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Samsung Galaxy A71 starts getting May 2021 security update

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The Galaxy A71 is one of the most selling smartphone offerings from Samsung, which was launched last year. This device came with Android 10-based One UI 2.5 out of the box and currently running the One UI 3.1 on top of the Android 11 operating system.

However, this device had received the  Android 11 update around two months ago, and it belongs to the quarterly update family, the company started releasing a new s/w update, which comes with a newer security patch. Initially released in Brazil, the new Galaxy A71 update bears version number A715FXXU4BUE1.

If we go with the changelog, this update installs the latest May 2021 security patch in order to increase system security. At the same time, it also brings enhancements to the system software and stock functions for a better overall user experience.

To check for software updates manually, just open device Settings >> Software updates >> Download and install>> Install now.

Reminder: As you know, the Galaxy A71 launched with Android 10 and as per the company’s software upgrade policy, it is eligible for three major Android upgrades. That means you will be getting the One UI 3.5 update (Android 11) later this year, followed by Android 12 next year, and Android 13 in 2023.

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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Samsung One UI 5 Beta introduces Per-app language feature

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Samsung’s Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta 1 is live for the Galaxy S22 users in select regions. The new custom OS brings multiple new features and countless changes over the One UI 4.1. We are continuously exploring the One UI 5 beta elements, the latest is the Per-app language feature.

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Multilingual people might understand the sentiment of setting the whole system language to one language when you want to select other languages for specific apps. Your Samsung smartphone supports various languages for so long. Still, you can only set a single language for the system.

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Meanwhile, Samsung has changed this with the One UI 5, which introduces the Per-app language feature. Primarily a feature of Android 13, the per-app language allows users to select a different language preference for each app.

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One UI 5 Per-app language feature

The company has developed this feature, especially for multilinguals, who prefer to use different languages depending on the situation and change the way they communicate from one instance to another.

For example, you might like to use a social media app in English while news provider, banking, and other applications in your mother language or the area you belong to. This can also be really helpful for older people who don’t understand English as good as they can operate the whole phone with it.

Whereas, the Per-app language makes it possible to drive applications under the same set of locations on Android settings. It allows applications to change locale preferences at runtime using the newly introduced API.

However, it should be noted that the availability of this feature may vary depending on the apps. It could be possible that some third-party apps do not support this feature and these apps may work best in English or another language. Currently, we are not sure which apps support it or which don’t.

If you are one of the Galaxy S22 series users running on One UI 5 beta, you can access this feature through the specific app info or settings. Also, you can search for it on your phone’s settings.

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Carrier-unlocked Samsung Galaxy S22 getting August 2022 update in the US

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Samsung is expanding the Galaxy S22 series August 2022 Android security patch alongside a new software update in the US. This update is released for the carrier-unlocked unit in the United States, however, it will reach the carrier-locked models very soon.

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It’s worth mentioning that Samsung has recently rolled out the Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta update for these carrier-unlocked models. This update brought a slew of new features along with countless improvements to take the Galaxy experience to the next level.

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Well, the One UI 5 Beta is a topic for another post, the latest Galaxy S22 August patch mainly focuses on fixing various vulnerabilities and exposures to further enhance the device’s performance. These exposures also include a severe Samsung Dialer bug that allowed local attackers to access ICCID via logs.

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Enhancing security is another aspect of the latest software update so that you can ensure that your data is kept safe and private. On the other hand, the update also brings new stability improvements, feature enhancements, and performance optimizations.

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Samsung is expanding the Galaxy S22 series August 2022 update with the following One UI build versions in the US:

  • Galaxy S22: S901U1UEU2AVG8
  • Galaxy S22+: S906U1UEU2AVG8
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra: S908U1UEU2AVG8

If you are one of the eligible users, you can check and download this update by navigating to the Settings of your phone. From here enter the Software update section and tap the Download and install option. After waiting for a while, a new update will appear, hit the download button to download it.

In case you haven’t yet installed the Galaxy S22 One UI 5 Beta update in the US, you register and download it in a few handy clicks, which are mentioned here.

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August 2022 update for Galaxy S21 expands to T-Mobile unit in the US

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Samsung has recently rolled out the first Android 13-based One UI 5 Beta for Galaxy S22 in the US and other select regions. The Galaxy S21 customers are next in the queue to grab this update and can receive it anytime this month. Ahead of this, the Galaxy S21 owners are receiving the August 2022 update in the US.

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Since it is just a security update, it does not carry any new features or major changes with it, however, there are fixes for various severe bugs that will further enhance your user experience. It should be mentioned that this update is released for the T-Mobile and Sprint-locked Galaxy S21 users while others will collect it shortly.

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You can identify this update through the One UI build version G991USQU5CVGB, G996USQU5CVGB, and G998USQU5CVGB for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. And, to grab it, simply move to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 August 2022 update:

Samsung’s August 2022 security patch update for Galaxy S21 comes with improvements for system security and reliability so that users can effortlessly operate their phones and perform various tasks on them.

In addition to this, it also brings fixes for 1 critical and 23 high levels of CVEs from Google and 31 SVEs from Samsung in order to enrich the overall device’s performance. These fixed vulnerabilities are mainly related to Bluetooth connectivity, Samsung Dex, Samsung Dialer, Wi-Fi service, DesktopSystemUI, and more.

Besides these, there’s nothing that the latest firmware brings for the corresponding device owners. However, users will not have to wait for too long to get access to a handful of major changes as the One UI 5 beta is coming soon for these devices.

Considering the Galaxy S22 One UI 5 beta, the Galaxy S21 will receive 16 color palette options, a Camera watermark feature, per-app language support, multitasking swipe features, a new help icon for pro camera mode, and much more.

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