In this guide, we will walk through how to update Android. If you own an Android device, you will want keep your device up-to-date. In the screenshots I show, I’m using Android 9. The instructions should be relatively similar from version to version.

First, we will need to open the Settings app. One method we can access the Settings app is by opening the app drawer. Ensure you’re on your home screen (the screen with all the apps).

the home screen

If you see a small arrow facing up near the bottom of the screen, swipe up from the bottom of your screen.

the app drawer

In the app drawer, scroll until you find the Settings app. When you find it, tap it.

the settings app

Navigate to the bottom of the Settings app and look for System. On a phone, you should be able to directly scroll, otherwise on a tablet, you can use the side at on the left.

the settings app with the system tab

Once you see System, tap it.

the system page in the settings app
the system app of the Settings app showing the System updates tab

At the bottom, you should see the System Updates tab at the bottom. Tap the button. If your device is up-to-date, you should see something like the following:

the system update page

If there is an update available, your device should prompt you on this screen.

Hopefully this guide has helped you update your Android device. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them down below. You can also receive computer related tips and tricks every Monday with my Monday Morning Byte newsletter. Sharing this guide on your favorite social media platform of choice would be much appreciated.

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