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Update the Software on Your Galaxy Tab S3 (Verizon)

Galaxy Tab S3 Software Update

When an update is available, this page will contain information on how to obtain the update as well as details on what is included in the update.

The available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Recommendations for Updating

Review this section before updating your tablet.

We recommend the following before you update your tablet:

  • The battery should be charged to 50% or higher.

  • Ensure there is available storage space on the tablet memory. The space required will be determined by the update.

  • Use a Samsung USB cable. 

  • Back up your data using Smart Switch.

   

During the update, we recommend the following:

  • Do not use the tablet or press any keys.

  • Do not turn off the tablet.

  • Do not disconnect the USB cable until the update is complete.

System Updates

Before proceeding, we recommend you connect to a Wi-Fi network to avoid unnecessary data charges. File size can vary depending on the update.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select System updates.

  3. Touch Check for new system update.

    Galaxy Tab S3 Select Check for New System Update
  4. If a system update is available, follow the prompts to download and install the update. 

    Depending on your software version, it may be necessary to repeat this process multiple times.

    Your tablet may turn off and on a few times during the update process. After the update is complete, your data is preserved, but if you stop the installation by removing the battery or turning off the tablet, it may not work normally. To avoid data loss, we recommend you back up important data before you begin the update.

    You cannot downgrade the software after the update has been completed.

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