Samsung Galaxy S10 Series handsets lose VR support after upgrading to the Android 12 firmware

If you are a Samsung Galaxy S10 Series user, you would have probably received the new Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update, and even if you haven’t, it’ll be arriving to your device in a few days. Samsung started releasing the latest Android 12-based update a few weeks ago and the majority of Galaxy handsets have received it. Although the update has brought out smiles for a lot of Galaxy users, the Galaxy S10 users with Gear VR Headset have been worried. The users had two options – either update the device for a better user experience or skip the update and continue using the Gear VR headset.

Although most of the users have chosen to go with the first option for added security benefits, they have ended up losing VR support. According to the Oculus Team, they have been withdrawing the VR support for the Galaxy S10 devices as you’re updating the device. Once you’ve updated to Android 12, you won’t be able to return to the previous firmware version.

Galaxy S10 Series devices stop receiving VR support

The Samsung Galaxy devices that will be facing the VR withdrawal include Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10e, Samsung Galaxy S10+, and Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. It is quite bad news for the users of the mentioned devices. It is believed that the number of people who are using the phones with the Gear VR Headset is fairly low otherwise Oculus and Samsung wouldn’t have made this decision. However, there are no plans for any major changes in the near future. In fact, the users have already started receiving notifications about the support for the feature not working.

Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S10 Series

Samsung Galaxy S10 Series handsets lose VR support after upgrading to the Android 12 firmware

In case you are a Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S10e, Samsung Galaxy S10+, or Samsung Galaxy S10 5G user, you should be on the lookout for the Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update as you’ll be receiving it anytime in the coming days, if you haven’t done so already. You can also manually check for the update by following these simple instructions –

  • Simply navigate to the Settings
  • Look for the Software Update option
  • Tap on Download and Install the update
  • Reboot your device and once your device restarts, you can enjoy the new update

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