How to Update Your iOS and Android Versions

In order to run the latest version of the Blink application, it is extremely important that your mobile device meets minimal requirements. An iOS device must be running software version 12.5 or higher. Android devices must be running software version 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher. Click here to learn about system requirements for using Blink products.

Note: We recommend that you always backup your data prior to updating your mobile device. Click here to learn how to backup iOS devices and click here to learn how to backup Android devices.

How to auto update your iOS

iOS devices can be updated automatically whenever a new version of iOS is available. Follow these steps to enable this setting.

  1. Open the Settings app.  
  2. Navigate to General > Software Update.
  3. Select Automatic Updates.
  4. Enable the ON switch for Automatic Updates

How to manually update your iOS

iOS devices can also be updated manually, which may be necessary if the auto update hasn't occurred yet. Follow these steps to manually update your iOS version.

  1. Plug your device into power and connect to the Internet with Wi-Fi.
  2. Navigate to Settings > General and select Software Update.
  3. Select Download and Install.
  4. Tap Install to update and enter your passcode if prompted.

Click here for more information about updating iOS versions.


How to check and update your Android version

You can find your device's Android version number in your Settings app and receive notifications when updates are available for you. You can also manually check for updates.

Check your current Android version

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Near the bottom, tap System > Advanced > System update.
  3. View your "Android version" and "Security patch level."


Install the most current Android updates

When you receive a notification, open it and tap the update action.

If you cleared your notification or your device has been offline, follow these steps.

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Near the bottom, tap System > Advanced > System update.


  3. You will then see your update status and follow any steps on the screen to install the update.

Click here for more information about updating Android versions.




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