Samsung recently launched the Android 14-based One UI 6 Beta, and the company announced Developer Conferences. Ahead of official announcements, Samsung has announced the One UI 6 Beta 2 for the Galaxy S23 Series, with significant software updates that fix bugs and optimize for better performance.

Flagship smartphones will be the first to receive the Android 14 update, followed by mid-range and budget smartphones. The company promises four years of Android updates and five years of security updates.

Samsung One UI Beta Update

The update will be available to everyone enrolled in the Beta program. One UI 6.0 Beta 2 is expected to be released next week.

The Beta update has been announced to be available in a few regions, including South Korea, the United States, Germany, and India. One UI 6 Beta will also expand and be available to more regions. Existing Beta users upgrading from One UI 6 Beta 1 to Beta 2 will have a weight of 1.7GB, while others new to Beta will get a 3GB update size.

How to Sign up for One UI 6 Beta

One UI 6 Beta is available to the public. Users can enroll to install the One UI 6 Beta on their devices.

  • Download and install the Samsung Members app.
  • Launch the app and sign in with your Samsung Member account to continue.
  • Swipe to find the One UI Beta Program banner on the top banner.
  • Tap on it, then register, and then tap on enroll and then agree, after which it will show a pop-up about enrollment.
  • Head over to the settings by swiping down once and then tap on the settings cog icon.
  • Next, open device settings and then go to software update.
  • Tap on download and install to start downloading One UI 6 Beta.

It takes 10 minutes to finish upgrading your device. It only supports a few devices, including Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. The company is also expected to have more devices, which include the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Flip 4, and more.

One UI 6 Beta 2 Changelog

Some notable changes come with One UI 6 Beta 2 and some known issues with the build. Updates include fixes to Multiwindow, Music Share, S Pen, Repair Mode, Home Screen, Netflix app, System Stability, and more.

Fixed shortcut fundamental error when using the keyboard.

Improved intermittent infinite loading and playing errors when using Netflix.

Fixed the Home app crash problem.

Improved instability in the multiwindow function of the security folder.

Improved device selection instability in Music share.

Improved erase action instability when using the S pen button.

Fixed execution fail of repair mode.

Fixed intermittent reset issue.

Fixed sluggish problem after software update.

Fixed icon disappearance problem in the Home screen after FOTA.

Known issues include:

Kids app cannot be installed after updating from T OS to U OS.

When running the app on DeX, the color of the top bar in some apps is not displayed correctly.

When a message is received, the condition routine does not work. Mode and routine apps are stopped when conditions are activated.

There are many changes, including accessible shortcuts with niche tiles, Quick Panel transparency, and more. The Samsung Health home screen has also been revamped with a few new options, such as changing the quantity of water in a cup, changes to camera behavior, and a new video editing app called Samsung Studio.

Hopefully, this update will fix crashes, random resets, sluggish performance, and app icon disappearing.

Samsung One UI 6 Beta 2 Firmware

The One UI 6 Beta 2 update comes with build ZWHO and will be available on the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. To upgrade from One UI 6.0 Beta to One UI 6.0 Beta 2, you can use these firmware files for sideloading.

SM-S918BFirmware Download
AWF7 To ZWH8Stable to Beta 1Download
ZWH8 To ZWHOBeta to Beta 2Download
AWGJ To ZWHOStable to Beta 2Download
AWH3 To ZWHOStable to Beta 2Download

  Note: For One UI 6 Beta, you can check this upgraded list to download the firmware onto your device.

The company gathers feedback from its Samsung One UI 6.0 Beta users through the Samsung App before pushing the stable release. Here is a guide on upgrading your Samsung device for sideloading the firmware.