Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 have recently got the feature-packed January 2023 update that made the wearables more useful. But for some users, the update has damaged the performance of the wearables. Various users of Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 4 are reporting about the faulty “raise to wake” feature.
The raise to wake gesture of wearables is a fairly valuable feature for customers. It is smart enough to know when to turn the watch on and off. It allows users to view time, date, or notifications just by simply raising their wrist, making it handly while driving, etc.
But multiple users of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5 are complaining about the erratic behavior of the raise to wake gesture (via PiunikaWeb). Many users have mentioned that the issue is occurring only after the latest software update, before that it was working fine.
According to users’ reports, every time they lift their wrist to wake up the watch, the screen turns off almost immediately. It only stays on for a couple of seconds, leaving users unable to see the time properly. Some customers even tried full diagnostics on the watch but everything appeared fine there.
I believe that a smartwatch should go to sleep shortly after a wake-up gesture unless further tasks are performed on it so that it can save the battery of the watch. But the watchful time these Galaxy watches are giving after raise to wake is performed is too less, and it should be resolved soon.
There are various reports on the Samsung members community and Reddit platforms that talks about the mentioned problem. However, Samsung is silent, maybe it is addressing the issue before saying anything to the users.
Updated on February 8:
The Galaxy Watch users are still encountering problems with the raise to wake gestures on their wearables. A user living in India said he recently got an update on his Watch 4 LTE that adds a Bluetooth toggle to the Quick panel. At the same time, he expressed that this update has still not fixed the broken raise-to-wake gesture.
Here’s how to address Samsung Keyboard theme issue in One UI 6.0
Some Samsung Galaxy users have reported that their keyboard theme is not applied properly after updating their software to One UI 6. The issue seems to be related to the color palette feature, which allows users to customize the background color of their home screen and lock screen.
As per Samsung, the keyboard theme may not match the user’s preference when the color palette is enabled in the settings. The company has confirmed the issue and said that it plans to release a software update that will fix it.
In the meantime, users can resolve this issue temporarily by disabling the color palette feature. To disable the color palette, users need to go to Settings >> Wallpaper and Style >> Color Palette >> Turn off the Color Palette toggle.
Samsung has not announced when the software update will be available, but it is expected to roll out soon. Users are advised to check for updates regularly to install as soon as it will be available.
Here’s how to fix the dynamic lock screen image issue on Samsung phone
If you are using the dynamic lock screen feature on your Samsung Galaxy phone, you might have noticed that some images appear broken when applied to the lock screen. This is a known issue that affects certain images depending on their original quality.
But don’t worry as Samsung has officially shared two easy ways to fix this issue and enjoy the beautiful wallpapers that change every time you turn on your screen.
The first way is to enable the automatic update of the dynamic lock screen settings. This will ensure that the image packages in the currently installed category are updated periodically and broken images are excluded.
To do this, go to Settings >> Wallpapers and styles >> Change wallpaper >> Wallpaper service >> Dynamic lock screen settings >> Automatic update >> Enable (ON).
The second way is to uninstall and reinstall the previously downloaded category image. This will remove the broken images from your device and download the latest ones.
For that, you just need to open Settings >> Wallpaper and style >> Change wallpaper >> Wallpaper service >> Dynamic lock screen settings >> More options icon >> Uninstall >> Select category image and uninstall.
Samsung shares a temporary solution for Phone app button blocking issue
Some Galaxy users have reported an issue with the Samsung Phone app button not working when using a third-party memo app during a call. The memo app pop-up blocks the phone app button and prevents it from responding to touch.
Samsung has provided a temporary solution for the Phone app button blocking issue until the app developer fixes it. To avoid this issue, you need to move the memo app pop-up to a location where it does not block the phone app button before using it.
You can do this by dragging the pop-up window to the side or the corner of the screen. This will allow you to use both the memo app and the phone app without any problem.
The app developer is aware of this issue and is working on an improved app that will resolve it. They will release the updated version of the app through the Google Play Store. You can check the Google Play Store for the new version of the memo app and update it when it is available.
By following this solution, you can avoid the phone app button issue and enjoy taking notes during a call. You can also expect a better and smoother experience with the improved version of the memo (Notes) app.