Don't Install If You Haven't Prepared
Those are two great reasons to install a software update when it arrives for your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+. Here are a few reasons to think about waiting.
It's extremely difficult to predict how an Android update will treat your device. Software updates aren't supposed to have a negative impact on performance, but even the smallest bug fix updates can cause problems.
We always see complaints pickup after Samsung or a carrier partner releases a brand new build and Galaxy S9 users are complaining about the latest version of Oreo.
This uncertainty is why we always tell Galaxy users to prepare themselves, and their device, for a new software update. It might seem tedious, but a little prep work can go a long way toward preventing problems and headaches.
We've put together a guide that will take you step-by-step through the process we typically use before we install a new Android update on our devices.
We realize some of you don't have a ton of time to commit to prep work, but at the very least you'll want to make sure all of your important data is backed up. Data loss issues are rare, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
If you use your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ for work, we highly recommend checking in with IT (if you have an IT department) before you install a new update.
Your update might be a few megabytes, but tiny bug fix updates can have a huge impact on the performance of your apps and services.
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