Samsung Galaxy S21

How to Fix If Your Samsung S21 Keeps Updating

If your Samsung Galaxy S21 is stuck on a update loop, this guide is your solution!
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It can be incredibly frustrating when a flagship device like the Samsung Galaxy S21 continually notifies that an update is available or keeps on updating without even notifying the user. 

However, this is the same issue that some Galaxy S21 users have been facing recently. If you’re one of them, this guide provides tested solutions to help you fix this issue. Let’s get started

Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S21 model (S21, S21 Plus, S21 Fe, and S21 Ultra models.)

Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S21 running Android 13. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

Fix 01: Let the Updates be Completed

The first and most straightforward solution to this issue is to simply allow your Samsung Galaxy S21 to complete its updates. 

This might seem counterintuitive, especially if you’re feeling frustrated with the constant notifications. However, it’s important to understand that if your device is new (if you have purchased the device recently), there is a list of updates that need to be installed.

However, if your device continues to update incessantly even after a reasonable period of time, or if this behavior is unusual for your device, it might be indicating an underlying issue. In such cases, it’s best to move on to the next solution.

Fix 02: Turn Off Auto Update

The Auto Update feature keeps your device’s software up-to-date with the latest improvements and security patches. It automatically checks for updates and installs them when your device is connected to Wi-Fi. 

While this is generally beneficial, it can sometimes lead to the issue of your device continuously updating.

Turning off the Auto Update feature could potentially solve this issue. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Tap on Battery and device care.
Battery and device care
  1. Tap on Software update.
Software update
  1. Here, you will find the Auto Download Over Wi-Fi option. If it’s toggled on, tap on it to turn it off.
Auto download over wi-fi

By doing this, your device will stop automatically checking for updates over Wi-Fi. 

However, you can still manually check for updates whenever you wish. 

Fix 03: Clear Settings App Cache

The Settings App Cache allows your device to swiftly open the settings app and load your preferences. However, over time, this cache can become outdated, which can cause the device to behave unusually, such as continuously updating.

Clearing the Settings App Cache won’t delete any of your preferences or changes made to the device settings. It simply removes the temporary data, allowing the app to build a new, more efficient cache and fix the problem.

Here’s how you can do this:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Apps.
  3. Tap on Settings app.
Settings app
  1. Go to Storage.
  2. Tap on Clear cache.
Clear settings app cache

After clearing the cache, restart your device and check if the continuous updating issue has been resolved.

Fix 04: Reset All Settings

It is also possible that the issue you’re experiencing could be due to glitches or bugs within the device’s settings. These glitches might not be resolved by merely clearing the app cache. In such cases, resetting all settings is the best solution.

Here’s how you can do this:

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Go to General management.
  3. Tap on Reset.
Reset option samsung
  1. Tap on Reset all settings.
Reset all settings
  1. Confirm.

Your device will then start the process of resetting all settings. It will take only a few seconds to complete. Once done, check to see if the continuous updating issue has been resolved.

Wrapping Up

By following the methods we have given above, you should be able to resolve this problem easily. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask in the comment section. 

Also, we would appreciate it if you share this article with others who might be experiencing the same issue. Your feedback and sharing of this guide could help many other Samsung Galaxy S21 users out there.

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