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One UI 6.0 Changelog: All new features & changes

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The South Korean giant finally announced the One UI 6.0 based on the Android 14 beta program for the Galaxy S23 series in limited regions. And it comes with numerous new features and changes for a better experience. The beta is accessible in Germany, South Korea, and the USA, but more countries, such as India, Poland, and the UK, should be added soon.

So, when it comes to what you’ll see in the first One UI 6.0 beta update that uses Android 14, there are lots of changes everywhere. They’ve made updates to the quick buttons, the screens you see when your phone is locked or on the home screen, the Samsung Keyboard, sharing stuff, doing many things at once, and more. They even changed the way the words look in One UI 6.0. Samsung says the new font is fancier and more up-to-date.

How to join One UI 6.0 beta program

Samsung released the OTA update of One UI 6.0 beta for Galaxy S23 series users. And here, we shared the full changelog of the firmware, bringing you a wide collection of new features and enhancements for your Galaxy devices. You can check the official Samsung One UI 6.0 changelog and instructions below.

One UI 6.0 Changelog & features

Quick panel

  • New button layout: The quick panel has a new layout that makes it easier to access the features you use most. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth now have their own dedicated buttons at the top of the screen, while visual features, like Dark mode and Eye comfort shield, have been moved to the bottom. Other quick settings buttons appear in a customizable area in the middle.
  • Instantly access the full quick panel: By default, a compact quick panel with notifications appears when you swipe down from the top of the screen. Swiping down again hides notifications and shows the expanded quick panel. If you turn on Quick Settings instant access, you can view the expanded quick panel by swiping just once from the right side of the top of the screen. Swiping down from the left side shows notifications.
  • Quickly access brightness control: The brightness control bar now appears by default in the compact quick panel when you swipe down once from the top of the screen for quicker and easier brightness adjustments.
  • Improved album art display: While playing music or videos, album art will cover the entire media controller in the notification panel if the app playing the music or video provides album art.
  • Enhanced layout for notifications: Each notification now appears as a separate card, making it easier to recognize individual notifications.
  • Sort notifications by time: While playing music or videos, album art will cover the entire media controller in the notification panel if the app playing the music or video provides album art.

Lock screen

  • Reposition your clock: You now have more freedom to move your clock to the position of your choice on the Lock screen.

Home screen

  • Simplified icon labels: App icon labels are now limited to a single line for a cleaner and simpler look. “Galaxy” and “Samsung” have been removed from some app names to make them shorter and easier to scan.

Typeface

  • New default font: One UI 6 has a new default font with a more stylish and modern feel. You’ll see the new font if the default font is selected in Settings. If you’re using a different font, you’ll still see that font after upgrading to One UI 6.

Multitasking

  • Keep pop-up windows open: Instead of minimizing pop-up windows when you go to the Recents screen, pop-ups will now remain open after you leave the Recents screen so you can continue what you were working on.

Samsung Keyboard

  • New emoji design: Emojis that appear in your messages, social media posts, and elsewhere on your phone have been updated with a fresh new design.

Content sharing

  • Picture and video previews: When you share pictures or videos from any app, preview images will appear at the top of the Share panel to give you one more chance to review the pictures and videos before sharing them.
  • Extra sharing options: When you share content, additional options may appear on the Share panel depending on the app you share from. For example, when you share a website from the Chrome web browser, you’ll get the option to share a screenshot of the website along with the web address.

Weather

  • New Weather widget: The Weather insights widget provides more information about your local weather conditions. You can see when severe thunderstorms, snow, rain, and other events are on the forecast.
  • More information in the Weather app: Information about snowfall, moon phases and times, atmospheric pressure, visibility distance, dew point, and wind direction is now available in the Weather app.
  • Interactive map view: Swipe to move around the map and tap a location to view the local weather conditions. The map can help you find weather information even if you don’t know the name of the
    city.
  • Enhanced illustrations: Illustrations in the Weather widget and app have been enhanced to provide better
    information about the current weather conditions. Background colors also change depending on the time of the day.

