09-24-2016 12:34 PM
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  1. wgragg's Avatar
    The 400mb performance update is T-mobile only! It's awesome. I wondered why my new note7 was so different than my original one.
    Leave it to ***** Verizon to gimp useful changes. I really hate that company. The only reason I stay with it is because my wife refuses to change.
    09-22-2016 03:02 PM
  2. wcupk's Avatar
    This is a pretty good article explaining what was changed.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 7 software update: More than just a green battery icon | ZDNet

    The day after picking up my coral blue Note 7 from T-Mobile, a 404.67MB update appeared. We heard that this update was designed to change the battery icon from white to green so that it was clear to people that this was not a Note 7 with a faulty battery.

    It turns out that Samsung included more goodies in the software update that add some value to your Note 7 experience.

    Here is what the change log identifies:

    User interface adjustments (Messages, Home screen, Quick panel,...)
    Improved fingerprint recognition process
    Overall device performance has been improved
    The security of your device has been improved
    A software update can include, but is not limited to: device stability improvements, new and/or enhanced features, and further improvements to performance.
    USER INTERFACE ADJUSTMENTS
    note-7-sw-update-1.jpg
    Three screen resolution options exist for you to choose.

    While not specifically identified in the change log, I found that Samsung pulled the screen resolution setting option out from being hidden deep in the battery power saving modes. You can now simply go to Settings>Display>Screen resolution. Three options exist for you to choose, and by using a lower resolution, you will see some amount of extended battery life. The options include HD (1280x720), FHD (1920x1080), and WQHD (2560x1440). I switched to FHD and honestly cannot tell a difference between it and WQHD. Previously, the battery mode informed me I would extend my battery life 45 minutes using this change.

    As I previously wrote, much of what you can find in Android Nougat can be found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. One aspect of Nougat is the ability for an Android device to function like an iPhone with 3D (aka Force) Touch. This software update lets you press and hold on an app icon or folder on a home screen panel to initiate a pop-up with a couple options.

    note-7-sw-update-2.jpg
    This software update lets you press and hold on an app icon or folder on a home screen panel to initiate a pop-up with a couple options.

    On an app shortcut, options include put to sleep, uninstall, and app info. This works for app shortcuts on the home screen or within folders. On a folder, an option to add apps to the folder appears. While these are very limited actions, the potential for developers to enhance actions may be possible.

    The notification shade also changed a bit to where you will now see the words 'Block Notifications' appear to the left of 'Clear All' at the bottom of the shade. Tapping Block Notifications will then let you quickly toggle off notifications for the apps that are currently shown in your notification shade. This capability to manage your specific app notifications is also buried in settings, but this update brings them up for easier user access and use.

    FINGERPRINT SCANNER PERFORMANCE
    The Galaxy S7 fingerprint scanner was impressive with my previous Note 7, as they performed similarly. With this update, I swear the recognition is even faster and performance has been flawless.

    SEPTEMBER ANDROID SECURITY UPDATE

    Three Must-Haves for Business Mobility
    More and more businesses are going mobile. Are you ready to make the switch? Here are three must-haves for success.
    Sponsored by Citrix ShareFile
    Prior to the Galaxy S7, Samsung did not have a great history of timely software updates. It committed to the monthly Android security program, and I've been impressed by the speed of these monthly updates. No other manufacturer has issued these updates faster than Samsung, and this software update includes the September security update.

    OTHER EXPERIENCES
    MORE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7

    Verizon releases software update with warning, new battery indicator
    ​Samsung says China explosions caused by 'external heating'
    Samsung starts exchange program in the UK and Ireland
    FAA: Powering on Galaxy Note 7 during flight prohibited
    US govt recalls 1 million Note 7 phones
    To make sure I have the best Note 7 experience, I did not restore anything, so I had to install about 50 apps and setup the new Note 7 from scratch. Previously, my Note 7 heated up as I performed this setup with it plugged into a fast charger. This time, I never noticed any warmth at all, and in my experiences after a day and a half, the Note 7 appears to run cooler.

