@Kaylis wrote: This Pie update makes me want to cry. I miss my Note 8. I HATE THIS. I would whip my phone into a wall if I could go buy a different one. Two payments left tho and bye bye Samsung. I have been a loyal Samsung Customer for a long time. 3 Samsung smart TVs, our 3 kids each have Galaxy tablets and S1 smartphones, & my husband and I each have a Note 8. I even have a cheap Samsung prepaid from Walmart in glove box for emergencies. So for this loyalty I get a ***** update that has my phone lmoading pages like its 1993 and battery drain on a new battery that is ridiculous. Hate the Camera, hate the look, and how do I do split screen with apps now? Havent figured that out yet. Not to mention I am having some wierd issue sending MMS messages. There is more but I am getting suprr bumm It's all a matter of tweaking it to how you want it. If the battery lifeand the app speed doesn't improve once the update has settled in, do a factory restore. If you have a problem with the icons, get an icon pack. If your theme looks bad (White font on White background) get a theme that was designed for One UI. Any other problem, search this, or other forums for help rather than suffer. The split screen? Click your recent apps button, scroll until you find your first app you want. Click the icon at the top of that window. Select "Open in split screen". Slide to select the second app. Select that app. Now you have split screen. want to reverse them? Click the dividing line and reverse them. Want to make one bigger? Click and drag the dividing line. The answer is simple. Explore. Examine. Search. There are only a few things that I dislike about One UI. The group message functions are at the top of my list on that. Followed by the Photo Editor and the Video settings. (By both of these, the lack thereof)
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I find your list of issues to be intriguing. Since the update to OneUI on my Galaxy S9+, I haven't experienced any of the problems that you've described. Admittedly I haven't used a couple of the features that you've mentioned, but I have used most of them without any issue whatsoever. Mine is a stock S9+, as supplied without any modifications. Some of the problems that you describe sound as though they are "theme" related. I have discovered that after any software/UI update, if the has been any sort of theme applied/configured on the device, various "display" and "usability" problems develop until you switch to a new theme before respecting your previous theme (for some reason, simply "reapplying" the theme doesn't always fix the issues). I hope that it's literally just a theme related issue and you can restore usability of your device easily. Bixby is annoying, as is the Bixby button, but even on a stock device with OneUI, you can easily configure it in such a way that the problems that you've described do not happen (assigning different tasks to the button press & double press options, disabling the majority of Bixby functions - I actually forget that there is Bixby on my device for how unobtrusive it is now that I got the settings sorted). Following the update to OneUI, I did need to spend a bit of time going through all the settings and configuration options, bit that's to be expected after updating to a completely new OS UI front end. I strongly believe that 95% of the problems that you listed can actually be cured if you spend a bit of time adjusting your settings after you've completed the process of changing the theme.
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