1. phrogpilot73's Avatar
    So, I have a KeyOne Limited Edition Black running on AT&T, and I figured I'd give a rundown of my experiences once I upgraded to Oreo and my preferred smart watch, the Gear S3 Frontier.

    First, before I upgraded to Oreo - one of the security updates enabled the WiFi hotspot feature, so I didn't have to trick the phone to use it. That luckily continued with Oreo.

    Everything works as before (4GLTE, WiFi Hotspot, no VOLTE/WiFi Calling) with the upgrade, but the most noticeable differences are this:

    • Battery Life - Used to have to plug in at some point during the day, now - no need. Go to bed with 40-ish percent.
    • Memory Usage - any lag is almost completely gone, and I have never really messed with the workings of the OS like I did in the past
    • Cache - what's that? Used to weekly clear it, now - is there a cache?
    • Stability - I've rebooted my phone once. And it was accidental.
    • 5 Ghz WiFi - Rock solid, as opposed to pre-Oreo
    • Bluetooth - seems the BT stack has been upgraded/improved. I used to have to manually connect to my car once I setup my Gear S3, now it will auto connect. I also had to try and connect multiple times - now, if it's not connected, I tap connect once and it's connected.

    Also, with the upgrade to Oreo - Samsung Pay works on my watch which is awesome. One problem I routinely had before the upgrade, and after the upgrade - was my phone would appear to "forget" my watch. Every week to two weeks, I had to factory reset my watch and go through the setup with my phone as if it was new. After much research, I found some settings on the phone that seems to have fixed that.

    Settings -> Battery -> Battery Optimization, turn off for Galaxy Wearable & Gear S Plugin.
    Settings -> Apps & Notifications -> All Apps -> Galaxy Wearable/Gear S Plugin -> Scroll to advanced and allow "Modify System Settings".

    No, I see absolutely no need to upgrade the KeyOne to another phone anytime in the near future. I runs like butter, has great battery life, stays reliably connected to my watch/car, no lag, reliable WiFi, etc.
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    10-04-18 09:12 AM
  2. RonZed10's Avatar
    So, I have a KeyOne Limited Edition Black running on AT&T, and I figured I'd give a rundown of my experiences once I upgraded to Oreo and my preferred smart watch, the Gear S3 Frontier.

    First, before I upgraded to Oreo - one of the security updates enabled the WiFi hotspot feature, so I didn't have to trick the phone to use it. That luckily continued with Oreo.

    Everything works as before (4GLTE, WiFi Hotspot, no VOLTE/WiFi Calling) with the upgrade, but the most noticeable differences are this:

    • Battery Life - Used to have to plug in at some point during the day, now - no need. Go to bed with 40-ish percent.
    • Memory Usage - any lag is almost completely gone, and I have never really messed with the workings of the OS like I did in the past
    • Cache - what's that? Used to weekly clear it, now - is there a cache?
    • Stability - I've rebooted my phone once. And it was accidental.
    • 5 Ghz WiFi - Rock solid, as opposed to pre-Oreo
    • Bluetooth - seems the BT stack has been upgraded/improved. I used to have to manually connect to my car once I setup my Gear S3, now it will auto connect. I also had to try and connect multiple times - now, if it's not connected, I tap connect once and it's connected.

    Also, with the upgrade to Oreo - Samsung Pay works on my watch which is awesome. One problem I routinely had before the upgrade, and after the upgrade - was my phone would appear to "forget" my watch. Every week to two weeks, I had to factory reset my watch and go through the setup with my phone as if it was new. After much research, I found some settings on the phone that seems to have fixed that.

    Settings -> Battery -> Battery Optimization, turn off for Galaxy Wearable & Gear S Plugin.
    Settings -> Apps & Notifications -> All Apps -> Galaxy Wearable/Gear S Plugin -> Scroll to advanced and allow "Modify System Settings".

    No, I see absolutely no need to upgrade the KeyOne to another phone anytime in the near future. I runs like butter, has great battery life, stays reliably connected to my watch/car, no lag, reliable WiFi, etc.
    Glad you started this thread as I have been having issues as well with my silver KEYᵒⁿᵉ with Samsung Pay which feature I love with my S3 Frontier... but it refused to work for a while when I upgraded from my Priv which it was working perfectly on. So I thought I was an os issue that maybe the security had to be verified by BlackBerry.

    Then I upgraded to Oreo and it stopped again so didn't bother to see what's wrong because I had reached out to Samsung who never gave me an answer. Now I upgraded to the KEY² and it's still the same issue and to make matters worse, my Number Sync feature for the watch stopped working as well. Do you use that feature on your KEYᵒⁿᵉ? I will try those methods you've mentioned since it worked for you.
    10-10-18 07:26 PM

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