General Bugs with Android 12 / Xperia™ 1 III / Video

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KnockOut^9

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i think this update on Xperia devices is... a little mess, for now (january 2022). I hope with future improvements they fix almost the major bugs/issues A12 created. And the UI is a little too big, in my opinion.
 

APTXDAVE

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Adding my 2cents here for X1iii on first build of A12.
Have had a few bugs so far:
- Gestures Navigation broke requiring not only a restart of the device, but shutdown and then reboot.
- Youtube expand to fit screen function (pinch out) no longer consistently works.
 

UsernameNotRecognized

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The only issue I've had so far was a random reboot. I wasn't doing anything actively and I don't recall it happening on A11. I just caught it when I was moving my phone from my pants to my jacket.

As to all other issues shared by other members in this thread, it's about a 50/50 split between "I don't do these things" or "I do not share these experiences".
The notification bug I've never seen. Similarly to my old phone notifications from gmail come in faster on my phone than on my pc. Pc checks like every couple minutes, so that's what it should be (and is).

Adding my 2cents here for X1iii on first build of A12.
Have had a few bugs so far:
- Gestures Navigation broke requiring not only a restart of the device, but shutdown and then reboot.
- Youtube expand to fit screen function (pinch out) no longer consistently works.
I also had this, but primarily on A11. I chalked it up to the immersive gestures magisk module being an ass, but I don't recall having this problem on any other phone. Anyway, as a suggestion draw down the notification, go to setting and toggle between 3-button mode and gesture mode. Saves you a reboot.
Tried looking into how to automate this, but saw no easy answer and as I haven't seen it again in A12, haven't bothered to do it.

I can confirm that adding widgets to nova7 freezes the device (you can unfreeze it) and eventually just crashes settings.
 

akitomartin

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My gmail bug is also a different one. In my case my account is refusing to sync, this affects everything besides contact syncing. Meaning my Calendar, GMail and GDrive do not sync. Opening each of the apps manually forces them to sync, but thats the app syncing, not my account. Without syncing, notifications don't work.

In Android 12 I am not sure if its fixed or not. This is because for my case there is a half fix. I disable GMail and Google Calendar. (Gdrive is uninstalled, was installed for testing I don't use it often enough). It seems this causes Google to "forget" about half of my account and reset syncing if I leave them disabled long enough. After a week or two, I enable them back and they start syncing normally and notifications work normally. This however slowly degrades over the course of the next week or two until my account stops syncing again with no notifications. I am currently in my first week of the latter and I am still getting my GMail notifications but I am not sure how long this will last.

Note: How to figure out if you have the same issue as me? Open your google accounts sync in settings and check if the sync icon next to each item is stuck there. Then try syncing manually from the three dot menu. If its still stuck, you have the same problem as me.
In my case, I have no problems with the Google Account synchronization, I have also tried all the workarounds: re-synchronize, add the account again, delete the devices from the web, and a long etc and none have worked. Here are the links to the other forums (Official Sony Support and Google Support) where all the attempted workarounds are. Greetings!
https://www.reddit.com/r/SonyXperia/comments/pidl7q
 

UsernameNotRecognized

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You'd expect everyone to have this, but this does not seem to be the case. How very confusing.
Something must be configured different that's causing this.

I do see you're using the chinese FW, maybe that's a common thing?
I'm using the BC52 EEA variant.
 

Evil_Sephiroth

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If anyone updated with OTA just flash the firmware from zero with xperia companion. OTA are always a mess when not done on a clean system.
Even on iphone here at work a clean istall from recovery mode+itunes is always better and it's mandatory to avoid bug created by istalled third party app.
Never OTA, never.
 

Hudrator

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@Evil_Sephiroth

nah.... that's a bit to general. I used OTAs from different vendors, especially OnePlus for the last years without any kind of wipeing or resets and it worked flawlessly. Getting even less "bugs" then people claiming to do always a reset and stuff. Even with major updates. During the last years there have been a lot of changes under the hood of android which make this process more stable then before.
Usually it takes at least one or two minor updates to get everything back to normal. The "sad" thing here is, that Sonys reputation for pushing fixes in an irregular manner aren't as good as with others. You can see that even googel with a lot more ressources in development struggels at the moment with the overall quality of software. Not just android but also some of the apps are faceing quiet some trouble.
 

hotcakes_shinku

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Sep 27, 2016
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Xperia XZ2
If anyone updated with OTA just flash the firmware from zero with xperia companion. OTA are always a mess when not done on a clean system.
Even on iphone here at work a clean istall from recovery mode+itunes is always better and it's mandatory to avoid bug created by istalled third party app.
Never OTA, never.
You should elaborate on your recommended method. For example, I OTA update to Android 12 on my phone, then I used Xperia Companion to Software repair. This seems to be the most recommended method. It doesn't fix the bugs I encountered before the Software repair. Maybe it is the wrong method. If it is, I hope you could help us with your method if it is better.