Camera

  • Custom camera widgets: You can add custom camera widgets to your Home screen. You can set each widget to start in a specific shooting mode and save pictures in an album of your choice.
  • More alignment options for watermarks: You can now choose whether your watermark appears at the top or bottom of your photos.
  • Quick access to resolution settings: A resolution button is now available in the quick settings at the top of the screen in Photo and Pro modes so you can quickly change the resolution of photos you take.
  • Easier video size options: A pop-up now appears when you tap the video size button, making it easier to see all the options and choose the right ones.
  • Keep your pictures level: When grid lines are turned on in Camera settings, a level line will now appear in the middle of the screen while using the rear camera in all modes except Panorama. The line will move to show whether your picture is level with the ground.
  • Apply effects more easily: Filter and face effects now use a dial instead of a slider, making it easier to make precise adjustments with just one hand.
  • Scan documents easily: The Scan document feature has been separated from Scene optimizer, so you can scan documents even if Scene optimizer is turned off. The new Auto scan lets you scan documents automatically whenever you take a picture of a document. After a document is scanned, you’ll be taken to the edit screen, where you can rotate your document to align it the way you want.
  • Quality optimization: You can choose between 3 levels of quality optimization for the pictures you take. Choose Maximum to get the highest quality pictures with the most post-processing. Choose Minimum to reduce the amount of post-processing so you can take pictures as quickly as possible. You can also choose Medium to get the best balance of speed and post-processing.
  • New Auto FPS settings for videos: Auto FPS can help you record brighter videos in low-light conditions. Auto FPS now has 3 options. You can turn it off, use it for 30 fps videos only, or use it for both 30 fps and 60 fps videos.

Gallery

  • Save clipped images as stickers: When you clip something from an image, you can easily save it as a sticker that you can use later when editing pictures or videos.
  • Enhanced story view: While viewing a story, a thumbnail view appears when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen. In thumbnail view, you can add or remove pictures and videos from your story.
  • Drag and drop with 2 hands: Touch and hold pictures and videos with one hand, then use your other hand to navigate to the album where you want to drop them.
  • Quick edits in detail view: While viewing a picture or video, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go to detail view. This screen now provides quick access to effects and editing features you can immediately apply.

Photo Editor

  • Adjust decorations after saving: You can now make changes to drawings, stickers, and text that you’ve added to a photo even after saving.
  • Undo and redo: Don’t worry about making mistakes. You can now easily undo or redo transformations,
    filters, and tones.
  • Enhanced layout: The new Tools menu makes it easier to find the editing features you need. Straighten and Perspective options have been combined in the Transform menu.
  • Draw on custom stickers: When creating custom stickers, you can now use drawing tools to make your stickers even more personal and unique.
  • New text backgrounds and styles: When adding text to a photo, you can choose from several new backgrounds and styles to help you get the perfect look.

Calendar

  • Your schedule at a glance: The new schedule view provides your upcoming events, tasks, and reminders all together in chronological order.
  • View your reminders in Calendar: You can now view and add reminders in the Calendar app without opening the Reminder app.

Reminder

  • Refined reminder list view: The main list view has been redesigned. You can manage categories at the top of the screen. Below the categories, your reminders will be shown organized by date. The layout for reminders containing images and web links has also been enhanced.
  • New reminder categories: The Place category contains reminders that alert you when you’re in a specific place, and the No Alert category contains reminders that don’t provide any alerts.
  • More options for creating reminders: When sharing content to the Reminder app, you’ll get full editing options before your reminder is created. You can also take pictures using the camera when creating a reminder.
  • Create all-day reminders: You can now create reminders for an entire day and customize the time when you want to be alerted about them.

Samsung Internet

  • Play videos in the background: Keep playing video sound even if you leave the current tab or leave the Internet app completely.
  • Enhanced tab list for large screens: When using Internet on a large screen, such as a tablet in landscape view or Samsung DeX, your tab list will be shown in 2 columns so you can see more tabs on the screen at the same time.

Smart select

  • Resize and extract text from pinned content: When you pin an image to the screen, you can now resize it or extract text from it.
  • Magnified view: When selecting an area of the screen, a magnified view will appear so you can start and end your selection at the perfect spot.

Bixby text call

  • Customize your greeting: You can now edit the greeting that Bixby says when you answer using Bixby text call.
  • Switch to Bixby during a call: You can switch to Bixby text call at any time, even if the call is already in progress.

