The Samsung Galaxy Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is far from perfect and we continue to hear about Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow problems plaguing Galaxy S7, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, and Galaxy Note 4 users as we push into 2017.
Samsung’s Galaxy Android Nougat update is starting to pickup speed but that hasn’t stopped Marshmallow. The company continues to roll the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update out to Galaxy-branded devices across the globe.
We’ve seen bug fixers and new security builds for the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S6, and the Galaxy Note 5. Other flagships, like the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5, might stay on Marshmallow.
Samsung’s Android Marshmallow updates are also pushing out to various mid-range Galaxy smartphones, and Galaxy tablets.
Like its predecessor, Android Marshmallow brings powerful new features to Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones. And like Android Lollipop, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update brings its own set of frustrating problems.
While many users are enjoying the fruits of Samsung’s labors, others are running into problems with their version of Marshmallow.
Today we want to take a broad look at these issues and help you get on the right track if you’re worried about problems or if you’re are sensing trouble on your device.
These are the most important things to know, right now, about Samsung Galaxy Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow problems.
Samsung Galaxy Android 6.0.1 Problems
The first thing to know about Samsung Galaxy Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow problems is that there are (surprise surprise) Samsung Galaxy Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow problems.
AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint Galaxy Note 5 users are complaining about battery drain, issues with Wi-Fi, and various download problems. Other users are seeing problems with Bluetooth, the Amazon app, Voicemail, and more.
Users outside of the United States are also seeing a variety of Android 6.0.1 issues, many of which fall in line with the problems Samsung Galaxy Note 5 customers in the U.S. are encountering after the update.
Galaxy Note 5 users aren’t alone either.
Of course, Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy Note 5 Marshmallow problems are just the tip of the iceberg.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge users are seeing much of the same. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow problems include random reboot issues, problems with battery life, boot loops, syncing issues, problems with applications, issues with Doze, and more.
Galaxy Note 4 users are seeing issues with Wi-Fi, boot loops, freezes, lag, app problems, and more. Galaxy S5 users are also seeing problems. They include problems with notifications, installation errors, battery life problems, and more.
We aren’t pointing these out to nitpick. We are pointing them out so that you’re aware of them if you’re still waiting on a Android 6.0.1 update. The more attention these Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow problems get the better.
If you’re having a great time on Lollipop, or something older, be sure to take your time with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
It’ll be tempting to install your new update right away but you’ll want to do your homework before you make the move.
Android 6.0.1 Bug Fix Updates
Fortunately, Samsung isn’t sitting on its hands. The company, and its carrier partners, are taking action and addressing these Android 6.0.1 problems.
Samsung’s been rolling out a slew of brand new Galaxy Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow builds in regions across the globe and these updates should alleviate at least some of these problems.
Samsung’s rolled out out huge updates for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. T-Mobile’s pushed out some important bug fix updates for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. And Verizon recently joined the party with some updates of its own. Just to name a few.
Samsung and its carrier partners will continue to improve on its version of Marshmallow, even as the company transitions to Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.
Keep an eye out for new updates as we push deeper into the year. We should see a steady stream of bug fix updates and security patches.
How to Prepare & Where to Find Feedback
It’s difficult to predict what you might run into after you install the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on your Galaxy phone or tablet. That’s why you should prepare before you take the plunge.
We’ve put together a game plan that will take you step-by-step through the process we use before every Galaxy Android update.
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is a huge update and big updates can cause big problems. A little prep work could go a long way toward preventing problems on your phone or tablet.
As we push deeper into the year, it would be wise to keep tabs on your update’s performance.
Once your Marshmallow update or bug fixer starts rolling out, you’ll want to poke around for feedback from other users, especially if you’re feeling leery about making the move to a new Android build.
This feedback will alert you to potential problems and help you decide if you want or need the Android 6.0.1 update and its features. Many of you will, some of you might decide that you’re better off on Lollipop.
There are a few places to do this. You can poke around forums like XDA-Developers and Android Central Forums.
The Verizon update on Note 5 seems to have fixed the battery issues I had since getting 6.0.1.
— Jeff Springer (@jspring86az) April 20, 2016
How to Fix Galaxy Android 6.0.1 Problems
Android forums, XDA-Developers, social media sites, and carrier forums are great places to go for help with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow problems. We also have some resources that could help you wipe out any issues you’re having with the software.
We’ve also put together a list of fixes for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow problems. This is a great place to start if you’re already having problems with Samsung’s new OS.
If you’re dealing with Android Auto issues after upgrading to Marshmallow, you’ll want to take a look at Google’s help site for a potential fix.
And finally, you might consider installing the Android Nougat update, if one is available for your device. The new update brings bug fixes and patches with it so it’s definitely worth a look if and when it arrives for your smartphone or tablet.
Android Nougat & Security Updates
There’s a chance you won’t be able to find a manual fix for your Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow issue. It happens all the time. If that’s the case, you’ll just have to remain patient.
Again, Samsung and its partners are still rolling out periodic bug fixes for Marshmallow-powered devices so you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for those upgrades.
Samsung continues to roll out monthly security updates and there’s always a chance those will deliver a short list of bug fixes for lingering problems. There’s also a chance they’ll magically help or hurt your device’s performance.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are first in line to Nougat but Samsung’s planning an extensive roll out in the first half of 2017.
If you can’t wait that long for to fix your Galaxy Marshmallow problem(s), or if you’re using a device that’s not considered a flagship model, you’ll need to be extremely proactive in the weeks ahead. Dig into feedback and potential fixes for your device.
Android Nougat has the potential to correct some of Marshmallow’s mistakes but you can’t rely on Samsung to solve your issues.
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 the Galaxy S7 Nougat update soon after it arrives for your device.
Every month, Google and Samsung release important security patches for Android devices. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Android Nougat updates 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 while upcoming updates could deliver the patches from the February security update. You can read more about their contents on Samsung's website.
If you failed to download or receive an older security update (December, November, etc), the patches from those updates might be baked into your version of Nougat. If not, you might be forced to install them manually before you can download Nougat.
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.