Samsung Pay is the company’s mobile payments service which competes with fellow Android-based service Google Pay (and Apple’s very popular Apple Pay). However, it appears that the payment service is glitching out at the moment, causing severe battery drain on Samsung phones.
Users on several Reddit forums (like this one, this one, and this one) are talking about the problem. According to some, Samsung Pay Framework is sucking power fast, with some users reporting a whopping 60 percent drain.
Although discussion of the issue is running hot on Reddit, Samsung has yet to release a statement on the matter. We’ve reached out to the company for comment and will update this article should we hear back.
In the meantime, there appear to be two workaround solutions to the problem. The first is, ironically, disabling battery optimization for Samsung Pay Framework. To do that, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings > Apps > Samsung Pay Framework > Battery
- Toggle Battery Optimization to ‘Not Optimized’
Alternatively, you can also disable the app entirely on that same settings page. This also appears to solve the battery drain issue. However, if you use Samsung Pay regularly this will make that impossible unless you re-enable the app.
Are you facing this battery drain problem on your Samsung phone? Let us know in the comments, and also let us know if these workarounds fixed it up for you!
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