While a lot of the issues pertain to the Android software powering the phones, we’ve also heard about various hardware problems including screen defects.
Samsung’s still working to resolve some of the lingering 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 Feedback
- How to Fix Galaxy S22 Problems
- Prepare for Software Updates
- What’s Next
Galaxy S22 Problems
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, an issue that prevents some users from getting messages, issues connecting to Galaxy Watches, screen defects, Android Auto issues, screen refresh issues impacting streaming apps like Netflix, charging issues, screen refresh issues, GPS issues, UI lag, sound problems, and a variety of other issues.
This list will grow as people continue to use, and buy, these devices and as more Galaxy S22 users upgrade to Samsung’s latest version of Android.
Galaxy S22 Software Reviews
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 use 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 firmware.
There’s no way to predict exactly how new software 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 new software on your Galaxy S22, Galaxy 22+, or Galaxy S22 Ultra:
- Backup your data.
- Get familiar with the latest Android 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 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 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 before you make your move.
Samsung will continue to push monthly security patches to the Galaxy S22 series and, again, these updates often include bug fixes for lingering issues.
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.
For more information about Android 13, One UI, and Samsung’s latest monthly update, check out our guide.
Wait for Performance Improvements
Apple always makes year-to-year performance improvements to the iPhone so you can expect the iPhone 15 series to come with numerous changes.
You can expect the iPhone 15 models to feature an improved processor which could lead to better battery life and app performance.
The higher-end iPhone 15 models should feature Apple's new A17 chip though we could see the lower-end come with Apple's A16, the same processor that powers the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Rumors suggest the new processor will be based on TSMC's next-gen 3nm chip technology. The process is expected to enhance performance while also reducing power consumption. In other words, we should see faster phones with better battery life.
TSMC's Mark Liu says the new process will require 35% less power. The company also says it will provide better performance.
Apple may wind up being one of the only major companies to use 3nm chip technology in 2023. According to Digitimes, MediaTek and Qualcomm are both seen as unlikely to launch 3nm-based chips this year.
According to Bloomberg, Apple's next processor may focus on battery life rather than processing power.
Qualcomm's announced a new 5G Snapdragon X70 modem. It didn't make it into the iPhone 14 series but there's a good chance it lands inside all four iPhone 15 models next year.
Apple's reportedly working on its own modem but we won't see it until 2024 or 2025. TrendForce thinks Apple's in-house modem will debut in 2024 while analyst Jeff Pu believes Apple will stick with Qualcomm and its unannounced Snapdragon X75 in 2024.
Leaker Majin Bu says the iPhone 15 Ultra will start at 256GB of storage while the iPhone 15 Pro will start with 128GB.
Taiwanese research firm TrendForce predicts Apple will put an increased 8GB of RAM into the upcoming iPhone 15 Pro models. The standard iPhone 15 models may still carry 6GB of RAM. Analyst Jeff Pu also believes the iPhone 15 Pro models will have 8GB of RAM on board.
Like Apple's latest Macs and iPad Pros, the iPhone 15 series is expected to come with Wi-Fi 6E support. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also believes the new iPhone models will hav Wi-Fi 6E on board. Another leak suggests the feature will be limited to the iPhone 15 Pro models.
This change should lead to improved speeds and less interference. The iPhone 14 series is limited to the standard Wi-Fi 6.