Samsung shares short-term repair for Galaxy S23 One UI 6.1 touchscreen subject

On April 4, we reported that a number of Samsung Galaxy S23 customers had been left with “completely unresponsive” touchscreens after downloading One UI 6.1 on their gadgets, however Samsung has now acknowledged the issue, recognized the trigger, and issued a brief repair. 

In a brand new submit revealed to its Korean Neighborhood web site (by way of Phandroid), Samsung blames “compatibility points with some Google app options”, particularly Google Uncover, for the irregular touchscreen conduct triggered by One UI 6.1. In different phrases, Google’s Uncover characteristic – i.e. the a part of Google Search that shows bespoke content material – isn’t accurately optimized for Samsung’s newest software program replace.

As for repair this irritating touchscreen subject (not less than briefly), Samsung says the next: “You may enhance the issue by briefly updating the Google app to the newest model, deleting the app’s information, after which restarting your cellphone.” We’ll stroll you thru how to try this beneath.

Take out the trash

To replace the Google app, head to the Google Play Retailer and seek for it. Faucet ‘Replace’ as you’ll do usually. Subsequent, you’ll need to delete the info you simply downloaded. To do that, head into Settings, choose ‘Functions’, then choose ‘Google’. Faucet ‘Storage’, then the ‘Delete information’ icon within the backside left nook of the display (it appears like a dustpan). 

All being properly, that ought to get rid of any touchscreen slowdown you’re experiencing, although we’d advise in opposition to leaping again into Google Uncover in the meanwhile till Samsung rolls out a extra substantial, everlasting repair (when you begin utilizing the characteristic once more, it’ll begin accumulating extra information, which might trigger the difficulty to reoccur). 

That stated, in the event you can’t resist scrolling by TechRadar’s Google Uncover-friendly content material earlier than Samsung does so (we don’t blame you), you might be able to repeat the aforementioned steps to quash the difficulty once more.


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