Android 13 beta program goes live in the US for Galaxy S21 series

Last month, Samsung announced the Android 13 based One UI 5.0 beta program for Galaxy S21 series. Initially, it was available in mainland South Korea and later expanded to the UK and India. Today, the beta program is being expanded to the US. Yes, you can now officially upgrade to Android 13 on your Galaxy S21 series smartphone.

Although the program goes live officially on the Samsung Members app, a Reddit user (u/DJStormXZ) found it first and shared it in the Galaxy S21 subreddit community. Now officially confirmed by the USBetaModerator2 on the Samsung Community forum. And as per the details, currently, the beta program is live for the unlocked models of Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. Hopefully, it will be expanded to the carrier-locked models soon.

As per the speculations by Reddit users, the Galaxy S21 owners will get the second beta of One UI 5.0, obviously, it is more reliable than the original beta released last month. If you live in the US and own the Galaxy S21 series smartphone, then you can take a part in the beta program by tapping the Android 13 beta program banner inside the Samsung Members application, or you can follow our detailed guide on how to join Samsung One UI 5 beta program.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Android 13 beta program US

Talking about the changes, then the Android 13 based One UI 5.0 beta boasts a flurry of new features including more dynamic color palette options in themes, the ability to stack widgets on the home screen, notifications permissions for apps, the option to edit lock screen wallpaper gallery, new camera app features, improvements, and more. The list of features is extensive, so you can head over to this page to know more about One UI 5.0.

Once you are done with the joining part wait for 10 minutes to get the beta build over the air. You can head over to Settings > Software Update > Download and Install.

Make sure to take a backup before installing the One UI 5.0 beta on your Galaxy S21, also charge your phone to at least 50%.

If you want to know more about it or have any queries, then you can leave a comment in the comment box.

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