It’s August, the time for the August 2022 Android security patch update release. As usual, Samsung began rolling out this update to its Galaxy users ahead of time. Meanwhile, this week, Samsung released its August 2022 patch details which reveal fixes for a dangerous dialer bug.
Samsung fixes a lot of issues and vulnerabilities with each monthly security patch that affects users’ experience and degrades the phone’s performance. Since March, various Galaxy users of Android 10, Android 11, and Android 12 were facing issues with the Samsung Dialer app.
Samsung Dialer is the most common app that every Galaxy owner uses, it helps you make calls with your phone. It is sometimes referred to as bloatware but contains important data therefore, it is necessary for the phone to function properly.
According to the official information, the Samsung Dialer application had exposure to sensitive information that allowed local attackers to access ICCID via logs. This was really a serious issue that users were reporting for five months.
Finally, with the SMR Aug-2022 Release 1, Samsung has fixed this severe Dialer app issue to ensure the security of Galaxy users. Samsung’s August 2022 security update included SVE-2022-0726(CVE-2022-33724) which harms the native Dialer app, you can check it on the official support page.
As soon as your Galaxy phone will receive the August month patch, we recommend you download it. You won’t need to separately upgrade your Dialer app to get the issue fix, the fix has been already added to the security patch so it will come to your phone automatically.
Besides this, Korean tech has also addressed many other vulnerabilities and exposures that are related to Samsung DeX, Bluetooth connectivity, improper access control in DesktopSystemUI, Samsung Dialer, MAC address leak via WiFi and NFC, and others.
So far, the company’s latest flagships and a couple of select mid-range phones have got access to the latest monthly security patch update. However, the company is continuously delivering it and it will reach your phones shortly.
Samsung Galaxy S22 adaptive display stutters under Amazon Prime and Netflix
Samsung Galaxy S22 series has a 120Hz refresh rate. Although you can manually choose the refresh rate, the company also offers you an Adaptive display feature that automatically adjusts the refresh rate depending on the content being displayed on the screen. But some Samsung Galaxy S22 phone users are facing the problem of adaptive display stutters.
Various Samsung Galaxy S22 users have taken Samsung Community to reveal that the Adaptive refresh rate mode on their phones is hanging the videos on Amazon Prime and Netflix platforms while non-streaming apps and other features are working accurately.
Samsung Galaxy S22 users further say that the Adaptive display stutters problem disappears after tapping once on the display, however, the jerking starts again after a short time of around 10 seconds to 15 seconds and reduces the refresh rate too much while watching a movie or a show.
On the other hand, the users say that the Standard mode is working fine. When manually setting up the display refresh rate, it does not lag and lets them peacefully enjoy the shows. The high refresh rate is the only reason behind the issue, says a user.
The Galaxy S22 phones are the best Samsung phones so far. They cost high and silly problems like this were not expected by them. Currently, it’s not clear what’s the reason behind the issue, we hope that the company will soon acknowledge it and release a fix as soon as possible.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE display issues will fix with August 2022 update?
Launched earlier this year, the Fan Edition of Galaxy S21 offers some of the best technologies of this age. The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G was loved by users until it started experiencing the ghost touch issue on the display.
Multiple Samsung Galaxy S21 FE users took Reddit to reveal that the displays of their phones are not working correctly, it’s making ghost touch automatically. According to users, when lifting finger from the touch screen, the device started operating on itself in some direction randomly.
This issue is creating trouble for many Galaxy S21 FE users, they are not able to use their phones properly. It hurts most when they have to perform some important tasks on the phone.
However, the issue has been finally acknowledged by the company. One of the Galaxy S21 FE users who is facing this display problem has reported the issue through Samsung Members’ Error reports section in reply to this, a moderator said, “the issue will be fixed in the next firmware update that is coming.”
Not to mention, the Galaxy S21 FE is currently running on July month’s security patch. Next, the phone will receive the August 2022 security patch update that will fix the issue for the affected models’ users.
Samsung SoundAssistant reported having volume panel theming issue
Samsung SoundAssistant is one of the Good Lock modules, which is capable of completely revamping the look of your volume panel by applying different themes. But recently some Samsung SoundAssistant users have started to report about the Volume panel theming issue.
Various Samsung Good Lock users took the Samsung community to reveal that the SoundAssistant is not working well on their respective Galaxy devices. According to the users, the theme they are choosing for their volume panel is not being applied, instead, the previous setting is applied automatically.
The Samsung SoundAssistant volume panel theming issue has been reported by multiple Galaxy users. Fortunately, one of the Good Lock support team members has replied to the users’ concerns in the Samsung community and provided a solution.
It looks like the moderator does not find this to be an issue. He thinks that the system is not able to determine the themes due to some changes in the settings of users’ phones and that is why the wrong themes are being applied every time.
The moderator further asked the members to visit Settings >> Accessibility >> Visibility Improvement >> Transparency and Blur Reduction to ensure it’s turned on. That’s because the accessibility feature is for the low-vision and since its own UI is applied, the theme is not applied.
In case the problem still occurs, the moderator said users to send the log via Send an error immediately at the bottom of the Members app >> Get help >> Send an error.