Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge's Android 5.1 Lollipop update to include a Guest Mode feature

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge's Android 5.1 Lollipop update to include a Guest Mode feature
Earlier this month, we told you that Samsung was working to bring an official Android 5.1 update to its latest flagship smartphones: the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. While there is no word on when we should expect the update to be released, Sam Mobile today revealed that Samsung is planning to include a new feature into the update.

Reportedly, the Android 5.1 Lollipop update will bring a Guest Mode to the S6 and S6 edge. Already available on non-Samsung handsets running Android Lollipop (including version 5.0), Guest Mode will enable S6 and S6 edge owners to set up personal spaces for guests on their devices. It's said that the feature will even allow guests to use their fingerprints to access their personalized spaces.

It's not clear if Guest Mode will also be included in the Android 5.1 updates that Samsung is readying for other devices (though we don't see why not). Also, we still don't know exactly when the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge should get the 5.1 update, but we assume it's going to happen pretty soon.

If you have a Galaxy S6 or S6 edge (or want to get one), do you think Guest Mode will be useful?


source: Sam Mobile

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  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
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20 Comments

1. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

Sounds like a welcome feature

2. Sauce5 unregistered

Guest Mode - For the nudes you don't want your friends to see.

4. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

i'm pretty generous with my mates.

3. bradley8795

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

It makes sense with tablets, because people share those. But everybody with enough money to buy a galaxy s6 or edge usually has one for each individual. People don't typically share smart phones in the developed world. But if they bring this to their low end devices that are cheaper and more widely used in the in/under developed world then this would be a big deal, because me those phones definitely get shared.

5. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

because people in the developed world don't have kids or friends.

19. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

your telling me your family or friends don't ask to borrow your phone to make a phone call, text or quickly look up something on google?

6. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

My LG G2 has a guest mode, I've always wondered why anyone would need it, not a feature I plan to use.

7. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

it is a good feature to have on tablets, not so much on phones.

8. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

S6 just released and now 5.1 update is ready For it ?? I waited for lollipop with my damn note4 more than 7 months and Iam still waiting damn you Samsung a threat note 4 like a midrange flagship also every new feature was saved to S6 .

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lollipop is pretty awful without 5.1. Adding lollipop 5.0 to the note 4 would just create more problems.

11. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Take your a$$ outa here.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Running it right now in my Note 4. Smooth, fluid, snappy. Totally lives up to what the majority of tech reviewers rated it, the best phablet sized phone on the planet. Keep trying, though. It's amusing.

12. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What are you talking about? i had lollipop on my exynos n910c note 4 since February and my sister got it on her n910h since the beginning of March.

14. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

It was released only in 2-3 Countries only in this time a flagship like note 4 should have this update around the world before this date it's a flagship man just check the S6 it's just released and Samsung is preparing it's 5.1 This howyou deal flagship

20. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

I live here in Middle East and my Note 4 still in KitKat t. My other friend have S4, S5 and they using Lollipop. My iPhone 6 is in latest updated

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2255; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Great feature to have if your kids use your phone.

13. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1834; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Hope this fixes the cell standby bug that's plaguing my s6 edge...

16. chongbh

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

My Z3 lollipop already has it. Ha Ha

17. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

samsung has no love for Note 3 owners in Indonesia :(

18. nureen

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

I think this not a useful update. Totally unnecessary.

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