How can I update my phone?

Android Software updates for Android - that's how it works


Software updates are offered from time to time for most Android smartphones. In this article we will show you how to carry out such an update. Basically, you have two options for updating your Android smartphone: Download an update with your Android smartphone ("over-the-air") or connect your Android smartphone to the PC and carry out the update there.

Software update via smartphone

Android smartphones usually offer you software updates on their own. All you have to do is follow the instructions on your phone. But you can too manually check for updates and install them afterwards. Make sure you have a WiFi connection have and that the The charge level of your battery is at least 50%. Then follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the brief instructions.

Note: The steps can vary slightly from smartphone to smartphone.

Software update via the PC

We generally recommend that you carry out the software update directly via your smartphone. Occasionally it may not work. With some manufacturers, you can update your smartphone in such cases using manufacturer-specific PC management software. Samsung e.g. developed the Kies program, Huawei the so-called HiSuite and Sony uses the Xperia Companion for updates. The functionality is similar everywhere: you connect your smartphone to your PC via USB, start the respective management software and follow the instructions.

quick start Guide

  1. Open the Settings.
  2. Next go to "system".
  3. Now tap on "System update".
  4. Finally go to "Check for updates"and follow the instructions on the screen.