How to Manually Upgrade the OS of an Android Device

Keeping the OS updated is always good, whether it is of an Android or any other device. An update offers a lot for the device software, data, and performance.

It also guards the device, including the data stored, from the security threat and gives some more capabilities. When you purchase an Android device, it is already installed with the most recent OS. But, OS updates for Android frequently come as manufacturers released them. You will also receive a notification on your Android for the released update. These notifications directly take you to the OS installation page and from there you can upgrade your Android OS. Unfortunately, if you’ve skipped it or your device is running into issues, then you can download the most recent OS update manually. Upgrading an Android is uncomplicated and straightforward. The most interesting thing about it is that you can install it yourself from the settings.

Here is how to upgrade the OS of an Android Device Manually

Note: Downloading a new OS version may cause some of the data to be corrupt or removed from the device. This could be your contacts or other important files so if you don’t want to lose anything, back up all of your important data before beginning the process.

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How to upgrade your Android OS from the Settings

To install a newer version of the operating system from the settings:

  • Your device should have sufficient battery or full (100% charged).
  • A Wi-Fi connection is a must for the process, so you need to connect your Android to a Wi-Fi network instead of using cellular data.  This is also the one reason why you’re advised to charge your device fully.

All set? Begin the process with the steps below.

  • Go to Settings of your Android. Tap the ‘Gear’ icon on the home screen, app drawer, or in the drop-down notification bar.
  • On the Settings screen, scroll down towards the bottom and look for the ‘System’ or ‘Software Update.’ Tap the option you see on your device.
  • Now, tap the option according to your device:
  1. Tap ‘About Phone’ in most of the Android.
  2. If you’re a Google Pixel user, then you’ll have to tap on ‘Advanced’ instead.
  3. Samsung Galaxy users have to tap on ‘Download and install’ or ‘Download updates manually.’
  4. Tap on ‘About tablet,’ if you’re updating the OS version of an Android tablet.
  • Now, on the screen t, tap on ‘Update.’ If this button/option is not showing on your device, then look for “Check for updates’ option and tap on it. Doing so will start checking for the newer version of OS available for your Android.
  • When it finds an update, you will see the details about it on the screen, including the version number and size.
  • Now begin installing the update with the onscreen directions. In a few steps, the most recent Android version will start installing in your smartphone or tablet.

Once you allow, your Android will start updating. The progress will display on the screen, which takes up to an hour or more. Be patient and wait for the updating to finish, do not cancel or power off the device in between. This may cause serious damage to your device software. After the updating finish, restart your smartphone or tablet and enjoy the new look and features of the new OS.

Jeanne E. Winfield is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet, and new media. She writes for McAfee security products at

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