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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G UW Software Update

Verizon is pleased to announce a software update for your device. This software update has been tested to optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches.

Before you download:

  • Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network, or make sure it has a strong Verizon wireless network connection.
  • Ensure your battery is fully charged before starting the software update.

System Update 31

The details:

Release date: 11/30/2022
Android™ Security Patch Level: November 2022
Software Version: TP1A.220624.014.G981VSQU3GVK1

What's changing:

This software update brings the latest Android OS 13 and One UI 5, with improvements to user experience, performance, security and privacy..

Samsung Messages

You can now easily delete unwanted emoji pairs with the new delete function. In addition, "Create" text has been added to the "+" create emoji pair function.

Android OS 13 Update Messages screenshot Android OS 13 Update Messages screenshot

Lock Screen

"Touch and hold edit" mode has been added to let you easily edit and customize your lock screen by simply touching and holding on the screen.

  • Touch and hold on the lock screen to enter lock screen edit mode.
  • A "Touch and hold edit" option has also been added to the lock screen settings menu.
Android OS 13 Update Lock Screen screenshot
  • You can now easily change your lock screen wallpaper directly on the lock screen. From the Wallpapers library, various options are now available, including Wallpaper services such as dynamic lock screen.

    To use dynamic lock screen, select Wallpaper in the "Touch and hold edit" mode on your lock screen > Scroll down to "Wallpaper services" > Select the arrow on the right > Select Dynamic Lock screen > select Apply.
Android OS 13 Update Dynamic Lock Screen screenshot Android OS 13 Update Dynamic Lock Screen screenshot
  • You can also change and customize your lock screen clock style.
Android OS 13 Update Dynamic Lock Screen screenshot
  • Edit and customize the notification settings by selecting the preview notifications.
Android OS 13 Update Dynamic Lock Screen screenshot
  • Edit the left and right app shortcut.
Android OS 13 Update Dynamic Lock Screen screenshot
Android OS 13 Update Dynamic Lock Screen screenshot

Settings: Notification Settings

The notification settings have been reorganized so that related menus can be found on one screen.

  • Go to Notifications in the settings menu > select App notification to view the apps list and easily toggle each app's notification on and off.
Android OS 13 Update Notification screenshot

Settings: Do not disturb notification

  • You can now easily add contact exceptions in the Do not disturb notification settings.

    Go to "Do not disturb" under notification settings > select Calls and messages > Select + to add contacts to the exceptions list.
Android OS 13 Update Do Not Disturb screenshot Android OS 13 Update Do Not Disturb screenshot

Gallery

  • Album: For quick access to organize Albums, select + on the top right corner under Gallery > Album. You can choose from the options listed: create an album, create a group, and share an album and auto update an album. A "View all" option has also been added at the top for you to quickly access all your albums.
Android OS 13 Update Gallery screenshot
  • People management has also become easier in the Gallery. When there are people groups that are analyzed as the same person or the same type, you will receive recommendations to integrate them into one group.

Settings: Modes & Routines

  • Bixby Routines has been renamed to Modes and also included on the first page of the settings menu.
    • Under the "Modes" tab, you can utilize different modes to help you focus on your current tasks.
    • Under the "Routines" tab, you can add new routines, discover routines and manage existing routines.
Android OS 13 Update Modes and Routines screenshot Android OS 13 Update Modes and Routines screenshot

Settings: Security and Privacy

  • "Biometrics and security" and "Privacy" have been combined into one menu named "Security and privacy".
Android OS 13 Update Security and Privacy screenshot

Settings: Connected devices

  • Connected devices has been added to the settings menu and grouped with "Connections" settings.
Android OS 13 Update Connected Devices screenshot

Safety and emergency

  • When you press on the lock screen to make an emergency call, the medical information icon has been updated.
Android OS 13 Update Safety and Emergency screenshot Android OS 13 Update Safety and Emergency screenshot
  • With this update you will have options to provide additional medical information. Select Medical info in the "Safety and emergency" settings menu and make the update.
Android OS 13 Update Medical Info screenshot
  • Edit the Emergency SOS settings by selecting Emergency SOS.
Android OS 13 Update Emergency SOS screenshot
  • Send messages to your emergency contacts by selecting Emergency sharing.
Android OS 13 Update Emergency Sharing screenshot
  • The "Show on Lock screen" option has been added for you to add or remove medical information displayed on the lock screen.
Android OS 13 Update Show on Lock Screen screenshot

Home Screen: Widget

  • You can now stack multiple widgets to best utilize the space on your home screen. You can either create stacked widgets by dragging and dropping or you can use the "create widget" option by long pressing one of the widgets you wish to edit.
  • Once the stack widget has been created, you can long press to edit the widget or remove it.
Android OS 13 Update Widget screenshot

Wallpaper

  • The Wallpaper preview screen gives you the option to edit your lock screen and home screen wallpapers. Go to Wallpaper > Select the wallpaper you want > A preview screen will pop up > select Preview to edit the wallpaper.
Android OS 13 Update Wallpaper screenshot
  • When you select a Gallery picture to use as wallpaper, you can now apply Filters.
  • More color options have been added to the color palette of the wallpaper settings. Select “Wallpaper and style” > “Color palette” to view these options.
  • Easily toggle the color palette on/off, or select different color modes by choosing Wallpaper colors or Basic colors.
Android OS 13 Update Color Palette screenshot Android OS 13 Update Color Palette screenshot

Weather Widget

Receive more frequent weather updates through your movement patterns, such as driving, biking, running, or walking. When "Auto refresh on the go" is enabled, there's no need to manually refresh the weather. The refresh button will not be shown on the weather widget.

