How do I check for Operating System updates on my Samsung Galaxy device?

How do I check for Operating System updates on my Samsung Galaxy device?

Operating system updates are released periodically for your device. If you are having difficulty with your device, you should always check for updates as a fix for the problem may have been released.

 

Depending on your device, you will find the update settings at:

 

Settings > About device > Software update > Update now

OR

Settings > Software update > Download updates manually

 

Please note that the screens and icons will look slightly different, depending on your model, theme, and current operating system.

 

The below steps will take you through the process screen by screen.

1 Tap Apps
How do I check for Operating System updates on my Samsung Galaxy device?
2 Tap Settings
How do I check for Operating System updates on my Samsung Galaxy device?
3 Choose:

> Software updates

OR

> About Device, then Software updates

(on older models, you will need to tap About Device first)

How do I check for Operating System updates on my Samsung Galaxy device?
4 The next steps will differ slightly depending on your current operating system and model.

Tap the option that best suits the screens you see on your device:

 

Software update then Auto update (Lollipop and KitKat devices)

OR

Download updates manually  (Marshmallow devices)

 

Please note that updates may take some time to install and can be large in terms of data. We recommend downloading the update via a Wi-Fi connection to avoid using up your mobile data allowance.

 

To make sure that your device is always up-to-date, switch on Auto update (Lollipop/KitKat devices) or Download update automatically (Marshmallow/Nougat devices)

How do I check for Operating System updates on my Samsung Galaxy device?
How do I check for Operating System updates on my Samsung Galaxy device?

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