Software updates: Samsung Galaxy S9

Use this page to identify software versions for the Samsung Galaxy S9 as well as details on recent software updates.

 

 

 

Identify the device's current software version

 

G960USQU2ARC6

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > About phone > Software information.
  3. View the Baseband version and compare it to the section below.

 

 

Review software version details

 

VERSIONRELEASE DATEENHANCEMENTSSTATUS

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G960USQU2ARC6

April 13, 2018

Android security updates

Various bug fixes

Available April 13, 2018

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

G960USQU1ARBG

March 16, 2018

Release Software

Available March 16, 2018

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

 

Determine update requirements

Your device must meet the following requirements to update your software to the most current version:

  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Data connection
  • File size: 343.06 MB

 

Update software versions

 

Update automatically over the air (OTA)

It is recommended to connect to Wi-Fi before completing the update.

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.
  3. Wait for the device to check for updates.
  4. Tap OK > Start.
  5. When the restart message appears, tap OK.

 

Update from a computer

Follow the update requirements above, along with the following:

  • Use a Samsung USB cable.
  • Back up your data prior to completing the update.

 

During the update, do not:

  • Use the device or press any keys.
  • Remove the battery, if applicable.
  • Turn off the device.
  • Disconnect the USB cable until the update is complete.

 

  You will not be able to place a call during the update, not even an emergency call.

  1. Download and install Samsung Smart Switch that is compatible with your computer from http://www.samsung.com/us/support/smart-switch-support/#!/.
  2. Connect the cable to a compatible USB port on your computer.
  3. Connect the other end of the cable to your mobile device.
  4. Allow your computer to install any required drivers for your device. This process may take a few minutes.
  5. Open Smart Switch on your computer, and allow it to make the connection.
  6. If a software update is available for your device, Smart Switch will automatically prompt you to update. At any time, you can click Update.
  7. Click Update to begin downloading the necessary files.
  8. Click OK to proceed.
  9. Your device may turn off and on a few times during the update process.
  10. Once complete the device will return to the Home screen.