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Many around the world had highly anticipated Samsung’s One UI 5.1 update. The update brings new features and improvements to devices, but unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be meeting expectations.

The new update seems to cause battery drain and charging issues for some users.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 & Z Fold 3 excessive battery drain issues

Initially, it was reported that the Galaxy S22 and S21 were the most affected devices. But as the update reached more users, it became clear that even the Z Fold 4 and Z Fold 3 users were also reporting (1,2,3,4,5) the same issue.

After The Latest Update Battery Has Been Awful.Any advice how can i improve my battery ?

OneUI 5.1 on Fold kill battery life? I’ve heard that 5.1 kills the battery life of non-S23 phones. Anyone have feedback on the Fold yet? The update is just releasing in the US but has been out in other markets for a bit, I believe.

According to reports on Reddit, users have noticed a significant drop in battery life after updating their devices to One UI 5.1.

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Some users have reported that their devices are not charging at all, while others have said that their devices are discharging rapidly.

However, it is worth noting that there are some users who are claiming otherwise.

Fold4 with OneUI 5.1. here. Nothing bad at all. More stable and Battery seems a bit better. Will see next few more days.

Potential workaround

Fortunately, we have come across a workaround that can be tried to solve the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Fold 3 excessive battery drain issue.

Samsung Z Fold
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It is also important to keep devices updated with the latest software and security patches to ensure the best performance.

That said, we hope that Samsung understands how the problem is affecting users and acknowledges the issue alongside providing a solution for the same.

Until then, keep tabs on the story as we will update it with further developments if and when we come across any.

Update 1 (April 14, 2023)

03:47 pm (IST): Samsung has reportedly fixed the battery drain issue on Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Fold 4 that popped up after One UI 5.1 update.

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