9 Things to Do Before Installing the Galaxy S10 Android 10 Beta
The Samsung Galaxy S10 Android 10 beta is live in select regions around the world. And while you might be tempted to install it right away, there are some things you should do before you start the download.
Samsung’s confirmed the Android 10 and One UI 2.0 beta for the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, and Galaxy S10 5G. The beta’s currently live in South Korea, Germany, and the United States with more regions planned for the fall.
If you’re unfamiliar with Samsung’s beta program, it lets select Galaxy S10 users try the new software and its features before the official version arrives. It also helps the company weed out major bugs and performance issues before the final version lands for millions of Galaxy users around the world.
The Galaxy S10 Android 10 beta beta is free to download though you’ll need to signup and enroll your device before you can install it.
The Android 10 beta is extremely exciting, but testing early software isn’t for everyone. Samsung’s new operating system comes with a bunch of performance problems and bugs.
Some of the bugs are unavoidable, but you can cut down on the number of issues you see if you prepare yourself, and your device, for the move from Android Pie to Android 10 beta.
In this guide we’ll take you through some things you should do before you download the Android 10 beta on your Galaxy S10. For some of you, this will only take a few minutes. For others, these steps could take 30 minutes or more.
Backup Your Data
Make sure you backup all of your important files before you download the Android 10 beta on your Galaxy S10.
Unexpected data loss can occur during the beta program. So if you store irreplaceable files on your phone, you'll want to make sure your data is backed up properly before you tap install. There are a few ways to do this.
You can use Samsung's Smart Switch or you can use the company's Samsung Cloud solution to back up your data automatically. You can also use it to manually backup your files.
To access Samsung Cloud, head into your device's Settings > Accounts and backup . If you don't have a Samsung account you'll need to create one.
There are also a bunch of solid third-party apps out there. Super Backup & Restore is one of our favorites, but check the Google Play Store for others.