One of the best parts of owning a Google Pixel is its regular software updates. Google
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- Open your Settings and scroll down to System.
- Tap Advanced and then tap on System update.
- Tap Check for update in the bottom-right corner and wait for the check.
- Your system will report back as being up to date, or with an update pending.
- If you're on Wi-Fi, the update will download automatically. You can pause it at any time.
- If you are on mobile data, you'll have to opt-in to downloading the update immediately.
- Once an update is downloaded and installed in the background, you will receive a notification to reboot your phone to install.
As long as your Pixel is turned on and regularly connected to Wi-Fi, your phone will automatically download and install updates and then prompt you to reboot to apply them. But when you hear about an update and you want it quicker, these steps above will help force the update if you haven't yet been prompted to install. If you absolutely must have an update right now, there's also
Google Pixel 3 XL
Google's latest, and best, phone.
Google is still supporting the last-generation Pixel 2 and 2 XL, but the new Pixel 3 XL is the latest and greatest. It has excellent hardware and a top-notch camera, with years of guaranteed software updates ahead of it.