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S9 pie upgrade - Hate the new look

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I just upgraded my S9 to the new Pie upgrade and I completely HATE the new look. The icons and especially the incoming/outcoming call display is HIDEOUS. I tried downloading some new themes to change the the overly colorful look but couldn't since it doesn't change the display of incoming/outgoing call.

 

The icons and the new look resemble to  cheap phones (no offense). But I purchased such an expensive phone because of its sharp and crisp looks and now after the update it has becoming extremely disturbing to even look at it.

 

I would really request Samsung to get this changed and go back to their old style of display or get a better one. This upgraded one is just horrible!!!

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I don't like the look either. It's terrible and childish! Why change something that works fine, just because you are releasing a new phone with a new Andoid OS and then want to change everything... It's stupid, otterly stupid!

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NO Samsung. I DO NOT want to turn on Read Confirmation! SAMSUNG! Have you even tested this!? Have you used it yourselves? Remove Android One NOW! 

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You are 100% correct! I have wasted two days trying to get the phone back to the one I bought. I have exahusted every avenue. It is going back to the store.  I hope I can find another phone like the Note, with all of the abilities it used to have. I don't play games. THe last video game I played was called Pong. I liked the 'businesslike' look and operability of it. I had the Note 4  for a long time and just loved it. I was just getting that way with the new Note 9 and nowit is useless to me. 

It may have the same functionality, however, I did not purchase the hunt & peck Fisher-Price toy, at the store I bought a certain feel and ease of operation, that all changed in a few minutes along with my respect for Samsung.

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You are 100% correct! I have wasted two days trying to get the phone back to the one I bought. I have exahusted every avenue. It is going back to the store. I hope I can find another phone like the Note, with all of the abilities it used to have. I don't play games. THe last video game I played was called Pong. I liked the 'businesslike' look and operability of it. I had the Note 4 for a long time and just loved it. I was just getting that way with the new Note 9 and nowit is useless to me.

It may have the same functionality, however, I did not purchase the hunt & peck Fisher-Price toy, at the store I bought a certain feel and ease of operation, that all changed in a few minutes along with my respect for Samsung.
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In reply to The_V Apprentice, it appears the AOD defaults to 'Tap to show'. Go to Settings-Lock Screen-Always on display and change the 'Display mode'.
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Thank you 🙂

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Apprentice
I hate the change on my S9. Now going back and forth from my S8+ is confusing. I don't even want to use the S9 now.
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I just want it the way it always has been. Not fooling around with new themes.
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Apprentice

Totally agree! Now is so childish and so sweet. I will didn't surprise when I find a unicorn somwhere there! What was wrong with those old icons SAMSUNG? They were so nice and looks very professional. Please change that asap!

And I didn't mention about how messages, phone book or a gallery looks like! And yes, it looks like a *. 

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from the comments, I see that there are icon packs that you can buy to install in the 9's.. More money on top of the phone...

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