Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is the 3rd generation best Samsung (or anyone else) has ever produced. It improves the durability of the Z Fold 2, which provides water resistance with IPX8, Gorilla Glass Victus, and “sweeper” bristles inside the hinge to retain dust and extend the duration of the phone.
It is also an excellent all-around tool, boasting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and a three-lens rear camera system. On top of this, it goes fold out, making it great for you to do multitasking work and make a product, watch TV and media, and entertain your friends.
Regarding, a state-of-the-art condition like the Z Fold 3, it may not be completely free of problems with lubricants and technical equipment. Fortunately, we have compiled a list of common Samsung Samsung Z Fold 3 problems and how to fix them.
This gives you details on everything from battery discharge issues to issues with Samsung Pay, helping you make the most of your new phone and not letting small snags ruin your enjoyment.
As with our troubleshooting pieces, this article will be updated as we encounter new common issues, so please come back again if the issue you are facing isn’t covered yet.
Camera app not displaying Dual Screen button for selfies
A number of users on Samsung’s Community forum have noted that, when trying to take a selfie in the Camera app, they don’t see the Dual Screen button.
- Fortunately, there’s a very quick fix for this. As other Samsung Community users have noted, opening the Camera app from the cover screen (rather than the main screen) will ensure that the Dual Screen button appears where it should.
Screen protector problems
Some users of the Z Fold 3 have encountered a variety of issues with the phone’s pre-installed screen protectors. These problems aren’t always exactly the same, with some reporting bubbles and others reporting inconsistencies in the protector’s adherence to the screen.
Since such issues can be frustrating, you are strongly advised not to remove the pre-installed screen protector, especially when talking about a large folding screen. Instead, you should contact Samsung as soon as possible to arrange a repair or replacement.
On the other hand, at least one user asked if it was safe to remove the outer film that came wrapped in wire outside the box.
Unable to acquire GPS location in apps
Even though the Z Fold 3 has only just been released, some users have already complained that apps they use are unable to receive their GPS location data from the phone.
This is an issue that has affected other Samsung devices in recent years, so you may simply have to wait for a software update for a fix. You can check if one is available by doing the following:
- Open the Settings app on your device.
- Scroll down to Software Update.
- Select Download and Install.
- If a new update is available, your device will obtain it.
This is one of the more complicated and difficult problems encountered so far with the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Quite a large number of United States-based users have reported that they can’t activate their phones on Sprint. This seems to be an issue arising from T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint and from how Samsung has optimized the phone (or not) for using a T-Mobile or Sprint SIM card.
As of writing, the only fix appears to be contacting T-Mobile and/or Sprint and trying a different SIM card (i.e., a T-Mobile rather than Sprint SIM). That said, some users have reported that the issue was resolved after several days, with a few noting that they were eventually able to activate their phones via either the T-Mobile or Sprint websites.
A couple of users have reported that the Convert Handwriting to Text feature on their Z Fold 3 phones doesn’t work properly. Normally, this lets users of the Samsung Notes app handwrite a phrase or sentence and then convert it into normal text. Unfortunately, the affected users note that the process of conversion malfunctions, with random words appearing where they shouldn’t.
- As of writing, there isn’t a definitive solution for this. You may simply have to wait for a software update from Samsung and then install it, which you can do by going to Settings > Software Update > Download and Install.
- Given the Samsung Notes app is responsible for converting handwriting, you may also want to try updating it. This can be done by going to the Google Play Store, searching for Samsung Notes, and then tapping Update.
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Samsung phone lagging after Android 12 One UI 4.0 update? Here’s what you should do
Samsung began releasing the official Android 12-based One UI 4.0 update to various Galaxy devices starting November 15, last year. Until the second half of 2022, the company will continue to push the major Android 12 software to compatible Galaxy devices.
However, sometimes, the Samsung phone starts lagging after upgrading to a major Android OS and/or One UI version. As the One UI 4.0 rollout is underway, users from various parts of the world reporting on multiple platforms regarding the lagging issue after installing Android 12 update.
Samsung phone lagging after One UI 4.0 update?
Due to enhancements of existing features or the addition of new features, your Samsung device may feel slightly sluggish after a firmware update. At the same time, unsuccessful firmware update because of losing internet connection in the process of updating is also a reason behind device lagging.
