OTA is an umbrella term for all kinds of software updates that are distributed wirelessly by the manufacturer. OTA stands for Over The Air and is used to push any updates ranging from OS to configuration messages for setting up a SIM card. Most Android users receive OTA updates in the form of security patches and new OS versions. Software updates are usually rolled out in phases. Once the update arrives for your phone, a notification will pop up on your phone’s status bar. You can also manually check for any software updates for your phone. In this article, we show you how to check for and install OTA updates for any Android phone.
Here’s how you can check and install OTA updates on Android
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down and select Software Update.
Step 3: Tap on ‘Download and Install’.
Step 4: Select ‘Install now’.
Make sure you are connected to a WiFi network as the update will consume a lot of data while downloading. Also, ensure that your phone’s battery is charged to an optimum level. Once your phone download’s the update, it will be installed on your Android smartphone.
This is how you can check and install OTA updates on any Android smartphone. It is recommended that you install a software update as soon as it is rolled out since it removes any previous bugs on your phone and patches any security issues that were previously brought to light.
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