Verizon has begun rolling out Android Marshmallow to the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ alongside a smaller update to the Note 5 to address some connectivity issues users have been reporting.
Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 is the version of the mobile OS Galaxy S6 edge+ users are getting which updates the software identification number to LMY47X.G928VVRU2AOJ3. Some updates present are the usual features found in Marshmallow such as Now on Tap, power-saving Doze mode, and more controllable app permissions alongside some improvements to Live Broadcasting and the Edge panel. Users will also be able to take advantage of Verizon’s Wi-Fi Calling which allows customers to use their Wi-Fi connection to make phone calls in case data isn’t available where they’re located. Adoptable SD card storage is pretty much guaranteed, however, to be absent as it hasn’t shown up in any Marshmallow updates for Galaxy phones so far.
In order to get the update on your Galaxy S6 Edge+, you must either wait for the notification to appear telling you there’s an update available, or you can manually check by going to Settings > About phone > Software Updates. There, you’ll be able to check if the update has reached your device yet, and if it hasn’t, just wait a few days as major updates like this tend to roll out pretty slowly. Verizon suggests that, if you receive the update and want to install it, you should jump on Wi-Fi as downloading such a big file can gobble up your data fast. They also suggest having a fully charged battery so your device doesn’t die during the installation process and cause an error. These guidelines also apply to the Note 5’s update the carrier’s rolling out.