Samsung announced One UI 6 Beta a few months ago, and Android 14 is approaching. The company announced One UI 6 Beta 3 for the Galaxy S23 Series, which fixed critical bugs. Samsung has pushed out a smartphone update to roll back to the previous beta version, One UI 6/Android Beta 3, for the Galaxy S23.

It is based on Android 14-based OneUI 6 Beta 3, which brings significant improvements and new features and apps to the system. This includes redesigned video players with a new layout, features, and buttons. It is said to be made available on stable by October or November, typically for the previous year’s flagship line, while reviewing the final version of the update for the Galaxy S23 models. Nevertheless, Samsung is also expected to release One UI 6.0 for the Galaxy A54 later this year.

OneUI 6 Beta 3

The update does not have a massive upgrade, but all this update brings are bug fixes and the September 2023 security patch. Beta continuously expands to more countries, including Europe, the United States, South Korea, Germany, India, and more.

In addition, the video players also get enhanced speed controls, which let users choose between several playback speeds from 0.25x to 2.0x. This gives the controls a dedicated button, giving you easier access than the previously used slider. However, there are some known issues with OneUI 6.0 Beta 3. Additionally, there is also a slight blur effect on the notification shade.

A new play button has also been moved to the middle of the screen. All buttons also have similar functions, which are grouped. Also, the media panel will open in the expanded view by default, with a panel last in the expanded or collapsed state.

Beta 3 also introduced minor changes, such as contours and emoji, and defaulted to an expanded view of the Media Panel with the ability to remember its last date. However, there are some laggy animations that Samsung has said will address this issue in the future. Even there is an added contour emoji in OneUI 6 Beta 3. The Beta 3 update should start rolling out to more countries in the coming weeks.

New features

Video Player
Enhanced layout: Video player controls are now easier than ever. Buttons with similar functions have been grouped together, and the Play button has been moved to the center of the screen.
Enhanced playback speed controls: Choose between several video playback speeds between 0.25x and 2.0x. Speed controls are now easier to access with dedicated buttons instead of a slider.
Bugs that have been fixed

Improved One Ul home crash
Improved sometimes stop problem when switching home screen using app
Fixed Bixby call error in certain situation
Improved sometimes stop problem when pressing long on home screen
Improved the app termination problem when entering camera video mode
Improved the problem that Samsung Pay is not executed with swipe gesture
Automatic restart of device care (add manual setting menu for schedule restart)
Improved the shape of notification icon in text message
Fixed the notification bar color errors when running apps on DeX
Fixed the problem that the routine does not work in “When you receive a message” condition
Known issues

After updating One UI 6, the installation of Kids app is not possible (It will be possible in mid-September)
On boarding failure occurs when login is restarted after Samsung Pass initialization and Samsung account logout
Voice recognition error “answer the phone” while receiving phone call
Google Assistant error when swipe up in a specific situation

How to Register for OneUI 6 Beta 3

To register for the One UI 6 Beta, you need to install the Samsung Members app, as the banner will appear.

Samsung's One UI 6 Beta Program lets Galaxy S23 users download the new One UI 6 Beta Firmware, which has new features for Samsung Android 14 beta.
  • Download the Samsung Members app on the Play Store or the Galaxy Store.
  • Open the Samsung Members app to see the banner at the top.
  • Tap on the banner to enroll in the beta program.
  • After that, open the device settings, go to System Updates, and download OTA updates.

You can also sideload the OneUI 6 Beta 3 firmware. You can download the firmware from the link below, which reduces the difficulty of enrolling in the beta program via Samsung Members. After enrolling, you can click on the enrollment link, which should immediately get you into the beta program.

Download OneUI 6 Beta 3.

The firmware is available to flash on the Galaxy S23 Series. Updates are also available via OTA, which weighs over 1.2GB. Here are the OneUI OTA download links alongside direct enrollment links for Galaxy devices.

Device NameDownload
Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B)AWH3 > ZWHO
Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B)ZWH8 > ZWHO
Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B) | Beta 2 > Beta 3AWH3 > ZWI8
Galaxy S23 (SM-S911B) | Beta 3 > Beta 4ZWI8 > ZWIB
Galaxy S23 (SM-S911U1)AWGH > ZWH8
Galaxy S23 (SM-S911U1)ZWH8 > ZWHO
Galaxy S23 (SM-S911U1) | Beta 2 > Beta 3ZWHO > ZWI8
Galaxy S23 (SM-S911U1) | Beta 3 > Beta 4ZWI8 > ZWIB
Galaxy S23 Plus (SM-S916B)AWH3 > ZWHO
Galaxy S23 Plus (SM-S916B) | Beta 2 > Beta 3ZWHO > ZWI8
Galaxy S23 Plus (SM-S916B) ZWI8 > ZWIB
Galaxy S23 Plus (SM-S916B) | Beta 3 > Beta 4 ZWIB > ZWIC
Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918B)AWF7 > ZWH8
Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918B)AWGJ > ZWHO
Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918B)AWH3 > ZWHO
Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918B)ZWH8 > ZWHO
Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918B) | Beta 2 > Beta 3ZWHO > ZWI8
Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918B)ZWI8 > ZWIB
Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918B) | Beta 3 > Beta 4ZWIB > ZWIC
Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918U1)AWFD > ZWH8
Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918U1)ZWH8 > ZWHO
Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918U1) | Beta 2 > Beta 3ZWHO > ZWHI8
Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918U1)ZWI8 > ZWIB
Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918U1) | Beta 3 > Beta 4ZWIB > ZWIC
Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918U)ZWFD > ZWH8
Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918U)ZWH8 > ZWHO
Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918U) | Beta 2 > Beta 3ZWHO > ZWI8
Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918U)ZWI8 > ZWIB
Galaxy S23 Ultra (S918U) | Beta 3 > Beta 4ZWOB > ZWIC

We will share the OneUI 6 Beta 3 OTA download zip from the stable to Beta 1. Once it is available, you can get the stable full-stock firmware and the OTA zip. Despite being easy via the Samsung Members app, there may be more ways to unofficially get the One UI 6 OTA update.

The second beta comes with Build ZWI8. New in the third beta on One UI 6 with build update ZWIA. You need to rename.bin into the adb folder, which can be installed using Odin. Firmware is not without issues. Samsung might be unable to install the kid’s app on the latest beta, and Google Assistant might fail to trigger with the swipe-up gesture.

In addition, there are several new features and enhancements, including the redesigned Quick Settings panel, fonts, emoji, iconography, camera update, and much more.

List of OneUI 6 Beta-supported Devices

Here is the list of Samsung Galaxy devices to receive the One UI 6 update.

  • Galaxy S23 Series
    • Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S22 Series
    • Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy Z Fold Series
    • Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Fold 4, Galaxy Fold 3, and Galaxy Fold 2
  • Galaxy Z Flip Series
    • Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Flip 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 5G
  • Galaxy Tab S9 Series
    • Galaxy Tab S9 and Galaxy S9 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Series
    • Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, and Galaxy S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S7 Series
    • Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+
  • Galaxy A54

How to Use Enhanced Data Protection

This new feature helps protect your cloud data with end-to-end encryption. With this, you can safeguard your data from being hacked.

  • Open the device settings.
  • Go to Security & Privacy.
  • Click on Security Settings.
  • That is it!

Samsung has noted that many reported bugs are being fixed, improved stability, and other enhancements.