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One UI 5.1.1 arrives on Galaxy Note 20, Fold 2, and S21 FE with new features in the US

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Great news for folks who own a Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Fold 2, or Galaxy S21 FE in the United States and got the One UI 5.1.1 update!

One UI 5.1.1 is a fresh update from the big South Korean company for their interface that comes with lots of new stuff, especially for tablets and foldable phones. It first came out last month when Samsung unveiled new foldable phones and Android tablets. After that, they said they’d bring this update to many other phones, and they even shared a plan for when it would arrive in markets and other places.

One UI 5.1.1 rolls out for Galaxy Tab S7 Series and Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G in the US

Now, about a week later than they said, people in the United States are starting to see a message about a new update for their Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra, Z Fold 2, and Galaxy S21 FE. This update is exactly the One UI 5.1.1 we talked about earlier. It also comes with important security fixes from August 2023, which take care of 51 security problems related to Android and 35 security issues connected to One UI.

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The One UI 5.1.1 update is rolling out for carrier-locked Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy S21 FE devices. Its carrier build numbers are N98*USQU5HWH9 for Verizon Galaxy Note 20 Series and F916USQU4KWH7 for Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint Galaxy Z Fold 2. On the other hand, the Verizon Galaxy S21 FE is getting the update on build numbers G990USQU8EWH4 and G990U2SQU6EWH4.

One UI 5.1.1 New Features for Galaxy Note 20 Series

Gallery

  • Added more date/time styles for watermarks.
  • Copy/paste effects.
  • Remaster picture: Added Focus view to highlight individuals.

Samsung Health

  • When paired with Galaxy Watch, Samsung Health now provides upgraded sleep management, including Sleep Score Factors, Sleep Consistency and Sleep Animal Symbols. You can also access Sleep Coaching from your Galaxy Watch to track your progress and stay motivated throughout the day.

Quick Share

  • Added Private Sharing to set time limits and prevent recipients from resharing files.
  • Added Share to contacts to quickly find your contacts and share files.

Device Care

  • Enhanced memory management.
  • Added option to clear app cache.
  • Added Memory resident apps option for managing processes.

Mobile Hotspot

  • Added dashboard for hotspot mobile data usage.
  • Added data limits and time limits for managing hotspot usage.
  • Added one-time password to provide temporary access to hotspot.

One UI 5.1.1 New Features for Galaxy S21 FE

Contacts

  • The Call Background menu has been moved to Contact Details.
    • Select a contact > Select the three dots (More options) > Select Edit call background to change the background of your contact.

Messages

  • When you share an image with the Samsung Messages app, the conversations and contacts tabs are now shown at the top for easy access.

One UI 5.1.1 New Features For Galaxy Z Fold 2

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 has updated these Galaxy devices to July 2024 update [List]

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We are at the ending side of the month, Samsung has already introduced the July 2024 update for the Galaxy devices, informing that the company has started rolling out the update with the Galaxy A55 devices and then expanded to several Galaxy devices belonging to flagship and midrange devices.

Before exploring the list, let’s explore what the new update brings, the July 2024 update is a general security patch update for the devices.

According to the official documentation, the July 2024 security patch update arrived with more than 60 patches whereas Google has included 27 patches which make sure that the device will get improved security.

Along with the Google patches, Samsung has also introduced 33 extra patches which focus exclusively on enhancing the overall functionality and security of the devices. Apart from these, two more patches are applied to the semiconductor chips to eradicate the loopholes.

List of Galaxy devices received the July 2024 update so far

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Samsung Galaxy S24 series
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 series
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 series
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 FE
  • Samsung Galaxy A55
  • Samsung Galaxy A54
  • Samsung Galaxy A54
  • Samsung Galaxy A53
  • Samsung Galaxy A35
  • Samsung Galaxy A34
  • Samsung Galaxy A52s
  • Samsung Galaxy A14 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A13
  • Samsung Galaxy XCover7
  • Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A9

Note: The list contains all the devices which have received the July 2024 patch to at least in one country, so it is possible that the same device user may not got the update in some countries till now, but if the update is already rolled out so it may take a few days to reach your device as well


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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 get July 2024 update in more countries

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Galaxy Z Fold 3

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 have already received the July 2024 security patch update with more expansion. With the latest developments, the company has rolled out the update in more countries.

Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 update firmware details

Samsung is rolling out the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 with firmware version numbers F926BXXS8HXFC and F711BXXS9HXFC, respectively. The update has been spotted in Europe and Asia.

However, the update only focuses on bringing some enhancements to the Galaxy devices. It is expected to bring some more new enhancements for the devices to maintain their performance and stability.

If you are concerned about your security, you should check the latest update by following the simple steps. To do that, just go to the system settings and tap on the software menu option. If it shows a new update available, tap on the download button.

Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 update policy

Samsung introduced the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 back in 2021. These devices are eligible to get at least four years of updates, with three major Android OSs available up to Android 15. They will also get five years of software support in the form of security patch updates.


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Canadian units of Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Note 20 receive July 2024 update

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Galaxy Z Fold 3

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Note 20 are getting a July 2024 security update in Canada. it is worth noticing that the company has already introduced the latest update for the several devicesdevices but in different regions.

Notably, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is getting the July 2024 update with the firmware version number F926WVLS7IXFC. Meanwhile the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra with the firmware N981WVLS8HXFC and N986WVLS8HXFC respectively.

June 2024 update brings security fixes

The July 2024 update is a general Security patch update which will provide some internal enhancement to the working of the devices, along with this the update may also provide some more improvement to the working of the devices.

So in case if you are getting some issues while using the device after installing the last update then you should check out the latest update by going to the software update from the system update. In case, you haven’t received the update yet, then you have to wait for some time as it will take time to reach the units gradually.


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