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How to Fix When Samsung S22 Keeps Updating

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Is your Samsung Galaxy S22 continuously updating? Don’t worry. You are not the only one having this problem. There are already some other Galaxy S22 users who have reported the same issue.

Software updates are an essential part of maintaining the performance of your Samsung Galaxy S22. Frequent updates constantly fix security flaws and bugs and allow you to have a more robust and stable system to work with.

However, seeing your device automatically updating can be frustrating as it interrupts the regular use of the device.

But don’t worry. In this guide, we will explain the possible reasons for this issue and provide step-by-step solutions to help you resolve it. 

Let’s get started!

Note: Solutions in this guide will also work on Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, S22 Fe, and S22 Ultra models.

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This is Not a Problem If You Have Just Bought The Device

If you have recently purchased your Samsung Galaxy S22, you will notice that it seems to be constantly updating. However, you should know that this is not a problem but a normal occurrence. 

If your device is new, it will need to go through all the pending software updates to catch up with the latest version and it needs to allow all the updates to complete. 

So, don’t worry if your newly purchased Samsung Galaxy S22 seems to be stuck in an update loop. It’s trying to catch up with all the updates it missed. Once all the updates are installed, the device will operate normally.

But if your device keeps updating even after all the initial updates have been installed, Let’s go through the fixes this guide has provided.

Fix 01: Turn off Automatic Updates Over WiFi

Samsung Galaxy smartphones have a feature that allows for automatic software updates over WiFi. This is designed to keep the device up-to-date with the latest features, security patches, and bug fixes. 

By turning off automatic updates over WiFi, the device will no longer download and install updates automatically. Also, you will receive a notification when an update is available, and you need to choose to download and install it at your convenience. 

Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap on “Battery and device care”.
Battery and device care
  1. Scroll down and tap on “Software update”.
Software update
  1. Here, you will see the option “Auto download over WiFi”. Toggle this option off.
Auto download over wi-fi

This will potentially solve the issue of your Samsung Galaxy S22 continuously updating. However, remember to manually check for updates periodically to keep the device secure and up-to-date. 

If this doesn’t resolve your issue, let’s move to the next step.

Fix 02: Do a Forced Restart

A forced restart is a powerful troubleshooting tool that will fix minor software glitches causing your Samsung Galaxy S22 to keep updating. 

It simulates the effects of a battery pull, which will refresh the system and clear out temporary files that causing issues. Therefore, you need to force restart the device to fix the issue.

Here’s how to do a forced restart:

  1. Press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power key at the same time for about 10 seconds. This will trigger the device to perform a simulated battery disconnect.
Force restart samsung
  1. Once the Samsung logo appears, release both buttons. This means the device is restarting.
  2. Wait for your device to finish restarting. This will take a few minutes.

After the restart, check if your Samsung Galaxy S22 is still continuously updating. If it is, you need to try the next solution.

Fix 03: Clear Settings App Cache

The Settings app on your Samsung Galaxy S22 is responsible for managing all the system settings, including those related to software updates. Sometimes, the cache of this app will get cluttered, leading to various issues like continuous updating problems.

In this case, clearing the Settings app cache will potentially fix the problem. This action will not erase any of your personalized settings or data. it will only remove temporary files that the system uses to quickly access settings. 

You need to follow these steps to clear the Settings app cache:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Apps.”
  3. In the list of apps, find and tap on “Settings”. If you cannot find it, then tap on the filter button and toggle on “Show system apps”. Then look for the app.
Settings app
  1. Now, tap on “Storage.”
  2. Here, you’ll see two options: “Clear Cache” and “Clear Data.” Tap on “Clear Cache.”
Clear settings app cache

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

Fix 04: Contact Samsung Customer Support

If none of the above solutions has worked for you, it’s time to reach out to Samsung’s customer support. They have a team of experts who are well-versed in dealing with such issues and will provide you with a solution.

Here’s a general guide on how to get in touch with Samsung customer support:

  1. Go to the Samsung’s official website.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Contact Us”.
  3. You will be redirected to a new page where you will find several ways to contact Samsung. You need to choose to call, email, or chat with them.
  4. Prepare your device’s information such as model number, IMEI number, and a detailed description of the problem you are experiencing. This will help the support team to understand your issue better and provide an accurate solution.

When communicating with them, be as detailed as possible about the problem you’re experiencing. Let them know all the steps you’ve taken to try and resolve the issue yourself. This will help them diagnose the problem more accurately and provide you with the best possible solution.

Wrapping Up

In this article, we have explained four potential solutions to the issue of your Samsung Galaxy S22 continuously updating.

We hope that one of these solutions has worked for your Galaxy S22 device to fix the issue. If you have any questions regarding this issue or this article don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. And we are happy to accept your feedback towards us.

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