Samsung rolls out the One UI 2.5 update to the Galaxy A71
Samsung has begun rolling out the One UI 2.5 update to its mid-range Galaxy A71, and according to SamMobile, the update is available for A71 users across the globe. The update comes in at around 1GB and carries version number A715FXXU3ATI8.
The update introduces a host of new features, including improvements to the Always On Display, WiFi, and Samsung keyboard app. Users will now be able to search YouTube right from the keyboard, and support for the Split Keyboard has also been added in landscape orientation. The software is being rolled out alongside the October 2020 security patch.
The update also adds an SOS location-sharing feature to Messages in the Galaxy A71.
A feature has been added that allows the user to send SOS location-sharing messages every 30 seconds for 24 hours.
Users can also call a person who is saved as a pre-configured SOS message contact. Both of these features are great for emergency situations, particularly the location-sharing feature. The next time you get lost or find yourself in a location you’re unfamiliar with, the SOS location-sharing feature could get you out of a bind.
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One UI 2.5 originally debuted alongside the Galaxy Note 20, and has slowly been rolled out to other devices, including smartphones and tablets. We didn’t anticipate it coming to Samsung’s Galaxy A series so soon, but I don’t suppose Galaxy A71 users will complain about a fresh update.
Of course, Samsung has already moved on to developing Android 11-based One UI 3.0, which is currently in beta for the Galaxy S20 series. If you don’t want to wait for Samsung to roll out One UI 3.0 to your device, we made a guide about installing Samsung’s One UI 3.0 apps on rooted Galaxy devices running One UI 2.
To see if One UI 2.5 is available for your Galaxy A71, you can go to Settings, Software update, and tap Download and install. SamMobile doesn’t specify which markets the update is available in, but it is rolling out around the world. You can join the discussion on our forums about the update.