samsung phone owners, the August update is starting to rollout to the massive list of devices that Samsung supports. Since we're now talking about 5 years worth of updates for many phones, this list isn't going to shrink any time soon. In fact, it is mostly still growing with the launch of new phones, like the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 that we're all now playing with.
To kickstart the August Samsung update, some of the oldest phones that Samsung still sends monthly updates to are seeing the first builds – the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20, as well as the Galaxy Z Fold 2 are first on the list in the US.
For August, Samsung (through Verizon) is suggesting that this update only “provides the most up to date android security patches on your device.” They aren't mentioning performance improvements or new camera features or modem updates or, really, anything extra. That could be because their focus is instead on pushing out Android 14 and One UI 6 within a couple of months.
The first round of Samsung updates is as follows:
- Galaxy Z Fold 2: F916USQS4JWG8
- Galaxy S20: G981VSQS6HWGC
- Galaxy S20+: G986USQS6HWGC
- Galaxy S20 Ultra: G988USQS6HWGC
- Galaxy S20 FE: G781VSQSAHWG9
- Galaxy Note 20: N981USQS5HWG8
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: N986USQS5HWG8
- Galaxy A53 5g: A536VSQS8CWG8
UPDATE 8/14: The Galaxy S21 series is up next for the August update. All models, including the S21 FE are getting the latest patch., with no notes pointing out anything new. This should just be an update with the the latest security.
- Galaxy S21: G991USQS8EWF1 (?)
- Galaxy S21+: G996USQS8EWF1
- Galaxy S21 Ultra: G998USQS8EWF1
- Galaxy S21 FE: G990USQS8EWG3
- Galaxy S21 FE (2022): G990U2SQS6EWG3
UPDATE 8/15: The Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 are getting their first update today and provides the August patch.
- Galaxy Z Fold 5: F946USQS1AWH3
- Galaxy Z Flip 5: F731USQS1AWH3
UPDATE 8/17: The next series of phones to get the August update includes the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. All of the Galaxy S23 models are not only seeing the latest security patch, they are also getting One UI 5.1.1. Samsung just announced this new software version that first launched on the new Fold 5 and Flip 5. There should be “performance improvements” of some kind too.
- Galaxy S23: S911USQU1AWGH
- Galaxy S23+: S916USQU1AWGH
- Galaxy S23 Ultra: S918USQU1AWGH
To check for updates on your Samsung phone, you'll head into Settings>System updates>Check for system updates.