How to check for software updates on your Motorola phone


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Between security patches and general software updates to improve reliability, there are many reasons why you should keep your phone up to date with the latest software. One of the biggest budget and mid-range brands in the world, Motorola regularly brings software and security patches to its phones.

This post explains how to find and install system and security updates, but you should also check the Google Play app store regularly as Motorola often updates its other apps and features based on user feedback.

How to check for updates on your Moto phone

  1. open that settings apartment
  2. Scroll all the way down and tap system update.
  3. tap Check for updatesIf updates are available, they can either be downloaded and installed immediately or installed later.


You can install app updates immediately or choose a more convenient time.

How to update automatically with Smart Updates

Motorola also gives you the option to have all your updates done automatically with the Smart Updates feature.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap system update.
  3. Turn those on Smart updates if it is not activated.
  4. tap Smart updates.
  5. Select one of the restart time slots or a custom time.
  6. To apply this to all updates and not just security patches, tap Advanced and make sure Apply to all software updates Is on.

How to find out the current software version of your Moto

This is the quickest way to find out which software version you are using

  1. open that settings apartment
  2. Scroll down and tap Via phone.
  3. Scroll down and tap Android version.
    • This will show you the Android version of your phone (above) and what security patch you have (just below the Android version).

So now you know how to keep your Motorola phone up to date. Looking for more Motorola content? Check out our roundup of the best cases for the Moto G Stylus 5G.

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