    So far, I have not noticed any lag or performance issues as I had previously experienced. I think some of those previous experiences may have been due to restoring the Note 7 from my S7 Edge, but I hope to continue to experience a flawless device with this new Note 7.

    If you found other improvements or features in this software update, please share them with the rest of us in the comments.

    IMPACTS OF UPDATE ON OLDER NOTE 7 UNITS
    If you haven't yet replaced your Note 7, then this update will limit your charging to 60 percent and also have a pop-up appear that instructs you to shut down your phone and replace it every time you charge your Note 7. Please go visit your local carrier store and get it replaced as soon as possible. Samsung already shipped 500,000 units to stores in the US, so there should be supply available to replace your device.
    maybe i am blind but where on the verzon version can i find the screen resolution screen? I don't see it under display
    09-22-2016 03:12 PM
  3. stan23's Avatar
    maybe i am blind but where on the verzon version can i find the screen resolution screen? I don't see it under display
    T-Mobile only
    09-22-2016 03:14 PM
  4. WingLT's Avatar
    That's insane. The screen resolution should be a main feature on all of the phones. Not a T Mobile exclusive...
    09-22-2016 03:39 PM
  5. jamesrick80's Avatar
    Tmobile may have been last to get replacements but we came out well with the software,....
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    09-22-2016 04:35 PM
  6. emcknight23's Avatar
    i have noticed on the new note 7 that when i select something and it gives me different options to open the item with, what ever i select is automatically set as the default. The first Note 7 gave me to the option to make default or just have to option to chose each time. not sure if it's a New Note 7 software change or the OTA update change. AT&T version.
    09-22-2016 08:39 PM
  7. fgcchevy's Avatar
    I still have an old note 7, still waiting for my replacement, and I can still charge phone to 100℅. This is after the new update I did last night. Just an FYI.
    09-22-2016 08:47 PM
  8. edubb256's Avatar
    i have noticed on the new note 7 that when i select something and it gives me different options to open the item with, what ever i select is automatically set as the default. The first Note 7 gave me to the option to make default or just have to option to chose each time. not sure if it's a New Note 7 software change or the OTA update change. AT&T version.
    That works the same way it used to. It has not changed, at least on the AT&T version. As before, you set the desired behavior under Settings > Applications > Default Applications
    09-22-2016 08:50 PM
  9. soldier45's Avatar
    Got mine an hour ago from Best Buy and took 4 hours (AT&Ts) fault. After an update for the green battery indicator I'm good to go. Phone itself feels lighter than old one I compared to the 2. Can't tell a difference in use yet but will report back in a few days. Glad this fiasco is now over for me. Actually got a $36 credit from AT&T tonight for the upgrade. I'll take it.
    09-22-2016 08:54 PM
  10. emcknight23's Avatar
    That works if i want to set a default for each app manually. Previous AT&T version, i could select from the list that pop up each time. Now once i select one from the pop up, it's automatically set what i selected as the default. i would have to the setting and turn off the default application to get the pop up again. Such as PDFs. Sometimes i like to use Adobe. Sometimes i like to use Write PDF if i want to write on and save the PDF. I would get the option each time i open a PDF. Now, whatever app i select when the option pops up, it's now the default to use every time i open a PDF.
    09-22-2016 09:01 PM
  11. emcknight23's Avatar
    That works the same way it used to. It has not changed, at least on the AT&T version. As before, you set the desired behavior under Settings > Applications > Default Applications
    That works if i want to set a default for each app manually. Previous AT&T version, i could select from the list that pop up each time. Now once i select one from the pop up, it's automatically set what i selected as the default. i would have to the setting and turn off the default application to get the pop up again. Such as PDFs. Sometimes i like to use Adobe. Sometimes i like to use Write PDF if i want to write on and save the PDF. I would get the option each time i open a PDF. Now, whatever app i select when the option pops up, it's now the default to use every time i open a PDF.
    09-22-2016 09:01 PM
  12. byrds8's Avatar
    I dont think the battery life is as good as my original N7. I could get 6 hours ish on it but not this one with same settings. I think the screen resolution on the Verizon version is tied to the battery life settings. It lowers it when you change that setting for my understanding.
