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new 9.0 pie update text issue

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jaydub110, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. jaydub110

    jaydub110 Well-Known Member
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    I got the new pie update on my Note 8 last week & I can't figure out how to change the color of the bubbles on the stock text app. it lets you change the backround only, I used to be able to do it on Oreo. does anyone know how to do it or even if you can ? Also on the dialer I like to keep it on recents & on Oreo you had that little circle icon you could tap on to dial it doesn't show that anymore ? Anyway to turn that on ? I appreciate any help or comments.

  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I don't have a Samsung so can't help with their apps (and both of the apps you ask about are Samsung apps rather than part of Android 9 per se). I have however seen someone else complain about the inability to customise some aspect of the stock SMS app since the update. If nobody can suggest how to do it with that app all I can do is suggest you look at alternative apps (to be honest I never bother with stock SMS apps anyway).

    The phone one is more surprising since that dialer button is not only an obvious feature but it is part of Google's phone app, i.e. if the feature has gone it's not because they've followed Google on this but would purely be a Samsung choice. It would seem surprising though: have you tried things like clearing the cache and restarting the app, just in case this is some glitch following the update?
    #2 Hadron, Apr 9, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2019
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yeah its there after the update, never used it before the update so i never noticed it. maybe try a different messaging app. actually i had to google's messaging app so that it can sync with my pixelbook. can't really change colors there either.

    as far as the dialer icon goes, its not there either. but a couple taps on recent and your off on your way to calling whatever is in your recent tabs.

    i know some may not like the new pie update, but i have no issues with it. it just takes sometime getting used where everything is now. its almost like getting a new phone to some degree.
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  4. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    Customization is very limited in One UI/Pie. They stripped down Touchwiz so like ocnbrze said, it's an adjustment.
  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Install a different messaging app
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date was September 2017. Features and Specs include a 6.3" inch screen, 12MP camera, 6GB RAM, Exynos 8895 processor, and 3300mAh battery.

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