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One UI Watch 5 Battery widget

(Topic created: 06-11-2023 04:45 PM)
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Zo5
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The One UI Watch 5's battery widget is not recognizing my Samsung Galaxy A21 phone. I don't have any other Samsung devices that I can connect to. My question is, do you have to have Samsung Smart Things for the watch to recognize the phone's battery? Or, do I need a more advanced Samsung phone?

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-Cornelius-
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With the launch of the Galaxy S23 line-up, Samsung also released their new OneUI 5.1 user interface, which among other things, adds a new Battery widget you can place on the screen of your phone. This widget is available in two visual formats. First, you have a compact “circles” version, which displays a circle with an icon specific to each device and its battery status. Furthermore, when a device is charging, you see a small lightning bolt inside its circle.Then you have an extended “list” version, which displays the name of each device alongside a charge bar.


In order to use this widget, you need OneUI 5.1 installed on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet. The Battery widget is integrated with Samsung devices like: Samsung Galaxy watch 4, watch five, or newer. Galaxy buds 2, buds 2 Pro, or newer models of earbuds.


If you’re using a Samsung Galaxy Ultra smartphone with an S Pen, the pen is automatically integrated into the Battery widget as long as you install OneUI 5.1 on your phone. The S Pen is going to be added to the Other devices category shown in the settings section of the widget. One last but important requirement for the Battery widget to work well is to update to the latest firmware version on all the Samsung Galaxy devices you use and want to integrate. For example, initially, I used a Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro smartwatch, but because it didn’t have the latest firmware update installed, it wasn’t listed in the Battery widget. Two updates later, it immediately became visible.


This information was provided to me from Google. I hope it out helps answer your question.

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-Cornelius-
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With the launch of the Galaxy S23 line-up, Samsung also released their new OneUI 5.1 user interface, which among other things, adds a new Battery widget you can place on the screen of your phone. This widget is available in two visual formats. First, you have a compact “circles” version, which displays a circle with an icon specific to each device and its battery status. Furthermore, when a device is charging, you see a small lightning bolt inside its circle.Then you have an extended “list” version, which displays the name of each device alongside a charge bar.


In order to use this widget, you need OneUI 5.1 installed on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet. The Battery widget is integrated with Samsung devices like: Samsung Galaxy watch 4, watch five, or newer. Galaxy buds 2, buds 2 Pro, or newer models of earbuds.


If you’re using a Samsung Galaxy Ultra smartphone with an S Pen, the pen is automatically integrated into the Battery widget as long as you install OneUI 5.1 on your phone. The S Pen is going to be added to the Other devices category shown in the settings section of the widget. One last but important requirement for the Battery widget to work well is to update to the latest firmware version on all the Samsung Galaxy devices you use and want to integrate. For example, initially, I used a Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro smartwatch, but because it didn’t have the latest firmware update installed, it wasn’t listed in the Battery widget. Two updates later, it immediately became visible.


This information was provided to me from Google. I hope it out helps answer your question.
Zo5
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Thank you very much Cornelius, it did answer my question. I don't like having useful items and not being able to use it, but I'll be fine. Again, thanks very much. 🙂
-Cornelius-
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Glad I can help. How about to using this as a solution. I'd appreciate that. And thanks again
mizfitz13
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I had to uninstall & reinstall the widget after the watch beta.
Mortgage_Guy
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Why doesn't the battery widget show the battery life on a galaxy watch 3? Will this be added at some point in the future?
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