The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the most recent flagship Android smartphones from Samsung. Because it is so new, it will often get new updates from Samsung and Android. However, these updates aren’t always given to you automatically. Sometimes these updates must be manually downloaded and installed. You can find manual updates by following the information in this guide. Please note that sometimes you may not find a new update, even if an update has been recently pushed out. It sometimes takes time for updates to roll out to each and every device.
Updating your device is very important. By keeping your Galaxy S8 up to date, you’ll ensure that your safe from any potential security risks, and you’ll also be getting access to the latest features, software changes and optimization fixes. In a lot of cases, new software updates can help to improve the performance of your device and even improve the battery life or Wi-Fi/mobile data signal strength.
Sometimes you’ll also receive smaller updates here and there, so even if a big update hasn’t hit your device yet, there may be a chance that smaller patches are ready to install on your Galaxy S8. These smaller updates are often the ones that your device may not automatically pick up on as well. Follow the steps we have provided below to manually check for existing updates on your Samsung Galaxy S8.
How to Check or Schedule Software Updates on the Galaxy S8:
How to manually check for updates on the Galaxy S8:
- Go to the app drawer and tap to open the settings app.
- Scroll to the bottom of the settings menu and tap ‘About Device.’
- Tap the ‘Download updates manually’ option.
- If an update is available, you will be prompted about the new update. You’ll be able to follow the on-screen instructions to install the new update.
You can also tap to enable automatic software updates on your device. This will allow your Galaxy S8 to automatically search for updates and install them when they are available. If you would like to enable software updates so that you don’t need to follow the manual steps above, take a look at the steps we have listed below:
- Go to the app drawer and open the settings app.
- Scroll down to the bottom and tap the option for ‘About Device.’
- Next to ‘download updates automatically,’ tap to move the on/off toggle to the ON position.
You can also schedule your automatic updates to only download and install at a certain time. This can ensure your device doesn’t use your data in the background when you don’t want it to.
How to schedule software updates on the Galaxy S8:
- Open the settings app.
- Scroll down and tap ‘About Device.’
- Tap the Scheduled software updates option.
- Choose which time best suits you.
- Tap Done to confirm your settings.