Original topic:

Samsung watch 4 and 5 interfere with playback on phone

(Topic created: 11-18-2022 11:01 AM)
userX7GzzWc809
Asteroid
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S22 Ultra, unlocked. When I playback messages on my Metro Voice Mail App and SOME other apps, the playback stutters--cuts out every 3/4 second or so off and on. After much experimenting, I have narrowed down the cause to very specifically my Samsung Watch 4. When I disconnect my watch from my phone, the problem goes away. Or, if I turn off Bluetooth entirely, it goes away. Voice calls do not seem to be effected. 

I posted this on Reddit and several other people commented they had the same problem and it was also with other Samsung phones Smartwatch 5. Please update firmware with a fix.
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brianjsw
Cosmic Ray
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This is spot on! I literally just posted a new message about bluetooth having been broken recently. It was the Galaxy Watch 4! Samsung -- this is a legitimate issue, please get a fix in and thanks.
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brianjsw
Cosmic Ray
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Edit: my issue remains even after disconnecting the watch... but not as bad.
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User616
Constellation
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This happens to me too. S22+ with Galaxy 4 Classic. Voicemail only stutters while watch is connected via Bluetooth.
When I disable Bluetooth on my watch, Voicemail playback returns to normal. My Bluetooth earbuds do not cause this problem.

Oddly, the problem also went away when I turned speakerphone on. The volume bar seemed to behave strangely during playback once. Then everytime after that, Voicemail playback with speakerphone on works normally.
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