The time has come to upgrade your system from your iOS or Android device? We will teach you how to update your mobile phone fast, easy, and safe, without risks to your device. It is not a difficult task and any user, even the most lay people can do this with ease.
To Upgrade Android Tablet or Phone: How Does it Work?
The Android phones and tablets can be updated from the Settings menu, provided that there is an update available. The update of the Android software could result in new features and improved performance to help keep you protected against security threats.
If an update of Android available for your device, you will find it in the Settings menu of your phone or tablet. However, just because there is a newer version of Android, this does not mean that it will be available for your device.
This is totally dependent on the device that you have (and sometimes, what carrier you use). Unfortunately, about two years after the useful life of the device, you can see the updates become more rare. There are no obligations of manufacturers to support updates for older models.
Android is often criticized for its fragmentation, as each manufacturer of smartphones and tablets you can make your own version of the system. Therefore, a mobile LG, for example, may receive an update before a Samsung mobile, and vice versa. Usually the own phones also warn you when an update is available, facilitating a little work. But even in these cases, the steps that we will give below are essential for an update with no nasty surprises.
How to Update the Software of My Android Tablet or Phone?
The steps below must be followed to ensure the safety of your device.
- Step 1: Make a backup of your data
As a preventive measure, it is a good practice to back up your data, such as contacts and photos. The update should not affect your data, but there are no guarantees. Use programs storage in the cloud, such as Google Photos, to store your images, and programs such as Google Drive to store documents and other files..
- Step 2: Enter in the settings
Navigate to the Settings menu on your device. In most of the Android devices, this can be done through the app menu or notification bar. Typically, the Settings app will have as a symbol a gear or a key ring. Go to the option “About phone or” Tablet scroll Down the Settings menu and click ‘About phone’, ‘About Tablet’ or perhaps ‘About Device’. If you have a settings menu with tabs, this will appear in the “General”section.
- Step 3: software Update
The menu may vary from device to device, but look for and click software Update or a similar button. Your phone or tablet now will seek an update is available. If you are taken to another menu, select the button “Check for software update” or similar. If an update is available on your device, you will be asked if you want to install it. If you select yes, the system will download and install the new software and restart.
Note: The device may require a Wi-Fi to check for an update. We also recommend you to download the software via Wi-Fi because the file size may be large. Only do an update with your smartphone or tablet with the battery charged.
How to Update My Device with IOS?
Update the iOS you can even let your device slower, but will make it safer and more efficient for various tasks. Before you quit updating your iOS device, as well as an Android device, some steps of preparation are very necessary.
- Step 1: Make a backup of your data
Use iCloud or iTunes to back up your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
- Step 2: Save a copy of the old version of iOS
If you change your mind and want to return your device to the previous version, this will be easier if you make sure that you have saved a copy. Just keep in mind that most of the time this will not be possible. Look in Library / iTunes and select the folder for software Updates for your device. If your computer to delete this file, start your browser and search for “downaload ipsw”. Make sure you get the right version for your device.
- Step 3: Free up space to download
You can update the iOS via iTunes and avoid the space problem and the own iOS can offer to temporarily delete apps from your device to create space and reinstall them after the upgrade is complete. You can also store photos and videos in cloud storage services, such as iCloud, and delete them from your device.
- Step 4: Connect your device
If you’re 50% battery or less, you will need to connect your device to a power source. The lack of energy in the middle of the download may harm the upgrade.
- Step 5: Connect to Wi-Fi
Make sure that you are downloading via Wi-Fi and not via 3G or 4G, or you may end up running out of your data package
- Step 6: Upgrading the iOS
Go to Settings/Settings, General, software Update. The iOS will check if there is a new version.
If so, the iOS will provide details about the new update.
Tap on Download and Install and enter your password when prompted and accept the terms and conditions.
Your device will download the update in the background and you can continue with other things. Once the download is finished, you will receive a notification saying that an update is available for your device.
Tap on details. This will take you back to the Settings/Adjustments, General, Software Update.
Tap Install now. The iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch now will begin to install the update of the iOS. (It may take a little bit.) Alternatively, you can select from later. The iOS will offer to update during the night and you just need to make sure that the device is connected, and with power.
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