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Verizon is rolling out Marshmallow to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

Verizon has updated the support pages for both the Samsung Galaxy S6 (opens in new tab) and Galaxy S6 edge (opens in new tab) to include information surrounding Android Marshmallow. The U.S. carrier is now rolling out 6.0.1 to the two Samsung handsets. And no, this isn't an April Fool's joke.

The software release – version MMB29K.G925VVRU4CPC2 – will include a bunch of new features like improved Google Now, longer-lasting battery thanks to Doze, and more. To manually check for updates, head to Settings > About phone > Software updates and hit Check for updates.

Fear not if you haven't yet received the update as we're sure the update will slowly reach your smartphone(s) soon enough.

109 Comments
  • Hope it doesn't eat the battery on my Wife's S6 edge and Daughter's S6 like it does my LG G4... They will not be happy. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Do a factory reset if that is the case. I do one all the time just to be safe. That way I know it is a nice clean install with no hiccups. Battery life has improved a little on my Note 5 with Marshmallow, and I love the new themes! Posted via the Android Central App
  • While your right, the answer to everything has to stop being a FDR when it comes to Andriod. Or, Google needs to come up with a backup/restore that works like iOS.
  • Done that twice... Once with restore. Then with no restore and install apps manually. Battery life is still significantly worse than Lollipop. Posted via the Android Central App
  • On mine low energy Bluetooth scanning was 'on' by default after update. And it scans even when you have normal Bluetooth disabled.
  • Sorry to hear that. Not sure why you would have less battery life.
  • I have no problem on my G4, but everyone's usage is different. I barely have few apps installed. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I did a full factory reset on my LG G4, that took care of all the issues I was having including loss of battery life.
    Just back up your apps and contacts before you reset and your good to go. Posted via the Android Central App
  • How is Verizon suddenly the first rolling this stuff out... And T-Mobile is the one falling short now? Posted via the Android Central App
  • One of my friends who is a manager at a T-Mobile store says that Marshmallow is coming out for phones somewhere around April the 8th. Just a rumor though. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Absolutely! Can't believe TMO is taking sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long in rolling this out.
  • Verizon been rolling updates out first for awhile now. I don't know why it takes people so long to catch on to that. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I just left Verizon after about 15 years. It's not about just catching on.... It wasn't happening. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I wouldn't say for a while now. Just for the Marshmallow update they have been rolling it out first. Usually Sprint or T-Mobile push out software updates before AT&T and Verizon do.
  • Agreed. Posted via what ever tickles me at the time.
  • I understand that everyone is eager to get the newest and latest software, but I'm sure that each company is making sure a lot of the bugs are out of Marshmallow before rolling it out to everyone. Lollipop was a nightmare from the beginning and still is in my opinion. I'm also sure that there are some that will have problems on Marshmallow. No software in my opinion is fully bug proof from problems. It's unfortunate to say, but it is the truth.
  • The carrier's just need to piss off in regards to software updates. It should be Samsung's job to do software testing, and their job to get it to the consumers. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nah, it really depends on the phone. They've been quicker with some updates and slower with others, at this point you can't really assume one carrier will get their update out faster than another.
  • Except when the carrier in question is T-Mobile or AT&T which will always be last with updates.
  • Well, actually Sprint was first...the Sprint S6 and S6 Edge has been out for 3 weeks. For that matter Sprint was also first with the Note 4 which came out the same day. The Note 5 also came out 3 weeks ago on Sprint but Verizon did beat them by a week.
  • Actually Sprint was the first to update S6... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I wasn't necessarily speaking for the s6. Just in general lately. Posted via what ever tickles me at the time.
  • If you're talking in "general" then sprint has been first more than any other carrier still... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Right! It's April and still nothing for my t mo note 5 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Somehow, this screams April Fool's Day GAG to me!!
  • AC doesn't do April Fools posts. Posted via the Android Central App
  • What about the S6 Edge+?
  • Nope. According to Verizon software update page, the updates today are only for Galaxy S6 and S6e. https://www.androidcentral.com/e?link=https2F2F...
