It’s been weeks since the Verizon Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge launched, and the carrier has finally managed to update the phones with improvements and fixes for Galaxy S6 issues. With these new updates in mind, we take a look at what users need to know about the first major Verizon Galaxy S6 update.
In April, Verizon launched the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The two devices replace the Galaxy S5 on Verizon’s extensive 4G LTE network, and do so with some big features including a new design language, improved displays, new processors, improved cameras, and more. They are two of the best phones on the market, although they are not without problems.
Verizon Galaxy S6 issues have been plaguing regular model and Galaxy S6 Edge owners since April. Verizon’s forums full of complaints This ranges from minor isolated issues to larger issues like battery drain, poor connection, and more.
Today Verizon has taken the first step to alleviate at least some of these problems. The carrier has released 2 updates, one for Galaxy S6 and another for Galaxy S6 Edge. They’re not Android 5.1 updates confirmed for the summer, but they’re important to the Verizon Galaxy S6.
With that in mind, here’s what Verizon Galaxy S6 users need to know about these updates and Samsung’s Galaxy S6 update line.
Prepare to Update
Before you install the update, know that there are some steps you need to take.
First, we highly recommend backing up your valuable files if you haven’t already. Even if you have a backup setup, you’ll want to make sure everything is OK before you act. We don’t expect any problems with the update but you never know. Android updates are unpredictable.
We recommend charging your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge (or both) before installing Verizon’s first update. You don’t want it to shut down during the installation process and we highly recommend that you set the device to 75% or higher before starting the download.
You should also consider using the time before the update to clean junk files and update your apps. We also recommend contacting your IT department, if any, prior to installation. If you have applications or services that are critical to your workflow, you need to be extremely careful.
Verizon Galaxy S6 Updates Are Now Disbanding
According to Verizon, both of these updates have been confirmed and are expected to reach all Verizon Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge users in the next few days. Verizon’s updates tend to move pretty quickly, and we expect the majority of users to see this prompt before the end of the week.
To check for the update, you’ll want to go to the device’s settings, about and check for a software update. If there is new firmware available, it will prompt you to download and install it. Download speed depends on the speed of your Wi-Fi connection.
Tons of Bug Fixes
Both of these updates come with important change logs, which is not surprising considering they are Verizon’s first updates. Galaxy S6 update comes with HD audio, voice calling, clock improvements and these small but important fixes for TouchWiz/Lollipop issue:
The Galaxy S6 Edge update is similar, although it includes some changes to People Edge, a feature that takes advantage of the curved screen of the Galaxy S6 Edge.
It’s worth noting that such updates tend to fix bugs that are not listed in the changelog. They may also present some problems of their own.
We haven’t seen any complaints yet, releases are still very new, but there’s a good chance we’ve heard about bugs and issues. If you’re worried, wait for user feedback. Verizon’s forums. You may also want to check out the fixes for common Galaxy S6 problems. They can help if you run into something.
Updates bring a new feature to the table. Galaxy S6 now has a drawing feature built into the photo editor. It’s not a big addition but it’s still new.
Galaxy S6 Android 5.1 Update
Verizon Galaxy S6 users looking for new features may not have to wait long. Samsung will release Android 5.1 Lollipop updates for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in June or July and are expected to bring bug fixes and a few new features.
These include a new Guest Mode and some tweaks to the camera app, including RAW support, ISO value changes, and more. It’s unclear whether Verizon will push Android 5.1.1 updates to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, but as T-Mobile is testing the update behind the scenes, there’s a very good chance.