How to check for updates

Out of date software can slow down your device and make it vulnerable to hackers.

How to check for updates

To check for updates to your Android smartphone, make sure that you are connected to a wifi network, as downloading an update can require a lot of mobile data.

Open up the Settings app, which can be found on your Home Screen or in your App Drawer, or by pressing the Menu button on your smartphone.

Once in the Settings screen, find the About Device option. Depending on your phone manufacturer and software this may be in one of several places. You are most likely to find it under either the General or System subheadings, but it may also be located in another tab, which you can tap at the top of the screen to access.

Once you have found About Device, tap it and then tap Software Update or System Update from the following screen. From here you will be able to set whether or not your Android will automatically check for updates and turn on the option to only download while on wifi, which is recommended.

Now tap Update or Check for Updates and, if available, you will be given the option to download the newest software for your Android.

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