Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 get One UI 6 stable update in the US

Samsung is constantly rolling out the One UI 6 update for Galaxy devices. In the recent wave, the Korean giant has updated several devices irrespective of their price range or availability in different countries, but as you know, the US market is very different as it has some carrier restrictions that make the devices delay getting the updates that are already available in other countries. This is the same happening with the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 smartphones.

Notably, the Galaxy Z Fold 5 has started getting the update on some carriers, including AT&T and US Cellular, for the locked variants. It is coming with the firmware version number F946USQU1BWK9. While the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is getting the same update, it is limited to the locked variants, which carry a different firmware version number, F731USQU1BWK9. This device has also received the update for the unlocked variant with firmware version F731U1QU1BWK9.

The One UI 6 update is the latest significant update for Galaxy devices, as it has brought several new features and improvements that will become part of several existing system-level applications, including Weather, Camera, Gallery, Photo Editor, Calendar, and many more.

The latest update also grabs the new security patch update, which is coming in the form of the November 2023 patch. It will enhance the overall security of the device and protect it from external threats.

If you are using any of the devices, including the Galaxy Z Fold 5 or Galaxy Z Flip 5 in the US, then you can easily update it. Just open the main settings, tap on the software update, and select the download and install button. Now wait until it finishes searching, and if it shows a new update available, then tap on the download button.

  • Renewed phone layout: new control panel, new widgets (new camera and album widgets, weather widgets), revamped font, new emojis, ability to create new stickers directly integrated into the keyboard.
  • Camera: The overall layout of the Camera app has been simplified. The quick settings buttons on the preview screen have been redesigned to make it easier to understand. Now, in the quick settings menu, at the top of the screen, in Photos and Pro mode, there is a button that allows you to quickly change the resolution of the photos you take.
  • New photo editor: improved layout, new Tools menu that makes it easy to find editing functions. The Straighten and Perspective options have been combined in the Transform menu.
  • New Samsung Studio: New Video Editor for media creation. The Studio feature now allows you to create videos by joining those in the gallery, adding text, music, and stickers.
  • Improved security: New privacy dashboard for controlling permission allowed for each app, new Auto-Lock feature that allows you to block installation of unknown apps, turn on security controls, and block commands via USB, the new security dashboard allows you to monitor each individual app.
  • Bixby text call: New Bixby feature, which allows you to transfer an ongoing call to Bixby text call at any time.
  • The new Document and Text Scan feature makes it easier to scan a document by deleting unwanted parts.
  • Samsung Pass: More secure logins with passkeys to access supported apps and websites. Unlike passwords, the passkey is only stored on the device and cannot be disclosed in the event of a breach of the security of the website. Passkeys also protect against phishing attacks because they only work on the website or application where they were registered.

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