Beginner Level 2

It took me months to find a phone my autistic daughter connected with and understood and now thanks to the recent update its all gone to hell. The phone has complete changed on every level to something she no longer recognizes. And aren't updates supposed to make your phone better not worse? Some of my apps won't load now, my wifi which works great keeps getting dropped and suddenly everything lags. With all the changes my daughter not only hates the phone but gets confused by the changes. I mean who needs tabs in their texts inbox? All I learned from this experience is that Samsung updates are the equivalent of when your favorite product gets ruined because they made it "new and improved ". I  will never do another Samsung update.  


Does anyone have a company suggestion that isn't bogged down by bells and whistles and change their format with every update for **bleep***ts and giggles?