Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) gets better with May security update

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016)

Samsung has started to push May security update for the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) running on Android Nougat. The update is being rolled out in separate build versions for the standard and the S Pen variant.

While the May security update for the standard variant is tagged as T580XXU2BQE4, the update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) with S Pen is released with the build number P580KXU1BQE6. If you install the update, your tablet will be refreshed with latest security bug fixes and improvement, which is vital for the proper functioning of the system.

In addition to bug fixes, the latest update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 also includes several system and performance related improvements. If you have access to the device, you should install the update since the monthly security patches will help you to get rid of several potentially dangerous system vulnerabilities.

Before proceeding to install the update, you should activate WiFi and charge the tablet up to 90 percent to avoid troubles during the installation process. If you enable WiFi, you can avoid excess mobile charges. You should also make sure to capture the latest backup of all the files from the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) for safety purposes.

Even though there will not be any problem during the installation stage, it is advisable to have a backup so that you can easily restore the data in case of any need.

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