First software update is now rolling out to the Galaxy S9 and S9+ in the US

Last week Samsung pushed out the first software update to the Galaxy S9 and S9+ units meant for Germany, and this contained the March security patches. Today the US-bound S9 and S9+ are starting to receive their first update as well, but in this case unfortunately the security patch level remains unchanged – February 1, 2018.

The update does however come with stability improvements for the camera and the Face Unlock function, as you can see from the screenshot on the left. We assume there might be some other, unnamed bug fixes in there too. Since most S9 buyers will see this release pop up as soon as they power on the device for the first time, it’s best to apply the update of course.

It’s a 286MB download, and after installing it your S9 will be on software version G960U1UEU1ARBG. The S9+ gets G965U1UEU1ARBG. We’re hoping the March security update will make its way to the S9 and S9+ units sold in the US soon.

If you’ve already received your S9 or S9+ and haven’t been prompted to update yet, you can always manually check for the new version through Settings > Software update.