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3 Reasons Not to Install Galaxy Note 5 Nougat & 8 Reasons You Should

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Don't Install Nougat If You're Unprepared

Don't Install Nougat If You're Unprepared

We can't stress this enough. If you aren't prepared for your Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update don't install your Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update. 

If you spend some time doing some prep work before you download the software, you'll be in a much better situation. A little preparation will go a long way toward preventing issues with your phone and the files stored on it. 

We've put together a step-by-step walkthrough that takes you through our pre-installation checklist. Some of these steps will take you a few seconds. Others, like making a backup of all of your important files/data or getting familiar with all of Nougat's changes, could take a lot longer. 

If you're new to Android or if you simply want some guidance ahead of your download, you'll want to check that walkthrough out. One other note.

If you're an avid Samsung Pay user and you haven't updated to the latest version, make sure you do that before you upgrade to Android Nougat.

Samsung's rolling the Galaxy Note 5 Nougat update out in Europe and the change log comes with a warning. The company highly recommends downloading the current version of Samsung Pay before downloading Nougat. 

Downloading the new version of Samsung Pay will help stabilize the application during the transition from Marshmallow to Nougat. 

If you don't take this step before downloading Nougat you could run into performance issues with Samsung's mobile payment platform.  

Even if you're already running Nougat on your Galaxy Note 5 you should take some time to prepare for the latest bug fix build. 

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24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. John

    03/21/2017 at 6:44 am

    Stupid article

  2. Gururajan Ragothaman

    03/21/2017 at 9:51 am

    Lol. Very helpful article

  3. Shrikant

    03/22/2017 at 7:24 am

    Just for writing u wrote this stupid baseless article

  4. John

    03/22/2017 at 8:34 am

    Actually, quite a useful article as my Note 5 just updated to Nougat and Samsung are pretty useless about advertising the new features.

  5. Saurabh Shah

    03/26/2017 at 11:40 am

    This is the most useless piece of information on planet earth.

  6. Akash Kumar

    04/06/2017 at 11:55 pm

    Thank you for the useful information. I also have a note 5 and I’ve got the nougat update. I bought this phone coz of its hi-tech security features. In marshmallow I couldn’t turn off the GPS, mobile data, Wi-Fi, etc without unlocking my phone with my fingerprint. Now after this nougat update I can turn off all the options without unlocking my phone. If my phone is lost or stolen the person finding it can switch off all those features and I won’t be able to locate my phone. This is the only thing I didn’t like in the nougat update. If anybody can make it a point to inform the company about it that would be great. I don’t know how to contact them. Ty

  7. Suung

    04/11/2017 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you for the new version of Android system.
    I had updated Android 7.0 on my Samsung Galaxy Note 5.0.
    I have a little problem with Pro-camera mode, it’s always reboot when I try to open this mode. I will appreciated very much if you can recommend me how to solved this problem.

    Thank you.

  8. Rainier Vaz

    04/12/2017 at 11:12 pm

    13 April 2017
    Dear all Concerned
    All the above is good except I have not yet setup the Samsung Pass on my Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
    Before the Android 7.0 update my battery life used to stay for approximately 20 to 24 hours – however, after installing the Android 7.0 update – my battery drains in less than 10 hours sometime lesser after charging it to 100%. For example, last night my Note 5 was fully charged by 12 am (0:00) & disconnected from the power unit & cable – but this morning after 6 Hours of charging the battery life was at 76% (Previously at the same time in the morning the battery used to show 90% to 95%
    Based on he above, can you provide assistance on what is to be done to rectify this Battery Power Drain problem.

    Looking forward to your urgent reply

    • Adam Ho

      04/17/2017 at 7:38 pm

      Hey, I should be able to help you all with your battery issues. I currently work for Sprint, and address this issue everyday, and I have Galaxy batteries down as a proud owner of a Note 5.

      First, make sure that your Note 5 is not set to an “automatic network” setting. This can be found under your network settings. For example, my phone is Sprint, so therefore, my phone should be set to LTE/CDMA. On the Sprint Network, automatic network settings can be horrible on a battery as the device will always look for a connection, instead of defaulting to the correct connection.

