Samsung Galaxy S21 series smartphones are getting a new One UI 5.0-based update with November 2022 security patch in Korea. The new update improves system security by installing the latest Android patch.
In addition, the update enhances system stability for better performance of the devices. You can identify November 2022 update for Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra with One UI build versions G991NKSU3DVKC, G996NKSU3DVKC, and G998NKSU3DVKC.
— Samsung Software Updates (@SamsungSWUpdate) November 24, 2022
Users will be able to identify the Samsung November 2022 security patch via software versions – G991BXXS5DVK1, G996BXXS5DVK1, and G998BXXS5DVK1 for Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra, respectively.
The newest security update patches dozens of bugs and CVEs of your Galaxy phone, including three critical, 32 high and a moderate level CVE, yet, you can check more details here.
About a week ago, Samsung pushed the Stable Android 13 update for the Galaxy S21 series devices (meanwhile, the Galaxy S21 FE users are still waiting for it), which brings One UI 5 software, new features and user interface.
Several Galaxy devices have already grabbed the November 2022 security patch, while, it came too late for the Galaxy S21 flagship smartphone lineup, however, you should install it as soon as it arrives on your device.
How to update
At first, visit your Galaxy device’s “System Settings,” once done, scroll down and tap the “Software update” tab, followed by the “Download and install” button.
The South Korean tech giant introduced the Galaxy S21 smartphone lineup in early 2021 with Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888 processors for different markets. Out of the box, the device came pre-loaded with Android 11 and later upgraded to Android 12 OS.
At the Galaxy S22 series launch event, the company announced that the Galaxy S21 series will be getting four generations of major firmware upgrades. This means the Galaxy S21 will also get the Android 14 and Android 15 OS upgrades.
We have already started hearing about the upcoming Android 14 operating system as Google apparently working on it internally. It’s expected that the Developer Preview of 14th Android may release in February, followed by Public Beta sometime in May next year.
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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.