How to Check and Install Galaxy S20 Updates

Wondering where to go or what menu to access in order to view and install available updates on your new Samsung Galaxy S20? Here’s a straightforward tutorial on how it’s done. Scroll down to view a step-by-step guide on how to check and install Galaxy S20 updates via OTA or wirelessly.

Device manufacturers and service providers highly recommend keeping your device up to date. Aside from the new and advanced features delivered by every update, important bug fixes are also embedded. These fixes are purposely schemed to address widespread system issues attributed to software bugs and complex system glitches.

In this post, I will demonstrate the standard process of checking and installing new updates on the recently rolled out Samsung galaxy s20. If you’re new to the Android platform and seeking some help in updating the same device, then this post is for you. Read on for more detailed instructions.

Easy steps to check and install Galaxy S20 updates

Time Needed : 5 minutes

The following steps demonstrate the standard process of checking, downloading and installing new system updates on the Galaxy S20 via over-the-air (wirelessly). That said, it is imperative to have your phone connected to a Wi-Fi network and must be sufficiently charged. 

  1. Open the Apps screen by swiping up from the bottom of the Home screen.

    From the Apps screen you can view apps and services installed on your device.

    check and install system updates on galaxy s20 - open apps screen

  2. From the Apps screen, tap Settings.

    The Settings holds important options and features you can configure.

    check and install system updates on galaxy s20 - open settings

  3. Scroll down and tap on System updates.

    This will pull a new screen where you can view the latest available update for your phone as well as the last update information.

    check and install system updates on galaxy s20 - software update menu

  4. Tap the option to Check for system updates to proceed.

    Again, make sure that your phone has a stable internet connection so it can access the update server.
    If prompted, tap Download and install to instigate download and installation of the new update.

    check and install system updates on galaxy s20 - download and install

  5. Follow the rest of the onscreen prompts to download and install new system updates on your phone.

    If there's no available update, it means that your phone is up to date. In this case, you will get a pop-up message saying so.

    check and install system updates on galaxy s20 - checking updates

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus


Meanwhile, if a new software version is available but you cannot update your galaxy s20 for some reason, try to check  your internet connection. In most cases, minor network connectivity issues such as slow internet connection and intermittent or Wi-Fi drops are usually the underlying cause. In that case, refreshing the phone’s Wi-Fi connection usually does the trick. 


Toggling the Wi-Fi switch off and on, turning Airplane Mode on and off, and restarting the wireless router/modem are usually the effective solutions. But if none of that works, that’s the time you can seek further assistance from your internet service provider.

Aside from internet connection, also consider checking your phone storage and make sure there is sufficient space to allocate the update file. System updates, particularly major software versions are huge files and therefore consume a large portion of your phone’s overall storage.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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