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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4/3 battery drain issue emerges on One UI 5.1

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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.

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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

Temporary solution

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.

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James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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Update Samsung Bixby app now to resolve brief responses issue

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Samsung Bixby issues

Are you experiencing issues with Bixby on your Samsung Galaxy device? If yes, you are not alone, as several Galaxy users have reported issues with Bixby such as it responding briefly and then ending immediately. This issue could be due to outdated software and its related language pack.

Samsung has acknowledged this issue where Bixby suddenly stops responding. In addition, a Samsung community moderator has shared a solution for this issue.

The moderator suggests keeping both the Bixby app and its voice recognition language pack updated for smooth operation and error-free performance. If you are using an older version of Bixby, update it immediately to version 3.3.54.0 or later to address various issues.

Users can easily update the Bixby app through Galaxy Store, the steps given below.

  • Open the Galaxy Store app on your Samsung device.
  • Search for “Bixby” in the app’s search bar and hit enter.
  • Select the Bixby app from the search results to view its details.
  • If there’s an update available, you’ll see an option to update the app. Tap on it and follow any instructions to complete the update.

By following these steps to update the app through the Galaxy Store, you can ensure the smooth functioning of your Samsung Galaxy’s Assistant. Make sure that you also update the language pack used for voice recognition along with the Bixby app.

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Samsung offers temporary solution for Internet screen adjustment issue

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Samsung Internet Keyboard adjustment issue

Samsung recently released a new update for Galaxy devices with version 26.0.0.52. Users are facing some issues after installing this update.

Users have reported that the screen does not adjust properly when the keyboard is active, often hiding important information. Specifically, this issue occurs when the ‘Hide status bar’ feature is enabled.

Samsung is aware of this issue and is actively working on app updates to comprehensively resolve this issue. At the same time, a community moderator has suggested a solution to temporarily resolve this issue.

To resolve this issue, the ‘Hide status bar’ setting within the Samsung Internet app needs to be disabled. For that, you just need to follow a few easy steps:

  • Visit the Samsung Internet app on your Galaxy smartphone
  • Click on the More icon located at the bottom bar.
  • Now, tap on the Settings.
  • Locate the Layout and Menus option and tap on it.
  • Here you can see the Hide Status Bar option, tap the toggle to turn it off.

After following these steps, this issue will be resolved to some extent. Moreover, Samsung assures users that an upcoming app update will further address this issue. The company aims to enhance the overall usability and functionality of the Samsung Internet experience.

Users are encouraged to update their Samsung Internet app to the latest version via the Galaxy Store and stay tuned for new updates.

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Samsung shares a solution for half screen darkening issue

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Samsung Half-screen darkening issue

Some users of Samsung devices have encountered an issue where half of the screen appears dark while switching screens. This issue mainly occurs after interactions like closing apps, switching horizontally/vertically, or handling notifications.

Fortunately, the community moderator has shared a temporary solution for fixing the half-screen darkening issue on Samsung devices. He has confirmed that this issue often arises due to improper processing of the screen darkening effect, particularly noticeable after activities such as checking ad pop-ups.

To resolve this issue, Samsung recommends restarting the device as an immediate fix. For that, swipe down from the top of the screen twice to open the Quick Panel >> tap on the power off icon >> select “Restart” to reboot your device.

Further, the moderator mentioned that Samsung is actively developing a software update to permanently fix this issue. Users may soon receive a notification to update their device software.

To update your Galaxy device, navigate to Settings on your device >> select Software Update >> choose Download and Install.

Samsung advises users to update their devices when a software update becomes available to prevent the recurrence of such issues.

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