Alright, so I (kind of) followed your advice. I disabled the Google app, and then restarted the phone. Now it doesn't seem to matter if I have Bluetooth off or on. Everything seems to be working properly. What the heck?
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Hi All, I have an SM-N950U on Sprint, running PIE. Since about mid to late September of 2018 I have been having weird things going on with my phone. The symptoms include (but are not limited to): 1) SMS - Receipt of texts is intermittent and unreliable. Some (but not all) I may not get at all, or if I do, it could be hours later. Sometimes the next day. 2) App Notifications - Are also intermittent and unreliable. I won't be receiving any. Then suddenly I'll get a barrage of them all at once. 3) Play Store - Whenever I try to either install a new app or update existing ones, they'll download until they hit 99 or 100%, and then just sit there. If I close and re-launch Play Store, then the one that's stuck will finish, before the next one hangs. Then it's rinse and repeat after that. I've called Sprint tech support multiple times. I've taken the phone to a Sprint repair center multiple times. I've followed all their recommendations, every time. I've done every reset imaginable - e.g. application settings, battery saver, data saver, notifications, network, AND factory reset. I've removed and re-installed bunches of applications, to see if maybe one of them was causing the issue. Yet despite all this, the problems persist. At this point Sprint says there's nothing they can do for me. They're blaming it on weak signal at my house, because some towers in the area are out of service, while being upgraded to 5G. BUT I know that's, because 1) the issue started before the tower upgrades, 2) my wife has the exact same phone, and has none of these issues, and 3) the issues happen no mater where I am. Oh and I forgot to mention that there seems to be a correlation to Bluetooth somehow. If I turn off Bluetooth, and reboot the phone, then the symptoms seem to go away - until the next time I use Bluetooth - which is often. Also, the most recent thing done was to replace the SIM card. Anyway, sorry for the long post. I'm just about ready to give up on my Note 8, and this is probably going to be my last desprate attempt to get help. So if anybody has the silver bullet, please let me know. Regards. -Mike Z-
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