Why is it so important to keep your smartphone updated?
Whether you are an Android, iPhone or Windows Mobile user, updating your phone when new software updates become available is an easy and safe way to make sure your smartphone is as secure as possible, you are getting the best mobile experience, and bugs you might not even know exist are fixed before they become a problem.
At some point, maybe once or twice a year, your smartphone will tell you there’s a new update available. Most updates come via the settings application. Interrupting what you are working on and losing access to your phone for a while can be annoying, but it is critical to stay on top of your software updates to keep you safe.
Make sure you have a recent iCloud backup.
Launch Settings from your Home screen.
Tap on General.
Tap on Software Update.
Tap on Download and Install.
Enter your Passcode, if prompted.
Tap Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
Tap Agree again to confirm.
Open the Settings menu.
Scroll down to About.
Tap the Software Update or System Updates option. Your phone will scan for updates.
Scan for updates.
Tap Download to begin installing an available update.
Windows 10 *
Go to Microsoft’s website to check if the upgrade is available for your phone.
Get the Windows 10 Advisor app, available for free.
The Advisor app will guide you through the process.
Remember, installing updates to your operating systems and applications may be an inconvenience sometimes, but it is key to protect your online security!
* Instructions vary slightly depending on phone manufacturer and