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How to update Samsung Galaxy Watch’s apps through your phone?

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Samsung galaxy Watch 4 May 2023 update

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.

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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.

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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 hide Mobile Hotspot icon on your Samsung device

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Samsung Galaxy users can now hide the hotspot icon on their smartphones along with other indicator icons, thanks to the QuickStar Good Lock module.

Previously, users could customize the visibility of several indicator icons including VPN, Power Saver, Location, Date Saver, battery, Bluetooth, and more. Now, the Mobile Hotspot icon has been added to this list.

Last month, Samsung released the QuickStar 7.3.06.50 update, which introduced the ability to hide the mobile hotspot icon. This feature is particularly useful for users who prefer a cleaner quick panel and want to hide indicator icons.

To hide the Mobile Hotspot indicator icon on the quick panel of your Samsung devices, users just need to follow a few simple steps.

  • Open the Good Lock app on your Samsung Galaxy device.
  • Access the QuickStar Good Lock module and enable it by toggling the option.

Samsung hide Hotspot icon

  • Navigate to the “Visibility of Indicator icons” option.

  • Enable the feature with a single tap on the toggle.

  • Locate the Mobile Hotspot icon in the list and toggle it off to hide it from the quick panel.

By giving users control over which icons appear in the quick panel, Samsung enhances usability and ensures a cleaner look that suits individual preferences. This feature simplifies the user interface and offers a more personalized experience.

Samsung QuickStar 7.3.06.50 update brings hotspot icon hiding feature

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4 One UI 6.1 features that enhance your Samsung phone’s security

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Samsung One UI 6.1 Maintenance Mode

In the modern era, ensuring the safety of your smartphone against malware and vulnerabilities is important. Samsung continues to innovate new functions with software developments that enhance the security of Galaxy devices. If you’re using a One UI 6.1 Galaxy device, explore four features that boost the security of your Samsung device once enabled.

Notably, the Galaxy device with Samsung Knox ensures comprehensive security by isolating sensitive data such as passwords and PINs. This multi-layered security system protects against hacking and data theft.

Samsung One UI 6.1 Security Features

App Protection

Samsung offers an App Protection feature that scans your device to save it from the unseen dangers of malware and viruses. It allows you to scan all applications and files on your device automatically, so you don’t have to bother checking files or applications one by one.

You can easily enable it through Settings >> Device Care >> App Protection>> Turn it on.

Read more: How to turn on App Protection feature on Samsung devices

Auto Blocker

Auto Blocker offers various security features to protect user privacy. It prevents your device from downloading applications from suspicious sources without first confirming to the user. It also blocks commands that enter the device via the USB port.

To turn on this amazing feature, you just need to visit the Settings app >> Security Privacy >> Auto Blocker function >> Tap on the toggle to turn it on.

One UI 6.1 Auto Blocker feature

Read more: How to activate Auto Blocker feature on Samsung devices

Maintenance Mode

Maintenance Mode is a very useful feature that safeguards personal data during device repair. This feature allows service technicians to access the necessary functions of the phone without exposing any personal information.

The mode also ensures that applications installed by the user are not removed. Any data or accounts created while in Maintenance Mode will be automatically deleted once the mode is turned off.

To activate, open Settings on your device >> tap on Device Care >> Maintenance Mode >> turn on the feature >>restart the device to secure personal data.

Samsung One UI 6.1 Maintenance Mode

Also Read: How to use Maintenance Mode on your Samsung device

Pin App

Sometimes, sharing photos or videos with friends or family can lead to unintended privacy violations if they accidentally access other apps or view personal message notifications on your device.

For that, Samsung‘s One UI has a “Pin App” feature, which lets users lock a single app onto the screen, preventing access to other apps and protecting notification content.

You can easily turn it on by opening Settings >> Security Privacy >> More Security Settings >> Turn on the Pin App option >> Select the Recents icon next to Home >> Select the icon above the desired application >> Select “Pin this app” option.

One UI 6.1 PIN App

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One UI 6.1: How to turn on App Protection feature on Samsung devices

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Samsung One UI 6.1 App Protection feature

In an age where digital security is more important than ever, Samsung keeps Galaxy devices secure with its App Protection feature. Let’s see how you can enable the App Protection feature on your One UI 6.1 device and keep your Samsung smartphone more secure.

Samsung’s App Protection Feature scans your device to save it from the unseen dangers of malware and viruses. It works seamlessly in the background, automatically scanning all applications and files on your device.

If a security issue is noticed, you can uninstall or stop the download process of the related application to avoid data theft.

Here’s how to activate the App Protection feature

You can activate the App Protection feature on your One UI 6.1 device with just a few taps.

  • Open Settings and select Device Care.
  • Turn on App Protection within the Device Care menu.
  • After enabling, the device will start scanning.
  • For additional settings, tap the More icon and go to Settings.
  • Enable options such as Auto-scan apps daily and Auto-scan when installing apps.
  • By enabling Auto Blocker, App Protection will also be activated.

By following these steps, you can set up your Galaxy smartphone to automatically monitor and protect your device. This feature simplifies the process of maintaining your digital safety, allowing you to focus on your day-to-day activities without worry.

One UI 6.1 App Protection feature

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