After some users found out a few days ago that Samsung throttles the performance of the Galaxy S22 updates with the help of an app (presumably to save battery), the manufacturer has now improved the situation. A new Samsung Galaxy S22 update lets you disable the throttling of the system performance if desired.
Samsung Galaxy S22 update comes first in South Korea
The shitstorm was huge after a Twitter user found out just a few days ago that Samsung can throttle the system performance of around 10,000 apps on Galaxy S22 series smartphones using the Game Optimizing Service (GOS) app to save battery.
The throttling reduced the maximum available performance to about 50 percent of what the installed SoC is actually capable of. However, not only mobile games or particularly CPU-intensive apps were affected, but also office programs or social media apps.
Since Samsung quietly deactivated the throttling in benchmark apps, the problem was not noticed immediately and thus did not find any mention in all tests. It is still unclear which Samsung smartphones actually use the Game Optimizing Service.
The app is not installed on any Galaxy S22 models in Germany and cannot be found in Samsung’s app store. On the Galaxy S21+, the GOS is supposed to be there according to a report from Android Authority and cannot be uninstalled either.
S22 update disables GOS
Shortly after the announcement of the corresponding Samsung Galaxy S22 update, the manufacturer has now released it. At least for now in South Korea, as the XDA Developers website reports.
The translated feature list of the update talks about a Game Performance Management Mode, which is now available as part of the Game Booster. The Game Booster is used to improve the performance of games. However, it has to be explicitly activated via the quick settings. If it is turned off, the GOS can now also be deactivated.
The company has not revealed why Samsung is throttling its smartphones in the first place. Now that the Samsung Galaxy S22 update is already being distributed in South Korea, a worldwide release should follow in the coming days.