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Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Software Update

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

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 4

The details:

Release date: 01/05/2024
Android™ Security Patch Level: January 2024
Software Version: UP1A.231005.007.S711USQS1BWL6

What's changing:

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

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 3

The details:

Release date: 12/21/2023
Android Security Patch Level: December 2023
Software Version: UP1A.231005.007.S711USQS1BWL1

What's changing:

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

System Update 2

The details:

Release date: 12/15/2023
Android Security Patch Level: November 2023
Software Version: UP1A.231005.007.S711USQU1BWK6

What's changing:

This software update includes the latest Android OS 14 (U) and One UI 6.0, with improvements to user experience, performance, battery and more.

Quick panel

  • The Quick Settings layout has been updated to enhance usability.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Quick Panel screenshot

Weather Widget

  • A new weather widget was added to provide weather forecasts and insights.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Weather Widget screenshot
  • You can now check the local weather on a map without adding a current location.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Weather Map screenshot

Call

  • Added Bixby text call button to easily switch to text calling. Bixby Text call must first be enabled in Call settings.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Bixby Text Call screenshot OS 14 and One UI 6 Bixby Text Call screenshot

Camera

  • Added separate picture resolution button in Camera quick settings menu. Now you can easily change picture resolution by tapping the 12M button.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Camera Quick Settings screenshot
  • Added separate video size button in Video quick settings menu. Select Video mode and tap the FHD 30 button at top to show more options.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Video Size screenshot
  • Added Custom camera widget to quickly launch Camera with your saved settings. Custom camera can set the camera starting mode and storage path. You can also edit the name for your Custom camera widget using "Title on widget".
OS 14 and One UI 6 Custom Camera Widget screenshot OS 14 and One UI 6 Custom Camera Widget screenshot
OS 14 and One UI 6 Custom Camera Widget screenshot OS 14 and One UI 6 Custom Camera Widget screenshot
  • Added "Swipe up/down to switch cameras" button in Camera settings. This will turn on/off the swipe gesture to switch between selfie and rear cameras.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Camera Settings screenshot

Gallery

  • Added Details button (i) in Gallery to easily view image information. Optional AI enhancements such as "Remaster" and "Object eraser" are added to the Gallery details page for quick editing.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Gallery screenshot OS 14 and One UI 6 Gallery screenshot
  • Save an image as a sticker. Tap an object in an image, then an options menu will appear > Select Save as sticker. Next time you use Photo Editor, the saved sticker will show in your sticker options from Gallery.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Stickers screenshot OS 14 and One UI 6 Stickers screenshot
  • Added a Document scanning option in Gallery. Select the T button in the bottom right corner to start scanning.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Document Scanning screenshot OS 14 and One UI 6 Document Scanning screenshot

Video Player

  • When you pause a video, you can create a sticker from a single frame of video. Tap an object in the image, then an options menu will appear > select Save as sticker. The next time you use Video Editor, you can add this sticker to your videos.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Video Player screenshot OS 14 and One UI 6 Video Player screenshot

Photo Editor

  • Added More menu (3 dots) in the top right corner for easy access. Added AI tools button (first stars editing icon) to quickly use edits/effects.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Photo Editor screenshot OS 14 and One UI 6 Photo Editor screenshot
  • Added Straighten and Perspective options to the image rotation menu, so the image angle and horizontal/vertical correction can be performed at the same time.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Photo Editor screenshot
  • Easily tap or draw around any object you want to keep in the picture. Select AI tools > Lasso > tap or draw the object desired.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Photo Editor screenshot OS 14 and One UI 6 Photo Editor screenshot

Video Studio

  • Video Editor has been renamed to "Video Studio" and can be easily found in the Gallery Menu tab. Select Go to Studio and add Studio to the app screen for easier access.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Video Studio screenshot OS 14 and One UI 6 Video Studio screenshot
  • Easily edit the videos on one screen using the quick editing elements: text, stickers, audio, etc.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Video Studio screenshot OS 14 and One UI 6 Video Studio screenshot

Calendar

  • Easily create recurring events with repeat recommendations for anniversaries, birthdays and other events.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Calendar screenshot
  • Added Schedule view to see a snapshot of events within a period.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Calendar screenshot OS 14 and One UI 6 Calendar screenshot
  • Reminders can now be created directly in Calendar.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Calendar screenshot

Reminder

  • Reminders are now categorized so you can easily view the Reminder by time segment.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Calendar screenshot

Battery and Device Care settings

  • Battery and Device Care settings are now separated in Settings menu for quicker access.
OS 14 and One UI 6 Battery and Care screenshot OS 14 and One UI 6 Battery and Care screenshot
OS 14 and One UI 6 Battery and Care screenshot OS 14 and One UI 6 Battery and Care screenshot

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