The most awaited One UI 5.1.1 firmware update starts rolling out today with Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, and Z Flip 5 features for the previous-gen foldable devices. Samsung is implementing select features from the latest One UI for Fold 5 for the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 devices globally.
The firm published an article today — “Samsung Brings the Latest Galaxy Z Fold5, Z Flip5, Tab S9 Series and Watch6 Series Experiences to Previous Devices.” As the blog post suggests, the new Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 features are being implemented for Fold 4, Flip 4, and even older devices.
After an extensive beta program, the One UI 5.1.1 firmware update is finally rolling out via stable channel.
Subsequently, the update will eventually be delivered to Z Fold3, Z Flip3, Z Fold2, and Z Flip devices.
One UI 5.1.1 features for your Galaxy Fold
One UI 5.1.1 empowers Galaxy Z Flip4 and Z Fold4 users to effortlessly engage with their preferred media and content through Flex Mode. A suite of upgraded features and functionalities enhances this experience.
This upgrade simplifies the management of your Flex Mode Panel. When folding your phone in Flex Mode, the panel’s icon gracefully appears on the screen for convenient access. Personalize your Flex Mode Panel experience by dragging and dropping the icon onto the toolbar effortlessly. This customizable panel offers easy entry to features like Multi Window, touchpad functionality, screen capture, and more.
The media play bar button, complete with a 10-second fast forward and rewind, is now conveniently displayed when activating the Flex Mode Panel. Effortless scrubbing through media progress is facilitated by a simple press, further enhancing the viewing experience during Flex Mode. Seamlessly rewind or fast-forward your favorite content with a single tap through your personalized Flex Mode Panel Tool Bar. Alternatively, open a new Multi Window to respond to messages or browse reviews online, all while uninterrupted viewing continues.
Experience a new level of multitasking with foldables and tablets. While enjoying content on your Galaxy Z Fold4, Z Flip4, or Tab S8, easily open Samsung Internet in a pop-up window for seamless browsing alongside your content. The window smoothly snaps back when dragged to the screen’s edge. Re-access Samsung Internet effortlessly—tap the pop-up to restore it.
Effortlessly switch from the pop-up window to Multi Window by holding the handle atop the pop-up. This update streamlines screen transitions, allowing split view and screen control through a simple long press of the pop-up handle.
Two-handed drag and drop is now on your foldable and tablet’s primary screen. Open an app with one hand and drag files using the other to your desired location. Quickly share multiple Gallery photos with friends through messaging apps. multiple photos from your Gallery with a friend via a messaging app.
With the latest update, Galaxy Z Fold4 and Tab S8 users boost productivity with an enhanced Taskbar. Swiftly switch tasks and access up to four recent apps with the Taskbar.
How to download One UI 5.1.1 update on your Galaxy Fold?
One UI Watch 5.1.1 firmware update is available for download on the Galaxy Fold 4 and Galaxy Flip 4 via stable channel.
- Connect your device WiFi.
- Go to Settings > Software Update.
- Select Download and Install OTA updates.
Download One UI 5.1.1 full stock firmware directly from Samsung Servers
You can use the SamFirm (Samsung Firmware Downloader) tool and the newly added Frija (also a Samsung Software Downloader) in order to download the full stock firmware directly from Samsung Servers.
- First, download and extract the latest SamFirm tool or the Frija Samsung Firmware Downloader. [Direct Frija download link]
- Go to About Phone under Settings on your Fold-series device and note the model number. Something like (SM-F936B) Refer to the table below.
- Find the CSC code for your Galaxy Fold-series phone from here. Something like INS for Indian variant.
- Input the model number and region code.
- Select or check the Auto box.
- Also, check decrypt automatically box.
- Hit check updates option.
- Once the details are shown, hit the download button.