It has been a while since I last posted something on android fixes and workarounds. Now, I got my s22 ultra when it launched and I have started using it. What an amazing phone by the way but there seems to be an annoying bug or call it a glitch. Whenever I select apps to see their permissions I am met with white unreadable text on white background. On the permission page, you also get the headings “Allowed” and “Not allowed”. In this post, you will be able to fix unreadable text on default apps and permission pages on Samsung Galaxy S phones using the Galaxy S22 Ultra as our case study.
What Causes Unreadable Text on Default Apps and Permission S22 Models?
This unwelcomed phenomenon is either a factory bug or it is caused by you. Yes, you can actually trigger this bug if you restore your data from an old device’s backup to your new galaxy s22 ultra via Samsung smart switch app. In fact, this is exactly what happened to me. I wasn’t having this issue before I restored my backup.
Also, this bug will make it extremely difficult to change your app’s permissions and default app settings. It also affects which app you set as default for which operation. In a nutshell, the font on your permission page and default apps page becomes unreadable. it is like having white texts on a white background.
immediately after restoring my backup from my Galaxy Note 20 ultra, I started having unreadable texts/fonts on apps default and apps permission pop-up windows as shown below.
In addition, this bug can be there right from the factory. In either of these cases, I will teach you what you can do to fix this annoying bug.
How to Prevent Unreadable Texts or Flickering Display on Samsung Flagship Phones
To be honest, most first batches of flagship phones from any brand contains the highest number of bugs and vulnerability. For you to be able to do thorough troubleshooting, you will need to observe the following precautions.
- Always try and first set up your device as new and use it for a while to know if you have any bugs from the factory. This way, you can easily troubleshoot when trouble arises down the line.
- Secondly, when you are restoring your backups from an older device onto any galaxy smartphone(s22 ultra inclusive) try not to restore your apps and settings initially. if everything goes well, you can then try and restore your settings but don’t reset your apps yet.
- If you don’t want to transfer your settings from your backup in your old device to your galaxy phone, you will need to go to Custom transfer and under Settings, try and untick – not to transfer – “Phone settings; App settings; Wifi and Bluetooth”. Additionally, you may skip transferring the Home screen data.
- Finally, if everything is working fine after restoring your settings, try and uninstall all 3rd party apps on your old phone before transferring your apps to your galaxy s22 ultra.
Workaround fixes for unreadable permission and default settings tex on S22 Ultra
Below are what you can try to fix these issues. They may not work for everyone. However, they are all safe to try. Later in this post, I will provide the safest fix without losing your data.
- First and foremost, search for an update and update your phone to the latest firmware. I tried this but it didn’t fix my unreadable font issues. However, this actually fixed my flickering screen.
- Secondly, change your theme and font back to the default and see if the issue is fixed.
- Another persion says you may try clearing the settings cache. This didn’t fix anything in my case. To do this goto settings>>apps>>settings app info>storage>> cleare cache
- If the above two tips have no effects, Now, Goto settings>>accessibilty>>visibility enhancements>> and turn on “High Contrast Fonts”. This instantly makes the fonts to be readable. However, this is not the perfect fix. See the image below:
- Goto to my 100% real and safe fix without losing your data.
- Finally, if everything fails, you may need to consider “factory resetting” your phone from the recovery menu. Not from within the phone’s settings. This method is known as a hard reset
The real fix for Unreadable Without Losing Your Data
Apparently, if you wipe your phone’s data by factory resetting it, you won’t have the issues again especially if it was caused by your backup. However, immediately after you restore your backup, you will instantly inherit the bug.
Against this backdrop, I am providing ways to fix this bug without losing your data.
- step1: put your galaxy s22 ultra in recovery mode. Todo this, power off your device>>connect your original UBC type c cable to your computer and the other end to your device>>press both power button and voulume up buttons simultenously>>wait until samsung galaxy secured by knox logo appears>>let go off the two buttons and wait for the recovery mode menu to pop up as shown below:
- step2: select “Wipe Cache Partition“. This will not erase your data but it most defintely fix your unreadable app permissions and default apps text bug.
- step3: confirm your selection and allow the system to clear the cache
- step4: use bol+/vol- to go to “reboot system now”
- Now test the unreadable default app, it must have been fixed.