Samsung releases full change log for Samsung Galaxy S8’s Oreo update

01 March 2018
After Samsung’s Experience UI 9.0 update for the S8 and S8+ was put on a brief hold, the company releases the full list of changes to the UI.

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I solved the battery drain issue by performing these 2 steps:

Step 1 (soft reset):
- Press and hold the Power and Volume Down button simultaneously until the screen turns off.
- The device will reboot automatically. You will soon see the Samsung logo. If not, just press and hold the power button.

Step 2 (clear device cache):
- Turn off the Galaxy S7, and then press and hold the Volume Up, Bixby, and Power button simultaneously.
- On the Android recovery screen, use the Volume Down button to navigate down to wipe cache partition and press the Power button to select it.
- Use the Volume Down button to select Yes — delete all user data, and then press the Power button to confirm.
- Wait for the reset to finish and press the Power button when prompted with the message to Reboot system now.

After these two steps the battery drain issues were over.

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    • AnonD-747970
    • 43Y
    • 28 Mar 2018

    Samsung Galaxy S8 on Verizon
    NY City

    Installed Oreo one week ago and my battery drains much faster then before. My the time I reach work it drops below 90% when it used to be around d 95%. By 6pm its close to 65% when it was never below 80%

    I didn't change one setting not did I add any additional apps. The way I use my phone did not change from one week to the next.

    I've read that this is not an uncommon occurrence. Any ideas on why it happens and bow it can be fixed?

    Thank you,


      sajjad ali shah, 02 Mar 2018still waiting for Android Oreo In Pakistan For My Galaxy ... moreLol, are you buying phone for features, abilities and reliability? Or just to get some useless or bug fixing updates like Apple, which basically was releasing every week new patches for ios11 to fix never ending bugs and broken OS? People are exaggerating and don't really understand what is OS updates or just bug fixing patches. If you don't get updates every week, that mean you phone works fine and DOES not have any issues, lol :)

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        • Anonymous
        • dNb
        • 03 Mar 2018

        Sk, 02 Mar 2018I don't know when can I get the new update Oreo. Seriously ... moregood question...

          And of course they missed the very important one: a real app killer°! Battery suffering continue

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            • Sk
            • fD7
            • 02 Mar 2018

            I don't know when can I get the new update Oreo. Seriously I am tired of hearing update and update.

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              • AnonD-696542
              • fC$
              • 02 Mar 2018

              Galaxy S8 Android Oreo Update
              Updated my S8 to oreo 3 days ago. Build no. G9xxxxxxcrb7 size 1350MB .
              So finally it's a great update with good new features, device is running equally smooth. Tested everything no issue at all. Same battery life.
              So if you are looking forward to update your phone,go ahead .its a really nice update and brings the amazing oreo and Samsung experience 9.0 features.
              Just don't forget to run the device maintenance after updating and restarting .
              The keyboard might not open right after the update .
              I had to open safe mode and set up keyboard to make it work for unlocking. It might be due to the keyboard update in oreo. But it works fine after the safe mode set up. So make sure you know how to start safe mode before updating. ( holding power off option on display)

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                • Sam
                • D@@
                • 02 Mar 2018

                New features are nice, but I'm more interested in improved performance, better memory handling and increased battery life.

                Some "upgrades" improve new features at a great expense of performance. Time will tell if this Oreo update is really worth it.

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                  • sajjad ali shah
                  • 6Pq
                  • 02 Mar 2018

                  still waiting for Android Oreo In Pakistan
                  For My Galaxy S8 Plus
                  its its not happening here
                  i will sell my s8plus and change to iphone x

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                    • venom0706
                    • B{3
                    • 02 Mar 2018

                    AnonD-118134, 02 Mar 2018After update to oreo battery life reduced by 20 to 25 perce... moreGo to Battery Usage and see what is draining the battery.

                    Google Services started draining my S7E's battery like crazy 3 months ago.

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                      • expert
                      • mVq
                      • 02 Mar 2018

                      Mike, 02 Mar 2018There wouldn't be so much work if Samsung offered a pure An... moreThe pure Android edition is boring!
                      Even better the stay on the Android 7.0 completely, or maybe to turn back to the 6.0!

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                        • Mike
                        • mNj
                        • 02 Mar 2018

                        There wouldn't be so much work if Samsung offered a pure Android edition ;).

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                          • Anonymous
                          • nw}
                          • 02 Mar 2018

                          Why cant you rotate the home screen yet?s9 has it so they know its something people want and it's only software related so can't be too hard.

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                            • IAi
                            • 02 Mar 2018

                            Is there any update for camera in OREO? like a portrait mode?

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                              • IV%
                              • 02 Mar 2018

                              Cassy O, 02 Mar 2018"Bluetooth supports HQ audio codecs like AAC and Sony LDAC"... morewhile apple got to enjoy royalties(form lightning product etc) by removing jack, sony got to profit from the walkman(expected to increase now that phone has remove jack), and their LDAC royalties

                                None of these features is necessary for an enjoyable experience with the s8/s8+. They're just minor improvements that you won't even notice after a while. Nothing compelling at all.

                                  "Bluetooth supports HQ audio codecs like AAC and Sony LDAC"

                                  So, now Samsung can use Sony LDAC feature. Well that's nice :)

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                                    • AnonD-118134
                                    • f{9
                                    • 02 Mar 2018

                                    After update to oreo battery life reduced by 20 to 25 percent did all the tricks but not helping, anyone having this issue.

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                                      • John
                                      • yDm
                                      • 02 Mar 2018

                                      Well my s8 plus was working perfectly after i updated it when i saw the update for Oreo on the 26 of Feb i was happy i thought that it was definitely something great "Oreo update wow" now am facing these problems my battery drains faster than before now it doesnt even last a day and am having issues with my mobile data which never happen to me before this update my internet connection with my data doesn't work anymore i called carrier for assistance they told me that nothing is wrong with the data connection is my phone so i went in google searching for solutions i did all what they said and still facing the same problems Samsung took a long time to roll out the update and still mess it up wow Samsung i didn't expect this from you am so disappointed

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                                        • AnonD-558092
                                        • r7b
                                        • 02 Mar 2018

                                        In the meantime we get the S7's Feb patch which updates only the weather app with the S8 font (Which I finally found after all those years.)