Fix Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Problems After Android Oreo Update

Samsung recently updated its 2016 flagship phones the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to Android Oreo. When Samsung rolled out the update a few days back, it had to halt the update because of some issues reported by the users. After a couple of days of halting the update, Samsung started rolling out the update once again. At the moment, the phones are running smoothly on Android Oreo.Fix Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Problems After Android Oreo Update

If you are Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge owner and you have updated your phone recently, you must have been impressed by the changes in the new update. Android Oreo definitely gives the phones a completely new life, but the update comes with its cons. A number of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners have reported several issues that they are facing in this new update.

In this guide, we will take a look at the possible issues that may or may not occur after installing the Android Oreo on your phone. I have listed all the solutions that will most certainly fix a particular issue on your phone. Have a look at this guide to fix Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge problems after Android Oreo update.

Fix Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Problems After Android Oreo Update

How to Fix Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Performance Issue After Android Oreo Update

It’s very common for the phones to slow down after upgrading to a new software update. There is a number of ways you can fix the performance of your newly updated Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Here are all the possible solutions.

  1. First of all, you can try clearing the cache of your phone. Clearing the cache will refresh everything on your phone.
  2. If clearing the cache does not work, you can simply boot your phone into the Safe Mode and check if an application is causing trouble. If your phone works fine in the Safe Mode, that means an application is slowing it down. You need to uninstall recently installed applications one by one to find out the culprit.
  3. The first two solutions should work fine, however, if they fail to work, you can go ahead and try a factory reset on your phone. It’s always recommended to factory reset your phone after updating it to a new firmware.
  4. Factory reset failed to work as well? No problem, go ahead and perform a clean installation of the Android Oreo firmware once again. This should fix the lag and all slow performance issues on your phone.

Fix Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Battery Life Issue After Android Oreo Update

Another problem that the Galaxy handset owners often report about is the battery consumption getting worst after flashing a new firmware. The battery needs to be recalibrated after the installation of a new software on your phone. Here are the potential fixes for this problem on your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

  1. First of all, you need to calibrate the battery of your phone. To do so, charge your phone up to 100% and remove the charging cable. Let your phone’s battery drain to 0 and only the put it back on charge. Charge it to 100% once again and let it drop to 0. Repeat the same cycle for 3-4 times and your phone’s battery will get calibrated.
  2. If calibration didn’t fix the phone, you can go ahead and try clearing the cache of your phone. Clearing the cache often fixes the battery life as well.
  3. Your next option should be to boot your phone into Safe Mode and check if the battery was slow because of an application. If the battery performs fine while your phone is in the Safe Mode, it means that you need to find a culprit application and delete it.
  4. Factory resetting your phone should be the option if the above 3 options fail to work for you.

How to Fix Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Display Issues After Android Oreo Update

  1. Display flickering or showing odd colors? Try these fixes.
  2. Open Settings > Display and make sure that the Blue Light Filter is on.
  3. If your phone’s brightness is showing some problem, you can try turning the Auto-Brightness feature on and off.
  4. In the display settings, tap the Screen mode and make sure that it’s set to Adaptive mode.
  5. If your screen resolution is not up to the mark, you can tap Screen resolution and set it to WQHD+ or QHD.

Fix Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Camera Problems After Android Oreo Update

Did camera fail? or not taking pictures? or any other error? Try these fixes.

  1. Open Settings > Apps > All apps > Camera > Storage > Clear its Cache and Data.
  2. Reboot your phone.
  3. Open Camera once again and try taking a picture.

If the above solution doesn’t work, try the following:

  1. Try clearing the cache of your phone.
  2. Try factory resetting your phone.
  3. You can also try using a third-party Camera application from the Play Store.
  4. If these solutions do not work, try installing a new clean stock ROM.
  5. The last resort should be to take your phone to the nearest service center to find if it has any hardware issue.

How to Fix Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge WiFi Problems After Android Oreo Update

WiFi problems are also among the most common issues that a user faces right after updating the phone to the latest version of Android. Here are the possible fixes for the WiFi problems that you are facing on your phone.

  1. If the WiFi is connected and it’s showing No Internet Access, you can try forgetting the Network from WiFi settings. Add the WiFi once again and check it again.
  2. If the WiFi still shows No Internet Access, you can check your router if it’s picking up the internet or not.
  3. Just in case the router is not picking up the internet, you need to contact your Internet Service Provider.
  4. If the router is working fine as well, you can try clearing the cache of your phone. 
  5. You can also boot your phone into Safe Mode to check if an application is causing conflict with the WiFi of your phone.
  6. Try factory resetting your phone to fix the issue.

