Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

T870XXS2BUK2

· Dec 01, 2021
R(Android 11)

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Name Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
Model SM-T870
Region XAR
AP/PDA

T870XXS2BUK2

Updated Dec 1, 2021
# AP/PDA CSC SIZE Android version Last Updated Release Date Security patch level

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T870XXS2BUK2

T870OXM2BUI1

6.85 GB

R(Android 11)

Dec 1, 2021

2021-12-02

2021-11-01

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T870OXM2BUE2

6.77 GB

Q(Android 10)

May 21, 2021

2021-05-21

2021-05-01

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 New Update

One UI 4 Upgrade (Android 12)

One UI 4 brings you a wide array of new features and enhancements for your Galaxy devices. More intuitive, more fun, more secure, and easier than ever.

Check out the changes below.


Color palette

Customize your tablet with unique colors based on your wallpaper. Your colors will be applied to menus, buttons, backgrounds, and apps throughout your tablet.


Privacy

One UI 4 offers strong privacy protection to make sure your personal information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.

Permission info at a glance
See when each app accesses sensitive permissions such as Location, Camera, or Microphone in Permission usage. You can deny permissions for any apps you don’t feel comfortable with.

Camera and microphone indicators
Keep prying eyes and ears away. A green dot will appear in the upper right corner of the screen when any app is using the camera or microphone. You can also use quick panel controls to temporarily block all apps from using the camera or microphone.

Approximate location
Keep your exact location private. You can set apps that don't need to know exactly where you are to only have access your general area.

Clipboard protection
Keep your passwords, credit card numbers, and other sensitive information safe. You can choose to receive an alert whenever an app accesses content copied to the clipboard in another app.


Samsung Keyboard

More than just typing, Samsung Keyboard is all about expressing yourself and having fun.

Quick access to GIFs, emojis, and stickers
Self-expression is a tap away. Get to your emojis, GIFs, and stickers directly from the keyboard with a single button.

Animated emoji pairs
Can’t find the right emoji? Combine two emojis together, then add an animation to really get your feelings across.

Even more stickers
Spice up your conversations with a variety of new animated stickers available to download.

Writing assistant
Keep your grammar and spelling on point with the new Writing assistant, powered by Grammarly (English only).


Home screen

It all starts on the Home screen, where your favorite apps and features are just a tap away. One UI 4 helps you keep your home screen looking its best all the time.

New widget design
Widgets have been redesigned to look better than ever, with info that’s easy to see at a glance and a more consistent style.

Easier widget selection
Having trouble finding the right widget? You can now quickly scroll through the widget list to see what’s available from each app. You’ll also get recommendations for useful widgets to try out.


Lock screen

Use widgets to handle quick tasks without unlocking your tablet, whether it’s controlling your music, checking your schedule, or capturing your best ideas.

Listen where you want
Switch audio output from buds to speakers to your tablet, all from the Lock screen.

Voice recording
Got a great idea? Record a voice memo without unlocking your tablet.

Calendar and schedule at once
Check today’s schedule along with your calendar for the rest of the month on the Lock screen.


Camera

Enjoy a simpler layout while you take pictures and videos. The scene optimizer button only appears in Photo mode if there’s low light or you’re scanning a document. Portrait and Night mode settings are now tucked away and more intuitive.

Lens and zoom
Lens icons show the magnification level, so you know how much you’re zoomed in.

Video that never misses a moment
Recording starts immediately after you tap the Record button, instead of when you release it, so that you catch those precious moments before they’re gone. In Photo mode, you can touch and hold the Shutter button to start recording a quick video, then drag your finger to the Lock icon to continue recording without holding down the Shutter.

Keep your single takes going
Add 5 seconds of extra time to Single take captures so you don’t miss a moment even if it goes into overtime. It’s also easier to select what you want to capture.

Enhanced scanning
Scan documents, then tap the magnifying glass to zoom in and edit them immediately. You can also do more after scanning QR codes, like calling or emailing someone instead of just adding their contact info to your tablet.

