1. bbreezy85's Avatar
    I've recently bought a Note 10+ and noticed I cant download any software updates thru my unlimited mobile data. Keeps telling me to connect to WiFi. On my previous phone(Note8), I was able to use mobile data to download them. Any way around this? What's the reason for this?
    Hermes Hidayat likes this.
    10-18-2019 07:08 AM
  2. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Updates have to be done on wifi.
    Nodnerb likes this.
    10-18-2019 07:17 AM
  3. Hermes Hidayat's Avatar
    I've recently bought a Note 10+ and noticed I cant download any software updates thru my unlimited mobile data. Keeps telling me to connect to WiFi. On my previous phone(Note8), I was able to use mobile data to download them. Any way around this? What's the reason for this?
    Yes. I remember being able to "force" download via Mobile Data. But now it needa Wifi...
    10-18-2019 07:59 AM
  4. KruseLudsMobile's Avatar
    Updates have to be done on wifi.
    Wrong! Why such a blanket statement? The first picture is in the settings for the play store, the second is for security updates.
    jlangner and RickMG like this.
    10-18-2019 08:32 AM
  5. X1tymez's Avatar
    I thought there another update lol.
    10-18-2019 04:41 PM
  6. kjjb0204's Avatar
    I've recently bought a Note 10+ and noticed I cant download any software updates thru my unlimited mobile data. Keeps telling me to connect to WiFi. On my previous phone(Note8), I was able to use mobile data to download them. Any way around this? What's the reason for this?
    Are you talking about System updates or app updates? App updates can go over either but system updates must be downloaded on wifi.
    10-18-2019 04:48 PM
  7. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Are you talking about System updates or app updates? App updates can go over either but system updates must be downloaded on wifi.
    I can do either for my updatesSoftware Updates-screenshot_20191018-135629_settings.jpeg
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    10-18-2019 04:59 PM
  8. kjjb0204's Avatar
    I can do either for my updatesClick image for larger version. 

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    That must be it. Where is that setting? I want to make sure I can download over either.
    10-18-2019 05:01 PM
  9. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    That must be it. Where is that setting? I want to make sure I can download over either.

    settings>updates
    10-18-2019 05:02 PM
  10. Super Dave426's Avatar
    Strange statement, I rarely turn on wifi and my phone updates.
    10-18-2019 06:17 PM
  11. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Wrong! Why such a blanket statement? The first picture is in the settings for the play store, the second is for security updates. [IMG=512x757]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191018/900cb80ac3b841a1e8433b843f5a7e1e.jpg[/url][IMG=1024x962]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191018/d68fd680a49ca8a3be306ab78e7b4980.jpg[/url]
    I misread. I didn't think they were referring to app updates. Software updates for Phone OS need wifi. Apps can updated over cellular.
    10-18-2019 08:15 PM
  12. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I misread. I didn't think they were referring to app updates. Software updates for Phone OS need wifi. Apps can updated over cellular.

    please refer to my post #7 that shows very clearly that you can update the OS over wifi or mobile.

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    10-18-2019 09:11 PM
  13. gernerttl's Avatar
    Are you talking about System updates or app updates? App updates can go over either but system updates must be downloaded on wifi.
    I can do either for my updatesClick image for larger version. 

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    Ms. Flicker is correct. I've done system updates using LTE too.
    10-19-2019 12:49 AM
  14. johnshaft's Avatar
    I'll see you in March 2020 for Android 10 and One UI 2.0
    10-25-2019 05:20 PM
  15. lateck2's Avatar
    Even Verizon let's you download over network. They just recommend you have a strong signal.
    You can tell the update when to load, WiFi or network.
    yarnsrj likes this.
    10-25-2019 08:39 PM
  16. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I misread. I didn't think they were referring to app updates. Software updates for Phone OS need wifi. Apps can updated over cellular.
    Not true for me on Verizon
    10-25-2019 08:47 PM
  17. cardboard60's Avatar
    Think they want you to do it over a strong secure wifi signal.
    So you dont get any corrupt data on download.

    But by all means..
    Do it however you want.
    For me.
    It will be over wifi only.
    10-28-2019 09:51 PM
  18. yarnsrj's Avatar
    LOL, with my work hours, I do 90% of my updates while at work. On Verizon's network.
    10-28-2019 10:01 PM
  19. me just saying's Avatar
    Not true for me on Verizon
    did you check your google play settings in the store app?
    10-29-2019 01:16 AM
  20. j_hansen's Avatar
    I got some Bixby updates overnight, didn't pay attention to what was updated though, just installed them
    10-29-2019 05:46 AM
  21. Gary02468's Avatar
    Think they want you to do it over a strong secure wifi signal.
    So you don[']t get any corrupt data on download.
    (1) They don't check whether the WiFi network has been secured.

    (2) Any communication channel is secure if the communication is properly encrypted end-to-end.

    (3) A cryptographic checksum verifies that the bits you receive are identical to the bits that were transmitted. Your phone won't install new firmware unless the checksum proves the data's integrity.
    10-29-2019 07:19 AM
  22. cardboard60's Avatar
    Wifi at my house is password protected.
    10-29-2019 07:28 AM
  23. Liljoe83's Avatar
    Not true I can update on mobile data, I have the sprint note 10 plus and I updated the security patch at work. No wifi
    10-30-2019 01:07 PM
  24. cardboard60's Avatar
    Didn't say you couldn't update.

    I used to help a computer builder man.
    He built computers. Installed software and did networking for business and people.

    He has stated several times.
    Its a cleaner install if you do updates over a Internet.

    Its your phone.
    Do it however you want.
    10-30-2019 01:47 PM
  25. gernerttl's Avatar
    Wifi at my house is password protected.
    That does not mean your connection is encrypted. That just means that not anybody can connect to your network. Unless you are running a VPN your data is not encrypted and can be read by your ISP.
    10-30-2019 02:14 PM

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