T-Mobile Galaxy S9 update brings One UI 2.1, Note 10 also updated


T-Mobile is starting the week with new updates for some recent Samsung flagships.

First up, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are getting updated with Samsung’s One UI 2.1. The update changelog only says that it includes updated security patches, which have been bumped up to the July 1, 2020 security level. But T-Mobile’s support page says the update includes an “all-new user interface” and folks on Reddit have confirmed that the updates come in at around one gigabyte and include One UI 2.1.

The One UI 2.1 update has already made its way to a few other Samsung devices on T-Mobile, including the Galaxy S10 series. The update brings new camera features like Single Take, which takes photos and videos in several different formats and styles at once and then lets you choose the best one. One UI 2.1 also includes a Pro Video mode that’ll let you adjust settings like ISO, shutter speed, and exposure level.

Another notable new feature of One UI 2.1 is Quick Share. This is like Samsung’s version of Apple AirDrop, letting you quickly and easily beam files, photos, and videos to your nearby contacts with Samsung devices.


Also being updated today is T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. These updates are a bit smaller, weighing a little over 210MB, and they include the July 1, 2020 security patches.

If you’ve got a Galaxy S9 or S9+, you should be on the lookout for an update to version G960USQU7ETG3 or G965USQU7ETG3, respectively. Note 10 and Note 10+ owners can expect an update to version N970USQS4CTF3 or N975USQS4CTF3, respectively.

These updates are now going out over the air, so you should see your update soon if you don’t have it already. You can manually check for the update by going into Settings > Software update > Download updates manually on your device.

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  • Ben

    Got the update. It also force (not optional) installed Google Duo and AR Zone.

    • MurF-A-Zoid

      Samsung messages brought about Search for chatbots. Also had to disable Samsung voice in message app. When you click on the microphone you get Samsung voice permission b/s. So I disable it and now Google voice works again.

      • Reagan1

        It also updated the Samsung keyboard that’s used for Messages…and sucks. Makes using emojis a PITA.

  • G1andonly

    My s20 is still on June security update?

  • Omegajb

    I upgraded my Note 10 yesterday and this morning I received a notification from the device care app that some apps have high processor utilization and I need to reboot. I’ve never gotten this message before.
    I’m not sure if it’s an isolated issue or something went wrong with the upgrade.

  • MurF-A-Zoid

    Any other new features came about with One UI 2.1update besides what has been already said. Thanks
    force (not optional) installed Google Duo and AR Zone.
    Samsung messages brought about Search for chatbots.

  • JLaw

    Like usual no love for the g965u1 mode, been on TMobile since release month. I’m over having to use a Fi sim for updates.
    Just gonna let things be and hope they TMobile and Samsung get the act together.

  • Bklynman

    Mmmmm,Strange no mention of this update for the N9,which I got I believe the same day this article came out or the next day. Anyone who still has N9 be on the lookout for the July sercurity patch. I wonder how much longer will N9 be supported.

  • jontrott

    I just purchased two Note 9 phones. My wife’s is an N960U (which is T-Mobile) and one, mine, is an N960UI (unlocked model). I popped our T-Mobile sims in and updated each phone. Long story short… the N960U got the July update w/ 2.1 in it. My phone is stuck on the June update… which apparently is the last update T-Mobile offers for this phone right now. When, I wonder, will they get around to updating my phone?

    • JLaw

      I have a s9+ g965u1, and if I keep my t Mo sim in, I may (and mean may) get the update a month or so later.
      That’s if they ever release it. Most if the time I need to use my Fi sim.
      Lame, that I need to, just to get 90% of updates.
      7 months between updates at one point. No love for factory unlocked, specially on t mo.
      Just get a Google Fi sim (free), update, and suspend line.