Samsung is speeding up the Android 14 based One UI 6 beta testing. Recently the company pushed One UI 6 beta to some older flagship phones including the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21 series. But as usual, the beta was released first in South Korea.
The One UI 6 beta for the Galaxy S22 was released earlier this week, and has now expanded to the UK. As of now this is only for the Galaxy S22, but we may see the Galaxy S21 get the beta in more regions this week or next.
In the UK, Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra with firmware version S901BXXU6ZWIA, S906BXXU6ZWIA, and S908BXXU6ZWIA. It is a major beta which means, it also weighs more about 2700MB. Its a same update released in South Korea but with different build. This means the update brings September 2023 Android security patch.
There are many reasons to be excited for the new One UI 6 beta, such as major improvements and bunch of new features. One big change in One UI 6 is the new Quick Settings layout followed by features like new emojis, new media playback UI on lock screen and homescreen, option to change clock location on lock screen and many other features. You can read about new features on this page.
If you own Galaxy S22 series phone and from UK, you can now opt for the beta update to try One UI 6 early. Before you make decision to install One UI 6 beta, you must take backup of your phone.
How to Install One UI 6 Beta
To get the One UI 6 Beta, you need to apply for the beta program which is quite easy. All you need to do is install Samsung Members app on your Galaxy S22. Open the app and go to Notices section (bell icon) where you will find the announcement for One UI 6 Beta. Open it and follow on-screen instructions to register for beta.
After registering for the beta, you will receive One UI 6 beta on your Phone. Check for the update by going to Settings > Software Update > Download and Install.