Recently, Samsung has started to roll out the first One UI 3.0 beta build for the Galaxy S10 series smartphones after a long time of the announcement for these devices. Yesterday, the company has begun sending One UI 3.0 beta update for Galaxy S10 phones in several eligible countries including South Korea, India, and UK.
Like any other beta testings, the One UI 3.0 beta also comes with some issues. A new problem is coming to light regarding the most important function of a smartphone, the Camera.
Some Galaxy S10 device owners reported on the community forum that when they are zooming in/out in their phone’s camera app, a green screen appears randomly on the touchscreen of the smartphones.
Adding to this, another Galaxy S10 owner told that the screen flashes green and black while performing zoom in/out on the camera. While some beta testers claimed that inside the app folder, some apps have shadows while some apps don’t have shadows.
Following the reports, Samsung Community’s best member informed that these issues also reported by the Galaxy Note 10 series One UI 3.0 beta testers. And these are also occurring on the Galaxy S10 series smartphones. The community member also stated that the fix update will come out soon.
Finally, the Beta Operation Manager suggested users report the error to the Samsung Members app as soon as the symptom occurs by following the steps given below.
Members’ Beta Mode> Beta Send Error> Inquiry/Send Error> Send Error
(Send system log data must be selected, and please fill in the details such as the reproduction path when reporting errors so that you can quickly check the contents of the error. Please do not clean up the process so that the log transmission work is sufficiently completed after sending the error.)
[Updated] Samsung Galaxy S21 battery drain and overheating issues continue to appear
Battery drain seems to be a common issue on Samsung smartphones. Various Galaxy S22 users are continuously reporting battery drain, heating, and low power efficiency issues on their phones. Now many users of Samsung Galaxy S21 phones are also appearing with such battery drain and overheating issues.
As per the users’ information, these issues of Galaxy S21 are arising since the beginning. There are multiple reports on Reddit that says that users are facing battery draining and heating problems since they purchased the phone in 2021 and the company has not yet fixed them.
A user on the Reddit platform claims that his Galaxy S21 smartphone is giving very less time on-screen. Even after using common social media applications, the phone gets discharged very fast and is heating with normal usage.
In the meantime, a user says that he fully charged his Galaxy S21 smartphone at night and kept it aside after short use, when he woke up in the morning, the phone’s battery had dropped by 15% to 20% automatically.
That’s not it, there are various threads and reports about the battery drain and overheating issues of the Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone. Customers are complaining about these for a long time but still, there is no fix.
Samsung needs to seriously work on this problem. Customers buy such flagship smartphones to get pro-grade performance without any issues and if these issues keep cropping up then what would be the purpose of a flagship? Such problems are not only affecting the performance of the phone but also reducing the trust of users in Samsung devices.
— Sammy Fans (@thesammyfans) January 28, 2023
Updated on January 31:
Samsung Galaxy S21 battery drain and overheating issues are still appearing online. Users are really disappointed with the battery performance and asking for a fix.
Meanwhile, a Galaxy S21 user said that turning off the “Nearby device scanning” feature worked for him. Don’t know if this completely fixes the problem, however, this might help in saving battery as a nearby device scanner runs in the background even when you don’t need it.
To turn it off, you need to go to your phone’s Settings and navigate to Connections >> More connection settings. Finally, turn off the Nearby device scanning toggle.
[Updated] Samsung Galaxy S22 battery drain, heating and low power efficiency issues
In February 2022, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S22 series smartphones. These premium Galaxy devices feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (widely) or Exynos 2200 (Europe) chipsets. In software department, the lineup is running Android 13 (One UI 5.0), up from pre-installed Android 12 (One UI 4.1).
On February 1st, the company is going to unveil the Galaxy S23 series, which runs Android 13-based One UI 5.1 out of the box. In near future, the company will share the S23 lineup’s exclusive One UI 5.1 with its older flagship devices through software updates.
Features apart, the Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra users are facing different kinds of issues (via PiunikaWeb) with their smartphones such as battery drain, heating and low power efficiency. Users believe that the situation was better before December 2022 patch, which got worse with January 2023 patch.
Among consumers, there are discussions that the battery drain and heating issues are generated on models due to chipset maker differences as well as Samsung Foundry. The Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processors are manufactured by Samsung foundry.
Due to inefficient processes, the system on chip gets affected by battery consumption issues due to thermal management. Since consumers in some countries such as India are quite satisfied with their Galaxy S22 phone’s battery, the issue is mainly reported spotted on Exynos models.
