Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro were launched alongside the fourth generation Galaxy foldable phones, Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4, at the Galaxy Unpacked event, held earlier this month. In the same month, the company has pushed a software update to the Galaxy Watch 5 series users on the Verizon network.
The first software update for the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro may not excite you as it only focuses fixing an issue related to Wireless Emergency Alert. According to the information published on Verizon software support page, the first update fixes an issue where users couldn’t receive Wireless Emergency Alert messages if it contains more than 255 characters. This was a problem reported by many users, and thankfully, Samsung didn’t take too long to fix it.
Verizon has pushed the latest software update to both the dial variants of the Galaxy Watch 5 – 40mm and 44mm. While, the Pro model only comes in a 45mm dial variant.
- Galaxy Watch 5 (40mm): R905USQU1AVH2
- Galaxy Watch 5 (44mm): R915USQU1AVH2
- Galaxy Watch 5 Pro (45mm): R925USQU1AVH2
Wireless Emergency Alert is an important feature that alert citizens to emergencies. They are free text-based messages that will be broadcast from cell towers to people’s mobile devices, detailing the emergency and actions people need to take to ensure their safety.
If you happen to be a Galaxy Watch 5 or Watch 5 Pro user on the Verizon’s network, download and install the software update that may have already reached your phone. You can either update your watch using your phone or the watch itself. If an update is available on your Galaxy Watch 5 or Watch 5 Pro, click Update now and then tap on Install now.
To update your Galaxy Watch 5 or Watch 5 Pro, download the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone. Open the app, select your watch model, and follow the on-screen instructions to connect the watch. After this, tap on Watch settings, select Watch software update, and click Download and install.