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LTE Galaxy Watches Get Access to Latest Wear OS 4 and One UI 5 Watch Features

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After introducing the One UI Watch 5 for the LTE variant of Galaxy watches to the Korean market, Samsung is now expanding it to more countries. It is worth noting that previously it was only available for Bluetooth models. With the latest update, Galaxy watches will get several new enhancements to their existing functionalities.

One UI Watch 5 enhances the user experience

One UI Watch 5 is the latest skin upgrade for the Galaxy watches. It brings several new enhancements and improvements in many internal functions, including watch faces and tiles, Samsung Health, Backup, and Restore. Additionally, it also brings some fresh features, like dict text with the home button, now that you can use multiple timers at once, and device care improvements.

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It is worth noticing that Samsung initially introduced the One UI 5 watch to the Galaxy Watch LTE variants, which are available in South Korea, but as we discussed in the earlier article about the possible reason, the company is now expanding the update to more countries. The company has rolled out the update to some more countries, including the US, India, and several European countries.

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If you have any model of the Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch 5, you will get the new update through the new OTA. If you belong to any European country, you can identify the update R8**FXXU1BWH3 for the Galaxy Watch 4 and R9**FXXU1BWH3 for the Galaxy Watch 5. Meanwhile, these watches also received an update in the US on several carriers, including AT&T and Verizon.

One UI 5 Watch and Wear OS 4 Changelog

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 Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4 and Galaxy A53 receiving April 2024 update on more US carriers

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Samsung has already rolled out the April 2024 security patch update to the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy A53 in the US, but the update was available for limited users. Now the update is available on more carriers.

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 devices are spotted getting new updates on several carriers, including MetroPCS, Comcast, and Spectrum Mobile. Users can identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers F936USQS4EXD1 and F721USQS4EXD1

Meanwhile, the Galaxy A53 is getting the firmware update with the firmware version number A536USQS9DXDA. It has been spotted on two carriers, including T-Mobile and MetroPCS, and is expected to be available on more carriers in the next few days.

The April 2024 update brings the latest security patches for the Galaxy devices. Going into details, the update has brought more than 40 fixes, and Google has added 27 patches that will improve the security of the Android OS. Meanwhile, Samsung has also added 17 more patches, which will exclusively bring more improvements for Galaxy devices.

If you are having issues while using your device in the last version, then you should update your device to the latest version. To do that, you just need to go to the software update menu through the system settings.


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Samsung expands the April 2024 Security update for Galaxy Note 20 Series in Europe

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series devices were the last contenders in their lineup, but the company has stopped working to bring new phones under the Note series. It has already been four years since the device was released, but the company is still providing new updates. The Galaxy Note 20 series will receive an April 2024 security patch, according to the latest development.

Earlier, the April 2024 update for the Galaxy Note 20 was spotted in some countries, including the US and Brazil. The company has now expanded into the European market as well. Users who own the LTE units of the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra can identify the latest update with these firmware version numbers: N980FXXSAHXD1 and N985FXXSAHXD1.

Meanwhile, the 5G variants of the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 are receiving the update with the firmware version numbers N981BXXSAHXD1 and N981BXXSAHXD1, respectively. As of writing, the update has been spotted in Germany and France, and it is expected that the update will soon be available in more countries in the next few days.

For your information, the April 2024 security patch update will not bring any new features, but it will provide some internal improvements for the system that could enhance the performance and stability of the devices. In a nutshell, the update has provided more than 40 fixes, with Google adding 27 fixes and Samsung adding 17 more, which will provide some extra security improvements for the Galaxy devices exclusively.

Moreover, the update may also provide some improvements that will level up the performance of your Galaxy device. To check the update, go to the system software update, and if you don’t receive it, you have to wait some more time. 


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European units of Galaxy S20 FE started getting April 2024 security update

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Recently, Samsung distributed the April 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy S20 FE devices, but it was limited to some Asian countries. Now, the company has begun expanding the same update to the devices’ European units.

Notably, the Galaxy S20 FE is spotted getting the April 2024 security patch in the Czech Republic, carrying the firmware version number G781BXXSAHXC6. The update is coming in a standard software package of 280 MB. It is expected that the update will be available in more countries in the next few days.

The April 2024 security patch is a part of the Android maintenance program that aims to provide solutions or fixes for issues related to security. This is a Google-owned program that aims to strengthen the security mechanisms of devices.

For your information, with the April 2024 security patch update, users will get a refreshed security enhancement for the devices. Going into the details, the latest security patch will provide more than 40 fixes. Google has added 27 fixes, which provide improvements for the Android OS security. Along with this, Samsung has also added 17 more patches, which will provide some extra engagement for the security of the device.

The April 2024 security patch may also provide some extra improvements, which will enhance the performance and stability of the devices. If you are facing any issues while using the device, then you should try the latest update.

If you are using the Galaxy S20 FE device in Europe, then you should start getting a new update on your device. If you received the notification, tap on it, which will redirect you to the software update page. Here, hit on the download option, which will start the process and install the update automatically.


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