Upgrading phones is very important because updated phones are safer from security threats and infections. Many Android users get annoyed with constant notifications regarding updates, and they keep stalling it. However, delaying OS upgrades is not a risk worth taking. OS may contain bugs and flaws, and upgrades tend to fix them. Do you know that you can upgrade the Android OS manually? Read on, to find out how.
Update Android Over the Air
- Power the Android device on and connect it to a wireless network. Do not connect your phone to an open Wi-Fi network because they are not safe. Make sure that the connection is secure.
- Now, on your Android device, tap on the settings app.
- In the Settings screen, browse and find About Device, Tap on it. On some devices, you might have to go to the General tab and then tap on About Device.
- Now, you need to select the option for Update. Based on the model of the device and version of Android, either tap on Software Update or System Firmware Update.
- Now, go to Check for Updates. The Android handheld will start searching for available updates. A number of Android versions look just for updates which the gadget is compatible with.
- Tap on the Update button and after that tap on any one of the following depending on your Android version: Reboot and Install, Install, and Install System Software. Let the updates get downloaded and installed.
- You will be prompted when the installation is complete. The prompt will read: Software Update: The latest updates have been installed. Tap on OK and reboot the device.
Update Android Via a Computer or Laptop
- Just head to the official site of the Android phone or tab’s manufacturer. On the website, locate the installation and updates webpage.
- Now, just give all the relevant details such as device model, version, etc.
- Download the device management program. When it is downloaded, run and install it on your computer.
- After that, go to the website and find the available updates. Download the updates and install them via the previously installed device management program.
- With the help of a data cable, connect the Android handheld to the PC.
- Double-click on the device management software. Wait for it to launch.
- Check the tabs and the pull-down lists to find Update option. When found, click on it.
- Now, the update process will begin. Follow the displayed prompts to finish the process.