05-20-2017 09:30 AM
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  1. VeryUpsetAndroidUser's Avatar
    I'm using Galaxy S7
    SM-G930T
    Originally from T-mobile. Unlocked using AT&T prepaid.

    I woke up today to find out my phone magically updated software to 7.0 Nougat. I woke up to a nightmare...I can't use my phone like I used to anymore. They changed everything, icons, user interface, display, sizes!! They removed my settings/presets/customizations everything!!! This is not the same phone I bought over a year ago!! It's too different!!!

    My biggest issue with the update is the fact that DOZENS OF MY PERSONALLY CREATED TEXT SHORTCUTS ARE ALL GONE!!!!! (I thought to myself: Fine, I'll just do it over and recreate them again) But wait.. THEY GOT RID OF THE TEXT SHORTCUTS ENTIRELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'VE SPENT SO MUCH TIME CREATING ALL OF THOSE AND I NEED THEM FOR MY DAILY LIFE/WORK/SCHOOL EVERYTHING IS GONE AND I DON'T HAVE A OPTION TO EVEN CREATE THEM AGAIN!!!!!!!

    For those who don't know what I'm talking about:
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/28474...shortcuts.html

    Other issues include:
    WHY DID THEY MAKE THESE STUPID FRAMES FOR THE ICONS?!!
    WHY DO I HAVE TO SWIPE THE TOP QUICK MENU DOWN TWICE TO ACCESS THE BRIGHTNESS?! WHEN BEFORE THE UPDATE YOU JUST SCROLL FROM TOP TO BOTTOM ONCE THEN YOU CAN CHANGE BRIGHTNESS QUICKLY!!
    WHY DOES MESSAGING SHOW A BLANK AVATAR NEXT TO EACH MESSAGES WHEN I DON'T EVEN HAVE PHOTOS OF ALL OF MY CONTACTS?!!
    WHY DID THEY MOVE THE MESSAGE ICON FROM THE FAR RIGHT (where I got used to) TO THE MIDDLE AFTER EACH END CALL?!!
    WHY DID THEY REMOVE THE KEYBOARD CUSTOM TEXT SHORTCUTS?!!

    These are only a few of many issues that for me was completely unwanted updates/changes.

    Some of you are probably happy about the new updates. But please understand, I'm extremely upset about this and I'm genuinely stressed since yesterday morning. It's already 7:30am and I have not slept since my phone updated yesterday because this is heavily weighing on me and I'm suffering. I'm trying to figure out if by some miracle I could just revert my device back to before the update yesterday. The changes are too drastic that it's almost like a completely different OS. I've switched to Android from IOS about 6 or 7 years now and have been happy with no major problems...until now. ANDROID 7.0 NOUGAT I'M COMPLETELY DISAPPOINTED THAT YOU RUINED MY ABILITY TO USE MY PHONE!!! YOU REMOVED A VERY CRUCIAL FEATURE THAT AFFECTS MY DAILY USE OF MOBILE DEVICE!!!

    Yesterday, while on the road, I know I'm not suppose to be using any device while driving but during stoplights when I need to send a message. I need to compose the entire message word-for-word letter-for-letter instead of using my previously available preset shortcuts. I could've sent long messages within 5-10 seconds using my preset shortcuts but instead I needed to spend almost 5 minutes at the stoplight while people are honking behind me telling me it's already green. Someone will probably tell me to get an aftermarket app...WHY DID THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Kaseed likes this.
    02-27-2017 09:52 AM
  2. W_A_Watson_II's Avatar
    I oh so agree!
    Kaseed likes this.
    02-27-2017 10:58 AM
  3. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    You can disable the icon frames in Display settings.

    And I know this is a very bad time to say this, but do remember to make a backup so that you can restore settings, apps and data should a major update unexpectedly wipe or change settings.

    I've done major updates before and I absolutely know how drastically different they can be, so I understand how you feel. However, nothing is predictable. Like the Nougat OTA file that bricked my Moto Z, things sometimes just don't go the way you expect them to.
    Kaseed likes this.
    02-27-2017 11:43 AM
  4. Crude Berry's Avatar
    Losing sleep? Over an update? I know a good Dr to get you a xanax prescription if you need a referral.

    I just moved over to Android after using iPhones for years and Blackberry before that. Through the years and changes, things have been different and changed drastically, even within the same platform, but I cant ever remember losing sleep over it. Way more important things in life to worry about besides having to relearn a couple things on a phone. I hope you can relax for your own sake.
    MarkMN, Ry, lions_lair99 and 8 others like this.
    02-27-2017 12:01 PM
  5. mesocyclone30's Avatar
    How's come the pictures are broken on here. I can't see the screenshots.
    Kaseed likes this.
    02-27-2017 11:26 PM
  6. anthony2558's Avatar
    You can still add quick responses. I understand that yours have been deleted, but you can take the time and add them back in. Go.to messages, the click on the 3 dots, upper right corner. Select settings and the quick responses.
    Kaseed likes this.
    02-27-2017 11:45 PM
  7. anthony2558's Avatar
    Also as far as the brightness bar. You can enable to show on top, with one swipe. Pull the drop down twice, you'll see at the end of the brightness bar a down type icon, tap that, then select the option for show control on top.
    1812dave, mjmerket and MeatLoafT like this.
    02-27-2017 11:48 PM
  8. Linda G2's Avatar
    I am so with you!
    I hate the upgrade! The user interface is very hard to read and my email and facebook previews in the notification drop down panel are too tiny to read. Adjusting the font size of the device doesn't do anything to the font in the panel.
    I'm a Mobile QA Analyst and have tested applications on many mobile devices. I have never seen a worse upgrade! Obviously they didn't QA it!
    Please guys, fix the font problem! I rely on the messages in the drop-down panel!
    Kaseed and washuai like this.
    02-28-2017 12:12 AM
  9. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I am so with you!
    I hate the upgrade! The user interface is very hard to read and my email and facebook previews in the notification drop down panel are too tiny to read. Adjusting the font size of the device doesn't do anything to the font in the panel.
    I'm a Mobile QA Analyst and have tested applications on many mobile devices. I have never seen a worse upgrade! Obviously they didn't QA it!
    Please guys, fix the font problem! I rely on the messages in the drop-down panel!
    Adjust the display density so that it's larger

    Nougat is a very significant update, and results in a whole heap of changes, not just for Samsung phones but for most Android phones since it brings in a bevy of new features.
    3Dee likes this.
    02-28-2017 03:20 AM
  10. anthony2558's Avatar
    I am so with you!
    I hate the upgrade! The user interface is very hard to read and my email and facebook previews in the notification drop down panel are too tiny to read. Adjusting the font size of the device doesn't do anything to the font in the panel.
    I'm a Mobile QA Analyst and have tested applications on many mobile devices. I have never seen a worse upgrade! Obviously they didn't QA it!
    Please guys, fix the font problem! I rely on the messages in the drop-down panel!
    Go to settngs, then display. There you can adjust the size of the screen zoom, and font. This will make the the pulldown notifications larger and easier to read.
    02-28-2017 11:05 AM
  11. 1812dave's Avatar
    the above comments are precisely why I abhor major updates. I've been griping about this issue for years but many don't seem to share my lack of enthusiasm for updates that change the look and actions of the UI for change-sakes-only reasons. This thread shows that I'm not alone in my disgust for updates that are forced on users of products that worked and looked they way they like, only to receive an update to destroy that enjoyment of the product. I'd be fine if UPDATES WERE OPTIONAL.
    Kaseed and recDNA like this.
    02-28-2017 11:31 AM
  12. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    the above comments are precisely why I abhor major updates. I've been griping about this issue for years but many don't seem to share my lack of enthusiasm for updates that change the look and actions of the UI for change-sakes-only reasons. This thread shows that I'm not alone in my disgust for updates that are forced on users of products that worked and looked they way they like, only to receive an update to destroy that enjoyment of the product. I'd be fine if UPDATES WERE OPTIONAL.
    It's not really change-for-the-sake-of-change.

    I've been using Nougat for over a month (admittedly on a Moto Z in near-AOSP flavor), and many of the changes do have purpose, such as the smaller display size being used to have more information density on a larger display.

    I do get where you come from, but mobile software evolves much more quickly than desktop software, so the UI will never stay the same. I actually use 3 phones as dailies, of which all 3 have dramatically different UIs.
    brad419 and 3Dee like this.
    02-28-2017 11:54 AM
  13. Aquila's Avatar
    100% of UI complaints should be brought up to Samsung and the OEM's. The only way the UI isn't going to have drastic changes is if they stop changing it.
    Kaseed likes this.
    02-28-2017 11:57 AM
  14. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    100% of UI complaints should be brought up to Samsung and the OEM's. The only way the UI isn't going to have drastic changes is if they stop changing it.
    That won't be anytime soon, however.

