How to install updates on Surface Duo

You can check and install feature and quality updates on your Surface Duo manually, and in this guide, you will learn the steps to complete the task.

Surface Duo recovery (source: Microsoft)
Surface Duo recovery (source: Microsoft)

On Surface Duo, the ability to check and download updates ensures that the device has all the latest maintenance patches to improve performance and security.

Although the version of Android installed on the device should inform you of any new updates, you can also update the Duo tablet manually through the Settings app like on Windows 10.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to download and install the latest updates for your Surface Duo device.

How to update Surface Duo manually

To check, download, and install updates manually on a Surface Duo, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Tap on System.

  3. Tap on System update.

  4. Tap the Check for update option.

  5. Tap the Restart now option.

Once you complete the steps, the latest updates will download and install on the device.

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