April 2017 Security Patch Hitting Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

Samsung started rolling out the April Security Update for unlocked variants of the Galaxy J7 (2016), several users in the Netherlands have confirmed, as reported by Galaxy Club. The update initially started rolling out on Wednesday and carries the firmware version J710FXXS3AQD1, the report states, adding that the Netherlands was likely the first country that received the latest security patch from the South Korean consumer electronics manufacturer. More European countries are expected to receive the new set of security-oriented improvements in the coming days as Samsung is reportedly pushing out its latest software for the Galaxy J7 (2016) as an over-the-air (OTA) update, which is standard practice for this type of fixes. The OTA update is being rolled out in stages and it will likely take a few days before all compatible devices in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe receive the latest firmware build from Samsung.

As always, users who are eager to install the April Security Update on their Galaxy J7 (2016) as quickly as possible can try triggering the download by searching for the patch manually. This can be accomplished by launching the Settings app on the device, navigating to the "About phone" section and tapping the "Software updates" option on the next screen. This course of action will lead the phone to offer to download the latest security patch provided that one is already available. The software package itself ships with fixes for 49 vulnerabilities in the Android operating system and 16 fixes for other security-related issues that are specific to the software running on the Galaxy J7 (2016). The Seoul-based tech giant recommends users to connect to a Wi-Fi network and make sure their devices are either charging or have at least 50 percent of battery left before they attempt to install the new security patch.

Though the latest software package for the Galaxy J7 (2016) improves its overall security, it still doesn't introduce any new features that will only arrive with the update to Android 7.0 Nougat that owners of the handset can expect to receive later this year. More details on the upcoming software changes to the Galaxy J7 (2016) will likely follow in the coming months.

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