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One UI 6.0 Beta 3 update arrives for the Galaxy S23 series: What’s new

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Back in early August, Samsung started a Beta program for their new software called One UI 6, which is based on Android 14 for Galaxy S23 phone. After a few weeks, they released a second beta version and made it available in more countries. Now, after about two weeks, Samsung has just released the third test version, which is called beta 3, for the Galaxy S23. Usually, Samsung puts out a new test version every 2 to 3 weeks, and it comes on schedule. 

This update, with build number ZWI8, introduces a host of exciting new features and fixes to enhance your smartphone journey. In this article, we’ll explore what’s new and improved, as well as any known issues to keep in mind. The update is currently available in the US as beta 3 and India as beta 2.

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New Features

Samsung has revamped the video player controls, making them more intuitive and user-friendly. Similar function buttons are now grouped together for easy access. Notably, the Play button has been moved to the center of the screen, ensuring you have quick control over your video playback. Video enthusiasts will appreciate the enhanced playback speed controls. You can now choose from several playback speeds, ranging from 0.25x to 2.0x. These controls are now more accessible, with dedicated buttons replacing the previous slider, providing a more precise and seamless experience.

Bug Fixes

Samsung takes user feedback seriously, and this update brings significant fixes to known issues, including:

  • Improved One UI Home Crash: Say goodbye to unexpected crashes with the One UI home screen. The update addresses stability concerns, ensuring a smoother user experience.
  • Home Screen Switching: Users will notice improved performance when switching between home screens using apps, resolving occasional stoppage problems.
  • Bixby Call Error: A specific Bixby call error that occurred in certain situations has been fixed, enhancing voice command reliability.
  • Long Press on Home Screen: Samsung has addressed issues with apps sometimes stopping when pressing and holding on the home screen, ensuring a more seamless navigation experience.
  • Camera Video Mode: Users can now enjoy uninterrupted camera video mode as the update resolves app termination problems in this mode.
  • Samsung Pay Swipe Gesture: Samsung Pay now works flawlessly with swipe gestures, ensuring a smooth and efficient payment experience.
  • Device Care Automatic Restart: The update introduces an automatic restart feature for Device Care, and it adds a manual setting menu for scheduling restarts, ensuring your device stays in optimal condition.
  • Notification Icon Shape: The shape of notification icons in text messages has been improved, enhancing visual clarity and aesthetics.
  • DeX Mode: Running apps on DeX mode will no longer result in notification bar color errors.
  • Routine Functionality: The update fixes issues related to routines not working correctly, particularly in the “When you receive a message” condition.

Known Issues

While this update brings substantial improvements, there are a few known issues that Samsung is actively addressing:

  • Kids App Installation: After updating to One UI 6, the installation of the Kids app may not be possible. However, Samsung plans to resolve this issue by mid-September.
  • Onboarding Failure: Some users may encounter issues with onboarding when logging in after Samsung Pass initialization and Samsung account logout.
  • Voice Recognition Error: In specific scenarios, a voice recognition error may occur when receiving a phone call with the command “answer the phone.”
  • Google Assistant Error: Swiping up in specific situations may trigger a Google Assistant error.

If your Galaxy S23 is a part of the One UI 6 beta, head over to Settings > Software Update > Download and install to grab the latest beta firmware. The build is not yet live in all regions where the beta program is available, so it may not show up immediately on your phone. The update’s extensive changelog makes it clear that this is a major release, which takes One UI 6 one step closer to its public release.


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Samsung Galaxy S21 series is receiving June 2024 security update in Europe 

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We are in the middle of the month, and Samsung is rolling out this month’s June 2024 security patch for Galaxy S21 smartphones in the European market. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 series, which includes three models – Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra, is receiving a new June 2024 security patch in Europe. The brand has already rolled out this update for the Galaxy S21 smartphone in the US on the Verizon network. The update for the European market has arrived with its specific firmware version, as mentioned here – 

  • Galaxy S21 – G991BXXSBGXED
  • Galaxy S21+ – G996BXXSBGXED
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra – G998BXXSBGXED

Samsung’s June 2024 security update fixed all the bugs and known issues that were housed in the previous version and were creating some inconvenience while performing a few functions. Since all the bugs were fixed with the update, it will surely enhance the overall system software. 

The June 2024 security patch fixes 59 security vulnerabilities to upgrade the security and privacy of the device. It also boosts the overall system performance, security, reliability, and stability of the device to deliver a seamless and flawless performance. 

The Galaxy S21 users currently receding in Europe are eligible to download the update. Interested users can easily download the update by just following simple steps – Go to Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.   

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Samsung released June 2024 security patch for Galaxy Fold 5, Flip 5, Fold 4, Flip 4, Fold 3 & Flip 3 

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The Korean brand Samsung is releasing a June 2024 security patch for several Galaxy foldable devices. 

A bunch of Galaxy foldable devices include Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z Flip 4, Galaxy Z Fold 3, and Galaxy Z Flip 3. All of these devices are receiving the update in the US on the Verizon network. Each of the devices getting this new update with their identification firmware version as mentioned below –

  • Galaxy Z Fold 5 – F946USQS3CXE9
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5 – F731USQS3CXE9
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 – F936USQS5FXF1
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4 – F721USQS5FXF1
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 – F926USQS6IXF2
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 – F711USQS7IXF2 

Samsung has already released the June 2024 security patch for several devices. However, this update does not bring any significant upgrades or notable changes; it fixes all the bugs and known issues. The update fixes all the security vulnerabilities, which will enhance the overall security and privacy of these devices. 

The update brings approximately 60 patches to fix multiple vulnerabilities. More particularly, Google has offered 37 patches to be applied to the Android OS. This June 2024 security patch boosts the stability, reliability, and overall system software of the devices mentioned above. 

If you own any of the devices mentioned above, you can easily download this latest security patch in three steps: Go to Settings >> Software Update >> Download and install.

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Samsung June 2024 security patch only to Fan Edition Galaxy devices in a batch to verizon network

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Samsung is expanding its June 2024 security patch to more Galaxy devices to enhance the overall system security. 

The Korean giant has already rolled out the June 2024 security patch to several Galaxy devices in different regions. Now Verizon is releasing a June 2024 security update to fan edition Galaxy devices, including Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S21 FE (2022), and Galaxy S23 FE. The brand has released the update with the specific firmware version for each device so owners can easily identify the update – 

  • Galaxy S20 FE – G781VSQSEHXE3
  • Galaxy S21 FE – G990USQSBGXF1
  • Galaxy S21 FE (2022) – G990U2SQS9GXF1
  • Galaxy S23 FE – S711USQS4CXE3 

The June 2024 security update brings approximately 60 patches to fix different vulnerabilities and deliver seamless performance. Google has brought 37 patches that will be applied to the Android OS. On the other hand, Samsung has also added some exclusive patches to enhance the security of its Galaxy devices exclusively. 

The update will also boost and upgrade the reliability, stability, and overall system software to deliver a flawless experience. You can easily download the update by following the steps mentioned here – go to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install. 

If your device hasn’t received the update yet, you can wait since the brand is gradually rolling out the update. It is expected that soon, it will make this patch available to more devices.

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