My S8 has been having audio popping since updating to the latest version of Android (Pie and One UI).
The popping seems to be happening only in games so far.
The only temporary fix seems to be disabling the wifi. I know, strange, but it works.
Has anyone else run into this problem?
- Turn off wifi while playing games/listening to music with the popping issue.
- Add the game or app in the game launcher and record your session using the built-in recording tool. Stop recording right away to stop it from saving footage. You'll hear the audio quality change instantly, gaining more bass and clearer sound.
Edit - July 22, 2019: Still not fixed after a few security updates.
Edit - Nov 25, 2019: I recieved another update for the November security patch, issue still not fixed. Come on Samsung, it's been 8 months since this started and still no solution?
Edit - January 30, 2020: Another security update has come, and still no fix or acknowledgement from Samsung. We're coming close to the 1 year mark and it seems Samsung is completely oblivious about this issue still.
When the volume is on (happens with both headphones and speaker), you can hear popping and cracking. This happens at random intervals but is consistent as in you can hear it happen within the first few seconds of the game. I've experienced the issue in Honkai Impact 3rd, Dragalia Lost, Fire Emblem Heroes and Bang Dream so far.
As mentioned, as soon as Wifi is disabled, all seems to be fine. No popping or cracking audio.