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Samsung Galaxy S22 Series Bugs/Issues Tracker [One UI 4.1]

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Bugs Issues

Samsung’s latest flagship lineup the Galaxy S22 series was launched back in February 2022. Even it features the latest software installation alongside the most powerful hardware, the Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra consumers are having a lot of bugs & issues in performance, usability and features.

Starting with the apps/games performance throttling, the brand new Galaxy S22 series devices reported having various issues such as overheating and abnormal GPS behavior. Following the consumers’ feedback and reports on different platforms, Samsung has also acknowledged some of the issues.

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Bugs Issues

Meanwhile, with our Galaxy S22 series bugs/issues tracker, you can know about the emerging issues on the new Samsung smartphones as well as the company’s acknowledgments and temporary bug fixes. Aside from this, you can also share your concerns with us if you are having any unlisted issues on this page.

Galaxy S22 Bugs/Issues emerged so far

  1. Broken GPS functionality
  2. Apps/Games performance throttling
  3. Horizontal pixellated line across the display
  4. Battery draining

 

Consumer reports on Bugs & Issues

[May 2022] Battery Draining

Recently, the Samsung Galaxy S22 users are facing the battery draining issue that has caused a lot of trouble for the users as the battery is the main component of the functioning of any smartphone. Read more here

 

[March 2022] Broken GPS functionality

Various Galaxy S22 Ultra users have GPS problems on their phones and the problem persists even after certain updates. As reported, the feature doesn’t work after the phone has been set up for the first time or after extended periods of lack of use. Read more here

 

[March 2022] GOS – Apps/Games Throttling

One UI features an app namely Game Optimizing Service on various Galaxy devices. With the Galaxy S22, Samsung had further boosted its functionality causing throttle the performance of some third-party apps and games with high specs. Read more here

 

[February 2022] Horizontal pixellated line on display

Some of the initial Galaxy S22 Ultra buyers reported that their smartphone had a pixellated line running horizontally across the whole display. Read more here

 

Acknowledgments & temp. solutions

[March 2022] Broken GPS functionality

A Samsung community moderator reportedly claimed that the developers are currently working on a new software update for the Galaxy S22 series devices, which will fix the GPS issues. Read more here

 

[March 2022] GOS – Apps/Games Throttling

To the Galaxy S22 series, Samsung had released a new firmware update that adds a new option called Alternate game performance management inside the Game Booster app’s Settings. Read more here

  • Samsung CEO said Sorry over Galaxy S22 throttling controversy – Read here

On the other hand, the company has officially confirmed that the One UI 4.1 update will bring the “Alternate game performance management” to older yet affected Galaxy devices. Read more here

 

[February 2022] Horizontal pixellated line on display

Samsung has reportedly acknowledged the display issues occurring on the Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone and confirmed that a fix software update will be released soon. Read more here

Temp. solution

Samsung recommended the Galaxy S22 Ultra consumers change the screen mode to Vivid or resolution to FHD+ until the software update arrives.

  • To change screen mode, head to: settings > display > Screen mode > select vivid
  • To change screen resolutions, head to: settings > display > Screen resolution > select FHD+

May 14, 2022

  • Samsung Galaxy S22 series smartphone started receiving the latest May 2022 security update in different regions. As per the changelog, this update brings fixes for various CVEs from Google and SVEs from Samsung. If you have also received this update on your Galaxy S22 smartphone, do let us know in the comment box – Does the May 2022 update fix the problem/bug on your Galaxy S22?

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Restart your Galaxy device to fix slowdown issue after Google System update

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Samsung Slow down issue fix

Samsung has recently confirmed a performance issue affecting Galaxy devices, where users report a slowdown, especially when opening apps. This issue seems to occur after updating the device’s Google System Software and using the device extensively.

The Korean tech giant has released a patch to fix this performance slowdown issue caused by a Google System update. The fix improves app launch times and overall device performance. Still, Galaxy devices that are already suffering from this slowdown require a restart to eliminate the issue.

If your Galaxy device is still not performing optimally, Samsung recommends restarting it. This can be quickly done by accessing the Quick Panel, tapping the Power Button, and selecting Restart.

The company reassures users that these measures should resolve any lag and restore the device to its normal speed. You can contact Samsung customer support if the problem persists after a restart.

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Samsung Messages keeps crashing, Google Meet addresses bug

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Samsung Messages app update

Samsung Messages app was reportedly crashing due to an issue caused by Google Meet. Recently, some Galaxy users reported having problems with Samsung Messages, which is addressed if the community moderator’s statement is believed to be true.

Over the past day, Samsung Messages users faced regular crashes, rendering the app unusable. The users have complained through Reddit forums, with reports indicating it to be an issue that appeared on a large number of Galaxy smartphones.

Galaxy users tried clearing the app cache and data, followed by phone restart, but it didn’t work. It was solved with the update released to the Google Meet app and consumers are advised to update it to the latest version through Google Play Store.

Google has issued an update for the Meet app. Please check to be sure all apps are fully updated.

As Samsung Messages kept crashing, Galaxy users faced a lot of issues. Google Messages may have helped them stay connected with the communication. However, Google Meet was reportedly the accused behind the failure of Samsung’s Messages app.

Samsung Messages app comes pre-installed on Galaxy smartphones and tablets. It’s a Google Messages alternative yet a clone installed in Galaxy devices. Powered by RCS, this application provides users with the convenience of communication over SMS/MMS.

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One UI 6.1 Always On Display overlapping issue fix coming, check temporary solution

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Samsung always on display issue fix

After the recent One UI 6.1 update, several Samsung users have reported an issue with the Always On Display (AOD) feature when using LockStar. This issue displays clock numbers or apps overlap during the transition of time on the lock screen.

The issue is particularly noticeable when the time shifts in minutes and apps. For example, a user reported when the time progresses from 11:57 to 11:58, it results in the digits superimposing and creates a confusing display.

Several Galaxy users are affected by this issue, and the issue persists despite subsequent firmware updates. The overlapping issue on Always On Display after One UI 6.1 is not only a rare occurrence but happens frequently enough to cause significant concern among users.

In response, a community moderator has acknowledged the One UI 6.1 overlapping AOD issue. He stated that it occurs for those using the “Automatically Restart” function and confirmed a software update to resolve this issue.

However, due to the variable nature of software update schedules, a precise resolution date cannot be provided.

One UI 6.1 Always on Display issue

As a temporary solution, users are advised to either disable the Automatic Restart function through Settings >> Device Care >> Auto Optimization or to turn off LockStar entirely.

The inconvenience caused by this issue has been recognized, and users are asked for their patience while a permanent fix is in development.

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