Now that Samsung is smoothly rolling out Android Pie for Galaxy Note 9 and S9 devices, it is concentrating on older flagship devices. Speaking of which, Galaxy Note 8 is now receiving the third Android Pie beta. It is now live across selected regions with build number N950FXXU5ZSB1. Also, with the beta system upgrade to Pie, Samsung is seeding out the February 2019 security patch update.
As per any ideal beta update, N950FXXU5ZSB1 update squashes a number of important bugs reported by the users previously. This includes the fix for fingerprint sensor not working on Samsung Pay, lagging Recent Apps, Music continues playing even though Samsung Music was closed. Latest beta also fixes the camera App force closing and the Air command bug which wouldn't show up after S-pen was removed. The third Pie beta also resolves the hanging of Secure Folder during switching. It also solves the photo editor crash while rotating the image.
The third Pie beta update for Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung is making its way over-the-air. It will knock into the devices automatically. Then you will get notified to download and install the same. Right now everyone may not get to see the update on your device even many days post its release. So, you have to look for the OTA manually. This is a pretty simple process. Go to your phone Settings > System Update. There you have to Tap on Check for Latest Updates. If the N950FXXU5ZSB1 beta Pie update shows up, then download it.
The Pie system upgrade weighs around 700 MB. So, you should connect to a good Wi-Fi network. Using the Wi-Fi network will save your carrier data charges. It is imperative that you properly charge up the battery of your device around 50% or more before installing the new beta update. A low battery will not let you step up to the 3rd beta of Android Pie for Galaxy Note 8.
We think Samsung may drop the stable Pie in a few weeks as already three betas have been rolled as of now. So, grab the current bug squasher third beta and get your Galaxy Note 8 ready for Android Pie.