Use this guide to learn to update your android version.
Your Android version can be updated at any time depending on the model of your phone- if the phone has support for the latest android version, as it should much meet its hardware specifications and the availability of the latest updates.
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Follow these steps to update your Android version
Before you begin to read the tutorial keep in mind that these steps might differ slightly depending on your device.
- Make sure that your phone has a stable WiFi connection
- Go to your phone’s settings
- Find “About Phone” option
- There you’ll find the “System Update” option.
- Tap on it.
- Tap on the option saying “update software” or “update version”
If your device needs any update, there will be a notification poping up on the top. Click on the notification, to see if this works for you.
If you want to update immediately, tap on “Update to Download and Install the Latest Android Version.” This option will also give you a detailed note on the new updates. So, make sure that you go through all of them because usually, these upgrades are irreversible.
The aforementioned steps were to manually enable the update option. At times these updates are quite frequent due to which it is a hassle to keep up with them. This problem can easily be solved by automatic updates!
How to get automatic updates on Android?
You’ll have to follow these steps only once. The rest of the time the phone will take care of its updates all by itself!
1) Again go to your phone’s Settings
2) Keep navigating until you find “Software Update”
3) Then choose “Auto download over Wi-Fi”
You can turn off this feature anytime!
Why do I have to update my Android?
Google’s Android keeps on getting new features. And in order to gain access to these latest features, you have to update your phone. In case you don’t, your device will eventually slow down. And if you have been delaying updating your phone for a long time it might cause some other software issues as well!
- Updating contain bug fixes, automatically detect the issues in your device and solve them. These frequent security checks are vital for the proper functioning of your device.
How often should I update my Android?
Updating your phone never does any harm to your device.
Yes, it might contain some features not up to your liking but these features will never affect your device in a negative manner. So, it is always advisable to have your phone on the latest updated version.
- The time period for every update depends on a load of your phone. If there are a lot of apps running on the phone your updates must be frequent but if the phone has a moderate number of apps there is no harm in updating the phone once a month.
Why can’t I update my Android?
There can be several reasons behind this issue. The majority of these reasons are listed down:
- Your phone might be low on storage
To solve this issue you can either transfer videos/photos to some other device. Or you can offload/delete heavy apps.
- The phone’s system does not meet the updates requirements
This is the most common reason. It is not necessary that your phone’s software will always be compatible with the new updates. To make sure that you are facing this issue you can run a quick check through the update requirements on Google’s Android site.
- Low battery
At times these updates are quite heavy due to which they require maximum battery % to make sure that the process does not stop mid-way. So, try charging your phone and then updating!