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  1. I have read other places it works best if you register your thumbs twice, once when holding the phone and again when it's on a desk or something that it helps the recognition. Mine is light years faster since I took the screen protector off, but it should work regardless.
  2. Learned something about the WiFi-calling that might help folks here, something I did not know about Apps or App properties/permissions and roaming data restrictions. Background: WiFi-calling has difficulty working when Sprint cellular signal is weak and/or when roaming, but fine when Sprint cellular signal is strong. Get constant error of location can not be determined, Wi-Fi calling then does not work. Maybe partial resolution: Go to Settings (general) > Apps > click overflow menu dots top right > show system apps > search for "calling" > click on Wi-Fi Calling > Mobile data > change "Restrict background data" to "Never" from "while roaming only". Doesn't make a ton of sense since WiFi calling isn't using "Mobile Data", but it appears to help get LESS of the above location errors, and Wi-Fi calling actually works when in a limited cellular network environment. Perhaps it is also not causing a timeout in the app? Hard to say. I went ahead and set this same permission on a lot of apps that I would like to behave better while roaming like Google, etc.
  3. Did everyone receive the white colored Galaxy Buds? I never saw an option to choose and assumed it would have matched our phones (mine was black). Not a big deal. These Galaxy Buds are fantastic. Sound quality is great for bud style headphones and the fit is quite snug. My fear is having these things just dislodge into a urinal or something ridiculous, but they're pretty hard to even take out. The only issue I have is the decision tree on having 3 options that would be useful for the long press touchpad....but only 2 ears. I am digging the read-aloud notification options.
  4. yeah, was about to reply with that. Bxactions is also seamless and has the option to remove Bixby altogether from any action. Not the same on Button Mapper. I never mind throwing a couple bucks a developers way considering it's all the Google Play credit I get from the Opinion Rewards app. ha.
  5. Have you tried to install something like CPU Spy to see if your phone is making it into deep sleep? I haven't used those apps in several phone generations because it hasn't been necessary. If I sit my phone down on my desk and do not touch it, it'll go to sleep, be cold to the touch, and barely use any battery percentage at all during that time. Your phone is definitely an outlier and I assume you have some sort of rouge app that's consuming up your battery. The battery stats page doesn't tell the best story there.....what does the Device Care in settings say about it? Any apps flagged for crashes? EDIT: have you removed App Stack, Lookout, etc. all the preinstalled garbage?
  6. I've had spotty data for sure, but I had spotty data occasionally with my S9+. I'm betting whatever issue on this phone was the same with the S9. Hopefully they get it sorted, that would be wonderful. Also, I hope they fix WiFi calling too. It's been a little annoying with these bugs on what is overall an excellent phone. All software based, so I'm sure they'll sort them out by Christmas. Maybe this has been posted here, but I was reading over in Reddit about this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jamworks.bxactions It works awesome to make that Bixby button actually useful. If you follow the instructions and give it deeper access via connection to computer, it works on lock screen and such (no root needed or any funny business, just a couple adb commands). I've got mine set to sound toggle and flashlight when screen is off, and screenshot while screen is on. Also can use the in-pocket detection to make sure you don't trigger things inadvertently. Very slick app.
  7. Same here but it says delivery today, which seems against the laws of physics. We'll see.
  8. Ha ha, takes a couple days to settle in. It'll get better
  9. I finally dumped the screen protector and whaddayaknow, the fingerprint scanner never fails to recognize me and is just fine with how hard I press Feels more fluid without that dumb screen protector. Heads up for those using WiFi calling. There's an issue, corroborated by a few others, that when the cellular signal is very low or unstable AND you have WiFi calling turned on....it'll give you the "unable to determine your location" notification over and over and over. The dangerous part of this is that your phone will be unable to make or receive any phone calls at all when you swipe away the notification until you come back into a strong network signal area. It looks though, like everything is connected and kosher though, which is the dangerous part, IMO. I don't know how else to get to any Sprint/Samsung devs besides the Sprint forums, which I've posted there or through the chat support, which I've done as well. Turning the phone on to airplane mode with WiFi on and WiFi calling on, works just fine. So there is some issue with WiFi/cellular fall back. And yes, I have turned off the "switch to cellular network when the WiFi is slow or unusable".
  10. Sorry, forgot to post this question: My WiFi calling is not behaving very well like it did on my S9+. It keeps timing out for GPS location if it can't reach any cellular network, really frustrating when I'm working in the basement at work. Anyone know how to keep it from doing this? I have my location on "high accuracy" as it suggests which is already using WiFi networks, etc. My S9+ would rarely display this message, and only if the WiFi network lost internet connectivity. Edit: it DOES work if I just enable Airplane mode, then enable WiFi and WiFi calling. Then it works fine. So I don't know what gives....
  11. I did my parents' activations last night and had to submit my email proof of order in the pre-order window. I assume it'll get approved for both of them, but they said it could take 48 hours to approve.
  12. Redditors are reporting the same issues with the screen protector that I see with my polarized sunglasses: weird banding, poor viewing angles, and color on the screen curve. Also, unsurprisingly, the finger print scanner is quite a bit faster. I may remove mine if the sunglass thing continues to bother me.
  13. I am seeing far better RF performance over my S9+. My work building is poorly situated for any signal, was sitting on LTE 800 if I was lucky with dBm in the -120 range. Now I'm sitting with LTE 1900 B25^2 with a signal of -101 dBm in the same spot. I also have had a few VoLTE calls and a few WiFi calling calls. Both were extremely clear and better than the garbage that was the Calling Plus!! Callers on the other end always said I was crackly with Calling Plus. Very pleased on this front as well. One side note to folks that might use eduroam WiFi networks used by college campuses and such (where I work).....the WiFi certificate setup is different than "standard" Android 9.0 on say a Pickle3. You have to go and download the cert from support.comodo.com then connect to the eduroam. No idea why Samsung did this, but that's a fact jack.
  14. RIGHT THERE with you on that one. My method out of the pocket was finger on the reader. I have to get used to it too. I'm still piecing together missing apps and icons from my Nova backup corruption......
  15. Man, my Nova backup was corrupted and that pissed me off royally. I had to use an old backup from about a year ago....sucks! I've not had SMS/MMS backup problems using Google, always gets them back in place. I used to use 3rd party things as well, but didn't like more apps having access to my stuff than necessary.
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