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I can’t change the Wallpaper after installing One UI 5.0 Beta 3, it’s crashing [Fixed]

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Samsung One UI 5 Wallpaper crashing issue

Samsung recently released the One UI 5.0 beta 4 update for Galaxy S22 series smartphones in different regions. This new beta update fixed the Wallpaper crashing issue that users were facing in One UI 5.0 beta 3. Now, you can easily apply Wallpaper on your smartphone’s home screen and lock screen.

September 23…

Samsung recently released the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta 3 update for the Galaxy S22 series devices, which fixes several issues as well as brings some new features.

Along with this, the company has come up with a new Wallpapers section featuring device-specific wallpapers in the Featured tab, Gallery, Graphical, Colors, etc. That’s not enough because this beta update has brought some new issues along with issue fixes.

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After installing the One UI 5 Beta 3 update on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, it has been noted that the Wallpaper app is not working properly. You are not able to set any wallpaper after this update because the app is crashing.

Samsung One UI 5 Wallpaper crashing issue

When you open in Wallpaper and Style section, you can see that all options including preview, color palette, and Dark mode are working properly but only after opening the “Browse my wallpaper” option the app is crashing. If it doesn’t crash after opening the section, it will crash when selecting any wallpaper from Featured, Gallery, Colors, Graphical, and more.

Samsung’s One UI 5.0 Beta 3 brings many new wallpapers but you are not able to set them on the home or lock screen of your smartphone. As of now, this issue has been found in the Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones, there is a possibility that the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus smartphones may also have this issue as they have also received the One UI 5 beta 3 update.

Reason

It is for sure that this Wallpaper crashing issue has come in Samsung Galaxy S22 only after the release of the One UI 5.0 Beta 3 update. Recently Samsung released a new update for the Wallpaper and style app with version 2.1.18. The version working on Galaxy S22 Ultra is the same and maybe, the issue has been coming since this version.

Expected Solution

The expectation is that Samsung will soon fix the One UI 5 Wallpaper crashing issue by releasing the next beta update or can fix it by bringing an update to the wallpaper and style. However, there is no official information yet.

If you are also facing this issue in your Galaxy S22 series smartphone, then we can tell us through social media.

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Bluetooth issues emerge in stable Samsung One UI 5.0, fix coming soon!

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One UI 5.0 Bluetooth issues

Samsung widely rolled out the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 stable update for Galaxy S22 series users earlier this week. The new software obviously brings a bunch of new features. But customers are also facing Bluetooth issues on the One UI 5.0 version.

There are many user reports on the Samsung Members Community that suggets that Galaxy S22 smartphones are not able to connect to their smartwatches or buds through Bluetooth after updating to the One UI 5.0 update.

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The problem not only occurs while using third-party Bluetooth or Wearable devices but customers are also encountering issues when conning the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4. Some users have also said that the Bluetooth of their phone is causing problems even when connecting to a car.

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One UI 5.0 Bluetooth issues

However, it seems that Samsung will shortly fix these Bluetooth issues of One UI 5.0 software as the related community in charge has informed that the issue is known and the company is giving its best to fix it. The in charge also revealed that users will soon get a software update that will resolve the problem.

The moderator further told that if customers are facing any inconvenience in using Bluetooth right away, they can take their phone to the nearest service center even before the update.

One UI 5.0 Bluetooth issues

A large number of users have reported this problem on various platforms. Bluetooth is very common nowadays as it is the only way to connect any smartwatch, buds, speaker, or other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Therefore, the problem is troubling customers a lot.

The Galaxy S22 series phones are the top flagship models of Samsung and issues like this can highly degrade the users’ experience. It’s understandable that One UI 5.0 is completely new if the problem was known already, the company should have worked more before releasing the stable version. Hope the issue will soon get a fix!

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Samsung Galaxy Watch connectivity issue emerges with Wearable app in One UI 5.0 Beta [Updated]

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Updates are added at the bottom…

Samsung’s Galaxy Wearable is an application that connects your Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds to your smartphone so that you can manage and monitor your wearable device through your phone. However, many Galaxy wearable app users are facing connectivity problems after installing One UI 5.0 Beta builds.

Android 13 is now official for Pixel and some other brands’ smartphones. But Samsung is still running the Android 13-based One UI 5.0 Beta program for eligible Galaxy device owners. This upgrade brings a handful of new features and improvements over the previous version but such issues are highly affecting users’ experience.

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In the recent few days, various Samsung Galaxy Wearable app customers have reached the Samsung Members community to report that the application is not working properly. According to the reports, users are not able to connect their wearable devices to their phones as the connections and disconnections are being repeated over and over again.

