Same problem here. Today I updated to Oreo on my S7 and the S-View cover that I received today has shown the phone and camera shortcut icons on the s-view screen for only a few hours, i.e. before the update!
I have been serching the settings for hours for a setting that would give me the icons back, but no success so far.
Samsung should give us back this functionality asap!
Same problem on my S7 Edge, after the Oreo update the S-view screen doesn't show any messages only icons. It is not possible to change this in the settings. Problem is that the clock now takes up 2 lines instead of 1.
Please Samsung change this, really annoying now the cover is useless.
Had a call from technical support. They remotely controlled my phone to go through settings. Turns out they think that the functionality has been removed as not enough people use it. Their suggestion was to go on Twitter to samsung and raise the point that people do use it......🤔
C'est vraiment pitoyable... J'ai renvoyé un message à samsung france et je les appelle demain dans la journée et si pas de solutions de trouvée,je revends mes téléphones et tablettes samsung et je passe à une autre marque...
En tout cas merci pour votre retour.
Bien à vous