Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 Problems: 5 Things to Know

The Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update has pushed out to the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and now the Galaxy S5. And while it brings bug fixes and enhancements, it brings some problems of its own. Today, we take a look at a few things you need to know about Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 problems.

In April, Google confirmed an Android 5.1.1 update for its Nexus smartphones and tablets. Shortly after the confirmation, it began rolling out the bug fix update that tackles Android 5.1 problems and some of the other lingering Android Lollipop problems left behind by Android 5.0.2 and others.

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This month, we’ve finally started to see non-Nexus devices get the Android 5.1.1 update including several popular Samsung Galaxy devices. While the roll out is still very young, we expect the update to start spreading as we push deeper and deeper into the year.

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As of right now, only a few devices are rocking Android 5.1.1. Those devices include the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, and Galaxy S5. The Galaxy Note 4 is expected to get Android 5.1.1 in July. All of these updates have delivered numerous enhancements and bug fixes and many Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S5 owners have eagerly installed the update.

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While Android 5.1.1 comes with fixes and enhancements, we also know that it comes with some of its own problems. Nexus users have been complaining about Android 5.1.1 problems for several weeks and now Galaxy owners have started noticing issues with Samsung’s latest firmware.

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With Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 problems swirling and several updates on the way, we take a look at what you need to know about Galaxy Android 5.1.1 problems. This will help those of you already on Android 5.1.1 and those of you who are planning on getting an Android 5.1.1 update in the future.

Prepare Your Device, Now

Samsung’s Android 5.1.1 release dates are going to be extremely unpredictable which is why we recommend getting an early start preparing your Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S5, or Galaxy Note 4 for Android 5.1.1 and potential problems it might bring along with it.

We’ve put together some steps we think you should take ahead of your Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 release date. These will prepare your device but they’ll also prepare you for the release. If you empower yourself ahead of the release date, you’re going to be able to get a handle on any problems that pop up after you install your Android 5.1.1 firmware.

Galaxy Android 5.1.1 Release Date Tips

We’ve also put together some Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 release date tips that will help minimize the risk of running into Android 5.1.1 problems on release day and beyond.

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There’s no way to completely protect your device from potential Android 5.1.1 problems, but if you take some steps ahead of the release date and some steps on the day that the software arrives, you’re going to come out of the Android 5.1.1 update in much better shape than if you did not preparation at all.

You don’t need to follow them all but we recommend taking a look if this is your first Android phone or if you’re nervous about Android 5.1.1 problems.

Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 Problems

The Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 release is limited but we’re already seeing Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S5 users complain about Android 5.1.1 problems.

Galaxy S6 owners are complaining about issues with notifications, abnormal battery drain, problems with the phone’s tethering feature, and some odd issues with calls and the UI.

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Galaxy S6 Edge users are saying that they’ve encountered problems with battery drain, with apps, the People Edge feature, and infinite reboot issues. Galaxy S5 users are complaining about lag and we’ve also heard complaints about Wi-Fi issues and problems with the device’s battery life.

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We expect more Android 5.1.1 problems to pop up as Samsung continues to push out the Android 5.1.1 update to more Galaxy smartphone users. The problems we have seen though are extremely isolated and we haven’t seen too much complaining in the aftermath of the release.

Fixes for Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 Problems

We haven’t put together a list of fixes for Samsung Android 5.1.1 problems yet but we have put together a list of fixes for common Galaxy Android Lollipop problems. Many of these fixes will work for the Android 5.1.1 problems that have emerged and so we recommend taking a look at those if you’re experiencing issues with Android 5.1.1.

If you own a Galaxy S6 and you’re seeing Android 5.1.1 problems, you’ll want to head here. If you own a Galaxy S6 Edge, you’ll want to head here. If you own a Galaxy S5, you’ll want to head here. And if you own a Galaxy Note 4, you’ll need to head here if you experience issues.

Those fixes are a great starting point for Galaxy users dealing with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop problems though we also suggest digging deep into carrier-specific forums and Android-centric forums (Android Central and XDA-Forums) for help. The Android community is massive and all of these are popular phones.

What’s Next

If you run into Android 5.1.1 problems, you’re going to need to be proactive because Samsung’s next big update probably won’t arrive for several months at least.

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Samsung still hasn’t confirmed an Android M release but there’s a very good chance that all of these Galaxy devices will get Android M down the road. Android M comes with a ton of fixes and performance enhancements and we expect Samsung to tack on a number of fixes for Lollipop problems.

Android M will arrive in Q3 for Nexus devices and Samsung devices will get it sometime after that. So, if you run into Android 5.1.1 problems, don’t expect Samsung or its carrier partners to roll out immediate bug fix updates for those problems. You’ll need to branch out on your own to find fixes.