Samsung has made great strides in recent years with its update cadence across the device lineup. With that in mind, here are all the smartphones and tablets that Samsung has updated with the August 2022 security patch.
Samsung Security Update August 2022 – what’s new
Almost all security updates contain a number of important security fixes, most of which contain general Android optimizations, but there are some that are specific to Samsung devices. The Korean company released all the details in their regular Security Update Bulletin, which fixed a number of critical and high-level issues.
The August 2022 security update for Samsung Galaxy devices includes a number of fixes, including fixes for MAC address leaks when connecting to Bluetooth or NFC devices, patching a Knox VPN vulnerability, and fixing an issue where apps could manipulate mobile data when connected to Wi-Fi, and much more. All in all, about 31 vulnerabilities were patched this time, with Google also providing a number of fixes.
In the patch notes of the actual OTA file, some owners see hints that several Galaxy apps have also been updated for select mobile phones, with Samsung Health, Samsung Members and Smart Switch all receiving optimizations.
Devices with the Samsung August 2022 security update
As mentioned, Samsung has really upped its game in terms of updates in recent years. In fact, Samsung even rolled out the August 2022 security update to devices on July 28th. This will no doubt expand to a wide range of mobile phones in the coming days and weeks as more OTA updates become available on the multitude of Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets around the world.
This list includes an indication of where the update first debuted and if it’s also available in the US. The new additions are marked in bold as usual.
Galaxy S series
As the flagship of Samsung’s smartphone endeavors, it should come as no surprise that the Galaxy S series is at the top of the update schedule every month. The latest Galaxy S series devices are often among the very first on Android to receive the latest security patch.
That came true with the August 2022 security update, as the Samsung Galaxy S22 series saw the patch in select regions starting July 28. This patch weighed around 420MB and includes some tweaks to the PenUP application alongside some of Samsung’s core apps, including the Galaxy Wearable application. More impressively, just a few hours later, the Galaxy S21 and S20 series were also updated in the European markets.
- Galaxy S22 / S22+ / S22 Ultra – S901BXXU2AVG6 (first released in Europe)
- Galaxy S21 / S21+ / S21 UItra – G99xBXXU5CVGB (first released in Europe)
- Galaxy S20 / S20+ / S20 Ultra – G98xBXXUEFVG5 (first released in Europe)
Galaxy Note series
The recent release of the Galaxy S22 Ultra essentially puts the final nail in the coffin of the Galaxy Note series. Despite the lack of new hardware since 2020, Samsung continues to release updates for all existing and supported Note phones.
Carrier-locked versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 begin August security, according to SamMobile. This includes the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, but it’s not entirely clear which networks will have the OTA update available at this point. Now it might be time to check if you own a carrier-locked model of the Note 20.
Android 12 and One UI 4.0 mark the final update for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, and as part of Samsung’s four-year support commitment, the duo will continue to receive regular monthly patches through the end of 2023. The August 2022 security update is now rolling out to the penultimate Note series phones in Europe.
- Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10+ — N97xFXXU8HVGA (first published in Switzerland)
- Galaxy Note 20 / Note 20 Ultra – N98xU1UEU2FVG5 (first released in US)
Galaxy Fold series
Arguably the leading light in the Samsung Galaxy range, the Galaxy Fold or Z Fold series has grown tremendously in recent years. While we await more next-gen news, the current flagship Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the first in the lineup to receive the August 2022 security update.
- Galaxy Z Fold 3 – F926BXXU1CVG8 (first released in Europe)
Galaxy Flip series
The Galaxy Flip series is arguably third in the Samsung smartphone rankings, behind the Fold and S lines. We expect to hear more about the fourth generation in the coming weeks, but until then, those with the original Samsung Galaxy Flip 5G will be updated with the August 2022 security patch. Devices in Switzerland are among the first to receive the OTA update, with more expected in the coming days.
Like the Fold 3, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 is the current flagship in its own arena, at least until the Z Flip 4 is unveiled. That means it’s among the first devices to be updated, and the August patch begins rolling out the Flipp smartphone to those in Europe.
- Galaxy Z Flip 5G – F707BXXU6GVG5 (first released in Switzerland)
- Galaxy Z Flip 3 – F711BXXU2CVG8 (first released in Europe)
Galaxy A series
Among Samsung’s product lines, the A-series represents the entry level for most people. Many Galaxy A-series devices have a number of features commonly associated with the flagship tiers, which belies the price tags. The Galaxy A73 represents the “flagship” within the range and as such receives the latest August patch in select Asian regions including Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
- Galaxy A73 — A736BXXU2AVG3 (first released in Asia)
How to search for the latest OTA on your Galaxy device
If your device claims to have already been updated, but the patch hasn’t arrived for you personally, you can try to update manually. Just open the Settings app, tap Software Update, and choose Download and Install.
This article was first published on July 28th and last updated on August 4th.
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