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Samsung Galaxy S7 Problems Fixed in New Update

The impressive and powerful Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are two of the best smartphones on the market, but they still have their share of problems. Today though, a huge update is rolling out with loads of fixes. Starting first with T-Mobile, and owners can expect it to arrive on other carriers soon. Read on for all the details and bug fixes.

After the Galaxy S7 release date millions of users started enjoying it, which lead to more and more issues being mentioned in forums and on social media. From laggy performance at times, choppy slow-motion recording on the Snapdragon model, battery life, and general stability like freezing or reboots.

Read: How to Fix Bad Galaxy S7 Battery Life

Our own Galaxy S7 Edge appears to perform quite excellent, but there are still countless issues being reported. Above are a few details regarding how to improve battery life, and that’s just one of many big fixes that all Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners can expect starting today, and in the coming weeks.

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The biggest complaints we’ve seen have been regarding battery life, devices freezing or becoming unresponsive, as well as a few big issues with slow motion regarding being janky and stuttering, rather than a slow and smooth video. That said, Samsung took it a step further and added tons of changes, improved multiple aspects, and quickly released the latest April security patches right from Google.

Meaning the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge on T-Mobile will be performing at its best once this update arrives, and the same can be expected for owners on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and others in the near future.

Read: 10 Common Galaxy S7 Problems and How to Fix Them

So what’s new and improved or what has Samsung changed? A lot. The changelog below comes from T-Mobile, and will be similar with slight changes for other carriers once those arrive later this week.

Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Software Update

  • Enhanced voice services
  • Samsung Pay updates
  • Various system improvements
  • The stability of Recording video has been improved
  • Overall device performance has been improved
  • Battery life has been optimized
  • The security of your device has been improved
  • Device stability improvements, bug fixes

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Going over all the details it looks like Samsung’s made changed to improve S-Voice, although most owners probably use Google voice or Google Now. Samsung Pay has been improved and updated. The company and T-Mobile made significant system improvements, and the big one, stability of recording video has been improved.

We can also expect overall device performance to be better across the board, battery life has been optimized, which should hopefully deliver better performance and longer lasting battery life. Then as mentioned above Samsung is already pushing out the latest April security patch for Android. Google released April patches today as well, so Samsung is on the ball when it comes to device security.

Then last but not least we have the usual “device stability improvements and bug fixes”. This is something we see on every changelog, but it’s an important step during the first major software update after launch. Samsung has fined tuned all the hardware, software, camera, and overall system for an improved experience.

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Looking at the T-Mobile support pages these updates are both rather large. Coming in at over 200MB for the Galaxy S7, and around 150MB for the Galaxy S7 Edge. Meaning these are rather big with lots of changes and improvements across the board.

Owners with a T-Mobile Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge can head into Settings > Device > scroll down to About Phone > and check for updates manually. Otherwise, an over the air update notification should appear soon for all users.

T-Mobile is the only carrier to make an announcement, but with the April security patch and all these bugs being squashed, expect similar announcements from all major carriers in the coming days or weeks. If you received the update drop us a comment below with any notable changes, or improvements.

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When closed, the S-View cover offers instant access to critical features through a unique window interface, thanks to the Samsung ID chip. View the home screen to check the time, weather and other status items. Accept or reject incoming calls with just a swipe, or reject calls with a preset message. Control your music playback directly on the S-View screen. If you miss anything, notifications are shown in the recent activity menu of your S-View cover. It works even better with the new always-on display feature.

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31 Comments

  1. Sebastian Garcia

    04/04/2016 at 11:39 am

    Still having slow motion issues after update, also, vibration seems to be much much softer even if set to maximum.

    Reply

    • Cory Gunther

      04/04/2016 at 1:38 pm

      Slow mo is still stuttery after this update?? Ugh. I’m waiting for the AT&T update, but I’ve noticed the issue too. It’s only on the Snapdragon model. I wonder if they’re throttling the CPU too much.

      I’m really hoping it gets fixed. Because who wants a beautiful slow motion video to be choppy.

      Reply

  2. Vanessochka

    04/04/2016 at 7:11 pm

    I updated my phone now I cant swipe to unlock to enter my pin!

    Reply

  3. Lisa

    04/05/2016 at 1:18 pm

    I updated and now my messages app is crashing every time I send a message to a contact I have with many years worth of message. I do not want to delete or lose any messages.

    Reply

  4. billyt

    04/05/2016 at 2:43 pm

    where is the update? not received yet!

    Reply

  5. Jonah bixby

    04/06/2016 at 5:55 am

    Update makes me have to swipe the screen then draw a pattern to open. Liked my phone before the update.

    Reply

  6. Haa

    04/06/2016 at 9:44 am

    The biggest problem is the palm rejection issues. I simply have unwanted taps all the time and even can’t write properly when I’m holding the phone even with two hands and it’s really getting annoying

    Reply

  7. Eman

    04/06/2016 at 11:46 am

    My T-mobile Galaxy S7 phone seems to lag just a little now with the update installed. Movement used to be lightning fast. I would do a minimal flick of my finger and scrolling would move quickly down to the bottom of the list. Now when i do the same flick, the scrolling slows down and I have to flick my finger a few times to get to the bottom of a list.

    The phone feels slightly slower while opening Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest apps too. It takes a little longer to show Instagram video content on Wifi now. Before the update, I couldn’t tell if my phone was on Wifi or T-mobile’s 4G LTE data because the videos would load quickly at about the same rate. Now, I can tell when Wifi is on because the videos take slightly longer to load. My Wifi connection has not changed before or after this phone update.

    This is my initial findings so far. I’ve just updated a few hours ago, so there might be more differences.

