Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow Problems

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is currently listed among the devices to receive the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system. In fact, the phablet is already receiving the update in quite a number of regions across the globe, including the U.S.

As expected with any new operating system or software, the new Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update is somehow becoming a concern for some early adopters. The concerns have started growing and expanding to other devices as well, including last year’s flagship – Samsung Galaxy S6. The company also debuted this year’s flagship – Galaxy S7 – running on the same version of the OS, something that could mean this device may also be at risk of facing the same problems.

Battery issues

Both Samsung and Google have been working hard to ensure users have better battery life than before. The new OS brings features such as Doze that help in saving more battery power. However, it seems updating Galaxy Note 5 and other devices to the new Marshmallow worsens the battery life of this device. The best way of dealing with this is to visit your Battery settings and find out which apps are using up the highest power energy on your device.

Apps won’t download or update

There are some users who have taken to XDA Developers forum to air their grievances with respect to the new Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update. It seems once the new update comes goes live on this device, downloading and updating apps from Amazon becomes a serious problem. In addition to this, the update, which is currently available to users of Verizon devices only, results in a bit of lagging performance.

Galaxy Note 5

Wi-Fi connectivity

Verizon rushed ahead of AT&T and T-Mobile and rolled out the new Marshmallow update for Galaxy Note 5. However, it seems it will only serve as a reference point for the other players in the industry. Other than issues related to battery life and downloading of Amazon apps, the new Verizon Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow update also comes in with Wi-Fi connectivity issues.

As reported by one user, it appears that updating the phone to the new OS results in unstable Wi-Fi connections. Even though the connection is established, the phone doesn’t connect to the desired web page. If this comes your way, a simple resetting of the network settings might work magic, but it also may not.

The complaints have been aired to Verizon and Samsung has also received the same news. As it seems, the two will be working to see to it that fixes to these issues are found and released to the public.

2 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow Problems”

  1. Marshmallow update for verizon note 5 is very very problematic, wifi, battery, updates everything is a problem. My google drive won’t allow drag/drop after this update when tethered to phone via usb as well. So many many issues. PLEASE PLEASE ALLOW users to revert back to lollipop while the issues are being fixed. Now my data usage is going up b/c the wifi is such an issue. Verizon, do users get a refund for data overages related to update problem?

Share your comments here