Update on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Edited by Batkingnz, Anonymous, Lynn, estrella sacragon

A good thing about Smartphones today is that they are always being improved and updated. Engineers work constantly to bring you bug fixes, while developers implement new features to make you more productive and your phone more enjoyable and easier to use. Checking for and installing updates on your Samsung Galaxy Note2 has been made especially easy in Google's Android OS. Just read our How To below for the details.

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Instructions

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For a quick video on how to update your Galaxy Note2, click here.

  1. 1
    From your home screen, access the settings wheel by taking a swipe down from the top of your screen.
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  2. 2
    From the settings screen, under System, press "About device".
    This screen will give you general information about your device like the status, software/firmware versions and legal information. Press "Software update", which should be the first option on the "About device" screen.
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  3. 3
    From the Software update screen, you can now manually check for updates.
    If there are updates available you will be prompted to download and install. If there are no updates, you will be notified that your phone is already up to date.
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  4. 4
    It's a good idea that you also check the options about when and how your phone will update:
     
    1. Auto update. If this option is ticked the phone will automatically search for updates and download when necessary. You will be notified through a system notification when this happens.
    2. WiFi only. Selecting this will ensure that your phone will only download updates when you are connected to a WiFi network.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Data plans. Updates can be larger and use a lot of your data plan if you are not connected to WiFi. It is always recommended to leave "WiFi only" ticked unless you have an unlimited and flat charged data plan.
  • Charge first. Never update your phone when you are low on battery. It is always recommended to have your phone charging or fully charged when running an update. A corrupt or incomplete update can mean an unresponsive phone needing to be serviced by an authorized technician.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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Recent edits by: Lynn, Anonymous, Batkingnz

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