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  1. HairDznr's Avatar
    My phone auto updated and I hate it is now exactly like an iPhone if I wanted an iPhone I would have bought an iPhone. Is there anyway to take my s7 edge back to the way it was before this latest update? This update is a step backwards for android.
    lori Lashes likes this.
    02-27-2017 07:57 AM
  2. W_A_Watson_II's Avatar
    Yep, Hate it as well.
    Earthygirl likes this.
    02-27-2017 08:11 AM
  3. hallux's Avatar
    In what way is it "just like an iPhone"? One of the great advantages of Android is the ability to change it to make it work the way you want.

    Don't like the home screen/launcher? Go find another, there are plenty of options in the Play Store.
    Don't like the texting app? Same deal, the Play Store has TONS of options

    Elaborate on what you don't like and the great folks here can try to guide you to fix it.

    Keep in mind - on Samsung the design is not "Android", it's Samsung's idea of what Android should be. I have a Nexus 6P - while there were some tweaks to the interface there was no significant change to the way my phone looked or worked when I got the Nougat update.
    02-27-2017 09:42 AM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    My phone auto updated and I hate it is now exactly like an iPhone if I wanted an iPhone I would have bought an iPhone. Is there anyway to take my s7 edge back to the way it was before this latest update? This update is a step backwards for android.
    What phone do you have?
    02-27-2017 09:43 AM
  5. HairDznr's Avatar
    What phone do you have?
    Galaxy s7 edge
    02-27-2017 10:01 AM
  6. HairDznr's Avatar
    Well the galaxy s7 edge look and use of everything is totally changed its not a matter of using another app. These are not tweaks they are total changes.

    More steps to get things done. I use my phone for business this is one of the reason I switched from iPhone. Galaxy was more user friendly for business. Now way more keystrokes to do simple tasks. example I have to switch screens to see what emails I have read with an extra step, I don't have time to flip screens. You are now not able to customize the phone now this OS it is very generic. Everything is white, white, white no color coding anymore every overlay is opaque. Not user friendly at all.

    The changes are not app related they were removed. Many, many things that made the galaxy s7 edge sooooo different from the iPhone now are the same in look and the way you use it. There are so many changes its like I switched back to iPhone
    lori Lashes likes this.
    02-27-2017 10:37 AM
  7. ptkelly's Avatar
    Me? Nexus 5x. Running 7.1.2 beta. I'm happy. I don't do business with Apple so I have no idea if it's "just like an iphone",
    02-27-2017 03:32 PM
  8. badcat's Avatar
    Me? Nexus 5x. Running 7.1.2 beta. I'm happy. I don't do business with Apple so I have no idea if it's "just like an iphone",
    Me too. Nougat is nothing like an iPhone.
    02-27-2017 06:39 PM
  9. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I can understand why you might not like it, but "exactly like an iPhone"? No, it's nothing at all like an iPhone. I don't guess you've actually used one.

    I agree that everything is too bright, but there are hundreds of dark themes in Samsung's theme store. Many of them free. Not sure what you mean by switch screens to see what emails you have, but I still see mine in the notification shade like before. And if you really "don't have time" to take the 10th of a second necessary to "switch screens" you need to manage your time better.

    There is still quite a bit of customization possible, if you spend a few minutes to go through the settings. Will it ever look just like MM? No. Many of the changes you don't like are from Google. Google is pushing design to lighter colors, and most manufacturers are following suit. I don't really like the new color pallette either, but it's easy enough to change.
    lammy8 and Bankokbob54 like this.
    02-28-2017 01:16 PM
  10. Aquila's Avatar
    Many of the changes you don't like are from Google. Google is pushing design to lighter colors, and most manufacturers are following suit. I don't really like the new color pallette either, but it's easy enough to change.
    I agree with most of your statement, but not this part. Google isn't pushing Samsung or anyone else to use lighter and brighter colors, they are pushing Material Design, which does fully support at least two different kinds of dark themes, in addition to the light theme. Material Design is about the texture and interaction of UI elements, not the color of them and it's a direct evolution of Holo UI elements as they pushed into cards, etc.
    02-28-2017 02:29 PM
  11. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    How is it just like iPhone?
    Bankokbob54 likes this.
    02-28-2017 07:03 PM
  12. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    How is it just like iPhone?
    Craziest thing I've heard all day. lol
    pankaj981 and Bankokbob54 like this.
    02-28-2017 07:52 PM
  13. Armeniandave's Avatar
    This post really seems like someone just trying to rile people up. I don't know anyone who would think the S7 Edge is like the iPhone. They approach the way they do things totally different. Nougat is a step forward for the S7 Edge. It is much smoother compared to Marshmallow. I have an iPhone sitting in front of me along with my S7 and in no way would anyone mistake the UI on each one for the other.
    Bankokbob54 and Gayle Lynn like this.
    02-28-2017 07:55 PM
  14. LineKill's Avatar
    This post really seems like someone just trying to rile people up. I don't know anyone who would think the S7 Edge is like the iPhone. They approach the way they do things totally different. Nougat is a step forward for the S7 Edge. It is much smoother compared to Marshmallow. I have an iPhone sitting in front of me along with my S7 and in no way would anyone mistake the UI on each one for the other.
    I agree with you 100% brother!
    02-28-2017 08:18 PM
  15. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Craziest thing I've heard all day. lol
    I'm using an iPhone 7 Plus as my daily driver, but I do have an S7 edge as a backup and calling the S7 edge an iPhone almost seems like a compliment.
    MaryS910 likes this.
    02-28-2017 09:36 PM
  16. justin1578's Avatar
    How is it just like iPhone?


