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How to Check Software Updates on Samsung Galaxy

By Emily Watson, Thursday, August 10, 2017

It's of vital importance to keep your Samsung mobile up to date with the latest version of the Android operating system, which brings new features and fixes for bugs. Though a newly released Android version can somehow be unstable, advantages top the drawbacks.

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However, habit is varied with people. In order to meet different needs, Samsung users are able to perform software update manually, automatically or on schedule. Please take a look and learn how to check and run software update.

Part 1: How to Check Software Updates Manually?

Perhaps you're someone like me who doesn't like automatically updating OS version. Since latest Android version (especially if it's an iteration) happens to make nuisances all the time, some would rather stand by and run the update later on their own. If so, please check out the tutorial.

Step 1. Hook up to a Wi-Fi network or it might cause additional charges.

Step 2. Open "Settings" app on Samsung.

Step 3. Swipe to "Software update" option. (On devices former than S7/S7 Edge, please go to "About device").

Step 4. Tap on "Download updates manually". You can see the last date you checked out as well.

Step 5. It starts to check for updates. If available, it will begin downloading updates.

Check Software Updates Manually

Part 2: How to Check Software Updates Automatically?

If you want to keep the pace with the last Android version but find checking for an update manually somehow cumbersome, you might as well enable to download updates automatically when there is one. It works only when connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Step 1. Keep Samsung connected with Wi-Fi.

Step 2. Launch "Settings" panel on the device.

Step 3. Scroll down and select "Software update". ("About device" on device former than S7/S7 Edge).

Step 4. Toggle on "Download updates automatically" option.

Check Software Updates Automatically

Part 3: How to Check Software Updates on Schedule?

If you're afraid that it would lead to inconvenience when it comes to updating software automatically, then you may set up a specific time to check for software update, which it's better to be during the bedtime. Let's see how.

Step 1. Make sure that your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Step 2. Run "Settings" app.

Step 3. On S7/S7 Edge/S8/S9/S9+, swipe to "Software update". On other devices, go to "About device".

Step 4. Tap on "Scheduled software updates" and continue with a touch of "Set time".

Step 5. Swipe to your desired time and tap "Done" to save the change.

Check Software Updates on Schedule

Personally, I think it's good to check for software update on schedule. The process can complete without your awareness and won't take up your time. Isn't that great?

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