Samsung has started rolling out the latest September 2023 security update for the Galaxy Fold4 and Fold5. This update brings important security patches as well as potential bug fixes and optimizations.
However, some users are reporting issues after installing the update on their Fold devices.
Update Brings Vital Security Fixes
The September update for Fold4 and Fold5 contains over 30 vital security patches. These address vulnerabilities that could allow remote execution of code and escalation of privileges. Updating Fold devices is highly recommended to protect against potential hacking or data theft.
UI Update Coming Soon?
One user pointed out that last year around this time, Samsung also rolled out the UI update, perhaps it might be coming in October.
They usually do this time of year last year they released the one ui 5 beta in October, so hopefully, they do it this year again
Steps to Install the Latest Update
To manually check for and install the September update:
- Open Settings on your Fold4 or Fold5.
- Navigate to Software Update.
- Tap “Download and install” to get the latest security patch.
The update will download and prompt you to install it. Be sure to connect to WiFi and have over 50% battery charge before starting the installation process.
Beware Update Issues Like Factory Resets
However, some Galaxy Fold users on Reddit are reporting serious issues after applying the September patch. One user shared their experience of the Fold4 kept rejecting their password and eventually factory reset.
If you experience a similar factory reset issue, you may have to perform a hard reset on the device by booting into recovery mode. This will fully wipe the phone, so be sure your data is backed up. Avoid updating if you have critical information stored locally on your Fold.
For less severe software glitches after updating, try rebooting your phone or clearing the cache partition. Going forward, it’s best to wait a few days before applying new security patches to see if major bugs are reported. Be cautious when updating foldable devices and use Samsung’s rescue options if anything goes wrong.