One UI 5.1.1 which is the default One UI version for the latest Galaxy foldables and Galaxy tablets is now coming to older foldables and tablets. Its beta was released last month but many users might not be aware of it as One UI 6 has been the main attraction for the past few weeks.
Samsung is rolling out a major update to its foldable and tablet users ahead of the major One UI 6 release, set for the last quarter. Yes One UI 5.1.1 is a big update and not like other monthly updates. So expect some new features and improvements.
Although the One UI 6 beta is now available, its official release is still a long way off. And if you are not planning to install the beta update, One UI 5.1.1 will keep you entertained till the stable One UI 6 is released for your device.
Here we will talk about One UI 5.1.1 features as well as which devices will receive the update. So let’s start with all the new features.
One UI 5.1.1 Features
There are a bunch of new features that will take advantage of two displays as well as big displays.
Customize Flex Mode Panel
With the new update, users can customize the Flex Mode panel in Flex Mode. In the panel users can choose which action buttons they want to see and swap out the icon they want to hide. It’s not much more, but it’s a nice feature because hiding some icons will give a cleaner look and feel less cluttered, plus you have more one touch controls.
In multi window mode users can use the flex mode panel to open a second app without interfering with the first app. You can read or reply to messages, browse anything while simultaneously playing media. This is quite useful for a flip phone as it has a smaller screen unlike the Fold series.
On your foldables and tablets, you can now drag and drop an app to the center to open it in pop up view quickly. So if you have a video playing in the background and want to do some browsing, you can drag the browser app to the center and drop it. And when you want to hide it, drag the window to the edge of the screen.
Pop-Up view to Multi Window
In One UI 5.1.1, users with Galaxy Fold series and tablets can change the pop up view to multi window view. When an app is open in a pop-up window, you can drag and drop it to the left, right, up or down and it will open in half the area of your screen.
Two-handed drag and drop
This is another useful feature for better multitasking. This lets you drag files, pictures, app icons or other items with one hand, while with the other hand open the app where you want to drop the item. For example, select images and drag with one hand while using the other hand to open the Messages app, and then drop the images into the Messages app to send to someone.
- In the flex mode the two new forward and rewind buttons are available with 10 second time frame. It let you forward and rewind to 10 second window with one touch.
- Improved Taskbar5 with access to up to four recent apps
Note: The availability of features will vary depending on the device.
One UI 5.1.1 Supported Devices
The new One UI 5.1.1 update will be available to select foldables and tablets. So if you own a Galaxy phone with different form factor, you can check the below eligible devices list to find if your device will get the big One UI 5.1.1 update or not.
- Galaxy Z Fold 4
- Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy Z Flip 3
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy Z Flip
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- Galaxy Tab S8+
- Galaxy Tab S8
- Galaxy Tab S7+
- Galaxy Tab S7
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite
- Galaxy Tab A8
- Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
- Galaxy Tab Active 3
- Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro
The One UI 5.1.1 will be available this month for Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4. And other eligible devices will also be getting the update soon.