Samsung March 2022 update rolling out to Galaxy phones

Samsung is currently rolling out the latest March 2022 Android security update, including One UI 4.1 for select devices, to its massive lineup of Galaxy devices.

Samsung March 2022 security update – what’s new

As is usually the case, the first Samsung Galaxy phones to receive the March update did so even before the start of March, with the patch arriving on February 25. According to Google’s official security bulletin, the patch includes fixes for 19 issues.

Meanwhile, Samsung’s own patch notes (via SamMobile) – which also lists some of the many improvements specific to Galaxy devices – show that the March 2022 patch includes 50 security fixes, 29 of which are labeled as “high ” and two labeled “critical”. .” Google’s description of one of the “critical” issues indicates that a flaw in the Android system could give an attacker increased privileges on your phone without you having to press anything.

For some of Samsung’s older devices, including the Galaxy Note 20, the March update also includes the upgrade to One UI 4.1, which debuted on the Galaxy S22 and Tab S8. Among the changes in One UI 4.1, you can find an upgraded expert camera, an “Object Eraser” in the Gallery app, and “Live Sharing” in Google Duo.

Samsung’s own device patch notes only include one line of information about the Galaxy S22 phones.

  • Improved overall feature stability.

However, a second update is also rolling out to the Galaxy S22 series this month to address issues with the game optimization service (more on that below). Here are the patch notes for this minor update:

  • By performing this software update, your device:
    – does not limit CPU/GPU performance during the early stages of gameplay
    * maintain a performance management feature based on device temperature
    – provide “alternate game performance management mode” in Game Booster
    – allow third-party apps to bypass game optimization service
  • Camera stability has been improved.
  • The overall stability of your device has been improved.
  • The security of your device has been improved.

Devices with Samsung March 2022 security update

This list will include a note indicating where the update first launched and if it is also available in the United States. As usual, the latest additions will be marked in bold.

Galaxy S series

This month’s security update cycle kicked off with the Galaxy S22 on February 25 – the day the phone launched – with the patch said to improve display issues reported by some early adopters of Samsung’s flagship. . The patch was rolled out more widely, including to Snapdragon variants of the Galaxy S22, on March 7, but didn’t hit the US until March 18.

Then on March 11, Samsung started rolling out the Galaxy S10 Lite update, followed very soon after by 2018’s Galaxy S9. The following week, on March 14, Samsung updated the Galaxy S21 series from last year to the new version, with the more affordable Galaxy S21 FE receiving its One UI 4.1 update on March 20.

On March 22, Samsung rolled out the One UI 4.1 update to the full Galaxy S10 lineup, including the low-end S10e and the S10 5G upgrade. On the same day, the Galaxy S20 series devices were also updated, with the Galaxy S20 FE being a few days behind.

Samsung is also reportedly rolling out a second Galaxy S22 series March patch to disable game optimization service. This service actually slows down your phone’s maximum performance while playing games to keep temperatures down and preserve battery life drums. However, it has recently become the center of controversy with many people calling for its removal. For all other devices getting an upgrade to One UI 4.1, this same patch is also included.

  • Galaxy S22 – S90xBXXU1AVBF / S90xEXXU1AVBF (first released in Germany)
    • Note: A second patch (S90xxXXu1AVC6) is also available in Europe and Asia.
    • WE: Available for locked and unlocked devices.
  • Galaxy S21 FE — G990USQU2CVC3 (first released in the US)
    • United States: Available for carrier-locked devices.
  • Galaxy S21 – G99xU1UES5BVC1 (released first in the US)
    • WE: Available for locked and unlocked devices.
  • Galaxy S20 FE 5G – G781BXXU4FVC2 (first released in Poland)
  • Galaxy S20 / S20+ / S20 Ultra – G98xNKSU1GVC3 (first released in South Korea)
  • Galaxy S10 5G — G977BXXUBHVC6 (first release in Switzerland)
  • Galaxy S10 / S10+ / S10e — G97xFXXUEHVC6 (First release in Switzerland)
  • Galaxy S10 Lite – G770FXXS6FVB7 (released first in Spain)
  • Galaxy S9/S9+ – G96xFXXUHFVB4 (First released in Germany)

Galaxy Z Foldables

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3

In recent years, Samsung has emerged as the biggest name in foldable smartphones, with its Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip series spanning two distinct markets for the burgeoning technology. Galaxy Z Flip allows your phone to be more compact when not in use, while Z Fold is ready to unfold into a tablet-like experience. For some of the Galaxy Z foldables, the March update includes One UI 4.1, bringing a host of new features, including some for larger screen devices.

One UI 4.1 debuted on the Z series foldable lineup from March 15, along with the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3. The Galaxy Z Flip and Z Flip 5G are in a puzzling situation this month here, with some regions seeing a single March update while others received a full One UI 4.1 update.

