Updating any phone is hugely important. Software updates bring improved security, new features, and sometimes even a complete visual overhaul through new Android platform versions. Everyone likes getting updates, and often your phone will notify you of them automatically. On Huawei phones, the process for updating is as simple as it is on most Android devices. Here’s how to handle updates on your Huawei or Honor device.
How to update the software on your Huawei phone
Open the Settings app on your phone.
Tap Software update.
Tap Check for updates to manually see if there’s an available update.
If you want even more control over your software updates, tap the settings icon in the upper-right corner of the update page. Here, you’ll find settings for automatically downloading updates when connected to a Wi-Fi network, along with an option to have updates install to your phone automatically overnight (between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m.).
Before we head out, it’s worth noting that some models of Huawei and Honor phones may not update without a SIM inserted. If you’re expecting an update to be available but don’t see one, try inserting a SIM and repeating the steps above. Other than that, the update process is as smooth as butter.
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