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Samsung serves One UI 5.1.1 for Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G in Canada: Check new features



Samsung has updated several Galaxy devices with One UI 5.1.1 and the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is also one of them, but due to the limitations of the server, the company hasn’t expanded the update to all the regions, so now the remaining devices are getting a new update.

Notably, One UI 5.1.1 is rolling out on the Galaxy Z Fold 2 in Canada. Users who own the device can identify the update by the firmware version number F916WVLU4KWH7. The latest update is also coming with a new security patch in the form of an August 2023 update.

OneUI 5.1.1 brings a lot of new features

One UI 5.1.1 is the latest update that comes with a lot of new enhancements under different system-level apps, including Taskbar, Flex mode, Quick Share, Samsung Health, Camera, Gallery, and many more.

The update also brought some more new features, like drag and drop with two hands. It works exactly like a PC, where you use the cursor to move the file to another folder by drag and drop, and now you can do the exact same thing with your hands. Now you can continue to use your device while charging another device wirelessly. Similar to these, there are many other features that came with the new update.

The One UII 5.1.1 is now live for the Canadian units of Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphones. Users should start getting notifications regarding the update availability, but in case you don’t get the update notification yet, you can also manually check it by going to the system software settings from the main system settings.

One UI 5.1.1 Update Changelog:


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




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




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




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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