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Verizon Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 Get New Watch Faces, Tiles, and Features with One UI 5 Watch Update in the US

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Samsung is constantly updating the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 with One UI Watch 5. Initially, the update was limited to the Bluetooth models, but within a few days, the company started updating the LTE variant of these watches.

Verizon Carrier-locked Galaxy Watches are getting Wear OS 4-based One UI 5 Watch

Samsung One UI Watch 5 is now rolled out for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 series in the US. Currently, the update is available for the locked variant of the watches, which are affiliated with Verizon.

One UI 5 Watch Update Version Numbers

  • Galaxy Watch 4
    • 40mm: R865USQU1HWH3
    • 44mm: R875USQU1HWH3
  • Galaxy Watch 4 Classic
    • 42mm: R885USQU1HWH3
    • 46mm: R895USQU1HWH3
  • Galaxy Watch 5
    • 40mm: R905USQU1BWH3
    • 44mm: R915USQU1BWH3
  • Galaxy Watch 5 Pro
    • R925USQU1BWH3

One UI 5 Watch update will enhance the usability of Galaxy watches

The One UI 5 watch is the latest skin that is based on WearOS 4. With the new update, the company has brought some enhancements and features to the existing functionalities, including Watch faces and tiles, Samsung Health, Backup and Restore, and many more.

Moreover, if you update your Galaxy Watch to the latest update, you will get a whole new experience of using your smartwatch. As said earlier, the update is available for the watches that are affiliated with the Verizon network, so if you own any watches, you will get the update for the devices.

New Features of One UI 5 Watch

This software update brings the latest WearOS 4 and One UI 5 updates to your Galaxy Watch5.

Watch faces

  • More watch faces will be available for you to download from the store and can be added to your watch faces selection.

Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification (IHRN)

  • You can turn on the Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification from the Samsung Health app.
  • If an irregular heart rhythm is detected, the watch will display an IHRN notification recommending you take an ECG.

Camera Controller: Quick access

  • When taking a photo or video with the flex mode in your paired Z Flip or Z Fold phone, the watches camera controller icon appears automatically on the watch face, so you can easily take a photo or video from a distance.

Find my phone

  • Finding your phone from your connected watch is now easier. In addition to receiving a ring tone, you can also check the location of the phone from the watch.

SOS

  • If you press the Home button 5 times or a fall is detected, your watch will call an emergency number and send messages to emergency contacts.

Sleep coaching

  • The new Sleep Insights experience prominently displays your sleep score to provide a clearer snapshot of the prior night’s rest, followed by related metrics like sleep phases, snoring hours and blood oxygen levels.
  • Sleep Coaching — tailored around eight different sleep types — also becomes fully accessible directly on your Galaxy Watch as well as a paired phone, making for a more convenient and motivational way for you to track your habits anytime, anywhere.

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April 2024 Update also available for Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 in South Korea

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After introducing the April 2024 security patch to the Galaxy Z Fold 4Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy Z Fold 3 devices, Samsung has now made the April 2024 security patch update live for the Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy S22, and Galaxy S21 smartphones in South Korea. Earlier, the company had already distributed the same update for these smartphones in some regions.

Notably, the Galaxy S23 FE is getting the April 2024 security patch update in South Korea with the firmware version number S711NKSS1BXD5. For the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra, the update is coming with the firmware version numbers S901NKSU3DXD3, S906NKSU3DXD3, and S908NKSU3DXD3, respectively. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra are getting the same update with firmware version numbers G991NKSU4FXD3, G996NKSU4FXD3, and G998NKSU4FXD3, respectively.

The April 2024 update brings new security-related enhancements; as per the documentation, there are more than 40 fixes introduced. Google has included 27 fixes that will resolve issues in the Android OS. Along with this, Samsung has also added 17 patches that will fix the issues found in Galaxy devices exclusively.

Along with this, Samsung has also introduced a mobile ID function for the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S22 users. With this function, users will be able to carry their driving license and national veteran registration card in the Samsung Wallet.

if you are using the Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy S22, or Galaxy S21 device in South Korea. In that case, you can now update to the latest version, April 2024, by going to the software update menu via system settings.


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Samsung Galaxy S23 gets April 2024 security patch in South Korea

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The Samsung Galaxy S23 is one of the flagship smartphones from the Korean giant; it was launched back last year and comes with One UI 5.1 based on Android 13 preinstalled. As per the latest development, the device has already received some significant updates in the form of One UI 6.0 and One UI 6.1 based on Android 14. With the continuation, the device is getting a new security update in the form of the April 2024 patch.

Notably, the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra are getting new updates in South Korea with these firmware version numbers: S911NKSS2CXD5, S916NKSS2CXD5, and S918NKSS2CXD5, respectively. With the latest update, users will get some security-related enhancements.

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. In a nutshell, the latest software will address more than 40 fixes, where Google has added 27 fixes and Samsung has added 17 more fixes exclusively for Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the update is not always limited to security enhancements; it may also provide some more improvements to the internal functions of the devices. As in the last update, the Galaxy S23 has received the One UI 6.1 update. So if you have any problems while using the device after installing the fresh One UI update, you should update your device to the latest version.

If you are using the Galaxy S23 device in South Korea, you can install the latest update by going to the software update menu via system settings. In case you haven’t received any updates yet, wait for some time, as it takes time to reach every unit of the devices.


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Samsung Wallet gets new changes with April 2024 security patch for Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4, and Fold 3 in South Korea

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy Z Fold 3 are getting an April 2024 security patch in South Korea. With the latest update, there will be some new changes for the Samsung wallet as well as enhancements to the overall security of the device.

Users who own the Galaxy Z Flip 4 in South Korea can identify the latest update by the firmware version number, F721NKSU2EXD2. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is getting a new update with the different version number F936NKSU2EXD2. On the other hand the Galaxy Z Fold 3 is receiving the update on firmware version F926NKSU2HXD2.

  • Samsung Wallet supports mobile ID with the April 2024 security patch

Samsung has brought some new changes to its wallet application with the April 2024 security patch, exclusively in South Korea. With the new changes, Samsung Wallet now supports’mobile ID’, which allows users to use their mobile driver’s license and national veterans registration card officially issued by the government anywhere online or offline, just like the actual ID.

Along with this, the company has introduced some new security enhancements that will improve the overall mechanism of the devices. There are more than 40 fixes introduced with the update. From them, Google has introduced 27 fixes. Meanwhile, Samsung has included 17 fixes for Galaxy devices exclusively.

If you want to take advantage of and use the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4, or Galaxy Z Fold 3 to its full potential, you should update your device to the latest version via the software update menu in the system settings. If you haven’t received the update yet, then you have to wait for some time, as it takes time to reach every unit of the devices.


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