Although Samsung recently unveiled the Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 alongside a few other Galaxy J series smartphones, the company hasn't forgotten its older devices. The Galaxy J3 2016, an entry phone that was launched in March last year, has received the May security patch . The update is starting to roll out in Europe and India, so it's a matter of time before you start receiving it on your device.
The Galaxy J3 2016 has started to receive a security update (firmware version J320FNXXU0AQE1). It weighs in at 143.13MB and brings bug fixes as well as performance improvements . It is highly recommended to update it as soon as you receive the notice of availability in your terminal. This is just the security patch. The phone is still on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and we don't know if the company intends to update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow soon.
What to do before updating?
Normally, you will receive a pop-up message on the screen of your Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 when you receive the security update. If you see that it takes time to arrive, you just have to go to the settings section and check updates if it is already available . You already know that before proceeding to update the patch you should take into account a number of things. First of all, make a backup of all the data on your device. Nothing should happen, but it is better to be safe in case any errors arise during the installation process.
Also, at the time of installing the update, check the battery level. Check that your Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 is more than half charged. Don't forget to update in a place with a secure WiFi connection . Avoid doing it on public WiFis or with your contracted data connection. The Galaxy J3 2016 is not the only phone that has received the security patch these days. The company has also rolled out it on other devices. This is the case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, which have recently received the June patch.