How to update Samsung Galaxy Watch’s apps through your phone?
While system updates can sometimes be important for privacy and security, app updates are usually more about bringing new features and cleaning up software bugs. Occasional updates are a good idea to enjoy each app to the fullest.
But can you download app updates only on your smartphone? No, you can do it on your smartwatch as well. Samsung Galaxy Watches, especially the Galaxy Watch 4 are compatible to download a lot of applications so you can easily use them for different purposes without even picking up your phone from your pocket.
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Therefore, keeping upgraded with the latest version of an app is a must. The Galaxy Store doesn’t just update phone apps. It can even update the apps on your smartwatch. You can update the watch’s app using the connected phone or on the watch itself if it was set up without a phone.
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Only the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series runs WearOS 3, where the company has made a lot of changes, whether it’s related to the watch’s software update or their app updates. There’s a lot of difference between updating the old Galaxy Watch apps and the Galaxy Watch 4 apps. Here, in this article, I’m going to show you both.
Update apps on Samsung Galaxy watch
Make sure the device you’re using is connected to Wi-Fi or mobile data.
Update Samsung Watch apps with an Android phone
- Make sure your phone and watch are connected.
- Navigate to and open the Galaxy Store.
- Tap Menu (the three horizontal lines) >> Updates.
- Select the Watch tab >> tap Update all to download all available updates.
- The Watch tab will only appear if you’ve connected a watch to a phone and the Galaxy Wearable app.
- To download individual updates, tap the Update icon next to the app.
When you open the Galaxy Wearable app, you may see an update notification. You can update your apps this way as well by tapping View update, and then tapping Update all in the upper right corner.
Update watch apps with an iOS phone
- Make sure your iPhone and watch are connected.
- Navigate to and open the Galaxy Watch app on your phone.
- Tap the Home tab >> Apps.
- Swipe to and tap Manage apps.
- Tap the app you’d like to update.
- Tap Update.
- The Galaxy Store will open.
- Tap Update again to confirm.
From the Apps menu, you can also enable Auto-update and App update notifications if desired.
Update apps on Samsung Galaxy watch 4
Update from phone
- Open the Galaxy Wearable app on a paired smartphone.
- Enter the Settings.
- Tap Apps to see all installed apps.
- If any updates are available, the apps will be shown at the top with an update button for each.
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Here’s how to fix fall detection notification issue on Galaxy Watch
Samsung provides a Fall detection feature to the Galaxy Watches in addition to several Health alert functions. But for some time, Galaxy Watch users are facing an issue related to fall detection notifications, due to which they are not able to properly use other functions of their Samsung smartwatch.
Several community users have reported that the hard fall detection notification pops up repeatedly on the Galaxy Watch, even when no fall has occurred. If you are also facing the fall detection notification issue on your Galaxy Watch, then you can check the solution below.
The Samsung smartphone’s fall detection feature triggers a 60-second notification on your watch when it detects a hard fall. If you don’t respond, it will send an SOS message to the emergency contact listed with your location. The smartwatch also allows you to call an emergency contact if you’re in a position to do so.
If you don’t need the fall detection function during daily life then you just need to change the setting of this function.
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How to change the Galaxy Watch Fall detection notification?
For changing the settings of the Fall detection feature, you just need to follow a few steps.
- Firstly, connect your Galaxy Watch to your smartphone
- Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your smartphone
- Now tap on the Watch Settings.
- Click on the Safety and emergency option.
- Tap on the Hard fall detection feature.
- Now, you just need to select the ‘ Only during workout‘ option.
- It is done.
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Here’s how to change the navigation bar on your Samsung smartphone
Navigation Bar is one of the important parts of a smartphone as it allows users to control or navigate all the activities on their smartphone as per their wish. Along with changing the Navigation Bar on Galaxy smartphones, Samsung also offers various options to decorate and customize it.
If we buy a new smartphone, we need to navigate to use it. Although navigating the smartphone is very easy, yet we can make it more comfortable. How? So it is based on you in which way makes you feel comfortable using your Samsung smartphone, perhaps with gestures or buttons.
Here you can check how you can change the Navigation bar of your Galaxy smartphone.
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How to change Navigation Bar on your Galaxy device?
You can easily change the Navigation Bar of the Samsung smartphone, just need to follow a few steps mentioned below.
- Open Settings on your Galaxy smartphone.
- Click on the Display option.
- Scroll down and click on the Navigation bar.
- Select Navigation type from two options:
2.) Swipe gestures
Aside from this, you can also change the icons, layout, and background color of the navigation buttons in addition to height through the Good Lock module NavStar.
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3 Accessibility features you should try on your Samsung One UI 5.1 device
Samsung enhances its technology day by day and One UI 5.1 seems to be a fantastic upgrade over its predecessors that brought many new improvements and features to the existing user interface. Apart from the many new features of One UI 5.1, you can also check here 3 amazing accessibility functions of Samsung smartphones that give you the next-level experience.
In the accessibility section of your smartphone, you can find some of the most innovative features of your Galaxy smartphone. The functions of accessibility are more useful for the person who is managing a disability as it helps to supercharge your Galaxy device.
3 Samsung One UI 5.1 Accessibility Features
1.) Flash notification
Flash the camera light or the screen when you receive a notification, call, or when an alarm sound. To turn on this function, you just need to visit Settings >> Scroll down and press Accessibility >> Tap on Advanced Settings >> Flash notification. Now, you can see two options:
- Camera flash notification
- Screen flash notification
You can turn on the function by tapping on the toggle.
2.) Left/Right Sound Balance
Samsung provides a separate option for adjusting the sound of the phone’s speaker and any other connected devices like earbuds, Bluetooth headsets, and more. It is a very helpful feature for those users who use it, however, the feature is not applicable for calls.
You can easily use this feature by following a few easy steps. Open Settings >> Click Accessibility option >> Tap on the Hearing enhancements option. Now, you can find the Left/right sound balance option, which includes the following two sliders.
- Connected device
- Phone Audio
You can adjust them by sliding left or right as you feel convenient.
3.) Accessibility button/gesture
You can add Accessibility floating buttons to easily access several functions of the Accessibility section. Also, you can change its size and transparency accordingly.
To add the Accessibility button, you just need to open Settings >> Accessibility >> Advanced Settings>> Accessibility button/gesture >> Select actions, and it is done.
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