Crazy, isn't it?! I talked with them this morning and was told the same. Can you receive calls? My daughter and I tested it, no luck. It rings, both phones show the connection made and time counting, but we couldn't hear each other. I expressed concern to rep and she said they will contact me via email. I'll update here when I hear from them.
I can receive calls on mine, and I can use my bluetooth in my truck to make out going calls and receive them but I cannot access my phone at all, I have to talk to bluetooth. I have US Cellular as a provider and they are completely lost so they sent me to ubreakifix and they had no clue so they gave me the number for Samsung. I am so sick of these providers and tech giants blaming each other on whose fault it is. I expect as a customer spending $800 on a phone that there shouldnt be any issues with it. I get that there are glitches but to lock people out of their phones is utterly ridiculous!
Thanks for sharing that, I got nowhere with Verizon. They basically passed me off to Samsung.
Since you had to reinstall everything, was it a factory reset? Did you lose a lot of stuff?
I wasn't able to do a factory reset they way it said to. I kept entering a password until it said 1 more attempt and it will do it a factory reset automatically.
I lost everything. My google had last updated 2 hrs prior but my text and call history hadn't since june 24. And no pictures for that day were available.
Very upsetting. Wish I had tried to have done a recovery attempt right away before reloading everything.
Have you been prompted to do the system update since the reset? Also, have you turned off your phone since then? I was locked out yesterday but after 30 min chat with Samsung I was able to get my phone to accept my password after a hard stop. The phone said "loading " for about 10 min then finally opened my home screen. However, last night I turned it off when I went to bed like I always have and then this morning it was asking for a password again even though I had set it up for swipe unlock. I am now locked out and doing a hard stop several times has not had the same result as yesterday.
This happened to me as well. Very frustrating...I'm trying to avoid doing the hard reset as of now because I'm worried some of my important information isnt backed up... hard lesson to learn I guess. Hoping they figure it out soon.