Samsung has earned a reputation as one of the best Android device manufacturers in terms of releasing updates in a timely manner. The latest September 2022 security update has started rolling out for Samsung Galaxy phones and other tablets.
Samsung September 2022 Security Update – What’s New?
Far from 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 with a “high” severity, abused a feature of Samsung Knox “to cause a permanent local denial of connection 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
Lately, Samsung tends to roll out updates to its phones from newest to oldest, giving more priority to high-end devices like the Galaxy S and Galaxy Z foldable devices. Over the coming weeks, the September update will surely arrive for more devices in the vast Galaxy lineup.
Galaxy S22 / S22+ / S22 Ultra
Galaxy S21 / S21+ / S21 Ultra
Galaxy S21 FE
Galaxy S20 FE 5G
Galaxy S20 FE LTE
Galaxy S10 Lite
Galaxy Z Fold 3
Galaxy Z Flip 3
Galaxy Z Flip 5G
Galaxy Z Flip
Galaxy Note 20 / Note 20 Ultra
Galaxy A53 5G
Galaxy A52s 5G
Galaxy A33 5G
How to check if you have the latest Android version on your Galaxy device
If your device was already scheduled to be updated, but the patch didn’t reach you in person, you can try to update manually. Simply open the Settings app, tap on Software Update, and choose Download and Install.