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Why does my Samsung Galaxy device get every security update very late

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Security updates are the most common type of update that is provided by google to every device which is running on the Android operating system. It is the work of maintenance of devices to fix severe security vulnerabilities; these updates are available by Google every month that targets the Android operating system and resolves the issues which can be dangerous for our privacy. Sometimes, the Big G provides additional features that enhance the system’s performance.

In the case of Samsung, the security updates are quite different. However, it is also provided by Google and has similar patches that are available in every other Android device, but the difference is that Samsung has also added some extra patches for its Galaxy devices so it can fix the issues that are only coming in Samsung devices

As Samsung has a large number of smart devices, the company takes a long time to provide updates to every available device; it is also noticeable that Samsung always releases the new update to one of the Beta participant countries, which includes China, Germany, India, Poland, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States. And then expand the update to other nearby countries.

The first Samsung security patch of 2023 fixes 52 vulnerabilities

To manage the updates for every Galaxy device, Samsung has devices into three categories as Monthly security updates- which include the devices which are eligible for at least 12 security updates per year; quarterly security updates- which include the devices which are eligible to receive for four security updates per year, and the Binnual security update which means the devices listed under this category are eligible for only two security update annually. To know more about the eligibility of the particular device, you can go to the official Samsung documentation. 

Current Models for Monthly Security Updates

  • Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip4, W23, W23 flip
  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note10 Lite, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
  • Enterprise Models: Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy Xcover Pro, Galaxy Xcover5, Galaxy Xcover6 Pro

Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates

  • Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G
  • Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Note10+ 5G
  • Galaxy A40
  • Galaxy A02, Galaxy A22, Galaxy A22e 5G, Galaxy A22 5G, Galaxy A32, Galaxy A32 5G, Galaxy A72, Galaxy A82 5G
  • Galaxy A03, Galaxy A03s, Galaxy A03 core, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A13 5G, Galaxy A23, Galaxy A23 5G, Galaxy A33 5G, Galaxy A73 5G
  • Galaxy A04, Galaxy A04s, Galaxy A04e
  • Galaxy M21 2021, Galaxy M12, Galaxy M22, Galaxy M32, Galaxy M32 5G, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy M52 5G, Galaxy M62, Galaxy M13, Galaxy M23 5G, Galaxy M33 5G, Galaxy M53 5G, Galaxy M04
  • Galaxy F12, Galaxy F22, Galaxy F42 5G, Galaxy F52 5G, Galaxy F62, Galaxy F13
  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, Galaxy Tab A8, Galaxy Tab Active Pro, Galaxy Tab Active3, Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, W22 5G
  • Enterprise Models: Galaxy A50, Galaxy XCover4s, Galaxy Xcover FieldPro

Current Models for Biannual Security Updates

  • Galaxy A8s
  • Galaxy A10, Galaxy A10e, Galaxy A10s, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A20e, Galaxy A20s, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A60, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A70s, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A90 5G
  • Galaxy A01, Galaxy A01 Core, Galaxy A11, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A21s, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A41, Galaxy A51, Galaxy A51 5G, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A71 5G
  • Galaxy A02s, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A42 5G
  • Galaxy M10, Galaxy M10s, Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30, Galaxy M30s, Galaxy M40, Galaxy M01, Galaxy M11, Galaxy M21, Galaxy M31, Galaxy M31s, Galaxy M51
  • Galaxy Tab A 8 (2019), Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019), Galaxy Tab A with S pen, Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020), Galaxy Tab A7
  • Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S6 5G, Galaxy Tab S7+
  • W20 5G, W21 5G

Current Wearable Models for Quarterly Security Updates

  • Galaxy Watch4, Galaxy Watch4 Classic
  • Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch5 Pro

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April 2024 Update also available for Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 in South Korea

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After introducing the April 2024 security patch to the Galaxy Z Fold 4Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy Z Fold 3 devices, Samsung has now made the April 2024 security patch update live for the Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy S22, and Galaxy S21 smartphones in South Korea. Earlier, the company had already distributed the same update for these smartphones in some regions.

