Samsung Galaxy S7 Bugs Plague New Device: Camera, Wi-Fi, Overheating

The newest and hot Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge are already out in the market and many consumers, Android loyalists or not, are eager to get their hands on the new Samsung offering. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is beautiful, powerful, and hard to resist with its incredible camera, new features and astounding water-resistance.

While the device comes with all these exciting new features, users are still encountering many problems tainting the overall Samsung Galaxy S7 experience. These bugs could be as rare or as common as any other bug in any other phone; but, fret not, since there are a couple of workarounds to these Samsung Galaxy S7 problems.

Wi-Fi Not Connecting Or Keeps On Disconnecting

The Wi-Fi issue is a very common problem among the Samsung Galaxy S7 units and some people have found that the problem could be related to the Galaxy S7’s Bluetooth function. A quick restart of the phone and of the router could be a possible workaround for this Wi-Fi situation. Also try toggling the Bluetooth off, if it’s turned on, from the notification shade.

You may also try Settings > Wi-Fi > More > Toggle Smart network switch off. Or, Settings > Backup and reset > Reset network settings > Reset Settings.

Digital Trends also found that you can try wiping the Galaxy S7’s cache partition using the following directions.

Turn the S7 off by holding the Power button and selecting Power off. Hold the Power, Volume up, and Home buttons together. When you see the Samsung logo, you can let go of Power, but wait until you see the Android logo to release the other two. You should see the recovery menu. Use Volume down to highlight wipe cache partition and then Power to select it. Once it’s done, press Power and select reboot system now.

If all else fails, you can always try a good factory reset, but proceed with caution to ensure important files are backed up.

Warning, Camera Failed

Error messages could be infuriating and Samsung Galaxy S7 users have seen this error message pop up quite a few times. Users will fire up the camera app but will be met with a black screen and a crash message saying, “Warning, Camera failed.” How to work around this bug? Try a simple restart.

If a simple restart of your Samsung Galaxy S7 doesn’t quite cut it, try toggling off Smart Stay because some users have found it has something to do with the Camera problem.

Clearing the cache and app data might help, too. To do so go to Settings > Applications > Application manager > Camera > Force stop. Then, proceed to Storage > Clear cache and Clear data.

If these don’t work, try wiping the Samsung Galaxy S7’s cache partition as mentioned above. Or watch Concise Reviews’ video below.

Galaxy S7 Too Hot For Comfort

Overheating has been seen as an issue in quite a number of new Galaxy S7 devices. But do note that heating up could be normal for hot-off-the-shelves Samsung Galaxy S7 units. The device will overheat a bit for a while when you first buy it since it will download, install, or update a few apps upon the first boot. If, after a while, your S7 unit is still to hot for comfort, then that’s a problem.

Try a simple reboot to solve the problem. Hold the power and volume down buttons at the same time for 10 seconds and your Galaxy S7 should restart.

Some apps could also be the culprit of your overheating woes. Trusted Reviews notes a simple workaround.

“Luckily, the Battery optimiser setting allows you to stop apps from sapping energy when the phone isn’t in use. Go to Settings > Battery > Battery Usage > More > Optimise battery usage, and tap ‘All Apps’. Doing this will stop apps from working in the background even when you’re not using the phone.”

The Samsung Galaxy S7 also uses Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging technology. You can try toggling off the fast cable charging feature through Settings > Battery, but that would very much defeat the fast-charging purpose, wouldn’t it?

Having problems with the Samsung S7 Having problems with the Samsung S7? [Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images]Sound Distorted By Wet Speakers

If you’re noticing that the sound coming from your Galaxy S7 is a bit distorted, it could be that your unit has recently been wet and the speakers are still quite damp. The Samsung Galaxy S7 has an impressive water-resistant technology and uses a rubber seal around the charging port and headphone jack to keep the water out. There is also a screen behind the speaker holes to keep water from entering the device.

The culprit behind your Galaxy S7’s distorted sound could be that the screen behind the speaker holes isn’t quite dry yet, or some water has pooled after a recent water encounter. If this is the case, you only have to wait a while to let the water completely evaporate from the Galaxy S7, or help it by gently dabbing with towel or tissue. Do not blow-dry at any cost since this may cause unnecessary heat damage to your Samsung Galaxy S7.

Or have you tried submerging your Samsung Galaxy S7 in boiling water?

Unresponsive Volume And Power Buttons, Too Sensitive Edge Display

We have found that there are a number of users having problems with the volume and power buttons of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. With the Galaxy S7 Edge, the edge display becomes too sensitive and is unable to differentiate palm from finger. So if you hold the phone, Galaxy S7 Edge detects it as a finger input and it’s quite irritating.

These, Android Police reports, are software issues. And if a quick reboot or restart does not fix the problem, you will have to wait for a patch from Samsung. Tech Times notes that Canada variants of the Samsung S7 Edge are already receiving an update to fix the issues. Basically, consumers just have to wait for their carriers to roll out a patch.

Have you been experiencing more Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge bugs? Let us know below.

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