Also don't forget, Xperia Companion isnt bug free either. Neither is the Windows it is running on. On my PC, Xperia Companion has repeatedly show either "No Internet Connection" or Update found but it is an unknown version so it doesn't download the update. But for some reason Software repair downloaded and worked smoothly.
 

Yndi

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So I'm not 100% sure it's tied to the ANdroid 12 update but I think it is:
VoLTE is not working anymore on my device. Turned it off and on again and reinstalled the Carrier Services. No Luck.
 

Kekke466

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Mar 2, 2021
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Sony Xperia 1 III
In the Sony Music app there is also no more Equalizer available. I really dislike this new update, I can't even enjoy music anymore like I used to. I regret so much that I did this update.
 

hotcakes_shinku

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Xperia XZ2
In the Sony Music app there is also no more Equalizer available. I really dislike this new update, I can't even enjoy music anymore like I used to. I regret so much that I did this update.
To my knowledge Sony Music never had a built-in equalizer and has always used the equalizer provided by the OS (I have only used Xperia since Android 8.0). In Android 11 there was no equalizer either. If you wanted one you have to use Dolby Atmos custom settings.
 

Kekke466

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Mar 2, 2021
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Sony Xperia 1 III
In the Sony Music app there is also no more Equalizer available. I really dislike this new update, I can't even enjoy music anymore like I used to. I regret so much that I did this update.
I didn't need to activate dolby atmos before. It was a separate setting in the sony music app. I really don't think that it was integrated in android 11 because I could only have the effect over the sony music app. I.e. I couldn't use spotify with that EQ, it was exclusive to music played in the app.
 

Frederick888

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Oh, I realised that if my battery level is at exactly 80% then Battery Care won't be activated when I charge it.
 

Thisismyringtone

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Sounds like I shouldn't update to A12. I'm still on A11 just got this phone a week ago and had to replace it once already. I first got it updated everything and it pretty much made my phone unusable. It would soft reboot at random at least 10 times a day if not more. I did the software fix/repair 3 times and like 7 factory resets. Never seen anything so buggy. But love this phone so far I'll just have to deal with the constant update in the status bar.
 

TyDEchoes

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Jul 15, 2021
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ASUS ROG Phone 5
I'm using an ASUS Rog Phone 5 and have the same Widget Problem like the Xperia Guys that wrote in here before. I can Not place them on screen by using any other launcher then the standard one, which is nö possibility because it is awkward.
When i try to put one widget on my homescreen i also get the message that settings closed. Trying to resetting the Phone to factory reset didnt even help. Can someone help? Im starting to despair...
 

hotcakes_shinku

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Sep 27, 2016
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Xperia XZ2
I'm using an ASUS Rog Phone 5 and have the same Widget Problem like the Xperia Guys that wrote in here before. I can Not place them on screen by using any other launcher then the standard one, which is nö possibility because it is awkward.
When i try to put one widget on my homescreen i also get the message that settings closed. Trying to resetting the Phone to factory reset didnt even help. Can someone help? Im starting to despair...
I don't think you can do anything besides wait for ASUS to release a new update for your phone, or change to a custom rom. Our problem with the Xperia 1 III regarding broken widgets was fixed in the following update. Looks like its a bug in Android itself that somehow went unoticed by QC in Sony, and now Asus, and it can only be fixed with another update.
 

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    Whats up @Mazellat . I'm. On android 12 and using nova and don't have any issues. With adding widgets.
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    @Evil_Sephiroth

    nah.... that's a bit to general. I used OTAs from different vendors, especially OnePlus for the last years without any kind of wipeing or resets and it worked flawlessly. Getting even less "bugs" then people claiming to do always a reset and stuff. Even with major updates. During the last years there have been a lot of changes under the hood of android which make this process more stable then before.
    Usually it takes at least one or two minor updates to get everything back to normal. The "sad" thing here is, that Sonys reputation for pushing fixes in an irregular manner aren't as good as with others. You can see that even googel with a lot more ressources in development struggels at the moment with the overall quality of software. Not just android but also some of the apps are faceing quiet some trouble.
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    Sometimes the "taskmanager" stops working on my phone. So i can't change between apps, just go back to home screen. After restart, problem solved for 1-2 days.
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    There are some problems with Android 12. I can add widgets only stock Xperia Home Launcher. If I select 3rd Party Launchers and add a widget gives error. Please check the video....