How to check for Software updates on Galaxy device

Last Update date : Jul 25. 2022

Check for the latest software update for your Samsung phone or tablet to keep your devices up to date for optimal performance. They can also fix minor problems on your device and allow you to use apps that require the latest software versions.

Software Update
Find out what version of Android OS my device is running
1 Open the Settings application
2 Scroll to the bottom to find About Device or About Phone
3 Scroll down and Software Information to view the currently installed Android version


Major Android releases appear in alphabetical order and have long been named after desserts or sweet treats. However, starting with Android 10, Android versions will be released with their version number only, ending the tradition of naming Android versions after popular sweets.


Android code name

Android version number

Android 11


Android 10





8.0 - 8.1


7.0  - 7.1




5.0 - 5.1


4.4 - 4.4.4

Jelly Bean


Ice Cream Sandwich

4.0 - 4.04


3.0 - 3.2

Check for available updates

Samsung recommends to back up any important data and that your device has enough storage space before performing a software update. Depending on your software version, the location of the operating system updates will differ. Follow the steps that correspond to your current Android version.

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

Step 1. Go to Settings > tap Software update.

Step 2. Tap Download and install. 


Step 3. If new software is available, you can choose Install now, Schedule install or Later. 


  • Make sure the battery is sufficient before updating.
  • On some phones, it may say 'System updates' instead of 'Software update.'
  • Depending on your software version, it may be necessary to repeat this process multiple times.
  • Device screenshots and menus may vary depending on the device model and software version.

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