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Samsung Galaxy S20 having display flicking issue in wearable app after One UI 4.1

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Samsung is currently working on expanding the One UI 4.1 update to its respective devices with new updates, new tweaks, and functionality. The latest UI aims to provide users with a comfortable experience, and it gives you the comfort of translating into everyday phone knowledge.

Generally speaking, One UI 4.1 has migrated to multiple devices and is rolling out to the remaining devices nationwide. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S20 smartphone also received the One UI 4.1 update that brings a host of new features for more apps and functionality while updating the old one.

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Samsung One UI 4.1 display flickering issue

Well, Newton’s third law of motion says”Every action has an equal and opposite reaction” and One UI’s latest version brings it real with the latest UI, new features and detailed functions come with some flaws.

Various Samsung Galaxy S20 users have issues after grabbing the One UI 4.1 update. As per the user’s opinions on the Galaxy S20 smartphone build-in, the wearable app has a display flickering issue.

Display flickering is usually caused by a software problem that can be caused by glitches in apps or software bugs. In addition to this, some users mentioned their review to resolve the issue, the solution mentioned below.

Display flickering solution:

  • wiped the cache of the app,
  • deleted the plugin (search for “bud” in the app section in phone settings)
  • downloaded a new apk of the app and installed it
  • changed the bud’s name to the original one and then undocked them in the BlueTooth menu.
  • In the end, it installed the right plugin and everything works fine

Hope this will help you out from is an annoying issue, try the above-mentioned step if your having the same issue, and don’t forget to share your review for the One UI 4.1 update.

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Latest Wear OS update damaged ‘raise to wake’ feature for Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, Watch 4

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 have recently got the feature-packed January 2023 update that made the wearables more useful. But for some users, the update has damaged the performance of the wearables. Various users of Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 4 are reporting about the faulty “raise to wake” feature.

The raise to wake gesture of wearables is a fairly valuable feature for customers. It is smart enough to know when to turn the watch on and off. It allows users to view time, date, or notifications just by simply raising their wrist, making it handly while driving, etc.

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But multiple users of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 are complaining about the erratic behavior of the raise to wake gesture (via PiunikaWeb). Many users have mentioned that the issue is occurring only after the latest software update, before that it was working fine.

Samsung Watch 5 raise to wake

According to users’ reports, every time they lift their wrist to wake up the watch, the screen turns off almost immediately. It only stays on for a couple of seconds, leaving users unable to see the time properly. Some customers even tried full diagnostics on the watch but everything appeared fine there.

I believe that a smartwatch should go to sleep shortly after a wake-up gesture unless further tasks are performed on it so that it can save the battery of the watch. But the watchful time these Galaxy watches are giving after raise to wake is performed is too less, and it should be resolved soon.

There are various reports on the Samsung members community and Reddit platforms that talks about the mentioned problem. However, Samsung is silent, maybe it is addressing the issue before saying anything to the users.

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[Updated] Samsung Galaxy S21 battery drain and overheating issues continue to appear

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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.

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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.

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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.

Updated on February 3:

Users of Galaxy S21 smartphones continue to meet battery drain problems, even worst issues. A user reported that a full 100% change is only lasting for 5 hours and the system usage does not include video streaming, installing apps, or anything like that.

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.

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[Updated] Samsung Galaxy S22 battery drain, heating and low power efficiency issues

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

Jan. 30

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”

Jan. 28

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.”

Jan. 27

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.

Jan. 25

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

Jan. 24

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.

Jan. 23

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.

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