Samsung’s One UI 3.1.1 Is Bringing Next-Level Foldable Experiences to the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G Users

Samsung’s latest foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, now comes 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.

Starting August 31, One UI 3.1.1 was also made available on the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Fold, and Galaxy Z Flip. Using the newest Galaxy Z Fold3 5G? Read on to learn more about the new experiences that One UI 3.1.1 is set to unfold.

Drag & Split

Want to compare prices while shopping online? With Drag & Split, no need to open up a new tab and switch back and forth constantly between windows. Simply drag the link to the edge of the screen and open it in a new window to be viewed simultaneously.

Drag & Split works with favorite apps, including Samsung Internet, Samsung Notes, My Files, Messages, MS Office, OneNote, OneDrive, and more.

Step-by-step guide: Press down on the link, drag the link to wherever on the edge of the screen to open a new window.

Multi-Active Window and Natural Window Switching

Multi-Active Window lets users open up to three apps simultaneously, all arranged in their preferred layout. In One UI 3.1.1, both the height and the width of the app windows can be adjusted to suit the user’s needs.

For apps without built-in support: Go to Settings, click Advanced Features, go to Labs, and click on Multi Window for all apps.

When it comes to changing the layout of apps to the preferred style, Natural Switching makes transitions more responsive and intuitive. With One UI 3.1.1, the window users want to move will pop up when they press down on the top handle, making it easier to drag and drop the app to your desired location.

Rotate All Apps

With the new Rotate All Apps feature, apps will smoothly transition to the proper UX to match the portrait or landscape aspect ratio. When the feature is toggled on in ‘Labs’, even vertically fixed apps can be rotated 90 degrees.

Step-by-step guide: Go to Settings, click Advanced Features, go to Labs, click on Auto rotate apps, choose between two options: Keep app’s orientation or Match phone’s orientation.

Set Aspect Ratio for Apps

With customizable aspect ratios, maximize the benefits of the foldable smartphone’s Infinity Flex Display. One UI 3.1.1 now lets users change the size of the app so that they can fully immerse in their photos and videos. To get the most out of Samsung’s expansive foldable displays, simply enable this feature in ‘Labs’.

Step-by-step guide: Go to Labs, click on Customized App Aspect Ratios, click on apps to customize aspect ratios, select one of four options: Full screen, 16:9, 4:3, and App default.

With One UI 3.1.1 on the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, users can now unfold new and best ways to multitask, work, and play wherever they are.

Pre-orders for the newest foldable devices are ongoing until September 21, 2021. Visit any Samsung Experience Store, participating Authorized Samsung stores and retailers nationwide, and Authorized Samsung online partners, and get freebies and discounts worth up to Php 27,400. Apart from receiving a 1-year FREE protection from Samsung Care+, customers can choose from either an e-voucher worth Php 5,000, 50% off on a Flip Cover with S Pen, a FREE Galaxy Buds Pro, and a 25W Travel Adapter, or a Php 10,000 token, or a 25W Travel Adapter.

Pre-order through to get as much as Php 20,400 worth of freebies, including an e-voucher worth up to Php 10,000, a 25W Travel Adapter, and one-year FREE protection from Samsung Care+.

Starting September 22, the newest foldable devices will be available in, Authorized Samsung Stores, Samsung online partners and telco partners.  The Galaxy Z Fold3 5G will retail at Php 87,990 SRP for 256GB (Phantom Black, Phantom Silver and online-exclusive Phantom Green) and Php 95,990 for the 512GB variant (Phantom Black, Phantom Green and online-exclusive Phantom Silver).

Unfold new possibilities with the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G! For Samsung’s latest Galaxy ecosystem, visit

Safe Samsung Shopping

Health and safety protocols are strictly followed in Samsung Experience Stores to keep consumers and employees safe. Adhering to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Samsung has limited the number of its customers to 50% capacity, implemented the mandatory use of face masks and face shields, and performs frequent sanitation in all stores. 

Samsung Experience Stores also has unique QR health declaration codes to promote a safe and contactless contact tracing process. Product demonstrations are done side-by-side instead of face-to-face while keeping the required safe distance of one (1) meter to make sure everyone is socially distanced.  
To find the nearest Samsung Experience Store, visit

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