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Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 received WearOS 4 and One UI 5 Watch update in the US

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It is a period of great excitement at Samsung regarding the software updates of its devices, and here, after releasing in recent days the beta of the One UI 6.0 for the Samsung Galaxy S23 and announcing a release date for the final version, another one was added as the release of the stable version of the One UI 5 Watch based on Wear OS 4 for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 began.

These smartwatches, predecessors of the newcomers Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, are now preparing to embrace the final release of the operating system after being the protagonists of four iterations of the One UI Watch Beta program, now closed by the manufacturer.

A few weeks ago, Samsung asked people to test a new version called One UI 5 Watch beta on the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5. Now, those testers have the final version of the update. The Korean giant is now giving the One UI 5 Watch update to the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 Series in the United States. We think that in the next few days, the One UI 5 Watch update will reach more countries.

You can download the new update by opening the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone, navigating to Watch settings » Watch software update, and tapping Download and install. It’s a big update, so we advise you to download it via a Wi-Fi network. The Galaxy Watch 4 and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic are getting a software update called One UI 5 Watch. It’s based on Wear OS 4, and the firmware versions are R8**USQU1ZWF1 and R9**XXU1BWH3, respectively. The update is about 1.7 gigabytes.

One UI 5 Watch New Features

Watch faces and tiles
  • Add watch faces and tiles easily
    • A new vertical layout makes it easier to find the watch faces and tiles that are right for you.
  • Improve Buds controller tile
    • You can now turn 360 audio on and off from the Buds controller tile if your Buds support 360 audio.
  • Quick access to timers
    • You can start timers from the new Timer tile without opening the Timer app.
  • Set an album or story as your watch face
    • Instead of just one picture, you can now make your watch face cycle between pictures in an album or story that you select. Your watch face will change to a different picture each time you turn on the watch screen.
Samsung Health
  • Automatically record cycling workouts
    • Samsung Health can now detect when you start cycling and record your workout automatically. You can also set whether to automatically map your cycling routes.
  • Get heart rate guidance while running
    • Your watch can provide personalized heart rate zones while you run to help you manage your exercise intensity.
Backup and Restore
  • Keep your watch data safe
    • Files and data from your watch are periodically backed up to your phone when it’s connected to your watch. You can also save backups to Samsung Cloud. Your phone needs the latest version of the Smart Switch app to use this feature.
Control Your Phone
  • More call controls
    • You now have more control over calls without touching your phone. You can adjust the call volume, mute sound, and press buttons on the keypad, all from your watch.
Additional changes
  • Dictate text with Home button
    • Just press and hold the Home button any time you’re entering text with Samsung Keyboard to instantly switch to voice input.
  • Using multiple timers at once
    • You can now have up to 20 timers running at the same time to help keep track of all your tasks.
  • Share medical information in an emergency
    • A button to access your medical info will appear automatically when a hard fall is detected or when you press the Home button 5 times to start the Emergency SOS feature.
  • Device Care
    • Check the status of your watch’s battery, storage, and memory and immediately fix any problems to extend battery life and keep your watch running smoothly.
  • Control your watch without touch
    • Universal gestures let you control your watch without touching the screen or pressing a button. You can assign various actions to gestures such as shaking your wrist, making a fist, or pinching your fingers.
  • Organize app in folder
    • Create folders to keep your apps organized so you can find the apps you need quickly with less scrolling.

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Galaxy S21 FE and S20 Series Get Latest May 2024 Security Patch

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Samsung is on the streak to distribute the May 2024 security patch update for eligible devices. Moving forward for the session, the company has rolled out the latest security patch for the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy S21 FE devices. 

Notably, with the latest development, the Korean giant is distributing the May 2024 security patch update to the Galaxy S20 series and Galaxy S21 FE in Europe and South Korea. More specifically, the update for Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra devices reached South Korea and Europe with the firmware version numbers G98*NKSS4IXE4 and G98*BXXSKHXEA, respectively. 

Meanwhile, the Galaxy S21 FE is getting an update in Europe with the firmware version number G990B2XXU7GXE1. The latest update doesn’t bring any significant changelog; it is just a standard changelog that only describes some repeated terms like improving device reliability and stability. The update is coming in a software package of nearly 300 MB, which indicates that the company will not make any significant changes for the devices.

But if you are having any issues while using the devices, then it may be that the game has changed for your devices. According to the official documentation, the latest update will improve the internal functioning of the devices, but it will not be visibly seen on the devices. 

If you want to install the latest update on your device, then you can check the update from the system settings manually, or you can also go directly by touching on the notification that appears to alert you about the update availability.

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Samsung Galaxy A53 Gains May 2024 Security Update in Europe

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Samsung has recently introduced the One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy A53 devices. Now,  within a month, the devices are getting one more update in the form of a May 2024 security patch update in Europe.

The Galaxy A53 5G is getting a May 2024 security patch update with the firmware version number A536BXXSAEXE1. The update is coming with a software package of 255.14 MB. The update has been spotted in Europe and is expected to be expanded to more countries in the next few days.

It is worth noticing that the latest security patch for the Galaxy A53 doesn’t bring any significant changes for the devices, but it will ensure that you will get all-round protection against external threats and improvements for the overall performance of the devices.

According to the official documentation, the Galaxy A53 devices are getting more than 50 patches, and Google has introduced 31 fixes. Along with this, Samsung has also added 25 more patches exclusively to strengthen the security of the Galaxy devices.

Moreover, May 2024 is arriving after the One UI 6.1 update, so it is possible that the company may introduce some new feature that could enhance the overall functioning of the devices. If you want to get consistent performance, then you should always keep the device up to date.

If you are using the Galaxy A53 in Europe, 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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Samsung Galaxy A33 Receives One UI 6.1 Update in South Korea

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Samsung is continuously rolling out the One UI 6.1 update to eligible Galaxy devices; however, after introducing the update to almost every device but in limited regions, the company is now expanding the update to more regions. Like now, it has started rolling out the update for the Galaxy A33 devices in more regions.

One UI 6.1 available for Galaxy A33 in South Korea

Notably, the Galaxy A33 devices have already grabbed the One UI 6.1 update in Europe and in some Asian countries, including Singapore. Now,  moving forward, the device is starting to get a new update in South Korea. The latest update for the device is coming with the firmware version number A336NKSU7EXE3. The update is coming with several new features that will make the device more creative. It is worth noting that the company hasn’t introduced the latest May 2024 security patch; instead, it is still using the April 2024 security patch.

According to the official changelog, the One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy A33 will bring several new features under the Gallery, settings, Samsung Health, Keyboard, and many more. The update will ultimately enhance the user experience while using the existing features. To explore all the features, you can check out this article.

The latest update for the Galaxy A33 is now live in South Korea. Users can easily check and install the latest update by following some simple steps: First, go to the system settings, then tap on the software update menu, choose the option download island install, and if it shows a new update, hit the download button.

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