The Samsung Galaxy S8 launched around four years ago, going on to become a rather popular entry due to its attractive design, awesome features and raw power. However, this smartphone, like most electrical products, occasionally experienced a number of glitches and technical difficulties from time to time.
In this piece, we will take a look at some of the common bugs with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and how to fix them,
- Moisture around charging port: A number of owners of the S8 and S8 Plus have reported getting a “moisture in charging port” message that just refuses to go away. Actually, this is a safety measure by the manufacturers to reduce the risk of shock or damage when the charging port is wet, but at certain times, this message pops up even when there is no moisture around the port. To fix this, try out these tips.
- Dry the device thoroughly and leave it in a bowl of uncooked rice for at least 8 hours.
- Ensure you are using the recommended charger and adapter cable for the Samsung Galaxy S8.
- Try turning off your device and plugging it in, after this, turn the device back on and see if the message persists.
- As a last resort, you can attempt a factory reset on your Samsung Galaxy S8.
- App icon badges stop working: A number of users on different internet platforms have noticed a rather common bug with the Galaxy S8, its app icon badges showing a new message or notification just stop working, leaving users in the dark about certain important notifications. To get around this issue, follow these tips below:
- Check Settings > Notifications, then enable App Icon badges. After this, ensure the specific apps you want all have their icon badges enabled so you can receive notifications from these apps.
- Also, you can navigate to Settings, then go to Apps > Menu > Special access > Notification access > Samsung DeX Home and ensure it is turned on.
These tips above should help you find your away around this Samsung Galaxy S8 bug.
- Poor Battery Life: Perhaps one of the most common bugs with the Samsung Galaxy S8, this issue is one that plagues tons of Samsung smartphone users worldwide, as certain owners of the S8 have complained of poor battery life especially after receiving the Android Oreo 8.0 update. The good thing is, there are a number of quick fixes you can apply to help your Samsung Galaxy S8 stay alive longer. Some of these include:
- Turning power saving mode to cut down on your device’s battery usage. To do this go to Settings > Device care > Battery > Power mode, you can toggle power saver from here.
- Getting rid of certain “power hungry” apps. You can also take a look at some power-consuming apps in your settings and uninstall the ones that are not particularly helpful.
- Reducing screen brightness and resolution by navigating to display in settings. This can help you save more battery power going forward.
- Reducing background data. To do this go to Settings > Connections > Data usage > Data saver.
- Random reboots: At certain times, the Samsung Galaxy S8 suffers from reboot problems, as certain users say that the device just reboots without the owner issuing the command. This is one of the more common bugs with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and these reboots range from infrequent to regular, having the potential to disrupt important duties carried out by its owner(s). Here are a number of fixes for this bug:
- Ensure your software is up to date, if it is not, go to Settings > Software Update > Download and Install.
- If you use an SD card, try ejecting it to see if the issue is as a result of a faulty or corrupted SD card.
- You can also try wiping cache partition, to do this turn off your device, then hold down the Volume up and Bixby keys, and hold the Power button. When the Android logo pops up on your device screen, let go of the buttons and wait for a moment. The screen will display the Android recovery menu where you can use the volume buttons to wipe the cache partition. When this is done, reboot your device and see if this issue has been resolved.
While newer Samsung Galaxy brands have been introduced in recent times, these solutions to some of the common bugs with the Samsung Galaxy S8 still comes in handy for a number of users of this device. If these tips have been helpful, you can always leave a comment in the comments’ section below.
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