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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic receiving One UI 5 Watch (Wear OS 4)

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Samsung is rolling out Wear OS 4-based One UI 5 Watch update to the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic. The major firmware carries PDA build version HWH3 and July 2023’s security patch. The company is continuously expanding the update’s availability to more users.

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For your information, Samsung’s One UI 5 Watch is based on Wear OS 4 (Android 13). It brings new features, enhanced health and fitness tracking features, and functional stability. Besides, new apps from Google and third-party devs will be available through the Play Store.

The full changelog follows:

Watch faces and tiles

  • Add watch faces and tiles more easily
  • A new vertical layout makes it easier to find the watch faces and tiles that are right for you.
  • Check the battery level of all your devices: The new Battery tile lets you quickly check the battery level of your watch, phone, and Galaxy Buds.
  • Improved Buds controller tile: You can now turn 360 audio on and off from the Buds controller tile if your Buds support 360 audio.
  • Quick access to timers: You can start timers from the new Timer tile without opening the Timer app.
  • Set an album or story as your watch face: Instead of just one picture, you can now make your watch face cycle between pictures in an album or story that you select. Your watch face will change to a different picture each time you turn on the watch screen.

Samsung Health

  • Enhanced sleep coaching: A redesigned results screen makes it easier to understand how well you slept each night, and you can now check your habits and recommendations directly on your watch without having to reach for your phone.
  • Automatically record cycling workouts: Samsung Health can now detect when you start cycling and record your workout automatically. You can also set whether to automatically map your cycling routes.
  • Get heart rate guidance during running workouts: Your watch can provide personalized heart rate zones while you run to help you manage your exercise intensity.
  • More accurate results for track runs: If you start running on a regular 400 meter track, your watch can recognize which lane you’re running in to give you more accurate results for laps and distances.
  • Create your own exercise: Can’t find your exercise in the list of options? You can now create your own custom exercise that measures your distance, speed, route, and more.

Backup and restore

  • Keep your watch data safe: Files and data from your watch are periodically backed up to your phone when it’s connected to your watch. You can also save backups to Samsung Cloud. Your phone needs the latest version of the Smart Switch app to use this feature.
  • Transfer your watch to a new phone: It’s easier than ever to switch from one phone to another. You’ll still have your watch faces and apps after transferring.

Control your phone

  • More call controls: You now have more control over calls without touching your phone. You can adjust the call volume, mute sound, and press buttons on the keypad, all from your watch.
  • Take pictures from your watch: Whenever the camera is open in Flex mode or Tent mode on your Galaxy Z Flip5 or Fold5, a camera icon will appear at the bottom of your watch face. Tap the icon to quickly access camera controls on your watch.

Additional changes

  • Dictate text with the Home button: Just press and hold the Home button any time you’re entering text with Samsung Keyboard to instantly switch to voice input.
  • Let Bixby read your notifications: Bixby can read your notifications out loud if you have headphones connected to your watch. You can then tell Bixby what to do after the notification is finished being read. To use this feature, Bixby needs to be set as the default voice assistant for your watch.
  • Use multiple timers at once: You can now have up to 20 timers running at the same time to help keep track of all your tasks.
  • Share your medical info in an emergency: A button to access your medical info will appear automatically when a hard fall is detected or when you press the Home button 5 times to start the Emergency SOS feature.
  • Device care: Check the status of your watch’s battery, storage, and memory and immediately fix any problems to extend battery life and keep your watch running smoothly.
  • Control your watch without touching it: Universal gestures let you control your watch without touching the screen or pressing a button. You can assign various actions to gestures such as shaking your wrist, making a fist, or pinching your fingers.
  • Organize apps in folders: Create folders to keep your apps organized so you can find the apps you need quickly with less scrolling.
  • Keep your watch safe: If you set a PIN or pattern on your watch, you’ll need to enter the PIN or pattern before you can set your watch after a factory reset. This prevents your watch from being used by someone else if it’s lost or stolen.

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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US Galaxy S22 models receive July 2024 security update

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Samsung is rolling out the July 2024 security update to the Galaxy S22 series in the US. This fresh update is available for carrier-locked models and may soon be released for unlocked variants of the smartphones as well. However, it is already out for Galaxy S22 models in Europe.

The company is dispatching the new software update with system security improvements to keep your files and data safe on your phone. It also optimizes system stability to offer your device uninterrupted and seamless functionality.

This ensures that you do not face any crashing, freezing, or lagging issues while using the phone. Meanwhile, the company has fixed over 55 related issues and vulnerabilities to enhance security.

Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones are getting the July 2024 security update with One UI build versions S901USQS6EXF8, S906USQS6EXF8, and S908USQS6EXF8 respectively, in the US.

You can check for the July 2024 patch and to do so, you need to follow some simple steps that are mentioned below:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap the Software Update menu
  • Hit Download and install.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 FE grabs July 2024 security update

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Samsung Galaxy S23 FE July 2024 update

Samsung is rolling out the latest July 2024 security update across its different range of Galaxy devices to enhance device security and user experience. The update is already available for the Galaxy A55, Galaxy A53, Galaxy A04e, Galaxy S22, and Galaxy S24 series. The company has added a new device to the July 2024 security update list – the Galaxy S23 FE.

Users of Samsung Galaxy S23 FE smartphone can identify the July 2024 security update with One UI build version S711BXXS4CXF8 and download a file size of approximately 262MB. It is available in India.

The update enhances security and security by fixing over 55 issues. It includes fixes from Google for critical vulnerabilities in Android, ensuring that Galaxy devices are more secure against potential threats.

Samsung has also addressed a bunch of vulnerabilities mainly related to One UI Home, System UI, and Secure Folder, further improving device security. Beyond security, the update brings improvements in system stability, fixes bugs, and introduces enhanced features for better usability.

To install the update, users can simply go to the Settings app, select Software Update, and choose ‘Download and Install’. This ensures that Galaxy owners can get an advantage from the latest improvements and security patches.

Recently, Samsung unveiled its latest lineup of products during the Galaxy 2024 Unpacked event held on July 10, 2024. This includes exciting new devices like the Galaxy Z Flip 6, Galaxy Z Fold 6, Watch 7, Watch 7 Classic, Buds 3, Buds 3 Pro, new Ring, and Watch Ultra.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 series starts receiving July 2024 security update

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Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones are getting a new update with July 2024 security patch to improve system security and stability. The update is live for Galaxy S22 users in Europe and the company will soon make it available for more countries.

July 2024 security update protects Galaxy devices against security threats by incorporating the security patches for Android and Samsung. The update also brings several bug fixes to provide a more reliable and efficient user experience.

It fixes over 55 issues that are mainly related to One UI Home, System UI, Secure Folder, and more, further enhancing device security.

Latest Firmware: 

  • Galaxy S22 – S901BXXSBEXFF
  • Galaxy S22 Plus – S906BXXSBEXFF
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra – S908BXXSBEXFF

Users are advised to install the update promptly to benefit from the improved security measures. The update can be manually checked and installed for those who have not received an update notification.

To install the update, open the smartphone’s settings, select ‘Software Update’, and then ‘Download and install’. Following these steps will ensure that your Galaxy smartphone is up-to-date with the latest security protections.

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