The Samsung Galaxy A Android Pie update went through a beta but Galaxy A9, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A7, and Galaxy A6 users are complaining about a variety of bugs and performance issues.
Samsung’s Android Pie update is rolling out to the Galaxy A9 (2018), Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy A7 (2018), and Galaxy A6+. The roll outs are still fairly limited, but we expect them to pickup speed as we push into April and May.
The Galaxy A Android Pie update is substantial and brings a lot of noticeable changes including Samsung’s brand new One User Interface (UI). Some Galaxy A users are also seeing performance gains after installing Android Pie. Others are seeing issues.
We haven’t heard about any widespread problems yet but we are hearing about weird battery drain, lag, installation issues, and other common problems.
Some of the problems Galaxy A9, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A7, and Galaxy A6 users are seeing are brand new. Some have carried over from Android Oreo.
With that in mind, we want to take you through the current state of Galaxy A Android Pie problems. We’ll take you through the best way to prepare for the Android Pie update, give you with some resources that could if you run into an issue, and provide you with some information about the future of bug fix updates for these devices.
Prepare for Your Android Pie Update
If you’re waiting for your Android Pie update to arrive, make sure you use this time to prepare your device for the move. A little prep work can help prevent major problems.
It’s difficult to predict exactly how Android Pie will perform on your phone. Some of you will see a boost, others will run into problems.
If you don’t know where to start, we’ve put together a guide that will take you through the steps to take before you install the new operating system on your device.
If you don’t have a ton of time to devote to the pre-installation process, at the very least you’ll want to make sure your data is backed up properly.
Data loss issues are rare but there’s always a chance something happens after you hit download.
Galaxy A Android Pie Problems
We’re starting to get feedback from Galaxy A users running Android Pie and the new One UI. We’ve seen a lot of positive feedback and we’ve also seen complaints about the new software.
The current list of Galaxy A Android Pie problems includes weird battery drain, connectivity (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS) issues, random reboots, UI lag, issues with applications, touchscreen problems, Pie installation problems, and voice quality issues.
This is an early list and we expect the list of problems to grow as more Galaxy A9, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A7, and Galaxy A6 users download and install Android Pie.
Where to Find Feedback
If you’re running Android Pie, waiting for Android Pie, or you’re simply curious about the problems plaguing the Galaxy A Android A update, you’ll want to dig into feedback from Galaxy A9, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A7, and Galaxy A6 users.
We’ve released a guide that will take you through the reasons to, and not to, install the Galaxy A’s Android Pie update right away. It’s a great place to start if you’re on the fence about upgrading.
We recommend keeping an eye on XDA-Developers for feedback about the Android Pie update’s performance. You’ll also want to keep an eye on the Samsung Reddit and social media sites like Twitter for additional feedback from Pie users.
How to Fix Galaxy A Pie Problems
If you run into a problem with Pie, there’s no need to panic. Most problems can be fixed in minutes.
If you notice an issue with the new operating system, take a look at our list of fixes for common Galaxy problems. It’s a great place to start if you’re dealing with a common problem like poor Wi-Fi connectivity or broken Bluetooth.
If you’re dealing with poor battery life after installing Android 9.0 Pie, please take a look at our guide to fixing Galaxy battery life issues.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for in those guides, you should check out the XDA-Developers Galaxy A series forums and your carrier support forums.
You can also get in touch with Samsung or your provider on social media sites like Twitter or get in contact with Samsung via its customer support line.
The first major bug fix update for Android Pie problems is probably a few weeks away. That said, we could see some bug fixes roll out in early April.
Samsung continues to push monthly security patches to Galaxy A models and there’s a chance these updates bring fixes for lingering Android Pie issues.
Some carriers like to keep their customers informed about upcoming software updates. If your carrier offers an Android update schedule, you’ll want to keep your eyes on it and check for information about upcoming bug fix updates.
Install Android Pie for Better Security
If you want to protect the data you store on your Galaxy A9, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A7, or Galaxy A6 you'll probably want to install Android Pie in the near future.
Samsung's Android Pie updates come with new security patches that will help protect your device, and the data your store on it, from harm.
If you're interested in the contents of Samsung's most recent security updates, you can read more about the changes on the company's website.
Android Pie also brings additional security enhancements including a feature called Lockdown Mode.
With Lockdown Mode enabled you can quickly disable Smart Lock, biometrics unlock, and notifications on the device's lock screen so that other people can't pry their way into your phone.
Once you get the Android Pie update on board, you should find the Lockdown Mode toggle in your device's Settings.
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