Samsung has earned a reputation as one of the best Android device makers in terms of releasing updates in a timely manner. The latest September 2022 Android security update has started rolling out to Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets.
Samsung September 2022 Security Update – What’s New
Contrary to the usual pattern of releasing updates before the start of the new month, Samsung didn’t start rolling out the September 2022 security patch on Galaxy devices until the day after Google updated its Pixel phones. As always, Samsung has released its separate Security Update Bulletin, which outlines the fixes and improvements included in this month’s patch.
In addition to the 24 security issues included in Google’s Android Security Bulletin, Samsung has patched at least 21 exploits that were exclusive to Galaxy devices. One of the vulnerabilities, marked as “high” severity, abused a feature of Samsung Knox “to cause a permanent local denial of service”.
Other than typical security improvements, the September 2022 update does not appear to include any changes to the functionality of the devices on which it has been released yet.
Devices with the Samsung September 2022 security update
Recently, Samsung has a file relaxed The tendency to roll out updates to its phones from newer to older, with slightly more priority given to high-end devices like Galaxy S and Galaxy Z foldables. Over the coming weeks, the September update will definitely arrive for more devices in the broader Galaxy lineup.
This list will include a note on where the update first appeared and if it’s also available in the US. As usual, the latest additions will be highlighted in bold.
Galaxy S series
Between their premium pricing and mainstream popularity, the Galaxy S series of phones are often among the first to get security updates every month. This focus has also improved since Samsung previously brought exclusive features to the Galaxy S line in recent years.
Samsung kicked off the month by releasing the new update for last year’s flagship phones, the Galaxy S21 series, starting on September 7.
- Galaxy S21 / S21 + / S21 Ultra – G99xBXXS5CVHI (First introduced in Germany)
- Galaxy S20 FE 5G – G781BXXU4FVI1 (First introduced in Europe)
Galaxy Note series
The Galaxy Note line is actually discontinued as of 2021, with the Note 20 generation being the final release of the series. However, many of these devices are still actively supported by Samsung, and receive consistent updates. Notably, this month marks the end of the Galaxy Note 9 updates.
Not surprisingly, the first Galaxy Note to be updated for September was the latest, the Galaxy Note 20, which got the patch on September 7.
- Galaxy Note 20 / Note 20 Ultra – N98xFXXS5FVH7 (First introduced in Europe)
Galaxy A / M / F . series
In addition to the high-end offerings, Samsung also has a wealth of affordable Android phones. Between the mid- to mid-range Galaxy A series and the lower-end options of the Galaxy M and Galaxy F series, Samsung offers surprisingly regular updates even for its less expensive phones.
To this point, on the same day as the Galaxy S21 update, Samsung released an update for the Galaxy A52s 5G.
- Galaxy A52s 5G – A528BZTU1CVH6 (First introduced in Taiwan)
How to check for the latest OTA on your Galaxy device
If your device has already been updated, but the patch did not reach you personally, you can try to update manually. Simply open the Settings app, tap Software Update, and choose Download and Install.
This article was first published on September 7 and was most recently updated on September 7.
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