3 Things Not to Do After Installing Galaxy S7 Nougat & 4 Things to Do

Now that you’ve downloaded the Samsung Galaxy S7 Nougat update on your device there are a few things you should, and shouldn’t, do moving forward.

It took awhile but the Samsung Galaxy S7 Nougat release is starting to push out at a rapid pace in countries around the world.

The update is currently rolling out to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge across Europe and its also landed for all four major carriers in the U.S. (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon). It’s also available on U.S. Cellular.

In the months since the start of the roll out we’ve been providing Galaxy S7 users with resources to help make the transition from Marshmallow easier.

A few of these guides (Things to Do Before Installing Nougat, Reasons to & Not to Install Galaxy S7 Nougat) have focused on steps to take before you install the Android 7.0 Nougat update on your Galaxy S7.

Today we want to shift gears and talk about what you should do once you get the Android 7.0 Nougat update on board your Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge or Galaxy S7 Active.

Test All of Your Connections

One of the first things we recommend doing immediately after installing Android 7.0 Nougat on your Galaxy S7 is to check your various connections to ensure that they’re stable.

Check your GPS to make sure that it’s working properly. Samsung devices sometimes exhibit frustrating GPS issues after a major Android release. Keep an eye on it for a few days to ensure that it’s functioning like it was when you had Marshmallow on board.

You’ll also want to test your various Bluetooth connections. If you pair your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge with speakers, headsets, your car, or some other gadget, you’ll want to make sure Android 7.0 is agreeable.

You’ll also want to monitor your LTE/4G service, your Wi-Fi connections and their stability/speed, and you’ll also want to test third-party hardware like your Galaxy S7’s microSD card, a Chromecast, smart TVs, and any other connected-devices you rely on in your home or office.

Download Secure Folder

One of the best Galaxy S7 Nougat features requires a download. And if you store sensitive data/files on your Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, or Galaxy S7 Active, you’ll want to download it soon after you get Nougat on board your device.

Secure Folder, one of the Galaxy Note 7’s best features, is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S7 provided you’re running Android 7.0.

Secure Folder is literally a folder where you can house important files (bank information, things of that nature) in a place separate from the rest of the files on your device.

To access and manage the content in the Secure Folder, you’ll need to use an authentication method like a PIN, pattern, passcode or fingerprint authentication.

Secure Folder is available as a download via Samsung’s Galaxy Apps platform. We recommend going to get it right now if you haven’t already.

It’s awesome and it’s free.

Test Out Nougat Features

Your Galaxy S7 Android 7.0 Nougat update comes with more than just cosmetic changes to the device’s user interface. It comes with a bunch new features and some of them could drastically change how you use your phone.

Android 7.0 Nougat comes equipped with some excellent changes including Samsung Pass, a new Performance Mode that could help you improve your device’s (surprise!) performance, changes to the popular multi-window mode, a new Blue light filter, improvements to Quick Settings, and so much more.

 

We’ve taken a dive into our favorite Galaxy S7 Nougat features and that’s a great place to start if you’re unfamiliar with Nougat.

Don’t be afraid to look around and play around with some of the new features Samsung’s offering in Android 7.0.

You’ll rarely use some of them but others could prove to be extremely useful. You’ll never know if you don’t try them out.

Report Your Galaxy S7 Problems

The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Nougat updates went through a public beta. They also went through extensive testing behind the scenes at Samsung and its carrier partners.

This testing wiped out a bunch of bugs but Galaxy S7 Nougat problems have made it through to the official version of the upgrade.

As the roll out picks up speed, we’re starting to see complaints about the Galaxy S7 Nougat update get louder and there’s a chance you’ll encounter an issue on your Samsung Galaxy S7.

If you do encounter a problem, make sure you report it. The worst thing you can do is let the issue go unreported. You’ll want to relay your experience to your carrier so that they’re aware of the problem. If you’re lucky and/or if complaints get loud enough, you might see a fix in a future update.

You can report bugs on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook or you can find your carrier’s support forums and report your issue that way.

If you’re using an unbranded version of the Galaxy S7, you’ll need to deal with Samsung directly.

Don’t Panic

If you do happen to run into a problem with your Samsung Galaxy S7’s Nougat update, there’s no need to panic. There’s a good chance you’ll be able to fix the problem on your own.

If you just installed Nougat on your phone and you’re seeing an issue with battery drain or lag, give the device and the update a couple of days to mesh.

Sometimes it takes a few days for a new update, particularly one as big as Nougat, to even out.

If you continue to notice issues after a couple of days with Nougat on board your device, it’s time to take action.

Fortunately, there are tons of resources available to you online. You’ll probably be able to fix whatever is plaguing your Galaxy S7 from the comfort of your chair.

We’ve put together a list of fixes for the most common Galaxy Android Nougat problems. It’s a great starting point if you’re dealing with weird battery drain or another performance issue.

We’ve also put together a list of ways to improve Galaxy S7 Nougat performance.

