The carrier-locked Galaxy Z Fold 2 started receiving the Android 13 update in the US about two months after other regions. Samsung first released Android 13 based One UI 5 for the second Galaxy Fold phone in the last week of November. And last month, the unlocked model also received the update in the US, leaving behind the carrier locked model.
There is always some time gap between carrier locked and unlocked models in getting the update. And sometimes the gap between the two models is more than a month, just like in the case of the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G was released in 2020 with Android 10 OS. The device later received Android 11 and Android 12 major updates. This makes Android 13 the third major update for the phone.
The carrier-locked Galaxy Z Fold 2 is getting the Android 13 update in the US with build number F916USQU2IVK5. The update is currently available for T-Mobile and Sprint carrier models. As mentioned earlier, this is a major update which means it weighs more than regular security updates. So make sure to use WiFi to install the update.
The update brings November 2022 security patch to the device. Obviously, the update also comes with many new features and changes. You will see changes such as lock screen customization options, new wallpapers, improved animations, enhanced privacy and security, per app language, and many other changes. The list of the changelog is quite big, you can check it on this page.
If you are a Galaxy Z Fold 2 user in the US with carrier locked model, you will receive the update soon, in case you haven’t received it already. The OTA update is rolling out in batches, so there could be some delay in the update for some users.
If the update notification on your device not working, make sure to check for the update manually by going to Settings > Software Update > Download and Install. And once the update is available, you can install it.
Before updating your Galaxy Z Fold 2, make sure to take backup of important data and charge your phone to at least 50%.
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