The Samsung Galaxy S6 Nougat update is rolling out and it might hit your device in the near future. While you might be tempted to install the new software the second it arrives, some of you might be better off waiting a few hours, days or weeks before making the move.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 5 Nougat updates have some company. In March, Samsung started rolling out the Galaxy S6 Nougat update bringing Android 7.0 to the regular variant and the Galaxy S6 Edge. These updates are now rolling out to variants in the United States.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Android Nougat update is also rolling out in the United States and other countries around the world. It’s a similar update.
As expected, the Galaxy S6 Nougat update is a big one (over 1GB in size) and it delivers some exciting changes to the former flagship devices.
When your prompt appears, your first instinct will be to download the software on your phone. It’s a natural reaction to a big upgrade.
While some of you will be perfectly fine installing the Galaxy S6 Nougat update when it arrives, others will benefit from waiting.
Today we want to walk you through some reasons to download sooner after it appears on your phone and some reasons why you might want to take a temporary raincheck.
Install Nougat If You Value Your Security
If you store sensitive information on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge you'll want to consider installing the Nougat update soon after it arrives for your device.
Google and Samsung release monthly security patches that deliver named, and unnamed, patches for potential exploits.
The Galaxy S6 Nougat update that's rolling out right now delivers the March security patch though we could see some of these updates push out with Samsung's new April security update. You can read more about their contents on Samsung's website.
If you missed an older security update (January, December, etc), you'll likely be forced to download it/them before you can obtain Nougat.
Important security patches are just a part of the Nougat update for the Galaxy S6.
Your Galaxy S6 Android 7.0 Nougat update should also bring Samsung Pass, a service that serves as a master key to all of your various logins.
Instead of relying on a password and ID to protect your identity, Samsung Pass uses the Galaxy S6's fingerprint scanner to keep your information safe.
It's extremely easy to setup and it should be useful to anyone that values security.