Portraits for pets
Take beautiful pictures of your furry friends with various portrait effects. Portrait mode now works with cats and dogs on both the front and rear cameras. Some portrait effects can only be applied after you take the picture.


Gallery

Whether you’ve got thousands of pictures and videos or just a few treasured moments, Gallery makes it easier to find what you need and keep your collection organized.

Enhanced stories
See your stories come to life with highlight videos that are created automatically. Just tap the preview at the top of each story to watch. You can also explore where the pictures in your stories were taken in the new Map view.

Easier albums
Sort through albums more easily—even if they’ve got tons of pictures. In fact, you can sort albums by how many pictures and videos they contain so that your favorite and most used albums are always at the top of the list. A cover image also appears at the top of the screen when you view an album to give you a better feel for what the album contains.

Worry-free remastering
Revert remastered pictures to their original versions at any time, even after they’re saved, so you never have to worry about losing the original.

More control over information
Change or remove the date, time, and location of your pictures to correct it or keep it private. You can also select several pictures and edit their information at once.


Photo and video editor

Sometimes your photos and videos need a few tweaks. One UI’s Photo and Video editors are there to make your pictures look their best before you share them.

Emojis and stickers
Use an emoji to cover the face of a shy friend or add stickers to create fun pictures and videos.

Video collages
Make moving collages that include pictures, videos, or a combination of both. Pick out the perfect moments and create your masterpiece.

Lighting control
Picture too dark because of bad lighting? The new Light balance feature helps you pull out all the details to make it look great.

Highlight reels
Easily turn a set of pictures and videos into a beautiful movie. Just choose a theme, and the AI will add the music and transitions automatically.

Never lose the original
Get bold with your editing! You can now revert both pictures and videos back to their original versions after they’re saved, or save them as copies to keep both the original and edited versions.

Paste from one picture to another
Experiment with mixing and matching faces, pets, buildings, and more. You can cut any object out of one picture and paste it into a different one.


AR Emoji

Use your own personal emojis to spice up your messages, make fun videos, and more. You can create a digital version of yourself, or try a different look. The possibilities are endless.

Jazz up your profile
Use an AR emoji as your profile picture in Contacts and Samsung account. You can choose from over 10 poses or create your own expressions.

Face stickers
Pretend to be your emoji with new stickers of your emoji’s face. Have fun decorating your photos and sharing them with your friends.

Dance the night away
Make cool dance videos with your AR emojis. Choose templates from 10 different categories including #Fun, #Cute, and #Party.

Design your own clothes
Ever wanted to be a fashion designer? You can now use your own drawings to create unique clothes for your AR emojis.


Sharing

One UI helps you stay connected and share your experiences with others. Just tap the Share button in any app.

More customization
Make sharing your own. You can customize the list of apps that appear when you share content to keep the clutter away and focus only on the apps you use regularly.

Easier navigation
New layout and better navigation makes sharing a breeze. Swipe left or right to scroll through apps and contacts when you’re sharing.

Photo sharing
When you share a picture that doesn’t look quite right, whether it’s out of focus or not framed well, we’ll let you know and give you suggestions for fixing it.


Calendar

One UI 4 makes it even easier to keep your busy life organized.

Check your schedule on the Home screen
A new widget shows your schedule for the day along with a full calendar for the month.

Quick add events
Need to add something to your calendar in a hurry? Just enter a title and you’re done.

More search options
You’ve got more ways than ever to find your calendar events. Choose from recent search keywords or filter by color or sticker.

Share with others
Sometimes you need to keep others in the loop. It’s now easier to share your calendars with other Galaxy users.

Easier date and time selection
Setting event details is a breeze with separate date and time options.

Recover deleted events
Events you delete will stay in the Trash for 30 days so you can get them back if you need them.


Samsung Internet

One UI’s fast and secure web browser now makes it even easier to find the webpages you’re looking for and protect your privacy.

Search suggestions
Get more search suggestions when you enter text in the address bar. Results will appear with an all new design.

