Galaxy Note 4 owners on AT&T get Android 5.0 Lollipop
AT&T has finally gotten around to giving Galaxy Note 4 owners their Android 5.0 update, several months after the software first appeared in Europe. It delivers everything you would expect from a Lollipop upgrade, plus Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock.
Available over-the-air and through Samsung’s KIES application for Mac and PC, Lollipop for the Note 4 brings visual improvements and TouchWiz tweaks, in addition to Android 5.0 features like Smart Lock, lock screen notifications, and improved multitasking.
The update also improves performance and battery life, and for AT&T subscribers, adds Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock. It weighs in at 1.2GB, and can be obtained via Wi-Fi only if you’re downloading directly to your device.
“Although there should be no impacts to settings or data, we recommend that you back up your media files to an SD card, a PC, or using a favorite application (from the Play Store), prior to upgrading the software,” AT&T says in its release notes.
If you haven’t received an update notification on your AT&T Note 4 yet, you can search for it manually from within the software updates section inside the Settings app, but bear in mind that it could take several weeks to reach all devices.
Don’t want to wait? You can follow our guide to installing Lollipop on the Note 4 manually, but note that it was written for European versions of the device, so you’ll need to ensure you obtain the right firmware for your handset.