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[Poll Results!] How often do you check for software updates on your Samsung phone?

How often do you check for software updates on your Samsung phone?
  • A couple of times a week 14%, 1404 votes
    1404 votes 14%
    1404 votes - 14% of all votes
  • A couple of times a week 14%, 1404 votes
    1404 votes 14%
    1404 votes - 14% of all votes
  • At least once a day 12%, 1184 votes
    1184 votes 12%
    1184 votes - 12% of all votes
  • At least once a day 12%, 1184 votes
    1184 votes 12%
    1184 votes - 12% of all votes
  • A couple of times each month 9%, 916 votes
    916 votes 9%
    916 votes - 9% of all votes
  • A couple of times each month 9%, 916 votes
    916 votes 9%
    916 votes - 9% of all votes
  • A few times every day 7%, 660 votes
    660 votes 7%
    660 votes - 7% of all votes
  • A few times every day 7%, 660 votes
    660 votes 7%
    660 votes - 7% of all votes
  • I check only when I read about new software updates 7%, 653 votes
    653 votes 7%
    653 votes - 7% of all votes
  • I check only when I read about new software updates 7%, 653 votes
    653 votes 7%
    653 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Never, I wait for them to show up on their own 2%, 151 vote
    151 vote 2%
    151 vote - 2% of all votes
  • Never, I wait for them to show up on their own 2%, 151 vote
    151 vote 2%
    151 vote - 2% of all votes
Total Votes: 9936
5 June 2017
Voting is closed

Samsung has received considerable criticism for being too slow in releasing software updates to its smartphones and tablets. The South Korean giant has improved quite a bit in the last year or so, and it has been releasing monthly security updates to most Galaxy devices for some time now. Samsung has improved a lot in terms of software design as well. Unlike other smartphone brands who just updated the underlying Android version, Samsung released a visual overhaul for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge (and other existing devices) with the Nougat update, with plenty of additional features.

Software updates are a hotly debated topic when it comes to Samsung devices, and we have been wondering how often people check for software updates on their Samsung phone or tablet. Some of us here at SamMobile do it more often than we would care to admit, partly because we want updates like everyone else and because we’re in the business of writing about them. What about you? Cast your vote in the poll below to let us know, and get a discussion going in the comments section!

Poll Results: Most readers (28%) say that they check for software updates at least a couple of times a week, while 24% of voters do it more frequently: at least once a day. Around 13% voters check for updates a few times every day and 18% voters do it at least a couple of times a month.

Not everyone is so keen on checking for updates, though. 13% check for updates only when they read about them and 3% of voters don’t check for an update manually as they like to wait for updates to show up.

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    amlboegis
    amlboegis

    I just wait until the update show up on their own

    kiki722
    kiki722

    Galaxy Grand Prime SM.G530M, Please update android 6.0

    yegs20
    yegs20

    Galaxy C7 Nougat update???

    cerioni fabio
    cerioni fabio

    Samsung oramai è in discesa..
    fa acqua da tutte le parti…assistenza,aggiornamenti, software,hardware…prosotti difettosi,firmware con BUG…
    da abbandonare

    jorg3elu15
    jorg3elu15

    i do it everyday because samsung update all the samsung galaxy a5 2016 but the SM-A5100 still without get nougat

    nor30
    nor30

    s6 claro Argentina sigue esperando android 7!!!!!

    Leonitis
    Leonitis

    When I read about a new software update and I know that there is a update coming,I keep checking and waiting, so twice a week I check here on Sammobile for updates for my devices, best place for all Samsung related articles by the team…and you are right Samsung have improved a lot in the last year with updates,hope that they keep it up….

