Samsung has been in the limelight in the recent past for different reasons. However, the major has been the issues related to the Galaxy Note 7 and its recall.
Besides this, there are complaints coming in from different users of Samsung Galaxy devices with respect to overheating and excessive battery drain issues. This has even led them to go to Reddit to air their issues and apparently, there is a working solution for this problem, be it for those using the older Samsung Galaxy S6 or the newer Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
According to one victim, a Verizon-based Samsung Galaxy S7 could not keep up with the battery drain when fast charging is used. Even after doing multiple reboots and wiping the cache, nothing changed. Another user noted that the phone died in just 3.5 hours while another was quick to note that his phone was about to “go nuclear,” suggesting that the phone is overheating.
This Reddit grew to include users of devices other than the Galaxy S7, accommodating the likes of Galaxy S7 Edge as well as last year’s Galaxy S6. The problems being reported on these units are somewhat similar to what has been happening with the Galaxy Note 7, which eventually led to a massive recall of the phone.
The good side of the story is that there is a possible solution for this issue. Apparently, the issue is being associated with a recent update to the Oculus apps. When one user tried uninstalling every Oculus app, the issue was solved – no more overheating and battery drains issues.
The Reddit post went viral and apparently, many Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and S6 users that were experiencing the problem are now at peace. Oculus has been made aware of the issue and apparently, it recommends users of these devices to first of all uninstall Oculus Home and then follow it with Oculus Rooms. Once the old updates have been removed, a new one will be automatically installed, which comes with a fix to this issue.
Several reports have emerged in the recent past with respect to Samsung Galaxy units catching fire. Other than the Galaxy Note 7, it has reportedly happened with the Galaxy S7 Edge as well as a Galaxy Note 2. However, now that it appears other forces might be at work as far as the causes of these fires are concerned, it is recommended that you always ensure the latest versions of apps are installed on your phones.