Fix Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Bluetooth Problems After Android Oreo Update

Bluetooth not connecting after updating your phone to the latest version of Android? You can try resetting the Bluetooth settings. To do so, give a try to the following solutions.

  1. Go to Settings > About device > RESET > Reset Network Settings > RESET SETTINGS. Reboot your phone after resetting these settings. Turn on Bluetooth now and check if it works or not.
  2. Clear the cache of your phone and reboot it. The Bluetooth should work fine.

How to Fix Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge 3G/4G & Network Problems After Android Oreo Update

If your phone fails to connect to the Mobile Data, you can try the following solutions.

  1. Make sure that the Mobile Data is turned on. Turn on flight mode and turn it off. Check the Mobile data now.
  2. Make sure that your SIM card has the Mobile Data bucket activated.
  3. Your SIM card must be inserted properly in your phone.
  4. On your phone, go to Settings > Connections > Mobile Networks > Network mode > Set it to LTE/3G/2G (auto connect). Also, tap Network Operators and select Automatically select a preferred network.
  5. If the above mentioned solutions do not work, go to Settings > About Phone > RESET > Reset Network Settings > Reset Settings. Restart your phone after doing so.

Fix Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Heating Up After Android Oreo Update

There are many factors that can potentially heat up your phone after updating it to Android Oreo. Try these solutions one by one to fix your phone immediately.

  1. Clear the cache of your phone right after installing the update.
  2. If you haven’t performed a factory data reset, you need to immediately perform it.
  3. If you have already installed some applications and the phone is heating up, you need to boot it into the Safe Mode and check if an application is increasing the temperature.
  4. A clean installation always helps to avoid unnecessary problems, if you did not perform a clean installation, you can perform it now.

How to Fix Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Speakers Problem After Android Oreo Update

Are the speakers of your phone not giving the appropriate sound output? Here’s what you can do.

  1. Make sure that the speakers of your phone are neat and clean. You can use a small brush to wipe the dust from the speakers of your phone.
  2. Make sure that the music you are playing has the sound output.
  3. You can try clearing the cache and factory resetting your handset as well.

Fix Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Fast Charging Not Working After Android Oreo Update

  1. Ensure that the charging adapter you are using supports Fast Charging. Any other charger will not let you fast charge your phone.
  2. Use the original data cable of your phone to get the best charging results.
  3. Charge your phone from a 220V electric switch. Charging through Car’s charger, Laptop or Power Bank will not fast charge the phone either.
  4. On your phone, go to Settings > Advanced Features > Accessories > Make sure that Fast Wireless Charging is turned on just in case you are trying to use wireless charging.

How to Fix Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Charging Problems After Android Oreo Update

  1. Use original charger and original data cable.
  2. Charge your phone through an electric switch.
  3. Clear the cache partition if the phone fails to pick up charges.

How to Clear Cache of your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge

  1. Turn off our phone completely.
  2. Now turn on your phone by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power button.
  3. Your phone will boot into the recovery mode now.
  4. Use Volume Down button to highlight “Wipe cache partition” and wipe it.
  5. Reboot your phone now.
  6. Check if your issue has been solved or not.

How to Factory Reset Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge

  1. Power down your phone.
  2. Now press and hold Volume Up + Home + Power buttons simultaneously to boot your phone into the recovery mode.
  3. Once in recovery mode, use Volume Down to highlight “Wipe factory data reset” and use the power button to make a selection.
  4. Factory reset your phone now. The first boot will take 5 – 10 minutes. That’s all.

How to clean Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge

  1. Download latest Android 8.0 Oreo firmware update file.
  2. Install Samsung USB Drivers and Odin on your computer.
  3. Extract the firmware files now open Odin. Select the firmware files in Odin.
  4. Perform a factory data reset on your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge.
  5. Put your phone in download mode now and connect it to your computer.
  6. Hit the Start button in Odin and sit back now. Let Odin flash the firmware.
  7. In case you need the full guide, you can view it here.

How to Root Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge running Android Oreo

Follow this comprehensive guide to root Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge running Android Oreo update.

How to boot into Safe Mode

  1. First of all, you need to turn off your phone completely.
  2. Now turn on your phone. As soon as it shows the Samsung boot animation, press the Volume Down key.
  3. Keep the Volume Down key pressed unless the phone shows you the home screen.
  4. Once you are on the home screen, let the key go.
  5. You will find the Safe Mode watermark in the lower left corner of the screen. All the third-party applications have been disabled now.
  6. You can now check your phone for the problem you are trying to identify.
  7. Simply reboot/restart your phone to get out of Safe Mode. That’s all.

Conclusion:

So that’s how we tried to fix all the possible problems that may occur on your phone after upgrading it to Android Oreo. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me through the comments section below or through our contact us page. That’s all for now. Have a great day.

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