    Design tastes change over time, and Google may also update their guidelines on UX design, like how manufacturers need to use Nougat's stock notification shade to get Google certification.
    3Dee likes this.
    02-28-2017 11:59 AM
  15. cbreze's Avatar
    I don't have it yet and am uncertain as to if I want it as MM works very well and I'm used to it. This is why I don't have auto up dates enabled.
    1812dave, lions_lair99 and Kaseed like this.
    02-28-2017 12:22 PM
  16. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    It would, however, be nice to have the option to accept a major update or not. And to roll it back if you don't like it.
    1812dave and Kaseed like this.
    02-28-2017 01:09 PM
  17. underway99's Avatar
    I don't have it yet and am uncertain as to if I want it as MM works very well and I'm used to it. This is why I don't have auto up dates enabled.
    How is it possible to block OS updates without rooting? That was possible with Package Disabler Pro before they took that function out so that people couldn't block the update that killed the Note 7. I don't know of another method.
    02-28-2017 05:04 PM
  18. cbreze's Avatar
    It would, however, be nice to have the option to accept a major update or not. And to roll it back if you don't like it.
    Probably not gonna happen on planet Google but agree it would be nice and make some sense to be able to test drive it a bit first. I think the main reason Google puts out a big new update on a yearly basis is to sell phones and plenty of people play into that scheme, chomping at the bit and can't wait to get the latest and greatest. A more prudent route to take might be to wait for the dust to settle. Check forums and see what others think of it and any issues they may be having. It's been so long waiting for it with Verizon's HTC 10 that I feel I know the ins and outs of it pretty well already. This and playing with a pixel a few times. I was kind of excited about it, but not so much anymore. Not in any hurry to upgrade. MM works great!
    02-28-2017 05:11 PM
  19. cbreze's Avatar
    How is it possible to block OS updates without rooting? That was possible with Package Disabler Pro before they took that function out so that people couldn't block the update that killed the Note 7. I don't know of another method.

    Sorry, didn't mean to mislead. Was speaking of rooted devices. Not sure there is a method otherwise. Should be, but alas, probably not so. It can be delayed, but one needs to know it's there waiting in order to delay it.
    02-28-2017 05:43 PM
  20. AxlMyk's Avatar
    100% of UI complaints should be brought up to Samsung and the OEM's. The only way the UI isn't going to have drastic changes is if they stop changing it.
    In my experience, none of the complaints I've heard other people took to Samsung, the provider, or Google have had any effect on the OS.
    02-28-2017 07:21 PM
  21. Linda G2's Avatar
    I understand there's a display scaling feature that might fix this but it hasn't been rolled out in the US? I need to be able to read my on-screen notifications!
    Kaseed likes this.
    03-01-2017 12:47 AM
  22. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I understand there's a display scaling feature that might fix this but it hasn't been rolled out in the US? I need to be able to read my on-screen notifications!
    Check display settings
    03-01-2017 08:12 AM
  23. Almeuit's Avatar
    Probably not gonna happen on planet Google but agree it would be nice and make some sense to be able to test drive it a bit first. I think the main reason Google puts out a big new update on a yearly basis is to sell phones and plenty of people play into that scheme, chomping at the bit and can't wait to get the latest and greatest. A more prudent route to take might be to wait for the dust to settle. Check forums and see what others think of it and any issues they may be having. It's been so long waiting for it with Verizon's HTC 10 that I feel I know the ins and outs of it pretty well already. This and playing with a pixel a few times. I was kind of excited about it, but not so much anymore. Not in any hurry to upgrade. MM works great!
    On planet Google? Lol :P. To be honest ... can you name a company that would let you just jump back an update? None come to mind for me. iPhone even signs theirs so you can't go back without doing some leg work and even then it isn't guaranteed.

    Also how is it a scheme? Google is simply updating their OS to keep up with the times. Would you rather they just sit on one version forever? They simply update their OS and give it to the manufacturer. After that they have to program and push the update for you.. in this case it would be Samsung. I have Android N on my Pixel XL and it works perfect so if you're having issues I would direct it towards Samsung and all their "modifications" versus just instantly thinking it is a pure Android N issue .
    03-01-2017 08:32 AM
  24. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    WHY DO I HAVE TO SWIPE THE TOP QUICK MENU DOWN TWICE TO ACCESS THE BRIGHTNESS?
    Also as far as the brightness bar. You can enable to show on top, with one swipe. Pull the drop down twice, you'll see at the end of the brightness bar a down type icon, tap that, then select the option for show control on top.
    Another way to do this is to use 2 fingers to pull the notification shade down. That will bring you to the toggles.
    03-01-2017 08:58 AM
  25. dpham00's Avatar
    On planet Google? Lol :P. To be honest ... can you name a company that would let you just jump back an update? None come to mind for me. iPhone even signs theirs so you can't go back without doing some leg work and even then it isn't guaranteed.
    The second largest Android manufacturer in the world lets you do it, and yes officially. They even provide instructions on how to do it.
    03-01-2017 09:08 AM
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