Software support is one of the most important things when it comes to mobile technology. The still-fresh Galaxy S22 phones have just gotten the new April 2022 security patch from Samsung. According to Sam Mobile, this is for the carrier-unlocked version of the phones.
The April 2022 security patch tightens security and squashes bugs
Security patches are sometimes easy to ignore because their effects are mostly felt under the hood. While they don’t affect the overall look and feel of the software, they’re extremely important. The April 2022 update has the firmware version number S906USQU1AVCJ, and it’s for the unlocked Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra variants.
If you have one of these devices, you should check to see if you have the update. Go to your system settings and find the System Update section. There, you can search to find the update. If your phone doesn’t find it, you might have to wait a bit for it. Along with the unlocked Galaxy S22 phones, the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 also got the April 2022 security patch.
So, what does this security patch bring?
There are obvious security reinforcements with this new update. First and foremost, this patch fixes 88 security vulnerabilities in the Android 12 software; that’s 88 opportunities to hack your phone crushed. Along with the security aspect of the update, there are also some bug fixes in the software. These bugs may or may not have been seen by Galaxy phone users. Also, there will be general stability improvements to keep the software going smoothly.
Why are security patches important?
While security patches aren’t as exciting as platform upgrades or feature drops, they’re really important. Right now, just about every device out there has security vulnerabilities. Heck, don’t be surprised if your calculator is at risk of being hacked.
To combat this, companies need to constantly deliver updates to your phone to fix possible points of ingress. There are points in the software where a hacker could get into your phone or a virus could slip through. Since hackers and viruses change and grow on a constant basis, companies need to send out updates on a constant basis.
This is why, when a phone loses software support, you’re encouraged to get a more modern phone. Older phones still have a use and purpose, but as time goes on, they become less and less secure. What makes that really bad is that, since this is/was your primary phone, you have a lot of personal stuff on it that you don’t want accessed like bank information or your Google account.