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Android 6.0 Marshmallow is a large, incremental update of the previous OS, Android 5.0 Lollipop. So installing the update could take around 5 minutes or less, depending on the speed of your device and internet connection.

You also need to take into account that there are some things you need to do before updating to the latest operating system.

For instance, you need to be familiar with the changes that come with the marshmallow version. Some improvements on the core elements may have an effect on installed apps, and user-customized settings. This is why you must always backup your device, before updating to a new version. It is also important to note that updates done at the carrier level would be different, than if you update the OS yourself.

What to do before updating to Android Marshmallow

  • Backup your files
  • Take note of all your login information, especially if there are several of them
  • Get rid of useless files and free up some storage space
  • Charge your phone or mobile device
  • Familiarize some of the fixes you might need following the update
  • Identify which apps need to be updated before switching to Marshmallow

What to expect from Android 6.0 Marshmallow update

  • Root permission is required for proper functioning
  • It automatically detects specifications of your mobile device
  • It automatically tests and determines if your device is capable of running the most recent firmware
  • When compatible, it automatically updates to the new OS firmware version

How to update to Marshmallow

  1. Go to Settings > About Phone
  2. Look for Software Updates or System Updates, and then tap on it.
  3. Tap on Android 6.0 marshmallow update, if it’s already available in your device.

If this is not the case, you might want to do it with a few more steps, but still considered the fastest way to update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.