Update The Galaxy S6


With the popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S6, there’s no doubt that it will be among the first to receive the latest Android updates from Google. When Google updates their system, Samsung will adapt the software to the Galaxy S6 and push an update out, hopefully without too much delay. This is called an OTA update. OTA means “Over The Air”. This means you can get the update without having to connect your phone to a computer or anything. Performing an OTA update will not erase your apps or data and everything will be just as you left it.

Most of the time you’ll receive a notification letting you know there is an update, but sometimes you have to check for updates manually. I’ll show you how to go about that.


Check For Updates

Navigate to Settings > About Device > Software Update

Your phone will check in with Samsung’s servers to see if there is any update available for your device.

If there is, it will begin to download the update. Usually the updates are around 500MBs, so they shouldn’t take too long to download unless your internet is as crappy as mine.

After the update is download, you’ll have the options to schedule an update, or update right away. Expect the update to take around 10 minutes. Be sure that you have a good amount of juice in your battery, or that you’re plugged into the wall.

Update Your Device

Once you select “Update” your device will restart and install the update.

Once the update is complete, your phone will reboot. Wait for a few more minutes as Android optimizes your apps. You’ll be greeted with a notification that will confirm your phone has updated successfully.

That’s it! It’s very easy to update your device to the latest version of Android.

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Ronald Comstock
Ronald Comstock

Home theater and Android enthusiast. I work with the sponsorship team on XDA to create and publish content for the latest in Android and smart home tech.

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