Samsung is rolling out a new OTA update to the Galaxy J7 2016 handset and once installed, the device’s security patch level will be updated to March 2017.
The update is currently rolling out and it’s coming in as version J710MNUBU2AQC1. As usual with monthly security updates, those using Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 will also receive an unknown number of bug fixes as well as performance and stability improvements. Since this update does a lot in optimizing the performance of your device, it is important that you download and install it once the notification is sent to your phone.
OTA updates usually take some time before finally hitting all affected devices. For those Samsung Galaxy J7 2016 users who can’t wait for the OTA notification, which could take days before arriving, you can take the manual channel. This involves going to the handset’s Settings>About phone>System updates>Check for updates manually.
This process will give you early access to the latest update on your Galaxy J7 2016, but make sure you are connected to the internet via Wi-Fi before proceeding with the download process. Also, charge your phone’s battery to at least 50% or simply keep it connected to power during the entire process. Even though Android 7.0 Nougat update is expected to hit the Galaxy J7 2016, this latest security patch is still based on Android Marshmallow.
If you own the smaller Samsung Galaxy J3 2016, you’ll be glad to learn that Sammy is already rolling out this month’s Android security patch to the device. The software version is J320FXXU0AQC3, an indicator that the main target is the European market. Like the Galaxy J7 2016, this update also will take time before hitting all units. The good side of the story is that you can also do a manual update by going through the phone’s Settings app.