The Importance of Software Updates on Android phones

If you’re the owner of an Android smartphone, chances are that receiving messages telling you to update your software is the norm. Sound familiar? If so, you may have wondered whether it’s important to keep abreast of the updates on your Android phone.

Although your device may seem to be working perfectly well as it is, you should be aware that updates are a way for your software provider to improve and fix their products. Those little glitches that you may be currently experiencing may disappear completely once you install the latest update.

While some updates are downloaded and installed automatically for you, you need to know what to do when you receive a message on your phone informing you that the latest operating system has been downloaded and now all you have to do is install it. This is when most of us get cold feet – wondering whether we really need to install it and, if we do, how do we go about doing it?

Updating the Software on your Android Device is Crucial to its Performance

First of all, let’s just say that many of these updates are necessary to address security issues. We hear about breaches of security all the time, and the only way to really combat these issues is to keep your software up to date, and that includes updating apps and operating systems as soon as the newer versions are released. This is particularly vital after a new security issue has been identified, and we can’t stress enough how crucial software updates are to keep your personal and private information just that – private!

Updating an Android phone with the latest operating system is really easy; on most devices you simply check for a software update by launching the ‘Settings’ App and seeing what’s available for your phone. However, before you do this, make sure that you have all your important files, including music, photos and documents backed up before you install any update, as sometimes things don’t go quite according to plan.

If you’re a bit anxious about installing updates on your Android phone, why not bring it to the Phone Repair Centre in Preston? We’re experts in all aspects of update installations and we’ll make sure that your phone is running all the latest versions available, while keeping all your current files and personal information intact.