Go to Weather widget > select it > select the settings menu on the top > turn on "Auto refresh on the go". If you're using this feature for the first time, you'll receive a pop-up notification to give permission. Select Allow to continue or Don't allow to dismiss.

Android OS 13 Update Weather Widget screenshot

Edge panel

  • Edit and All apps icons have been added to the first depth of the Edge panel for easy access. You can find them on the bottom of the Edge panel.
Android OS 13 Update Edge Panel screenshot

Camera

  • Integrated Filters: The Filters and My filters tabs have been integrated into the "Filters" menu to provide you with a simplified experience. You can also create your own filter by selecting the + button.
Android OS 13 Update Camera screenshot
  • Histogram in Pro Video mode: The Histogram button has been moved from quick settings in Pro Video mode to the preview screen directly for easier access while taking videos.
Android OS 13 Update Pro Video Mode screenshot
  • Single take: Single take options have been simplified for content optimization. The max shooting time has been updated to 15secs (10+5secs).
Android OS 13 Update Single Take screenshot
Android OS 13 Update Single Take screenshot
  • Food mode: Tele lens is now supported in Food mode.
Android OS 13 Update Food Mode screenshot
  • Watermark: Watermarks can be added to your pictures. You can find watermarks under Camera settings. Select the settings wheel on top of your camera > turn on watermark settings. You can edit the model name, date and time, font style and alignment.
Android OS 13 Update Watermark screenshot

Photo and Video Editor

  • Color extraction: Provides a better experience when you need to extract the color from an image. Edit a picture > select Draw > choose a pen > on the pop-up color tool box > select the color extraction tool > you'll see a magnifying glass that will help you quickly choose the color.
Android OS 13 Update Color Extraction screenshot
  • Easier video trimming: Provides a video trimming button to easily adjust the beginning and end of the video. Edit the video > trim the video > move the play bar from the beginning or from the end > a trimming button will appear so you can quickly tap and adjust the video.
Android OS 13 Update Video Trimming screenshot

Call

  • Block numbers: Unblock all numbers has been added to settings so you can easily unblock all blocked numbers.

    Go to the Phone App > select the 3 dots option on the top > select Settings > select Block numbers.

    If you have blocked numbers in the list, you'll see a 3 dots option on the top. Select the three dots > you'll see "Unblock all numbers" > select it. You'll receive a pop-up notification to either "Unblock" or "Cancel".
Android OS 13 Update Call screenshot

System Update Instructions

To help you with the software update for your Samsung device, this page contains the following information:

  • Wi-Fi Only Over The Air (OTA) Programming
  • Server-Initiated Software Update Instructions
  • User-Initiated Software Update Instructions
  • Software Update while Roaming

Note: Estimated software download time is 6-10 minutes. Estimated software update time is 6-10 minutes.

User-Initiated Software Update

This process allows a user to navigate through the device options to seek updates.

  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up or down to display all apps, tap Settings > System updates > Check for system updates.
    Note These instructions apply to Standard mode only.
  2. If your device finds a new software update, tap Download now. When complete, a screen will appear advising you that the new version of software is ready to be installed. Tap Install update.
  3. The device will power down and power back on. A screen will appear stating that the installation has been completed. Tap OK.

You've successfully updated your software.

Wi-Fi Only OTA Programming - Wi-Fi Exclusive Update

If Wi-Fi is enabled and your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network, your device will be able to receive and download new software updates.

  1. The download will take place when the device is in Wi-Fi coverage, but coverage does not need to be consistent. You can use multiple Wi-Fi networks and disconnect from/reconnect to Wi-Fi, and the update will continue to download from where it left off until complete.
  2. When the download is complete, you'll receive a notification that there's a new software update available for installation. Tap Install Now to continue with installation. The device will power off and back on and the installation process will begin.

You've successfully updated your software.

Server-Initiated Software Update

You'll be notified on your device that a software update is available.

  1. Select Install now and your device will power off and back on and the installation process will begin. Tap OK to begin the installation.

    Note: If you choose Defer, this will delay installation and you'll be taken back to the Home screen. The software update message will appear periodically until you install the update.
  2. After you've received first notification of the software update, you can manually initiate by going to Home > Applications > Settings > About Device > Software updates. Under System updates, tap Restart & install to install the update. Your device will power off and back on and the installation process will begin.
  3. Once the installation is complete, the device will power off and then back on again.

You've successfully updated your software.

System Update while Roaming

If you're roaming, you won't receive a software update notice. To update, you'll need to either enable Wi-Fi and wait for the update notice to appear or manually update by going to Home > Application > Settings > About device > Software updates.

To enable Wi-Fi:

  1. Go to Settings > Wireless & networks.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi.
  3. To connect to an available Wi-Fi network, select Wi-Fi settings and select an available Wi-Fi network or manually add a Wi-Fi network.

If the software update fails to install, you'll get an error screen. However, this only means the software didn't install properly. The device will power back on with original software and will prompt you again to install the software update.

If you don't have a strong connection to Wi-Fi or the Verizon Wireless network, you may not be able to perform a software update over the air. Instead, you can connect your device to a computer with Internet access. Connect your device to your computer using your USB cable, then download the Software Upgrade Assistant tool to your computer, which will check for software updates and initiate the software update process.

System Update 30

The details:

Release date: 10/19/2022
Android Security Patch Level: October 2022
Software Version: SP1A.210812.016.G981VSQS3FVI7

What's changing:

The current software update provides the most up to date Android security patches on your device.

System Update 29

The details:

Release date: 10/05/2022
Android Security Patch Level: September 2022
Software Version: SP1A.210812.016.G981VSQU3FVZI5

What's changing:

The current software update provides performance improvements and the most up to date Android security patches on your device.

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