Samsung has started rolling out the May 2022 Android security patch to the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S21 series in the US. They follow the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, and the Galaxy Note 20 series in receiving the latest security update stateside.
For the Galaxy Note 10 series, the May SMR (Security Maintenance Release) is currently available to carrier-locked variants on T-Mobile and Sprints networks. The Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G users on other carriers can also expect to receive the update within a few days. The new firmware version for the phones is N97*USQS7HVD1. The unlocked variants of the Galaxy Note 10 trio should join the party soon too.
As of this writing, the 2019 S Pen wielding flagships haven’t received the May SMR outside the US. But it shouldn’t be a too long wait now. The new security update for the Galaxy Note 10 series should reach markets in the coming days.
The Galaxy S21, on the other hand, started picking up this month’s security patch in Europe last week. The rollout has now reached the US market too. The rollout for the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra is also initially limited to the carrier-locked variants. The update is available on most carrier networks and comes with firmware version G99*USQU5CVDB. The unlocked counterparts should also pick up the new SMR in a few days.
In addition to these flagships, Samsung is also now rolling out the new security update to the recently launched Galaxy A33 5G. The mid-ranger hasn’t made it to too many markets so far but the users in some Asian markets including India should be getting the latest SMR now.
Samsung is rapidly rolling out the May security update to its devices
Samsung began rolling out the May SMR to its devices in the last week of April. It has so far seeded the latest security patch to over a dozen Galaxy smartphone and tablet models. The company also last week revealed that this month’s patch contains fixes for around 50 vulnerabilities. These fixes are now reaching mode Samsung devices.
If you’re using any of the aforementioned Galaxy smartphones, you can now be on the lookout for the May security update if you haven’t already received it. You will get a notification once the OTA (over the air) package becomes available for your unit. You can also manually check for updates from the Settings app on your phone.