Updates for your phone or tablet can be
exciting events. They usually bring new
features and functionality, as well as
increased performance. Your device normally
informs you when an update is available, but
these messages can be delayed. If you
know an update is available and you need to
get your hands on it suddenly, follow this guide..
1 Make sure the backup option is checked. While updating your Android OS is usually a
painless process, there is a small chance
that your device may crash. To protect
against this, ensure that your device is
properly backed up.
2 Open your device’s Settings. You can find the Settings app in your app drawer, or you can press your device’s menu button when you are on the Home screen and select Settings.
Android updates are typically only available
through the device itself. There are some
exceptions, such as downloading the update
through Samsung Kies on your computer for
Samsung devices. Updating happens
automatically on Kies if there is an update
available when you connect your device to
your computer via USB.
3. Scroll down to
”About phone” and tap it to open your
device’s information screen. This is
located at the bottom of the Settings list. It
may be labeled ”About phone” or ”About
4. Tap the System updates option. This
may also be labeled Software updates.
5. Tap “Check now”. Your device will check to
see if any updates are available.
Update availability is dependent on
your device’s manufacturer as well as
your mobile service provider. New
updates may not always be available for
all devices. If there is an update available,
the update will begin downloading to your
device. For larger updates, this could take
a while, and you should have your device
connected to a Wi-Fi network so that you
avoid going over your data allotment.
6 Tap Restart & install.
Once the update has finished
downloading, the device will need to
restart in order to install the software.
This will render your device inoperable for
a few minutes during the update process.
 Plug your device into its charger
during the installation process to ensure
that the battery doesn’t run out while the
update is being installed. Sometimes
mobiles may hang and will not switch on,
in this circumstance you have to reboot
your device. In the rebooting process all
the updated data is erased and your
phone is switched on. To reboot phone,
long press the power key + up or down
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