How to check for Software updates on my Galaxy Smartphone?

Last Update Date : Sep 14. 2018
Software Update

Software upgrades may be available for your device and will enhance functionality and security. However, updates are device dependant and not every Samsung device will run the latest Android version. 

Updates are made available seperately for devices purchased through a telecommunication partner like 2 Degrees, Spark or Vodafone.  

 

There are various ways to update the Software of your Mobile device, such as Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA), Kies or Samsung Smart Switch.

Please Note: It is highly recommended to be connected to a stable Wi-Fi network. Downloading via mobile networks may result in additional charges. Please ensure that your Mobile device has enough storage space before performing a Software Update.

Go into the Settings menu > Software update.

Steps via FOTA for Android OS Version 7.0+ (Nougat)Click to Expand
1 Go into the Settings menu > Software update.
Settings
2 Tap on Download updates manually.
Check manually for update
3 If your device is already on the latest software, the screen below will be displayed.
Updates already installed
4 Once the Software update has been downloaded, please select on of the following options to Install the Software update Later, Overnight or Now.
Install Update

Steps via FOTA for Android OS Version 6.0+ (Marshmallow)Click to Expand
1 Go into the Settings menu > Software update.
Settings - Software Update
2 Tap on Download updates manually.
Download Updates Manually
3 Follow the steps and tap Download to start the installation process.
Checking for update
Steps via FOTA for Android OS Version 5.0+ (Lollipop)Click to Expand
1 Go into the Settings menu > About device.
About Device
2 Tap on Software update.
Software Update
3 Tap on Update now.
Update Now
4 Tap on Download to start the process.
Download Update
Steps via FOTA for Android OS Version 4.4+ (KitKat)Click to Expand
1 Tap on Apps.
Select Apps
2 Tap on Settings.
Tap Settings
3 Go to the More tab, then tap on About device.
Tap About Device
4 Tap on Software update.
Tap Software Update
5 Tap on Update to check for available updates.
Tap Update

Please Note: Tick the checkbox corresponding I accept all the terms above on the Software update page, then tap Confirm.

Tap "I Accept"
Settings - Update
6 If a newer version of the firmware is available, the device will automatically start downloading the update. A window will pop up if the latest updates have been installed. Tap on OK.
Checking for Update

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