T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9+ receiving software update


The Galaxy S9 and S9+ have started hitting T-Mobile customers’ doorsteps ahead of the official launch this Friday, and it looks the first softaware update is also going out early.

T-Mobile Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners are now receiving a software update. Screenshots shared by users on Reddit show that the 259.99MB update includes stability improvements for the Face Unlock and Camera features.

T-Mo hasn’t posted information for these updates on its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ support pages quite yet, so it’s unclear what other improvements they might bring.

If you’ve already got a Galaxy S9 or S9+ and haven’t yet gotten this update, you can go into Settings > Software update > Download updates manually to check for it yourself.

Source: Reddit

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  • Michael Elkin

    Anybody know what is the new Android version. These should have project Treble so they should support faster Android updates than before.

    • Jeremy Turnley

      After the update it’s still 8.0.0 with the February security update.

      • Paul Hansen


  • PDXbeaver

    My S9 is taking 1 hour 45 minutes (1:45) to charge completely (less than 10% full to 100%). My old phone (S5) and my wife’s phone (S7) charges in about an hour and 15 minutes (S7 is same battery size as S9). Very disappointing for “Adaptive Fast Charging” as marketed by Samsung and takes longer than older models. Are others with the S9 taking 1:45 or so to charge too?

    • Todd N.

      Ok are you charging the phone while using it? If so, it will take close to 2+hrs as the screen on drains the battery pretty good while in use. If not, I would check and see if your phone says “Fast Charging” if you pull down the menu while charging. If it doesn’t, something is wrong with the cable or connection in general. Assuming you are using the stock charger that came with your S9, make sure the usb cable (the big end not USB C) is fully inserted in to the AC/DC inverter. If it is, try another cable to test. If no success there, make sure Fast Charging is enabled on your phone. Those settings should be found under the Settings Section> Device Maintenance > Click “Battery” at the bottom > Click 3 dot menu “Advanced settings” in top right. You should see the option for fast charging.

      That all said, I have only had the phone a day at this point I haven’t done a 0%-100% test to see how long it will charge. I can say with my S8 1hr 25mins or less was more the norm for complete 0-100% charge. The fastest I found is charging the phone while it is powered off…which charges around a hour.

      • PDXbeaver

        Thank you for the reply and help with this. Yes it was charging while on, but idle (not using it). Fast Charging was enabled. It ended up taking over 2 hours to charge, so there must be something wrong with the phone, AC/DC, or cable. Will need to test to find the issue. Sigh…

        • Todd N.

          Do a factory reset. Because if you call into Samsung ot T-Mobile that is going to be a step they ask you to do.

          You might also test charging it while it is off to see if that helps at all. If it charges faster when off then there is a software issues or app causing a massive drain

        • Neil

          It doesn’t fast charge while the screen is on. Idk why they do it. I guess to keep it from overheating

  • Phillip Pugh

    I’m a perorder where’s my damn s9 Sammy haha you said today. T mobile is always first an cheaper . But glad I got the unlocked s9 $715 att wants 780

  • Phone Guy

    The new face unlock is garbage. I love the phone, but the unlock system is worse than the s8. It simply rarely works. Back to the old pin. In the dark, it won’t work. Dim, it won’t work, bright, rarely. Again, the rest of the phone is great, however.

    • icwhatudidthere

      I’m the opposite. The S8 Iris scan took a very long time for me. Face unlock seemed too insecure and fingerprint never worked for me so I used pin. Now on the S9, Intelligent Scan is near instant (but maybe just as insecure as face unlock?) and fingerprint works perfectly. Already worth the upgrade just for that.

  • Scott Schofield

    Hate the battery life…. my almost 2 yr old 7Edge was way better…. Not much of an upgrade, wish I’d left well enough alone..

    • PDXbeaver

      Agree the battery life is disappointing! My 3.5 year old S5 was almost as good. How and why a $750 phone in 2018 has such poor battery life is mind boggling. The primary reason I upgraded was for better battery life.

      • Scott Schofield

        I’m with you there. Battery life, by now should be days.. Oh, and who thought a single volume button was a good idea. Have no idea if you’re going up or down. Plus right next to Bixby button…

  • SneakyPete

    Will I have to buy another set of Oculus vr goggles???