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Verizon Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 receiving One UI 5.1.1 update in the US

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 are now receiving the new One UI 5.1.1 update. The update is now in the expanding phase; it was initially introduced on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and then expanded to other devices. But due to carrier restrictions in the US, several units of these devices haven’t gotten the update yet, but now carriers are gradually updating them as well.

The carrier-locked units of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 are now getting the One UI 5.1.1 update on Verizon. The latest update for these devices comes with firmware version numbers F936USQU3DWH5 and F721USQU3DWH5, respectively. The update was also previously available on two more carriers, including T-Mobile and MetroPCS.

One UI 5.1.1 brings new features to several applications

One UI 5.1.1 brings several new enhancements under several system applications, including Gallery, Camera, Samsung Health, Quick Share, and Device Quick Share. Additionally, Samsung has added some new functionality to different stock features like the Flex Mode Panel, Multiwindow, and Taskbar.

Moreover, the new update will refresh almost all the elements of Galaxy foldables, so if you install the latest update on your device, you will get better performance, stability, and more control over functions.

It is also worth noticing that both of the devices will also get a new security patch in August 2023. It includes over 80 fixes that enhance the security of the device and strengthen it against external threats.

How to update

Users should start getting notifications about the update. If you have received the notification and want to install the update, then follow the below steps:

  1. Open the system settings.
  2. Tap on the software update menu.
  3. Touch the first option, “Download and Install.”
  4. Now wait for some time to search.

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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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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