Introduction to Samsung Android Security Updates

At Samsung, we take security and privacy issues very seriously and we are doing our best to respond as quickly as possible.

Securing your device and maintaining the trust you place in us is our top priority.


  • In order to meet your expectations and continue to keep our products secure, Samsung will release monthly and quarterly security updates on selected Samsung devices listed below.
  • Monthly and quarterly security updates will include patches for Android OS related security issues released by Google, as well as, patches for Samsung-specific security issues.
  • We encourage our users to keep their devices and apps up to date.

Current Models for Monthly Security Updates¹:

  • Galaxy S series (S7, S7 edge, S7 Active, S6 edge+, S6, S6 edge, S6 Active, S5, S5 Active)
  • Galaxy Note series (Note 5, Note 4, Note edge)
  • Galaxy A series (A5x)

Current Models for Quarterly Security Updates²:

  • Galaxy Grand Prime, Galaxy Core Prime, Galaxy Grand Neo, Galaxy Ace4 Lite
  • Galaxy J1 (2016), Galaxy J1 (2015), Galaxy J1 Ace (2015), Galaxy J2 (2015), Galaxy J3 (2016), Galaxy J5 (2015), Galaxy J7 (2015), Galaxy A3 (2015), Galaxy A5 (2015)
  • Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (2015), Galaxy Tab3 7.0 Lite

¹ The list of monthly security update models are subject to change as support period expire.

  Also, some carriers may only support quarterly updates for all applicable current models listed above.

² The list of quarterly security update models are subject to change and it will be reviewed on a periodic basis.

  Please visit here for the full list of quarterly update models in previous quarters.