Over the past few weeks, Samsung has updated several Galaxy devices to the latest security patch including flagships and some mid-rangers as well. Meanwhile, the company is continuously expanding the reach of the June 2021 security patch to the remaining & eligible devices.
In a recent development, Samsung’s popular budget phone, the Galaxy M31 becomes the latest to grab the June 2021 security patch along with a new software update. However, the new update (M315FXXU2BUF1) weighs over 700MB as it’s not a minor s/w update, but brings new features and improvements as well.
According to our info, the latest Galaxy M31 June 2021 update includes a new feature called “Clipboard”. At the same time, it also includes improvements for the Quick Share function, which is available on several Galaxy devices running Android 10 or later, for enhanced file sharing across Android phones.
Where to find Clipboard?
After upgrading the latest s/w, you will see a Clipboard bubble appear when you long-press on a text field. If you don’t see it, tap the three-dot menu on the bubble to show more options. Tap Clipboard, and you can access the last several items you’ve copied.
Not using Gboard? If you are using Samsung Keyboard, then tap the three dots on the top-right side of the keyboard to get access to additional functions. After that, simply choose Clipboard and you can access all of the recently copied texts and images as well.
Here’s how to check for the updates manually!
Swipe down on the Home Screen and tap on the Settings icon. After entering to Settings, you can find the Software updates option, click on it, and finally hit the Download and install button.
Thanks for the tip – Sheetal!
More Samsung Galaxy A52 4G users getting Android 14 One UI 6.0 update
Samsung is expanding an Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update to more Galaxy A52 4G smartphone users. This major update was previously limited in Russia and the company is now making it available in India and Ukraine.
One UI 6.0 update for Samsung Galaxy A52 4G smartphone installs January 2024 security patch to improve system security. Users will have to download around 2.1GB package to install the update and can identify through One UI build version A525FXXU6EXB3.
The major One UI update brings a bundle of new features and improvements. Some of the highlights include a redesigned interface, enhanced privacy controls, improved performance, and more.
In addition, the fresh software also updates several stock apps to available latest version such as Samsung Notes Addons, Kids, Notes, Internet, Health, SmartThings, Members, Wallet, and more.
If you are using a Galaxy A52 4G smartphone, then you can get the latest update through Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G February 2024 update reaches India
Following the initial rollout in the US, the enhancements and fixes of the February 2024 security update for Galaxy A53 5G have now reached India. However, the remaining region users will also acquire the patch in the coming days or weeks.
Notably, the South Korean tech giant is also testing the One UI 6.1 iteration of Samsung’s custom skin for this model. Hence, the owners of Galaxy A53 5G will soon be able to enjoy the optimizations and features of the Android 14-based One UI 6.1 software version.
Coming back to the topic, the changelog of the February 2024 security patch didn’t mention any new features or major changes for your Galaxy A53 5G smartphone. But it offers improved protection against malicious threats, viruses, and other issues.
The update also provides enhanced security for the system and improves core mechanisms, resulting in boosted and more secure interpretation. Last but not least, the security maintenance release of February 2024, also mentions fixes for over 80 vulnerability exposures.
Consequently, the February 2024 security update has arrived with a One UI build version A536EXXS8DXA8 and the consumers of Galaxy A53 5G will need to download a package of around 249.71MB in India. Therefore, to install the patch manually visit Settings > Software Update > Download & Install.
Samsung’s Good Lock adds Terrace tab to note progress of features, issues
Since the successful launch of Good Lock, it has gained popularity among Samsung users who want to personalize their user interface, lock screen, navigation bar, and more. The Good Lock now offers three main categories – Make Up, Life Up, and Terrace.
Terrace is the latest one, which allows users to track important announcements and progress updates of upcoming features. It contains the following functionalities:
- Users can check the latest news and updates related to Good Lock apps and features.
- Users can learn more about how to use Good Lock apps and features effectively, as well as find answers to common questions.
- Users can track the development and status of upcoming Good Lock features that are planned to be released in the future.
- Users can participate in surveys and polls that solicit their feedback and opinions on existing or potential Good Lock features.
Samsung states that Terrace is designed to promote closer communication with its users and to introduce exciting features. The company promises to actively seek out and feature relevant and beneficial posts from Samsung Members on Terrace.