Both of Samsung Electronics’ latest foldable smartphones, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, come with One UI 3.1.1, the most intuitive UI for foldables to date. Designed to take advantage of the devices’ large screen real estate and unique form factors, the new UI helps make the devices easier to use.
Unfolding your favourite apps just got even better through the One UI 3.1.1. Merging cutting-edge app optimizations with foldable form factors, Samsung Electronics has worked with industry-leading partners including Google and Microsoft to deliver the ultimate foldable experience.
Drag & Split
Want to compare prices while shopping online? With Drag & Split, you no longer need to open up a new tab and switch back and forth constantly between windows. The feature lets you simply drag the link you want to check to the edge of your screen and open it in a new window to be viewed simultaneously.
Drag & Split works with many of your favourite apps, including Samsung Internet, Samsung Notes, My Files, Messages, MS Office, OneNote, OneDrive and more.
Multi-Active Window and Natural Window Switching
Multi-Active Window lets you use up to three apps simultaneously on your screen, all arranged in your preferred layout. In One UI 3.1.1, you can also adjust both the height and the width of the app windows to suit your needs. When it comes to changing the layout of your apps to your preferred style, Natural Switching makes transitions more responsive and intuitive.
Set Aspect Ratio for Apps
With customizable aspect ratios, you can maximize the benefits of your foldable smartphone’s Infinity Flex Display. Say you are scrolling through your friends’ latest social media posts and want to view them in full screen, without the black bars on either side, only to find that the size of the app is fixed. One UI 3.1.1 now lets you change the size of the app so that you can fully immerse yourself in their photos and videos. To get the most out of Samsung’s expansive foldable displays, simply enable this feature in ‘Labs’.
App Split View
When used with Messages, App Split View will show your message list on the left of the screen and your selected conversation on the right, allowing you to take in more information at a glance. A button at the top of the conversation can be clicked to expand it into full-screen mode.
Flex Mode Panel
With the One UI 3.1.1 update, Flex mode, one of Samsung’s signature foldable features, just got more powerful.
For apps that don’t typically support Flex mode, you can now enable the feature by turning on the Flex mode panel in ‘Labs’. With the new Flex mode panel, you can enjoy easier control of media while relaxing with your favourite TV shows at the end of a long day.
Pin Your Favorite Apps With Taskbar
When using your device to get work done on the go, Samsung understands that the fewer clicks and taps it takes to complete a task, the better.
Designed to help you work more efficiently, Taskbar makes it possible for you to switch between apps without returning to the home screen or scrolling through the Recent tab. Taskbar pins the apps to the side of the Main Screen, where the Edge Panel used to be located, giving you instant access to your favourite apps. Simply enable the feature in ‘Labs’ to make your workflow smoother.
Cover Screen Mirroring
One UI 3.1.1. makes transitions between the Cover and Main Screen even more seamless and intuitive. Cover Screen Mirroring lets you have the exact same set-up and layout of the home screen on both your Cover and Main Screen.