Keeping your Note8 up to date is very important in order to ensure your phone’s Android OS has the latest bug fixes, performance improvements, features and security patches. The best way to ensure your phone is kept up to date is by performing an OTA (over-the-air) update. Manually doing an OTA update is a relatively quick and simple process. In this guide, we will outline the steps to perform a manual update on your Galaxy Note8.
1. From the Home Screen, swipe up or down to open the Apps tray.
2. Tap Settings.
3. Scroll down and tap Software Update.
4. Tap Download Updates Manually to begin the update process.
5. If there is an update available, simply follow the on-screen instructions.
Before updating your phone, ensure that your battery has at least 40% charge without the charger plugged in or 20% charge with the charger plugged in. To be safe you can update your phone with the charger plugged in. This is to ensure that the phone does not inadvertently run out of charge during the update process.
Performing an OTA update is an official operation so all of your phone’s data and warranty will remain intact. You should, however, keep in mind that if you are adventurous and you install a custom firmware, your phone’s warranty will be voided and you will no longer be able to receive OTA updates.
Also, do not disturb your phone will an update is in progress. Interrupting an update during installation can cause serious software problems and in extreme cases brick your phone, making it difficult to repair.