How to Use “Check For Update” Button on Pixel Devices to Download System Update

You can now utilize the “Check For Update” button properly as now, it will push the most latest update available for your device that you can download. It has long been a tradition with multiple Android devices being pushed an update but users reporting not actually getting it. This was due to the regional differences and a certain list which manufacturers adhered to when releasing an update. Fear no longer as Google has now increased the importance of its infamous update button and once you go to check for updates, you will essentially be served with the latest OTA (Over-the-air) update available. In a similar way, Google allow users to fetch and download the latest available Google Play Store app on Android devices.

Google has simply put a check at whether a user is requesting the update via pressing the check for update button or the device is accessing on its own. If its a user, Google will serve any ongoing update even if the device wasn’t in the original update list. This update policy is applicable to Android phones and tablets under the Nexus, Pixel or Android One brand. Read ahead to see where the check for update button resides.

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How to Download Latest System Update with “Check For Update” Button

Before we actually begin, it is important to note that this guide is only for devices under the Google brand. Means, this only works with the  Manufacturers other than Google have their own update schemes and wont necessarily follow this strategy. Complete steps given ahead to get latest system update via check for update button.

Also, you need to be on the latest Google Play Services app for this to work. If you haven’t updated yet, you can read our guide on how you can download Google Play Services APK.

Step 1 – Go to the Settings app.

Check For Update Button

Step 2 – Scroll down and look for the System section. Tap on it.

Check For Update Button

Step 3 – Click on System updates.

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Step 4 – Click on Check for update.

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Step 5 – If there are any updates, a prompt will follow (as shown below) which you can confirm otherwise it will display your current OS version and say that your system is up to date.

Check For Update Button

That’s pretty much it! You would now automatically be getting the latest Android OS update available for your device regardless of its inclusion in the early update list. If you get into any problems, reach us through the comments.

Taimur Akmal
Taimur Akmal

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