Ok well - I have some bad news for some but maybe good news for others.
I was also having TONS of issues with notifications
➡️My calendar wouldnt notify me of things I programmed in
➡️No text messaging notifications,
➡️No missed phone call notification, no Facebook, messaging or WhatsApp notifications.
➡️And gmail notification would show 128 unread emails when I had like 6.
So after calling the authorized Samsung rep here - i did a hard factory reset -
I downloaded Smart Switch on my laptop and backed up everything first.
Factory reset the phone and then restored my phone from smart switch on my computer-
I'm happy to report that while that was a pain in the rear - everything is working properly now.
I now get ALL of my notifications
The ONLY thing I am having an issue with now is the number of gmail unread messages. That hasn't changed.
But I can live with that since everything else has been fixed and I can once again see all of my notifications.
So I would suggest doing this.
I am getting ready to bring my phone back. We are getting no response and this should have been fixed before it was even released. My 8+ worked fine and now this doesn't work on my 9+. Samsung this is a big deal. I have spent hours trying to fix this. I have tried every work around online. It's time ti fix it. Samsung do you hear us? Or we are going to walk in and return the phones.
I don't believe Samsung or Google believe this is a fault.
The notifications are working as designed and explained on the phone
See my screenshot below.
From Settings, select 'Notifications'
Where it reads 'App Icon Badges' below it should read 'Show with number' if you click on this text opposed to the toggle switch the next menu explains how the notifications has been designed to work.
I agree its a poor design, but its a design flaw opposed to a fault.https://s5.postimg.org/io9p904av/Screenshot_20180405-203431_Settings.jpg
Lvast Sunday I recieved an update from ATT and Samsung that appears to have fixed the email issue. Apparently Oreo views new email as notifications. The badge icon show the new emails, not all the unread emails. Click on the icon and the number goes away. I guess this is the way it is supposed to work except -
Gmail works differently, shows the number of unread emails?
Cannot figure out how Twitter icon badges work since there are pages and pages of confusing options?
Why is Samsung totally silent about all this? Guess they do not want bad press.
Why are all forum contributors in the dark as well?
Where is full documentation on the Samsung implementation of Oreo?