ANDROID phone owners need to check their phones – you might be at risk.
From time to time your Android phone needs to be updated.
This doesn’t seem to matter – especially if your phone is working fine.
It’s easy to think of Android updates as just delivering new features.
However, installing updates is also important to ensure you have the latest security fixes.
A whole range of phone manufacturers use Android – including Google, Motorola and Samsung.
Whenever you have an update available, you should install it.
This applies to both your Android system itself and the apps you use.
These updates can fix dangerous vulnerabilities used by hackers to exploit your system.
It’s easy enough to update your phone and could save you a lot of trouble.
First, go into your phone’s Settings app, then tap About phone at the bottom.
Then select the Android version to see if you have the latest update.
Now open Settings and go to System > System update to get new updates.
You can also specifically search for security updates.
Go to Settings > Security, then tap Google Security Check-up.
You can also select Google Play System Update to see if there are updates specific to Google Play – the Android app store.
Follow the on-screen instructions to install your updates.
Depending on your phone, you may receive some updates later than other people.
Google’s own Pixel phones usually get Android updates first, while other manufacturers take some time to release their versions of the upgrades.
If you have a very old Android phone that can no longer be updated, you can put yourself at significant risk of being hacked.
So if you stop getting updates, you should upgrade to a newer model as soon as possible.
Some very old models simply cannot receive the latest updates.
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