Go straight to the menu Go straight to the text

Android Security Updates

Introduction to Samsung Android Security Updates

At Samsung, we take security and privacy issues very seriously and we are doing our best to respond as quickly as possible.
Securing your device and maintaining the trust you place in us is our top priority.

Samsung releases monthly and quarterly security updates on selected Samsung devices listed below.
Monthly and quarterly security updates will include patches for Android OS related security issues released by Google, as well as, patches for Samsung-specific security issues.

Current Models for Monthly Security Updates¹
  • Galaxy S7 Active, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy Note 9
  • Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A8 (2018)
Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates²
  • Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S8 Lite, Galaxy Note FE
  • Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A6, Galaxy A6+, Galaxy A7 (2018)
  • Galaxy A8+ (2018), Galaxy A8 Star, Galaxy A8s, Galaxy A9 (2018)
  • Galaxy A2 Core, Galaxy A10, Galaxy A20, Galaxy A30, Galaxy A40, Galaxy A50, Galaxy A70
  • Galaxy J2 (2018), Galaxy J2 Core, Galaxy J3 (2017), Galaxy J3 Top
  • Galaxy J4, Galaxy J4+, Galaxy J4 Core, Galaxy J5 (2017), Galaxy J6, Galaxy J6+
  • Galaxy J7 (2017), Galaxy J7 Duo, Galaxy J7 Max, Galaxy J7 Neo, Galaxy J7 Pop, Galaxy J7 Top, Galaxy J7 Prime2, Galaxy J7+, Galaxy J8
  • Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20, Galaxy M30
  • Galaxy Tab A (2017), Galaxy Tab A 10.5, Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019), Galaxy Tab A Plus 8 (2019), Galaxy Tab Active2
  • Galaxy Tab S4 10.5, Galaxy Tab S5e 10.5, Galaxy Tab E 8 Refresh, Galaxy View 2
Current Models for Other Regular Security Updates²
  • Galaxy A3 (2016), Galaxy A3 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017)
  • Galaxy J3 Pop, Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J5 Prime, Galaxy J7 (2016), Galaxy J7 Prime
  • Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016), Galaxy Tab S2 L Refresh, Galaxy Tab S2 S Refresh, Galaxy Tab S3 9.7

¹ The list of monthly security update models are subject to change as the regular support period expires.
Also, some carriers may only support quarterly updates for all applicable current models listed above.

² The list of security update models are subject to change and it will be reviewed on a periodic basis.

Disclaimer
  • Please note that in some cases regular OS upgrades may cause delays to planned security updates. However, users can be rest assured the OS upgrades will include up-to-date security patches when delivered.
  • While we are doing our best to deliver the security patches as soon as possible to all applicable models, delivery time of security patches may vary depending on the regions and models.
  • Some patches to be received from chipset vendors (also known as Device Specific patches) may not be included in the security update package of the month. They will be included in upcoming security update packages as soon as the patches are ready to deliver.