Search from the Home screen
The new search widget helps you find what you’re looking for, right from the Home screen.

Start in Secret mode
To protect your privacy, Samsung Internet will automatically start in Secret mode if you were using Secret mode during your last browsing session.


Device Care

See your tablet’s performance, security, and battery life at a glance, solve problems quickly, and get deep diagnostics for more complex issues.

Battery and security at a glance
Battery and security issues will appear right on the main screen so you can solve problems more quickly.

Understand your tablet’s overall status
Your tablet’s overall status is shown as an emoji, so you can understand instantly.

Diagnostic checks
Now you can get right to Samsung Members diagnostics from Device Care. If something seems wrong with your tablet, try the diagnostic tests to find out what the problem is and get suggestions for solving it.


Bixby Routines

Make your tablet do more for you. Turn on Wi-Fi automatically when you come home, or set your tablet to silent when you’re at work. One UI 4 gives you even more possibilities.


More conditions
More conditions are available for your routines. Start a routine during a call or when a certain notification arrives.

More actions
You can now turn on Enhanced processing with a routine. There are also more options such as connecting and disconnecting Bluetooth devices.

More control
Reorder actions by touching and holding actions on the edit page. Advanced options have also been added to let you wait before an action starts, confirm actions, and more.

More combinations
We’ve removed restrictions for some combinations of conditions and actions so you can do even more with your routines.

More customization
Create custom icons for your routines using the Camera or an image from Gallery.


Accessibility

One UI is designed for everyone. In One UI 4, you’ll get even more options to help you use your tablet in the way that’s most comfortable for you.

Always there when you need it
Access accessibility features more quickly with a floating button that’s always available.

Mouse gestures
Perform actions more quickly by moving your mouse pointer to one of the 4 corners of the screen.

Adjust your screen at once
Adjust contrast and size at the same time with custom Display mode (High contrast or Large display).

Eye comfort
More visibility options are available to meet your needs. You can reduce transparency or blur.

Extra dim screen
If your screen is too bright, even at the lowest brightness setting, turn on Extra dim for more comfortable reading in the dark.

Customizable flash notifications
Make the screen flash when you receive a notification. You customize colors for each app so you can easily determine where a notification is coming from.

Easier magnification
Magnifier window has been merged with the new Magnification menu, giving you more options and more control for magnifying content on the screen.


More features and improvements

Better Always On Display
Never miss a notification. You can now set Always On Display to turn on whenever you get a notification. New animated stickers are also available to keep your Always On Display looking fresh.

Enhanced Dark mode
To keep you comfortable in the dark, Dark mode now automatically dims wallpapers and icons. Illustrations in Samsung apps now have Dark mode versions with darker colors for a more consistent experience that’s easier on your eyes.

Charging info at a glance
When you start charging, different visual effects let you know your charging speed more intuitively.

Easier brightness control
A bigger brightness bar in the quick panel makes it easier to change screen brightness with a swipe.

Tips preview videos
Learn more about what your Galaxy can do with preview videos on the main screen of the Tips app.

Safety and emergency menu
The new Safety and emergency menu in Settings lets you manage your emergency contacts and safety information all in one place.

Settings search enhancements
Improved search features help you find the settings you need, when you need them. You’ll get suggestions for related features depending on what you search for.

Keep your eyes on the road
The new Driving monitor in Digital Wellbeing keeps track of when you use your phone while driving. You’ll get reports on how much you used your tablet and which apps you used.

Skip an alarm just once
Feel like sleeping in? You can now turn off an alarm just for one occurrence. It will turn back on automatically after it’s skipped.

Day or night at a glance
Have a friend on the other side of the world? It’s easier to see if it’s a good time to contact them. The dual clock widget now shows different background colors for each city depending on whether it’s day or night.

Switch from texts to calls
Texting not cutting it? Tap the person’s name at the top of the conversation to see their details or start a voice or video call.

More search results in Messages
Now you can search your messages for photos, videos, web links, and more. The results are all filtered so you can jump right to what you’re looking for.

