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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE started receiving One UI 6.1 update in the USA

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Samsung has started expanding the One UI 6.1 update in the third phase for the older devices. Initially, it has rolled out the update for several Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S22Galaxy S21Galaxy Z Fold 4Galaxy Z Flip 4Galaxy Z Flip 3, and Galaxy Z Fold 3. However, the company hasn’t brought the update for the FE edition of the devices at the time. Fortunately, Galaxy S21 FE users also get a taste of One UI 6.1 features in the US.

Carrier-Locked Galaxy S21 FE gets One UI 6.1 update in the US

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is spotted receiving the update for the locked version in the US. More specifically, the update arrives on some carriers, including T-Mobile, MetroPCS, US Cellular, and Dish Wireless, with two different models with firmware version numbers G990USQUAGXDG and G990U2SQU8GXDE.

One UI 6.1 update without any Galaxy AI features

Samsung has brought the One 6.1 update with several features that offer customization related to the lock screen, alarm, calendar, and many more for the Galaxy S21 FE, but it hasn’t introduced the revolutionary innovations with the absence of Galaxy AI features, which has leveled up the user expertise in the field of providing convenience for the users. Even the Circle to Search feature available in the main Galaxy S21 series has not arrived for the fan edition.

Installation

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (locked) users in the US can now update the device to the latest version by following these steps: First, go to the settings, then tap on the software update menu. If it shows a new update available, tap on the download button. If the update hasn’t arrived on your device, don’t worry; it will be soon available for you.

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One UI 6.1 Changelog for Galaxy S21 FE

Create epic images

Effortlessly enhance your photos
Get special AI recommendations for enhancing your photos and videos. You’ll find options for adding star trails, colorizing, and more. Suggestions appear when you tap the i button in Gallery.

Copy and paste from one image to another
Add a missing element to your picture. Just clip an object from an image in Gallery, then go to the image where you want to paste it and choose Paste from clipboard in the More options menu.

More accurate image clipping
Get exactly the area you need to clip without any unwanted parts. When you clip an image in Gallery, you have the option of editing the selected area before you save it so you can get your selection just right.

Improved Gallery search
The search screen has been redesigned to make it easier to use. Results are now categorized by type, such as people, places, albums, or stories. 

Change playback speed
More videos now support changing the playback speed when you edit a video in Gallery. You can make your video play faster or slower in a specific section that you select or for the entire video.

Edit videos on multiple devices
You can now continue your edits on your phone, tablet, or PC. Export your Studio projects to a file that can be opened on other Galaxy devices.

Customize your Galaxy

New wallpaper editing features
Decorate your wallpaper however you like. When you select an image to use as your wallpaper, you can now apply frames and effects. When your wallpaper includes a person or animal, you can apply depth effects to make the subject stand out from the background.

More widgets for your Lock screen
Additional widgets are available for your Lock screen so you can quickly check useful information without unlocking your phone. The new widgets include Weather, Samsung Health, Battery, Reminder, Calendar, and Clock.

Customize alarm alerts
Use an image, video, or AR emoji to create your own custom alert screens for each alarm. You can even change the layout of where the alarm information appears on the screen.

More stickers to personalize your calendar
You can now add up to 2 stickers for each date on your calendar. Stickers for events are now shown next to the event name in Month view. 

Revamped Calendar settings
Calendar settings have been reorganized to be more intuitive. You can also set background colors and images for full-screen calendar alerts.

Customize reminder alerts
Create the right background for each of your reminders. You can now set colors and background images for full-screen reminder alerts.

Do more with reminder categories
You can now choose a representative icon for each reminder category. You can also pin categories you use frequently to the top of the category list.

Turn modes on or off from the Home screen
Turn modes on and off more quickly than before. The new Mode widget lets you add modes directly to your Home screen.

Reorder your modes
You can now change the order that modes are listed on the Modes tab in Modes and Routines.

New routine conditions
You can now start a routine when an alarm of your choice starts ringing or when Smart View connects or disconnects.

Relumino outline
Turn on Relumino outline in Accessibility settings to highlight the outlines of objects in images and videos to make them easier to distinguish for people with low vision.

Connect and share

Share with more devices
Quick Share has merged with Google’s Nearby Share. In addition to Galaxy devices, you can now share with other Android devices even without an internet connection. 

Locate your devices
The new Samsung Find app lets you see where all your Galaxy devices are on a map any time. If you lose a device, additional features are available to help you find the device and protect your data.

Share your location with others
With Samsung Find, you can share your location with family, friends, or anyone that you trust. Share for a limited time or all the time. You’re always in control of who can see your location.

Sync Internet tab groups with other devices
Easily pick up where you left off during your last browsing session no matter which device you were using. Tab groups that you create on one device will appear in Samsung Internet on other Galaxy devices signed in to your Samsung account.

Protect your data

Enhanced data protection in Samsung Cloud
Rest assured that no one can access your data but you, even if there’s a data breach. You can turn on end-to-end encryption for data that’s synced with Samsung Cloud.

