Android 13 Beta Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know

Android 13 beta creates problems for some Samsung Android 13 user owners. Some of the problems are minor, some are very serious.

Samsung’s Android 13 beta is live for developers and is targeting those who signed up for Samsung’s Beta Software Program in July. Now that the beta is live, we are getting feedback from Samsung users who have left One UI 4.0-4.1.1.

Samsung’s One UI 5.0 incorporates new features and performance enhancements which means there are plenty of reasons to try it on your Samsung right now.

The Android 13 beta also has its fair share of problems. This is not surprising given the fact that unfinished software and Samsung’s previously released software are constantly plagued by bugs and performance problems.

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If you are thinking of trying the Android 13 beta, you need to understand where you are going before you sign up and download the software. And those of you who use beta need to know where to find the fix and continuous feedback about beta performance.

In this guide, we will take you to the current state of beta problems for One UI 5.0. We will also provide you with a list of resources that may be helpful if you decide to download the beta and encounter any bugs or other problems.

Android 13 Beta Problems

Android 13 One UI 5.0 Update Tracker

Android 13 beta change log for Samsung highlights many problems and testers report additional problems with the firmware.

We now hear about unusual battery discharges, installation and download issues, Face ID issues, Wi-Fi problems, Bluetooth problems, crashes, slowness, and problems with first and third-party apps.

Samsung will fix many of the bugs that plagued the Android 13 beta, but some problems will likely remain during the beta testing process.

Here are some 20 common problems on Android 13 (One UI 5.0):

  1. Short battery life
  2. Connectivity issues
  3. Apps acting slow on Android
  4. The device has shut down and won’t turn back on
  5. The system is sluggish or crashing
  6. Google Play Store is not working
  7. Google Play Store won’t download any of your apps
  8. The Google Play Store is missing
  9. RAM memory is almost full
  10. My downloads don’t finish!
  11. I can’t find my downloads
  12. Video playback issues
  13. A malware got installed
  14. The SD card is no longer being identified
  15. The device won’t connect to the Wi-Fi
  16. The Bluetooth or the mobile data is not working
  17. Text messages aren’t sending
  18. App synchronization issues
  19. The touchscreen is completely unresponsive
  20. The phone won’t charge

You cannot predict what you will encounter during your time in the beta of One UI 5.0 and that is why we recommend doing some preparatory work before installing the software on your Samsung.

We’ve compiled a pre-installed checklist and it will help you get everything in order before installing the Android 13 beta on your Samsung.

Where to Find Feedback

If you are currently using Android 13 beta or are thinking of downloading it, be sure to check out the feedback from people who are just starting to use it. Their response will give you a look at some of the most outstanding stories.

If you are using an older Samsung or are familiar with the older version of One UI 4.0, you will want to dig into the answer before jumping into beta.

If your Samsung is currently on One UI 4.0 or an older version of One UI 4, there is no way to get back to your One UI version once you have installed the Android 13 beta on your phone.

There are several places to test the beta response for One UI 5.0. You can check YouTube for information about your device. We are starting to see feedback about distractions, performance issues, and total beta speed.

Samsung’s official chat forums are another booking tool. We also recommend that you monitor the response from forums. You will also want to check out Facebook and Twitter.

How to Fix Android 13 Beta Problems

Features of Galaxy One UI 5.0 (Android 13)
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Some beta issues for One UI 5.0 will need to be fixed by Samsung. Some you may be able to repair on your own.

We have compiled a list of fixes for the most common One UI issues. A good start if you experience problems with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or problems with mobile data.

Also read: One UI 5.0 Beta Problems: 5 Things You Need to Know

If you are experiencing performance issues (lag, lockups, etc.), check out our list of tips to improve performance on your Samsung.

If you notice an unusual battery drain, check out our guide to fix bad One UI battery life. It should help you improve it in minutes.

If you do not get what you want from our directors, we recommend that you contact the public at Samsung or One UI 5.0 forums with its customer support account on Twitter.

How You Can Downgrade from Android 13 Beta

Samsung Android 13 (One UI 5.0)
Samsung Android 13 (One UI 5.0)

If you can’t tolerate Android 13 beta performance on your Samsung, you can go back to One UI 4.

Samsung is currently signing on One UI 4.1.1. Also, the company has stopped signing on One UI 4.1.1 and older versions of One UI which means you can’t dump your Samsung on anything older than One UI 4.1.1.

Downgrade the firmware on your Samsung Galaxy devices with Odin Tools:

Follow these simple steps to downgrade your Samsung Galaxy devices with Firmware:

  1. First, download the latest official Samsung Galaxy downgrade Firmware/Flash File.
    1. SamMobile
    2. SamFw
    3. GalaxyFirmware
  2. Extract (unzip) the firmware file. Recommended using WinRAR or 7-Zip.
  3. Extract (unzip) the Samsung firmware file. Recommended using WinRAR or 7-Zip
  4. Download Odin Tool.
  5. Extract the Odin ZIP file.
  6. Open Odin and execute the file.
    Open Odin and execute the file
  7. Power off your phone, and go to the Download Mode Follow these simple steps;
    1. (hold Home + Power + Volume Down buttons / hold Volume Down + Bixby buttons then plug-in cable).
  8. Connect your Samsung Galaxy phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin.
  9. Add the 1 file of Samsung firmware to AP/PDA or 4 files of Samsung firmware (AP/BL/CP/CSC) to its slots.
  10. Make sure the re-partition is NOT ticked.
  11. Click the START button, sit back and wait a few minutes.

If you want to restore your Samsung to stable One UI software, we have released a download guide that will take you through the entire process.

What’s Next

Samsung will release new versions from time to time for the Android 13 beta. The new beta will bring bug fixes, but they will also bring their own problems.

The company usually releases new beta software every week and then weekly as we get closer to GM (Golden Master) and the final release in the fall. New beta beats are usually released around 10 AM Pacific.

The final version of One UI 5.0 is due in September after the company confirmed the 2022 Samsungs. For more information on the release date of One UI 5.0, see our guide.

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