Easier search in My Files
Find the file you’re looking for, even if there’s a typo or the name doesn’t match exactly. The Recent files area has also been expanded to help you quickly locate files you’ve used or received recently.

More complete desktop experience
More apps are resizable in Samsung DeX, so you can multitask and get more done throughout the day. You can also change the touchpad scrolling direction in DeX settings to match your personal preference.

Enhanced Edge panels
Keep your current app in view while using edge panels. Blurring has been removed to help you see more at once.

Resizable picture-in-picture
If a floating video is getting in the way, pinch your fingers together to make it smaller. Want to see more? Spread your fingers apart to make it bigger.

Quick access to pop-up window options
For easier multitasking, you can pin the window options menu to the top of the window to make it easier to access.


Some apps will need to be updated separately after the One UI 4 upgrade.

· The security of your device has been improved.

· The security of your device has been improved.

• Improved multitasking usability.
- Added a three-split view function on the multi-window.
- Added a switching function between pop-up view and split screen view by long pressing.
- Added a function to open a split screen by dragging the screen.
• Improved Edge panel usability.
- Added a Pin feature to pin apps to the Edge panel.
- Changed the background screen so that it is not blurry when the Edge panel is on.
• Supports Labs feature.
• Added a function to remaster desired photos.

• The boot screen layout has been changed from portrait orientation to landscape orientation.
• Overall stability of functions improved.
• The security of your device has been improved.

· The security of your device has been improved.

• Blue light filter
- Settings for the following have been added : Turn on as scheduled
• Overall stability of functions improved.
• The security of your device has been improved.

· The security of your device has been improved.

· The security of your device has been improved.

• Supports “S Pen to text” function.
- Now you can directly input text to the input field with S Pen handwriting.
• Dolby feature is supported in Dex mode.
• The stability of DeX mode has been improved.
• Samsung Free
- Samsung Daily has been changed to Samsung Free service to provide an improved UI and differentiated functions according to content characteristics.
• The security of your device has been improved.

· The security of your device has been improved.

One UI 3.1 Upgrade (Android 11)

One UI 3.1 is designed to help you focus on what matters. Our visual redesign has improved the places you visit the most, like the Home screen and quick panel, to reduce distractions, highlight important information, and make your experience more consistent. Performance improvements will help apps run quicker while using less battery power. And One UI 3.1 puts control in your hands with new privacy controls, one-time permissions, and enhanced Digital Wellbeing.



Scroll down for a full list of changes.



Visual design

We’ve refreshed the look and feel of One UI 3 in lots of ways, big and small, from new, more consistent icons to smarter organization of the quick panel and notifications. Motion is smoother and more natural than ever, with improved animations and haptic feedback for common interactions. And the interface responds to different screen sizes to provide the best experience on any device, whether it’s a phone, foldable, or tablet.



Improved performance

We optimized One UI 3 with enhanced dynamic memory allocation, so apps run faster and perform better. We’ve also restricted background activities to provide better performance and power usage.



Better customization

• New image categories have been added to Dynamic Lock screen, and you can select up to 5 categories at once.

• On the Lock screen, you can add a widget to check your usage time.

• Get an interactive preview when setting a wallpaper.

• Adjusting the Lock screen is easier.

• Add a call background to see a picture or video when you make or receive a call.

• In Samsung Internet, you can reorder and lock tabs.

• Bixby Routines has even more controls to help you automate your life.

• New icons and Lock screen widgets make it easier to find and control your routines.

• Use Digital Wellbeing with separate personal and work profiles.



Enhanced features

Home screen and Lock screen

• Add widgets by touching and holding an app on the Home screen.

• Turn off the screen by double tapping on an empty space on the Home or Lock screen. (Set it up in Settings > Advanced features > Motions and gestures.)

• On the Lock screen, tap the clock area to see widgets like calendar, weather, and music.



Calls and chats

• See conversations separately in the notification panel. Works with Messages and your favorite chat apps.

• Easily remove duplicate contacts stored in the same account in Contacts. The storage period for deleted contacts has been extended from 15 days to 30 days.

