Samsung has released the stable build of One UI 6 for the Galaxy S23 series, making it the first device to receive the update. One UI 6 is based on Android 14 and brings a number of new features and improvements, including:
- A redesigned lock screen with more customization options
- New Flex Window and Clock Screen features
- A new Samsung Galaxy Enhance-X application for enhancing photos and videos
- New AI editing features for images and videos
- Easy document scanning
- AI image clipping
- Direct sharing
- Galaxy child accounts for families
- Bixby text calls
- Auto Blocker
The One UI 6 update is now rolling out to Galaxy S23 users around the world. To check for the update, go to Settings > Software update > Download and install.
Here is a more detailed overview of some of the new features in One UI 6:
- Redesigned lock screen: The lock screen has been redesigned with more customization options. You can now change the size, color, and position of the clock, and add new widgets and shortcuts.
- New Flex Window and Clock Screen features: Flex Window allows you to multitask by running two apps at the same time in a split-screen view. Clock Screen lets you display a variety of information on your screen, even when your phone is locked.
- New Samsung Galaxy Enhance-X application: The Samsung Galaxy Enhance-X application is a new suite of tools for enhancing photos and videos. It includes features such as sky guides, fingerprint removal, and slow-mo and long exposures.
- New AI editing features for images and videos: One UI 6 includes a number of new AI editing features, such as image quality improvement, object removal, and background blur.
- Easy document scanning: One UI 6 makes it easy to scan documents using your phone. Simply open the Camera app and point it at the document. The AI will automatically detect the document and scan it. You can then edit the scan, such as rotating it or removing your fingers from the frame.
- AI image clipping: One UI 6 includes a new AI image clipping feature that allows you to easily cut out objects from images and save them as stickers. You can then use these stickers in other photos and videos.
- Direct sharing: One UI 6 makes it easy to share your screen with others in real time. You can watch videos, play games, and edit notes together with friends and colleagues using Google Meet.
- Galaxy child accounts for families: One UI 6 includes a new feature called Galaxy child accounts. This feature allows you to create a child account for your child that gives them access to the Samsung Galaxy ecosystem while also giving you control over their activity. You can see their smartphone activity, track their physical location, and set restrictions on what apps they can use and what content they can access.
- Bixby text calls: One UI 6 allows you to receive and answer phone calls via text with Bixby. Bixby can convert voice conversations into chat format, so you can respond to calls even if you’re in a situation where you can’t talk.
- Auto Blocker: One UI 6 includes a new security feature called Auto Blocker. Auto Blocker can block apps from unknown sources and malicious commands sent via USB cable. It can also perform extra checks on suspicious activity.