Earlier this year, the popular Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic received the most anticipated Wear OS 3.5 firmware update featuring Samsung’s One UI Watch 4.5. Soon after, Samsung released the October 2022 GVI3 update which was a mess to deal with as it bricked many Galaxy Watch 4 devices.
The November 2022 GVK4 update addressed the brick issue and it is now time to move on to monthly stability and feature update. Today, Samsung released a new December 2022 update with build GVK7. This is a huge update with the OTA weighing over 451 MB in size.
The December update for the Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic brings new Ball Watch Faces, a Close All button for Recent Apps, a fix for downloaded Watch Faces not showing in the Galaxy Wear App, and several bug fixes.
It also features stability code improvements for notifications and device behavior. Users complained about missing or delayed notifications for certain apps. This has been fixed now.
Most importantly, the update fixed the major issue of missing downloaded Watch Faces from the Galaxy Wear App.
The issue of downloaded watch faces not showing in the Galaxy Wearable app has been persistent for a long time on the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 devices. This seems to have been fixed according to some users.
If you still face the issue after the update, we recommend following this tutorial in order to fix it – WE HAVE A FIX for the problem of watchfaces missing from the Wearable app.
Moreover, the update improves system stability and reliability. Stabilization codes for watch operations have also been applied.
The newest update is now live across the globe including EU (Europe), Australia, Canada, the United States, and India.
How to update your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4?
December 2022 firmware update is now available for download on the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. OTA can be downloaded in regions including China, Europe, India, and the United States starting today.
- Make sure you have connected to a WiFi network on your Galaxy Watch 4.
- Go to Settings.
- Scroll down and select “Software Update.”
- Download OTA updates manually.
You can also download OTA updates for Galaxy Watch by visiting the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.