      Start with that first. Your phone will Restart. Next, simply make sure automatic brightness is turned off, and turn screen brightness down to half. (both options found by dragging top screen down) The Note 5 screen is a major power hog, so limit the power needed to power the screen. Plug the phone in. Charge to 100%. Go to your battery settings, and check to see what kind of life your battery should be getting. I betcha your numbers are looking much better now. Currently, my phone is at 65% charge. My battery is reading at 13h 41m. That is pretty darn good if you ask me.

      The Note will resort back to default settings after a phone receives an update. This is important to remember because changing these settings can drastically improve the devices battery usage, and why would you want 10 hour total battery life like @Rainier Vas???

      For me it takes nothing but a few minutes to apply these settings to customers phones on a daily basis. It has made a difference, I have done the research, trial and error…it’s easy.

      Try that out.

  9. Dr. Mohamed Taha

    04/14/2017 at 12:48 pm

    The sound affected greatly in my galaxy note 5 after updating to Android 7 and it found with high echo. Also many applicatins were affected adversely and do not work permanently like All player video application. I hope this problems to be solve.

  10. Annemarie criscuolo

    04/23/2017 at 12:24 pm

    This update has affected my perfect video taking. Sounds like I have a blown speaker. But listening to other videos it’s fine. Sound is static only if I record a video
    .

  11. Jason P Stoven

    04/25/2017 at 8:50 am

    Wtf? My actual phone does not work after the nougat 7.0 update I can’t even call out

    • Jason

      04/29/2017 at 10:43 am

      Same here!

  12. Justin

    04/26/2017 at 3:59 pm

    I hate the way to go and choose what you want for split screen !

  13. Melvin

    04/26/2017 at 8:23 pm

    i’m experiencing several issues with receiving calls and the other person cannot hear me half the time if they are calling me. I usually have to call them back as a workaround (Note 5/Andriod 7)

    9

  14. Ron

    04/27/2017 at 8:13 am

    I always liked the dark-background notifications in Marshmallow, and am sorely disappointed with the stark-white backgrounds in Nougat. Why force such a drastic visual change without providing a setting where I can change it back?

  15. Sims

    04/29/2017 at 8:55 am

    The font selection doesn’t work after the update. I clicked the Cool jazz and it shows the preview of how it would look. When I click to apply it absolutely nothing happens. The font is still the default setting.

  16. KLT

    05/01/2017 at 7:28 pm

    Thank you for the update. Some problems faced with my update to share are:
    1. All emails set-up are wipe out. However it is quite simple set up than the previous time if you on yahoo or gmail, but got problem with company email as need to run to the IT colleague again
    2. The update disabled the auto-screen lock upon closing the flip case, and screen does not turn on upon flip open the case cover! These features are very handy and mind you, we pay more for the flip case. Please fix this problem ASAP.
    If anyone has remedy, please share. Appreciate it.
    Many thanks

  17. darius

    05/01/2017 at 7:49 pm

    I had updated Android 7.0 on my Samsung Galaxy Note 5.0.
    I have big problem with Pro-camera mode, it’s cannot on in pro-camera mode. please help to solved this problem

  18. Twan Unais

    05/05/2017 at 4:09 pm

    Hi thank you for these information above. Actually i didn’t realize for this updated. So i was updated it as usual as i got information for update. Surprisingly i got more new features and new things. But unfortunately, my battery can’t charge fast like it did before. As 1 hour keep waiting for battery fully but it just increased to 2 percent only. At the same time i need to hurry go for work. Oh my so depressed. Please give me some tips or tricks to fix this. Thank you.

  19. Almencis Cumigad

    05/06/2017 at 7:48 pm

    Why my phone galaxy note5 did not update to nougat???

  20. Heather

    07/07/2017 at 10:02 pm

    My note 5 updated yesterday and now that I have done that there is an error message saying the Samsung Keyboard has stopped. I can’t do anything when that keeps popping up every 2 seconds. I even did a factory reset and as soon as I go to try to put an emoji in a text it freaks out. Luckily I have another keyboard app or I can’t do anything. This is so frustrating! I hate when a new update comes out!

  21. Stacy

    08/02/2017 at 4:13 am

    Terrible upgrade…battery drains…email issues…I postponed upgrade as long as possible….someone needs to fix this…im really pissed off…nothing works the same all worse

  22. Scott

    08/04/2017 at 1:49 pm

    Great article – I was thinking of updating but I might hold off now. Thank you!

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