Samsung Galaxy Android Nougat Problems & Fixes

The Nougat update is causing problems for S7 and S7 Edge owners and today we want to provide some potential remedies to those in need.

Last year, put its Galaxy S7 7.0 Nougat update into a beta program for select testers in select regions around the world. The beta let users try features ahead of the official release. It also helped Samsung squash potential issues.

The official Samsung Galaxy S7 Android Nougat update is out of beta and it’s rolling out to devices around the world. And while many users are enjoying the bump up from Marshmallow, others are running into issues with their version of Android 7.0 Nougat.

Samsung’s Android 7.0 Nougat update is far from perfect. In fact, the company’s already rolled out a bug fix update to the Galaxy S7 to address some of these early bugs and performance issues. Despite its efforts, many people are still experiencing problems.

While we wait for Samsung (and its partners) to roll out new versions of Android Nougat (it’s still unclear if Samsung will roll out Android 7.1.1 or Android 7.1.2), we want to help you manually fix your Samsung Galaxy Android Nougat problem.

This guide takes a look at the most common Nougat problems affecting Galaxy users and offers fixes for those issues. The current list includes fixes for bad battery life, broken Wi-Fi and busted Bluetooth and we expect to add more as more people, and more devices, get Android Nougat.

How to Fix Samsung Galaxy Nougat Installation Problems

We’re already hearing complaints about the Android Nougat download

and installation process. Installation issues are fairly common and there are a few things to try in an effort to jumpstart your Nougat install.

If your download

gets stuck, try pausing/restarting it. If that doesn’t help it along, check your internet connection.

You’ll want to be connected to a high-speed Wi-Fi network when you sit down to install Android 7.0 Nougat on your Galaxy smartphone.

If you’re positive it’s not a problem with your Wi-Fi connection, try restarting the device. If your device is completely frozen, take a look at this guide. It will show you how to force restart a Galaxy device.

If you’re still having issues with the OTA, you can also try sideloading the appropriate Nougat firmware for your device. You do so at your own risk.

How to Fix Samsung Galaxy Nougat Battery Life Problems

Abnormal battery drain is an extremely common Android issue we’re seeing various complaints from Galaxy smartphone users as we push deeper into the year.

If you installed Android 7.0 Nougat within the past two days, give it another day or two. Sometimes it can take a couple of days for the battery to settle in. If after two to three days the battery is still behaving badly, you’ll want to take action.

We’ve put together a list of fixes for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge battery life problems. These are proven fixes and they could help you turn around your bad battery life in a matter of minutes.

You’ll also want to take advantage of the Android Nougat’s new features. Samsung’s loaded it up with functions that could help you improve your battery life. For more on those, take a look at our Galaxy S7 Android Nougat walkthrough.

How to Fix Samsung Galaxy Nougat Wi-Fi Problems

If you start running into Wi-Fi issues after installing Nougat on board your device, don’t fret. There’s a good chance you’ll be able to solve your issue within a matter of minutes.

The first thing to do is to perform a quick restart of your device. Power it off, turn it back on, see if that helps to establish a better connection. If that doesn’t help, and it might not, you’ll want to investigate your connection.

First, we recommend unplugging your router for a solid minute or so. Plug it back in and check your Wi-Fi connection.

If you can’t take this step because you’re in a public place, or if you’re sure it’s not a router issue, try these fixes.

Head into your Settings and take a look at your stored Wi-Fi connections. From there, you’ll want to Forget the network that’s giving you problems. You’ll need to reenter your password so make sure you have it handy.

If that doesn’t help fix your issue, you should boot your Galaxy device into Safe Mode. Safe Mode disables third-party apps and that could help you narrow down the cause of your Wi-Fi issues.

Here’s how to turn on Safe Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

How to Fix Samsung Galaxy Nougat Bluetooth Problems

We’re already hearing about an assortment of Galaxy Android Nougat Bluetooth issues and we expect these complaints to get louder as the update picks up steam.

Bluetooth issues are extremely common and they can be extremely difficult to fix. Here are a few things that’ve worked for us in the past.

First, try turning Bluetooth off and on. Believe it or not, this has worked for us in the past and it could work for you.

If it doesn’t, you’ll want to go into your device’s Settings and forget the Bluetooth connection(s) giving you issues. Head into your Settings, select the appropriate Bluetooth connection and tap on Forget. Try reconnecting to the Bluetooth device.

If forgetting the connection fails you, try booting your device into Safe Mode. Again, Safe Mode disables third-party apps which can help you isolate troublemakers.

How to Fix Samsung Galaxy Nougat Cellular Data Problems

If you’re experiencing cellular data issues after installing Android Nougat on your Galaxy device, the first thing to do is a simple reboot. Power down your device and power it back on.

If the simple reboot fails to improve your connection, you’ll want to check online to see if there is an outage in your area. Check your carrier’s social media page/customer support line to see if something is going on.

If that doesn’t work, try switching the device to Airplane Mode. This will kill all of your connections. Flip it off and see if that reestablishes the connection.

Next, try flipping LTE off and on to see if that gets things moving. If it doesn’t, we recommend booting your device into Safe Mode to see if it’s an app or service causing the problem.

How to Fix Galaxy Nougat Random Reboots

Surprise, random reboots are already affecting some users after the Nougat release and we expect plenty more complaints in the weeks ahead.

If your device starts randomly rebooting, there are a few things to try before getting in contact with Samsung and/or your service provider.

First, try restarting your device. If you haven’t restarted it in awhile this could be effective. If that doesn’t help, try updating your applications.

We also recommend clearing App Data and Cache. In order to do that, you’ll need to go into Settings and then Applications.

How to Fix Galaxy Nougat Lag Problems

If you’re noticing abnormal amounts of lag and stuttering after installing Android Nougat on board your device, try these fixes.

On the Settings screen tap Device Maintenance and then go to RAM. To reduce the amount of RAM your device is using, check apps from the apps list, and tap on Clean Now.

You might also try deleting files that you no longer need and cutting back on the amount of widgets you’re using.

We also recommend trying Nougat’s new Performance Mode feature. Performance Mode includes a Normal Mode for every day use, a Game mode for when you’re gaming, an Entertainment mode, and a High performance mode where it’ll use highest quality settings.

Try these and see if they help improve your device’s performance.

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Install Nougat If You Want Better Security

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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 Samsung’s an older security update (December, November, etc), the patches from those updates should be baked into your version of 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.

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