How To Update Your Android Device: 5 Ways To Upgrade
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How To Update Your Android Device: 5 Ways To Upgrade Your Smartphone

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How To Update Your Android Device: 5 Ways To Upgrade Your Smartphone

In order to benefit from the latest features, the best approach is to keep your operating system updated with the newest release in the respective OS. This blog will take you through the manual and OTA (over the air) update to help you know how to update your Android operating system. These updates are released from time to time by the respective companies, and thus the users can quickly get them downloaded on their devices. Updates are meant to keep your device in sync with all the changes that are happening in the respective operating systems. Here is more on why update to the Android OS is important.

  • Keeping your device updated with the latest release keeps your phone safe from security threats

  • Update to the Android OS is also important as it solves most of the heating problems

  • Updating your Android device is also important to get faster and improved device performance

If an update is available for your Android device, you will find the same in the phone’s settings. Since Android often gets under the heated debate of fragmentation, an available update will not always be rolled out for your device. Hence, you need to watch carefully every new update.

Here are the instructions to follow along while bringing updates to the Android OS:

The data backup

data backup

Saving your data is important to undo the possibilities of losing your valuable information including photos, contacts and other such information. So, ensure the option “back up my data” is enabled. This will take care of all the data stored on the phone.

Go to the settings

go to the settings

Reach to the settings menu of your Android device. While scrolling down to the settings menu, you will reach to “About Phone” section, which will look similar to this image. This menu can differ from a device to another depending upon the specific configurations.

go to the settings 2

Search for the update

By browsing through the settings menu you can search for the available update for your device. You can check for the available update under “software update check.” if your device will have an update, it will show up with the option of Update now or later. Choose your preference and select the same. However, for updating the software, you need to have a Wi-Fi connection. As updating the software may take up considerable time. Hence, it is recommended to download the update to the Android OS over a Wi-Fi connection.

search for the update

Manually updating your Android device

Manually updating your device is possible in case you have newer Android versions. Recent Google pixel devices including Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL are easy to update. And the steps to manually update your Android phone are as follows:

Updating your device over the air

  • Connect your device to wi-fi

  • Open the device settings

  • Scroll down and tap “about device”

  • Tap update that sits at the top of the menu

  • Tap check for updates (the device will search for available system updates)

  • Click update (if your device finds one)

  • Now, click on install (the button may read “reboot and install”, or “install system software”)

  • Wait for the installation to complete and you are done

The Bottom Line

Keeping your Android device updated is important to keep the device safe from security threats, bug, and other device-security concerns. Consider the above-mentioned steps in order to complete your device update. It is suggested to use a Wi-Fi network in order to get the updates completed in time.

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