Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and the Galaxy Note 5 are already receiving the latest July Android security patch. But this is only happening for the unlocked variants of these handsets.
At the same time, the South Korean tech giant has again started the rollout for this July update to last year’s Galaxy S6 lineup, which includes the standard S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge, and the larger Galaxy S6 Edge+. Interestingly, this is only happening in the same region as where the initial updates were availed – Europe.
These three handsets have already received Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. In fact, they were among the first to be upgraded to the new OS when Samsung started the process months ago. With the latest update, it only brings the device’s security patch level to the latest version, which is dated July 1. The monthly update weighs about 350MB and according to the South Korean tech giant, the main aim behind this update is to fix an issue related to audio where the service enables malicious apps to access or even make changes to values located in the devices’ shared memory.
Just like many other monthly security updates that Samsung has been rolling out in the past, the latest will be coming in as an OTA. With this in mind, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and S6 Edge+ users with unlocked variants and live in Europe should already have received the notification by now. If it hasn’t come, there is room for checking for its availability manually. This ca be done by going to the phones’ Settings>About device>Software update>Update now. The latter option will only show up if the update is ready and available for downloading on your Galaxy S6 handset.
Since the update is sizeable, it is better to go into the process with a device that is at least 50% full charged. If otherwise, ensure you have it connected to a power source. In addition, you can also opt for a Wi-Fi connection if the 350MB file size scares the hell out of you when it comes to data packs.