Samsung Note 20 Ultra is the latest flagship offering from Samsung. The launch of this smartphone brought numerous premium features including a new larger and better display, improved S Pen, stylish design, and more.
With a long-lasting battery, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra brings all-day performance and allows us to stay connected with our family members and beloved ones.
As a fan of Samsung, I’ve purchased the top variant of the Galaxy Note 20 series, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and I was really impressed with its design and the work Samsung did on this flagship. (by the way, I am still impressed with this flagship)
As a smartphone enthusiast, I spent most of my time playing with different apps and around the entire software ecosystem of the smartphones but I don’t spend much time on the social media website, Facebook, or its mobile app.
Recently, I’ve spotted a big problem with my Note 20 Ultra’s battery life, all thanks to an app called Facebook and its service that runs in the background and drains the phone’s battery for unnecessary reasons.
This morning, Device care showed me a warning that Facebook is consuming intensive battery life. Then I jumped into the Device care’s battery details section and found that the Facebook app alongside its background service had been running silently without even using it.
As you can see in the screenshot, Facebook app usage for today is about 1.9% of battery share and it’s been used for 0 minutes but it has been active in the background for 43 minutes (and counting at the time of taking the screenshot). On the other hand, Facebook Services used for 0 mins but running in the background for 2 and half hours and consumed 1.6% percent battery life.
While looking at the battery usage for the last 7 days, I’ve found that the Facebook app ran for up to 6 hours in the background, and Facebook Services for over 20 hours a day, even though when I’ve not opened it for once.
Compared to this, if I sum up my actual Facebook app usage, then it’ll be a total of almost 30 minutes for the entire week.
Following this issue, I’ve researched on the web to confirm whether this problem is occurring only on my device or others too. The search results revealed that there are hundreds of Samsung smartphone users reported critical battery-draining issues just because of the Facebook mobile app.
Facebook is a massively used mobile app and offers many features for users. On other hand, it also gives a negative effect on the performance of the smartphone. Can you guess why it damages the performance of a smartphone? I can.
According to its terms and conditions, the Facebook application continuously runs in the background to check and send frequent notifications. Yes, when you are not using the Facebook app, it still runs in the background and consumes the battery as well as storage too.
Some Facebook users also suggest to stop using the FB mobile app to prevent unnecessary battery consumption because there’s no permanent fix that has been applied from Facebook on this matter.
In my opinion, if you spent too much of your time on Facebook then keep it in your app drawer. On the other hand, if you don’t want to keep it then open Samsung internet or Google Chrome and use the web version.
If you’re also facing critical battery drainage issues on your Samsung Galaxy smartphone just because of the Facebook application, share your valuable thoughts with us in the comments below.
Android Updates War: Google’s Game-Changing Move to Outshine Samsung
When it comes to Android updates, Samsung is leading the Android world. However, this could be the last day of Samsung’s leadership as Google is expected to double up its current Android updates support for Pixel smartphones launching today.
2020 was a remarkable year in Samsung’s history when the company extended Android updates support from two years to three. A few months later, the company extended the security support as well, totaling it to four years for flagship Galaxy devices.
In 2022, Samsung launched the Galaxy S22 series, which offers four generations of OS upgrades. In its announcement, the company listed all flagships launched in 2021 and later along with select Galaxy A series smartphones for 4 OS and 5 years of security patches.
With this decision, the South Korean tech giant surpassed Google’s support policy, which owns Android. To be noted, Tensor-powered Pixel smartphones come with three years of Android and five years of monthly security updates support.
Today, Google will launch the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones. And as per the leaks, both phones will offer up to 7 years of software support, surpassing the longest support provided by Apple to its iPhones. Pixel 8 and later might be eligible for 7 major OS upgrades, which sounds a bit confusing.
There are speculations that there will be five major OS versions and 7 years of regular security patches and quarterly Pixel Feature Drops for the latest flagship smartphones. If it happens, it will force other Android vendors to further extend their support.
While Pixel phones are limited to support 3 major OS versions, Samsung is offering 4 generations of OS upgrades to cheaper Galaxy devices that costs approx $249. Samsung won’t take too long to beat Google yet again in terms of software support.
Let’s see, what Google has to offer to the Android world!
Here’s why Samsung apps start getting One UI 6 support ahead of official release
After One UI 5.1, we started hearing a lot of news, leaks, and rumors about the upcoming One UI 6. Recently, Samsung has also started releasing One UI 6.0 support for stock apps, starting with the Calculator app.
Looking at all this, we can expect that Samsung will provide this support to more apps in the future too. But the question is, why is Samsung providing One UI 6.0 support to its stocks apps before the official release? If you are thinking that by getting their support, you will get some new features in your apps, then it is not only the reason.
Samsung One UI 6.0 support can also bring new features for apps, but the main reason for this is something else. But what? The answer is that Samsung is going to release a new One UI update in the coming weeks or months and the company aims to make its stock apps compatible with that accordingly. Once the app is supported, the app will not stop working or get crash whenever the company releases that update for the smartphone.
A recent report revealed that Samsung’s stable Android 14 update will be available in October. This is the same time frame as last year’s UI rollout, with the latest Galaxy S lineup being the first to secure it. Meanwhile, beta activity is seeing an early start if everything goes as planned by the internals.
Still, for the time being, we can consider this information as a pinch of salt as the company has not yet announced any official timeline for One UI 6.0.
Instead of Camera, Samsung should bring battery upgrade to flagships
Nowadays, smartphones are being heavily used for gaming and photography. Accordingly, phone makers are focussing more and more on upgrading the imaging capabilities and performance of chipsets. So why not, Samsung should now bring battery upgrade to Galaxy flagships.
Battery upgrade should be the next aim
The recently launched Galaxy S23 Ultra brings a high-profile 200-megapixel camera, allowing users to capture lossless shots, even when cropped. With great collaboration between hardware and software, the new Samsung flagships offer peace of mind to consumers, when it comes to battery life.
In addition to camera lovers, people prefer buying a smartphone, which offers great battery life without compromising features and power specifications. In the same way, Samsung is reportedly working, and there’s still room for improvements in flagships battery life.
The Galaxy S24 Ultra could come with a new battery technology inspired by electronic vehicles. The company is considering stacked battery technology for smartphones, which will reduce the size keeping the same mAh and enhanced lifespan.
Since the stacked battery tech could leave more gap inside the phone, Samsung might not think about increasing mAh on flagship phones. Instead, the company may use an additional vacant area for upgrading other hardware elements and better placement.
The S23 Ultra even defeated the years-old leader iPhone in terms of battery performance, thanks to the “Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy” processor. Exynos 2400 is reportedly coming to the S24 series in certain markets, which re-creates concern about the phone’s battery life and performance.
That said, Samsung should focus on increasing premium Galaxy phones’ battery life so users can use them longer with a single charge. 45W fast charging is doing quite well, just improvements to battery life would prove as cherry on the cake.
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Poll Results: May 12, 2023
We ran a poll that received 106 votes from our readers’ community. Among all, about 70 percent of readers voted in favor of a battery upgrade instead of the camera, while 23.6 percent want both upgrades together. Meanwhile, 6.6 percent of voters still want Samsung to focus on flagship camera upgrade.
Instead of Camera, Samsung should bring battery upgrade to flagships #Samsung
— Sammy Fans (@thesammyfans) May 5, 2023