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Unlocked Galaxy Fold 2 users in the USA can now enjoy One UI 5.1’s new features

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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 users in the USA can now experience the latest features and improvements of One UI 5.1. The much-awaited update has finally arrived, bringing with it an array of new features and enhancements that promise to elevate the user experience of this device.

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 5G owners of carrier-unlocked units can now enjoy the benefits of One UI 5.1 in the US, including improved performance, new customization options, and enhanced security features. The update also includes the Android February 2023 security patch.

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G users can also benefit from the One UI 5.1 update. The firmware version F916U1UEU2JWB6 is now available for various carriers in the USA, including T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Comcast, MetroPCS, Xfinity Mobile, US Cellular, Spectrum, Nextech, C-Spire, Tracfone, Cricket Wireless, and Bluegrass. This means that users of these carrier’s unlocked units can now enjoy the new features and enhancements that come with One UI 5.1,

The latest update brings the support of One UI 5.1, which is not a type of major update, so it brings a lot of new features. As per the changelog, the latest update adds many new functions under several system-level apps, including Camera, AR Zone, Gallery, modes, Routines, Samsung Internet, and more. New features are added, which make the device more comfortable and interesting to use.

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 family members you select. 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, 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 Deploys April 2024 Security Update to 16 Samsung Galaxy Flagships in the US

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Samsung started distributing the April 2024 security patch at the end of March, and then it expanded gradually to more devices. It has already distributed the update to many Galaxy devices, whether they belong to high-end or midrange Galaxy devices,but due to server limitations, the update is not reaching every region. Now, with the latest development, Verizon has started rolling out the latest security patch to several Galaxy devices.

Verizon has made the April 2024 security patch update live for several Galaxy devices that are bound to its network. This includes the Galaxy S23Galaxy S22Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S21 FE (2022), Galaxy Note 20 series, Galaxy Z Fold 3Galaxy Z Flip 3, and Galaxy A54 5G.

Verizon locked Galaxy devices getting the April 2024 update with these firmware numbers

  1. Galaxy Z Fold 3: F926USQS5HXD1
  2. Galaxy Z Flip 3: F711USQS6HXD1
  3. Galaxy S23: S911USQS2CXCN
  4. Galaxy S23+: S916USQS2CXCN
  5. Galaxy S23 Ultra: S918USQS2CXCN
  6. Galaxy S22: S901USQS4DXD1
  7. Galaxy S22+: S906USQS4DXD1
  8. Galaxy S22 Ultra: S908USQS4DXD1
  9. Galaxy S21: G991USQSAFXD1
  10. Galaxy S21+: G996USQSAFXD1
  11. Galaxy S21 Ultra: G998USQSAFXD1
  12. Galaxy S21 FE – G990U2SQS8FXD1
  13. Galaxy S21 FE (2022): G990U2SQS8FXD1
  14. Galaxy Note 20: N981USQS6HXD1
  15. Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: N986USQS6HXD1
  16. Galaxy A54 5G: A546 SQS6BXD1

For your information, the update has been spotted on the Verizon network, but it is expected that the update will be available on more carriers in the next few days. If you are using any of the devices mentioned in the above list, then you should start getting new update notifications. If you haven’t received it yet, you can also check it manually in your system settings.

It is worth noticing that the April 2024 update doesn’t bring any new features or innovations for the devices, but it will provide some enhancements under the settings, so you will get protection against external threats on the internet.


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Galaxy Tab S9 FE and S9 FE+ receives April 2024 security patch in Europe

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Samsung has rolled out the April 2024 security patch for almost all the high-end devices, and now it is focusing on providing updates to affordable-range devices. For instance, earlier it distributed the security patch for the Galaxy Tab S9 series; now it has started serving the update to the affordable tablets, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE+.

Notably, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ are getting an April 2024 security patch update in Europe. Users who own the 5G variant devices can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers X516BXXS3BXD6 and X616BXXS3BXD6, respectively. Meanwhile, the Wi-Fi variants of the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ are getting a new update with the firmware version numbers X510BXXS3BXD6 and X610BXXS3BXD6, respectively.

According to the official documentation, the April 2024 security patch could bring more than 40 fixes. In these, Google has added 27 more fixes, and along with this, there are 17 more fixes that are introduced by Samsung, which exclusively provide support for Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the latest update may also provide some extra improvements and stability by changing the internal functions of the devices. But as far as its significance, the user will not get any important changes for the device. In case you are facing any issues while using any function, you should also update your device to the latest version, as it may also fix them.

If you are using the Galaxy Tab S9 FE series in Europe, then you should start getting new updates, but if you haven’t received the notification yet, you can also check the update manually by going to the software update menu through the system settings.


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Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4 and Galaxy A53 receiving April 2024 update on more US carriers

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Samsung has already rolled out the April 2024 security patch update to the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy A53 in the US, but the update was available for limited users. Now the update is available on more carriers.

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 devices are spotted getting new updates on several carriers, including MetroPCS, Comcast, and Spectrum Mobile. Users can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers F936USQS4EXD1 and F721USQS4EXD1

Meanwhile, the Galaxy A53 is getting the firmware update with the firmware version number A536USQS9DXDA. It has been spotted on two carriers, including T-Mobile and MetroPCS, and is expected to be available on more carriers in the next few days.

The April 2024 update brings the latest security patches for the Galaxy devices. Going into details, the update has brought more than 40 fixes, and Google has added 27 patches that will improve the security of the Android OS. Meanwhile, Samsung has also added 17 more patches, which will exclusively bring more improvements for Galaxy devices.

If you are having issues while using your device in the last version, then you should update your device to the latest version. To do that, you just need to go to the software update menu through the system settings.


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