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    If you have any of the following read on…. Mobile devices from Samsung, including those in the S22, M33, M13, M12, A71, A53, A33, A21, A13, A12 and
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    Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #2544198

      After Samsung dumped their failed Exynos CPUs maybe it’s time to dump their Exynos modems too.

    • #2544260

      Thanks for the heads-up!

      BTW, I couldn’t find any “WiFi Calling option” on my Samsung phone: since I generally keep WiFi on the phone disabled I’m guessing that option may be visible only when WiFi has been enabled.

      As for the “VoLTE Calls option”, this was enabled on my phone and I’m relatively sure I never messed with this option before, so I guess that – at least on some phones – this option is actually enabled by default.

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    • #2544274

      Shutting down WiFi calling is fairly straightforward on my Galaxy S23 but it doesn’t seem to have a setting for VoLTE. The only options are allow 5G/LTE/3G/2G or deprecate to LTE/3G/2G or LTE/3G or finally 2G. There is no mention of VoLTE. Could this mean that the S23 doesn’t have the affected chipsets?

    • #2544265


      Pixel’s may be able to get the March 2023 update with the fix. Depends on your carrier or if you have an unlocked phone. Google Help on forced update of Android phone at https://support.google.com/android/answer/7680439

    • #2544282

      My A50 has WIFI calling off. My VoLTE is toggled on; if I toggle it off I can’t make calls! How do you use a phone that you tell not to connect to the network? What am I missing?

      • #2544363

        Exactly. I have a friend with an A03 who can’t find the VoLTE toggle and one with an A50 who can’t make calls when VoLTE is toggled off! I thought all 4G and 5G calls were VoLTE now and that one reason 3G isn’t supported anymore is that it doesn’t support VoLTE.

    • #2544312

      what about Samsung tablets and/or laptops, Susan?
      does this only concern Samsung phones?

      • #2544577

        I’ll check but I doubt it because while they may have a cell phone number (in the case of the tablets if they have cellular) you can’t call them.  As I understand it the method to gain access is via the silent “call”.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

    • #2544406

      Thanks for making me happy that I stick with Moto!

      - Thinkpad P15s Gen1 20T4-002KUS, i7-10510U, UEFI/GPT, 16GB, Sammy 500GB M.2.
      - Mint Cinnamon 21 current, Win 10 22H2. WuMgr. HP laserjets M254dw & P1606dn, Epson 2480 scanner.

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    • #2544413

      Per this How-to-Geek article.

      Samsung smartphones powered by Exynos chips, such as the European model of the Galaxy S22.

      May the Forces of good computing be with you!


      PowerShell & VBA Rule!
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    • #2544463

      Apparently these vulnerabilities affect devices using specific Exynos chips from Samsung.

      So, are we certain that these serious vulnerabilities only affect the devices listed and not, say, other Android phones such as those from Xiaomi or Motorola?

      Personally I am not affected by this issue since I only use iPhones myself but my father has a Xiaomi phone so I thought I should try to confirm.

      I also find it surprising that there are posters here saying their Samsung phones can’t make calls when Voice over LTE is off. Surely you can still call others without using 4G/5G using a phone? Am I missing something here?

      Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.

    • #2544544

      Error, please ignore. Sorry.

      • #2544546

        Those were the steps given:

        How to turn off WiFi calling on a Samsung phone

        1. Open the phone on your Samsung phone
        2. Tap the three-dot menu in the top-right corner
        3. Select Settings
        4. Find the WiFi Calling option about halfway down and toggle it off

        Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.1485 + Microsoft 365 + Edge

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