android: Updating your smartphone can be a good option for those who want to have more advanced and optimized features. However, it is not always possible to do this. Either because your model is not compatible with a particular version of android, or because it can slow down or even crash your device.
Therefore, you should first check which version of the operating system is installed on your mobile device. This is a very simple procedure, but it is essential before checking for updates. You can find this by default in the “Settings” menu.
From then on, there are some variations depending on your device. That’s because not all manufacturers are pure android on their devices. For example, Samsung uses One UI while Xiaomi has MIUI. Both are software based but with some specs for their devices.
Anyway, once you’ve opened the “Settings” menu, just look for the “About” tab – or something similar – which is at the bottom of the menu (usually the last or one of the last options). There you can check the software version, when it was last updated and other technical information.
Updating the operating system
Keep in mind that phones that are already using the operating system usually get notifications when an update is available. So, if your device is one of the models that will receive the new versions, you probably don’t need to look for this update in the settings. Just open it through a notification.
However, if something happened or you want to make sure you have the most recent version, just go back to the “Settings” menu. This time, look for the “System” tab, “Software Update” or something similar depending on your model. This tab is usually located next to your device information tab, also at the bottom of the menu.
Now you can check if any updates are available. Remember that to update your device, it must have more than 15% battery and enough space in the internal storage. If you start the update but don’t complete it, it’s possible that the problem is one of two.
It is also important to remember that not every device with this operating system is updated at the same time. Each company takes the time to adapt the operating system update to their own platform and to the models that will receive the new version. For this reason, it is also important to check the manufacturer’s website to see if the update is already available and if your device is compatible with it.