The Samsung Galaxy Tab’s Android Pie update could have a tremendous impact on your device’s performance but there’s a chance you run into issues after you make the move from Android Oreo.
Samsung’s Android Pie update is rolling out to the Galaxy Tab S4 in Europe. It’s limited to a select number of countries right now, but it will expand to other regions, and other Galaxy Tab models, in the weeks ahead.
As expected, the Galaxy Tab’s Android Pie update is packed with new features including Samsung’s new One UI which brings design changes to the operating system. Some Galaxy Tab users are enjoying Android Pie and its performance. Others are running into trouble.
Samsung didn’t put the Galaxy Tab Android Pie update through public beta testing. The company did its best behind the scenes, but issues have slipped into the final release. Some of these problems are brand new and others have carried over from Android Oreo.
We expect the list of problems to grow as Samsung pushes the update to more regions and other devices in the company’s Galaxy Tab series.
In this guide to Galaxy Tab Android Pie problems we’ll take you through the current state of these issues. We’ll also show the best way to prepare for Android Pie, give you with some resources that will help if you run into problems, and give you a look at the future of Android Pie.
Prepare for Android Pie
If you’re still waiting for Android Pie or your update just popped up, make sure you do some prep work before you install it. A little prep work can go a long way toward preventing problems with Android software.
You can’t predict exactly how Android Pie will perform on your Galaxy Tab so it’s important to prepare. Spend 30 minutes or so preparing yourself and your device and you should come out of the installation unscathed.
If you don’t know where to start, please take a look at our list of things to do before installing the Android Pie update on a Galaxy Tab. It’ll walk you through the basics.
This might seem tedious, but if you store important data on your tablet, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Galaxy Tab Pie Problems
It’s early, but we’re seeing complaints about bugs and performance issues.
Some Galaxy Tab S4 users are seeing UI lag, issues with first and third-party applications, installation issues, Bluetooth issues, and issues with notifications.
Again, the update is limited right now so we expect the list to grow as more people transition from Android Oreo to Android Pie.
Where to Find Feedback
If you’re still waiting for your Android Pie update to arrive, you’re curious about problems, or you want to see if others are experiencing the same issues, make sure you dig into feedback from Galaxy Tab users running Pie.
We’ve released a guide that will take you through the reasons to, and not to, install the Android Pie update right away. It’s a good place to start.
You’ll also want to keep an eye on the Galaxy Tab forums at XDA-Developers and on the Galaxy Tab forums at Android Central Forums. These sites will provide you with ample feedback about the Pie update’s performance.
The Galaxy Tab Reddit and social media sites like Twitter are two other places to check for feedback.
How to Fix Galaxy Tab Pie Problems
If you run into an issue with Android Pie you should be able to fix the issue yourself.
If you start noticing problems after installing the software, take a look at our list of fixes for common Galaxy problems. It covers the most common issues.
Our guide to fixing Galaxy battery life issues will help you fix abnormal battery drain if you start noticing oddities after installing Android Pie.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for in those guides, you should check out the XDA-Developers Galaxy Tab forums, the Android Central Galaxy Tab forums, carrier support forums at AT&T, Verizon, or the forum for your carrier.
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 Galaxy Tab Pie problems is probably weeks away.
Samsung continues to push security patches to Galaxy Tab models and there’s a chance the next version, the May update, includes some bug fixes for the initial set of problems.
If your carrier provides an Android update schedule, make sure you keep an eye on it so that you can set proper expectations.
Install Android Pie for Better Security
If you store sensitive data on your tablet and want to protect yourself from potential harm, think about installing Android Pie soon after it arrives for your Galaxy Tab model.
Samsung is still rolling out frequent security updates for some Galaxy Tab models and your Android Pie update brings the latest patches from Samsung and Google. These patches will help protect your privacy.
If you're interested in the contents of Samsung's latest security update, you can read more about the changes over on the company's website.
Android Pie also comes with some security enhancements including one called Lockdown Mode.
With Lockdown Mode enabled you can quickly disable Smart Lock, biometrics unlock, and notifications on the lock screen so that other users can't get into your tablet.