Modes and Routines

  • Unique Lock screens depending on your mode: Set up different Lock screens with their own wallpaper and clock style for when you’re driving, working, exercising, and more. When you start editing the Lock screen while a mode is on, you’ll edit the Lock screen for that mode.
  • New conditions: You can now start a routine when an app is playing media.
  • New actions: Your routines can now do more than ever before. Change your Lock screen, change Samsung Keyboard settings, and more.

Smart suggestions

  • New look and feel: The Smart Suggestions widget has been redesigned with a layout that better aligns with other icons on your Home screen.
  • More customization: You can now adjust transparency and choose between a white or black background. You can also set apps to exclude from suggestions.

Finder

  • Quick actions for apps: When an app appears in your search results, you can touch and hold the app to get quick access to actions you can perform using the app. For example, if you search for the Calendar app, buttons for adding an event or searching your calendar will appear. App actions will also appear in search results on their own if you search for the name of the action instead of the app.

My Files

  • Free up storage space: Recommendation cards will appear to help you free up storage space. My Files will recommend deleting unnecessary files, give you tips for setting up cloud storage, and also let you know which apps on your phone are using the most storage space.

Settings

  • Smarter Airplane mode: If you turn on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth while Airplane mode is on, your phone will remember. The next time you use Airplane mode, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth will remain on instead of turning off.
  • Easier access to battery settings: Battery settings now have their own top-level settings menu, so you can easily check your battery usage and manage battery settings.
  • Block security threats: Get an extra level of protection for your apps and data. Auto Blocker prevents unknown apps from being installed, checks for malware, and blocks malicious commands from being sent to your phone using a USB cable.

Accessibility

  • New magnification options: Customize how your magnification window appears. You can choose full screen, partial screen, or allow switching between the two.
  • Customize cursor thickness: You can now increase the thickness of the cursor that appears while editing text so that it’s easier to see.
  • Learn more about accessibility: A link to the Samsung Accessibility web page has been added to Accessibility settings so you can learn more about accessibility features and our efforts to make our products accessible to everyone.

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One UI 6.1 with Galaxy AI: New Smart Features Coming to Your 2021 and 2022 Galaxy Phones

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Samsung initially introduced Galaxy AI exclusively for the Galaxy S24 series, then expanded it to 2023’s Galaxy flagship devices, and is now setting up to release it for 2022’s as well as 2021’s flagship lineups. 

Samsung has already teased the Galaxy S22 owners that ongoing testing is going on to deliver Galaxy AI features, and now recent reports are unveiling that not only the S22 series but also the entire 2022 and 2021 flagship lineups are in line to get the Galaxy AI features. 

This is being speculated by a forum post from Korea. A Samsung employee has confirmed that One UI 6.1 with Galaxy AI features will be coming to Samsung’s entire 2022 and even 2021 flagship lineups. Samsung had already announced earlier this week that more devices would receive Galaxy AI. 2023 Galaxy flagships have already grabbed the AI features, but noticeably, the Galaxy S23 FE is not eligible for the Instant Slow-Mo feature. 

  • Circle and search with Google
  • Live translation, to make voice and text translations of calls in real time;
  • Interpreter, who instantly translates the words of the interlocutors and displays them on a split screen;
  • Chat Assistant in the keyboard, to perfect the tone of the conversation;
  • Notes Assistant, for an AI-generated task summary and for creating templates to take notes with predefined formats;
  • Transcription Assistant to transcribe, summarize and possibly translate voice recordings;
  • generation wallpapers with AI
  • Generative change

Here’s the 2022 Galaxy device that would get Galaxy AI: 

  • Galaxy Tab S8
  • Galaxy Tab S8+
  • Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4

Samsung is also expanding the Galaxy AI to selected devices in 2021, although these devices would only support a few features such as Circle to Search and Magic Rewrite, which is expected to be a messy translation of Generative Edit. 

Here’s the eligible device list for the Galaxy AI in 2021: 

  • Galaxy S21
  • Galaxy S21+
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3

The exact timeline is not clear yet, but it is expected that the Galaxy AI features, along with the One UI 6.1 update, could arrive in early May. 


