Know how to update your Android OS

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Know how to update your Android OS

How to update an Android smartphone

When it comes to the smartphone OS market share, Android OS is the undoubted leader. At the moment, it is very difficult for a registered OS to compete with Android OS, as it is an open source project. With Google releasing major Android versions annually with a lot of new additions, it is always important that you are running the very latest software available for your Android smartphone to get the best performance and features for your Android device. And, this doesn’t mean only apps but also the Android OS.

So, why should one update his or her Android OS? One should update the Android OS for the following reasons:

• Performance enhancements
• Better stability
• New features
• Security Updates
• Bug fixes
• Possibly increased battery efficiency

Steps to update your Android OS

It should be noted that your ability to update your Android-based smartphone may be limited by the maker of your device. Your manufacturer is responsible for rolling out those updates to your device. In general, the newer, high-end smartphones made by well-known companies are more likely to offer the ability to upgrade Android than the low-end devices made by lesser known companies. Also, the look of the interface may vary from brand to brand. However, overall, the steps should work pretty much on all Android devices.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your Android device.

Step 2: Scroll down to check for “About phone” or similar and click on it.

Step 3: Now, you will find an option as “System Updates”/“Software Update”. Just tap on it. Now, it will perhaps look for an available Android update for your device or would provide you with more options.

Step 4: If you find more options after clicking on “System Updates” or similar, you need to click on “Check for updates now”/“Software update check” or a similar button, which would start looking for an update for the device.

 

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