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S24 Feedback Review: My Frustrations with the S24 Ultra

(Topic created: 01-27-2024 10:21 AM)
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Tracy2fast4u08
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Change is sometimes good, but sometimes it's just annoying. I knew something was up when all of my settings did not apply to my 24 from my 23. Usually that means features have been removed...

 
My first complaint is the navigation gestures. They have completely redone how they work and it's counterproductive. If you want to pull up your open apps to bounce between them in a flash, you now have to swipe up from the bottom middle of the screen like you would to go home, but hold it up to the middle of the screen for a few seconds. In order to go back, you now swipe across from the side of the screen instead of swiping up from the bottom right. Getting back to home is still the same at least. These gestures take much more movement from your fingers and much more time. For the first time in years, I may just have those ugly "buttons" that stay on your screen for the first time in years because it's faster. I'm not sure why they changed this in the first place. In order to get to the new Google AI, you just hold the bottom middle bar on the screen. Which is also annoying if you are like me and want a clean UI since you can't remove that bar.
 
My next complaint I'm sure less people will have because many people didn't know it existed or ever used it. The AOD had a feature where you could add a custom image or gif to the clock widget. I am a huge car person so I had a Toyota logo right under the clock for my always on display. Any time I would go to car meets/outings, I would get so many people asking how I did that. Everyone loved it including myself. Now your options are a clock by itself or your whole entire lock screen background as your always on display. The latter was the option auto selected when I was setting up my phone. I honestly thought my phone was faulty. I was like "why is my lock screen constantly on?".
 
I hope that these are things they will fix/add back. I upgrade phones every year and this was the first time I was genuinely disappointed on things that were taken away/changed.
 
 

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TipsyTrex
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Galaxy S24
The old settings can be restored via the goodlock app, which is a first party samsung developed customization app. Download it in the galaxy store, the install the navstar module. You will see an option to "enable extra gesture settings", select this. Your old navigation options will now return under settings>display>navigation bar>more options

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ivan311
Cosmic Ray
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Galaxy S24
I had the exact same issue. So while we are waiting on the update from samsung u can hide the ugly buttons in the good lock (samsung store app) >NavStar
Jo060
Cosmic Ray
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Lol
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argg
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I really hate new navigation gestures!
16_oz
Cosmic Ray
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100% agree with this. I used gestures on the bottom for years. This new configuration sucks.
argg
Astronaut
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I get a lot of trouble when I want to go back to a previous app.
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TipsyTrex
Supernova
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Galaxy S24
The old settings can be restored via the goodlock app, which is a first party samsung developed customization app. Download it in the galaxy store, the install the navstar module. You will see an option to "enable extra gesture settings", select this. Your old navigation options will now return under settings>display>navigation bar>more options
Tracy2fast4u08
Cosmic Ray
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I installed it and turned on gestures in the navstar app. When I go into the phone settings and click more options under navigation bar, it still shows the same settings as before for gestures.
userQyVCmoGfXv
Constellation
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Galaxy S24
Once you've installed NavStar follow the above steps. Tap swipe gestures then more options. There should be a gesture button option. Tap that then turn on gesture hints and pick whatever order you like. If you still don't see any of this try resetting your phone and do the steps again that worked for me
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Tracy2fast4u08
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I might have to reset my phone then. When I chose the physical buttons, it did actually change to what I chose in navstar. When I turned on the swipe gestures, nothing changed in my phones settings for swipe.
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