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

  • Samsung User
  • 07 Nov 2023
  • XRB

This is why I am switching fully to iPhone and will never buy a Samsung device. Battery and performance suck on Samsung. My camera also lags on Samsung

  • Bajus86
  • 27 Oct 2023
  • xhm

I thought only my device had this experience, but I'm wrong. Battery draining so fast, I must charge 2-3 times on daily use. I use Acu battery , it's detect battery performance only 83% now

  • 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

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