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Galaxy Wearable connectivity One UI 5.0 Beta

Once disconnected and try to connect it again, it works normally for some seconds. But later an error occurs that says the wearable cannot be connected. Well, this issue is arising in both Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Buds for their respective users.

It is worth mentioning that the Galaxy Wearable connectivity issue is appearing after switching to the One UI 5.0 Beta version on either Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, or Galaxy A52 devices. And, the reason behind this is not clear yet.

On the other hand, the Samsung community’s beta operation manager has responded to users’ concerns. But he did not mention the reason due to which this problem is happening nor he has told how it can be fixed or when it will be fixed.

Well, this is not the first problem that One UI 5.0 beta testers are reporting, earlier users also told about many other problems such as home crashing, bad animation, object eraser not working, screen blackening, and more.

Moving on, Samsung’s Android 13-based One UI 5.0 builds are currently in the beta phase, which means there is no guarantee for its stability so you can not blame the manufacturers for such issues. The company is continuously working on improving the One UI software and as it has resolved many old One UI issues, it will continue to do so.

It is possible that Samsung will bring a fix for this issue in the next beta or stable One UI 5.0 update. The problem seems annoying for the users but customers might have to compromise with the Galaxy Wearable app features and functions until the next One UI 5.0 builds will release.

Furthermore, currently, there’s no plan for Samsung’s next step. Meanwhile, the stable One UI 5.0 will unveil at Samsung Developer Conference which will happen on October 12. Possibly, the company could also start the stable version rollout on the same day, at least for Galaxy S22 series phones.

And, it is expected that the Korean company will solve all the major and minor issues that users are currently facing on the beta builds through the stable release. In addition, it will further introduce new features and enhancements to the devices.

Update 2: Oct. 08

Samsung seeded the fourth One UI 5.0 Beta update for the Galaxy S22 series devices. The changelog didn’t specifically mention bug fixes for Galaxy Watch connectivity issues and Galaxy Wearable app crashing. As result, consumers are still facing connectivity issue with Galaxy smartwatches.

Update 1: Sep. 30

Apart from Galaxy Watch series device users, the Gear S3 also reportedly has the same connectivity issues. The beta operation manager recommended users send an error log, which suggests that the company will fix this issue with the next Beta build.

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Samsung batteries are swelling both in new and old phones, it’s bad [Update: Response]

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Samsung Batteries Swelling

Original story published on Sep 28, update mentioned at the bottom…

Aging Samsung phones reportedly have swelling problems with batteries which cause a popped-up back panel, similar to a bump rear side. In electronics devices, battery swelling is a serious concern as it leads to critical damage, even death sometimes.

We are well aware of the Galaxy Note 7 explosion, which can’t be vanished from the history of Samsung. Meanwhile, the older Samsung phones, such as the Galaxy S20 series and older ones, seems to be affected by a serious issue – swelling of batteries over time, and the ratio of damage is higher than other vendors.

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Spotted and explained by popular YouTuber Mrwhosetheboss, the video showcases various aspects of the battery swelling problem and possible reasons. Arun discovered that the batteries of Galaxy phones are getting swelled to a level where the rear panel popped up by leaving the bond as soon as they get old.

Samsung Batteries Swelling

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Well, the company has not yet given a satisfactory reply on the matter when the YouTuber reached the support team, while we recommend you to check the battery status if you also owned a Samsung phone, which is now older than 1 to 2 years.

After spotting the issue on his multiple Samsung phones including the Galaxy S10 and Z Fold 2, Arun managed to find clues that other people are also victims of battery swelling. And from his collection, all Galaxy phones launched before the Galaxy S20 series have this swollen battery issue.

This issue becomes disastrous when smartphones from other Android makers are not affected by battery swelling, raising questions on Samsung’s tests another time. Mrwhosetheboss talked to MKBHD, who revealed that his Samsung phones’ batteries got swelled once he stopped using them and packed them in the box.

Moving ahead, the video mentions a discussion with JerryRigEverything who is famous for his tough durability tests of smartphones. Zack explained how a battery works and the changes that happen while charging or using the power in a normal state – it’s all about anode, cathode and separator.

Samsung Batteries Swelling

The YouTuber didn’t get any explanation from Samsung after 52 days of reporting the issue of battery swelling on his three Galaxy devices. However, the documents mentioned in the video suggest Samsung may be investigating the problems in affected units.

To our readers, we recommend checking if there’s any sign of battery swelling on their old and new Samsung phones and tablets. In case you face the same problem, must visit a nearby Samsung service center as a priority even if your phone is out of warranty.

Update 1: Sep 30

Mr Arun received a status update on the battery swelling issue of three Samsung smartphones. According to him, the company informed him that:

“We are aware of this matter and are looking into further technical assessments. We encourage customers with questions regarding their Samsung device to contact their local Customer Service representative.”

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