When a software update is pushed out to your phone or tablet, you likely aren’t going to see it for at least another week or two. Most companies issue software updates in waves to ensure quality for everyone. But you can always speed that process up by manually checking for the latest software update.
This process could vary by phone; however, it’s relatively the same and only wording on individual devices will differ.
- Head into your device’s Settings menu.
- Scroll down to the bottom and select About phone.
- Within the About phone menu, you should see something like “Check for updates” or “System updates.” Choose the appropriate option on your device.
- On some phones, that will start the process of manually checking that you are on the latest version immediately. But, on other phones, you’ll have a second option once opening that final menu, and that’s just “Check now.” Select it, and your Android device will manually check that you have the latest system image.
That’s all there is to it! This same process works for tablets as well. It’s also worth noting that, if you read about an Android update rolling out to your phone, but don’t see it after manually checking, don’t worry. These things do take time to get to everyone, so you can either wait until you receive a notification to download the new update or check again tomorrow.