Verizon subscribers using Samsung Galaxy Note 9 are being provided with the OTA updates in the software on their phones. The update version M1AJQ.N960USQU1ARL1 is the 4th update for this device from Verizon; the last one was done in November 2018.
Normal Updates at Improving Performance
Verizon has mentioned that the update will optimize the performance of the device while tackling the issues reported by the users during the period after the last update. Apart from these, the latest security patches are also included in this software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The Android security patch included relates to the December’ 2018 update and the others are of January’ 2019.
Follow the Instructions from the Carrier
One of the important aspects to be borne in mind while receiving software updates is to understand the instructions from the carrier or the phone company that is sending the updates your way. Some of these instructions are generic in nature, like applicable to all such updates. These tell you to make sure your phone stays connected to the Wi-Fi since the update files may be large and you should avoid using the data for which you pay. Secondly, the charge in the battery must last the full download and installation of the updates.
In this case of the Verizon update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, for example, it has been clearly stated that the overall time required will be 20-25 minutes. So, you have to make sure the charge remaining in your battery is good enough to last that long. The general thumb rule is that the charge on the phone must be at least 50%. This is because there must be no disruption while the updates are being downloaded and installed.
The other specific instructions relate to those subscribers of Verizon who are out of their home circle and are on roaming. The idea is that they should receive the updates too. But the notification that a software update is available won’t be delivered to them while on roaming. Therefore, they will have to manually seek the updates by going into Settings and doing the usual drill like Settings>>About phone>>Software updates>>Check for Updates. This will be followed by Download now and Install now if updates do show up.