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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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The camera also got rid of the VIDEO RECORD OPTION!!! 

NOW you need to do EXTRA CLICKS to record a video, whereas before it was on the same screen.


Not to mention Pro Mode, WHICH IS DESIGNED TO LET YOU TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR VIDEOS, no longer let's you take videos in Pro Mode 


Yeah the new update truly sucks you can dowgrade head over to XDA it so easy to downgrade if you got a p.c/laptop you can be downgraded witin 20 mins bakc to Oero 8.1..


Samsung thinks it's smartphone users are kids in hospital beds with broken legs sending live msg LOL! Haven't you seen those ads lol

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I disabled the update app through adb so I should be safe now..

I'm happy to know that there's a way to downgrade in case something bad happens, when I looked for it I didn't find it! 


The note 9 is a great phone, it should not end like that...


The main reason i bought the S9 was for the ability to record video in pro mode. Now no longer able to do this on this so called Flagship phone.



Look. I agree with everyone here that says Bixby should be taken out the back and shot. But you people screaming about the update and hating Google... um.. ARE YOU SERIOUS? Android is not updated by Samsung. Every mobile carrier released their own version of Pie. If you don't want an android go buy an iPhone and have your Facebook chat hacked. Or go ***** about Twitter/Facebook/Instagram changing their UI because guess what, in 6 months you'll be bitching again. Bxoptions appears to be working but that may change. Guess what, in 4 weeks there's going to be a work around. Stop bitching about how much money you spent on your phone. WE ALL DID.



Do you know how to record video in pro mode?

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Yes! All of this!

I absolutely HATE the new update. It looks abysmal and I now hate going on my (Very expensive!) phone - thanks Samsung!


Hey, I don't want to make this any worse for you, but for a second I too liked night mode until I noticed the wobbling which happens when you scroll up and down (the grey boxes wobble up and down irrespective of the text position), sometimes, if you scroll hard enough, the text almost "escapes" from its background box. Try it and tell me :winking-face: 

They removed the filters that came with the pro mode and gave us a half baked system. I use pro mode for everything in serene mode. Now I have to move the sliders to figure it out on my own. It's not like there's ticks on the siders or color like auto. Camera update on the one UI is....alright but they removed key things to make it easy for everybody to use and it honestly sucks to deal with these half baked ideas.
Well you are one only in hundreds of complains. I hate it. Ruined a professional phone. It looks like an old phone now. Im with I_hate_Bixby. I want my money back
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