Samsung One UI 6 update brings a more intuitive storage calculation method


Android 14-based One UI 6.0 skin from Samsung will be available for Galaxy smartphones that meet the requirements in the upcoming weeks. Users of Galaxy devices have recently received a notification from the firm about a big update. The internal storage space is shown differently in the My Files app, all crediting One UI 6.0. Samsung sent out a notification to Galaxy users via the Members app. They are notified in the notification that the My Files program has been upgraded with One UI 6.0.

What’s the new calculation?

The change is that the binary notation is changed to a base 10 notation (1GB = 1,000*1,000*1,000*1,000 bytes) and displays the actual storage in base 10. One UI will now compute one gigabyte (1,001 x 1,000 x 1,000 bytes). 1GB (Gibibyte) = 1,024 × 1,024 x 1,024 bytes was the formula employed by Samsung’s software prior to One UI 6. All Galaxy smartphones running One UI 6 and Android 14 will accurately reflect the storage capacity used by system files; all credit goes to this modification in the storage size calculation algorithm. When it was checked on the Galaxy S23 Ultra 256GB model, the One UI indicated that system files take up 17.56GB of space, for instance.

All this started a couple of months ago when a report claiming that the One UI software takes up more than 30GB of device space sparked a debate. It was later refuted, though, by demonstrating how Samsung’s My Files app’s system file groupings were combined with the distinction between binary and Base 10 computation to display system size. After this, a lot of customers were perplexed and believed that Samsung’s One UI software required twice as much storage as other brands.

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Changes in the My Files application:

In addition, the alert mentions that the capacity display in the base-10-notation My Files application may differ from that of programs using binary notation. Beginning with One UI 6.0, the Base 10 technique will now be utilized by the My Files app to determine file size and storage space. The values from One UI 6.0 and Samsung My Files app may not match those from other programs, though, as some may calculate file size and storage capacity using the binary system.

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