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Samsung would be ready to bring the One UI 6.1 to these other devices as well

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Samsung introduced the One UI 6.1 update with its latest Galaxy S24 devices, and after taking a short break, the company expanded to more Galaxy devices and launched back in 2023. Now there is some good news: in the next few days, the company is preparing to expand the One UI 6.1 update to more Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S22, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy A54.

According to the tipster, Tarun Vats, Samsung will release the One UI 6.1 update to the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, and Galaxy A54 devices in the coming days. He predicted that the update would be available in several regions of Asia and Europe.

Apart from these, there is no specific information available about the update’s availability; however, observing the pattern reveals that the company is rolling out the update batch-wise. Initially, it expanded the update to the highest devices that were related back in last year, but now it is prepared to release the update to the devices released in 2022.

The One UI 6.1 update will add several new customization features to various existing features, such as wallpaper, lock screen, alarm alerts, stickers, reminders, and many more.

With the latest update, users will also experience improvements in connectivity, such as Quick Share integration with nearby devices, and enhanced convenience in device location through Samsung Find. Along with this, several new AI features will be introduced, but it is not confirmed if every feature will arrive for these devices or if the company will keep some limitations on them. To learn about the features in more detail, you can check out this article.


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One UI 6.1 Have Bugs and Issues: Should You Update?

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New updates are usually expected to refine older devices with new improvements, features, and changes, but unfortunately, Samsung’s latest One UI 6.1 turned wrong for the Galaxy S23 device. 

Samsung has already rolled out the Android 14-based One UI 6.1 update for the Galaxy S23 devices, but the owners of the devices after installing this update started claiming and reporting about the inconveniences they are going through, such as unresponsive touch screen issues, fingerprint sensors not working, and many more. 

Here we are discussing several issues that occur after installing One UI 6.1 on the Galaxy S23 smartphones

Unresponsive Touchscreens 

After installing the One UI 6.1 update, Galaxy S23 users started reporting on Reddit and Samsung’s community forums that a kind of inconvenience was occurring: an unresponsive touch screen. One Galaxy S23 Ultra owner claimed that his screen is unresponsive to finger touch and only works while using the S-Pen. Some of the users claimed that sometimes the screen stopped taking touch on some particular areas of the display. A user also commented, “After hitting the 6.1 update, I’m stuck with the same problem: the touch screen is totally unresponsive. It’s downright disheartening. I can’t believe a brand would drop an update this messed up.” 

Broken fingerprint sensors 

Apart from the touchscreen issue, other users on the same platform indicate that One UI 6.1 is also breaking the fingerprint sensor for the Galaxy S23. Upon examining the other two r/GalaxyS23 and r/GalaxyS23Ultra posts on Reddit, it appears that the fingerprint sensor is not entirely malfunctioning.

Regarding this issue, one user elaborates on the inconvenience. “After updating to One UI 6.1 yesterday, my fingerprint sensor randomly doesn’t register my input when trying to unlock the phone. There is no error whatsoever; the fingerprint icon animation re-appears once I touch the screen, and I have to touch that part again to get the phone unlocked.” 

Slow Charging 

One UI 6.1 update is appearing as a bundle of troubles since, after installing this update on the Galaxy S23 devices, owners are facing several issues. Some of them have reported that their Galaxy S23 maxes out around 15W for wired charging speeds even while using a 25W adapter. We have already reported about One UI 6.1 causing charging issues on Galaxy S23 devices. Although some users are facing this issue, while others didn’t notice any change in their charging speed, it still popped up across Reddit and Samsung’s forums. 

Phone Overheating 

Phone overheating issues are quite common after upgrading the device with a major update. Now, Galaxy S23 owners are also reporting the same issue: after installing One UI 6.1, their phones run hotter than usual. This one is a bit harder to pin down since one user claims on Reddit that One UI 6.1 made their Galaxy S23 get “quite warm to touch even when it’s idle and connected to WiFi.”

Here’s the question: If One UI 6.1 brings the issues mentioned above, then should One UI 6.1 be downloaded? 

A simple or one-word answer to this question is hard to say since we can’t neglect the fact One UI 6.1 brought several issues, but the fact is, you could download the update and be perfectly fine. Also, this update offers you bundles of Galaxy AI features to enhance your experience at your convenience. 


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