UI 4.1 update breaks “recent app suggestions” on Galaxy S21

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The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is one of the best series of Android smartphones so far. Released in January 2021, users and reviewers praised the Galaxy S21 series for its software as well as its hardware.

But despite this, Samsung said the sales figures for the S21 range were the worst in the history of the S range. The data also suggests that the S-Series sales figures are decreasing every year.

Galaxy S21

That said, Samsung recently updated the Galaxy S21 series to One UI 4.1 based on Android 12. inaccurate colors.

And now Galaxy S21 users who have updated to One UI 4.1 are reporting (1,2,3,4,5) that the recent apps suggestions feature is discontinued. Many say they can only see Samsung apps stored in the bar below recent apps.

Some users say they are facing same issue on One UI 4.0 running March security patchsuggesting it could affect devices with the March update.

Clearing the system cache and restarting the phone doesn’t seem to make any difference.

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Here are some reports from Samsung Galaxy S21 users who recently updated to One UI 4.1 and are having issues with the recent app suggestions feature.

Recent/most used apps are not working properly. it just shows me those same stock apps whenever I use the recent apps button. It never did that, I realized a few days ago. Any suggestions on how to fix it? Anyone else have this problem?
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After one ui 4.1 update, my recent apps only show recommended apps. it was working fine on my wife and my phone until we took this update. This update has definitely changed that, so how can we get back to how it was. In case you don’t understand, the bottom LEFT III YOU CLICK ON IT AND WHEN YOU OPEN AN APP IT DISPLAYS IT IN THE 4 BOTTOM APPS.
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Unfortunately, Samsung has yet to comment on the matter. Still, we hope One UI developers will look into the issue as the issue affects many.

As always, we’ll be keeping an eye on the issue and updating this space as we find more information, so be sure to 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.

To note: We have more stories like this in our dedicated Samsung section, so be sure to follow those as well.

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