Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 update to One UI Watch 4.5 now available

The long-awaited update for the Galaxy Watch 4 to Samsung’s One UI Watch 4.5 interface is now rolling out in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Galaxy Watch 4 update: One UI Watch 4.5

Earlier today, Samsung announced that it would upgrade all its older foldables with software features of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4. At the same time, the go-ahead was given for an upgrade round of all kinds of Galaxy Watch watches – including the update to One UI. 4.5 for the Watch 4, which was announced a long time ago.

And indeed, a few hours later the time has come: a 900MB download brings your Watch 4 (Classic) to firmware version XXU1GVH2. And the included changelist is considerable, but funny enough does not mention One UI Watch 4.5 by name. Still, the list of new features is clear – as is the software data on the watch itself, after the update.

The Watch 4 (Classic) will get new and more extensive watch faces, and options to customize existing watch faces – including new complications (extra information that you can display). The watch’s home screen is also being scraped. This gives you the option to set certain watch faces as favorites.

In the improved camera controller you can now switch directly between photos and video recording. However, this feature only works on Samsung phones with One UI 4.1.1 or higher. So you will have to wait a little longer on many devices, because they still run on One UI 4.1.

Also, the mini keyboard on the watch will be updated, and you can play GIFs to show notifications. The Alarm feature is expanded, you can make the text on the watch bigger, and there are more accessibility options for those who use a hearing aid. And last but not least can you Quick Commands where you combine multiple actions within a single command.

New security patch

In addition to the new version of the One UI Watch interface, the Watch 4 finally gets a new Android security patch with this update: that of August. This one had been on the May one for some time, after all.


The major upgrade is now immediately available on most Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic versions in the Netherlands and Belgium. You can wait until the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone notifies you. But you can also enter Galaxy Wearable via the Watch 4 tab to Watch settings go, and there Update watch software select.

(Thanks, Herrie, Melvin, Kees, and everyone else who reported it to us!)

The article is in Dutch

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