Don’t Rely on Samsung or Your Carrier for Fixes

Don’t rely on Samsung or your carrier to fix your problems. You’ll need to be extremely proactive if you run into battery issues, issues with your Wi-Fi, or problems with GPS or Bluetooth.

At some point, your device will probably receive an Android Nougat bug fix update. Problem is, these releases are extremely unpredictable and sporadic.

There’s also a good chance the update will fail to fix your issue or, if you’re really unlucky, bring a different problem to your phone.

It’s fine to vent to Samsung and your carrier on social media or in a forum somewhere. But while you’re doing that, make sure you’re tracking down a fix for your issue.

Don’t Leave Your Apps Alone

Don’t just assume all of your apps and services will work properly after you install Nougat on your device. If you failed to do this before you installed Android 7.0 on your Galaxy S7, make sure you put your apps into focus.

If you rely on apps and services now would be a good time to check for Nougat support updates you might’ve missed.

Developers have been releasing bug fix updates to patch up issues with Nougat. We’ve seen a steady stream of them in the months since Nougat’s release.

If you don’t have automatic updates turned on or if you’ve fallen behind, you should head into the Google Play Store and see what you can find.

Before you blindly install an update, make sure you read reviews. While the intention of developers is to solve problems, some apps might still be having issues on Nougat.

You also might try reinstalling an application if it’s giving you issues after installing Nougat or a recent update.

3 Reasons Not to Install Galaxy S7 Nougat & 8 Reasons You Should

Install Nougat If You Want Better Security

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Install Nougat If You Want Better Security

Let's start with some basics.

If you value your security, and most of you probably do, you'll want to think about installing an Galaxy S7 Nougat update soon after it arrives for your device. 

Every month, Google and Samsung release important security patches for Android devices. Your Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Android Nougat update should bring the latest security patches to your device.

Samsung's initial batch of Galaxy S7 Nougat updates delivered the company's January security update but the latest updates deliver newer security patches. You can read more about them over on Samsung's website

If you failed to download or receive an older security update (May, June, etc), you'll also get those patches when you install Android 7.0 Nougat for the first time. 

On top of the patches, Samsung's Galaxy S7 Nougat update brings Samsung Pass, a way to secure your identity using biometric data rather than entering your password or ID. 

Samsung Pass is like a master key for your various logins and it relies on Galaxy S7's fingerprint scanner. The biometric data is encrypted and stored safely by Samsung Knox.

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6 Comments

  1. Patrick Norris

    03/09/2017 at 4:20 am

    So depending on the release of this Nougat update which I’m not sure about, and after my recent update to the software(3days), is when I started to experience problems. First I noticed my phone was lagging really bad. I sometimes couldn’t use the devise because if would freeze on me so bad. I decided to do a master reset and the problem has gotten better but still a minute latency in typing which is frustrating for a $700 phone. The next problem I noticed was when i talk to text, it would speak out the sentence and continue with a repeat and spell it out 4-5 time… something like this very frustrating something like that very frustrating something like this very frustrating… every time. And other friends of mine with S7’s experiencing the same problem.. someone please help.

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  2. Mike Hennes

    04/17/2017 at 5:32 pm

    Where was this information prior to the release of nougat,because I called Samsung and Google as well as my provider Verizon no one knew any thing like your telling people now, very similar to lollipop.

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  3. Mike Hennes

    04/17/2017 at 5:35 pm

    When is Samsung going to get this figured out

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  4. Richard Gross

    04/18/2017 at 11:53 am

    Re: Nougat. Why do they think changing the Interface is an improvement? Microsoft does this and then you cannot find things where they used to be. Now it takes 2 inputs to turn Battery Saver on or off rather than one input. The Settings and email icons are smaller and less distinct. Whn I enter my password a screen appears with New Features that I don’t want and imply that they will steal my info without any choice or explanation. When I read an article online the screen keeps jumping around. If there is advanced security that’s fine but a simple patch would have sufficed. All these “new features” are crap and we should have a choice of whether to install them. After only 4 hours into the update I want to reinstall Marshmallow. If this gets worse I may have to swallow my pride and buy an iphone.

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  5. Mel

    04/19/2017 at 7:52 pm

    I finally gave in and downloaded the update because I got sick of the constant notifications. First of all it changed the way that things look and I’m not crazy about it but it also seems to have loaded a whole bunch of new things on my phone that I cannot turn off the notifications for and I cannot disable and I find that incredibly irritating. For example why can’t I turn off notifications from my camera for example or from my gallery for example those are things that I should be able to decide for myself if I want notifications or not. But it’s not just those two there’s probably 30 things on there given the opportunity I would disable because I don’t want them and I don’t use them and there’s absolutely no reason to have them on my phone but I can’t I can’t disable them I can’t stop them I cannot uninstall them and on many of them I can now also not even turn off notifications for the services that I don’t want or will never use. That is a huge huge irritant for me when I spend $750 on a phone.

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  6. Randy

    05/04/2017 at 6:04 am

    After i started an update over the air for nougat, my device S7 Edge could not on. It look like the new update cause the problem. I don’t know what to do and only my first option was to go to samsung service centre to fix my device.

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