Samsung's Galaxy S22 series has been in the spotlight lately due to the Android 14 update becoming available through the One UI 6 beta program. However, this update has only been accessible in a limited number of countries, leaving the majority of Galaxy S22 users worldwide still on Android 13 and One UI 5.1, eagerly awaiting the upcoming major software upgrade.
In response to this, Samsung has taken a step to bolster the security of these devices. The United States is the first market to receive the October 2023 security patch for the Galaxy S22, S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra. This update covers both unlocked and carrier-locked units, indicating a widespread rollout.
While this update primarily focuses on security enhancements, it refrains from introducing new features. This aligns with Samsung's strategy of reserving major feature updates for the forthcoming Android 14 and One UI 6.0 releases.
If you own a Galaxy S22 series smartphone in the US, you can access the October update through the device's Settings » Software update menu. Alternatively, users outside the US can expect the same update to reach their devices in the coming days, ensuring a comprehensive security improvement across the Galaxy S22 lineup.