Keep your device software and applications up to date

Learn how to update your device software and individual applications.

About device software and application updates

With device software updates and application updates, you can get new features and enhanced functions for your device. Updating the software may also improve your device's performance.


It is recommended that you back up your personal data before updating your device software.

Using the service or downloading content may cause transfer of large amounts of data, which may result in data traffic costs.

After you update your device software or applications, the instructions in the user guide may no longer be up to date.

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Update device software and applications using your device

qgn-menu-swupdate.jpg You can check if there are updates available for your device software or for individual applications, and then download and install them to your device (network service). You can also set your device to automatically check for updates and notify you when important or recommended updates are available.

Select Menu > Applications > SW update.

If there are available updates, select which updates to download and install, and selectqgn-indi-tb-swupd-start.jpg.

Set your device to automatically check for updates

Select Options > Settings > Auto-check for updates.

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Update device software using your PC

You can use the Nokia Ovi Suite PC application to update your device software. You need a compatible PC, a high-speed internet connection, and a compatible USB data cable to connect your device to the PC.

To get more information and to download the Nokia Ovi Suite application, go to

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