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Breaking: One UI 5.1.1 rolls out for Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3

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Not too long ago, we saw the introduction of new software from the big Korean tech company, Samsung. They call it One UI 5.1.1. They unveiled it while showing off their new folding phones, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5, along with some big tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9, Galaxy Tab S9+, and Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra. With this new software, which is based on Android 13, Samsung wants to make the experience of using these folding devices with big screens much better.

Once they announced their plan to bring One UI 5.1.1 to a bunch of Galaxy devices, Samsung is usually good at keeping their promises, especially when it comes to updates. In fact, they’ve already started rolling out this new software for the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy Tab S8 tablets.

One UI 5.1.1 update for Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3

Now the South Korean giant has started rolling out the One UI 5.1.1 update for Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 smartphone users. The update is currently available in Europe and the United States. The respective firmware versions are F926BXXU5FWH5 and F711BXXU6FWH3 for European units. On the other hand, the carrier-locked Galaxy Z Flip 3 is receiving the One UI 5.1.1 update on the US Cellular network with firmware version F711USQU5GWH3. At the same time, the devices benefit, thanks to the update in question, from the latest security fixes thanks to the August 2023 patches, with which Samsung takes care to solve 2 critical level, 50 high-grade, and 1 moderate-grade (CVE) vulnerabilities, as well as 19 EVS (Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures) specific to Galaxy devices.

Samsung phones that will grab Android 14 (One UI 6) as their first major OS update

The update for the new One UI version brings a bunch of cool stuff for devices with big screens. You can now easily drag and drop files using two hands, hide pop-up windows on one side, and quickly switch between pop-up view and multi-window mode for certain apps. They’ve also made the taskbar better, so you can see up to four recently used apps on the right side.

When you’re sharing stuff, there are new features too. You can now set a time limit for how long someone can see a file when you share it privately. And you can use Quick Share to send files to people even if they’re not on the same Wi-Fi network.

Even the photo editor that comes with Samsung phones has some new tricks. They replaced the sliders with dials that are easier to use. And if you like to customize your phone’s look, now you can change modes right from the lock screen and use more characters for the clock widget on the lock screen.

If you are the owner of a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, you should receive the notification soon regarding the availability of the One UI 5.1.1 update, but if you do not want to wait, you can manually download and install the update by following the path Settings -> Software Update -> Download and Install.

One UI 5.1.1 Update Changelog:

Multitasking

Better app previews on the Recents screen
The Recents screen now shows apps as they will appear after you open them. You can easily see if an app is opened in split screen, full screen, or as a pop-up.

Easily switch from pop-up view to split screen
Press and hold the handle at the top of the pop-up window, then drag the app to the side of the screen where you want it to be shown.

Restore pop-ups snapped to the edge of the screen
Drag an app in pop-up view to the edge of the screen to snap it to the edge and keep it out of the way. When you need it again, tap anywhere on the pop-up to bring it back to its previous location.

Check minimized apps with the S Pen – [Only Z Fold]
Hover your S Pen above a floating app icon to see a preview of how the app will appear when you open it.

Taskbar[Only Z Fold]

More recent apps
You can now choose how many recently used apps to show on the taskbar (up to 4).

Easier navigation
When fewer than 8 icons are shown on the taskbar, the navigation area will automatically resize to give you more space for the navigation buttons.

Flex mode

Use the Flex mode panel with more apps
More apps can now be used with the Flex mode panel. When the Flex mode panel is turned on, just fold your phone upright and tap the button that appears on the navigation bar.

Improved media controls
Buttons for skipping forward and backward 10 seconds are now available on the Flex mode panel. When you touch the time bar, the time you’ll move to will be shown to help you find the right moment.

Customize the toolbar
Create your own personal layout to quickly access features like split screen view, screen capture, and more. Touch and hold an icon on the Flex mode panel toolbar to reorder the icons or move icons into or out of the toolbar.

Quick Share

Share with contacts
You can now send files to your contacts anytime, even if they’re not near you.

Share files privately
Protect private content when you share it. You can set expiration dates for the files you send, cancel sharing at any time, and prevent recipients from saving or resharing.

Samsung Health

Improved sleep coaching
New coaching content and layouts make it easier to check your progress and build better sleeping habits. (Requires Galaxy Watch4 or newer)

More meaningful sleep data
Screen layout and explanations have been enhanced to make it easier to check and understand each sleep factor. (Requires Galaxy Watch4 or newer)

Measure your skin temperature during sleep
See how your skin temperature changes throughout the night to help you create a more comfortable sleep environment. (Requires Galaxy Watch5 or newer)

Better workout summaries
New workout summaries help you focus on meaningful information from your exercise.

Stay on track to meet your goals
Rewards, badges, and personal best records have been enhanced to keep you motivated and help you meet your health goals.

Camera and Gallery

More date and time styles for watermarks
Customize the date and time separately with more style options to get the perfect look for your watermark.

Enhanced Flex Mode layout for Pro modes – [Only Z Fold]
When your phone is folded upright, manual settings for Pro and Pro video modes will appear on the bottom of the screen so you can easily control ISO, shutter speed, and other settings.

Select multiple pictures in Capture view – [Only Z Fold]
While using Capture view on the main screen, you can now press and hold to select multiple pictures. After selecting, you can share or delete them all at once.

Enhanced remaster previews
Thumbnail images are now shown below the image you’re remastering. Tap a thumbnail to compare the remastered image to the original with a larger view.

Apply effects more easily
Filter and tone effects in Gallery now use a dial instead of a slider making it easier to make precise adjustments with just one hand. 

Copy and paste effects
You can now copy and paste filters and tones from one picture you’ve edited to another.

Additional changes

Drag and drop with two hands
Start dragging files, app icons, or other items with one hand, then use your other hand to navigate to the folder or location where you want to drop them. Supported in My Files and the Home screen.

Continue using your phone while charging another device – [Only Z Fold]
Open your phone with the main screen facing down. You can charge your Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Watch, or another device using wireless power sharing on one side. At the same time, you can continue using your phone with the cover screen on the other side.

Listen to Auracast broadcasts
Use your phone to find and listen to nearby Auracast broadcasts with your Galaxy Buds2 Pro or other devices that support Bluetooth LE Audio.

Keep storage space available
When you’re running low on space in your internal storage, app cache information will be shown when you analyze storage in My Files. Clearing app caches can help you free up space without deleting files or apps.

Enhanced memory management in Device care
More information is provided about apps using memory on your phone, giving you the option to put apps to sleep if too much memory is being used.

Change your mode from the Lock screen
Change between Sleep mode, Driving mode, and other modes directly from the Lock screen.

Customize your layout in Samsung Internet
When you choose to show the address bar at the bottom of the screen, the tab bar and bookmark bar will also be shown at the bottom.


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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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