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Checking the version of Android on your device

Sometimes it’s necessary to check what version of Android you have, whether you need to check the compatibility of an app, or need to know whether you’ve got the latest version of your system software. In this guide, we’ll go over how you can quickly check what version of Android you have on your device.

Online Android version checker

One of the quickest and easiest ways to check what version of Android you have installed is to use our free online version checker, just open the page on your Android device and the version number will be revealed. You can find our free Android version checker at\android-online-version-checker

Manually checking in the Android settings

You can manually check what version of Android you’re running on any device, doing a manual check will also reveal additional information including the build number, last security patch, and your phone’s model number.

  1. First, open the “App drawer” to find a list of all the applications installed on your device.
    Android App Launcher icon
  2. Next, scroll down to find the settings app and tap the settings icon to open it.
    Settings app icon in the app drawer in android
  3. Next, scroll down to the bottom till you see “About Phone” or “About Tablet.” Newer versions of Android will display the version right below it but if you don’t see a version number tap on the button.
    About Phone in the android settings menu displaying the version of android that is installed.
  4. On the “About Phone” screen, you will receive even more information including the operating system version, build number, and your phone’s model number as well.

Note that it won’t tell you what codename is associated with the version e.g. “Lollypop”, to find out what codename your version is you’ll need to do a manual lookup, or just use our online checker to find out.


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