Due to the partnership between Samsung and Google, the Google Messages app has become the default SMS app for Samsung flagship smartphones in the US. Although there’s no bondage to using this application in other countries, users mainly prefer it as it has additional features compared to the Samsung Messages.
Not only Samsung but other Android owners also like to use Google Messages on their phones. Unfortunately, the Google Messages app is reportedly having some issues that are causing smartphones’ rapid battery drain.
According to 9to5Google and other users’ reports, there’s a bug in Google Messages app that leaves the camera open in the background. This causes overheating and battery drain, which seems really annoying for users who want their phones to work the whole day without any interruptions.
Why this issue occurs? This Google application has a feature that lets users easily take a picture and attach it to a message. If you want to take a new picture, a live feed is displayed in the camera for you to attach images from the gallery.
Meanwhile, a recent Google Messages update apparently has a bug that leaves this camera feed running occasionally even when the Messages app is in the background, which causes the device to overheat and also lose battery life.
Further, neither Google nor Samsung has acknowledged the issues. However, as it’s a Google app bug, the company should soon recognize it and release the fix. Till then we suggest that if you haven’t updated the application yet, stay on the previous version.
For those who have already installed it and are facing these problems, there’s a recovery method to prevent this bug from draining your phone’s battery. Just deny the Google Messages permission to use the Camera from the App Info menu in the Settings of your phone.
Here’s how to fix screen capture issue on your Samsung device
Do you have a Samsung Galaxy phone? Then you might have noticed that your screen captures look weird lately. The picture might be fuzzy, rainbow-colored, or overlapping. This is not because of your phone, but it is a bug in the One UI 5.1/One UI 5.1.1 software that affects the image processing.
Don’t worry, there is a solution for this problem. Samsung has released a software update that fixes the issue and makes your screen captures look normal again. All you need to do is to update your device software.
For that, you just need to open Settings >> Software Update > Download and Install. This new software will also make your phone work better and more secure, so don’t wait any longer. Update your Galaxy phone now and get rid of this Samsung screen capture issue.
How to fix black screen issue on Samsung Galaxy devices
Some users of Samsung Galaxy smartphones have reported a problem with the lock screen, where the screen turns black and only the top indicator bar and bottom navigation bar are visible. This happened when an app on the lock screen is closed while the phone is locked.
To fix this issue, you can turn the screen off and on, or fold and unfold the device if it is foldable. However, this is not a permanent solution. To prevent the black screen issue from happening again, you need to update your device software to the latest version.
Samsung has announced that the company plans to release software that improves the phenomenon and fixes the bug. To update your device software, you just need to go to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install.
Android Auto users report Google Maps bug that keeps navigation running
Do you use Android Auto and Google Maps to find your way in the car? If yes, then you may have noticed a small problem recently. Sometimes, Google Maps doesn’t close when you get out of the car. It keeps showing you directions on your phone, which is very annoying and confusing.
This issue seems to have emerged after the latest updates of Android Auto and Google Maps, which were released last week. It affects various Android phones such as Samsung and Pixel.
It mainly occurs on Android Auto v10.0 and Google Maps v11.88 version. The only solution at the moment is to manually exit the navigation by tapping on the corresponding option.
Currently, the cause of this issue is unknown, but it is expected to be resolved soon. Until then, remember to check your phone and exit navigation when you get out of the car.