Earlier this month, Samsung released stable Android 13 based One UI 5 for the Galaxy A23 5G, but in select regions. And after a couple of weeks, the stable update is now rolling out to Galaxy A23 5G users in the US. It’s a New Year treat from Samsung for Galaxy A23 users. Here’s everything about the Galaxy A23 5G Android 13 update.
Samsung started the Android 13 based One UI 5 journey in October and since then the company has been unstoppable. Most Galaxy phones including budget phones have already received the stable update. But as you know the availability varies by region, the Galaxy A23 5G was also missing the One UI 5 update in the US until now.
Android 13 based One UI 5 is rolling out in the US for the Galaxy A23 5G with build numbers A236USQU1BVK9 and A236U1UEU1BVL1 depending on the model. The Galaxy A23 5G was released with Android 12 just a few months ago. So this is the first major update for the device. The Android 13 update also increases the Android security patch to November 2022.
If you have been waiting for the update to try One UI 5 and Android 13 features, your wait is finally over. Galaxy A23 5G Android 13 update brings a bunch of new features and minimal UI changes. The update includes new lock screen customization, new wallpapers for lockscreen, new app icons, improved animations for smooth performance, enhanced blur effect, per app language preference, new mods and routines, widget stacking, enhanced privacy and security, and more. There are a bunch of changes and you can check them all on this page.
If you are a Galaxy A23 5G user in the US, you will receive the OTA update on your phone. It is a batch rollout just like update for other phones. This means the update will be available to batches of users one by one. So some of you may receive the update early while some have to wait a bit longer.
In case the update notification doesn’t work on your phone, you need to manually check for the update from Settings > Software Update > Download and Install. And before updating your phone, take a backup of your phone and charge it to at least 50%.