  • Awesome. And just in time for the weekend so I'll have time and a solid wifi connection for a full factory reset and fresh install which I like to do for the annual major update. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well goooood for you. Jk. I'm happy for you. -Upset AT&T customer
  • Ready for the Note 4 MM release...... Posted via the Android Central App
  • It is not April Fools. The upcoming update was showing on Verizon's website since yesterday.
    https://www.androidcentral.com/e?link=https2F2F...
  • HEY T-MOBILE, W.T.F. OVER.! Posted via the Android Central App
  • And AT&T is ass-last as usual. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Every time I contact AT&T about MM they say it's up to Samsung and not them. I don't understand it.
  • If they haven't gotten the update yet there isn't much they can do. Posted via the Android Central App
  • A, they are testing the software or B, they haven't got it yet. The reason they don't tell you when you are get ting the software update is because then you as the customer would expect it that day they say it. What happens if there were software issues? Would you want that on your phone? It would delay the status of the update if there were problems with the software and they would get in trouble for giving you a date they promised you for it.
  • It's not really just testing the software. The carriers are mainly interested in integrating their own apps such as: navigation, text messages, partners apps (Amazon or Directv for example) into the software. These apps are additional revenues to the carriers, and therefore, they will not release software without making sure that their own (crappy) apps are part of the new software. In other words, the reason for the delay is probably Verizon Navigation or something like that.
  • There was a beta for the AT&T S6 Edge a few months back... so they have had the software. I also believe that Samsung gave all the carriers the final build before Samsung even started rolling it out in Europe.
  • Easy to understand,they are lying to you.All the carriers receive the update and then have to make sure it works with all the GARBAGE they pre-installed on YOUR phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • different att person can give you different answers Posted via the Android Central App
  • Got marshmallow on my 3UK S6 last month. Haven't noticed any battery loss compared to lollipop. I prefer the changes that come with the update
  • ohhhhhhhhhhhh even Verizon beat you to tthe MM update, you are lagging it TMO!
  • Does this include the S6 Edge+ as well? Posted via the Android Central App
  • No : ( Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well FFS, Verizon! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I feel your pain. I'm on TMO though... same **** different carrier. Posted via the Android Central App
  • No Posted via the Android Central App
  • Verizon? This got to be April fools!
  • No. AC does not do April Fools posts and someone posted the Verizon support link earlier. I've had it on Note 5 for about 3 weeks now. Works great! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Finally. And the update notification just appeared on my phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Hurry up T-mobile :'D Posted with ❤love❤
  • Running out of patience Posted via the Android Central App
  • Come on VZW the note 4 is waiting!!!!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Soooo s6 edge plus??? Posted via the Android Central App
  • As has been noted numerous times already, no.
  • Come on at&t
  • And still no update for at&t. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Don't see anything on my S6 as of yet.
  • IT'S LIVE! Downloading now...
  • Downloading now on S6 Edge!!
  • My update is downloading.
  • Rest assured....AT&T branded devices WILL be the LAST on the planet with a Marshmallow update.
  • Installing now!
  • How big is the file Posted via the Android Central App
  • 1.21 gigawatts
  • Great Scott!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Downloading now in TX.
  • How do you get the "touch and hold screen to add items" off the home screen?
  • Is Doze automatically enabled on 6.0?
  • So I searched for Doze in settings and didn't find anything, I am not done digging though.
  • Looks like it's automatic. Battery life has been much better for me.
  • So far so good. I haven't done a factory reset because I just did one a few weeks ago. Phone feels fast and multitasking seems less broken. Excited to dive in, many this update will restore my faith in Samsung. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Man, a small feature that I LOVE. If I am at a trusted place I can still pick up my phone and unlock it with my fingerprint. Used to I would pick up my phone and accidentally try to unlock it with my thumb, well it wouldn't work and I'd have to swipe anyways. Now I can still just swipe if I remember to or just put my thumb on the home button and boom. Small thing but saves me remembering it's already unlocked and having to swipe.
