so I was told to back up my data from my phone, then do a complete reset of the phone.
this freed up any hiccups and allowed my S View window to be restored to my chosen picture.
this did not however add the 'old' icons visible in S View window.
So today it happened to me as well. I accidentally run the update to oreo which I was ignoring for a long time, and my Sview cover is now useless. Thx Samdung! Very frustrated!!!
This is Samsungs reaction:
Since Oreo OS, S-view cover concept has changed. App shortcut doesn't support anymore. But, the facewidget (music, calendar event, alarm) is supported.
So this new behavior is 'by design'. I'm definitely downgrading. :womanfrustrated:
I was told there was going to come back with an upgrade
"S-view cover concept" they better change back since the features are perfectly reachable with a back cover.
So we all have to go to a back cover?
well i hope they also put back the sound choices for messages. Ive lost the ability to seaprate my chosen notifications for each person. also would be nice if they can give us a choice to CHOOSE a separate sound for each social network. I cant decide if im receiving messages from snapchat or other :smileyfrustrated:
After I lost my patience to wait for Samsung to do something, I decided to do the Downgrade.
There is enough information on how to do this (“Downgrade from Android 8.0 ROM to Official Android 7.0 Firmware – Easy”).
IMPORTANT: Be sure to back up everything in your samsung account (cloud). After installing Android 7.0, it takes about 2 hours to recover.
Believe me - it's worth it!
Now my S7 S-view cover works with all its functions!
I wish success to everyone!
PS: I will wait until I read that there is a new firmware (8.0 ....), where S7 S-view cover work and then I will update.