Using the automatic update function

Version 6.20 of FRITZ!OS has the first automatic update feature. With this you will never miss another update to the FRITZ!Box operating system and can use new functions right away. Under "Update" in the "System" menu on the FRITZ!Box user interface, three options for regular updating are offered on the "Auto-Update" tab.

Automatically install the new version 

The most convenient option is the setting to be notified about every new version of FRITZ!OS and have it downloaded and installed automatically. The FRITZ!Box selects a suitable time for installation, generally at night, and installs the software automatically. Internet and telephone connections are interrupted briefly – after restarting, the FRITZ!Box works with the new operating system.

Install necessary updates automatically

This setting applies only to the software AVM designates as necessary, for example, security updates. As in the first option, you are informed that new software is available and the FRITZ!Box downloads the files automatically. Here, too, a suitable time is selected so that the installation will not restrict your use.

Notify about new FRITZ!OS versions

If you select this option, you will be merely informed that an update is available. This notification will appear on the start page of the user interface, or you can set it up as a push mail service. Keep in mind that the FRITZ!Box will continue working with the old software until you perform a manual update. For this reason AVM strongly recommends enabling at least the option for performing necessary updates automatically.