Soon after the release of Android 14, Samsung officially announced the One UI 6 Beta. Users can start enrolling their devices in the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta, which brings many improvements and many new features. Samsung’s custom skin has additional features on top of Android 14 to enhance productivity and the experience of using Android on their devices.

Instead of releasing One UI 5.1.1, Samsung released One UI 6 with the Android 14 update, which offers a more user-friendly experience. It is pretty feature-heavy and has tonnes of apps to support. Samsung is slowly expanding its One UI 6 Beta program to more regions, with flagship devices getting the One UI 6 update first, followed by other Samsung devices. The company offers four years of Android updates, and many devices will be said to receive the update.

Samsung One UI 6 Beta

With the update, there are also updates to stock apps like the redesigned Samsung Health and a new video editor named Studio. Here are some of the key highlights of the new features of One UI 6 Beta: It also has a new feature that revolves around Samsung Health, Camera Video Editor, Quick Panel, Home Screen, Calendar, Samsung Internet, Samsung Pass, and My Documents.

  • Samsung Health revamped: The home screen of Samsung Health has bold fonts and vibrant colours, allowing easier access to vital health information, including exercise results and other daily goals for steps, activity, water, and food intake. There is also an option to customise the water cup sizes in the water tracker, aligning hydration goals with individual habits.
  • Camera and Video Editing: Much new functionality has been added to the camera software. Users can now turn off the swipe gesture for camera switching to avoid accidental switches and grant users more control. This includes the new video editor called Studio, which offers complex video editing capabilities.
  • Streamlined Notifications and Interaction: Completely new notifications have separated cards, which are now easier to distinguish and manage. The alignment of the notification icon with the app icon on the home screen further simplifies identification, offering a consistent visual language throughout the interface.
  • Productivity and Ease of Use: There is a new font to address user interaction, but we also added new drag-and-drop items on the home screen. It adds a layer of convenience, allowing users to initiate actions with one hand while navigating the screen with the other.

It has also improved the animation and several elements of One UI 6. These adjustments appear modern and reduce the revamped Quick Panel, allowing users to offer convenience and visual adjustments. Up front, the security measures have also been strengthened so that the device owner’s data is protected.

Additionally, users can deactivate the swipe up or down in the camera to change the camera. Notifications are now also separated into cards and have app icons. Even the Recycle Bin of My Documents and Gallery were combined into one function to combine new features.

How to Download OneUI 6 Beta

Users must join the One UI 6.0 Beta programmed through the Samsung Members app. The update is available for a list of supported devices, including all three Galaxy S23 series, including Standards, Plus, and Ultra on unlocked and carrier variants.

Before proceeding, Samsung recommends that users keep a backup of their data before joining the beta program. If you encounter an unexpected error, you will keep your data.

Here are the steps to follow:

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.
  • Launch the Samsung Members app, or download it from the Google Play Store or the Galaxy Store.
  • On top, you will see several banners that you need to swipe to get to the One UI Beta Programme.
  • Tap on the banner, which will take you to the enrollment forums. Once you enrol in the beta programme, you can download One UI 6.0 Beta.
  • Open Device Settings, and then go to System Update.
  • From there, download OTA updates.

Note: You can also download the firmware to sideload One UI 6 on your Samsung devices.

Users can withdraw from the One UI 6.9 Beta, but it takes two business days after requesting to withdraw from the Beta program. However, you cannot rejoin. Open the Samsung Members app, then select the Beta Withdraw option. After withdrawing, you must remember that you must reinstall the public firmware using the Smart Switch app on Windows PCs.

List of One UI 6 Supported Devices

The Galaxy S23 Series will be the first to receive the OneUI 6.0 Beta update, which will gradually start rolling out to other Samsung devices. The company officially has yet to announce the timeline.

  • Galaxy S23 series
  • Galaxy S22 series
  • Galaxy S21 series
  • Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy A54
  • Galaxy A53
  • Galaxy M54
  • Galaxy M53

List of One UI 6 Unsupported Device

These devices will not get the One UI 6.0 Beta. Devices after the Galaxy S21 Series, including the S21 FE, are eligible for a 4-year OS update.

  • Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Galaxy S20 FE
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Galaxy Note 20/Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy Z Flip (LTE/5G)
  • Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Galaxy A22 (LTE/5G)
  • Galaxy A32 (LTE/5G)
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A71
  • Galaxy Tab A8
  • Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
  • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2020)
  • Galaxy Tab S7 or Galaxy Tab S7+

Google continues to release the Android 14 Beta and is expected to officially roll out the next generation of Android in the coming weeks. There are numerous bug fixes and improvements. Most Samsung devices directly jump to One UI 6 instead of One UI 5.1.1.

Other companies like Oppo, OnePlus, Realme, Vivo, Xiaomi, Nothing, and Tecno have already released the Android 14 Beta for some of their flagship smartphones. Samsung rolled out the One UI 6.0 Beta to selected markets, including the USA, South Korea, Germany, India, Poland, and the UK. More regions will be added with future updates. In China, the update has been delayed.

If users have feedback, they can send it through the Samsung Members app by clicking ” Beta Feedback.” Beta participation can also offer UX or UI-related feedback through the Suggestions section on the official Beta community forums. If errors occur during beta firmware installation or if the device can no longer boot, users need to visit a Samsung Service Centre and ask for assistance to reinstall their firmware.