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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 September 2022 security patch released in the US [U]

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Update 3 – Oct 12, US unlocked…

Samsung has now expanded the September 2022 security patch for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 foldable smartphone users in the US. Currently, the carrier unlocked models are getting the last month’s security update, while, Samsung should have delivered the latest one.

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Update 2 – Oct 11, Europe…

Samsung’s September 2022 security patch is now released for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 foldable smartphone in Europe. The update comes with version number F936BXXU1AVIG and improves the system security and stability for better user experience.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 September 2022 update Europe

Update 1 – Sep 30, India…

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 started grabbing the September 2022 Android patches in India. The latest firmware build comes with release number F936BXXU1AVIH and includes system security improvements with a newer level of security patch package.

Initial Rollout – Sep 27, South Korea…

After a long wait, it’s finally happening! Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 smartphone users have started installing the September 2022 Android security patch update. Well, the update is currently released in South Korean markets but will soon reach more users all over the world.

What’s new? Samsung is fixing over two dozen of privacy and security-related issues and vulnerabilities with the September 2022 patch for its Galaxy devices. These fixes include 29 SVE items from Samsung One UI software and 21 high levels and 3 moderate levels of CVE items from Google Android OS.

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Furthermore, the official changelog for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 September 2022 security update also notes upgrades for around 14 stock applications. As soon as you update your phone to the latest version these apps will automatically get updated with their latest versions.

However, the changelog does not tell what improvements these app updates bring. We assume that these might relate to apps’ stability and some functionality improvements. You can check the list of these applications that is mentioned below:

  • Galaxy Wearable
  • Galaxy Kids
  • Samsung SCS on-device Resource
  • PENUP
  • Samsung Internet
  • Samsung Health
  • SmartThings
  • Samsung.com
  • Samsung Members
  • Samsung Pay
  • Samsung TV Plus
  • Calculator
  • Smart Switch
  • Voice recorder

In addition to these, the update also comes with some minor performance optimizations for the devices. Samsung brings improved system security in order to protect your files and data from bugs and viruses and enhances the stability to deliver a seamless user experience.

It is worth mentioning that September 2022 update for Galaxy Z Fold 4 carries the One UI build version F936NKSU1AVIG. It comes in a heavy package size of around 1.25GB and you can download it by navigating to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install option.

Also read:

Samsung reportedly begins One UI 5.0 Beta testing for Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4

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January 2023 Google Play System update for Samsung Galaxy S22 has arrived, yours to download now

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Samsung Galaxy S22 series begins getting the latest January 2023 Google Play System update. At present, the update rollout is happening in the Indian market, with Europe and the United States will follow shortly.

January 2023 Google Play System update for Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra comes with a package size of 58MB. Notably, the Android manufacturer skipped rolling out the December 2022 Play System update for devices.

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The latest Play System update comes with fixes for some critical bugs in various scenarios including Account Management, Security & Privacy, System Management & Diagnostics, and Utilities related services.

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In addition, the latest version further enhances the Device Connectivity function of Android smartphones and makes it possible to discover devices even when the screen is off.

The update also expands the range of users and use cases supported by the Play Games profile. Not that all, there are various new changes and improvements in the Google Play Store itself, which are as follows:

  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.

Moreover, Password manager helps you save different passwords to your Google account and allows you to use them across various websites and devices. Now, you will be able to add notes to your existing and new passwords.

Samsung Galaxy S22 January 2023 Google Play System Update

Google detailed the Play System update, which also includes:

Utilities

  • [Phone] Improve user experience for auto filling passwords.

Wallet

  • [Phone] Visual and infrastructure updates to Wallet mobile web experience.
  • [Phone] Adds contactless data transfer (NFC) restrictions for passes.

Developer Services

  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support Device Connectivity, Location & Context, Machine Learning & AI, Maps, and System Management & Diagnostics related developer services in their apps.
  • [Phone] Update the platform QR scanner with the ability to select an existing photo and add support for handling Matter and UPI codes from OEM cameras.

System Management

  • [Phone] Updates to System Management, and Usability services that improve Device Connectivity, Device Performance, Network Usage, Privacy, Security, Stability, and Usability.

How to download and install Play System update:

Open Settings >> Security and privacy >> Updates >> Google Play system update.

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T-Mobile releases Android 13 One UI 5.0 update for Samsung Galaxy S20 FE in the US

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Carrier-unlocked models of Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G smartphone at T-Mobile are now getting the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software update in the US. Whereas, the US carrier-unlocked devices and internal variants have already grabbed it in late 2022.

Samsung is releasing this update with One UI build version G781U1UEU9FWA7. It installs plenty of new features alongside a lot of new improvements, customization capabilities, and a revamped user interface.

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The Quick settings panel, Notification Panel, Recent menu, Home screen, Lock screen, and other compartments are getting various notable tweaks. Whereas, the app icons are now bolder and look great compared to the older ones.

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Galaxy S20 FE Android 13 Update US

As far as the new features are concerned, the Galaxy S20 FE Android 13 update brings 16 Color Palette options, Stack widgets, Notification Permission, Lockdown mode, Maintenance mode, Per-app languages, a new Smart Suggestion widget, a Smart Text extraction feature, new swipe features for easier multitasking, and much more.

Meanwhile, the Camera app is receiving various new changes and features including Picture, Historogarm in Pro mode, Help guide in Pro mode, Food Mode support in Telephoto camera, improved Single Take, and others.

At the same time, the Gallery app is receiving a new interface alongside improvised editing tools, and more. You will also notice major changes in the Edge Panels, Good Lock, Samsung Internet, Samsung DeX, Samsung Notes, Smart View, and other One UI apps and services.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 gets One UI 5.1 Camera controller zoom, Self-diagnose features in India

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After the Galaxy Watch 5, Samsung began rolling out the January 2023 feature-packed update to Galaxy Watch 4 users last week. This update was limited to South Korea but now, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 customers living in India are also getting access to One UI 5.1 Camera controller zoom and Self-diagnose features with the new software update.

As per the information, the new Camera controller zoom feature will let the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 customers remotely zoom the camera by pinching in or out the watch’s screen or through the rotating bezel.

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It is noteworthy that Samsung is only releasing this Camera Controller zoom feature for the flagship phones released after Galaxy S20 or Galaxy Z Flip driving at least One UI 5.1 software. It means you will not be able to use it at present. However, you can have hands-on this feature once your Galaxy phone will receive the One UI 5.1 update.

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Samsung Watch 4 One UI 5.1 features

Moreover, the January 2023 software update for Galaxy Watch 4 further brings the ability for Self-diagnose. It installs a new “Connected device diagnostics” option that will allow you to check the proper performance of your wearable’s battery status, touch screen function, and more on the connected phone.

You can now use this feature by updating your Galaxy Watch 4, Samsung Members app, and Galaxy Wearable app to their latest version.

Software version:

Samsung is currently rolling out the One UI 5.1 Camera controller zoom and Self-diagnose features for the LTE version of Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. You can determine it through the built version:

  • Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm) – R865FXXU1GWA3
  • Galaxy Watch 4 (44mm) – R875FXXU1GWA3
  • Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (42mm) – R885FXXU1GWA3
  • Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (46mm) – R895FXXU1GWA3

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