Some Samsung Galaxy S22 phones experience battery drain after One UI 5.1 update

Yordan, 20 February 2023

The Galaxy S22 phones were quick to get the new One UI 5.1, but it turned out the update isn't fully polished. Multiple reports online revealed last year’s flagships are experiencing increased battery drain following the update.

According to some users, the culprit might be Samsung Keyboard, and support pages are suggesting users to clear out the cache and data of the app and then restart the phone.

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The One UI 5.1 update automatically switched all Galaxy S22 devices to Maximum Performance Mode, which is another reason for the battery drain, provided you were in a power-saving mode before the update. Phones with other keyboards being set as primary are unlikely to have the issue.

According to users on Reddit, Samsung is already aware of the problem and should address it soon. Until then, those who believe they might have the same issue should head to Battery and Device Care in the Settings menu and tap on Battery to see any irregularities.

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Reader comments

  • Sam
  • 12 Sep 2023
  • tZk

Im on Gboard and Power Saving on my Samsung Fold 4. Need to charge 2 - 3 x a day without much usage. Device turn so hot even on basic operation. The UI 5 1.1 updates is damaging phone

  • BATman
  • 07 Sep 2023
  • I@H

Battery drains so fast. How to fix it?

  • Lisa
  • 04 Sep 2023
  • F4w

I agree. I have the same issue.

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