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One UI 6: Release date, confirmed features, and device compatibility

Here's everything we know about Samsung's new Android 14 update.
November 27, 2023

Samsung’s One UI has come a long way over the years and has quickly become one of the most popular Android skins. The new One UI 6 update based on Android 14 continues to refine Samsung’s formula, though it’s expected to focus more on polish and refinement than introducing major new features. In our experience, there’s plenty to like about this iteration of Samsung’s software. Here’s everything we know about the One UI 6 release date, features, and compatibility.

One UI 6: At a glance

  • When is it coming out? One UI 6 has started rolling out in various regions, including Germany, the UK, Finland, Norway, and more. A US rollout should follow soon.
  • What's new? One UI 6 mostly brings aesthetic changes, minor menu changes, and other features that might further refine and polish the One UI experience. Don't expect major new features or functionality this time around.

One UI 6 release date

  • One UI 5.0: October 12, 2022
  • One UI 4.0: November 15, 2021
  • One UI 3.0: December 2, 2020
  • One UI 2.0: November 28, 2019
  • One UI 1.0: November 7, 2018

Samsung officially released the One UI 6 stable build on October 30, 2023, for the Galaxy S23 series. It first began arriving on Galaxy S23 devices in the US on November 10, 2023, with the version numbers S916USQU1BWK4 and S916UOYN1BWK4. The update is based on One UI Beta 9, which means it got little improvements after the final beta build.

Is there a One UI 6 beta?

The One UI 6 beta program has been available for a while now, with as many as nine total betas out the door before the final update. The beta program is available for the following devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy S23
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A53
  • Samsung Galaxy A52
  • Samsung Galaxy A34 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A23
  • Samsung Galaxy A14 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy M23 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 (South Korea only)
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9

As for how to install it? You’ll first need to download the Samsung Members application from the Galaxy Store or Google Play. Once you log in, you’ll see an option in the home banner or notices page that says Registration for One UI Beta Program. Once complete, go to Settings > Software Update > Download and Install. If the beta is available for your device and in your region, Samsung will fetch the latest version of the beta for your device.

One UI 6 features

One UI 6 has several new features on its way on top of the standard Android 14 additions, including a new font and simpler icon labels. There are also a few new widgets expected with the update, including a new weather insights widget and a camera widget that serves as a dedicated shortcut for user-preset camera modes. Beyond this, you can expect:

  • A more customizable onscreen experience with the ability to change fonts and the general layout.
  • The Quick Settings panel is getting an overhaul. Highlights include a new row for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings, as well as a few other additions to the menu for eye comfort and dark mode.
  • The notification panel is also getting a few tweaks, including the ability to get individual notifications as separate cards.
  • The app drawer now lets you search for app-specific long-press functions.
  • There’s a new emoji style in the Samsung keyboard.
  • Improvements to the gallery app and its built-in photo editor, camera app, the weather app, and more.

For a deeper look, be sure to check out our guide to all the new One UI 6 features.

One UI 6 compatibility

samsung galaxy s23 ultra hero
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The One UI 6 update is currently available only on the Galaxy S23 series but will eventually arrive on every Galaxy S handset from the S21 onward, including all Plus and Ultra variants. You’ll also be able to get it on the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 or higher. It’s also available for the Galaxy Tab S7 FE, Galaxy Tab S8 series, and Galaxy Tab S9 series. Even many budget Samsung phones will see the update, including a variety of members across the M series, F series, and A series.

Follow the link to see a full list of devices eligible for One UI 6.