If you own a new Samsung flagship phone, such as the Galaxy S10, then it’s worth checking for the most recent update from the firm. The June 2020 security patch is being rolled out across the globe and includes vital fixes with some so serious they’ve been deemed critical.
So far it seems Galaxy S10, S20 and Note 10 devices are getting the update although it’s likely that the Galaxy Fold, Galaxy X Flip, Galaxy S9 and Note 9 will all follow as these phones are also part of the monthly security release.
This latest update includes both fixes from Samsung and Google so it’s important to install it to keep your phone safe. To check your device simply head to tap Settings > Software update > Download and install.
In a post on its bulletin page, Samsung said: “At Samsung, we take security and privacy issues very seriously and we are doing our best to respond as quickly as possible.
“Securing your device and maintaining the trust you place in us is our top priority. Monthly and quarterly security updates will include patches for Android OS related security issues released by Google, as well as, patches for Samsung-specific security issues.”
Samsung Galaxy S10 owners should update now
Sadly, if you own a Galaxy S8 you won’t get access to this June patch as these devices were recently switched to quarterly updates.
Until last month, the 2017 flagship received regular monthly updates which help them to stay up to speed with the latest features and security patches. However, with the S8 now three years old it seems Samsung has reached a point where it can no longer continue pushing out these regular upgrades.
From this month, the S8 now joins other devices – such as the Galaxy S7 Active – in getting quarterly security updates.
Although this should still keep your phone relatively safe and secure if you want to be treated to those more regular updates you’ll need to get online and buy a new phone.
Here’s a full list of phones that are still part of the monthly security update schedule.
FOLDABLES • Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Flip
GALAXY S RANGE • Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G
GALAXY NOTE RANGE • Galaxy Note8, Galaxy Note9, Galaxy Note10, Galaxy Note10 5G, Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Note10+ 5G, Galaxy Note10 Lite