Samsung begins fixing the Galaxy S21’s annoying UI lag

Samsung begins fixing the Galaxy S21's annoying UI lag

Coming to Verizon fashions first


Samsung’s software program rollout velocity has improved leaps and bounds from its Touchwiz days. The corporate was fast to launch the One UI Four beta program for its present flagship lineup — the Galaxy S21 sequence — inside days of the Android 12 Launch Candidate going stay. After a few months of beta testing, Samsung began rolling out the ultimate One UI 4/Android 12 replace for the Galaxy S21 sequence from mid-November. Nevertheless, regardless of its finest efforts, some bugs have inadvertently made their method into the ultimate One UI construct. One such bug breaks the adaptive refresh fee on the Galaxy S21 sequence and locks the show to 60Hz, resulting in a janky scrolling expertise in apps.


There have been a plethora of experiences from annoyed Galaxy S21 homeowners about this on Reddit complaining concerning the poor scrolling efficiency and UI lag publish the replace. Android 12 guarantees smoother system efficiency and animations, however S21 homeowners have been as an alternative greeted with UI stutters. The problem solely impacts the Snapdragon-based Galaxy S21 variants offered within the US, with worldwide Exynos fashions not exhibiting such habits.


The bug was additionally current on the fourth One UI Four beta, and whereas Samsung did put some fixes for it within the closing public launch, it does not appear to resolve the problem altogether. The great factor is {that a} Samsung US beta moderator has acknowledged the issue and confirmed the corporate is engaged on fixing it, particularly because it impacts numerous customers.

Till Samsung will get round to rolling out a firmware replace to repair this bug, you’ll be able to manually swap your Galaxy S21’s show to run at 60Hz. That ought to assist resolve the stuttering and poor scrolling expertise, for now. Alternatively, you probably have not up to date your machine to One UI 4/Android 12 but, you must wait till the corporate rolls out a brand new construct.



Slowly being mounted

To repair the adaptive refresh fee bug, Samsung has rolled out a brand new BUK9 firmware replace for Galaxy S21 items on Verizon’s community. This second One UI Four and Android 12 replace ensures the show stays at 120Hz whereas scrolling by means of lists, nevertheless it solely appears to be working in first-party apps for now. Many customers on Reddit are nonetheless reporting lag and stuttery animations whereas scrolling in third-party apps like Discord and Twitter. This replace could also be a stop-gap repair from Samsung till it could absolutely resolve the problem.

For now, the BUK9 firmware is simply stay on Verizon’s community, nevertheless it ought to quickly make its option to different US carriers and unlocked S21 items.

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