So. Just got done chatting with Samsung technical support and letting them take control remotely of my phone.
After updating my Samsung Galaxy 8 to the new update that just came out (March 29, 2019), I noticed all the themes no longer work correctly, mostly unusable.
This new update added multiple new screens and also dramatically changed the look of a lot of the others. Colors as well.
I believe I figured out pretty quickly that the reason for this is all the themes available were written for the previous software variations which didn't have all these new screens, which makes sense.
Problems are, #1 - I've now lost all the money I've paid in the numerous themes I downloaded. (I want that money back) #2 - ONLY reason I've never switched to iPhone is because Samsung gives you the options of customizing, which I can no longer do. Now, I'm stuck with the default, boring white screens, just like the iPhone's. I imagine this is the reason a large portion of users like Samsung. (No longer), now I have no reason to continue with Samsung. (I'm going to switch asap)
Although, the online technician said this can be fixed with a simple software patch within a couple of days.
Umm... maybe I'm wrong, but without being a technician of any type, I don't think this is possible. (Correct me if I'm wrong, because if true, that would be nice)
However, the vast majority of themes, or all as far as I've seen are created by individuals. Meaning each individual would have to create new themes to accommodate all the new looks and screens of the latest update, then upload them, which I'm sure would take quite a while, probably months, or even a year or longer, seeing that all these themes are for the previous version and all the previous versionand for that long to have as many themes that are available to the previous update and many before which go back several years or longer.
So, I hope Samsung tells me something different, but at a minimum, if I'm right, we won't be able to use themes for quite some time with this latest software update???
Yes, you can download them, but some screens won't be readable, which means your basically stuck with the default bright boring whites like the iPhone! Which for me, I no longer have a reason not to switch. People can see white screens from a long ways off. Changing ALL my screens to dark is VERY important for people such as myself who works nights and might be in a patrol car and don't want people seeing whether I'm im there or not. Don't have that safety measure in place anymore with these full white screens. Yep, I could dim in all the way down, but guess what, I can't see it then. Any white screen, whether dimmed or not is easily visible, even through a large majority of tint. I wonder if Samsung ever thought of that also, when a large amount of a police gencies use Samsung when purchasing corporate phones in large numbers? Including Federal government agencies.
Really shameful thing though is that two different technicians had no idea of this and I had to explain it to them even after they remotely controlled my phone.
It was actually their idea that I bring the information to this forum. (So, according to them, after posting this I should receive a software patch in a couple of days.) Lol
I'll be switching to iPhone now. I always wanted to try one. Been a Samsung user since they came out with cell phones. Not anymore, they really hurt all the a Samsung users who like themes. And cost me a good bit of cash in the themes I've purchased. How do I get a refund on all those themes?? I need an answer.
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That's not was the question was. This isn't about getting a notification reminder later. This was about getting two separate notifications at the same time, not a later reminder. I'm getting two separate notifications from Facebook messenger at the same time in the notification bar. One is a system notification and one is Facebook's notification. This started when I updated my Samsung Galaxy to the new update this month. March 2019
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If you figure it out let me know please. I've been on the phone with both Netflix and Samsung because it won't playback the HDR content. And from all my tests and phone calls it all points to Netflix because it appears they are reducing the playback speed on their servers. So it doesn't matter how fast you internet speed is. They will throttle it and it will be below the 25 mbps that's needed to playback HDR content. There is a option in the settings in your Netflix app to "check your network". Check that and see if it's the same speed that your paying for coming into your house. I bet you it will be much much lower. I'm paying for 100 mbps. When I do the test in Netflix it reduces the speed to below 20 mbps which is below the 25 mbps required to playback HDR titles. It will playback 4K titles at those lower speeds as well as playback HDR in 1080p, but not 4K HDR like they advertise. I called Netflix and they claimed there is no such speed test in their app. LIARS!! I'm looking at it right now. They are reducing the speeds on their end so it keeps their costs down and then making false claims by advertising the 4K HDR titles that won't play in 4K. I really wish someone would figure this out so I could watch the 4K HDR titles.
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I personally think it's Netflix that's blocking the playback on the Samsung TV's. If you reference my reply to another post on this thread you'll see the problem I've had, and I narrowed it down to the Netflix app itself. Netflix is throttling their speeds which reduces the playback speed to a fraction of what the speed is coming into your house which depending on your incoming speed could result in the playback error.
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I'm having a problem with Netflix as well but not quite the same as everyone else here. I'm also using a Samsung Smart TV, however, I've determined through tests on two other TV in two different states that the problem is actually the Netflix app. I have internet speeds of about 100 mbps. TV is ethernet wired. But Netflix app only runs at about 16 mbps. 25 mbps per second is required to play 4K HDR titles. So for some reason Netflix is throttling or capping their network stream at that speed, not allowing me to play those titles even though I pay for the HD service. I'm also using their check your network option under their settings in the app to check the speed. When I talked to Netflix they claimed their app doesn't have that option, although I'm looking at it right now. Just testing my network speed on my browser in the TV and it was close to that 100 mbps, but Netflix app only shows 16 mbps. Anyone else having this issue? Netflix is refusing to even acknowledge this option in their own app. RIDICULOUS!
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