Notably, the Galaxy S23 FE is getting the April 2024 security patch update in South Korea with the firmware version number S711NKSS1BXD5. For the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra, the update is coming with the firmware version numbers S901NKSU3DXD3, S906NKSU3DXD3, and S908NKSU3DXD3, respectively. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra are getting the same update with firmware version numbers G991NKSU4FXD3, G996NKSU4FXD3, and G998NKSU4FXD3, respectively.

The April 2024 update brings new security-related enhancements; as per the documentation, there are more than 40 fixes introduced. Google has included 27 fixes that will resolve issues in the Android OS. Along with this, Samsung has also added 17 patches that will fix the issues found in Galaxy devices exclusively.

Along with this, Samsung has also introduced a mobile ID function for the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S22 users. With this function, users will be able to carry their driving license and national veteran registration card in the Samsung Wallet.

if you are using the Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy S22, or Galaxy S21 device in South Korea. In that case, you can now update to the latest version, April 2024, by going to the software update menu via system settings.


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Samsung Galaxy S23 gets April 2024 security patch in South Korea

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The Samsung Galaxy S23 is one of the flagship smartphones from the Korean giant; it was launched back last year and comes with One UI 5.1 based on Android 13 preinstalled. As per the latest development, the device has already received some significant updates in the form of One UI 6.0 and One UI 6.1 based on Android 14. With the continuation, the device is getting a new security update in the form of the April 2024 patch.

Notably, the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra are getting new updates in South Korea with these firmware version numbers: S911NKSS2CXD5, S916NKSS2CXD5, and S918NKSS2CXD5, respectively. With the latest update, users will get some security-related enhancements.

For your information, the April 2024 update is part of Google’s Android security maintenance program, which aims to enhance the overall security of the devices. In a nutshell, the latest software will address more than 40 fixes, where Google has added 27 fixes and Samsung has added 17 more fixes exclusively for Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the update is not always limited to security enhancements; it may also provide some more improvements to the internal functions of the devices. As in the last update, the Galaxy S23 has received the One UI 6.1 update. So if you have any problems while using the device after installing the fresh One UI update, you should update your device to the latest version.

If you are using the Galaxy S23 device in South Korea, you can install the latest update by going to the software update menu via system settings. In case you haven’t received any updates yet, wait for some time, as it takes time to reach every unit of the devices.


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Samsung Wallet gets new changes with April 2024 security patch for Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4, and Fold 3 in South Korea

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy Z Fold 3 are getting an April 2024 security patch in South Korea. With the latest update, there will be some new changes for the Samsung wallet as well as enhancements to the overall security of the device.

Users who own the Galaxy Z Flip 4 in South Korea can identify the latest update by the firmware version number, F721NKSU2EXD2. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is getting a new update with the different version number F936NKSU2EXD2. On the other hand the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is receiving the update on firmware version F926NKSU2HXD2.

  • Samsung Wallet supports mobile ID with the April 2024 security patch

Samsung has brought some new changes to its wallet application with the April 2024 security patch, exclusively in South Korea. With the new changes, Samsung Wallet now supports’mobile ID’, which allows users to use their mobile driver’s license and national veterans registration card officially issued by the government anywhere online or offline, just like the actual ID.

Along with this, the company has introduced some new security enhancements that will improve the overall mechanism of the devices. There are more than 40 fixes introduced with the update. From them, Google has introduced 27 fixes. Meanwhile, Samsung has included 17 fixes for Galaxy devices exclusively.

If you want to take advantage of and use the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4, or Galaxy Z Fold 3 to its full potential, you should update your device to the latest version via the software update menu in the system settings. If you haven’t received the update yet, then you have to wait for some time, as it takes time to reach every unit of the devices.


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