If you have a recent phone you probably have Android 8.1 Oreo or Android 9 Pie, but each brand has its own pace of launching updates, so the fact that Android 9 Pie is the latest stable version (the latest available right now is the third beta of Android 10 Q ) does not necessarily mean that you have it. Therefore, we will see how to know the version of Android that you are using on your device.
Check Android version of your smartphone
The procedure is extremely simple, so much that you only need to make two or three clicks on your mobile. You do not need any type of application, simply follow the following steps:
- Open Settings
- Scroll down and open System
- Under the Advanced option, open System Updates
The screen will show the version of Android that is installed, which is usually shown as “Android 8.1.0”, “Android 9.0”, “Android 7.1.2”, etc.
Knowing the version helps in understanding if your mobile is compatible with a certain App or not. In general terms, the higher the digits, the more updated your mobile will be.
Another aspect to keep in mind is the level of the Android security patch. You can see it just below the section “Android version” and it is expressed as “May 1, 2019”. It is important that it be as recent as possible, something that manufacturers usually get through the updates they deploy periodically. So, whenever your phone notifies you that you have an update pending, download it and install it, as this will correct bugs and failures and, therefore, will make your device a more secure device.