How to update Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

Follow these easy steps to get your Samsung updated to the latest available software version.

Keeping your phone up to date has many advantages. Most importantly this is the best way to keep your phone as safe from harm as possible. Just about any update that comes along includes important code to help protect your phone from recent exploits known to the Android os.

As if that is not reason enough to keep your device updated, this is also the only way to make sure you get the latest features pushed by the phone  manufacturers.  When a phone maker updates it’s Android version it is not uncommon for it to contain multiple new features that you most likely want.


How to update your Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus to the Latest Android version 

  1. Pull down the notification area on your phone and click the Gear icon in the upper right corner.
  2. Scroll down and click “Software update”. It is the fourth option from the bottom.
  3. Click the one on the top. “Download updates manually”

Your phone will now attept to connect to the Samsung Servers and check if a newer Android version is available for your Galaxy.

If a newer version is found you will have to confirm that you want to download it and update it.

Please note that you will not be able to use your phone while it is updating, and that there is a theoretical chance that your phone could mess up and loose you important data. We advice that you back up data that you can’t live without. Check out our tutorials on how to back up Android contacts and how to backup photos on Android.

Check out our other S8 and S8 plus tutorials.

If you run into problems when updating your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 plus don’t be shy, try asking in the comments section below. Androidfact has a thriving community with helpful people that are likely to help you out.


About Bertil Hansen
I am the owner and main contributor to this website. Throughout the years I've owned an embarrassing number of Android phones. Too many to mention in fact. Lets just say it started with the HTC legend and I'm now on the Galaxy Note 4.

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