Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra unusual battery drain noticed by many users

[Updated] Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra abnormal battery drain noticed by many users
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The original story (published on March 04, 2022) is as follows:

A few weeks ago, Samsung unveiled its latest flagship devices at the Galaxy Unpacked event. The S22 series consists of three phones namely, Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra.

That being said, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the biggest and most expensive phone in the series. It has the highest battery capacity of all and also has an embedded S-Pen.


But like other smartphones released recently, the Galaxy S22 Ultra users have had their fair share of bugs and issues like Camera shutter and performance lag And Crackling sound problem.

And now, Galaxy S22 Ultra users are complaining (one,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10) about abnormal battery drain. Owners of the device say that the battery sometimes drops to a very fast percentage.

Some reports suggest that the phone’s battery backup is worse than the Galaxy S21 Ultra. While the Exynos processor variant may not be as power-efficient as the Snapdragon variant, users say that the issue persists in both versions.

You can see in the image below how quickly the battery drains for something.


Below are some reports of Galaxy S22 Ultra owners complaining about battery drain.

Tbh, really poor. If I drain my battery completely I have to charge it twice a day. If I don’t let it go below 30-40 percent (because it takes a while to charge and sometimes I want less continuous time with it stuck on the charger) I have to top it up multiple times a day. I get about 3-4 hours of soot from 100 to 0, with relatively light or moderate use. Still can’t get more than 4 with battery saving mode on, wifi and 60hz all day. Everything else about the phone is great.. but the battery life is terrible and once the battery dies in a few years it will probably be useless tbh.

My battery life is worse compared to my last phone which I used for 2 years. I’ve only had the s22 ultra for 2 days and I’ve turned on battery saver, but it still drains faster than my last phone. There’s no reason for the battery to tank so quickly, especially when the screen is off. Location, wifi, bluetooth etc are all off, but when I wake up in the morning it’s down by at least 30% overnight. My old phone probably lost 5%.

Since the phone is relatively new, it is still uncertain whether the battery drain is related to a hardware or software issue. We hope Samsung will shed some light on this issue and release an update that will fix the issue.

Nevertheless, we’ll keep an eye on the matter and let you know when we get new information, so keep checking this space.

In the meantime, make sure you check us out Samsung Galaxy S22 series bug tracker Users see similar issues affecting them.

Update 1 (May 10, 2022)

05:55 pm (IST): According to some users (one, 2, 3), the latest May 2022 update for the Galaxy S22 has improved the device’s battery life.

Update 2 (August 02, 2022)

01:18 pm (IST): A Galaxy S22 owner running the August 2022 patch managed to resolve the battery drain issue by trying some workarounds. You can check them out below.


Update 3 (December 29, 2022)

03:44 pm (IST): Some Galaxy S22 users are reporting again (one, 2) Battery drain issue after December 2022 patch update.

Update 4 (January 16, 2023)

01:00 pm (IST): A recent report from a Samsung Galaxy S22 user indicated that the January update significantly improved their phone’s battery life.

Installed the January patch, battery life instantly improved by hours and charging was back to normal! I hope to enjoy this phone now, love the camera and speed, plus the screen is amazing

Update 5 (January 18, 2023)

01:00 pm (IST): Popular YouTuber Geekiranjit recently started a Twitter thread While some Samsung S22 Ultra users (one,2) shared their mostly positive thoughts about battery life, especially after a few recent updates.

It appears that the battery-related issues started getting better after the second December patch and the January update.

Update 6 (January 19, 2023)

05:27 pm (IST): One of the reasons the Galaxy S22 Ultra (and some other 2022 flagships) are less power efficient is related to the Samsung chipset factory.

The Galaxy S22 series uses the Exynos 2200 or Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset (depending on the region). Both chips are manufactured by Samsung on their 4nm process, which Unfortunately inefficient.

Samsung Galaxy S22

An inefficient process results in chipsets with poor battery and thermal management. Although both are influenced by the subject, it seems that More obvious on the Exynos one.

In fact, Samsung has teamed up with AMD to develop a powerful GPU (RDNA 2 architecture) with the aim of making the Exynos 2200 the mobile chipset with the most powerful GPU.


Unfortunately, Exynos 2200 inefficiencies and powerful GPU internals caused severe thermal throttling during testing. This forced the company Reduce the GPU clock speed (from 1.9GHz to 1.29GHz).

This is why the Galaxy S23 series will not use the Exynos chipset. It is also known that high-end Exynos chips Will return in 2025When their battery and heating issues are resolved.

Update 7 (January 20, 2023)

12:09 pm (IST): As mentioned in previous updates, the Exynos 2200 chipset is particularly affected by both low power efficiency and heating issues.

Now we have Galaxy S22 Ultra users reporting both battery drain and heating, even during normal use (one, 2) in both cases, the device is powered by the Exynos 2200 chipset.

Update 8 (January 23, 2023)

01:07 pm (IST): Some users have noticed that their Galaxy S22 Ultra’s battery drains quickly during video calls (one, 2, 3)

Update 9 (January 25, 2023)

06:00 pm (IST): here A list of tips from Samsung that will help you extend or improve battery life

Update 10 (January 27, 2023)

02:11 pm (IST): There is a user managed by To improve their phone’s battery they turn off background activity for apps they don’t use often and turn it on only for essential ones.

Also, the RAM Plus feature seems to be disabled helped Something. Therefore, you can try these possible solutions and see if they work for you.

Update 11 (January 30, 2023)

12:23 pm (IST): There you are, Redditor Recommended Turning off this ‘Adaptive Battery’ feature helped them improve battery life on the Galaxy S22. Here’s how to do it:

Open Settings > Battery > Adaptive Preferences > Turn off the ‘Adaptive Battery’ toggle

Update 12 (January 31, 2023)

12:30 pm (IST): According to the Redditor’s experience, even taking the device to an authorized technical service doesn’t help resolve the issue.

They only offer a factory reset, then recommendation The user has to wait for a few weeks to know the usage pattern of the smartphone.

Obviously, they only do something else if the battery is obviously damaged. But if the battery is healthy and the drain is due to software or hardware (chipset), they can only solve the basic problem.

Update 13 (February 1, 2023)

1:00 pm (IST): Geekiranjit, a popular YouTube creator, recently reviewed and shared the S22 Ultra. his thoughts On battery life after Android 13 update.

According to him, battery life has improved significantly since the update. The overheating issues are better and the phone feels a lot smoother in general The comments below his video reflect the same picture

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