How to Join the Samsung Galaxy S9 Android Pie Beta

By | 7th November 2018

How to Join the Samsung Galaxy S9 Android Pie Beta is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.

If you want to try Samsung’s Android Pie update before January you’ll need to signup for the Android Pie and One UI beta.

Samsung’s finally talking about its Android 9.0 Pie plans and they include a beta for select devices in select regions around the world.

Signing up for the Galaxy Android Pie beta only takes a few moments and it will put you in line to try Samsung’s new features and UI before the official version is pushed to the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and Galaxy Note 9 in January, 2019.

If you own a compatible Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ and want to join the Android Pie beta, here’s what you need to do.

How to Signup for the Galaxy Android Pie Beta

If you want to try Android Pie and the new One UI early, you first need to download the Samsung Members app, known as Samsung+ in North America. You can download the appropriate app via the Galaxy Apps store or through the Google Play Store.

Samsung’s added support for the beta to its Samsung Members and Samsung+ applications. To get support for the beta, you’ll need to download the latest version of the app.

Once you do that, launch the Samsung+ application, go to Notices, and select “One UI Beta Program Registration” and submit your Galaxy Beta Program application form. If the beta isn’t live in your region for your Galaxy S9 model, you won’t see these options yet.

If you have a Samsung Account and meet all of Samsung’s participation criteria, the registration process will complete. If you don’t have a Samsung account, you can create a new one through Samsung’s website.

Once the beta is live in your region you’ll need to head into your Settings and go to Software update > download updates. If the Android Pie beta is available, you’ll can manually install the update onto your device. If nothing is there, you’ll need to remain patient.

The Samsung Galaxy Android Pie beta is starting in the United States, Germany, and South Korea, but the company plans to extend the beta to other countries before the end of the year.

Other markets participating in the Galaxy S9 Android Pie/One UI beta include China, France, India, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Samsung hasn’t confirmed a date for those regions, but expect them to arrive in late November (the beta is slated to hit the UK on November 20th) or early December as Samsung ramps up testing ahead of the update’s official release in January.

The Galaxy Android Pie beta will be plagued with bugs and performance issues and beta testers who see problems should make it a point to report them back to Samsung so its engineers can improve the software for the final release. You can do this via the Samsung Members app or Samsung+.

Beta testers also also strongly encouraged to backup their files before downloading the software. You can use Samsung’s Smart Switch to do so.

Prospective beta testers should also download the latest app updates so that they function properly while running Android Pie beta software.

For more on the Galaxy Android Pie beta, please check out our full guide.

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Get Excited Because the Galaxy S9 Pie Beta is Close

A few days ago, Samsung made several changes to the EULA and FAQ pages for its Galaxy Beta Program. The updates mentioned the Galaxy S9 and Android 9.0 Pie all but confirming a Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta.

Samsung's finally confirmed an Android Pie beta and it looks like Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ testers in select regions will get to test the software starting sometime in November.

Reports indicate the beta will go live in Germany on November 15th though we don't know if that's the same date for the United States and South Korea. 

We expect the Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta to stretch over several weeks and we expect it to help Samsung cut down the number of bugs and performance issues, something that should help to stabilize the official version of the update.

The Galaxy S9 Android Pie beta will be free to try. If you don't want to wait, you can try the beta early thanks to a leak

Those interested in trying Android Pie in November will need to signup for the beta program through the Samsung Members/Samsung+ app. 

How to Join the Samsung Galaxy S9 Android Pie Beta is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile.