Samsung One UI 4.1 update breaks 'Recent app suggestions' on some Galaxy S21 units, devices with March update likely affected too
The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is one of the best Android smartphone series to date. Released in January of 2021, both users and critics alike have praised the Galaxy S21 series for its software as well as hardware.
But despite this, Samsung said that the S21 lineup sales figures were the worst in the history of the S lineup. Data also suggests that the sales figures for the S series are dwindling every year.
Having said that, Samsung recently updated the Galaxy S21 series to One UI 4.1 based on Android 12. But soon after, users complained about issues such as unresponsive Back and Home buttons and inaccurate color palette.
And now, Galaxy S21 users who updated to One UI 4.1 are reporting (1,2,3,4,5) that the Recent app suggestions function is broken. Many say that they are only able to see stock Samsung apps in the bar below the recent apps.
Some users say they are facing the same issue on One UI 4.0 running the March security patch, suggesting that the might be affecting devices with the March update.
Clearing the system cache, and restarting the phone seems to be making no difference.
Here are some reports from Samsung Galaxy S21 users who recently updated to One UI 4.1 and are having trouble with the Recent app suggestions function.
Recent/most used apps isn’t working correctly. it’s only been showing me these same stock apps every time I use the recent apps button. It never used to do this, I’ve been noticing it now for a few days. Any suggestions on how to fix it? Anyone else have this issue?
After the one ui 4.1 update my recent apps only show the recommended apps only. it worked fine on both my wife’s and my phone until we took this update. This update Definitely changed this so how do we get back to the way it was. In case you don’t understand, the bottom LEFT III YOU CLICK ON IT AND WHEN YOU OPPEN A APP IT DISPLAYS IT WITHIN THE BOTTOM 4 APPS.
Unfortunately, Samsung is yet to comment on the matter. Nonetheless, we hope One UI developers take a look at the issue since the problem is affecting many.
As always, we will be keeping tabs on the issue and update this space as and when we come across more information so make sure you stay tuned.
In the meantime, be sure to check out our One UI 4 and One UI 4.1 bug tracker to see similar issues affecting users.
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