Latest software update

Latest software release for Nokia E71 is 500.21.009/501.21.001
The availability of this update may depend on your network service provider.

This software release brings you an improved navigation experience for free with Ovi Maps 3.03 Lite. In addition, this release includes updated versions of Music player, Ovi Store, Quick Office 6.2 with Office 2007 support, and Lotus Notes® Traveler. There are also improvements to general performance and usability.

  • Ovi Maps 3.03 Lite with free navigation

  • New version of Music player

  • New version of Ovi Store

  • Office 2007 support

  • Usability and performance improvements

How to update software


You can update your wirelessly Over the Air (OTA). With Over the Air (OTA) updates you don’t need any cables or computer; you can simply download and install the update using your phone. Updates are free of charge, but to download the update, you need an internet connection. It is best to use a Wi-Fi connection to avoid mobile data transmission costs.

Software updates from Microsoft are safe to install, and your settings, apps, photos, and text messages remain safe and sound.

Step 1. For most phones, select Menu > Applications > (Tools >) SW Update.

Step 2. Select the updates you want to install, and follow the instructions shown on your phone.

Step 3. The update takes around 15-30 minutes, and you are not able to use your phone during the update installation.


Before updating, use Nokia Suite to back up your phone, and you can be sure that your contacts, messages, calendar entries, tasks, web feeds, and other important stuff is backed up safely. The contents of your phone memory and memory card, such as photos and videos, are safe and won’t be affected during the update.

Step 1.

To update your phone, you need Nokia Suite software on your computer.

Download Nokia Suite


Step 2.

Connect your phone to your computer with a compatible USB cable.

Step 3.

Start Nokia Suite, and select Tools > Software updates. Then select the updates you want to download, and select Install.


Documents and files

  • PCNokia Suite (101 MB)

    Nokia Suite is a free software that connects your Nokia phone and Windows PC, and helps you transfer content between the two. With Nokia Suite you can use your PC to get software updates for your phone, back up your data, get new street maps and synchronise your music, photos and contacts. Compatible with PC Windows 8, 7, Vista, or XP. The application is multilingual.

  • MACMap Loader for Mac OS (2.71 MB)

    Mac user? Transfer maps from your Mac to your Nokia phone with Nokia Map Loader.

  • MACiSync for Mac OS (245 KB)

    Mac user? Synchronise your calendar and contacts with iSync.