US Carrier-locked Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 get One UI 6.0 and Android 14 update


The Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 have started getting the One UI 6 update. This is the initial release for the devices, which is available for the locked variants; now it is expected to be available for more units available in different parts of the world.

As of writing, the One UI 6 update for fourth-generation foldables is available for the locked variants affiliated with T-Mobile, MetroPCS, and Verizon networks. Users who own the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 devices can easily identify the latest update by the firmware version numbers F936USQU3EWL1 and F721USQU3EWL1, respectively. It also includes the latest security patch in the form of the December 2023 patch. The unlocked units of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 have already received the update.

Going into details, the One UI 6 and Android 14 are coming with some cool changes. For instance, the Quick Panel has grabbed some new layouts of buttons, and two new widgets are introduced in the form of an insight widget and a custom camera widget. Similar to these, there are a plethora of new features added under several functions, including a camera, gallery, video player, photo editor, calendar, and many more.

Moreover, the latest update is designed to give a boost to enhance the overall performance of Galaxy devices, so if you want to experience that, then you should update your device to the latest firmware.

  • 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.