Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Starts Receiving August Android Security Patch

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

After pushing the latest August Android security patch to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung is now doing the same for the flagship Galaxy S6 Edge+.

These three phones were part of last year’s highly unsuccessful campaign that saw Samsung lose out due to a number of factors. With the amends made this year with the release of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the tech giant is once again singing the success tune while the likes of Apple struggle. The fact that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are seeing more success than the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge+ doesn’t mean that Samsung has forgotten about the latter group.

As noted at the beginning, the latest August Android security patch was recently pushed to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Furthermore, the older Galaxy Note 4 has already been updated with the latest security patch – an indicator that Samsung still has these old phones in mind. Now the same is happening for the phablet Galaxy S6 Edge+, which was released alongside the Galaxy Note 5. However, this software update is only happening in Europe, but it shouldn’t take long before the same update starts hitting other regions.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

If you are using an unlocked variant of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ in Europe, you can look out for the OTA notification that brings this month’s update. Once you download and install it on your phone, the firmware version will be updated to XXS2BPH1. It comes to specifically deal with an issue that leads to the automatic installation of malware on your phone whenever the SideSync app is enabled before a Setup Wizard is done.

For those who are not ready to wait for the OTA update, there is room to check for the update’s availability manually. Go to the Settings>About device>Software update>Download update manually. While doing this, make sure your battery is at least 50% charged.

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