From expanded customization options to intuitive multitasking and productivity features, the latest update will allow even more users to improve the way they interact with everyday life.
Committed to creating mobile innovations that not only exceed expectations of what’s possible, but bring those innovations to as many people as possible, Samsung is expanding the latest One UI 4.1. Galaxy Z Fold4 and Z Flip4 and A4.5 UI watch for the Galaxy Watch5 series to previous generations of Galaxy foldables and smartwatches.
Software updates will start with Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3 from September 5 and gradually roll out to countries around the world. One UI 4.1.1 will also be extended to Galaxy Z Fold2, Z Flip and Z Fold.1 One UI Watch4.5 will be supported on Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic.2 Additionally, Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2 users will be able to enjoy a software update3 which offers selected features from One UI Watch4.5.
Read on to learn more about the new features Galaxy users can expect with One UI 4.1.1 and One UI Watch4.5.
Streamlined multitasking with expanded camera functionality
Galaxy Z series devices have changed what we can do with a smartphone, unlocking new levels of productivity and better ways to create. With One UI 4.1.1, new productivity and camera features are designed to make already powerful devices more intuitive.
Get more from your taskbar
The Galaxy Z Fold series has always been about shapeshifting, with different ways to increase functionality whether your device is open or closed. With the new taskbar,4 you can access and switch between apps faster than ever, offering a familiar PC-like layout that puts everything you need at your fingertips.
Open multiple windows from anywhere
With support for dragging and dropping directly from the taskbar, multitasking5 on Galaxy Z Fold is easier than ever. Dragging an app to the edge now opens split view, while dragging it to the center will open it to pop-up view, giving you multiple ways to view your apps and easily switch between views.
Sometimes the best apps come in twos or threes. If there are apps you use together, you can now add pairs or groups of apps to the taskbar, giving you simultaneous access to your favorite pairs of apps.
Multitasking features are also more intuitive and easier to interact with with new gestures.6 With simple swipe gestures, you can instantly switch full-screen apps to pop-up windows or split your screen in two for more ways to manage your tasks.
New ways to take full advantage of the photography benefits of the Galaxy Z Fold’s two distinct sets of displays
The Galaxy Z series offers a truly versatile photography experience, making the most of its flexible form factors. With Dual Preview, you and your subject can view the photo at the same time before it’s captured by displaying the image on both the Main Screen and the Cover Screen. Now with full camera control right on the cover screen, you can take high resolution selfies with the main camera using the rear Selfie camera.
Folding phone, flexible cameraseven
An upgrade to Quick Shot on the Galaxy Z Flip series now allows you to preview and take photos in their true report on the cover screen while also allowing you to access Portrait mode to capture every moment photogenic. You can also seamlessly switch from Quick Shot mode to Flex mode8 while taking photos or recording video, letting you switch between angles without interrupting your shot for a truly hands-free experience.
More power to the cover screen9
One UI 4.1.1 brings all new features to the Galaxy Z Flip series cover screen, allowing you to do more than ever without opening your phone. Make calls to your favorite contacts, call back missed calls, and even reply to text messages with voice-to-text and emojis right from the cover screen. And now you can better control your device with additional quick setting options, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, airplane mode, and flashlight.
Added personalization, convenience and health features on previous generations of Galaxy Watch
Samsung is giving existing Galaxy Watch users a more comprehensive watch experience, including more customization options and additional features that bring benefits to their daily lives.
More watch faces and more ways to customize them
One UI Watch4.5 brings six new colorful and interactive watch faces and a palette of fresh new colors and dynamic complications to the Galaxy Watch4 series. This makes the series’ variety of distinct layout options even more diverse so users can match their unique lifestyle with the perfect display type. Never lose track of your own watch faces, thanks to the list of favorite watch faces, which helps you save your creations and access them quickly and easily.
More convenient communication with the new QWERTY keyboard
One UI Watch4.5 makes communication on the Galaxy Watch4 series smoother and more convenient than ever. Users have more choice over how they communicate directly from their wrist with the addition of a QWERTY keyboard to existing voice recognition and handwriting functions,ten help users easily switch between different communication styles for different occasions.
Ongoing software support for Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2
Additionally, from the end of September, a new software update will also allow Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2 users to enjoy some of the new features of the Galaxy Watch5 series. It includes two new watch faces — Pro Gradient and Analog Number — to help users better express their tastes and styles, and snore detection to provide deeper analysis of last night’s sleep quality.
In addition to them, the Samsung Health Monitor app11 to measure blood pressure (BP)12 and electrocardiogram (ECG)13 will be extended to Galaxy Watch3 and Watch Active2 users in 24 newly launched markets, giving a deeper insight into their overall health.
1 Availability may vary by market, device or carrier.
2 Availability may vary by market, model, carrier or paired smartphone. The update will initially be available on Bluetooth versions and will be rolled out later on LTE versions. Requires latest version of Galaxy Wearable app and Galaxy Watch plug-in.
3 Availability may vary by market, model, carrier or paired smartphone. The update will initially be available on Bluetooth versions and will be rolled out later on LTE versions. Requires latest version of Galaxy Wearable app and Galaxy Watch plug-in.
4 Taskbar functionality supported on main screen only.
5 Some apps may not support Multi Active Window or App Pair.
6 Requires Labs to be enabled in Settings.
seven Feature only available for Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Flip3.
8 Flex mode supported at angles between 75° and 115°.
9 Feature only available for Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Flip3.
ten Availability of QWERTY keyboard, swipe to type, voice recognition and handwriting may vary by language.
11 Due to market restrictions in obtaining approval/registration as a medical device, blood pressure and ECG only work on watches and smartphones purchased in markets where the service is currently available (however, service may be limited when users travel to unserved countries). Check https://www.samsung.com/apps/samsung-health-monitor for more information and the latest update on service contracts.
12 The Blood Pressure feature is only available in certain markets. To ensure accuracy, users should calibrate their device every four weeks with a traditional blood pressure cuff. The BP app cannot diagnose hypertension, other conditions, or look for signs of a heart attack. This application can only be used to measure from the age of 22. It is not intended to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional.
13 The ECG function is only available in certain markets. The ECG app is not intended to replace traditional methods of diagnosis or treatment. The ECG app is not intended for users with known arrhythmias other than atrial fibrillation or users under the age of 22. Users should not interpret or take clinical action based on the output of the device without consulting a qualified healthcare professional.