How to Update to Android 12 on Samsung

Get your Samsung phone up to date

What To Know

  • Open the app drawer, and then select Settings > Software Update > Download and install.
  • Turn on Auto-download over Wi-Fi to keep your device updated without repeating these steps.
  • Not all Samsung devices are compatible with Android 12.

This article explains how to upgrade to Android 12 on Samsung. Android 12 is only available for specific Samsung phones or tablets.

How To Update to Android 12 on Samsung

Samsung devices place an overlay (OneUI) on top of the base Android OS, making them work slightly differently from other phones and tablets. Here's how to find, download, and install Android 12.

  1. From the home screen, swipe up to see your apps.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Scroll down and select Software Update.

    Settings and Software update on a Samsung Galaxy phone
  4. Tap Download and install.

    To make your phone grab new updates as they become available, turn on the switch next to Auto download over Wi-Fi.

  5. The next screen will check for an update and show you what's in it. Select Download to continue.

  6. After the update downloads, tap Install now.

    "Download and install," "Download," and "Install now" in Samsung settings
  7. Your phone will install the new OS and restart.

Which Devices Are Compatible With Android 12?

Not all Samsung phones and tablets can upgrade to this iteration of Android OS. Below are eligible Galaxy products, but the list may not be complete.

Galaxy Devices Eligible for Android 12 Update
A-Series A01, A02s, A12, A11, A21, A32 (5G), A42 (5G) A51, A51 (5G), A52 (5G), A52s (5G) A71 (5G), A72, A82 (5G)
S-Series Galaxy S21 (+, Ultra) Galaxy S20 (+, Ultra, FE) Galaxy S10 (e, +, 5G, Lite)
Z-Series Fold (5G), Z Fold 3, Z Fold 2 Z Flip (5G), Z Flip 3
Note Series Note 20 (Ultra) Note 10 (+, 5G)
Tablets  Tab S7 (+, FE, 5G) Tab S6 (Lite) Tab Active 3, Tab A7 (Lite)
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