    Reply

  8. Minerve

    04/06/2016 at 5:55 pm

    Does anyone have a problem with the network? I keep losing signal, change to new simcard already but still losing signal especially when i turn on flight mode then turn it off i will losing the network

    Reply

    • Roman Štědronský

      04/14/2016 at 12:18 am

      I have similar problems – when LTE is enabled, phone repeatedly loses network. It looks like everythinig is ok, but nobody can call me and I can’t call as well. I need restart mobile.

      Reply

  9. AAA

    04/07/2016 at 4:14 am

    Right from First day I facing issue of apps getting crashed most annoying is getting “Unfortunately,com.samsung.faceservice has stopped” reported to samsung solution provided is Factory Reset. I have told them it is reproducible when we go Gallery each time, I expected if I tell the root cause they may fix it with some patch in future. I think this is smart stay feature issue I hope Samsung will take up this issue and work for Fixing it
    Even Overheating during charging did they miss adding cooling liquid for few phones?

    Reply

  10. SEAN

    04/07/2016 at 7:17 am

    The update caused horrible connectivity issues with wifi and 4G for me. I haven’t seen any issues among other owners yet.

    Reply

    • Paul

      04/13/2016 at 2:26 pm

      Same issues for me mate. It’s been bad. Are you on 6.0.1?

      Reply

  11. Cassondra Danika

    04/07/2016 at 7:10 pm

    I did the overnight system update for my s7 and its been 14 hours and still frozen on the tmobile screen..the blue light in the corner is blinking and stays on…

    Reply

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  13. Ian

    04/09/2016 at 5:19 pm

    Can’t send text messages. Called and got a trouble ticket. Talked to T-mobile “engineers” and they couldn’t help. Luckily I’m pretty friendly with the retailers near by and they ordered me a new one. STILL can’t send text messages. Before the update and after I’m having all kinds of issues. If anyone can help that’d be awesome.

    Reply

  14. punit Manik

    04/11/2016 at 11:55 pm

    I did the overnight system update for my s7 and its been 14 hours and still frozen on the start samsung screen written as samsung and its blinking and the blue light in the corner is blinking and stays on…

    Reply

  15. charles smith

    04/15/2016 at 7:47 pm

    T-MOBILE IS CRAP. NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE. I HAD AN S7 EDGE WITH T-MOBILE IN PUERTO RICO. AND I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH NETWORK LOSING SIGNAL, PROBLEMS SENDING TEXT MESSAGES. AND DROP CALLS. I HAD TO EXCHANGE MY S7 WITHIN THE FIRST 14 DAYS IN STORE EXCHANGE. AND ONCE AGAIN THE SAME PROBLEMS KICKED IN. NOW IM WITH AT&T . AND THERES NO PROBLEM MY LIFE IS BEAUTYFUL AGAIN.

    Reply

  16. Patrick Cyril Kavapo

    04/19/2016 at 6:21 pm

    hi. i have a s7 edge too and just did a factory reset to it. it has rebooted ok. with a few steps into the set up and am getting this remark “Attention. 1 applications have been closed. Your device is overheating. You can only use the phone and contacts application.” And then it shuts down automatically without me completing the set up process. The phone is not overheating at all and shuts down only when it has booted up. Would anyone have a possible fix?

    Reply

    • Mario66542

      04/20/2016 at 9:39 am

      I had the same issue. My Recommendation is. Try to EXCHANGE YOUR SAMSUNG S7.

      Reply

  17. Leigh

    04/22/2016 at 9:40 pm

    losing cgnal even if there is wifi at home…when i open my facebook it says can’t connect right now. Check your internet settings.(sigh)😔🙁

    Reply

  18. Sandra

    05/02/2016 at 11:58 am

    Omg i have had the software update message but havent done it yet im on 02 7 edge . After reading all the above comments im afraid to install it now do i really need to

    Reply

  19. Michelle

    05/18/2016 at 2:53 pm

    Tmobile s7 connectivity issues are driving me crazy! Won’t stay connected to wifi or 4g. Im about to jump to an iphone

    Reply

  20. Whyp

    05/29/2016 at 9:16 am

    Still having the same issues.. #update fall

    Reply

  21. Carrie

    07/11/2016 at 8:33 am

    I’m having problems with the Internet and I can’t power my phone of nor turn the ringer down.

    This is really annoying me. I should of stayed with My HTC phone

    Reply

  22. Lynette Davis

    07/17/2016 at 8:07 am

    Lost calls continuously, and I was faded in and out when speaking, no matter where I was, replaced phone did fine, did update it froze, and continued dropping calls, did factory reset, worked fine, then it started again. Dropping calls no matter where I go, my voice fades in and out when speaking, phone has a mind of its own. Verizon customer

    Reply

  23. Lee

    08/09/2016 at 5:07 am

    I dont even get 4g anymore I’m lucky to get H+ wdf is that all about

    Reply

  24. Audrey

    09/04/2016 at 8:17 pm

    If you have a galaxy s7 does anyone have trouble with call waiting? My call waiting isn’t working.

    Reply

  25. Paul

    03/29/2017 at 3:41 pm

    Don’t like the new up date , I like the old call logs and my fav contacts ,there not there anymore , girlfriend doesn’t like her update , we both have the s7 edge , is there a way back ,can someone help. Paul

    Reply

  26. matthew augello

    03/29/2017 at 5:27 pm

    garbage

    Reply

  27. Kathleen OFlaherty

    04/04/2017 at 3:17 pm

    The update successfully installed, however gaming login has been unsuccessful on one particular game since. Many are having this issue and hearing that the game and update are not ” compatible “. Would this be a security issue? I’ve never heard of an update to cause this issue. Any help to resolve is appreciated.

    Reply

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