The wait is finally over as Samsung has announced its One UI 6 Beta for the Galaxy S23 series. More Samsung Galaxy phones will be receiving the One UI 6 beta later this year. One UI 6 is the Android 14-based custom OS for Samsung devices.
Some other OEMs already started the Android 14 beta for their flagship phones last month, and Samsung is quite late to the party. However, we know that Samsung will likely be the first OEM, aside from Google, to roll out the Android 14 to all of its devices once it begins the stable release later this year.
Many Samsung users might be eager to experience One UI 6 as soon as possible, and for good reason. After all, it’s a major update that includes Android 14. This update brings along a multitude of new features and changes. Among the notable updates is the redesigned Quick Settings, new emojis, a new default font, and much more.
Currently, the One UI 6 Beta is available for the Galaxy S23 in the United States, Korea, and Germany. It’s important to note that this beta program is expected to expand to more devices and regions in the near future. This guide will be applicable to all Samsung phones that meet the eligibility criteria.
In case the One UI 6 beta is out for your Samsung Galaxy here’s what you need to do in order to join the beta program.
Apply for One UI 6 Beta Program
Step 1: Update your Galaxy phone to the latest version along with Samsung Members app.
Step 2: Now Open the Samsung Members app on your phone.
Step 3: Here you might see One UI 6 beta banner on top, swipe through all banners to check them all.
Step 4: If you find the banner tap on it, if not follow the next step.
Step 5: Tap on the bell icon at the corner and see the Notices section. One UI 6 Beta notification will be there.
Step 6: It will give you the option to join One UI 6 Beta. Follow the on screen instructions and you will be registered for One UI 6 Beta.
How to Install One UI 6 Beta
After joining the beta program, the beta software will be available to your device. But before you head to the installation part, make sure to back up your device or at least important data.
Step 1: Make sure your Galaxy phone is connected to the Internet and go to Settings.
Step 2: Now go to Software Update > Download and Install.
Step 3: Here you will see the latest Android 14 based One UI 6.0 Beta that you can install on your phone.
You can also withdraw from the One UI 6 Beta from the Samsung Members app.
One of the best things about Samsung is they don’t keep testing their updates for months. Unlike some companies that conduct prolonged closed beta testing, Samsung tends to streamline the process. Consequently, they often release stable builds just a month or two following the beta update. So yes you can expect the stable One UI 6 for Galaxy S23 in October or November.
Another good thing is that Samsung only needs to conduct beta testing in the initial months, followed by the direct rollout of the stable One UI 6 update to other Galaxy devices. However, this approach doesn’t necessarily indicate the presence of major bugs in the stable build. So not every device will be joining the One UI 6 which is a good thing as users don’t have to wait long.