    Jasi2169
    Jasi2169

    NEVER,unless i hear the OS is upgraded from xda then i install it,root my device, and uninstall all fota client that is Software update (2 software) apk from it and uninstall all the bloats added in new OS update and free again till new OS

    thesloth3
    thesloth3

    UK mobile operators are pathetic when it comes to these updates. The “latest” S7 Edge update from Three (H3G) has only just been released and it brings the Android security patch level up to April 1st (and it took them four months). I would run stock (BTU) but unfortunately I need Wifi-calling which requires carrier firmware….

    welshbloke

    I’m on BTU and I have WiFi calling (on EE). I’m still on the April security patch though! 😉

    Andrew Ho

    What about Galaxy A8(2015) have android 7 update,
    i see the samsung news said it will update galaxy a8 but not said(2015) or(2016)?
    also hk tab s2 8.0 SM_T713 have not android 7 but many countries have update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(Angry)

    filipearques
    filipearques

    Note 4 is an “old” top device … And Samsung did not work on your update !? Well that Samsung could work this relationship better .. And take better care of old customers. Disappointed with so much indifference …. I Appeal to Samsung Have a Look at Note 4

    superg05
    superg05

    the note 4 has had 3 major updates how many are you expecting?

    filipearques
    filipearques

    .

    iainclaire
    iainclaire

    Its a joke! My unlocked BTU S8 is on April security patch? Older cheaper devices on May! Whats that all about?

    warlockba
    warlockba

    It’s called Samsung update policy 🙂

    Titolone7319
    Titolone7319

    they do not care about crap like note4,…they want you to buy new hardware every year or at least every 2 years…!!!peace!!!LG G6 is awsome but the politics of Lg are’t dissimilar to those of Samsung

    Titolone7319
    Titolone7319

    ma che vuol dire torrone? comunque a flashare una stock non ci vuole molto!!!

    Titolone7319
    Titolone7319

    Since I flashed Nougat on my galaxy tab A 2016 I am no longer looking for updates, it’s now automatically settled to “check by yourself if updates are available”…!!!my fantastic LG G6 as well in automatic mode set!

    Arman Ali

    Samsung is saying since last year about noughat for Galaxy s6 .. I haven’t received yet on my global version F. Plz Sammy be more effecient interms of updates for flagship devices.

    CarlSimon
    CarlSimon

    I check a lot when I’ve read a new Android version is released in my market (Europe). Otherwise once a month or so. Got Nougat to my Swedish S6 three weeks ago so now I don’t expect any more updates to that phone worth searching for. I’ll just because security updates which will show up automatically.

    Troll Hammaren

    I check them everyday, ’cause I hope for a performance fix! S6 with 7.0 is so laggy.

    raymund0831
    raymund0831

    Me too, for my galaxy a5 2016. In some country there’s already an nougat update. But here in Philippines are not yet. So I also checking for update once a day. Or sometimes twice a day.

    Titolone7319
    Titolone7319

    aren’t you able to flash nougat??? is easy,…look for tutorials….

    yosephtangly
    yosephtangly

    I’m a bit disappointed since samsung only working on new device only. how about old user? I know that my device gonna get update but it so late since the same device in other country already got new firmware.

    o0MHJ0o
    o0MHJ0o

    they’re not, my S8+ is still on April where a lot of S6s are on May

    Reshock
    Reshock

    I believe that it was November when Verizon started to send out monthly updates (3 to 5 weeks apart) for my Note 4. It was shortly after a Sam Mobile article that said no more updates for the Note 4… Now if it isn’t first, the update comes 1to 2 days after another Note 4 model gets it. I am very pleased and hope the Note 8 is fit to replace the function of a Note 4. I will not hold my breath though. 3 to 5 weeks behind Google but consistent.

    cabbe86
    cabbe86

    Nordic Samsung. Is the worst ever. I hope Samsung soon goes bankruptcy. Why. Cause they are worth it:@

    shmily fisher
    shmily fisher

    I just love this vote, I wish it could make a change, keep it up…

    David Gotelli
    David Gotelli

    I’m on an unlocked s7 in the US and got nougat on May 8th so not expecting anything til next year lol

    blindmanpb
    blindmanpb

    May 1 2017 security patch just hit for the SM-G930U & SM-G935U. Looks like they were true to their word and updates for the unlocked devices will start rolling out more quickly!

    jdrch
    jdrch

    I check for new builds every week, because that’s how often LineageOS for my S5 updates ;). Seriously, the best thing to do with a Samsung phone is to rip Samsung Experience off it and replace it with LOS. Samsung just needs to stop developing OSes. Period.