Some Samsung Galaxy S23 users facing Android Auto connection issue
Samsung launched the Galaxy S23 series phones with plenty of advanced features, the latest internals, and the most up-to-date software. But some users of Samsung Galaxy S23 phones are encountering the Android Auto connection issue.
The Korean company introduced the S23 phones on February 1 and announced to start of their first sale on February 17. Meanwhile, some famous tipsters and tech bloggers have already had their hands on the phones.
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These early buyers have reviewed the smartphones and shared their best and worst features as well as the problems that they are facing on the devices. Notably, many users have reported the same Android Auto issue on their Samsung Galaxy S23, S23+, or S23 Ultra.
First spotted by 9To5Google, the Galaxy S23 series phones and their Android Auto function are not working well together. The users are facing connection problems while trying to sync with cars wirelessly.
As per the report, when customers are syncing their phones with cars through the Android Auto feature, Bluetooth pairing automatically fails after the vehicle is disabled and missing permissions that prevent the phone from connecting properly.
Despite the users’ report, 9To5Google has mentioned that they have also run into the same problems with Android Auto on the Galaxy S23 Ultra. They said that the phone is actually not connecting to their AAWireless adapter.
Moreover, the users have further reported that the issue continues to appear even after trying different troubleshooting methods, such as USB debugging mode, changing the default USB configuration to transferring files/android auto mode, and swapping out different USB-C cables.
The exact reason behind this problem is currently unclear. We even don’t know if this is a bug of Samsung Mobile or Google’s Android Auto app. However, it is expected that either of the companies will resolve this issue on the S23 devices with the upcoming phone/app updates.
Here’s how to fix the Samsung Gallery app crashing
Are you facing the problem of crashing while using Samsung Gallery on your Galaxy smartphone? If yes, then let us tell you that after installing the new update of the Gallery app which came in version 14.1.05.2, the app is crashing.
According to reports, users are noticing that the app crashes after playing videos in the Samsung Gallery app. In the Gallery app after the recent update to Android T OS, processing related to screen effects does not work properly, so the app may be forced to close after playing a video.
Samsung Accessibility offers a Remove Animation function to Galaxy devices, which prevents some screen effects. It is useful if you’re sensitive to animation or screen movements.
In the recent scenario, if you have enabled this function then your may face some issues while playing video in the Gallery app. So if you’re facing Samsung Gallery crashing then you can temporarily fix this by disabling the ‘Remove Animation’ option.
How to disable the Remove Animation function?
To disable the Remove Animation function, you just need to follow a few steps.
- Open the Settings app on your Galaxy smartphone.
- Scroll down and tap on Accessibility.
- Click on the Visibility Enhancements option.
- Scroll down and check if the Remove animation function is enabled
- Turn it off by tapping on toggle.
How to update the Samsung Gallery app?
You can easily update the Samsung Gallery app to the latest version, just need to follow a few steps. Firstly, open Galaxy Store >> Search the Gallery app >> Tap on it to open >> Now, press on the Update option if any new version is available.
Samsung Galaxy S21 camera shaking/jittering problem reported (Troubleshooting)
Samsung Galaxy S21 series comes with a unique design, stunning processor, and powerful camera setup onboard. Besides, some issues have also arisen over time, leading to consumers’ disappointment. In a recent development, a Samsung Galaxy S21 user reported a camera jittering/shaking problem.
Samsung Galaxy S21 camera shaking/jittering
According to a Samsung customer having Galaxy S21 (powered by Snapdragon 888), the camera shaking/jittering from left to right when they record videos. The situation becomes worse when they switch the camera zoom between 2x and 3x.
It’s worth mentioning that the camera problem only exists in all shooting modes except for the 8k (sample). As shown in the video, the consumer reported the shaking problem in UHD @ 60fps, UHD @ 30fps, FHD @ Auto frame rates and FHD @ 60fps.
Here’s what Samsung responded
Samsung Community moderator admitted the camera shaking problem exists in the Galaxy S21 phone, seeing the video samples shared by the consumer. The in-charge office said that there are many things that can cause this to happen, as well as shared troubleshooting steps.
Turn off Tracking auto-focus
- Open the Camera app and tap the Settings icon. Tap the switch next to Tracking auto-focus to turn it off.
- If the camera still isn’t focusing, you should try resetting the camera to its default settings. Tap the Settings gear, and then swipe to and tap Reset settings.
- Perform a software update can resolve issues and problems with apps, including your camera.
- Try using Safe Mode to figure out if recently installed apps are causing an issue with your camera’s focus.
How to enter Safe Mode
Press and hold the Power key and Side key. On phones without a dedicated Power key, you can swipe down from the top of the screen to open Quick settings, and then tap the Power icon. Touch and hold the Power off icon, and then tap Safe mode when it appears.
Your phone will restart and “Safe mode” will be displayed in the bottom left corner of the screen. Check your camera’s focus and remove any recently installed apps if needed. In order to exit the Safe Mode, restart your Samsung Galaxy phone.
Samsung Galaxy S23 HDR vignetting issue will fix with next software
Samsung is continuously improving the camera capabilities of its latest flagship lineup. Now, tipster claimed that the next Samsung update will fix the HDR vignetting issue of the Galaxy S23 series.
According to @UniverseIce, Samsung developers are working on camera improvements for the Galaxy S23 smartphones, which also includes a fix for the HDR issue. As the May 2023 patch began to rollout, all eyes are on the next OTA, which could solve the vignetting problem.
After analyzing the error log shared by the user, in the reply, a Samsung executive explained that “the problem occurs due to a mix of negative EV input frames containing the same contour pattern, and applying LTM after HDR output will make the problem worse.”
Earlier, the same source shared an image so users can better understand what’s the HDR-related problem on the Galaxy S23 camera. When captured in certain scenarios, the photos taken by Galaxy S23/+/Ultra get affected by HDR problems, which can be seen at the edges of the subject.
In order to fix the issue, the South Korean tech giant is reportedly working on optimization of the exposure value (EV) frame and local tone-mapping (LTM). As the May patch is available in select markets, we may see the camera SW in South Korea and China.
April 2023 Update Changelog
- A function has been added to the gallery so that you can immediately delete photos that are being processed immediately after taking them with the camera.
- For faster photo taking, the AF concept has been changed so that when the user presses the shooting button, the user can take a photo even when the focus is not completely set. However, if you want to shoot after completing Focus as before, please change the settings in the latest Camera Assistant.
- Camera Assistant > Prioritize focus over speed (focus priority) On
- Fixed an issue where a green line was displayed on the left side intermittently when shooting in the rear photo mode.
- Fixed a malfunction when shooting after Night Off in low light after selecting Shooting Speed > High Resolution > Speed Priority in Camera Assistant.
- Camera Assistant > Shooting Speed > High Resolution > Speed Priority, then Camera > Night Off or Scene Optimizer Off
- Fixed an issue where face recognition could not be recognized intermittently after ending a 3rd party video call.
- Improved sharpness/flicker and added notice when shooting Ultrawide in low light indoors after setting Camera Video Mode > Super Steady On.
- “To take a good Super Steady photo, I need more light.”
- Improved image stabilization when shooting with FHD60 after setting Auto FPS Off in rear video.
- Improved line-shaped banding noise in the sky in mid-low light when shooting high-pixel in low-mid light.
- Improved stability for camera movements introduced through other routes.
- Optimized overall sharpness for high-pixel shooting and improved intermittent blurring through OIS stabilization.