How to update firmware on Samsung Galaxy Tab S Series?

Last Update Date : Jun 29. 2018

Follow the steps below to update your Samsung Galaxy Tab S Series to the latest software. You will need a Samsung account in order to update your device.

Please note: Do not plug your device into a wall or PC during the update as this will disrupt download and install. Prior to updating your device ensure that your tablet has at least 50% battery power. If the power in your unit is below 50% there is a chance the unit will malfunction.

Updating over the air

1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings
2 Tap General

Please note: This step is applicable for Samsung Galaxy Tab S only

3 Tap About Device

Please note: This step is applicable for Samsung Galaxy Tab S and S2 only. For Galaxy Tab S3, tab on Software Update

4 Tap Download updates manually.

Please note: When the Download updates automatically switch is activated, updates will be downloaded when the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network

Updating with Smart Switch

Connect the device to a computer and update the device to the latest software.

1 On the computer, visit to download and install Smart Switch.
2 On the computer, launch Smart Switch
3 Connect the device to the computer using a USB cable
4 If a software update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to update the device

Please note:

• Do not turn off the computer or disconnect the USB cable while the device is updating

• While updating the device, do not connect other media devices to the computer. Doing so may interfere with the update process. Before updating, disconnect all other media devices from the computer

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