If you have noticed that lately you smartphone or tablet Android does not work as before, maybe all you need is to update the device to the latest version of the operating system, but it can also help you restore it to its factory settings.
This is why today we bring you this tutorial on how to update an Android, which in addition to improving performance, also allows you to fully enjoy all the features available and stay safe from security threats.
It will be very easy to know if an update is available on your mobile phone, since just check the Device Settings menu. Now, keep in mind that maybe the last version cannot be installed on your Android.
That depends exclusively on the Android model you have – sometimes even also on the telephone company you have hired. In general terms, updates are becoming less common with devices older than two years.
On the other hand, what you are really looking for may be to return to the factory settings that came with your Android device when you bought it. To do this, you must format it and, therefore, follow the steps that we indicate in this tutorial.
Step 1. Create a backup of your data
First of all, it is advisable to make a backup copy of all your data – contacts, photos, videos, music, applications – in case something goes wrong when you install the new update, although in principle this should not happen.
To do this, follow these simple steps, which we also discuss in this tutorial on how to move from Android to iPhone.
one. Open the Settings of your Android, scroll down and, under the section of Personal, select the option Backup and reset.
two. Then select the option Copy my data if it is not activated already and make sure that the associated email that you see in Backup account Be the right one.
Step 2. Open the settings of your device
To open the Settings app of your Android device, you have several options. Most likely, you have it anchored to your home screen. It will be easy to locate it by its gray gear-shaped icon.
If it is not, follow these two steps:
one. Locate the small one arrow What do you see at the bottom of the home page of your smartphone or tablet Android, hold your finger on it and swipe it up.
two. Will you open the application menu where you can find the gear icon of the Settings of your device.
Step 3. Access the System Updates section
one. First, access the section About the phone -In some cases, it may be called About the device or About the tablet-, which you will find at the bottom of the Settings menu.
two. Then select the option System updates, which you will find under the section of general. In it, you can check if there is available to install a new system update, as you learn in the next point.
Step 4. Check if there is a new update available
By selecting System Updates -or another similar name-, you can check if there is indeed a new version of the Android operating system that is compatible with your smartphone or tablet.
If so, you should see the details of this latest update. However, if your device already has the latest version available, you will see a message similar to this: The device is updated.
Step 5. Download the latest system update
If there is indeed a new update available for your device, and you want to download it on your smartphone or tablet, you can choose what to do with it by choosing one of the following three options:
- Download now, if you want to install the update right now
- Download later, if you want to install the update later
- Download at night, if you want to schedule the installation of the update when you are sleeping
The last thing you have left now is to enjoy the advantages of having the latest system update downloaded on your Android device. Forget about slow devices or new incompatible applications.