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Samsung Galaxy S22 Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know



Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra users are dealing with a variety of bugs and performance issues as we push deeper into the year.

The Galaxy S22 series has received outstanding reviews. They’re excellent smartphones, but they’re far from perfect. We’ve seen numerous complaints from those who have adopted Samsung’s flagships.

While a lot of the issues pertain to the Android 12 and One UI 4.x software powering the phones, we’ve also heard about hardware problems including screen defects.

The Galaxy S22 series is still fairly new and Samsung is still working to resolve some of the initial problems with the devices. That being said, we’ll continue to see new issues emerge as people put more mileage on their phones.

In this guide you can learn about the current state of Galaxy S22 problems, potential fixes for these problems, places to find feedback, and what’s next in terms of Android software updates for these devices.

Galaxy S22 Problems

Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra users are encountering performance issues and various bugs. Again, we’ve also heard about hardware problems as well.

The current list of Galaxy S22 problems includes abnormal battery drain, Wi-Fi problems, Bluetooth issues, issues with first and third-party apps, issues with biometrics, screen defects, charging issues, screen refresh issues, GPS issues, UI lag, sound problems, and a variety of other issues.

Again, these phones are new and this list will likely grow as people continue to use, and buy, these devices.

Where to Find Feedback

If you own a Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, or Galaxy S22 Ultra, or if you’re thinking about buying one, keep an eye on feedback from Galaxy 22 users.

There are several places to find feedback about the Galaxy S22 series’ performance. We recommend taking a look at XDA-Developers, the Galaxy S22 Reddit, and the Android Reddit.

If you live in the United States you’ll also want to keep your eyes on the official AT&TVerizon, and T-Mobile forums if you’re on one of those networks.

We also recommend poking around on social media sites like Twitter and YouTube for feedback about the Galaxy S22 series’ current performance.

We’ll also provide you with the latest information about Android updates for the Galaxy S22 so keep an eye out for new information.

Prepare for Android Software Updates

Samsung and its partners will fix a lot of problems, but Android software updates often bring problems of their own.

When you open up your Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, or Galaxy S22 Ultra there’s a chance you’re prompted to download a new version of Android. New updates can cause problems so you’ll want to prepare your device for the move to a new Android build.

There’s no way to predict exactly how a new version of Android will impact your phone’s performance. Some of you will see a performance boost, others will run into issues. This is precisely why you should spend some time prepping your phone for the move.

Here’s what we recommend doing before installing a new version of Android on your Galaxy S22, Galaxy 22+, or Galaxy S22 Ultra:

  • Backup your data.
  • Get familiar with the latest firmware’s changes.
  • Have your login information handy.
  • Dig into feedback about performance.
  • Cleanup your phone’s storage.
  • Find fixes for potential problems.
  • Check in with IT.
  • Check app reviews and install updates.

Follow these steps and you should be able to avoid major issues with the latest software.

How to Fix Galaxy S22 Problems

If you encounter issues on on your Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, or Galaxy S22 Ultra, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to fix the problem on your own.

If you run into an issue, take a look at our list of fixes for common Galaxy problems. We’ve also released a guide that could help you fix battery life issues.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for in our guides, you should check out the XDA’s Galaxy S22 forums, your carrier support forum (AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon), and the Galaxy S22 Reddit for potential fixes.

You can also get in touch with Samsung or your provider on social media sites like Twitter. Samsung’s also got a customer support line that could help.

You’ll also want to upgrade your phone to the latest Android firmware if an upgrade is available. Samsung’s software updates typically bring much-needed bug fixes with them.

Make sure you poke around for feedback about the latest version of Android 12/One UI 4.x before you make your move though.

What’s Next

Samsung will continue to push monthly security patches to the Galaxy S22 series and, again, these updates often include bug fixes for lingering issues.

Software support for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra will last for years. Samsung currently provides four to five years of support to flagship devices.

If your carrier offers an Android update schedule, keep an eye on it for details about upcoming software updates. Carriers like Rogers, Fido, and Telus in Canada and Vodafone in Australia like to keep their customers informed about upcoming Android software updates.

If your carrier has a similar schedule available, you might want to bookmark it and keep an eye out for details regarding incoming software updates for your Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, or Galaxy S22 Ultra model.

Google is also working on its Android 13 update, but we don’t expect Galaxy phones or tablets to get the software, or a beta, until much later in the year.

Samsung is reportedly trying to get its version of Android 13/One UI 5 into beta testing by the end of July which would be much earlier than usual. Of course there’s no guarantee this happens so you’ll want to temper your expectations as we push through the year.

For more on Samsung’s Android 12 updates, have a look at our guide. And for more information about Android 13, have a look at our guide.

6 Reasons to Wait for the iPhone 14 & 5 Reasons Not To

Wait for a Hole-Punch Design

Wait for a Hole-Punch Design

If you hate Apple's notch, you might be in luck because it looks like the company is making significant changes to the iPhone's design.

Apple didn't eliminate the notch in 2021 but the iPhone 13 series has a smaller notch than the iPhone 12 series and previous iPhone models.

In 2022, Apple will reportedly ditch the notch in favor of a hole-punch display design. The rumor comes from respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He's reiterated this in a newer note though he says the change may be limited to the iPhone 14 Pro models. 

Analyst Ross Young believes that while the iPhone 14 Pro models will be the only ones with this new design, the hole-punch design will likely come to all iPhone models in 2023. Young has reiterated this stance in two other reports

Korean publication The Elec backs up these rumors and claims Samsung Display will help with the manufacturing process. Like Kuo, the site says the new design will be limited to the Pro models.

A newer report from The Elec states that the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will come with LTPO OLED displays with a hole-punch.

The panels will reportedly be supplied by Samsung and LG. Another report from the same publication sheds more light on Samsung's OLED plans for the iPhone 14.

If true, it would put the iPhone more in line with Samsung's high-end Galaxy phones which also employ a hole-punch design.

The hole-punch isn't as invasive as the notch which should be music to the ears of those who don't like the notch.

Jon Prosser has shared an image of alleged iPhone 14 Pro schematics and they showcase what the hole-punch could look like.

91Mobiles has shared renders of the alleged iPhone 14 Pro design. The site says these are based on leaked CAD images. They show circular and pill-shaped cutouts replacing the notch.

Leaker @dylandkt suggests the iPhone 14 Pro models will have a pill-shaped camera cutout located at the top of the display.

We've heard the iPhone 14 Pro design has been finalized as supplies have entered the trial production phase of the new iPhone models.

Alleged CAD images of the iPhone 14 Pro Max hint at thinner display bezels. As for the lower-end iPhone 14 models, they're expected to keep the same thickness and bezel size as the iPhone 13 series. 

We've also seen renders of the alleged design Apple will deploy on the low-end iPhone 14 models. The renders, from MySmartPrice, hint at a design that's virtually unchanged from the iPhone 13's. 

The device in the images has a notch and it also has the same rear camera setup as the iPhone 13. 

We've also seen leaked iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max display panels corroborate all of this information.

Apple won a patent for under-display cameras for biometric authentication on the iPhone so it's pretty clear the company is working to get rid of the notch at some point. It's just a matter of when.

If you aren't thrilled with the look of the iPhone 12 or iPhone 13, think about waiting for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

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