One UI 6.0 will be the next big update for Samsung Galaxy smartphones, and some flagships will get early access to the new software. Samsung’s One UI 6 update will bring the Android 14 to Galaxy smartphones and tablets, with an official rollout starting later this year.
Google started Android 14’s development in February, while the public beta program began for consumers in April. Notably, the Galaxy maker didn’t take part in Google’s Android Beta testing and initiated its own One UI Beta Program.
Android v14 will officially launch this month, and as expected Samsung commenced the One UI 6.0 early access for Galaxies in early August. After the Galaxy S23 series, the Galaxy A54 joined the Beta Program, as well as popular Galaxy devices will soon get access to the One UI 6.0 Beta.
Samsung devices that will get early access to One UI 6.0
- Galaxy Z Series
- Z Fold 5 & Z Flip 5
- Z Fold 4 & Z Flip 4
- Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3
- Galaxy S Series
- S23, S23 Plus & S23 Ultra – Started
- S22, S22 Plus & S22 Ultra – Soon
- S21, S21 Plus & S21 Ultra
- Galaxy A Series
- A54 – Started
- A53 [Uncertain]
One UI in 2023
Samsung started 2023 with the unveiling of the One UI 5.1 in early February. Within a month of launch, the company shared this S23-exclusive firmware with older Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, Galaxy Note 20, and Galaxy Fold and Flip series.
At the August Unpacked, Samsung introduced the Android 13-based One UI 5.1.1. This new software is still based on the Android 13 operating system but adds tweaks to functions and multitasking enhancements for large-screen devices.
Later this year, Samsung will unveil the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 for Galaxy devices. It would take about three months for the company to test, adopt, and optimize the new OS for Galaxy devices. Accordingly, the One UI 6.0 rollout is expected to start by early October 2023.
Public One UI 6.0 rollout begins for Samsung Galaxy A34 smartphone
After Beta users, Samsung has begun the public rollout of the stable One UI 6.0 for the Galaxy A34 smartphone in India. Now, non-beta Galaxy A34 smartphone users can now enjoy One UI 6 and Android 14 features.
The newest One UI version comes with a bundle of new features and enhancements to provide easy access to all features and next-level experience. The stable One UI 6.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy A34 can be identified through the One UI build version A346EXXU4BWK2 and an installation package size of around 2.3GB.
One UI 6 update comes with several new features, enhancements, and major changes over the previous UI to provide an amazing experience. These are mainly related to Quick Panel, Lock Screen, My Files, Reminder, Calendar, Health, Video Player, Weather, Gallery, Camera, Home screen, and more.
In addition, it installs the November 2023 security patch to improve system security and stability. To check and install the latest One UI update, you just need to open Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.
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Stable One UI 6.0 for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, Z Fold 5 live in Europe
After the US and India, Samsung is expanding an Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update for Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 smartphones in Europe. This major update arrives with a November 2023 security patch to improve system security and stability.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 smartphones are getting One UI 6.0 update with PDA version F946BXXU1BWKA and F731BXXU1BWK9 respectively. The update is currently live in the UK and the company will soon make it available for more countries in Europe.
One UI 6.0 offers a bunch of new features and enhancements to Galaxy devices to provide a next-level and amazing experience. It brings a redesigned quick panel, new app widgets, enhanced security and privacy, more options for several stock apps, and more.
To check and install the latest update, you just need to open Settings >> Software Updates >> Download and install.
Samsung Galaxy S22 gets Android 14 One UI 6.0 in South Korea
Following the initial rollout in Europe and expansion in the US, Samsung is now releasing the Android 14-based One UI 6.0 update to the Galaxy S22 series in South Korea. Users who have been running the Beta firmware are getting it first, with the Public rollout not too far away.
In addition to Android 14 and One UI 6.0, Samsung is also bringing the November 2023 security patch to the Galaxy S22 series in South Korea. If you are from Samsung’s home country, it’s time to check for the DWKA update by jumping to Settings > Software update > Download and install.
One UI 6.0 comes with significant improvements for your Galaxy phone’s home screen, check out below.
- Simplified icon labels: App icon labels are now limited to a single line for a cleaner and simpler look. “Galaxy” and “Samsung” have been removed from some app names to make them shorter and easier to scan.
- Auto hiding taskbar: If you’re using gesture navigation, you can set the taskbar to hide automatically. When hidden, just swipe up from the bottom of the screen to make the taskbar appear.
- Drag and drop with 2 hands: Start dragging app icons or widgets on your Home screen with one hand, then use your other hand to navigate to the screen where you want to drop them.