Some bugs are being reported for some phone models that are still heavily used today. The first phones to experience the problem belonged to the Samsung Galaxy S21 series, including the Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, and S21 FE (Fan Edition). After installing the monthly June security patch updates for these models, a major bug developed that is detailed by users of these phones in Samsung Community Forum in the US.
After the June update, some Galaxy S21 series units can’t receive or send text messages and phone calls
Galaxy S21 models are having issues sending and receiving calls and SMS (text) messages because of this post on The Samsung Community website mentions: “After the June 2022 update, most of the time I can’t send SMS anymore. Sometimes I can send them. I can receive SMS fine, I can also call I am also getting a very flawed data connection which I think is related I have tried resetting network settings, wiping partition cache, removing and re-inserting SIM card etc. After the update updated in June I got a notification saying something about the SIM or network provider was updated After that everything went downhill from there 99.99% sure it has something to do with that. to the update. Do you have any comments?”
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is one of the phones affected by the bug
Again Samsung Galaxy S21 owners had a very brief post, “Same thing happened to me. I know what the problem was but there was something incomplete in their update that they put out. for us.” Another brief cry for help comes from this post: “I can’t make any calls or receive any calls on my device.” The good news is that there is a workaround although it may involve factory reset.
A Samsung Care Ambassador with a handle bill-e writes that Galaxy S21 series users should first check to make sure their phone is not in Airplane Mode (which will turn off the radio inside the phone). Another user continued with the next step: “If you haven’t turned on services and airplane mode and you’ve been using your phone for a while, do a factory reset.”
Usually, it’s two words we hate to hear together. The user added that “This will make your phone look like the first day, but you’ll keep the latest updates. Your phone will bounce back quickly. Beware you’ll lose all your photos. and text messages so make a backup before doing this.” Perhaps a less drastic solution will come from Sammy.
Above Reddit, has more information about a bug that some Pixel 6 series users have encountered that disappeared with one of the recent monthly updates. Others are still having issues after installing the July update. What is this error? This is an operation that freezes the screen when viewing a web page, preventing the user from using multitasking gestures or swiping the web page off the screen to close it. Tactile vibrations can still be felt, but the page will not move.
Some Pixel 6 users have been having this problem for a while
One Redditor with a “PeanutButterWolf” handle said that this was the only problem he had on the Pixel 6. He said, “Yes, I know, that’s my only grip on this phone. Otherwise, it’s perfect. I can’t believe this stupid bug still exists. It’s annoying that it doesn’t pay much attention to what Google will do about it. It pisses me off.”
It may be Google is still working on this. Looks like the problem listed above Google’s issue tracker noted the experience of one Pixel 6 Series user who said, “This happens in almost every app. I make a gesture to go to the multitasking screen or back. my home screen or my phone and randomly sometimes it will hang or hang frequently.I feel doubt confirm the action has been taken, but the screen just freezes, so I get stuck stuck waiting for whatever is happening to fix itself.”
Hopefully Google will roll out an update soon to fix this issue. Confession: the bug has affected this writer’s Pixel 6 Pro since the July update.