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How to update your tablet’s operating system

Here’s how to make sure your tablet stays fully updated with the latest software.

The Android operating system (OS) on your tablet keeps software running smoothly. Having the latest version means your tablet stays fast, safe to use and packed with the latest features. If you’re not sure how to update your device, we’ll show you what to do in a few easy steps.

How to update your operating system

Some of these steps can change depending on what brand of Android tablet you’re using, but most will follow a similar pattern.

  • Make sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network – you don’t want to waste any data on downloading a large update
  • Head over to the ‘Settings’ app and tap on the ‘About device’ or ‘System’ tab.
  • Here you’ll be able to check if you’re using the latest Android OS, and download the latest one if you need to.

All set! All you’ve got to do now is be patient and wait for your tablet to be fully up-to-date.