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.
In March, Samsung started rolling out the Galaxy S6 Nougat update bringing Android 7.0 Nougat to the regular variant, the Galaxy S6 Edge, and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. The update is also available for the rugged Galaxy S6 Active.
The updates are moving out slowly but they’re now available for many devices in the United States and countries around the world.
As expected, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Nougat update is a big one (over 1GB in size) and it delivers some exciting changes to the company’s former flagship devices.
When your Android Nougat prompt appears, your first instinct will be to download the software on your Galaxy S6. It’s the natural reaction to a big upgrade like Android 7.0.
While some of you will be perfectly fine installing the Galaxy S6 Nougat update right when it arrives, others will want to wait.
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 Samsung's most recent security patch. You can read more about their contents on Samsung's website. It includes patches from Google and Samsung itself.
If you missed an older Samsung security update (the one from January, February, etc), you'll get those patches as well.
These important security patches are just a part of the Android Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 Edge+.
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.