Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ users have been complaining of call issues since day one, but an update is apparently fixing things at last.
Since their release, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ have been having issues with call drops and muting during calls, but they should soon be a thing of the past.
Samsung's latest S-line flagships are among the most powerful and expensive smartphones currently available on the market, and paying a small fortune for a phone with call issues is understandably frustrating.
Samsung issued an update last month for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, but it brought the latest Android security patch for the month of April without fixing the frustrating call issues.
Galaxy S9 Call Issues Fixed
A new update has now started rolling out to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, and it finally brings some call stability improvements. This time, the update fixes the call issues that have been plaguing the handsets so far.
Up until now, the call issues have affected many Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ owners worldwide. Samsung released two software updates prior to this one, to no avail. The call issues persisted. The smartphones would randomly mute the voice of the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ user for up to 20 seconds at a time.
Users also complained that the phone dropped calls, or the calls were so distorted that they barely managed to understand what the other person was saying.
Samsung is even facing a lawsuit in Israel because it failed to fix the issue, yet it still kept the devices on sale.
Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9+ Update For Call Stability
The Galaxy S9 is now getting update number G960FXXU1ARD4, while the Galaxy S9+ is getting G965FXXU1ARD4. The updates are rolling out in various markets as we speak, but the rollout is gradual so it might take a bit more for all devices worldwide to get the treat.
Those who would like to check whether the update is now available for their device can do so by accessing their smartphone's Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.
If the matter is not all that pressing, users can also wait for the OTA release to get the update automatically without having to take extra steps.
Have you experienced any call issues with your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+? If so, keep an eye out for the latest update and let us know if it fixes the problem.