Google releases a new version of its Android operating system as regularly as clockwork. And when that happens we of course all want to have it on our smartphone right away, don't we?
To be fair, it isn't a bad idea really. You see, with every update, security holes of older versions of the software are plugged. What's more, in many cases it makes your device just that bit faster. And then, of course, there are those useful new features that you also get.
This is really only possible if the manufacturer of your mobile offers you the update, specifically for your type of device. Indeed, Google always rolls out the latest Android version brand by brand. Why? Well, because each brand likes to make some of its own adaptations to the latest version. Especially when it comes to visual elements, apps and features.
Not receiving any notifications that a new version of Android is available? And do you have a somewhat older device? Damn, in that case your smartphone might not be supported any longer. Double-check this by following the steps described later in this article. And whatever you do, do not under any circumstances start downloading illegal versions via a search engine. That often ends badly: i.e. in the trash.
You should do this in any case. Because you really don't want to lose your photos, videos, music and other important files, do you?
Android makes automatic back- ups of your settings and data via your Google account. Take, for example, the apps installed via Google Play, your bookmarks and your Wi-Fi passwords. Just before the update, it's best if you put other specific files such as photos or documents onto your computer or in the cloud.
Before doing the update, just pay attention to the following things. It’s always useful.
Check. Now you can check whether you're using the latest version of Android. The way you do this may vary a little between devices, but usually it involves the following:
Do you happen to have an iPhone instead of an Android? No problem, in this article we explain how you do an update on your smartphone.
That's it. Now you're all set for a while!