Fast and secure sign-ins with passkeys
Passkeys provide more security for web sign-ins without the need to remember complicated passwords. Use passkeys to sign in to supported websites with biometric authentication in Samsung Internet.

Manage your health

Enhanced exercise experience
Compete against your past running results in Samsung Health to try to beat your previous time. You can also crop exercises after you finish to remove any unnecessary time at the beginning or end.

More options for daily activity targets
You now have more options for setting your daily activity targets in Samsung Health. If a step goal doesn’t work for you, you can change to floors climbed or active hours instead.

Improved cycle tracking
When you record your physical symptoms and moods, options you’ve used frequently in the past will appear at the top of the screen. You can also now set custom moods if the default options don’t match how you’re feeling.

Even more improvements

More information in the Weather widget
The weather widget will let you know when severe thunderstorms, snowfall, or other precipitation is on the forecast in your local area.

Voice input without leaving the keyboard
The keyboard now remains visible while using voice input so you can easily switch back to typing whenever you need to. Tap the mic button at the bottom of the screen to enter text using your voice at any time while using the keyboard.

Open all minimized apps at once
A new button lets you reopen all of the minimized apps at once when you have more than one pop-up window minimized.

Google search suggestions in Finder
When you search using Finder, you’ll also get suggested web searches from Google.

More ways to protect your battery
Choose from 3 different protection options to help extend your battery’s lifespan. Basic protection keeps your charge between 95% and 100%. Adaptive protection pauses charging while you’re asleep and finishes charging just before you wake up. You can also choose to limit the maximum charge to 80% for maximum protection.


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Galaxy S24 Series started getting June 2024 update in India

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Samsung has started rolling out the June 2024 security patch with the Galaxy S24 series device, then expanded it to more devices, but it is worth noticing that, due to the server limitation, the company hasn’t provided the update to all the units available across the world. The update is now available for the Indian units.

Samsung Galaxy S24, S24+, S24 Ultra gets a June 2024 update in India

Samsung has rolled out the June 2024 security patch for the Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24+, and Galaxy S24 Ultra with the firmware version numbers S921BXXS2AXED, S926BXXS2AXED, and S928BXXS2AXED, respectively. With the latest update, users will see security related to the enhancement, which will strengthen the security of the device.

Going into the details, Samsung has already published full details about the patch, where it has mentioned that the June 2024 update will bring nearly 60 patches, whereas Google has included 37 patches. Along with this, the Korean giant has also added 22 more patches. As far as the differences between these patches are concerned, Google‘s patches are applied to all Android devices, but Samsung has exclusively rolled out some patches for Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the update may also provide some more improvements that will enhance the overall performance and stability of the device, so if you want to get rid of the issue, then you should keep your device up-to-date.

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Samsung Releases June 2024 Security Patch for Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 in the USA

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Last week, Verizon locked units of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 have already received the June 2024 security patch update in the US. Now the update is available on more carriers as well as the update is also available for the unlocked units.

Notably, with the latest development, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are spotted getting new updates with the firmware version numbers F926USQS6IXF2 and F711USQS7IXF2, respectively. The update is now live on T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Comcast, and Spectrum Mobile. In the latest update, you will not see any significant changes but a security patch. This update will improve the overall security of the devices.

Meanwhile, the unlocked units of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 can be verified via these firmware version numbers, F926U1UES6IXF1 and F711U1UES7IXF1, respectively.

In simple words, the June 2024 update is part of Google’s maintenance program, which aims to resolve issues regarding the vulnerability of device security. So if you want to stay protected against external threats, then you should always keep your device up-to-date.

Moreover, the update may also enhance the performance and stability of the device, so if you’re having any issues while using any functionality on your device, you should update your device to the latest version to get rid of those issues.

If you are using any unit of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 or Galaxy Z Flip 3 in the US, then you should start getting new update notifications, but if you don’t receive any new notifications, you can check the new update via system settings. 

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Galaxy A53 gets June 2024 security update in Europe

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Samsung has introduced the June 2024 security update to many Galaxy devices belonging to different series, including the Galaxy Z and Galaxy S series. Now that it has started rolling out the update for the Galaxy A series devices, the company has initiated the distribution of the Galaxy A53 devices.

The Galaxy A53 gets a June 2024 update in Europe

The Galaxy A53 has started getting a new update in Europe with the firmware version number A536BXXSAEXF1. According to the changelog, the latest update for the device will improve security. It means you will not get any significant changes for the device; it will only bring some new features for the device. 

Going into details, the update brings fixes for more than 50 security vulnerabilities found in the software since the last update. Here,  Google has applied 37 patches, and to the satisfaction of customers, Samsung has also added 22 more patches that improve the overall security of the devices.

However, sometimes the security updates also bring new changes to the software, which make improvements to the function and eradicate those issues. If you are using the device in Europe, then you should start receiving new updates, but if you haven’t received the update yet, then wait for some time until the update reaches your device.

For your information, the Galaxy A53 made its debut in the market back in 2022, and it came with Android 12 pre-installed. Later, it received two more major updates in the form of Android 13 and Android 14. Following the software update policy, the device will get one more security patch update. 

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