  • Just updated and boy my S6 is way smoother now than it was during Lollipop. And the RAM management issues have finally subsided according to my Andorid Cleaner app. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Verizon brags for being the fastest yet they can't even get an update out before Sprint. Posted via the Android Central App
  • What does this even mean? A) They brag about the fastest network, B) they're the second major carrier in the US to push the update. I'm not sure what you're on about.
  • Anyone else seeing slower wireless charging? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Do I have to do a factory reset before I download Marshmallow? S6 Edge
  • No. Many people will say you should. I didn't Andy phone is running smoothly. I did remove unused apps prior so the install would be smoother Posted via the Android Central App
  • Thank you....I really didn't want to!
  • Ugh come on tmobile!!!! Posted via the Android Central App from my Galaxy S6 Edge
  • I have noticed that the weather no longer shows up on the lock screen. I've gone to Settings >> Lock Screen and Security and don't see the option to make it visible.
  • Really? That's laaaaame Posted via the Android Central App from my Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Getting an error everytime saying software download unsuccessful. Anyone else having issues? Sent from a device beyond your wildest dreams!
  • Same on my Wife's. Posted via the Android Central App
  • DItto. Both mine and my wife's.
    Now the phone says it's up to date. UGH!
    Was so excited, too!
  • Have tried 5 times today to download update. I have received error message 5 times that software download was unsuccessful. What is going on!? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Like I said below. Go to storage, clear cache and that should solve your problem. Try then to download software. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I keep getting error 411 download unsuccessful Posted via the Android Central App
  • Go to your storage and clear cache. Should solve problem. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Didn't work, did a factory reset also Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm having the same issue and I know space isn't the problem. I have the 128G model with 67+GB free. I have wiped cache, but have not tried a factory reset...yet.
  • I wonder if the server is getting over loaded or something? Sent from a device beyond your wildest dreams!
  • I'm having the same problem with the S6 edge. Download unsuccessful. Clearing the cache didn't work. Restarted the phone also. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I read the update was pulled Posted via the Android Central App
  • Where did you read that?
  • On the xda forums Posted via the Android Central App But now it's downloading for me
  • I just **** my pants!!!
  • Updated my S6 this afternoon. I have to say my phone is remarkably fast. Tried to update my wife's S6 tonight and looks like Verizon pulled the update from what I'm seeing. I haven't seen a reason why they pulled it.
  • T Mobile Sucks >:
  • I'll be happy when I get Marshmallow for Note 4. Take note Verizon.... Posted via Galaxy Note 4
  • I'm sure Verizon is dying to the know what ProfesserBird needs from them. I can assure you they've taken note. Posted via the Android Central App
  • 1st April was my lucky day because i received the marshmallow update for my device Galaxy s6duos, and is stable and lots of improvement most especially battery life and security. From Nigeria. Posted via the Android Central App
  • So this means Note 4 is next? Posted via the Android Central App
  • The new marshmallow update 6.0.1 is bad. Verizon Galaxy S6. The display is not near as bright. Need to keep it on full brightness to see it clearly during the day, never needed full brightness before. Battery drains twice as fast as before when you are using the phone. Phone gets warm when using, never did that either, might explain the excessive battery drain. Photo editing is no good. It is very complicated compared to what it was. Click on a photo, rotate, crop, all from one screen. Now you have to switch around and find the editing buttons and then it saves the picture to another folder which is a pain.
  • I've had my S6 for 8 months now,and upgraded two days ago. I have no issues with my screen or battery, but I've been losing connection to my wi-fi with and my Verizon data and home, which have both been very reliable. Not sure if this helps, but I switch my screen settings from AMOLED for photos to dynamic for power reasons.. and keep power save settings on. Hope this helps
  • I agree that the screen isn't as bright, but I don't feel like it affects anything in terms of being able to use the phone. I have noticed that my battery tends to last longer when my phone is laying around, which I like. Other than that it still sucks it down when you are using it. To me only way around that is to get a bigger battery, which isn't going to to happen.
  • Heads up Marshmallow junkies.... Verizon has posted an update for Samsung Galaxy s6 Edge Plus = dropping 4-11-16. Happy Monday!