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Samsung Galaxy S6 update addresses fingerprint scanner issues

Luke Johnson


Samsung Galaxy S6

A new Samsung Galaxy S6 update has landed, bringing a number of bug fixes to the flagship Android handset.

Rectifying issues on both the S6 and spin-off Galaxy S6 Edge, the new update – which has a build number of XXU1AOE3 – has started rolling out to handset owners in both Asian and European markets.

Issues with the accuracy of the phone’s integrated fingerprint scanner are the primary fix, with the recognition process of the biometric sensor said to have been improved.

Further grumbles with a number of Samsung apps have also been addressed, while the phone’s Photo Editor tool is gaining a new, nondescript feature.

The update is being rolled out as an over-the-air patch and weighs in at just 159MB in size.

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Other points addressed by the bug-fixing patch include improved compatibility with accessories and an enhanced interface on a number of apps, including the phone’s email and music services.

The Galaxy S6 launched last month with a market-leading array of specs.

The high-end handset pairs a 5.1-inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel QHD display with an octa-core Exynos 7420 processor and 3GB of RAM.


May 12, 2015, 1:31 pm

Excellent news. To begin with the scanner on my Edge read my print every time. But this quickly dropped off. You have to be very exact with the placement and the amount of time you rest your finger on it. And sometimes it still takes three or four goes before reverting to the password. Hopefully this will address it.

Scott Bradshaw

May 19, 2015, 4:30 pm

Supposedly my s6 Edge has the update, and it doesn't work. It's happened twice--had to contact T-Mobile, and each time, my phone has had to been wiped, I had to set up everything again, and after a week, the problem repeats!

Milad Ekramnia

September 8, 2015, 12:22 am

After installing the update on my s6 which is said to be to improve the finger print app, this app shows a failure notice each time, made me to switch back to pin code. Terrible update, same issue with gmail, but the failure message of gmail is much more rare. Wondering if I can uninstall the update! please help!

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