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Samsung Galaxy S20, S21, and S22 phones start getting August 2022 security patch

Samsung continues its prompt delivery of patches.

Published onJuly 29, 2022

Samsung Galaxy S22 Bora Purple In Hand
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  • Samsung has begun rolling out its August 2022 security updates in parts of Europe.
  • The Galaxy S20, S20, and S22 phones are the first to receive the updates.
  • More markets will receive the patch over the coming days and weeks.

Samsung continues to keep its promises when it comes to timely updates. As of this writing, it’s only July 29, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung from beginning to roll out the August 2022 security updates early. According to Android Police the update has hit lucky owners of the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S21, or Galaxy S22 phones in Germany. Other markets will likely be getting the same updates soon.

According to the changelog, there don’t appear to be any new features or improvements in this update. It’s mostly to improve the phone’s security, along with the vague statement, “Overall stability of functions improved”.

Depending on your wireless carrier’s timetable, it may be a few weeks before this OTA update is available for every smartphone that’s currently supported by Samsung. If you believe the update is available in your region, you can just tap on the Settings app on your Samsung phone, then select Software update, and finally, tap on the Download and install selection. If the update is available it should download it quickly. If not, you can simply wait until your carrier sends a notification to your phone stating the update is ready.

It’s great to see Samsung being proactive with updates, besting even Google from time to time. After all, this is the gold standard we’d really like to see from all Android phone makers.