Galaxy S23 FE Android 14 update making its way to the US

The Galaxy S23 FE has started getting the Android 14-based One UI 6 update in the US. The Galaxy S23 FE was launched on the same day Google released Android 14 for Pixel smartphones, but it came with Android 13 out of the box, pretty much wasting one of the four major OS upgrades Samsung is promising for the device.

Samsung also took its sweet time bringing One UI 6 to the S23 FE compared to the original Galaxy S23 trio. While the Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra started receiving the update on October 30, owners of the Fan Edition model had to wait another month.

The S23 FE has received Android 14/One UI 6 in quite a few markets over the last couple of weeks, and it is now being updated in the US, where the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered version of the phone is sold. Some carrier-locked units (AT&T, Cricket) are getting the update as of December 12, and the rollout should expand to unlocked units sooner rather than later.

Since the Galaxy S23 FE is part of the Galaxy S23 lineup, it is getting all the One UI 6 features and improvements that are available on flagship Galaxy devices. You can download the update over the air by tapping the Download and install option in the phone’s Settings » Software update menu. Android 14 firmware are also available in our firmware library, which you can download to a Windows PC and install it on the phone using a USB cable.