Updating the operating system as soon as an update is available is one of the main ways to protect your device and data from various threats, viruses included, as well as to enjoy the benefits of the optimizations made in the latest version of the system.
The process of updating the operating system varies from one device and operating system to another. Select the type of device you have (computer, smartphone, or tablet), and the operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS, Windows phone), and discover the steps you need to take.
To update your operating system to the latest version manually (usually, it is done automatically), follow the steps below:
On other devices, you need to do the following:
The video below shares information on how to update your device's operating system (taken on a Samsung device, running on Android OS 8):
Note: When you update a mobile device, make sure that it won't run out of battery power, because if it does, you may cause irreversible damage to the device. To prevent this, connect your device to the charger and make sure it's at least 50% charged. In addition, make sure to use a stable Wi-Fi connection, not mobile data, in order to avoid additional charges.
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