During Exynos 2200’s internal testing, Samsung faced critical thermal throttling due to chipset’s inefficiency and additionally powerful GPU, which forced it to reduce clock speed by 0.61Ghz. To bring the world’s most powerful GPU, Samsung partnered with AMD and used Xclipse GPU in the Exynos 2200.
Due to Exynos’ heating and Foundry’s production efficiency issues, Samsung turned to Qualcomm and decided to ditch its self-developed SoC from the Galaxy S lineup. This year, the Galaxy S23 series uses Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset manufactured by TSMC, worldwide.
We hope Samsung will soon fix battery draining and heating issues on the Galaxy S22 devices through firmware update. Since hardware issues can’t be fixed with even hundreds of firmware updates, they could be reduced or optimized with code changes.
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Samsung Galaxy S22 Bugs/Issues Thread: Battery drain, heating, low power efficiency #Samsung #GalaxyS22 @SamsungMobile
Consumers having issues with their S22 can share their concerns/feedback in the comments. 👀
— Sammy Fans (@thesammyfans) January 21, 2023
Updated on January 31
A Galaxy S22 smartphone user said on Reddit that Samsung’s authorized service center can just factory reset the device and recommends waiting for a few days since the battery health is good. It looks like processor issues and buggy software is causing the battery drain and overheating issues.
Samsung released the 2nd January 2023 firmware update Galaxy S22 series in certain regions but the battery drain and overheating issues continue to emerge. Meanwhile, there are different kinds of workarounds, which has the latest entry of turning off “Adaptive Battery” feature.
- Open System Settings >> Battery >> Adaptive preferences >> Turn on “Adaptive Battery”
A Reddit user @lazykryptonian said that the Galaxy S22’s overheating issue is caused because of the chipset’s design and Samsung foundry problems. Further, they added that “Some are much better than others but there’s no control over getting a decent one vs bad.”
A Galaxy S22 Ultra user claimed that after restricting background activities of unused apps, the battery consumption is greatly reduced. As per the user, the battery consumption before restricting activities was 10% per hour, which is now 2% per hour. You can also try it as a temporary fix.
Samsung provides you with tips that will show you how to get the best out of your battery in everyday usage and how to look after your battery. The tips are as follows:
- > Reduce display brightness level
- > Close, disable, or uninstall unused Apps
- > Turn off Always On Display (AOD) or set a schedule
- > Toggle off WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS when not in use
- > Turn on Power saving mode
- > Check your device Signal bars
Some users reported having overheating issues during video calls, as well as on WhatsApp video calls. And amid battery drain controversy, a Galaxy S22 Ultra user said that his phone’s brightness was fading day by day, which could be because of abnormal battery drain.
Issues like abnormal battery drain and overheating continue to emerge on the Galaxy S22 series devices, with Exynos models being most affected. Consumers complained that the January patch destroyed battery performance and generated heating issues, even in normal usage.
[Updated] Samsung Galaxy S22 slow charging and faulty port issues reported by many users
Samsung Galaxy S22 is currently one of the best-selling flagship smartphones. The company takes care of its users by providing new software updates ahead of anyone else. But many users of Samsung are reporting the slow charging and faulty port issues that they are facing on their respective Galaxy S22 phones.
As per information, users of all three Samsung Galaxy S22 models are facing slow charging and other charging port issues. A large number of corresponding device owners are using the Samsung Member community and Reddit platform to describe their problems and ask if others know of a solution.
According to the users’ reports, in many cases, the Galaxy S22 does not recognize that the cord is plugged into the charging port, which causes the phone to not charge. And, when it recognizes after so many trials, it charges very slowly.
A user further reported that his Galaxy S22 phone has a defective charging port. He only purchased the smartphone in October 2022 and in these few months, it gets damaged. He says when he sometimes robustly plug-in the charging chord, the whole port moves.
However, the reason behind this is not clear. The slow charging issue may be fixed with the upcoming software updates just like the way the company has recently improved the battery life of the Galaxy S22 phone so that users can run the phone for a long time without any interruption. But the faulty charging port problem can only be solved by replacing it. Let’s wait for Samsung’s response.
Updated on January 27
Some Galaxy S22 owners are reporting that their phone is taking a long time to charge. Even charging half of its battery (49% to 100%) is taking about 2 hours, which is too long than usual.
Many more users have complained about the slow charging issue of the Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone on Reddit. A user said that his phone constantly charges and uncharges every few seconds after plugging in the charger.