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This new update literally sucks

(Topic created on: 07-02-2019 11:22 PM)
Harley99
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Galaxy S9 Series

I am so angry, I got my S9 literally only a couple of weeks ago, upgraded from an S6, and this update literally makes me want to go back to my S6... everything new about this update is so wrong. I hate the new way the recents are set out, swiping up is so annoying why has that changed, literally nothing was wrong with it before. I hate that the time at the top is on the left now. The notifications on the lock screen are really annoying now, you have to tap the thing to actually see them. I've also noticed that all the passwords that were saved with my fingerprint aren't working anymore, also there is no option for using fingerprint to get onto secret mode on Samsung internet anymore. This new update is the worst Samsung have ever done. I wish they would just revert back to the last update because this one is so cheap looking. Another thing is I quite liked getting rid of the buttons at the bottom and having to swipe up to see them, I don't understand why that's not a possibility anymore. Not to mention you can't turn off the Bixby button anymore, only to one press or two. This update has legitimately ruined my day...

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Baltimore24
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Galaxy S9 Series
Everything is so cartoonist. The functions are so messed up.
Dailybasics89
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I can't agree more. I've exclusively used Samsung products for several years now but this update makes me want to never buy a Samsung again. Why do I spend $1000 on a phone if they are going to make it operate and look like a $40 galaxy-j. FIX IT!

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llc28352
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Galaxy S9 Series

Right I mine as well get an iPhone 🤬

Madasahat
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I can understand everyone hating on the new update. But the Samsung skin over stock android had not really evolved from the Galaxy S2
No one likes change I just got the update this week. I had to put a lot of work into getting it back to the set up I liked. Alot of things needed permission set-up again. Accounts and sync. I do miss a couple of things but once I got my S8 running back to how I had it before I don't mind the new "one UI"
Rooting a phone is down to preference but I have not rooted my phone in a few years now as I have not needed to.
A warning if you root a Samsung and trip KNOX you can not reset the efuse. Banking and NFC payment options stop working. Unless you need something specific which requires root then be careful.
You can just get a launcher and revert to the old style UI
I not saying people are wrong to be annoyed but give it a try.
The guy with the calling issues turn off the setting that calls and answers by lifting the phone to your ear
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Tacohead
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Galaxy S9 Series

This update ruins so many good things about the phone. The most disappointing is how they destroyed the camera tools. The editor is completely gutted. I should be able to swipe my already taken pictures and apply the filters like before and I can't. When I apply a filter there's no longer the means to decide what degree I want to apply it, it's either on or off. And finding the cool background blur feature takes forever now. This is what happens when you put a bunch of 20 year olds in charge of a product. We don't want the Fisher-Price phone, we would have bought an iPhone if that were the case. I don't like how you moved everything around on the alarms page. It gives no new functionality. It's like some team had no ideas and wanted to feel relevant. Don't make changes unless they add new functionality or improve on something that was clunky. Just moving stuff around is Dopey. The new badges, or whatever they're calling it is completely annoying. I don't need to manage further whether I want to see a notification. Stop treating me like a child.

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anneedgewitch
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Galaxy S9 Series

I hate the white balance slider on the new UI. How am I supposed to take consistent photos now? 

 

Also the blur on selective focus is way over the top. Previously it was subtle enough to look natural. It now looks forced.

 

Don't get me started on the auto HDR. Everything is horribly over saturated.

Vsolace
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Galaxy S9 Series

I agree 100% hope samsung will notice and set it back!

Carsipa
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You're right the new update looks terrible and the design looks like something a kid has made. It looks horrible and not something I'm happy about paying for. All of my settings have changed and I've spent the past hour just trying to get it to be semi passable. As for the theme itself it loons fine if they're trying an over 50's/kids friendly theme but I don't see why that can't be an option in settings and whilst there are themes you can change it to on samsung all of the options there are somehow worse.

stuart_johnston
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Agreed, looks like an iphone. Horrible. Selling my S8+ asap before it looses all value.  Looks like a kids phone hate everything about it. And here Kenneth my Samsung love affair. Last 6 phones were all Samsung. Get my new razor 2 to me asap.

Aryansfca
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Galaxy S9 Series

This update is very bad. I'll never buy Samsung again. It can't find applications in menu search! U can not hide navigation bar with on touch and so many other bugs.