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Unlocked Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 getting new One UI 5.1.1 update in the US

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Samsung has started rolling out the One UI 5.1.1 update since early August for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 and has gradually expanded the update to more countries; however, due to carrier restrictions, the company has delayed it in the US.

Now, to speed up the update, the company has now rolled it out for the unlocked variants of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. The update comes with firmware version numbers F936U1UEU3DWH5 and F721U1UEU3DWH5, respectively. It is worth noticing that the update is already available on some carriers, including VerizonT-Mobile, and MetroPCS.

The latest update brings an upgrade for the skin in the form of One UI 5.1.1. It brings a lot of new enhancements under several system-level functions, including taskbar quick sharing, flex mode, and multitasking. The Camera and Gallery internal functions are also improved, which will give a whole new experience when capturing new photos and videos.

Moreover, if you install the latest update on your smartphones, you will get powerful performance from the functionalities. With the update, some more new features are also added, like the drag and drop feature, with which users can easily move one file from one folder to another. It also improves memory management, the device care feature is now more informative, and you can also change the mode directly to the desired mode.

The latest One UI 5.1.1 is now live for the unlocked variants of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. The update will be distributed to the users through OTA (over the air), so you will get a notification whenever the update is available for your device. In the meantime, you can also check the update manually by going to the software update menu by going under the system settings.

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 expands May 2024 Security update to Unlocked Galaxy devices in the US

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Earlier this month, Samsung rapidly delivered the May 2024 security patch update for the eligible devices, but at the same time, due to the distribution of One UI 6.1, the company has slowed down the expansion of the latest patch update, resulting in the fact that the month is almost over and the Korean giant is still expanding the update to the remaining devices.

May 2024 security patch is live for Unlocked Galaxy Z Fold 3, Flip 3, Flip 5G, S21 series, S20 FE, Note 20 series, and A54 in the US

In the last few days, Samsung has made the May 2024 security patch available for various Galaxy devices, but it was limited to the locked units. Now, the company has expanded the availability of the update to the unlocked devices, including the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy S21 series, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy Note 20 series, and Galaxy A54.

Firmware Version details :

  • Galaxy Z Fold 3: F926U1UES6IXE5
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3: F711USQS7IXE5
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5G: F707U1UES8IXE2
  • Galaxy S21 series: G99xU1UESBGXE1
  • Galaxy S20 FE: G781U1UESGGXE2
  • Galaxy Note 20 series: N98xU1UES7HXE3
  • Galaxy A54: A546U1UES7CXE1


With the latest May 2024 security patch, users will not get any significant changes for the devices, but it is expected to bring some improvements to the functionalities. The update may be more useful for devices that have recently grabbed the One UI 6.1 update, as it may bring improvements to the newly added features. So update your device as soon as it is available on your device.

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Galaxy S23 FE Receives May 2024 Security Patch in Europe

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Samsung is continuously moving forward with the May 2024 security patch to distribute it to more eligible devices, and now the update is live for the European units of the Galaxy S23 FE. It is a normal security patch that does not bring any specific changes, but it is still useful to bring strengths to your device security.

Galaxy S23 FE gets a May 2024 security patch in Europe

The May 2024 security patch for the Galaxy S23 FE is live in Europe. Users can identify the update by the firmware version number, S711BXXS3CXE4. With the latest update, the company aims to provide some enhancements to get rid of external threats.

According to the official documentation, the May 2024 security patch has brought more than 50 fixes; more specifically, Google has added 31 fixes that will improve the functioning of the Android OS. Meanwhile, Samsung has also brought 25 patches that exclusively address the issue related to the security vulnerabilities.

Moreover, the latest update may improve the overall performance and stability of the device by fixing some crucial internal bugs, so if you are getting some issues while using the device since the last update, then you should go for the latest update.

To install the latest update on your device, just follow some simple steps: Go to the system settings, then tap on the software update menu. If it shows a new update available, tap on the download button.

Galaxy S23 FE is eligible to get an update for five years

Samsung introduced the Galaxy S23 FE last year in October. The device came with Android 13 preinstalled. Within a month, the device has grabbed its first major software update in the form of UI 6.0 and Android 14. For the future, the Korean giant is committed to serving three more major updates up to Android 17. Along with this, the device will also frequently get security patches.

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Samsung Expands One UI 6.1 Rollout for Galaxy A52 5G to More Regions

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Samsung Galaxy A52 5G has received the One UI 6.1 update in several regions, including Canada and the USA. Now that the update is rolling out to the European and Asian units, the One UI 6.1 update will bring several new features that will level up the user experience of the devices.

The Galaxy A52 5G gets the One UI 6.1 update

The Samsung Galaxy A52 5G is getting a new update in several countries, including the UK, Ireland, Romania, Germany, Greece, Singapore, and Australia. Users can identify the attest update by the firmware version number A526BXXU7GXD3. It is still using the April 2024 security patch while it has started rolling out the May 2024 security patch update. In the coming days, it will be expanded to more regions.

One UI 6.1 features

The One UI 6.1 update will provide you with some new features for editing good photos, such as. You will be able to copy and paste from one image to another. To make use of the image clip, the tool is now more accurate, and it will also provide continuity in editing videos from one device to another.

Along with this, you will get some more customization features under several existing features, like new wallpaper editing features, more widgets for your lock screen, customized alarm and reminder alerts, and many more. To get the full information about the changelog, you can check out this article.

If you are using the Galaxy A52 5G device in the above-mentioned countries, then you can now install the latest update manually by going to the software update menu in the system settings. Don’t be disappointed if the update is not available for your device; you have to wait until it starts to expand to more devices.

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