Galaxy Watch 4’s new update brings camera zoom control tool

Samsung recently updated its several Galaxy devices with the latest security patch in the form of a January 2023 update. However, the update doesn’t carry any additional features other than security patches. Then, Samsung released the new features under the security update for its Galaxy Watch 5 series devices; now, the company has expanded the update to its predecessor watch series, {the Galaxy Watch 4 series.

As said earlier, the latest update comes with the January 2023 security patch update, which addresses several security vulnerabilities and general improvements to the existing function of the watch. With all this it also includes some new features with it, let’s discuss them in detail.

The January 2023 update for Samsung Galaxy Watch4

The Galaxy Watch 4 update has been released in the US and Korea; the update brings some new features and improvements. This update adds to the Camera Controller app the ability to change the zoom of the smartphone’s camera remotely by moving your fingers closer or far on the screen or by turning the ring.

Notability, the camera controller feature only works on flagship smartphones which launched after Galaxy S20 or Z Flip devices and are running on One UI 5.1. However, Samsung hasn’t released the One UI 5.1 update on any device yet. But it will be the first debut in Galaxy S23 devices which will be launched in the Galaxy Unpacked event in February 2023, and then the update will be available for other Galaxy devices.

Users who own Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic can identify the latest update by the build version R860XXU1GWA3 in the US, while the Korean variant is receiving the update with build number R870XXU1GWA3. Currently, the update is available only in Korea and the US. However, it will be expanded to other countries soon.

• New Camera Controller feature added
Change zoom on your phone camera remotely through pinching in or out on the screen, or through rotating the bezel.
※ This feature is only supported on flagship models released after Samsung Galaxy S20 or Z Flip running at least One UI 5.1.
• Samsung Members
A new “Connected device diagnostics” option has been added to check the proper performance of the Galaxy Watch’s battery status, touch screen function, etc. on the connected phone.
※ Please update Samsung Members and Galaxy Wearable app to the latest versions for using the ‘Connected device diagnostics’ feature.
• Stability and reliability
The stability has been improved.

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