Things continued to be hit or miss for One UI 4.1 on foldables this month, with the Galaxy Z Fold 2 only getting the major software update in South Korea so far, while US devices haven’t. have received only the security patch. Meanwhile, the original Galaxy Fold and Fold 5G received both the patch and One UI 4.1 without issue.

getting a standalone security update on March 25, while the original Galaxy Fold picked up the security update and One UI 4.1 simultaneously.

  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 – F926NKSU1CVC5 (first released in South Korea)
    • WE: Available on carrier-locked devices.
  • Galaxy ZFlip 3 – F711NKSU2CVC5 (first released in South Korea)
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 – F916NKSU1FVC5 (first released in South Korea)
    • United States: Available on unlocked devices.
  • Galaxy ZFlip 5G — F707BXXU6GVC2 (first release in Switzerland)
  • Galaxy Z Flip – F700FXXU8GVC2 (first released in Italy)
  • Galaxy Fold — F90xxXXU6HVC6 (first release in France)

Galaxy Note series

samsung galaxy note 20 ultra

In recent years, Samsung has abandoned the dedicated Galaxy Note series, opting instead to implement the signature S Pen features in the Galaxy S series. That said, Samsung is not abandoning those who have purchased a Galaxy Note phone, because updates are always rolled out quickly and regularly.

To that end, the Galaxy Note 20 was the first device to get an upgrade to One UI 4.1, following its debut on the Galaxy S22 and Tab S8 series. On the 22nd, the Galaxy Note 10 got this same update.

  • Galaxy Note 20 / 20+ / 20 Ultra — N98xFXXU3FVC5 (First released in Switzerland)
    • WE: Available on carrier-locked devices.
  • Galaxy Note 10/10+ — N97xFXXU7HVC6 (First release in Switzerland)

Galaxy Tab Series

In addition to their wide range of phones for all budgets, Samsung is also the leader in Android tablets, offering both high-end and mid-range options. Although they are generally not updated as frequently as smartphones, these tablets still receive security updates approximately once every three months.

On March 18, Samsung began rolling out updates for the Galaxy Tab S7 and the more affordable Galaxy Tab S7 FE in various parts of Europe. The previous year’s Galaxy Tab S6 Lite was next, picking up the March 21st update.

  • Galaxy Tab S7 — T875XXS2CVC4 (first released in Europe)
  • Galaxy Tab S7 FE — T736BXXU1BVC2 (first UK release)
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite — P615XXU4EVC5 (first release in France)

Galaxy A and other affordable series

Samsung Galaxy A52 on update screen

One of the main advantages of Samsung’s low-end and mid-range Galaxy line of devices, which essentially sets them apart from all other affordable Androids except the Google Pixel A series, is that they receive regular updates. This is especially true for the Galaxy A series, but other affordable options like the Galaxy M and F series are no strangers to fixes.

The Galaxy A52 was one of the first Samsung devices to receive this month’s update, with customers in South America and elsewhere seeing the patch on March 11. This phone’s “s” upgrade, the Galaxy A52s 5G, was right behind with an update in March. 15. The middle child of this confusing lineup, the Galaxy A52 5G, also marked the first affordable Samsung device to get the One UI 4.1 update.

The uniquely styled Galaxy A12 from earlier this year, with its teardrop notch, picked up its latest update on March 16, but only in Hong Kong for now. Samsung also rolled out the update to the Galaxy A41 the following day. The sequel to that phone, the Galaxy A42 5G, upgraded to One UI 4.1 on March 24.

While many device owners have been eagerly awaiting the slight boost of One UI 4.1, there are still a number of supported phones that have yet to receive the One UI 4.0 update with Android 12. As of March 24, the Galaxy A90 5G was one of those phones, but luckily that has been fixed. The Galaxy A71, on the other hand, also received the March update the next day, but remained on Android 11.

Side-by-side updates for the Galaxy A02 and Galaxy A13 arrived on March 25, though neither updated to One UI 4.1. Later that same day, the Galaxy M52 became the first in the Galaxy M series to get the One UI 4.1 update, but with a surprisingly large patch size of around 2.5 GB. Xcover 5 also received an update on the 25th, although it’s still on Android 11.

  • Galaxy A90 5G – A908NKSU4EVC1 (first released in South Korea)
  • Galaxy A71 – A715FXXS8BVC1 (first released in Spain)
  • Galaxy A52s 5G — A528BXXS1BVC2 (released first in Europe)
  • Galaxy A52 5G — A526BXXU1CVC4 (First release in Europe)
  • Galaxy A52 — A525xUBS4BVB2 (first released in South America)
  • Galaxy A42 5G – A426BXXU3DVC2 (first released in Italy)
  • Galaxy A41 — A415FXXS1CVC1 (First release in Switzerland)
  • Galaxy A13 — A135xXXU1AVC6 (First released in Europe)
  • Galaxy A12 — A125FZHS2BVC2 (first released in Hong Kong)
  • Galaxy A02s — A025xXXS4BVC2 (released first in Europe)
  • Galaxy M52 5G – M526BXXU1BVC6 (first released in India)
  • Galaxy Xcover 5 — G525FXXU5AVC1 (first release in Europe)

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