If we ask any Android user to tell which Android version is currently
running on their smart phone, we are affirmative that most of them are
unable to tell. It is important to know about the operating system
version of your phone as it is essential for regular Android updates,
compatibility, and other software related functions. Whether you’ve
updated recently, or haven’t in awhile it’s fortunately easy to check.
This information is always available to the user, no matter which
version of Android you are using, but the steps will differ slightly.
You don’t require the assistance of a developer in this regard. Let’s
discover the steps to check your current version number:
Access Your Settings
There are more than a few ways to get to your phone settings. This
function is built-in feature in every phone. It’s easy to find the
settings option, find it in your recent apps, or even swipe down from
the top of your screen and tap the little gear icon in the corner.
Now scroll down at the bottom of your settings option. You will find
“About phone” tab or button. When you find it then simply tap it.
Discover the Version Number
Usually all the Android smart phones have all the information about your
phone including the Android version number. Every phone has a different
set up, so don’t be afraid to scroll through the menu until you see it.
On this current phone, Android Lollipop 5.1 is running and if you tap it
enough, it launches a new screen with the Android Lollipop logo.
If you’re on Lollipop version as well, you can press and hold the
Lollipop OS on screen to start a short mini game that you’ve probably
seen dozens of times at this point after flappy bird. It’s at least
still fun for a few minutes, so give it a shot if you want! When you’re
done, go back to the about phone menu.
Checking what version of Android you’re running is not a time taking
process, and you can even update your Android version from the same menu
if you get a pop up message from Android. The number updates exactly
when your Android does, so go back to this menu anytime you’re wondering
what version you’re running now.