How to Update Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 4 to One UI 5 Watch

One UI 5 Watch is now available for Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5.

Samsung started testing the One UI 5 Watch beta in the first half of June. And after a few months of testing, Samsung started rolling out the stable One UI 5 Watch to previous-generation Galaxy Watches in August.

The Galaxy Watch 6 series, which is the latest generation of smartwatches from Samsung, comes with the One UI 5 watch. And soon after its availability, the update started rolling out to the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 as well. But so far only a few users have received the update as it is still in the rolling phase.

The One UI 5 Watch recently reported to be rolling out in Europe for Galaxy Watch 5. It is said that the update also starts appearing for Galaxy Watch 4.

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This month in the coming weeks, it should be available to almost every Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 4 users, my guess. So prepare your Galaxy watch for the major One UI 5 watch upgrade. The update is also referred as One UI Watch 5.

One UI 5 Watch is a big update that comes with many new features and improvements that can make your watch run smoother and give a better experience. So if you are waiting for this big update then your wait is almost over. Here I will help you check the latest update and how you can install One UI Watch 5 on your Galaxy Watch 5 as well as Galaxy Watch 4.

Prepare for the update:

  • Make sure to take backup of your Watch
  • Charge your watch to more than 50%
  • Connect your Watch to Phone or connect the Watch to Internet if you don’t want to use Phone

How to Install One UI Watch 5 Update

You can directly check for updates on your Watch, or you can use Galaxy Wearable app if your watch is connected to your phone.

Without Phone:

Step 1: Swipe down on Watchface screen and open Settings. You can open it from App drawer as well.

Step 2: Scroll to the last, and open Software Update.

How to Update Galaxy Watch 5 to One UI 5 Watch

Step 3: Now go to Download and install option. It will check for available updates.

How to Update Galaxy Watch 5 to One UI 5 Watch

Step 4: And if One UI 5 Watch is available for your Watch, it will appear. Just tap the Download and Install button.

Wait for the installation and you will have One UI 5 Watch.

With Phone:

Step 1: Make sure your Galaxy Watch is connected to your Android phone and your phone has Internet access.

Step 2: Open Galaxy Wearable app and open Watch Settings.

How to Update Galaxy Watch 5 to One UI 5 Watch

Step 3: Scroll down and open Watch software update.

How to Update Galaxy Watch 5 to One UI 5 Watch

Step 4: Tap the Download and install option. It will check for new updates.

How to Update Galaxy Watch 4 to One UI 5 Watch

Step 5: Once the watch find the latest update, you can download and install it. Keep your watch connected until the process is finished.

During the process your Watch might reboot multiple times.

Updating your smartwatch is really easy, but you always have to be careful so that the update doesn’t break your smartwatch. Plus, you never know when you’ll need to reset your Watch, so backing up frequently will help at some point.

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By Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh started his technical writing journey when he was a university student. He is now a full time tech blog writer specializing in smartwatch based tech news and how-to guides. He spends his free time exploring games and useful gadgets.

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