This weekend (February 15, 2019) a major update was pushed to may T-Mobile managed Galaxy S9+. This update is rife with problems that make the phone more difficult to use and less valuable to the owner. Here is a less than comprehensive list of the poor choices Samsung made with this update and how users can survive until the Samsung devs stop smoking whatever drove them to push these changes and restore some sanity to our devices:
Dear Samsung, here's a tip. Call the old Microsoft devs who bailed after Satya took over and killed the Windows Phone program. They knew how to design user-friendly interfaces, just got hosed on the marketing budget before getting kicked to the curb. In all reality, they had built a superior phone experience and I'm quite sure could do it again given sufficient opportunity.
Have you also noticed your privacy settings got changed?? Yup, the update did that too.
And how about the overwhelming urge of the messaging app to have my contacts know when I read their messages? Get bugged about that every single time I open messages.
Concur, hire the window phone dev team. Or at least figure out that no matter how good your screen is, thousands of tiny bits of information are in fact only data to be ignored, not information. Information comes in sizes and positions that you can actually read.
I miss the Gallery UI over 3 years ago, when I was looking at a photo and touch on that photo, a bar in the bottom show up all of the other photos in the album so I can choose to look at different photos in that album without having to touch 'back' and then scroll the album and choose the photo
It was so convenient like that
Besides the childish icons that are so large and silly. Messaging is no longer convenient. Personalizations that were made should have remained and cannot be changed back apparently , forcing me to use high contrast to be able to read a bright green bubble with white letters for my texting. If the solution is out there it sure is well hidden. I have spent way too much time trying to get my phone to where it was before my update. Unacceptable
It also appears it (the upgrade) is not compatable with the infotainment center on my new Chevy. When a call comes in, the ringer starts and will not stop until the vehicle has been turned off for a period of time. According to others, this only occurred after the update. I wish I could turn back the update.
My husbands S9 started making calls on its own too. He could be texting someone, and when done, closes the app and turns off the screen. Before he can even put it in his pocket, next thing he knows the phone is calling the person he just texted, like me. I checked the swipe and gestures features which were turned on. I turned them off. I checked my phone and they were turned on too. I know I had them turned off prior to the update. Its annoying that the update changes the preferences you have worked hard to customize for yourself. I had my husband restart his phone. I dont know what else to do since there has been nothing on the support or community pages in referrence to the phone inadvertantly making calls to people you just finished texting. I even had him recreat the conditions he would be in when these calls occurs. Like, how he exits the app, or holds the phone, which external buttons he pushes. But it wouldnt make the "accidental" call. Frustrating to say the least.
THE SAME THING! (which brought me here) I will text someone now (a work client, a friend) and I will exit the screen, and then I hear it calling them in my pocket!! Its almost like Apple trained the decisions in this update to A) look like Apple, and B) make such sudden changes that now these changes force people to maybe look at Apple or the newest product. Something shady is going on
Um yah, where did the back button go, very disappointing and frustrating to have to use the back button in the Firefox browser or in any browser now, the split screen is gone now, or can I not find it? No explanation as to what the three bars on the bottom of screen are intended for... also Nova Launcher not cooperative with new UI... I want to throw my phone... angered to a point of buying another one, which in itself is not fun looking for something in an unlocked version where stereo speakers...I like listening to music and cannot use earbuds of headphones at work, or even want to. Very wreckless update.