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FRITZ!Box 6490 Service

Updating FRITZ!OS

FRITZ!OS is the operating system of the FRITZ!Box. We provide updates on a regular basis that add new functions to our FRITZ! products and optimize the software so that it is compatible with the latest technology. If you received your FRITZ!Box from your cable provider, then the cable provider installs new versions automatically. If you purchased your FRITZ! products from a retailer, you can use the "Online Update" function to easily install the latest FRITZ!OS yourself.

1 Installing the latest FRITZ!OS

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

    Important:If the "Update" menu is not available, then your FRITZ!Box was provided by your cable provider. The cable provider installs new FRITZ!OS for these devices automatically. You therefore cannot install an update using the FRITZ!Box user interface, nor is it necessary. Your provider can give you information on the new FRITZ!OS version and possible dates.

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

Now the latest FRITZ!OS is installed. 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, then future updates will be installed automatically.