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Samsung brings One UI 5.1.1 features to several foldable smartphones in Australia

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Samsung is constantly expanding One UI 5.1.1 to eligible Galaxy devices. The company has updated almost all of the devices. However, due to server limitations, the company hasn’t expanded the update to some regions. So to bring the update there, it is now live in Australia.

Notably, Samsung has rolled out the update in several foldable devices. Users can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers; the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 are getting new updates with version numbers F936BXXU4DWH5 and F936BXXU4DWH5, respectively. The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are getting the update with version numbers F926BXXU5FWH5 and F711BXXU6FWH3.

One UI 5.1.1 update rolled out these Samsung Galaxy devices

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is getting an update with firmware version number F916BXXU4KWH7. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Flip LTE and Galaxy Z Flip 5G are getting the update with version numbers F707BXXUAKWH7 and F700FXXUDKWH7 respectively.

OneUI 5.1.1 brings improvements

One UI 5.1.1 is the latest One UI skin, which brings several improvements for foldable smartphones. According to the changelog, the latest update brings new enhancements to several system-level applications that improve the overall user experience. For your information, the latest update brought many new changes under different functions, including multitasking, flex mode, quick share, Samsung Health, camera, gallery, and many more.

It is worth noticing that the new update also brought a new security patch in the form of August 2023. With this, your device will get fixes to its internal functions, which protect it from harmful external attacks.

Users who own any of the mentioned Galaxy devices in Australia should start getting the new update on their devices. If you don’t get the notification regarding the update, you can manually check the update by going to 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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Unlocked Galaxy S21 FE Gets April 2024 Security Update, One UI 6.1 Wait Continues in the US

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Samsung Galaxy users with eligible One UI 6.1 devices are eagerly waiting for the update, but the company has decided to install the April 2024 security patch before the significant One UI update. So, the Galaxy S21 FE also started getting an April 2024 security patch update in the US.

The unlocked unit of the Galaxy S21 FE started getting an April 2024 security patch update with the firmware version number G990U1UESAFXD1. With the latest update, the company has made some security-related enhancements that strengthen the security mechanisms of the devices. Previously, in some Latin American countries, the device had already received the update.

If you are a fan of the One UI features, don’t be too excited; the latest update for the Galaxy S21 FE doesn’t bring any significant features for the devices. But if you are one of those users who always worries about the security of personal data, then you should update your device to the latest version.

However, the Galaxy S21 FE is eligible to get One UI 6.1, so you just need to wait for some time. The Korean giant will provide the next One UI update to the device in the next few weeks. With the One UI 6.1 update, Galaxy S21 FE users may get some useful AI features that will enhance the overall user experience of the devices.

Coming to the April 2024 security patch, if you are using the unlocked version of the Galaxy S21 FE in the US, then now you can install the latest security patch update on your device via the software update menu from the system settings. 


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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE gets April 2024 security update on more US Carriers

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has grabbed the April 2024 security patch on the Verizon network, and now the device is getting the same update on more carriers. The Korean giant has also rolled out the update for the device outside of the US.

The Galaxy S20 FE is getting a new update with the firmware version number G781USQSFHXD1. Specifically, AT&T, Dish, Metro PCS, Sprint, and T-Mobile have all reported seeing it. In the coming days, the company is likely to roll out the update to all eligible devices.

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. Going into details, the latest software will address more than 40 fixes, with Google adding 27 fixes and Samsung adding 17 more exclusively for Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the latest update may also bring some more improvements for the devices and enhance their overall performance and stability. If you are experiencing issues while using any of your device’s functions, you should update your device to the most recent version.

If you are using the locked version of the Galaxy S20 FE device in the US, then the update should be live for your device. To install it, follow these simple steps: First, go to the system settings and open the software update menu. If you see a new update available, tap on the download button.


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Verizon locked Galaxy S23 FE and Galaxy S20 FE getting April 2024 security patch in the US

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Earlier, Samsung rolled out the April 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy S23 FE and Galaxy S20 FE devices. But it was limited to some regions, and moving forward, it is gradually expanding to more units. The latest development shows that these devices are receiving April 2024 security patch updates in the US.

Notably, the update is live for the Verizon-locked versions of the Galaxy S23 FE and Galaxy S20 FE with the firmware version numbers S711USQS3CXD2 and G781VSQSDHXD2. The April 2024 update brings some security-related enhancements for the devices. It is expected that unlocked units of these devices may also get the update in the next few days.

If you are a fan of the One UI features, don’t be too excited; the latest update for the Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S23 FE doesn’t bring any significant features for the devices. But if you are one of those users who always worries about the security of personal data, then you should update your device to the latest version.

The April 2024 update offers the most recent security patch, incorporating numerous security improvements to safeguard your Galaxy device from various potentially harmful external threats. So, if you are concerned about your data, it is necessary 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.


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