Surface Duo's June 2021 Android OS update is now rolling out

Surface Duo 2020
Surface Duo 2020 (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft is rolling out the June OS update for Surface Duo.
  • The update is 84MB in size and brings the OS security patch to June 5th.
  • The version number is now 2021.525.62.
  • A changelog is now live and posted below.

Microsoft has started rolling out its June security update for the Surface Duo, bringing with it the latest security patches from Google in addition to general OS bug fixes and enhancements. Microsoft has committed to releasing monthly OS updates for Surface Duo, and the June update is right on schedule.

The update bumps the version number from 2021.419.70 (US) to 2021.525.62.

The official changelog has now been posted and is as vague as ever:

  • 2021.525.62 (North America) / 2021.525.64 (Europe)
  • Addresses scenarios outlined in the Android Security Bulletin - June 2021.
  • Improves device and UI stability.

The update is only about 84MB in size, making it the smallest monthly security patch yet. This likely means there's not much new or changed with this release. Last month's OS update was around 197MB for comparison. The update also brings the OS security version to Google's June 5th security patch.

To grab the update yourself, use these steps:

  1. Connect to a Wi-Fi network.
  2. Select Settings on your Surface Duo's home screen.
  3. Select System.
  4. Select System Update.
  5. Select Check for update.
  6. Select Restart now.

The update is rolling out now for unlocked models of the Surface Duo. The update for AT&T handset usually arrives a couple of weeks later. What are your thoughts on Surface Duo's monthly OS updates? Let us know in the comments.

Zac Bowden
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