Samsung Galaxy Fold Receiving One UI 3.1.1 Update, Bringing New Features

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Samsung has started rolling out a feature-filled update (One UI 3.1.1) for the original Galaxy Fold, its first foldable smartphone. The same update debuted on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, and has already been rolled out to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G.

One UI 3.1.1 introduces a lot of new features for the Samsung’s foldable lineup, including a Drag & Split, a much-requested tool that lets you open a new URL in a split-screen mode instead of opening it in a new tab whole browsing the web, and a Custom Aspect Ratio that lets you force any application to span your device’s screen.

The update also brings Rotate All Apps, which lets you force all applications to rotate to a landscape orientation, even if they don’t natively support it, and a new Taskbar, which is a persistent shortcuts to your favourite applications that follows you around on the right side of the screen.

Rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy Fold in Europe and Korea, One UI 3.1.1 comes bundled with the September 2021 Security Patch, containing fixes for multiple privacy and security-related vulnerabilities. You can check to see if the firmware is ready for your device by heading into Settings, followed by Software Update.