The Galaxy Note 9 will soon be three years old, but it's still one of the most well supported devices in Samsung's galactically huge smartphone lineup. That's evident by the fact that it continues to receive monthly security updates, and recently, it's even picking up a few other improvements that have arrived on considerably newer Galaxy phones as well.
Samsung has released the June 2021 security update for the Galaxy Note 9 for unlocked models in the US. The update sports firmware version N960U1UEU8FUE1 and, in addition to the latest security fixes that got detailed by Samsung earlier today, it brings improvements to the excellent Quick Share feature found on all Galaxy devices running Android 10 and above.
That's pretty much it for the changelog, but getting anything more than security enhancements for devices almost three years after launch is always a good thing in our books. Too bad the Galaxy Note 9 didn't make the cut for Samsung's new policy of three generations of OS updates for flagship smartphones, but we can't have everything now, can we?
If you own an unlocked Galaxy Note 9 in the USA, you should be able to download the update over the air – just go into the phone's Settings » Software update menu. Our firmware archive is your friend if you wish to upgrade manually; just download the latest firmware and install it on your phone using a Windows PC.