03-28-2018 03:20 PM - edited 03-28-2018 09:16 PM
I'm a recent WIndows Phone convert - got an S8+ last November. I found this thread because my phone updated to Oreo a few days ago and since then I have exactly the same issue.
I woke up this morning to a notification about something Samsung being updated. Since then my stock messaging app is now displaying unread text number on the icon/badge like it used to before Oreo. For some reason missed calls is still not working.
As I said, still pretty new to the Android/Samsung world so not sure if this is a fluke or due to the update. Not even sure if it's relevant to the S9.
Is there a way I can check what was updated (if it would be helpful)?
Now more than half way though my work day and messaging app has been working all day as it did before Oreo. Still nothing with missed calls.
03-29-2018 06:36 AM
Agreed, that is the way it is supposed to work. But my Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is not working that way. Last night the Gmail icon badge would show random numbers like 80 and 105, when only 2 or 3 new ones actually came in. This morning it was showing 266, when there was about 15. Now it is showing 175, and there is about 5.
And the Facebook one works randomly. Sometimes it shows a number and sometimes not. I have a Samsung tablet that I compare my phone to for this purpose. They are rarely the same. I haven't opened Facebook yet today, and right now my tablet is showing 13, and nothing is showing on my phone.
03-29-2018 12:24 PM - edited 03-29-2018 12:25 PM
After reading these issues I guess I am a little relieved I ended up just returning the phone. I tried three GS9+ and all had dead zones on the screen so couldn't even set up the phone to use. Seems like there are lots of other issues on top of that. Hoping the Note 9 does better out of the box.
03-29-2018 12:44 PM
Upgraded from an S6 edge and this badge count/notification count conflict is ridiculous. I get 0 badge counts on all apps. Tried all the settings in this thread to no avail. I greatly depend on the counts for unread emails, unread texts in messenger, snap chat, facebook, etc.
When they start fiddling with things to add all these fancy changes, these developers need to test. I cannot believe this didn't cross their radar.
I can't believe I am forced to go back to an S6 to get reliability!
Fix this ASAP Samsung!