A UI 4.1 update breaks “Recent App Suggestions” on the Galaxy S21

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is one of the best Android smartphone series to date. Both users and critics have praised the Galaxy S21 series, released in January 2021, for both its software and hardware.

Despite this, Samsung said that the sales of the S21 series were the worst in the history of the S series. Data also suggests that sales of the S Series are dwindling every year.

Galaxy S21

However, Samsung recently updated the Galaxy S21 series to One UI 4.1 based on Android 12. But soon after, users complained about issues like unresponsive back and home buttons and an inaccurate color palette.

And now Galaxy S21 users who have updated to One UI 4.1 (1,2,3,4,5) are reporting that the Latest App Suggestions feature is broken. Many say they can only see default Samsung apps in the bar under recent apps.

Some users say they face the same issue on One UI 4.0 running the March security patch, suggesting that devices running the March update may be affected.

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

Samsung Galaxy S21 One UI 4.1 Update Latest App Suggestions not working
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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 Latest App Suggestions feature.

Recent/most used apps are not working properly. It just shows me the same stock apps every time I use the Recent Apps button. It never used to be like this, I’ve noticed it for a few days now. Any suggestions on how to fix it? Does anyone else have this problem?
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After the One ui 4.1 update, my recent apps only show the recommended apps. It was working fine on both my wife’s phone and mine until we made this update. This update definitely changed that, so how do we get back to what it was. In case you don’t understand BELOW LINKS III CLICK ON IT AND WHEN YOU OPEN AN APP IT WILL SHOW WITHIN THE BOTTOM 4 APPS.
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Unfortunately, Samsung has not yet commented on this. However, we hope that One UI developers will address the issue as the issue affects many.

As always, we’ll be keeping an eye on the issue and will update this space as we come across more information, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our One UI 4 and One UI 4.1 bug tracker for similar issues affecting users.

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