Check & update your Android version

You can see your device's Android version number and security update level in your Settings app. You'll get notifications when updates are available for you. You can also check for updates.

See which Android version you have

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Near the bottom, tap System and then About phone or About tablet.
  3. Scroll down to "Android version" and "Android security patch level."

Get the latest Android updates available for you

When you get an update notification, open it and tap the update action.

If you cleared your notification or your device has been offline:

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Near the bottom, tap System and then System update. (If needed, first tap About phone or About tablet.)
  3. You'll see your update status. Follow any on-screen steps.

When you'll get Android updates

Update schedules vary by device, manufacturer, and mobile carrier.

Note: Older devices can’t always run newer Android versions.

Fix an updating issue

Not enough space available

If you see a "not enough space available" notification, learn how to free up storage on:

An update didn't download

Let the update automatically try again

If an update starts downloading and doesn't finish, your device will automatically try again over the next few days.
When it tries again, you'll get a notification. Open the notification and tap the update action.

Update Android version for security updates

To get the latest security update available for your device, make sure that you have the latest Android version available for your device.

When updates become active

Pixel phones

Pixel phones install downloaded Android updates in the background. The installed updates become active the next time that you restart your phone. Learn how to restart a Pixel phone.

Other Android devices

Many Android phones and tablets automatically restart while they install downloaded Android updates. The updates become active when installation finishes.

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