There are many reasons why you should keep your phone’s software up to date. Firstly, these updates include important security features that fix any vulnerabilities. Secondly, updates also include new features available on the latest version of your phone’s operating system (OS).
But phone makers differ in terms of when updates become available. Depending on your settings, these updates also don’t always download automatically or provide a notification.
Then there are apps, whose developers roll out updates whenever needed. These can include important fixes and new functionality, but don't follow any scheduled timelines.
So how can you check that your phone is up to date? It’s pretty simple…
1. Check your OS version
Unless prompted, you will need to visit your phone settings to check for an OS update. Depending on the make of your phone, the exact name of the menu may differ. However, all Android phones have the software version and option to check for updates within their Settings menu.
On Huawei phones, you can check for updates under the ‘System’ menu. On Samsung phones, the menu is named ‘Software update’.
Make sure to check through your settings and find the relevant menu. Here you will be able to choose the ‘Check for Updates’ option. Your phone will then tell you whether the software is up to date. If you're not on the la...