Android Marshmallow Bugs and Fixes for Galaxy Note 4, Note 5, S6 and S7

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Even though Google is getting ready to release the public version of Android Nougat, there are many devices out there that are yet to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

With Samsung leading the way in terms of the number of handsets out there, it is probably the most loaded when it comes to rolling out software updates. The huge number of Samsung Galaxy units has always meant that some of them remain on the same OS that came with it out of the box. However, for the major flagships, rolling out updates is a norm, but only for devices with less than two years in the market.

Samsung has already rolled out the Marshmallow update to the likes of Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5 as well as 2014’s Galaxy Note 4. This year’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge came with the OS out of the box, but since then, updates have been flowing to the devices on a monthly basis. The same has also been happening with other Galaxy handsets, but why?

As usual with any software update, it takes time before things get to normal. Having said this, the updated Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 4 as well as this year’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have been experiencing some issues after these software upgrades. Even though a good number of beta updates have been coming in, including two for July, there are still issues being faced by those using these handsets on the new Android Marshmallow OS.

But this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t update to the new software, in fact, you must always get the update in order to fix some of these issues and others possibly unknown to you. Those on the Galaxy Note 5 have had issues with massive battery drains and even lags with the Gear VR. There are others who have since had issues with Wi-Fi connections as well as download issues. This hasn’t stopped there, especially since the update is spreading to more and more Galaxy Note 5 units, with others reporting issues with Bluetooth and Voicemail.

The new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is also having sync issues, battery drainage and at times, the phone refuses to wake up after it has been locked. Some users are also experiencing some weird issues with apps such as Chrome and Amazon, but all these should be solved with these regular updates.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android Marshmallow

Last year’s Samsung Galaxy S6 lineup is no exception. Right after downloading and installing the new Android Marshmallow, some of these units end up facing the same issues as those mentioned above with respect to the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S7. Furthermore, some users have also reported issues to do with Doze mode, boot loops and a number of issues with some apps.

The story has been more of the same with a number of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 units. Apparently, this handset looks to be more affected by the Marshmallow update, but only for the few facing the issues.  There have been cases of freezes, reboot cycles, lags, installation errors, battery drainage as well as some issues with apps such as the aforementioned Amazon and Chrome.

Given that Google and Samsung are aware of these issues, it is important that you download and install any other monthly security updates that are rolled out for any of the phones. As noted earlier, these updates are meant to take care of these bugs to the best level possible while at the same time improving the performance of others.

Have you come across any issues after updating your phone to Android Marshmallow? Please let us know in the comments section below.

4 thoughts on “Android Marshmallow Bugs and Fixes for Galaxy Note 4, Note 5, S6 and S7”

  1. Running Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) on Galaxy S6. Current behavior is frustrating. Several times a day the S6 disconnects from my WiFi, sometimes (but not always) turning off WiFi. Occasionally I can reconnect via Settings | Connections | WiFi but more often, I have to reboot the phone (4-6 times/day!). When I reboot, my fingerprint does not work, so I have to use my password to log in. After that, fingerprint security works fine…until I reboot again. Sadly since my warranty is up (phone is 17 mos. old) & I still have 7 more months to run on my AT&T payment plan, neither the myAT&T on-line help nor a live support technician were able to provide hope for a solution other than continue as-is until next spring when I can get a new phone (S8?) — {sigh}

  2. The galaxy S6 edge has allot less options than the s5 mini. Especially if you use the fone mainly for business purposes like website and blogging. The gallery is the worst. The only edit option is delete
    You cannot arrange according to date for folders etc. You also cannot make pics you profile pic on wats app etc. You have to go into ur wats app pp then go to gallery then the folder you want then the pic. This is very time consuming and frustrating. You also cant minimise ur apps u are in and cluck the screen and select another app. You first have to close everuthung then go into an app then go back to the ptevious spp if ypu want yo ise i for in app for another or pics.very frustrating . you also cannot change the touch im constantly clickimg until it takes.The only thing better on this fone is the spead and graphics. Further more it feels like a downgrade. At least just fix the gallery settings

  3. Today I tried to use the Gear VR, it didn’t work my Galaxy Edge 6 turn black and for 10
    Minutes of unsuccessful l trying different ways to bring it back to normal, I decided to contacted support they suggested to press the power button for a minute and it works, but now I have the problem my phone doesn’t work with the Gear VR.

  4. This update has rendered my Note 4 useless. Battery drain is within an hour or two of usage starting with a full battery. It shuts off with 20% left. Then won’t reboot until it is recharged to 100%. If shutdown while there is still battery left, the phone will not restart unless battery is pulled. Apps stop and start at will as well as voice command. I even tried the fix to remove old software files and nothing maked it better. I am so frustrated. I am not able to use the phone for my work and have gone back to using a Note 2 with Lollipop 5 on it in order to function. I realize people are experiencing different results, but this is negligent and wrong. Google should be working 24-7 right now to release a stabilizing fix to this nightmare. It is reprehensible. There are people out there who now depend on cell phones for all kinds of work and communication. I am on Marshmallow 6.0.1 and it never should have been released. They should be sued for this.

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