Samsung shipped the One UI 5.1 update to all flagship Galaxy devices in various parts of the world. Since the Galaxy S22 series users are demanding a fix patch, the battery drain issue emerges on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphones too.
Samsung One UI 5.1 issue like battery drain and low power efficiency were initially reported for the Galaxy S22 and S21 series, however, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Fold 3 users are facing similar difficulties, as multiple user-generated reports and complaints were gathered by PiunikaWeb.
Consumers report that the battery life of their Galaxy Z Fold smartphone got almost destroyed after installing the One UI 5.1 firmware. In addition, some users claimed that the update has broken the charging function or it’s getting discharged rapidly.
Apart from Reddit threads, Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Fold 3 users are complaining about the battery draining problem on Samsung’s official community forum. This high amount of threads and reports indicate that the battery drain issue is widespread.
On the flip side, some Samsung consumers are reporting just the opposite. Their phone’s battery life got improved over the One UI 5.0 and the system software is delivering a better user experience. Do note that every major firmware switch requires a certain time to optimize the device and functions.
“Fold4 with OneUI 5.1. here. Nothing bad at all. More stable and Battery seems a bit better. Will see next few more days.” Source
We recommend consumers wait until the March 2023 firmware update arrives for their device. Possibly, the company may deliver patches to improve the battery life got affected by the One UI 5.1 firmware. Meanwhile, you can try clearing the Android cache as a temporary solution.
Moreover, you should update the system apps and third-party apps to the latest version so they could perform well and efficiently with the new software. We will keep you updated on the matter and will notify you if any authentic input or acknowledgment appears.
Here’s how to fix screen capture issue on your Samsung device
Do you have a Samsung Galaxy phone? Then you might have noticed that your screen captures look weird lately. The picture might be fuzzy, rainbow-colored, or overlapping. This is not because of your phone, but it is a bug in the One UI 5.1/One UI 5.1.1 software that affects the image processing.
Don’t worry, there is a solution for this problem. Samsung has released a software update that fixes the issue and makes your screen captures look normal again. All you need to do is to update your device software.
For that, you just need to open Settings >> Software Update > Download and Install. This new software will also make your phone work better and more secure, so don’t wait any longer. Update your Galaxy phone now and get rid of this Samsung screen capture issue.
How to fix black screen issue on Samsung Galaxy devices
Some users of Samsung Galaxy smartphones have reported a problem with the lock screen, where the screen turns black and only the top indicator bar and bottom navigation bar are visible. This happened when an app on the lock screen is closed while the phone is locked.
To fix this issue, you can turn the screen off and on, or fold and unfold the device if it is foldable. However, this is not a permanent solution. To prevent the black screen issue from happening again, you need to update your device software to the latest version.
Samsung has announced that the company plans to release software that improves the phenomenon and fixes the bug. To update your device software, you just need to go to Settings >> Software update >> Download and install.
Android Auto users report Google Maps bug that keeps navigation running
Do you use Android Auto and Google Maps to find your way in the car? If yes, then you may have noticed a small problem recently. Sometimes, Google Maps doesn’t close when you get out of the car. It keeps showing you directions on your phone, which is very annoying and confusing.
This issue seems to have emerged after the latest updates of Android Auto and Google Maps, which were released last week. It affects various Android phones such as Samsung and Pixel.
It mainly occurs on Android Auto v10.0 and Google Maps v11.88 version. The only solution at the moment is to manually exit the navigation by tapping on the corresponding option.
Currently, the cause of this issue is unknown, but it is expected to be resolved soon. Until then, remember to check your phone and exit navigation when you get out of the car.