Samsung intended to have the latest version of the Android operating system (Marshmallow) installed on the Galaxy Tab S2. Instead, the Tab S2 shipped with the previous Android version, known as Lollipop. So I wrote My Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to tell readers how to use the tablet with Lollipop. When Samsung produced the Marshmallow update in June 2016, I wrote this article for you.
This article presumes that you have upgraded your tablet. After the upgrade is complete, then you see the same Samsung TouchWiz interface you saw in Lollipop. The only indication that you upgraded is how a couple of icons look, including the Apps icon and Settings icon.
Big deal, you say? There’s more just waiting to be discovered. I’ll start our tour of Marshmallow by looking at the Quick Settings and Notifications area changes and explore updated settings and apps. For example, the list of settings on the left side of the screen now has setting groups separated by thick gray lines. As you swipe up and down the settings list, you’ll see three new settings in the list.
The first is Smart Manager. In Lollipop, you could access Smart Manager only from the Apps screen. The Smart Manager app screen appears just as it does when you open the Smart Manager app within the Apps screen in Marshmallow. The second, Home Screen, has the same effect as holding the Home button within the Home screen for a couple of seconds. After you tap this option, you see the Home screen tiles on the screen. You also see the icons for changing your screen wallpaper and viewing the Widgets screen. Finally, the Google setting allows you to view and change your Google settings within the Google settings screen.
Note that the apps I discuss in this article are ones that I discussed in My Samsung Galaxy Tab S2.