The Samsung Galaxy J Android Pie update is rolling out to select models which means users have a big decision to make: Install the update right away or wait a few hours, days, or longer before making the transition from Android Oreo to Android Pie and the new One UI.
Samsung started with flagships like the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9, but the company’s now pushing the Android 9.0 Pie upgrade to mid-rangers and older devices. Among them, the Galaxy J series.
The Galaxy J Android Pie update started rolling out in early April starting with the Galaxy J8 in select regions. The update has since moved onto the Galaxy J6, Galaxy J4, and Galaxy J4+ with more updates in more regions planned for May and June.
As expected, the Galaxy J Pie update is a big one. It comes with a long list of changes including Samsung’s new One user interface. One UI looks a lot different than the previous UI, Samsung Experience, and it brings a host of new features including Night Mode.
It’s an exciting upgrade and one most Galaxy J users will want to move to. That said, there are also a few reasons you might consider holding out.
The Galaxy J Android Pie update went through testing behind the scenes, but issues have popped up in the final version. There’s no way to predict exactly how the upgrade will treat your phone so you’ll want to approach the update with caution.
In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to install Android Pie on your Galaxy J8, Galaxy J6, or Galaxy J4 right now or soon after it arrives for your model. We’ll also take you through some reasons why you might want to stay on Android Oreo for a little while longer.
Install Android Pie for Better Security
If you store sensitive data on your device you'll probably want to install the Android Pie update soon after it arrives for your phone.
Samsung continues to push out important security patches to the Galaxy J series and the Android Pie update brings the latest batch of patches with it.
These patches, which come from Google and Samsung, will help protect your phone from nefarious people.
If you're curious about what's on board Samsung's most recent security updates, you can read more about them on the company's website.
The Android Pie update also brings additional security enhancements including a feature called Lockdown Mode.
When Lockdown Mode is enabled, you can quickly disable Smart Lock, biometrics unlock, and notifications on the device's lock screen so that other people can't get into your phone.