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Use this page to identify software versions for the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G as well as details on recent software updates.

 

Check software version

Android 10.0

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > About phone > Software information.
  3. View the Baseband version and compare it to the section below.

 

Software version details

VERSION RELEASE DATE ENHANCEMENTS STATUS

Android 11

Baseband version:
A716USQU5DUG1

August 22, 2021
  • August 2021 Security Updates
  • Camera enhancements
  • Additional updates & improvements

Available August 22, 2021

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download.

To prevent download issues, there's a daily limit on downloads. If it's not available yet, check back tomorrow or after August 28, when the daily limit is lifted.

\Android 11

Baseband version:
A716USQU4DUE4

June 24, 2021
  • May 2021 security patch
  • Quick Share enhancements
  • Camera improvements
  • Additional updates

Available June 24, 2021

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download.

To prevent download issues, there's a daily limit on downloads. If it's not available yet, check back tomorrow or after June 30, when the daily limit is lifted.

Android 11

Baseband version:
A716USQU3DUC3

April 18, 2021
  • March 2021 Security Updates
  • Samsung One UI 3.1
  • Additional updates & improvements

Available April 18, 2021

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download.

 

\Android 11

Baseband version:
A716USQU2CUA7

February 14, 2021
  • Android 11
  • January 2021 security patch
  • Samsung OneUI 3.0 update
  • Other improvements

Available February 14, 2021

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download.

Android 10.0

Baseband version:
A716USQU2BTJ3

October 20, 2020
  • October 2020 security patch
  • Samsung OneUI 2.5 update
  • Other improvements

Available October 20 2020

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download.

Android 10.0

Baseband version:
A716USQU2ATH7

September 18, 2020
  • September 2020 security patch
  • New Camera functions Crop zoom (X10) and 4K VDIS.
  • 5G SA Enabled
  • Other improvements

Available September 18 2020

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download. 

Android 10.0

Baseband version:
A716USQU1ATG9

August 1, 2020
  • LTE and Hubble Camera update
  • 5G connection improvements
  • Other improvements

Available August 1 2020

If your device meets the requirements below, this update will be available to download. 

Android 10.0

Baseband version:
A716USQU1ATFB

July 10, 2020
  • LTE and Hubble Camera update
  • Other improvements
Cancelled

Android 10.0

Baseband version:
A716USQU1ATEL

June 19, 2020 OEM original software

Available June 19, 2020

Other versions

N/A

N/A

Your device has non-T-Mobile software, and it is unsupported. The manufacturer and T-Mobile cannot update your software.

 

Requirements for download

Your device must meet the following requirements to update your software to the most current version:

  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Data connection
  • File size: 945 MB

 

Update your device software

Update automatically over the air (OTA)

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Software update > Download and install.
  3. Wait for the device to check for updates.
  4. Tap OK > Start.
  5. When the restart message appears, tap OK.

 

Update from a computer

Follow the update requirements above, along with the following:

  • Use a Samsung USB cable.
  • Back up your data prior to completing the update.

During the update, do not:

  • Use the device or press any keys.
  • Remove the battery, if applicable.
  • Turn off the device.
  • Disconnect the USB cable until the update is complete.

You will not be able to place a call during the update, not even an emergency call.

  1. Download and install Samsung Smart Switch that is compatible with your computer from http://www.samsung.com/us/support/smart-switch-support/#!/.
  2. Connect the cable to a compatible USB port on your computer.
  3. Connect the other end of the cable to your mobile device.
  4. Allow your computer to install any required drivers for your device. This process may take a few minutes.
  5. Open Smart Switch on your computer, and allow it to make the connection.
  6. If a software update is available for your device, Smart Switch will automatically prompt you to update. At any time, you can click Update.
  7. Click Update to begin downloading the necessary files.
  8. Click OK to proceed.
  9. Your device may turn off and on a few times during the update process.
  10. Once complete the device will return to the Home screen.

 

Issues after updating

If you experience issues after updating to the latest software version, follow these steps:

  1. Wipe your cache partition to make sure that all system files on your device are put back in order.
    1. Turn off the device.
    2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby / Power key.
    3. When the Android logo displays, release both keys.
    4. An 'Installing system update' message may show briefly before the Android Recovery menu options appear.
    5. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight Wipe cache partition.
    6. Press Bixby / Power key to select.
    7. Press the Volume down key to highlight Yes, then press the Bixby / Power key to select.
    8. When the process is complete, Reboot system now is highlighted.
    9. Press the Bixby / Power key to restart the device.
  2. If wiping the cache partition does not work, you may need to perform a master reset. If you're signed into a Samsung account, you activated Anti-theft and will need your Samsung credentials.
    1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
    2. Tap Settings > Accounts and backup > Backup and restore.
    3. Tap the following sliders to desired setting:
      • Back up my data
      • Automatic restore
    4. Tap the Back key (bottom right) until you reach the main Settings menu.
    5. Tap General Management > Reset Factory data reset.
    6. Scroll to the bottom of the screen, then tap Reset Delete all.
    7. If you have screen lock turned on, enter your credentials.
    8. If prompted to verify your Samsung account, enter the password, then tap Confirm.

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