Samsung brings One UI 5.1.1 and One UI Watch 5 to older Galaxy devices

Last month, Samsung upgraded its Galaxy lineup with new foldable phones, the Galaxy Watch 6 series, and Tab S9 series. Both the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and the Galaxy Z Fold 5 feature the new One UI 5.1.1 software optimized for foldable and large-screen devices. Today, Samsung officially announces that the new software is coming to the previous generation foldable phones as well as tablets.

The Galaxy Watch 6 series also introduces the One UI Watch 5 based on WearOS 4. The company promised to release it to the Galaxy Watch 4 series and 5 series, and now it fulfills that promise by rolling out the new software to the previous generation watches. Read on to know all details about the One UI 5.1.1 and One UI Watch 5 update.

Samsung officially shares the details of the new update on its US Newsroom. The company has confirmed that the One UI 5.1.1 update will start rolling out to Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 devices starting this month. While the older models including the Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, Z Fold 2, and Z Flip will join the club later.

The One UI 5.1.1 update isn’t limited to foldable phones; several Galaxy tablets are also eligible for the new software upgrade. Eligible models include Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8+, Tab S8 Ultra, Tab S7, Tab S7+, Tab S7 FE, Tab S6 Lite, Tab A8, Tab A7 Lite, Tab Active 3, and Tab Active 4 Pro.

Now speaking about the One UI Watch 5, then the Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 4 Classic, Watch 5, and the Watch 5 Pro are eligible for the new upgrade.

Moving to the changes, then one big change is coming to the flex panel available on the Flip, now you can easily show and hide the panel. It will float on the screen, you can easily access it and customize it to add more shortcuts. The media play bar button on the new Flex Mode panel now supports 10-second fast forward and rewind options. With upgraded Flex Mode also allow users to quickly reply to a text message while watching a video.

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The multitasking experience on the Galaxy Z Fold and Tablets also going to improve with this update. One UI 5.1.1 now lets users launch the browser in a pop-up while watching content on the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Flip 4, and Tab S8 series. The Multi Window feature gets better with the new upgrade, allowing seamless switching between pop-up view and split view. The large-screen devices also get support for a two-handed drag-and-drop tool.

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Talking about the One UI Watch 5, then it brings an upgraded sleep management feature through a more intuitive UI with a detailed analysis of the Sleep Score, Sleep Consistency and Sleep Animal Symbols. The update also comes with a Personalized Heart Rate zone feature, more enhanced GPX for Watch 5 Pro, better health monitoring with the Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification (IHRN), new watch faces, and more.

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As I said earlier, the new software will be released to the older models starting this month. So, you can wait for a few days to get the new upgrade on your Galaxy device.

We will share the news of the new update once available for any of the eligible models, so stay connected with us.

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Haneet is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of YTECHB. He has a huge passion for tinkering with latest smartphones, wearables, smart home devices, smart TVs, and more. As an avid Apple Ecosystem user, he loves customizing his iPhone and iPad to suit his needs. For tips, you can connect Haneet at In 2019, Haneet and the YTECHB team exclusively shared the wallpapers of iPhone 11 right before the launch event. In 2020, Haneet alongside his team members shared exclusive renders and official photos of two Samsung Galaxy smartphones - the Galaxy M11, and Galaxy M21. Later, the YTECHB team leaks information about Motorola's feature phones and Razr 3. In the last few months, our team shared Galaxy S24 Ultra leaks and more. You may come across with our work getting mentioned in The Times of India, India Today, Hindustan Times, NDTV, TechRadar, Digital Trends, Yahoo News, GSMArena, Android Authority, Android Central, Android Headlines, SamMobile, XDA, 9to5Google, and many other publications. He works across news, updates, features, guides, and more. If YTECHB writes about it, you can expect him to be involved in some way.

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