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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 problems and how to fix them – Android Authority

Samsung has made its foldables better and more durable with every generation. Foldables are also now more affordable, with the Galaxy Z Flip 3, in particular, priced like any other 2021 flagship. Just like every other smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 isn’t without issues. Here’s a look at some common Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 problems and potential solutions on how to fix them.

Our verdict: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 review


Problem #1: Display crease/crack along the fold

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is pretty durable. It has survived more than 400,000 folds in an intensive durability test, and we found the phone well-built in our review. Unfortunately, not everyone shares the same experience. Many Galaxy Z Flip 3 owners have complained about the phone’s display cracking or creasing along the fold.

Potential solutions:

  • If you see a crack on the display along the fold, the only option is to get the screen repaired. If the screen cracks, you will notice a gray bar across the fold, and black splotches might begin to appear on the screen. It’s easier if the phone’s in the warranty period and if you have Samsung Care Plus. However, quite a few users have said that Samsung denied their warranty claim, saying that the crack was caused because of physical damage to the phone by the user.
  • The Galaxy Z Flip 3’s display creasing problem is easier to solve. The screen protector causes the creasing or bubbling along the fold. It would be best if you still took the phone to an authorized service center to replace the screen protector. More daring users have removed and replaced the screen guard, but remember that this will void your warranty.

Problem #2: Phantom notifications and ghost vibrations

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A few Z Flip 3 owners say that the phone randomly vibrates (when silenced) or gives notification alerts, even though they haven’t received any new notifications. Some also see the orange notification dot on the cover screen but don’t see anything new.

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