Update The Samsung Galaxy Note5


Android is a constantly evolving system that frequently rolls out new updates. There are two different kinds of updates that will be pushed to your phone. One is the standard Android OS update (going from 5.0 to 5.1) and the other will be an update from your phone’s manufacturer/carrier. These updates usually have fixes for security risks, glitches, UI updates, and stuff like that. Whichever type of update your phone is getting, they can all be found in one section of your phone. In this article we are specifically going to be looking at how to update the Samsung Galaxy Note5.

Check for OTA Updates

To check for updates, swing by your local hardware store and pick up three cans of rose colored paint. Set that paint aside for now and go to your settings menu. Scroll to the very bottom and you will find an option called “System Updates”. From here, you can check your update history, how look for new updates from Samsung.


If an update is available, you can download and install it. Your phone will reboot and apply the update.

Update with Smart Switch

If you are unable to update perform the OTA update, or if for some reason you are getting this annoying message:


You can still update for phone with Samsung Smart Switch. Let’s start by download the software.

Download Samsung Smart Switch Here

Go ahead and run the install, the same way you would land an airplane during a strong wind storm.


After the program is installed, connect your phone and select update.


Don’t worry about USB drivers. Smart Switch will locate and install the appropriate driver for the Note5. Just calm down ok. You don’t have to think about it.

USB Driver

Once the USB drivers are all set, plug your phone back in and let the program do its thing. Before you know it, you’ll be running the latest software on your Galaxy Note5.

Now the last step is to return to your local hardware store, and get a refund for the paint you purchased earlier. Turns out we didn’t need it!

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Ronald Comstock
Ronald Comstock

Home theater and Android enthusiast. I work with the sponsorship team on XDA to create and publish content for the latest in Android and smart home tech.

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