ5/M215FDDU2ATJ5 and it measures around 650MB. It brings Android security patches for October 2020, along with a couple of new features for the Samsung keyboard and the stock Messages app.

As you can see in the screenshots above, the One UI 2.5 update introduces split keyboard functionality in landscape mode and an updated search function for input languages for the Galaxy M21. It also includes a new feature for the Messages app that allows users to send SOS location-sharing messages every 30 minutes for 24 hours. Furthermore, the update includes improvements for the quality and stability of the camera app.

Samsung Galaxy M21 XDA Forums

As with the previous One UI 2.5 releases for other devices, the update for the Galaxy M21 will be rolled out in a staged fashion. As such, it may take a few days before it reaches users in all regions. In case you don’t wish to wait, you can download the new firmware packages from the Samsung update server using Frija or Samloader.

Thanks to Telegram user @PM_The_Angry for the tip and screenshots!

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A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

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