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Samsung One UI 5.1 update now live for Galaxy S20 users in Canada

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After rolling out the One UI 5.1 in several countries, including India and the US, as well as several countries in Europe, Samsung has now expanded the update for Canadian users. It is also worth mentioning that the update is available at the approximate time expected by some carriers in Canada.

The Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra users of Canada can identify the latest update by these version numbers G981WVLU3HWB6, G986WVLU3HWB6, and G988WVLU3HWB6, respectively.

The latest update brings the support of new features, which are bundled with the One UI 5.1 update. The update also includes improvements for the existing apps, and as far as features are concerned, it adds new functionalities under several system-level apps, including Camera, Gallery, Modes and Routines, Weather, Samsung internet, and more.

One UI 6.0: Know whether your Galaxy device will get it or not

It is worth noticing that the One UI 5.1 update doesn’t reach each Galaxy S20 device in the world; however, we expect that it will be available to every device before the month’s end. It is possible that in some regions, the update comes with different security patches but will provide the same features.

Top features of One UI 5.1 available for Galaxy S20 series devices

Change the location of the screenshot – Now, with the new update, you will be able to change the location of the screenshot and screen recording. To know the steps click here.

Check battery levels of your devices in one place – A new battery widget has been introduced with One UI 5.1, which shows the battery levels of devices that are connected to your phone. 

Change color tone for selfies – with the One UI 5.1 update, it will be easier to change the color tone of your selfies because it will provide a dedicated effects button at the top of the screen.

One UI 5.1 Update

One UI 5.1 takes your phone to the next level with new Gallery features as well as productivity and personalization enhancements.

Camera and Gallery

Quickly change the color tone for selfies
It’s easier to change the color tone of your selfies using the Effects button at the top of the screen.

Discover Expert RAW
Expert RAW lets you take high-quality shots, perfect for those who want to have full control and edit photos later. Expert RAW is now easier to access from the More menu in Camera.

More powerful search
You can now search your Gallery for more than one person or subject at the same time. You can even search for people without tagging their names just by tapping their faces.

Enhanced image remastering
Remastering does more to make your pictures look great by removing shadows and reflections. You can also remaster GIFs for better resolution and clarity. Preview has also been improved to make it easier to compare the original picture with the remaster.

Create a shared family album
It’s easier than ever to share pictures with your family. Gallery will recommend pictures to add to your shared family album by recognizing the faces of your family members. You get 5 GB of storage for each family member (up to 6 people).

Revamped info display
When you swipe up while viewing a picture or video in your Gallery, you can see when and where the picture was taken, which device took the picture, where the picture is stored, and more. Now with a simpler layout.

Multitasking

Easily minimize or switch to full screen
You can now minimize or maximize an app window without going to the options menu. Just drag one of the corners.

Access your most used apps in split screen
When you start a split-screen view, the apps you use most often will be shown below your recently used apps to help you find the apps you need faster.

Improved multitasking in DeX
In split-screen view, you can now drag the divider in the center of the screen to resize both windows. You can also snap a window to one of the corners to make it fill a quarter of the screen.

Modes and Routines

Change wallpapers based on your mode
Set a different wallpaper based on your current activity. Choose one wallpaper for work, one for exercising, and more.

More actions for routines
New actions let you control Quick Share and Touch sensitivity, change your ringtone, and change your font style.

Weather

Quick access to useful information
Check severe weather alerts, daily weather summaries, and sunrise/sunset times at the top of the Weather app. The temperature graph now uses colors to show how the temperature changes throughout the day.

Hourly precipitation graph
An hourly graph now shows how much precipitation has fallen at different times of the day.

Summary on Weather widget
A brief summary of the current weather conditions now appears on the weather widget to let you know if it’s sunny, cloudy, raining, or snowing.

Samsung Internet

Continue browsing on another device
If you’re browsing the web on one Galaxy phone or tablet and later open the Internet app on another Galaxy device signed in to the same Samsung account, a button will appear that lets you open the last webpage you were viewing on the other device.

Improved search
Your searches now include the names of bookmark folders and tab groups. Improved search logic lets you find what you’re looking for even if something isn’t spelled correctly.

Additional changes

Let Bixby take your calls
Use Bixby text call to answer calls automatically and find out why the person is calling. You’ll see what the caller says in a text chat, and you can tap or type responses that will be read aloud to the caller. Bixby text call is only available in English and Korean.

