Upgrading Android to the latest version available is a relatively simple operation, but you still need to know where to look. Having the latest version of the OS is very important, as it can bring patches, more security, more performance or new features and interface. Follow the guide, you are told how to take advantage of the latest updates.
As you already know, there are several Android versions, more or less customized : Android stock that can be found among others on Google Pixel, but also versions with the overlay of the manufacturer and sometimes even the operator. The operation remains the same for all, only the menus to access them may change slightly. We’ll tell you how to do it right away. You’ll see, it’s not that complicated.
In a few very simple steps and accompanied by images so that each of you can follow them without any problem, we explain how to update Android. The pictures below were taken on a Samsung Galaxy S7 but the method is the same for all Android smartphones. Especially , remember to recharge your phone so that it doesn’t switch off during the update and make sure you are connected to Wifi.
- Go to Settings on your phone
- Then, in section About Phone (usually at the bottom)
- Press Software Updates
An update search is then launched automatically. You will then be informed whether your tablet or smartphone can be updated. If an update is available, you will be able to download it, so make sure you have a stable internet connection. Once the update has been downloaded, you will be offered to install it, during the installation your device will not be usable.
To manually update your smartphone with an official ROM :
- Go to your manufacturer’s support pages
- Download the latest ROM available for your smartphone
- Follow the instructions specific to your smartphone, provided by the manufacturer.
Unfortunately, your smartphone will not always be eligible for the latest version of Android. It all depends on the model of your device, sometimes on your operator and in all cases on the manufacturer’s goodwill. The duration of the software support offered by the manufacturer is generally between 18 and 24 months, but it can go much longer at OnePlus or Sony for example. You will find here the list of smartphones that are or will be compatible with Android Oreo. You can also click here to find out which smartphones are or will be compatible with Android P.
Your phone is usually not reset when you install aupdate . Your personal data will always be present in full following this one, whether it is messages, contacts, photos or favorite applications. In case of problems or if you can’t wait for theupdates, we advise you to go to our forum. For example, you can learn more about how to rotate your Android device and find help installing alternative ROMs. See you here for more information.