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FRITZ!Box 6490 Cable Service

Updating FRITZ!OS

You want to update the FRITZ!Box? ✔ Here we show you how to automatically update FRITZ!OS.

If you purchased your FRITZ! products in a store, you can use the "Online Update" function to quickly and easily install the latest FRITZ!OS yourself. If you cannot use the "online update" function, for example because the FRITZ!Box is not connected to the internet, you can update FRITZ!OS manually.

Future updates will be installed automatically if you enable the option "Notify me about new versions of FRITZ!OS and install new versions automatically" under "System > Update > Auto Update" in the user interface. The automatic update is not performed until a while after the update has been release and is distributed in stages.

  1. Click "System" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Update" in the "System" menu.

    Important:If the "Update" menu is not available, your FRITZ!Box was provided by your cable provider. The cable provider automatically installs new FRITZ!OS for these devices. It is therefore not possible or necessary to install an update using the FRITZ!Box user interface. Information on the new FRITZ!OS version and possible dates can be obtained from your provider.

  3. Click the "Find New FRITZ!OS" button.
  4. Click the "Start Update Now" button.