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Don't Update to One UI/Pie!!!!!


I really wish I could turn back time and undo the frickin' damage I have done to my £800 S9+ 

I implore people to wait - as the One UI/Pie update I downloaded and installed last night is horrendous!!!


Issues noticed within 12 hours of the update.  


  1. The awesome little navigation bar that used to autohide, but appear when you swipe - has been taken away completely!  Now you either have some incredibly ugly icons, or horrible grey lines at the bottom.  Urg!  So I turned the icons off, and now it's a total guessing game for where I'm swiping and for what.  Because the pop up menu has been 'upgraded' and now doesn't pop up anymore - at all.  So - lose precious screen estate or gain it all but swipe randomly and hope for the best.  Ridiculous.
  2. Bixby - that evil data whore of an app - what a piece of *****.  The button is on the wrong side of the phone for most users, and every time you want to take a picture or watch TV - you inexplicably end up pressing the stupid frickin Bixby button.  Thanks Bixby - for interrupting my viewing when I simply want to turn the volume down.  Thanks Bixby - for getting in the way when trying to capture precious moments using the otherwise amazing camera....and losing the moment because I accidentally squeezed you for more than a microsecond - call that a long press???   Before this One UI update, users were forced to sign up for samsung account they don't want or need, to be able to simply disable that stupid button.  Until they long pressed it.  Or accidentally swiped too far left on their screens.  I hate Bixby - and to make it permanently switched on in the new update is just a kick in the teeth.  If users could remap the button, or better still turn it off completely, I'm wondering how many will!

  3. The updated has totally screwed up the menus and keyboard.  I bought the S9+ for the huge screen and ability to see lots of information on one screen.  Well thanks Samsung - your new update put that awesome quality in the bin.  Now you get over a 3rd of each screen taken up with a huge empty box with huge letters saying Settings Is this really necessary!!!!?
  4. Samsung has screwed up the multiwindow function.  Completely - broken.  You used to be able to swipe from the corners and sides to resize almost anything you were looking at or using.  I used to have 3 or 4 at a time.  Loved it.  Now broken.  There is a workaround - but you have to use the new (and awful) task manager.  

  5. The new task manager/recent apps.  Now it's not just more difficult to actually find the button without a huge hideous icon, grey line, or no menu at all, when you do get it, it very unhelpfully fills the whole screen with a preview of the app - you were *last* looking at.  Try it (those who've been afflicted by this crappy update) - see how annoyingly it spins to the app you last used.  Not the one you were just on.  Before the update - the last app you looked at was on top, and you could easily and smoothly flip through all the others like a deck of playing cards.  Not any more.  Broken.  Oh - and if you want multiscreen - you have to click the icon on the app in the preview.  BUT GUESS WHAT!  ***IT'S****BROKEN****  Yes indeed - click on split screen and your app gets shoved to the top of the screen.  Can't see it - can't use it - can't close it - no matter how many times you click on the unhelpful X button.  So let's try multiscreen.  Nope - let's try Pop Up.  Ahh - finally - now we get a screen we can move about - but wait - it limits the size to a box way too large and square.  Before the update - it was a nice small rectangle - perfect for watching TV and playing chess.  Can't do both anymore.  Can't multitask anymore.  Thanks Samsung.

  6. Did I mention how ***** Bixby is?

  7. Yes - there's more - Samsung have ruined the keyboard layout - now there's a huge gap underneath - total
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  8. How about how they've screwed with the layout and settings of their previously fabulous camara app?  No longer are we treated to a lovely, simply intuatively named list of resolutions - now we have to mess about pressing extra buttons to get past all this tripe about aspect ratios.  Before - even the newest user to smartphones could see the best quality - is at the top - end of - no question - now they have to delve into multiple confusing submenus to get the best options.  Assuming they ever look again - used to be easy to get to.

  9. Hate what they've done with the way you choose photo formats - I use Pro 80% of the time - and now the menu keeps skipping past it because it's in the wrong place, and the wrong size font, with the wrong amount of spacing between the words.  ROLL BACK THE CHANGES!!!!
  10. I know - I'm bored writing this now - but I've also spent £800/$1,000 on a mobile phone less than a year ago - and now it's broken.  So on with the complaints.  Widgets are completely broken.  Screenshot_20190207-113920_Samsung Experience Home.jpg

    Can't add them, move them or delete them. See the white line around the app?  Can't move it to a new screen.  Can't resize it.  Can't delete it.  BROKEN!!!

  11. What else was there....ummm - yeah - I like the night mode.



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First Poster

I too wish that I saw this, this morning! 


I clicked the update button literally by accident whilst using my phone. I originally was thinking to wait until I was home as I would normally do but it happened and so it updated. I'm not one to research each every ***** update this company sends my way but it's been made a apparent I must do so from now on. The sight of it now makes me want to throw it every second. Like IM FUMING !!!!!!


I completely agree with pretty much everyone. I HATE THIS DUTTY STINKING UPDATE!!! I'm absolutely livid. I've never been so angry and p***** off about a device update but this this is just something different. 


Can I just add that I also F******* hate Google! In the sense when it comes to android phones. Never liked how they looked on phones and now I'm being forced to accept this as my new normal for the next year and 2 months. Once my contract ends I will no longer be owning a Samsung device EVER IN LIFE.


Plus has anyone checked their sound? Because mine NO LONGER F****** WORK. HOW IS THAT EVEN RAHTID POSSIBLE????? HOW SAMSUNG HOW ******  HOW???

First Poster
Hi bud you nailed it with your post, this new update is dreadfull im going to down grade if it is possible to do so. Samsung need to get there fingers out their back side and get this sorted quick style
Just Browsing

I agree, this update ruined my S9. Wish I could roll it back! Apps and games that used to be full screen now include the stuck and "improved" home/menu bar. In addition many apps now display incorrectly, are mis-sized and significantly crop edges. Totally unacceptable for a consumer release. 


Me too!

I hate the new design. It is the worst thing I ever see. I feal like I am ready to smash the phone =(((

Did anyone tried to downgrade to Oreo 8.1?

I just wonder if it is possible and how easy it is


I also wish I could take the update back. This thing ruined what wasnt broke.

I spent all this money on my phone and I loved it and then they had to go and ruin everything I loved about the phone. I didn't even get the option to choose what I wanted to do with my phone they chose for me. Samsung really dropped the ball on this I'm going to probably sell the phone and switch to a different product thanks a lot Samsung get ready to lose a lot of customers.

Samsung are you listening? You need to fire whoever did the updates for your phone. You noticed you don't see any posts saying how much we love the new update!

I went to my carrier and they said once the phone has been updated it can't be reverted back.
First Poster

Literally just reset my password so I could come in here and post. I agree with everything this update is horrible, I had my Bixby button set so it only activated on a long hold. 

I don't know why I didn't look up reviews before I downloaded. The only good thing about this update is the lock screen not showing the lines for your log in code. Every other aspect is hideous 

First Poster

The only good thing in this sh**ty update is the night mode, maybe also the rotation button that appears on the navbar when you tilt the phone with rotation disabled...

I also noticed that WPS is disappeared from wifi settings, and also the possibility to set a different dns for every wifi network (ok maybe this doesn't bother many user but it does bother me)

Bixby remap app is no longer working properly on the lockscreen (that's very important because I HATE BIXBY more than you and in my country it doesn't even work.. 

Why the f**k is the clock on the left? I took this phone because it doesn't have the f**king notch!

There was no way to rollback so I returned my note 9 and I took a new one (Thank you Amazon) and I should also get 200€ cashback for the bluedays, I disabled the updates this time and I hope nothing will happen..

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