Samsung releases One UI 6 with Android 14 for the Galaxy S23.
The long-awaited moment has finally arrived for several Samsung Galaxy users.
In the recent hours, the Korean tech giant has initiated the rollout of the stable One UI 6 update, which is based on Android 14, for the Galaxy S23 series devices. The update is being rolled out across different markets.
Once again, the company solidifies its reputation for exceptional software support for its devices, making it the first, after Google, to bring Android 14 to its smartphones in a stable form.
Samsung Galaxy S23 devices have commenced receiving the Android 14 and One UI 6 update
As previously mentioned, Samsung has chosen to conclude October on a high note by commencing the release of the eagerly anticipated update for its flagship Galaxy S series. The update incorporates the latest version of the Android operating system. The update rollout began with users participating in the beta program, available in specific markets. These users have already had the chance to explore numerous new features introduced by the company in its proprietary interface over the past few months.
Users enrolled in the beta program should soon be notified of an update that will update the firmware version to S916BXXU3BWJM. With a size of approximately 350 MB, this update will transition the Android 14 beta version to a stable release.
Transitioning from the Beta to stable version
The release of the stable One UI 6, based on Android 14, is not limited to beta program participants. Samsung has simultaneously commenced the rollout of this update for all Galaxy S23 devices in various markets. Owners of these three smartphones can expect a significantly larger update, both in terms of new features and, more notably, in terms of its size, which is expected to be around 3 GB.
Manually checking for updates
If you prefer not to wait for the notification but wish to manually check for the update’s availability, you can do so by navigating to: Settings -> Software Update -> Download and Install.
Preparation for a major update
Before rushing to update your smartphone, it’s crucial to remember that, as this is a major update, it’s highly recommended to back up your data before proceeding. You can use one of several available methods, whether through cloud storage, a computer, or physical storage. Given the update’s size, it’s also a good idea to clear unnecessary files from your device before proceeding. Additionally, it’s advisable to update all installed applications on your device and ensure that your smartphone has sufficient battery to complete the installation of the update.