1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I turned my Galaxy S8 off for a few hours and when it came back on everything was different. Some changes I've found so far:

    The icons are all round and have gray background
    Game center is gone so my gaming apps are scattered
    It seems to have forgot my settings and returned to defaults
    Notifications are different.

    I thought it was an update, but I'm still running Android 7 and the Samsung firmware says nothing has changed for over a month. Has anyone else experienced this? Anyone know how to reverse it?
    02-03-2018 12:26 PM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    An Easy launcher has been selected perhaps, instead of the normal one?
    02-03-2018 12:39 PM
  3. jntrcs's Avatar
    I don't think so, but if you'd like to explain how to check that I will get back to you. Like I said, it was fine this morning right up until I turned it off.
    02-03-2018 02:36 PM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    I'll move this to the S8 forum, since my answer is probably wrong AND my knowledge of Samsungs is scanty.
    Tim1954 likes this.
    02-05-2018 06:08 PM
  5. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Malware. Adware. The restart gave it the chance it needed??
    02-06-2018 05:39 AM
  6. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I turned my Galaxy S8 off for a few hours and when it came back on everything was different. Some changes I've found so far:

    The icons are all round and have gray background
    Game center is gone so my gaming apps are scattered
    It seems to have forgot my settings and returned to defaults
    Notifications are different.

    I thought it was an update, but I'm still running Android 7 and the Samsung firmware says nothing has changed for over a month. Has anyone else experienced this? Anyone know how to reverse it?
    Found any fix for your issue?
    I know it's a PITA, but you may want to bite the bullet and factory reset without backup to start clean.
    02-06-2018 07:59 PM

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