    09-22-2016 09:13 PM
  13. French's Avatar
    That works if i want to set a default for each app manually. Previous AT&T version, i could select from the list that pop up each time. Now once i select one from the pop up, it's automatically set what i selected as the default. i would have to the setting and turn off the default application to get the pop up again. Such as PDFs. Sometimes i like to use Adobe. Sometimes i like to use Write PDF if i want to write on and save the PDF. I would get the option each time i open a PDF. Now, whatever app i select when the option pops up, it's now the default to use every time i open a PDF.
    On my phone once in the settings>default applications there is an option that says Default App Selection... Here you can change it to Ask or Set. Mine is Ask so when I open something I'm presenting w a list and can select only once.
    09-22-2016 09:16 PM
  14. mmsean's Avatar
    I wish Sprint enabled more of the features
    09-22-2016 09:17 PM
  15. French's Avatar
    Curious...why does Verizon continue to get your hard earned dollar? I ask because I am with Sprint and have been for a long time. Verizon has better coverage where I live, but there is no way I would put up with their crap. Plus, when I don't have a good Sprint signal I roam on Verizon for free
    Fair question. I tried Sprint admitted a few years ago, and it was a horrible experience. I more recently tried T-Mobile and had high hopes but the one place I needed reliable coverage was "congested" so my speed was virtually unusable. I probably should try Sprint again because it's been quite a while but it was such a bad and frustrating experience I'm STILL not optimistic it would turn out well.
    There is no screen resolution setting in the Verizon Note 7 but the phone is way faster and has exceptional battery life.
    09-22-2016 09:20 PM
  16. emcknight23's Avatar
    On my phone once in the settings>default applications there is an option that says Default App Selection... Here you can change it to Ask or Set. Mine is Ask so when I open something I'm presenting w a list and can select only once.
    Awesome. Thanks. That was exactly what i was looking for.
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    09-22-2016 09:23 PM
  17. chyeo1979's Avatar
    I do not have the display resolution option on my Verizon Note 7. No screen resolution option in settings/display. I have the green gauge though.
    Strange. I already have this option even before the exchange.
    09-22-2016 09:27 PM
  18. chazglenn3's Avatar
    Fair question. I tried Sprint admitted a few years ago, and it was a horrible experience. I more recently tried T-Mobile and had high hopes but the one place I needed reliable coverage was "congested" so my speed was virtually unusable. I probably should try Sprint again because it's been quite a while but it was such a bad and frustrating experience I'm STILL not optimistic it would turn out well.
    I think you might be pleasantly surprised with the progress Sprint has made with their network. And the deals they are offering to steal customers from the competition are insane. One of them is offering to cut your bill by 50% until 2018.
    mmsean and French like this.
    09-22-2016 09:33 PM
  19. PraetorianGuard14's Avatar
    Why is Verizon blocking the new features?
    09-22-2016 11:16 PM
  20. bluesboy77's Avatar
    I would dump Verizon in a heartbeat if there was another carrier with reliable service where I live and all the places I travel in my region.
    09-22-2016 11:24 PM
  21. durandetto's Avatar
    I believe Sprint's update was only 80 something mbs. So I doubt we got anything but the green battery.
    09-22-2016 11:35 PM
  22. mmsean's Avatar
    I believe Sprint's update was only 80 something mbs. So I doubt we got anything but the green battery.
    I all we got was a green battery I think we got some minor changes but none of the cool changes
    09-22-2016 11:58 PM
  23. Skybrok's Avatar
    Also gone is the edge screen lighting feature:

    settings > display > edge screen > edge lighting

    I have searched over every single section off this phone and cannot find it at all.
    09-23-2016 02:17 AM
  24. shaleem's Avatar
    On my phone once in the settings>default applications there is an option that says Default App Selection... Here you can change it to Ask or Set. Mine is Ask so when I open something I'm presenting w a list and can select only once.
    Thank you for the info.
    French likes this.
    09-23-2016 03:22 AM
  25. oldskoolstyle70's Avatar
    Did a few test on my replacement. Had a bit of an issue holding/slow connections on my original but this new one since the update has been a beast.
    09-23-2016 06:53 AM
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