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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.
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.
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.
[Updated] Samsung Galaxy S21 battery drain and overheating issues continue to appear
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.
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.
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.
— Sammy Fans (@thesammyfans) January 28, 2023
Updated on 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.
[Updated] Samsung Galaxy S22 battery drain, heating and low power efficiency issues
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.
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.
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.
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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— Sammy Fans (@thesammyfans) January 21, 2023
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.
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”
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
[Updated] Samsung Galaxy S22 slow charging and faulty port issues reported by many users
Samsung Galaxy S22 is currently one of the best-selling flagship smartphones. The company takes care of its users by providing new software updates ahead of anyone else. But many users of Samsung are reporting the slow charging and faulty port issues that they are facing on their respective Galaxy S22 phones.
As per information, users of all three Samsung Galaxy S22 models are facing slow charging and other charging port issues. A large number of corresponding device owners are using the Samsung Member community and Reddit platform to describe their problems and ask if others know of a solution.
According to the users’ reports, in many cases, the Galaxy S22 does not recognize that the cord is plugged into the charging port, which causes the phone to not charge. And, when it recognizes after so many trials, it charges very slowly.
A user further reported that his Galaxy S22 phone has a defective charging port. He only purchased the smartphone in October 2022 and in these few months, it gets damaged. He says when he sometimes robustly plug-in the charging chord, the whole port moves.
However, the reason behind this is not clear. The slow charging issue may be fixed with the upcoming software updates just like the way the company has recently improved the battery life of the Galaxy S22 phone so that users can run the phone for a long time without any interruption. But the faulty charging port problem can only be solved by replacing it. Let’s wait for Samsung’s response.
Updated on January 27
Some Galaxy S22 owners are reporting that their phone is taking a long time to charge. Even charging half of its battery (49% to 100%) is taking about 2 hours, which is too long than usual.
Many more users have complained about the slow charging issue of the Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone on Reddit. A user said that his phone constantly charges and uncharges every few seconds after plugging in the charger.