Samsung Galaxy S9 Pie Problems & Fixes

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Pie Problems & Fixes is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Android Pie update went through a beta, but bugs and performance issues have slipped into the official release.

Samsung pushed a Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta in late 2018 to weed out issues ahead of the public release. The beta squashed numerous problems, but the final version of Android Pie is causing problems for some Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy S9 users as we push into 2019.

The Galaxy S9 Android Pie update is rolling out to select models around the world. Galaxy S9 users in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can now move from Android Oreo to Android Pie with Samsung’s new One UI. We expect the update to hit other regions in the near future.

Galaxy S9 users in these regions are reporting performance gains, but we’re also hearing about problems. Some of these issues are brand new, some carried over from the beta, and some have come over from Android Oreo.

The roll out is still in the early stages so we expect the list of Galaxy S9 Android Pie problems to grow as more people download and install the new firmware.

In this guide we want to take you through the state of Galaxy S9 Pie problems. We’ll walk you through the best way to prepare for Android Pie, provide resources that could help you fix the issues you’re seeing, and give you a look at what to expect from Samsung and its partners down the road.

Prepare for Your Android Pie Update

There’s no way to predict how Android Pie will impact your Galaxy S9’s performance so it’s important to prepare yourself, and your device, for the installation.

If you’re still waiting for your Android Pie update to arrive, use this time to prepare your device for the move. If your update is available, spend 30 minutes or so doing some prep work. A little preparation should help you avoid major issues.

We’ve put together a list of tips that will help you prepare for the move to Android Pie. These are the steps we typically take before we install new versions of Android on our devices. At the very least you’ll want to make sure all of your data is backed up.

Data loss issues are rare these days, but there’s always a chance something gets fouled up once you tap install.

Galaxy S9 Pie Problems

Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ users are complaining about a variety of Android Pie problems ranging from small bugs to major performance issues.

The current list of Galaxy S9 problems includes a lot of familiar faces. We’re hearing about abnormal battery drain, issues with first and third-party applications, issues with Bixby, connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS,) issues, UI lag, lockups and freezes, data issues, Samsung Cloud problems, installation problems, and voice quality problems.

It’s still early so we expect the list to grow in size as more Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ users upgrade from Android Oreo.

Where to Find Feedback

If you haven’t installed Android Pie yet keep an eye on feedback from Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ users as we push into 2019. This feedback will keep you up to date about the problems plaguing owners of your specific Galaxy S9 model.

There are several places to find feedback about the Galaxy S9 Pie update. We’ve put together a guide that will take you through the reasons to, and not to, install the Android Pie update right away. It’s a great place to start if you haven’t been following the update.

We recommend keeping an eye on XDA-Developers and Android Central Forums for feedback about the Galaxy S9 Pie update and its problems. You’ll also want to keep your eyes on official forums like AT&T’s, Verizon’s and T-Mobile’s once those updates start rolling out.

You’ll also want to monitor the Galaxy S9 Reddit and social media sites like Twitter for additional feedback about Android Pie’s performance.

How to Fix Galaxy S9 Pie Problems

If you run into a problem while running Android Pie there’s no need to panic. You should be able to fix the problem on your own in minutes.

If you notice an issue, take a look at our list of fixes for common Galaxy S9 problems. It’s a good place to start if you’re dealing with lag, connectivity issues, and/or random bugs.

Our guide to fixing Galaxy S9 battery life issues will help you fix battery drain problems if you start noticing them after the Android Pie update.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for in our guides, you should check out the XDA-Developers Galaxy S9 forums, the Android Central Galaxy S9 Forums, or carrier support forums at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, or your carrier.

You can also get in touch with Samsung or your provider on social media sites like Twitter. Samsung’s also got a customer support line.

What’s Next

With the roll out still in its infancy, it could take a few weeks for Samsung to roll out its first batch of bug fixes for Android Pie and One UI issues.

We don’t have a schedule but Samsung will push out monthly security patches and there’s a very good chance the company includes some bug fixes for Galaxy S9 Pie problems in those updates.

Carriers like Rogers, Fido, and Telus in Canada and Vodafone in Australia typically keep their customers informed about upcoming software updates.

If your carrier offers an Android update schedule, keep an eye on it for details as we push deeper into the year.

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Install Android Pie If You've Got Problems

If you’re dealing with problems on Android Oreo, and you can’t seem to find a fix, you should probably install Android Pie. It could help you turn things around. 

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Android Pie update isn’t perfect. There are bugs and performance issues that the company and its partners need to work out. That said, it could improve your device’s performance in several ways. 

Some Galaxy S9 users are noticing improved battery life and a smoother user interface. Some Galaxy S9 users who were experiencing random reboots on Oreo aren’t seeing them on Pie. This isn’t surprising. 

Android updates, particularly major releases like Android 9.0 Pie, have been known to iron out common performance issues like severe battery drain, reboots, lag, and issues with connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular data, GPS). 

If your Samsung Galaxy S9 is tied to a specific carrier, there’s a good chance your carrier will tack on additional bug fixes to your version of Android Pie. 

All in all, if you’re unhappy with Android Oreo’s performance on your device, give Android Pie a shot. There’s a good chance you’ll notice an improvement. 

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Pie Problems & Fixes is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.


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