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Users report, Samsung killed Galaxy S23 battery life with April 2023 update

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In late March, Samsung debuted a big camera firmware update for the Galaxy S23 series in South Korea. And over the past few days, Samsung has expanded the April 2023 update to Galaxy S23 models in various markets, which reportedly affected the battery life.

Everything was great, prior to installing the April 2023 firmware on Samsung Galaxy S23 phones, but the battery efficiency spoiled/killed post-installation. A limited number of S23 users complained that the recent update seriously impacted the battery life.

From Monday, the company has started to expand the April update to Galaxy S23 users outside South Korea. Since we’ve not spotted any battery-related complaints from consumers living in European countries, the issue appears to be limited to select units.

According to user reports, the recent software reduced the battery efficiency of his S23 smartphone. The user claimed that before April OTA, he got 5 hours 21 minutes screen on time on 50 percent battery charge, which slipped to 3 hrs 49 mins now.

Before April Update I got 5 hrs 21 mins for 50% battery. But after April Update I got only 3 hrs 49 mins for the same 50% battery.

As battery backup depends on different aspects such as app usage and assets used by the app’s functional operation. However, another user said that the battery efficiency slightly dropped after installing the April update along with sharing a comparison screenshot.

With new software update the battery back has gone way down as it used to be before.Dont update your phone to new software you will regret it doing so

Meanwhile, a Galaxy S23 user reported that his phone’s standby drain has increased from 2-3 percent to 5-6 percent. And there are a few more similar reports in the comments section of battery drain threads hinting at the impact on the battery efficiency.

As the Galaxy S23 series has just received the April update, users should wait for a few days. Every time when a device gets a new major firmware update, it takes a little bit of time to optimize the operating system and pre-installed applications.

If you still face the battery drain issue, you can consider visiting an authorized Samsung service center to have a phone check-up. And it’s recommended to use a genuine charging adapter and cable to charge your Samsung device as it also impacts battery issues.

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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One UI 6.1 bans deleting Secure Folder, Samsung’s working on fix

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Users of Galaxy smartphones running Samsung‘s One UI 6.1 have reported that they are unable to delete the Secure Folder app after installing its update. This issue is mainly affecting flagship devices that recently received the One UI 6.1 update. Due to this issue, users are not able to use this app at their convenience.

However, Samsung has acknowledged the issue with the Secure Folder app in its latest One UI 6.1 update. This issue affects several flagship devices including the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, and Galaxy Tab S9.

According to the community moderator, the issue occurred while integrating the latest Google security policies, resulting in the distribution of a non-deletable version of the Secure Folder app, specifically version 1.9.10.27.

The Korean tech giant is preparing to release a fix to address this problem. Users will be able to download the updated app through the Galaxy Store. To update, simply open the Galaxy Store, search for ‘Secure Folder’, and select the update option.

Users are encouraged to update their Secure Folder app as soon as the new version is available to maintain optimal performance and security of their personal data.

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One UI 6.1 folder background issue to be resolved in next Home Up update

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One UI 6.1 update offers several new features and Galaxy AI for the Galaxy S23 series as well as some unexpected bugs and changes, particularly in the way folder backgrounds are displayed. But the good news is that Samsung will fix the One UI 6.1 folder background issue with the next Home Up update.

Previously, with One UI 6.0, users had the option to adjust the background blur to a near-transparent 1% using the Home Up Good Lock app feature. However, the recent upgrade to One UI 6.1 has resulted in an unexpected opacity of folder backgrounds.

Users have reported that despite attempts to turn the Home Up feature off and on like a reset, the folder background remains unaffected and completely opaque. This is different from the Apps screen, which still responds to adjustments in HomeUp settings.

In response to these concerns, a community moderator has confirmed that a solution is underway with a new update of the Home Up app. The next update of this Good Lock module will resolve the non-responsive background blur control issue for folders. The update is expected to be available soon and will restore the customization options that users have been missing.

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Samsung One UI 6.1 battery draining haunts Galaxy Z Flip 5, Fold 5 users

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Samsung Fold Flip 5 April 2024 update US

Android 14-based One UI 6.1 update for Samsung‘s Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 introduced new features and Galaxy AI in late March 2024. Along with these new One UI 6.1 features, Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 users are also experiencing some issues, one of which is battery draining.

Users have noticed that after the One UI 6.1 update, their phone’s battery does not last long. Although Samsung has not yet officially acknowledged the problem, it has become noticeable through user discussions on various online platforms, including Samsung’s community forum and Reddit.

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It’s common for new software updates to cause unexpected problems, and companies usually release further updates to resolve them. However, Samsung is currently not aware of this issue nor has provided any solution, but hopefully, the company will fix the battery drain issue in a future update.

Till then, you can enable these two features on your One UI 6.1 running Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 smartphones to extend battery life if you are also facing draining issue.

Battery Protection:

Open Settings menu >> Tap on the Battery option >> Select Battery Protection feature >> Turn it on by tapping on the toggle.

Process Data Only On Device

Visit Settings >> Tap on the Advanced Settings >> Click on Advanced Intelligence >> Select the ‘Process Data Only On Device’ option >> Tap on the toggle to turn it on.

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