On the other hand, the third-party application also reduces the performance of your smartphone. If your phone has a lot of applications such as messenger applications, games, and anti-virus apps, it can also slow down your device due to the background process.
Here’s what you should do
Below, you can check the steps to boot your Samsung phone in Safe Mode. And if you feel that your device is working fine in Safe Mode, this means the lagging issue occurs because of applications or malware loaded on your smartphone.
Here’s how to spot the cause of issue
Booting your device in Safe Mode will disable any 3rd party applications and purely run off the standard Android OS. This is to determine if there are any applications causing interference with the performance of your device.
- Restart your device.
- Hold down the Volume Down key as soon as you seem the Samsung Logo until the phone is fully loaded.
- Once your device has loaded you should see Safe Mode at the bottom of your device.
- Navigate throughout the device to check to see for any performance improvements.
If there is no difference in the sluggish/laggy performance of your device, please proceed to the next step.
You can now perform a Factory Data Reset on your device. However, do remember that this will remove “ALL DATA” from your device and bring it back to its default Factory Settings.
- Tap on Apps
- Go to Settings
- Find and tap on Backup and reset
- Tap on Factory data reset
- (If you have phone security enabled, you may need to enter your passwords in order to proceed to the next step.)
- Follow the prompts until your device reboots to commence with the Factory Data Reset.
After your device has fully loaded, please check to see if there has been an improvement in the performance of your device. If the issue persists, this may be due to the corruption of the firmware or there may be an issue with the device itself.
How to use link to windows feature on your Samsung Galaxy S21 FE?
Link to Windows is an extremely useful feature that comes with most Samsung smartphones nowadays and the newly introduced Galaxy S21 FE has it. In this article, we’ll see how to use ‘link to windows’ feature on your Samsung Galaxy S21 FE smartphone.
Before merging into the process of paring, let’s see how and what it actually works. So, it allows users to mirror notifications and texts from their phone to Windows. Basically, the service takes everything you can do on your smartphone and brings it into the convenience and familiarity with your PC.
Besides, checking notifications and texting, users can also see recent photos, triage notifications, and use any of their favorite mobile apps without ever having to take their phone out of their pocket.
- Drag and drop pictures to Windows.
- Open and edit pictures in the Your Photos app.
- Share images with your contacts through Windows.
- MMS group messaging support.
- Integration with Windows Emoji Picker.
- Get a Windows pop-up when receiving a new message.
- See and manage phone notifications from your PC.
- Exclude notifications from individual phone apps.
- Get a Windows pop-up when receiving a new notification.
- Live stream your phone screen on your PC.
- Interact with your phone using the keyboard and mouse.
- Use Windows Accessibility.
How to use link to windows feature in Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
Prior to starting pairing, make sure that your phone and the PC are logged in to the same Microsoft account.
- Open Settings of your smartphone
- Go to the Advanced features option
- Click on Link to Windows
- Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your device to your PC.
*You can also enable this feature from the Quick settings menu.
Download Moto Tab G70 Stock Wallpapers
Recently, Motorola launched its new tab named Moto Tab G70 which is the rebranded version of the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus. It features an 11-inch 2K LCD display, MediaTek Helio G90T SoC with 4GB of RAM, Android 11 with Google Kids Space, an aluminum alloy body, quad speakers with Dolby Atmos, and a 7700mAh battery with 20W fast charging support.
Apart from these features, the company released a set of new wallpapers to show Motorola’s high-resolution panel. Now, with the courtesy of XDA developers, we have some of the official Moto Tab G70 stock wallpapers in high resolution so you can get them for free and give an amazing look to your smartphone or tablet.
Moto Tab G70 Stock Wallpapers
Obviously, these wallpaper are mainly designed for a tablet but we can use them on smartphones and computers too. All of these nine wallpapers are of the high resolution of 2560 x 2560.
- OPPO Find X5 Pro wallpapers are available to download!
- Download: New Samsung Galaxy S22 wallpapers are here!
Users who are willing to grab the amazing Tab G70 Wallpapers on their smartphones and tablets can download it from the links given below.
Moto Tab G70 Stock Wallpapers – Download
You can check the preview of some of these wallpaper below.
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