Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ Update Brings Night Mode Schedule, Wi-Fi Improvements, February Android Security Patch

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Samsung has begun the rollout of a new software update for the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ duo that brings the February 2019 security patch alongside the ability to Program Night Mode and a Few system improvements.

The option to schedule Night Mode was absent in the secure Android 9 Pie update released to your Samsung flagship back in January. Furthermore, the update boosts the equilibrium of Wi-Fi and also brings improvements to NFC and email alongside hand gesture tweaks. The upgrade is now live in Germany and is predicted to reach other regions over the coming weeks.

The users can now either select between the default choice that automatically enables or disables the Night Mode at sunrise and sunset respectively, or they can select to create a personalized schedule to better suit their usage pattern. Aside from reducing the strain on eyes due to lower light exposure, the Night Mode is favorable for the battery also. The update’s rollout was spotted from AllAboutSamsung.

The update is currently being rolled out at a staged mannerPhoto Credit: AllAboutSamsung

As for the Android safety patch version, it’s been upgraded to the February safety patch amount that fixes a critical issue that could allow a bad actor to remotely execute arbitrary code by just sending a specially crafted PNG file. The vulnerability can be exploited when users open the PNG file, but there have been no reports of malicious parties exploiting it.

The upgrade — which comes in at 361.35MB and has the build number G960FXXU2CSB3 for your Galaxy S9 and G965FXXU2CSB3 for Galaxy S9+ – additionally improves the Wi-Fi stability, NFC as well the email functionality. There’s also a mention of tweaked hand gestures in the changelog, along with the elimination of this blur effect whilst pulling the telling shade. A Redditor said the UI now seems much smoother and the apps now appear to start much faster after upgrading the Samsung flagship. But, it seems that the update is now being rolled out at a staged manner with users in Germany getting it first. We expect Samsung to begin the international roll out shortly.