As the Galaxy S20 gets older and we continue to see complaints from people who still cling to Samsung’s former flagship models.
While many of the issues are related to the Android 12 and One UI 4 software that powers the phones, we’ve also heard about several hardware issues. Some of these issues are brand new, others are inherited from older versions of Samsung’s Android/One UI software.
Samsung is still working on fixing bugs and performance issues that have been around for months and we will continue to see new issues as more people buy these phones and as the current owners put more miles on these devices.
With that in mind, we would like to walk you through the current state of Galaxy S20 issues. We’ll walk you through the best way to prepare for the move to a new version of Android 12, provide some resources to help you troubleshoot issues, and give you an idea of what’s in store for Samsung in the future. and its partners can expect. away.
Galaxy S20 issues
As we uninstall the latest release of Android 12/One UI 4.x, we hear about the bugs and performance issues that the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, and Galaxy S20 FE are experiencing.
Galaxy S20 series users are reporting abnormal battery consumption, installation issues, notification issues, 1st and 3rd party app issues, UI lag, charging issues, data issues, gesture issues, biometrics issues, Wi-Fi issues, volume issues and more.
Again, we expect this list to grow as more people make the switch to Samsung’s new software.
Where to find feedback
If you haven’t moved your phone to the latest version of Android 12 yet, keep an eye out for feedback from Galaxy 20 users who have. This feedback will keep you informed of potential issues.
We will also provide you with the latest information on Android updates for the Galaxy S20, so stay tuned for new information.
Galaxy S20 troubleshooting
If you run into a problem on your Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, or Galaxy S20 FE, there’s a good chance you can fix the problem with your phone.
If you run into any problem, check out our list of solutions for common Galaxy S20 problems. We’ve also released a guide to help you troubleshoot battery life issues.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for in our guides, check out the XDAs Galaxy S20 Forumcarrier support forums (AT&T† T-Mobile† Verizonfor example), and the Galaxy S20 Reddit for possible solutions.
You can also contact Samsung or your carrier on social media sites such as Twitter. Samsung also has a customer service line that may come in handy.
Prepare for Android software updates
Samsung and its partners will fix many of the Galaxy S20’s lingering issues, but Android software updates often bring their own issues.
When you open your Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, or Galaxy S20 FE, there is a chance that you will be prompted to download a new version of Android. New updates can cause problems, so prepare your device for the move.
There’s no way to predict exactly how a new version of Android will affect your phone’s performance. Some of you will see a performance improvement, while others will run into problems. This is exactly why you should spend some time preparing your phone for the move.
Here’s what we recommend doing before installing a new version of Android on your Galaxy S20, Galaxy 20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, or Galaxy S20 FE:
- Back up your data.
- Get to know the latest firmware changes.
- Have your login details to hand.
- Dive into performance feedback.
- Clean up your phone’s storage space.
- Find solutions to potential problems.
- Log in to IT.
- Check app reviews and install updates.
If you follow these steps, you should be able to avoid major issues with Samsung’s latest software.
Samsung will keep pushing monthly security patches to the Galaxy S20 series. You should keep an eye out as these updates often contain bug fixes.
Software support for the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra and Galaxy S20 FE will last for years. Samsung currently offers four to five years of support for flagship devices.
If your carrier offers an Android update schedule, keep an eye on it for information about upcoming software updates.
Carriers love Rogers† fidoand Telus in Canada and Vodafone in Australia like to keep their customers informed about upcoming Android software updates. If your provider has a similar scheme available, you may want to bookmark it and pay attention to details.
Google is also working on its Android 13 update, but we don’t expect the Galaxy S20 series 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 at the end of July, which if true, would be much earlier than usual.
To learn more about Samsung’s Android 12 and Android 13 updates, check out our guide.
6 reasons to wait for the iPhone 14 & 5 reasons not to
Waiting for a perforation design
If you hate Apple’s notch, you might be in luck, as it looks like the company is making significant changes to the iPhone’s design.
Apple hasn’t eliminated the notch in 2021, but the iPhone 13 Series has a smaller notch than the iPhone 12 series and earlier iPhone models.
In 2022, Apple will reportedly ditch the notch in favor of a punch-hole screen design. the rumor comes from respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. He repeated this in a newer comment though he says the change may be limited to 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 punch-hole design will likely come to all iPhone models by 2023. has reiterated this position in a new report.
Korean publication the Elec supports these rumours and claims that Samsung Display will assist in 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 ship with LTPO OLED screens 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 bring the iPhone more in line with Samsung’s high-end Galaxy phones, which also use 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 show what the hole puncher might look like.
91Mobiles has shared views of the alleged iPhone 14 Pro design. According to the site, these are based on leaked CAD images. They show round and pill-shaped cutouts that replace the notch.
Tasty @dylandkt suggests that the iPhone 14 Pro models will have a pill-shaped camera cutout on the top of the screen.
We’ve heard the iPhone 14 Pro’s design has been finalized, as have the essentials entered the pilot production phase of the new iPhone models.
We’ve also seen renders of the purported design Apple will be deploying on the low-end iPhone 14 models. The renders, from MySmartPricehint at a design that has remained virtually unchanged from the iPhone 13s.
The device in the images has a notch and 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 confirm all this information.
Apple won a patent for under-the-screen cameras for biometric authentication on the iPhone, so it’s pretty clear that the company is working to get rid of the notch at some point. It’s just a matter of when.