When an application is trying to pass a bitmap image (from one activity to another) using a “Parcelable” object on your Samsung Android 12; The error message “could not copy bitmap to parcel blob” will occur, indicating that the process has failed.
This issue is often happening because there is a limitation in the Android operating system when trying to pass large bitmaps between activities.
In Android version 12, there is a new feature called ‘Parcelable Enhancements’, its aim is to improve the performance and security of the Parcelable class. This feature includes a new way to serialize and de-serialize objects, which could affect how apps deal with bitmaps when passing them from one activity to another.
How to fix “Could Not Copy Bitmap to Parcel Blob Samsung Android 12” error
This issues can be resolved if you try the following:
#1. Resize the image
One very effective solution to apply in this case is to resize the image to a smaller size before sharing it. Reducing the image file size makes it more likely to be shared via intent.
#2. Use a different app to share image
Some apps handle large images more effectively than others. If sharing an image with the default app is giving you this type of issue, use a different app. Google Photos, Dropbox are recommended, try them and see if the issue is resolved.
#3. Use a different sharing method
Instead of sharing the image via intent, use a different sharing method instead. You can upload the image to a cloud storage service, such as Google Drive or OneDrive. Then share the image of the link to the recipient.
#4. Check for updates
Outdated operating systems can accumulate bugs or limitations that can cause these kinds of issues. Ensure you’re running the latest version of Android on your device. Then try again.
#5. Clear the app cache
Clearing cache has also proven to help, so try clearing the cache for the app you use to share the image. This can resolve issues caused by temporary data that has become corrupted.
If you encounter the “Could not copy bitmap to parcel blob Samsung android 12” issue; to troubleshoot this issue, try the methods shared in this article, they will definitely help.
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