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Galaxy Z Fold 2 gets new features with One UI 5.1.1 update

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G is now getting the One UI 5.1.1 update. The latest update brings several new enhancements that improve the functionality of the Galaxy device. The update is already available on many devices. Let’s find out what new functions are improved.

One UI 5.1.1 enhances many utility functions of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G

One UI 5.1.1 is one of the significant updates for foldable devices. In this new iteration, the company has brought many new improvements to several functions, such as multitasking, taskbars, Flex Mode, quick sharing, Samsung Health, and more.

One UI 5.1.1 Update: Which Galaxy devices got so far

Apart from enhancements under existing system-level apps, the company has also updated the drag-and-drop feature, which helps to move files from one folder to another. Now users can use the device while charging other devices with wireless battery sharing, and the device’s memory management is also improved.

The latest update for the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G brings the new Android patch level in the form of August 2023. The latest security patch includes 85 security vulnerability fixes, which ultimately improve the overall security of Galaxy devices. The new patch also includes some improvements for the internal functions, which give the devices more stability.

The latest update for the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G is now live in South Korea. Users who want the device will get the new update with the firmware version number F916NKSU2KWH7. To check the update availability, you can go to the software update menu through system settings. It is expected that the update will be available in more countries in the coming days.

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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Samsung updates unlocked Galaxy S22, Flip4, Fold3, and Flip3 to the April 2024 security patch in the US

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In the last few days, Samsung has expanded the April 2024 security patch update to many Galaxy devices, but, due to the carrier network limitation, the update has reached only the locked variants of the devices. Fortunately, some unlocked Galaxy devices also received a new update.

Notably, Samsung has rolled out the April 2024 security patch to multiple unlocked Galaxy devices, such as the Galaxy S22, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3. Users who own the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra can identify the update by the firmware version numbers S901U1UES4DXD1, S906U1UES4DXD1, and S908U1UES4DXD1 sequentially. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is getting an update with the firmware version number F721U1UES4EXD1.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are getting new updates with the firmware version numbers F926U1UES5HXD1 and F711U1UES6HXD1, respectively. If you are using any of the mentioned devices, you should start getting notifications about the update.

According to the official documentation, the April 2024 security patch could bring more than 40 fixes. In detail, Google has added 27 fixes, and along with this, there are 17 more fixes that are included by Samsung, which exclusively provides 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 any of the unlocked versions of the above-mentioned device, you can now update your device to the latest version. To do that, go to the system settings, then tap on the software update option. If the update is available, then tap on the download button.


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Galaxy A34 Gains April 2024 security update in Europe

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After introducing the April 2024 security patch update to many high-end Galaxy devices belonging to the Galaxy Z and S series, Samsung has now turned its focus towards the A series devices. In the latest development, it has started rolling out the update for the Galaxy A34 devices.

Initially, Samsung distributed the April 2024 security patch to the European units of the Galaxy A34 devices, carrying the firmware version number A346BXXS6BXD1. In the coming days, we anticipate the company to extend the update to additional units.

For your information, the April 2024 security patch is one of the standard security patches that doesn’t bring any new features but will provide some security-related enhancements that will improve the overall performance and stability of the devices.

According to the official documentation, the April 2024 update brings more than 40 fixes, and Google has added 27 fixes that address the issues found in the Android OS. Meanwhile, there are 17 more fixes added by Samsung that address the issues found in Galaxy devices exclusively.

Moreover, the update may also address some issues that cause your device to malfunction or other issues like app creep, lagging, etc., so if you are also facing any issues as mentioned, then you should update your device to the latest version.

If you are using the Galaxy A34 device in Europe, then you should start receiving notifications of the April 2024 update. To update the device, go to the software update menu via system settings. It is possible that the update hasn’t arrived on your device yet, so you just need to wait for some time.


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Samsung Galaxy A53 started receiving the April 2024 security patch in Europe

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Samsung has already served the April 2024 security patch for the Galaxy A53 devices, but it was limited to the USA. Now, with the expansion, the device has started getting the same update in Europe. 

The Galaxy A53 is getting an April 2024 security patch update in Europe, carrying the firmware version number A536BXXS9DXD1. It is coming in a 242.54 MB software package. The update is currently spotted in some regions, and in the coming days, it will be available to all units in the next few days.

The April 2024 update provides the latest security patch that provides a bunch of security enhancements that assure that your Galaxy device will be protected against several external threats that can be dangerous. So if you are conscious of your data, it is mandatory to keep the device up-to-date.

Along with the security improvements, the update may also provide some extra improvements that will enhance the overall performance and stability of the devices. So to take advantage, you can now update your device to the latest version.

If you are using the Galaxy A53 device in Europe, then you can now update the device to the April 2024 update by simply going to the system software update via the device’s main settings. If you haven’t received the update yet, then just wait. It takes time to reach every unit of the devices. 


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