Samsung Galaxy S21 owners just got an amazing free Android upgrade

Grab Android 13 awesomeness today

Samsung Galaxy S21 being held by a woman taking a selfie of herself and her friend
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Great news for owners of the Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra – you've just got Android 13 awesomeness.

Specifically, Samsung is rolling out the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 beta update to Galaxy S21 phone range right now.

The new Android 13 hotness comes in the form of a firmware update, which has a download size of 1.96GB, and can be grabbed on all unlocked handsets.

And if you own a Samsung Galaxy S21 handset you'll definitely want to get a piece of the Android 13 action, as this update brings a bunch of new features, including an enhanced camera app, loads of extra customisation options, stacked widgets, security and privacy improvements as well as much more.

With this update applied, your S21 phone will be transformed into one of the absolute best Android phones on the market today.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra in front of wooden box

Any unlocked Galaxy S21 handset, such as this S21 Ultra, can get the Android 13 One UI 5.0 beta update.

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How to grab the Android 13 One UI 5.0 beta update

Grabbing the Android 13 One UI 5.0 beta update is simple.

First you need to download the Samsung Members app and log into it with your Samsung account details.

Once signed in you can then select the Samsung Galaxy S21 One UI 5.0 beta program and register your device.

Once registered your handset will then get the hot new Android 13 update within a few minutes, letting you download the 1.96GB file and install it.

And, that's it. Your Galaxy S21 will now have access to all the great new One UI 5.0 features and performance upgrades.

Robert Jones

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