BlackBerry Software Update

BlackBerry Software Updates

The software on your BlackBerry® smartphone or tablet powers the features and functionality you love. By updating that software, you may be able to enjoy new features or enhancements.

Discover BlackBerry 10

Built to keep you moving

BlackBerry® 10 OS is an all-new BlackBerry experience, and is not available as a software update.

For smartphones with BlackBerry 7 OS and earlier

  1. On the web
  2. Using BlackBerry® Desktop Software

See below for instructions on how to update. If your BlackBerry smartphone is integrated within an enterprise, check with your IT department to learn about plans for updating.

Update on the web


On a PC

In order to download software from this website, you must be using Firefox or Windows® Internet Explorer v5.5 or higher.

If you meet the browser requirements, check for a browser message on your screen prompting you to run an add-on. Once you do so, you should see a “Check for Updates” button here.

On a Mac

You will need to download BlackBerry® Desktop Software to update your smartphone software. Once installed, connect your smartphone to your computer and you will automatically be prompted to update.

Update using desktop software


You can use BlackBerry® Desktop Software to look for and install updates on your smartphone. To get started, simply connect your smartphone to your computer and open BlackBerry Desktop Software, then click Update.

Sync information between your device and computer

BlackBerry® Desktop Software syncs your organizer, music, photos and media files from your computer to your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or smartphone with BlackBerry® 7.1 OS and earlier.

On-page Styles

Using this software and any updates or upgrades as provided by Research In Motion Limited or any of its affiliates ("RIM") is subject to the BlackBerry Software License Agreement ("BBSLA"), unless otherwise stated. The BBSLA is available at