How to Update Android Smartphone, Tablet or Phablet

Updating Android OS is always important to keep your device safe and secure with the latest android version improvements. Either you are having a Lollipop or the Marshmallow as the android version, it is necessary to step over to the next level for a better-optimized performance of your smartphone or tablet. An update is the only way to refresh your device with the latest bug fixes, improvements, additions etc.

So, in this article, we are going to provide the steps to update android smartphone, tablet or phablet. Some of you may already know this method which is not related to the manual android update. If you are one of them, this article is not for you.

Also Read: How to update android apps?

Note: Most of the times, android users will automatically receive a notification saying to update android device. If so, they just have to tap on the notification and tap the “Download” button to update the current os version. If you still didn’t receive a notification, continue reading.

First of All, Check what Android version you have right now

Before stepping into the android update process, you should check what android version is installed on your device right now. To see what version of Android you have installed, check out our article on checking the android version.

Steps to Update Android

After confirming that you have an older version than the latest android version listed on the official website, it is the time to update android version. You just have to follow the simple steps given below.

  1. Open the Settings of your device.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap About phone or About tablet > System updates.
  3. Then, Tap Check for update. It will show if an update is available.
  4. Tap the Download button to download android update.
  5. After the download process, it will automatically update your android version to the latest one.

Problems which you may face during the update

Every time, it won’t end up with a successful update. You may face many problems during the android update process. Even if you tried again, the errors like “insufficient storage available” will be there if it’s not fixed. So, we wrote an article to help you overcome these type of issues during android update process. Read it and find a suitable solution which looks simpler to you.

Now, this is all what you have to do for updating your android smartphone, tablet, or phablet devices. If you have further queries regarding the android update, feel free to leave a message to us. We will be always happy to solve them as soon as possible.


Muhammed Swalih is a Blogger by profession who also has a great taste in Web Development, SEO, Graphic Designing, etc.

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