Samsung launched the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge in February 2016 and the devices hit the shelves in March. To keep the phones secured, Samsung has released the latest Security Patch for the two devices, which will be rolled out to customers in phases.

Security patch for the Samsung handsets

The latest update for the two phones are in the form of a security patch will bring in several minor improvements in terms of stability and performance. It will also fix some of the bugs which may have plagued users in the previous builds. As the name suggests the update will also enhance the overall security of the devices, ensuring users’ privacy is not compromised.

Information regarding the update and how to install

The June security patch for the two devices will be available as an over the air, or OTA, download. This means that people would be able to get the update through a Wi-Fi connection or even through mobile data. The Galaxy S7 will receive the update with the software version G930W8VLS2BQF1. The Galaxy S7 edge users will however receive the update in the form of the version G935W8VLS2BQF1.

The changelog for the software update did not specify exactly what the update would be changing. However, this is common in case of security patches, since knowing the changes being brought would make these devices vulnerable to external attacks. However, users would be happy to know that the update has now rolled out to the two Samsung devices.

Most users should receive an automatic notification on their handset once the security patch becomes available to them.

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However, in some cases people may not be alerted to the update’s arrival. In these cases, users can choose to manually search for the update and install it if available. To manually check for the update, just head on over to Settings, followed by About Device and finally selecting Software Updates.

Users should also keep in mind some aspects before downloading and installing the security update. For instance, users should have their handsets connected to a strong Wi-Fi network for the seamless installation process. People should also ensure that their handset at least has more than 60 percent of charge on their device. It is also recommended to have a backup ready in case if something goes wrong while the update is getting installed. After taking these precautions, users should then move ahead with the installation.