Smartphones, like computers, run on operating systems. The operating system on your computer is probably either Windows or Mac OS X, while the operating system on your Samsung Galaxy On5 is called Android. The Android operating system shares many similarities with computer operating systems, including the need to update as problems are fixed and new features are added.
You can install an Android update to your Samsung Galaxy On5 directly from the phone itself. Our guide below will show you the steps to take in order to install that update on your device.
How to Download and Install an Update for the Samsung Galaxy On5 Directly from the Device
The steps below were performed on a Samsung Galaxy On5, and will show you how to download and install an OTA (over the air) update of the Android operating system. While most operating system updates will go smoothly, there is a possibility that something could go wrong. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to make sure that you have a backup of your Galaxy On5’s files. You can configure the device backup by going to Settings > Backup and reset and configuring the backup options on that menu.
Step 1: Open the Apps folder.
Step 2: Select the Settings icon.
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and tap the About Device button.
Step 4: Tap the Download updates manually option, then wait for your phone to check for the most recent version of the device’s operating system.
Step 5: Tap the OK button.
Step 6: Tap the Start button to begin the update.
Step 7: Tap the OK button again to restart the phone and complete the update installation.
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