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Old 01-08-2019, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Why? Battery life went down. Data usage went up. Seemed to slow down as well. The worst thing? The absolutely constant reminders to pay extra for xfinity wifi. Why would I do that? My phone has internet. Plus my carrier automatically packages smartphone usage with an internet plan.

Turns out this may be common practice by Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung. Eventually consumers tire and buy the latest phone or computer. Seems quite unethical to me.

So why do updates? If the phone works fine when new then why should we have to do updates? Oh yea, it is for "security". Do it in the name of security. You can justify it in the end.
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Because the majority want updates and new features so they play to the majority.
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Is it possible to backdate a phone to the time prior to updates?

I have little interest in smart phones other than their portability. They are virtually a requirement for doing business in the developed world.
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Is it possible to backdate a phone to the time prior to updates?

I have little interest in smart phones other than their portability. They are virtually a requirement for doing business in the developed world.
Which phone do you have and what level of computer expertise do you have?
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:34 PM
 
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This probably has to do more with your carrier than the manufacturer. They're the ones that bundle all the carrier related apps and lock them from being uninstalled. An unlocked phone free of any carrier would be your best bet to avoid this.
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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OP You are the first person I have heard this complaint from.
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Which phone do you have and what level of computer expertise do you have?
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge 7
Computer expertise? I try hard to avoid geeking out anymore. Put new ink in my printer today - that got messy. My carrier never sold the Samsung 7 so they would be useless if things went sideways.
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Here's how to stop your Samsung phone from auto-connecting to Xfinity WiFi hotspots:

Go to Settings > Connections > WiFi > AdvancedToggle Auto-Connect to Xfinity WiFi to off

Note: Turning off Auto-Connect to Xfinity WiFi will not prevent your Samsung phone from automatically connecting to your home WiFi and other saved networks.

If for some reason your phone is still connecting to Xfinity WiFi hotspots after you’ve turned off Auto-Connect to Xfinity WiFi, try this:

Go to Settings > Connections > WiFi > Advanced > Smart Network SwitchMake sure Smart Network Switch is off.
https://www.xfinity.com/mobile/suppo...y-wifi-hotspot
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:11 PM
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Location: Ohio
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The worst thing? The absolutely constant reminders to pay extra for xfinity wifi. Why would I do that?
This is your carrier's doing. Your manufacturer merely allows it.

If you had an iPhone, at least you wouldn't have the unwanted ads.
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:19 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Why? Battery life went down. Data usage went up. Seemed to slow down as well. The worst thing? The absolutely constant reminders to pay extra for xfinity wifi. Why would I do that? My phone has internet. Plus my carrier automatically packages smartphone usage with an internet plan.

Turns out this may be common practice by Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung. Eventually consumers tire and buy the latest phone or computer. Seems quite unethical to me.

So why do updates? If the phone works fine when new then why should we have to do updates? Oh yea, it is for "security". Do it in the name of security. You can justify it in the end.
This why rooting a phone and flashing a custom rom becomes a necessity. Many custom roms addresses the exact problems you have.
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