How can I check what version of Android I have on my device?

All Samsung smartphones and tablets use the Android operating system, a mobile operating system designed by Google. Android typically recieves a major update once a year, bringing new features and improvements to all compatible devices. It's always a good idea to update your device to the latest operating system possible to make sure that your phone or tablet is the best it can possibly be.


Depending on when your device was made, it may not be able to update to the latest possible version of Android, but this will depend on your specific device. Follow the steps below to find out how to check which version of Android your device is using.


Find out how to check if there is an operating system update for your device.


Nougat and above operating systemsClick to Expand
1 Swipe up on the home screen, to access your apps
Swipe up to access your apps
2 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
3 Tap About phone or About tablet
Tap About phone
4 Tap Software information
Tap Software information
5 Your Android version is displayed
Your Android version is displayed
Jellybean and below operating systemClick to Expand
1 Tap Apps
2 Tap Settings
3 Tap About phone or About tablet
4 Scroll down to Android version


How do I know what the version number is called?


10: Versions 10.0 - 

Pie: Versions 9.0 -

Oreo: Versions 8.0-

Nougat: Versions 7.0-

Marshmallow: Versions 6.0 -

Lollipop: Versions 5.0 -

Kit Kat: Versions 4.4-4.4.4; 4.4W-4.4W.2

Jelly Bean: Versions 4.1-4.3.1

Ice Cream Sandwich: Versions 4.0-4.04

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