• Added the ability to edit multiple linked contacts from a single screen.

• Added Trash in Messages so that recently deleted messages are stored for 30 days.



Pictures and videos

• Take pictures quicker with improved auto focus and auto exposure.

• View, edit, and share pictures and videos more easily from Gallery.

• Find pictures and videos quicker with new search features and categories in Gallery.

• Revert edited pictures to their original versions at any time, even after they’re saved, so you never lose a shot.



Settings

• Settings has a new simpler look and feel. Your Samsung account is shown at the top, and Home screen settings are now easier to access.

• Find the settings you need more easily with new Search features. You’ll get better results for synonyms and common misspellings, and you can tap on tags to see groups of related settings.

• Quick settings buttons have been reduced to provide only the most commonly used features. You can also add buttons to create your own customized quick panel.



Samsung Keyboard

• Increased the number of input languages to 370.

• Made it easier to paste copied images and verification codes from text messages.

• Added emoji and sticker suggestions when you enter a text-based emoticon.

• Reorganized Keyboard settings so it's easier to access frequently used settings.



Productivity

Maintain a healthy balance between work and life by minimizing repetitive and complicated tasks and handling them efficiently.

• New routines will be recommended based on your daily life and usage patterns.

• Bixby Routines provide a setting to return everything to the way it was before the routine ran.

• In Internet, you can hide the status and navigation bars for a more immersive experience and quickly translate webpages.

• You’ll be prompted to block websites that send too many pop-ups or notifications.

• You can browse and select cloud drive files from the file selection screen in My Files.

• You can now delete cache files in My Files to easily free up storage space.

• Events with the same start time are displayed together in the month and list views in Calendar.

• Use your phone or tablet app icon layout in Samsung DeX so you know where everything is.

• Open the touch pad from the navigation bar on your phone or tablet.



Easy media and device control

Media and device control is easier with the improved media panel in notifications. You can see recently used media apps and quickly change the playback device. You can also check Android Auto settings in the Advanced features menu in Settings.



Identify and improve your digital habits

Improved Digital Wellbeing features make it easy to check how you're using your phone or tablet and help you form good digital habits. Check your usage while driving or see weekly changes in your screen time by function at a glance through upgraded weekly reports.



Accessibility for everyone

One UI 3 recommends useful accessibility features for you based on your usage. The improved Accessibility shortcut makes accessibility features easier to start and use. You can use the Speak keyboard input aloud feature to get voice feedback of your typing even when TalkBack is turned off.



Stronger privacy protection

You can now let an app access to your microphone, camera, or location just one time. Any permissions that an app hasn’t used in a while will be automatically revoked. You can no longer give apps permission to always see your location in the regular permission popup. To let apps access your location when they’re not in use, you need to go to the location permission page for the app in Settings.



Enhanced connectivity with other devices.

• The tablet can be used as an additional display device to a computer.

• Support Buds auto switching between Galaxy phone and tablet (when using a same Samsung account in both devices).

• Support Samsung Internet and Samsung Notes continuity between devices using a same Samsung account.

• Support Copy/Paste of texts and images between devices using a same Samsung account.

• Support inputs from the tablet keyboard by sharing the tablet keyboard case with a smartphone.



Additional improvements

• In Clock, you can hear the time and preset name of the alarm read aloud when an alarm rings.



Some apps will need to be updated separately after the One UI 3 update.



You can no longer use Wi-Fi Direct to send files to other devices. You can use Nearby Share instead. You can still receive files using Wi-Fi Direct.



You can no longer connect to Chromecast using Smart View. You can use Google Home instead.

· Device stability improvements, bug fixes.
· New and / or enhanced features.
· Further improvements to performance.

• Blue light filter
- Settings for the following have been added : Turn on as scheduled
• Overall stability of functions improved.
• The security of your device has been improved.

• Overall stability of functions improved.
• The security of your device has been improved.

• Overall stability of functions improved.
• The security of your device has been improved.

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