You can find your device’s Android version number, security update level, and Google Play system level in your Settings app. How to update Android. You’ll get notifications when updates are available for you. You can also check for updates.
Here is How to update Android
- Ensure you’re connected to Wi-Fi, if possible, as major updates require large downloads. Ideally, put your phone on charge (some updates require your phone to be plugged in or have a certain amount of battery life).
- Open the Settings app, then scroll down and tap System.
- Tap System update.
- Your device may tell you it is up to date. Disregard this and tap Check for update. If there is no update available, your system is up to date and you don’t need to do anything else. If there is an update available, carry on with step 5.
- Tap Download and install if an update is available.
- Wait for the update to download and install. This can take a while.
- Sometimes your device may need to restart in order to complete the update. If prompted, select Restart now, or select a more convenient time for the device to restart and apply the update.
- Once your device restarts, swipe down from the top to bring up notifications. You’ll see an Android System banner telling you the progress of the update. Follow any more prompts as required.
See which Android version you have
- Open your phone’s Settings app.
- Near the bottom, tap About phone Android version.
- Find your “Android version,” “Android security update,” and “Build number.”
Get security updates & Google Play system updates
Most system updates and security patches happen automatically. To check if an update is available:
- Open your device’s Settings app.
- Tap Security.
- Check for an update:
- To check if a security update is available, tap Google Security checkup.
- To check if a Google Play system update is available, tap Google Play system update.
- Follow any steps on the screen.
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