A few weeks ago, Samsung started rolling out the One UI 5.1.1 update to older Galaxy Z series foldable phones. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Galaxy Z Fold 4 got the One UI 5.1.1 update first, and then it was released to the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Now, the update has started rolling out to the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
Carrier-locked Galaxy Z Fold 2 gets One UI 5.1.1 update in the US
The One UI 5.1.1 update for the carrier-locked version of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 comes with firmware version F916USQU4KWH7 in the US. It brings the August 2023 security patch to the phone, along with One UI 5.1.1 features. Since it is a big update, it is recommended to download the update using a Wi-Fi network. The update is currently available on Sprint and T-Mobile networks in the US. Other carriers could also release the update on their networks soon.
If you have a carrier-locked version of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 in the US, you can check for the One UI 5.1.1 update by navigating to Settings » Software update and tapping Download and install. You can also download the new firmware file from our firmware database and flash it manually using a computer running a Windows operating system and having the Odin firmware flashing tool.
One UI 5.1.1 features for Galaxy Z Fold 2
The One UI 5.1.1 update for the Galaxy Z Fold 2 lets you easily switch an app from full-screen to a pop-up window by dragging the app's window corner. The state of each app (full-screen, side-by-side multitasking, or pop-up window) is clearly visible in the multitasking menu. An app's pop-up window can be snapped to the side of the screen by dragging it and flicking it towards any of the screen's sides. You can also drag and drop files using two hand gestures (press and hold a file using one hand's finger and then select other files using the other hand's finger, and then drop those files in a desired location).
The taskbar now shows up to four recently opened apps to make app switching faster. More apps can now use Flex Mode, and to use it, fold your phone's screen and click on the button that appears on the navigation bar. Flex Mode also shows more media control buttons, including 10-second forward and rewind. When you use the progress bar on the Flex Mode, it shows you time information, making seeking the progress bar easier to jump to the right moment in an audio or video file. One UI 5.1.1 also lets you customize the toolbar on the Flex Mode by dragging the icons.
Quick Share improvements in One UI 5.1.1 include the ability to send files to people who have left the same Wi-Fi network. The files will be sent via the Internet. With Private Share, you can set an expiration date for files and choose whether the receiver of the files can download them or just view them.
Samsung Health gets better sleep tracking and coaching, meaningful sleep data presentation, and skin temperature measurement during sleep. It also gets better workout summaries and rewards for staying on track to reach your fitness and workout goals. You can also use the phone while charging other devices wirelessly via your phone.
The Camera app now has more options for the layout and positioning of the watermark. When using the camera in the Flex Mode, manual settings for Pro and Pro video modes will appear on the bottom half of the screen. When viewing captured shots in the other half of the screen while using the camera app, you can press and hold multiple images to delete or share them. Applying effects to images in the Photo Editor is easier, thanks to dials that replace sliders. You can also copy image effects and paste them on other images for easier bulk editing.
Other improvements include the display of cache storage so you can clear it when your phone runs out of storage space. One UI 5.1.1 provides more info on memory usage, so you can decide which apps to kill or sleep. You can change Modes from the lock screen and bring the address bar, tab bar, and bookmarks bar to the bottom of the screen in the Samsung Internet web browser app.