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Navigation bar not working in Samsung Internet and Brave browser

(Topic created: 11-09-2023 09:44 AM)
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Members_e4yjy3q
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I got a Samsung galaxy S23 Ultra through AT&T a little over a month ago. 2 weeks ago, I started getting an issue in the Samsung internet app where none of the 3 buttons on the bottom navigation bar will work properly and they look grayed out. It happens more frequently when using the S pen, but also happens with just using finger.

I downloaded a different browser to use, Brave browser, and everything worked fine with that for a couple days but then the same issue appeared with that browser yesterday. I have tried restarting the phone and clearing partition cache and neither of those has solved the issue. So far this has only happened in internet browser apps, and I haven't had any issues with the wide array of other apps I use (music, recording, note taking, social media, email, video streaming, messaging, news, etc cetera).

I took the phone into the AT&T store where I ordered it from. They invoked the warranty and sent me a replacement one (certified restored, not brand new) that I received yesterday. As soon as I put my SIM card in and restored all my apps, photos, data, et cetera, I went to Samsung Internet and it was doing the exact same thing on the new phone.

Anyone have a similar issue or suggested solution?

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BayouBoy3
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Plz use Chrome and/or Google until the Beta program is over. There are several things not working and simply grayed out. That's the best solution I can apply. Thanks
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Members_e4yjy3q
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I will try this. Are there any adblock options for Chrome? After switching to Brave the integrated adblocker is really nice.

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RwvPam
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In Private DNS, within More Connection Settings, I set Private DNS host name as: dns.adguard.com.

That blocks all ads within all apps. I use that with a combination of Brave and have pretty much stopped seeing ads.
Members_e4yjy3q
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 I just tried this, but still seeing Youtube ads in Chrome. I guess I can just use Brave for Youtube and use Chrome for everything else until the Beta program is over and everything works for all browsers.

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RwvPam
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Oh I use Brave for everything. I guess the YouTube app is an exception. But all other apps are have ads blocked. I stopped using Chrome a while back.
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Members_e4yjy3q
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Yeah I would prefer to use Brave, but with Brave I'm getting the issue of the navigation bar not working and being greyed out. I'm fine with using Chrome until I get the update, but when I use Chrome I get ads on Youtube even when using the adguard dns.

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The same issue started happening in Chrome this afternoon. When it happens none of the navigation bar works, and the only way I can do anything is to tap the switch tabs button at the top of the screen at which point all the navigation buttons work. But I can rarely ever use the back button on an actual web page (which I need to do frequently). I hope this update comes soon for AT&T and actually fixes this issue on all browsers.

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