Samsung Galaxy Fold users are getting a neat free security upgrade

The original foldable phone is still getting better!

The Samsung Galaxy Fold in three colours on a white background
(Image credit: Samsung)

Foldable phones have come a long way of late. The market is now saturated with a whole host of great options – from book-style devices like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Google Pixel Fold, to flip phones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra.

The original Samsung Galaxy Fold – arguably the first time this technology really hit the mainstream – was unveiled four years ago. And while it may be a dinosaur in tech terms, it's still got a lot to offer.

If you're still using an OG Galaxy Fold, I have two things to say. First, respect – that's some dedication. Second, there's a new security upgrade for your beloved piece of history.

Yes, despite it's age, the Galaxy Fold is still receiving security patches. That's expected to continue until next year, when the device turns five and starts to consider technological retirement.

The same can't be said for software updates, sadly. Those ended on Android 12, which the device will continue to run for the rest of its life. But it's still pretty impressive, and makes a compelling case for continuing to use the device.

There's no details on exactly what has changed on the security front. These things always tend to be sparse, but it's the same patch all Android 12 devices will get.

Users can access the update by heading to Settings, tapping Software Update and hitting Download and Install.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.