Second-generation Samsung foldable smartphones – Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G are getting the October 2022 Android security patch update. Besides installing the most up-to-date monthly patch, the latest software update also resolves some common issues.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 getting the October 2022 security update with One UI build version F916BXXS2HVI8. This update is released in some European countries including Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Southeast Europe, the Czech Republic, and the Baltic region.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G October 2022 security update can be identified through the firmware version F707BXXU7HVI3. It is also rolling out in European areas, such as the Baltic region, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the UK.
October 2022 update:
Samsung is releasing the October 2022 security update for these foldable devices with improvements for the system’s security and stability. With these optimizations, the company wants to provide you with the most advanced privacy features and seamless performance over your phone.
In addition to this, the company’s official support page also mentions fixes for over 4 dozen of vulnerabilities and exposures such as 18 SVE items and 1 critical, 29 high, and 2 moderate levels of CVEs. These SVEs and CVEs are related to the privacy and security of the One UI system.
One UI 5.0:
Both Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip 5G are eligible for the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update. Samsung suggested releasing the stable version of One UI 5.0 at SDC22 on October 12 and these foldable phones will get it before the end of 2022.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 gets FIFA World Cup Ball watch faces in India
Samsung recently released November 2022 update for Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 users in Korea. Now, the company is expanding November 2022 update for Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 users in India, which brings a new ball watch face.
According to the changelog, the new update of Galaxy Watch 5 added a new Ball face under the Graphical Category of the Galaxy Wearable app. The new watch face is added to Galaxy Watch 5 in celebration of the FIFA World Cup, users can cheer on their favorite team by using the flag as the background of the Watch face.
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) November 26, 2022
In addition, the update installs the latest Android patch to improve system security and stability to enhance the overall performance. You can identify the new watch face addition update for Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro in India with the One UI build version ending with AVK7.
You will have to download a half GB package to install the latest update, you can use a Wi-Fi connection to install the update as the package size is large.
How to update?
Before following the steps mentioned below, make sure the watch has a good charge on it. You may not be able to update without at least a 30% charge.
- On the connected phone, navigate to and open the Galaxy Wearable app.
- Tap Watch settings >> Watch software update.
- If your watch displays a Home tab, swipe to and tap Watch software update or Band software update.
- Tap Download and install.
Samsung Galaxy A71 Android 13 (One UI 5.0) update reaches UK
Samsung has now started rolling out the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update for Galaxy A71 smartphones in the UK, following the initial rollout in Poland earlier this week. This update comes with dozens of new features and countless improvements to provide these mid-range smartphone customers a premium experience.
According to the official changelog, the latest update brings the Per-app language to let you choose different languages for different apps, the Notification permission to provide you more control over system notifications, and easier access to Split-screen and Pop-up view with two new swipe gestures.
The update further brings three new sections in System Settings so that you can manage all related functions in one place. These include Connected devices, Modes and Routines, and Security and Privacy.
System application such as Camera is getting a new Watermark feature, improved Pro mode and SIngle Take, and more. Whereas, the Gallery is receiving a new Extract text from the image feature and improved picture/video editing tools. Other stock Samsung apps like Samsung Internet, Samsung Keyboard, and Calendar get new features as well.
Samsung has given its One UI skin a minor visual refresh with bold app icons, more reorganized menus, and smoother animations. You also get more customization options thanks to an improved Color Palette, new styles for Clock styles, and other system UI elements.
If you are using Samsung Galaxy A71 smartphone in the UK, you can now download the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 update manually on your device. To do so, navigate to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install option. Complete a few steps installation procedure and fetch the latest changes to your phone.
— Samsung One UI Software Updates (@SamSWUpdate) November 25, 2022
Samsung Galaxy A42, M42 grabs November 2022 security update with performance boost
Samsung is releasing a new software update for Galaxy A42 and Galaxy M42 smartphones that installs the latest November 2022 Android security patch. This update slightly boosts the phone’s performance and fixes lots of errors.
As per the official information, the company’s November 2022 security patch details mention fixes for multiple vulnerabilities and exposures that users were facing earlier. These contain 3 critical Google vulnerabilities which were highly affecting the Galaxy phone’s security and privacy.
In addition, it also addresses 32 high, and 1 moderate level of CVEs as well as resolves 26 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items to further improve the privacy of your device and deliver seamless functionality over your phone.
Aside from these, the update commonly enhances the system’s security in order to protect your files and data and keep them safe on your phone. Meanwhile, the optimized stability ensures that you get an uninterrupted performance.
Furthermore, Samsung is releasing the Galaxy A42 November 2022 update with One UI build version A426BXXS4DVK5 and the Galaxy M42 November 2022 patch with the M426BXXU3BVK2 version. The updates are currently rolling out in some Asian countries. But as soon as the company ensures its reliability, it will expand to more customers in other regions.
How to install manually:
As soon as the latest update will reach your phone, it will notify you. In case you want to check it manually, visit your phone’s Settings and head over to Software update >> Download and install sections. Finish the installation procedure and it’s done.