    Rectangle from Asia with flashy lights
    Bankokbob54 and mmcclure0453 like this.
    02-28-2017 09:59 PM
  17. offsidebowler's Avatar
    I'm using an iPhone 7 Plus as my daily driver, but I do have an S7 edge as a backup and calling the S7 edge an iPhone almost seems like a compliment.
    You won't be saying that when the S8 comes out.

    OP, I've no idea what you're talking about. It literally could not be further away from an iPhone.
    Bankokbob54 likes this.
    02-28-2017 10:35 PM
  18. lammy8's Avatar
    Well the galaxy s7 edge look and use of everything is totally changed its not a matter of using another app. These are not tweaks they are total changes.

    More steps to get things done. I use my phone for business this is one of the reason I switched from iPhone. Galaxy was more user friendly for business. Now way more keystrokes to do simple tasks. example I have to switch screens to see what emails I have read with an extra step, I don't have time to flip screens. You are now not able to customize the phone now this OS it is very generic. Everything is white, white, white no color coding anymore every overlay is opaque. Not user friendly at all.

    The changes are not app related they were removed. Many, many things that made the galaxy s7 edge sooooo different from the iPhone now are the same in look and the way you use it. There are so many changes its like I switched back to iPhone
    For the email issue either double tap the recently key to switch between last used app or open two apps simultaneously with multi window. Simple.

    As for all the white, just put another theme on.

    Maybe you should just stick to an iPhone if this is too complicated for you...
    03-01-2017 12:26 AM
  19. Bankokbob54's Avatar
    "I don't have time for this or that." Sounds like my family. They don't have time to send me pics of life there(I live 7K miles away now)and yet they are on Facebook all the time. Yeah, right.
    msndrstood and Stevenmc8602 like this.
    03-01-2017 03:40 AM
  20. anon(8413510)'s Avatar
    Oh dear, sounds like you need a therapist!
    Dngrsone likes this.
    03-01-2017 04:35 AM
  21. Northern.dj's Avatar
    My wife has a S7 edge on 7 and im stuck on 6.0.1 my S5 is also on 6.0.1 now Googles own phone is on 7.1 we need updates to firmware but my wifes S7 edge has all the same settings just in different places which is the lancher but to test it i had to remove my launcher which is Nova to stock
    Now i had a Note and that was differant before it went back and yes there is differances between them but in no way is it like a iphone
    As for rolling back yes you can using odin and the right firmware but i want 7 as i want the most uptodate firmware
    03-01-2017 05:10 AM
  22. Northern.dj's Avatar
    My wife has a S7 edge on 7 and im stuck on 6.0.1 my S5 is also on 6.0.1 now Googles own phone is on 7.1 we need updates to firmware but my wifes S7 edge has all the same settings just in different places which is the lancher but to test it i had to remove my launcher which is Nova to stock
    Now i had a Note and that was differant before it went back and yes there is differances between them but in no way is it like a iphone
    As for rolling back yes you can using odin and the right firmware but i want 7 as i want the most uptodate firmware
    03-01-2017 05:10 AM
  23. Tim1954's Avatar
    Mmmm, both 6 and 7 have their good and bad points. Certainly N seems a bit more fiddly at times, but I don't mind wandering around in settings to familiarise myself with it.
    It's just different from M. My S7 is now on LTE, I can adjust screen res, and a few other improvements. I hate the white themes, but that can be fixed easy nuff ...
    03-01-2017 05:45 AM
  24. ZOMMBIE1's Avatar
    Well the galaxy s7 edge look and use of everything is totally changed its not a matter of using another app. These are not tweaks they are total changes.

    More steps to get things done. I use my phone for business this is one of the reason I switched from iPhone. Galaxy was more user friendly for business. Now way more keystrokes to do simple tasks. example I have to switch screens to see what emails I have read with an extra step, I don't have time to flip screens. You are now not able to customize the phone now this OS it is very generic. Everything is white, white, white no color coding anymore every overlay is opaque. Not user friendly at all.

    The changes are not app related they were removed. Many, many things that made the galaxy s7 edge sooooo different from the iPhone now are the same in look and the way you use it. There are so many changes its like I switched back to iPhone
    Just download a dark theme from the theme store.
    03-01-2017 07:10 AM
  25. Dngrsone's Avatar
    So, on Nougat, can one still use the Nova launcher? Is there a way to go back to semi-transparent overlays?

    I see a lot of Verizon people eager to move up but I also see a lot of complaints about degraded battery life and such.

    One of my concerns is being able to tether my computer to my phone on rare occasions without having to pay a stupid fee.
    03-01-2017 08:43 AM
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