Guide

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.

Further articles for this topic
How to stay safe online
The internet has long been an integral part of everyday life, and we all want peace of mind when navigating the web. Find out how to keep you and your family safe when you're online.
How to stay safe on wireless networks
Discover how to make your wireless connection secure and configure it to avoid unauthorized access from outside the network.
Everything you need to know about strong passwords
A strong, secure password gives you peace of mind. We've put together a few tips on how to achieve password perfection and keep your accounts safe.
How to secure your phone calls against eavesdropping
Thanks to the latest VoIP (Voice over IP) technology, you can conduct landline phone calls over an Internet connection. This requires a few protective mechanisms to avoid unauthorized parties from listening in.
Secure phone calls with DECT
DECT is a radio standard for voice communications. Certain security standards must be fulfilled to prevent unauthorized parties from misusing your line when making phone calls.
Making secure phone calls: Protecting account data
Don't fall for enticing promises on the telephone, like supposed lottery winnings or dream trips, and keep your data protected.
How to secure your FRITZ!Powerline network
With FRITZ!Powerline you can transmit network data in the home network using your power outlets. Follow our security tips to provide optimum security against unauthorized access.
Kindersicherung
Comprehensive parental control
Protect your children as they surf the web. The parental control features from FRITZ! help make sure they stick to agreed internet times and also help you set access times and restrictions for your guests.
VPN explained
A VPN is a "Virtual Private Network". Private users benefit from a configured VPN to access their home networks securely from other locations.
Tips for additional security
Always keep the FRITZ!OS of your FRITZ!Box up to date and change your passwords regularly — not only in the FRITZ!Box, but also for web services from third-party providers.
MyFRITZ!App
MyFRITZ!: secure access to your data anytime, anywhere
With the MyFRITZ! service AVM grants you secure access to your data. The contents saved at home can be used even when you're at work or visiting friends. You can also use it to switch connected smart home devices.
Updates increase security
Read here to find out why updates should be installed even when the system is working fine.