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5 features that make your Samsung Galaxy more secure and protected



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In today’s era of technology, people are becoming more aware of security and privacy concerns, especially when you have a lot of your personal and sensitive data from financial services as well as confidential work files stored on your smartphone. But if you are a Samsung device user then you have nothing to worry about as the company has provided many features which make your Galaxy smartphone more secure.

Obviously, a less secure smartphone makes you more vulnerable to hacking, malware, and phishing. If your phone is lost or stolen, it’s possible for cyber villains to break in and steal your login credentials and financial information. But you can enable some security features to keep your data private.

You can see these 5 features which will make your Samsung Galaxy smartphone more secure and protected.

5 Samsung secure features

5 Samsung Galaxy Security Features

Private Share 

Samsung Private Share app is a sharing function that lets you share your data without any concerns of Invasion of Policy and loss of ownership. This app shares files privately and prevents re-sharing that is ready only versions, blocks screenshots, and set expiration data for files.

You can easily send files by following the steps  Select files that send >> Press Share icon >> Click on the Private Share >> Select how to invite (SMS, QR codes, or other ways) >> Tap on Send.

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Smart Call  

Smart Call identifies unknown callers, stops spam and fraud calls, and helps businesses connect with their customers. In Samsung devices, the Smart Call function flags call that are suspected spam or fraud, and lets you easily block or report the number. Customers also have the auto-block capability that stops known fraud calls even before coming to your phone.

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You can easily enable and use the Smart Call feature on your One UI smartphone by navigating to the Phone app, tapping More options (the three vertical dots), and then tapping on Settings. Once done, tap Caller ID and spam protection, and then tap the switch to turn it on.

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Secure Folder 

Samsung Secure Folder feature stores private pictures and files in a safe space that cannot be accessed by anyone, even if they gain access to your phone. It uses the defense-grade Samsung Knox security platform to create a personal space on Samsung phones. You can move apps and data to a Secure Folder and get extra security and privacy protection.

Device Protection 

Samsung Device Protection feature scans the phone for viruses or malware from time to time. It also views your overall security status on the security dashboard.

To activate the feature, open Settings >> Security and Privacy >> App security >> Device protection >> Turn on.

Maintenance Mode

Samsung Maintenance Mode or Repair Mode is a feature developed for Galaxy devices to make them more secure even when given for repair. This feature allows you to selectively expose data when you get your smartphone repaired.

It basically eliminates the concerns of some private companies accessing or leaking personal information during the repair process. It lockout personal pictures, messages, and data during phone servicing.

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You can easily enable this feature by following a few steps – Settings >> Battery and Device Care >> Tap on Maintenance Mode >> Turn it on.

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BREAKING: One UI 6 Beta 4 rolling out to Galaxy S23 in the US – October 2023 patch, critical bug fixes [1GB]



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Samsung today begins the rollout of One UI 6 Beta 4 to the Galaxy S23 series in the US. This update earlier tipped to arrive next week, while the company is beginning to deploy to software from today itself. October 2023 security patch included in the Beta 4 alongside critical bug fixes.

According to the info, Samsung is rolling out the One UI 6 Beta 4 to Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 Plus and Galaxy S23 Ultra in the US. The update weighs over 1GB and bears PDA build version ending with ZWIC for carrier-unlocked S23 models.

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The changelog of the fourth One UI 6 Beta mentions fixes for bugs related to Samsung Pass, voice recognition while receiving a call, Google Assistant execution problems, and more. Samsung has also listed some known issues that are left to be fixed as of now.

One UI 6 Beta 4 Changelog

  • Fixed the onboarding failure when retrying login after initializing Samsung Pass and logging out of Samsung account
  • Fixed the problem that voice recognition is not possible when you say “answer the phone” while receiving a call
  • Fixed the Google Assistant execution problem when swiping up in the gesture mode of the navigation bar
  • Many other improvements

Known issues

  • Motion photo is not available
  • Infinite reboot occurs when entering repair mode
  • Kids app cannot be installed after updating from One UI 5.0 to One UI 6.0. It will be installed in mid-September as a separate app (public open at the end of September)

In addition to the US, the fourth Beta will soon be available in South Korea and Germany. In the remaining markets including China, India, Poland and the US, the same software will be rolled out as the third Beta build to the Galaxy S23 series users.


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Samsung will release One UI 6 Beta 4 next week to Galaxy S23 series: Tipster



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Users of Samsung’s Galaxy S23, S23 Plus and S23 Ultra will receive the One UI 6 Beta 4 update next week. This isn’t an official confirmation, but revealed by a trusted Samsung tipster, who has a good track record of unreleased products and software development.

According to IceUniverse, Galaxy S23 series users, who have signed up for the One UI 6 Beta Program, will get the Beta 4 next week. While criticizing the One UI China team’s efficiency, the source disclosed that the Beta 4 is coming outside Chinese market next week.

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Earlier, the Galaxy S23 series users received the One UI 6 Beta 3 Hotfix, days after the Beta 3 release. As the changelog is getting downsized with each Beta, it can be assumed that Samsung’s software development is on the right path and we will soon see the Stable release.

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Android 14 One UI 6 Beta hitting Samsung Galaxy S22 series in the US



Samsung Galaxy S22 One UI 6 Beta US

After Korea and the UK, Samsung has started releasing One UI 6 Beta update based on Android 14 for Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones in the US.

Users of the Galaxy S22 series can now join the Beta Program through the Samsung Members app to enjoy new features and enhancements on their smartphones ahead of the stable release. The update is currently rolling out for unlocked Samsung Galaxy S22 models.

One UI 6 Beta update for the Samsung Galaxy S22 series in the US comes with One UI build version S90xU1UEU3ZWIA and a big installation package size of 2.8GB.

This major update brings a bunch of new features and improvements over the previous version to provide a seamless and next-level experience. In addition, the update installs the latest Android security patch released in September 2023.

How to join the Android 14/One UI 6 Beta Program on Galaxy S22?

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