Check the battery level of your devices
The new Battery widget lets you check the battery level of your devices, right from the Home screen. You can see how much battery is left on your phone, Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch, S Pen, and other supported devices.

Use up to 3 emojis in AR Emoji Camera
Take fun pictures and videos with your friends in Mask mode. You can assign a different emoji to each person’s face.

Settings suggestions
While signed in to your Samsung account, suggestions will appear at the top of the Settings screen to help you share, connect, and enhance your experience across your Galaxy devices.

Spotify suggestions
The Smart suggestions widget now recommends Spotify tracks and playlists based on your current activity. Get the perfect tunes for driving, exercising, and more. To get suggestions, you need to sign in to a Spotify account in the latest version of the Spotify app.

Choose where to save screenshots and screen recordings
You can now change the folder where screenshots and screen recordings are saved.


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Verizon locked Galaxy A23 gets May 2024 security update in the US

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Samsung has a large presence in the US, and the company is always taking care to send new software updates rapidly to all eligible devices; however, due to carrier restrictions, the company has to depend on carriers to send the updates to all the devices. For now, the Galaxy A23 5G is getting a new update.

Samsung rolls out May 2024 Update for the Galaxy A23 on Verizon 

The locked variant of the Galaxy A23 5G will receive a May 2024 security patch from Verizon. According to the information, the update is coming with the firmware version A236VSQS4CXE3. The latest update won’t bring any significant changes to the device, but some new features may require you to implement new security enhancements.

According to the official documentation, the latest update of the Galaxy A23 brings more than 50 fixes, whereas Googlehas added 31 patches that dedicatedly bring new enhancements for the Android OS. Along with this, Samsung has also added 25 more patches that will provide some new enhancements for strengthening the devices.

Moreover, if you are having some issues while using the device after installing the significant One UI 6.1 update, then you should install the latest update by the May 2024 security patch update. To install the latest, go to the system update from the main settings.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 getting May 2024 update with 4G TDD support in Europe

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A couple of days ago, Samsung introduced the May 2024 security patch to the Galaxy Z Fold 4, and now its companion device, the Galaxy Z Flip 4, is getting the same update in Europe. However, with the latest update, it will enhance 4G connectivity for the device. 

Samsung has rolled out the May 2024 security patch for the Galaxy Z Flip 4 with the firmware version number F721BXXU7FXE5. With the latest update, the company will not bring any significant feature enhancements or improvements, but it will increase the strength of the devices. Along with this, the device has grabbed support for a new 4G TDD band that will enhance the 4G network’s strength.

According to the official documentation, the May 2024 security patch will improve the overall security of the devices. In a nutshell, there are more than 50 fixes, where Google has included 31 fixes, and along with this, Samsung has added 25 fixes exclusively for Galaxy devices.

If you want to enjoy your device with strong security enhancements, then you should keep it up-to-date with the latest security patch level. To check the availability of the latest security patch, you can check the update manually in the system settings.

Galaxy Z Flip 4 software availability

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 was launched back in 2022 with Android 12L. The device has already grabbed two major updates in the form of Android 13 and Android 14, and by following the software update policy, it will be eligible to get two more major updates in the coming years. Apart from the major Android update, it will also get several minor updates in the form of security patches.

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Galaxy A25 5G and Galaxy A32 5G getting May 2024 security patch in South Korea

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Samsung has rolled out the May 2024 security patch to two more midrange Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy A25 5G and Galaxy A32 5G devices. The company has initiated the release of these devices from South Korea and expects that they will soon be available in more countries.

Informatively, the Galaxy A32 5G and Galaxy A25 5G are getting new updates with the firmware version numbers A325NKSS6DXE2 and A256NKSS2AXE3, respectively. However, with the latest update, it doesn’t bring any new features to the devices, but it will dedicatedly improve the working of the device internally.

According to the standard changelog, the May 2024 security patch update will improve the overall performance of the device and enhance its security.  It is worth noticing that there are more than 50 fixes introduced, and Google has introduced 31 patches that exclusively improve the functionalities related to Android OS. Along with that, the device also received 25 more patches introduced by Samsung.

Moreover, with the May 2024 update, the company may introduce some new features that could enhance the overall functioning of the devices, so if you want to get consistent performance, then you should always keep the device up to date.

If you are using the Galaxy A32 or Galaxy A32 in South Korea, then you should start getting a new update notification, but if you don’t receive the notification yet, you can also check it manually by going to the software update menu in the system settings.

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