08-02-2017 06:41 PM
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  1. jmk32's Avatar
    Just got the new update from Verizon today that enables the little button next to the nav bar so you can hide it in apps.

    Makes my browser, inbox, Facebook, etc feel a LOT bigger on the screen. Nice to be able to fully maximize the huge screen on the S8+.

    Only gripe is that I'd like the nav bar to disappear on the camera as those buttons are more likely to get accidentally pressed in that app (especially if you give the phone to someone else not used to having nav buttons (like iPhone users) to take a pic.)

    Otherwise it works on most apps I've tested and loving it!
    bchain996 likes this.
    07-27-2017 04:40 PM
  2. boltsbearsjosh's Avatar
    Got the update on att today. How do you hide the bar? I don't see any button
    07-27-2017 04:43 PM
  3. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Got the update on att today. How do you hide the bar? I don't see any button
    I dont think At&t has included that option yet. Check settings>display>navigation bar. If you have it there will be a toggle up top that says "show and hide button"
    07-27-2017 05:05 PM
  4. abbeyglen's Avatar
    Hi,

    Yeah, makes a big difference as you can see the full screen in all its splendid beauty when browsing etc

    My only surprise is that you guys are just getting that update now, I got that update over a month a go in fact got another update (July security, camera and wireless charging 750 mb) just a few days ago.

    I'm in Uk with unlocked S8 Plus, you would think that they could roll out these updates much quicker to everyone.
    07-27-2017 05:34 PM
  5. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Hi,

    Yeah, makes a big difference as you can see the full screen in all its splendid beauty when browsing etc

    My only surprise is that you guys are just getting that update now, I got that update over a month a go in fact got another update (July security, camera and wireless charging 750 mb) just a few days ago.

    I'm in Uk with unlocked S8 Plus, you would think that they could roll out these updates much quicker to everyone.
    The carriers here make that impossible. Although, the July security update was included with the update for Verizon.
    07-27-2017 05:54 PM
  6. TylerLV76's Avatar
    The carriers here make that impossible. Although, the July security update was included with the update for Verizon.
    Not just the carriers. The US unlocked version hasn't got the update yet but all major carriers except At&t has it.
    07-27-2017 06:14 PM
  7. blaine07's Avatar
    Is this the update everybody been mad about? I have it and like nav bar self hiding myself
    07-27-2017 06:18 PM
  8. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Not just the carriers. The US unlocked version hasn't got the update yet but all major carriers except At&t has it.
    Yeah I would be willing to bet that the carriers have an agreement or something in place that says they get updates before the unlocked version in America since they have more sales or something. That's why I don't buy the unlocked version. There's no real benefit that I can see.
    07-27-2017 06:27 PM
  9. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Is this the update everybody been mad about? I have it and like nav bar self hiding myself
    The only problem was they took away the navbar colors.
    07-27-2017 06:30 PM
  10. blaine07's Avatar
    The only problem was they took away the navbar colors.
    But if it hides?
    07-27-2017 06:37 PM
  11. TylerLV76's Avatar
    But if it hides?
    Still shouldn't take away options due to a less then 1% chance of the backlight not deteriorating uniformly. Not everyone hides the nav bar, myself included. The colors they gave us stand a better chance of burn in than uneven light deterioration.

    I found lots of problems swiping the nav bar back up when I'm an area that allows text so I don't hide it.
    blaine07 likes this.
    07-27-2017 06:45 PM
  12. YoDaMic's Avatar
    This. Plus I really miss the black.
    07-27-2017 08:03 PM
  13. Tim1954's Avatar
    It's a great function, I'm used to it now.
    With Nova launcher I can make the status bar and the nav bár transparent, so I see my wallpaper in full!
    badcat likes this.
    07-27-2017 08:13 PM
  14. TylerLV76's Avatar
    This. Plus I really miss the black.
    I've posted instructions on here to get the back black. Check the "update unlocked 8+" thread. I'm pretty sure I put it in there.
    07-27-2017 09:53 PM
  15. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Yeah I would be willing to bet that the carriers have an agreement or something in place that says they get updates before the unlocked version in America since they have more sales or something. That's why I don't buy the unlocked version. There's no real benefit that I can see.
    I'll cite a real world benefit of purchasing unlocked.
    Have been using unlocked phones for years with a Straight Talk AT&T SIM. Recently moved to an area where AT&T reception was poor and Verizon ruled.
    I got a CDMA kit from StraightTalk, popped the new SIM in, and activated it. My US unlocked S8 automatically configured the apn settings.
    I now have great coverage with Verizon towers using the same phone I had on AT&T a week ago.
    badcat likes this.
    07-27-2017 10:11 PM
  16. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I'll cite a real world benefit of purchasing unlocked.
    Have been using unlocked phones for years with a Straight Talk AT&T SIM. Recently moved to an area where AT&T reception was poor and Verizon ruled.
    I got a CDMA kit from StraightTalk, popped the new SIM in, and activated it. My US unlocked S8 automatically configured the apn settings.
    I now have great coverage with Verizon towers using the same phone I had on AT&T a week ago.
    Yeah, I think the apn settings change based on the sim. I'm with Verizon so my device comes unlocked. It's a requirement that the FCC gave them for some spectrum that they got. I can pop a sim in if I need to though. However, I can see how that helped you in this situation. I doubt most people move very often though. I personally like getting updates so I avoid Samsung's unlocked devices. They're terrible at updating them in the US.
    07-27-2017 10:23 PM
  17. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Yeah, I think the apn settings change based on the sim. I'm with Verizon so my device comes unlocked. It's a requirement that the FCC gave them for some spectrum that they got. I can pop a sim in if I need to though. However, I can see how that helped you in this situation. I doubt most people move very often though. I personally like getting updates so I avoid Samsung's unlocked devices. They're terrible at updating them in the US.
    Would have to agree with you regarding the poor update cycle for the unlocked phones.
    07-27-2017 11:48 PM
  18. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Would have to agree with you regarding the poor update cycle for the unlocked phones.
    Yeah, as soon as they start updating them quickly, I'll grab one.
    07-27-2017 11:55 PM
  19. YoDaMic's Avatar
    I've posted instructions on here to get the back black. Check the "update unlocked 8+" thread. I'm pretty sure I put it in there.
    Thanks!
    07-28-2017 08:22 PM
  20. alexcapone's Avatar
    I used the ADB command to keep it on for certain apps and hide it for others. Also made the nav bar shorter so it takes up less screen real estate when its not hidden. That combo makes for a great user experience.


    Change Your Galaxy S8's Navigation Bar Height Without:
    https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-...-root-0178227/
    07-28-2017 10:08 PM
  21. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    It's a great function, I'm used to it now.
    With Nova launcher I can make the status bar and the nav bár transparent, so I see my wallpaper in full!
    Where is this setting in Nova please?
    07-29-2017 12:50 AM
  22. Tim1954's Avatar
    Launcher settings... Look and feel..
    Attached Thumbnails Lovin the new update hiding the navigation bar-screenshot_20170729-164214.jpg  
    07-29-2017 01:43 AM
  23. skinnytoo201's Avatar
    New Update is sweet. Device seems faster as well.
    07-29-2017 08:30 AM
  24. victoryrules8's Avatar
    great update by my battery life has taken a hit since the update for sure. I've done all the cache clears and what not already guess I will give it a few days and see if it calms down at all. am I the only one?
    07-29-2017 08:55 AM
  25. JeBe4's Avatar
    it removed the color dial where you can select your own color lol - I had a custom color for like 18 seconds - stuck with default - but NOW that I can't pick any color I want - I'm mad - lol well not really
    07-29-2017 10:17 AM
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