You lost a lot more than 2 features. Below is a response from who claimed to be a Samsung rep. Smartthings can only control the temp and ice maker.....more like dumbthings.
Good afternoon, I can certainly understand the concern for new changes. The release notes for the Family Hub Software 6.0 update shows improvements on performance and capability. Some changes you will notice are detailed below for you:
-Support for the Family Hub mobile app is being dropped, The SmartThings Mobile app will be the replacement, some feature restrictions will apply to memo/whiteboard/to-do/calendar functions.
-Home screen layouts will be changed, previous Family Board contents will be saved in the backup ablum of your gallery app
-Memo/Gallery widget is deleted, and memo/photo add function is provided with the menu button on the home screen.
-Animation, illustration, and family board themes have been deleted; default themes will reset to the Weather theme
-The clock style of the previously set cover screen is changed to the default clock style of each theme
-Voice ID function has been removed; Some speeches related to the Family Hub profile are no longer supported
-The notification status bar at the top has been removed
We appreciate any all feedback and would be happy to tag it on the forum so that it will appear with other feedback, ideas, and requests. This will allow your post to be more easily found in the event that Samsung product groups are seeking outside feedback/requests/ideas regarding our products.
This is so terrible.. we are in the same boat. The fridge is useless. The things we use the fridge for the most -- having our app on our phones and sharing via the fridge -- most principally memos (eg when a parent is away they could post a 'good morning' on the fridge) and photos, which we so enjoyed updating. Can't add photos anymore with SmartThings.. you can only change your fridge temperature (who wants to do that from their phone?) and look inside (which is also kind of useless).. its just such a mess. and so unprofessional of Samsung to have downgraded the fridge so completely. Even their disclaimer doesn't make clear they were destroying the functionality of the device. Usually you give up some functions to get something, in this case it was an exchange of something for nothing. Fix it Samsung. please!
The stupid update took away everything that was awesome about the fridge. I used so many of the Family Hub features, the main selling point of the fridge was how customizable Family Hub was. I used the **bleep** out of the shopping list. I didn't have to run home to find the paper that everyone wrote things on, I could just stop at the store and look at the list on the Family Hub app. Not anymore. If I can even get the shopping list to load it never has all the items that was added, and it will change the names of items when you do add them! If I wanted a fridge without all the Family Hub features I would have bought the cheaper fridge without them. Now I have a huge clock on my fridge since that's all it's good for anymore. I hate it and wish I could return the fridge if Samsung isn't going to actually replace Family Hub with something that has the same features. Fix it, Samsung!
Completely agree. This is the worst OS update since Vista. I used to use the Shopping List all the time and it was hugely useful - as soon as we ran out of ANYTHING, it'd go on the list and while at the shopping center, each item is crossed off.
Now when I try to use it, it tells me that I have to link it to SmartThings. That in itself is fine as I use ST for many home automation tasks - however I attempt to sign in and it tells me that I have no network connection.
Trust me Samsung, I have a network connection and it works perfectly.
So the ST app on my phone still shows all my automation tasks as it was entirely separate from the fridge. But since the fridge doesn't show up at all, nothing works.
I paid over $5,000 AUD (Australia) for this fridge and the shopping list and all the other useful features have now either been removed or show error messages.
Serious question to anyone from Samsung who may be reading this - was that OS update actually a "pre-alpha" release? It is so absolutely riddled with bugs and missing features that I honestly don't see this as a production release.