I have a relatively new Galaxy S7. I haven’t powered it off in a while, but did power down (instead of just restarting a bit ago.
It took over 5 minutes before it got off of the fade in and out Samsung screen. I had no idea what was going on and thought my phone was malfunctioning. I even tried to power it off and couldn’t, but that could be the result of difficulty with the power button because of the Otter Box Case.
When it finally came back up and I entered my screen pattern to unlock it, I think it said that it was “starting Android” (can’t see that screen anymore.)
That took many minutes as well until it got back to my lock screen again, where there was a message telling me that my device had been restarted and I needed to use my pattern unlock.
Then, there was a screen (that has now disappeared) indicating that a software update (the one I had chosen to postpone a day or so ago?) had downloaded.
Now, I see why everything was taking so long, but why did (what I believe to be a Samsung update) download even though I had chosen to postpone it (and certainly wouldn’t have done so with less than a 30% charge, without being connected to a charger)?
When I go to my device “Settings” it still shows the Software Update notice at the top, telling me to tap to update the firmware.
Is all this normal behavior when powering off and back on, when a Samsung update is available, but has been postponed by the user?