Not all models may be able to run the most recent version of a mobile operating system, since the software that manages different hardware components - "drivers" - may not be compatible with a new version.
To check your device look for an "About" setting or option that allows you to see what specific version it is running and whether an upgrade can be installed.
Smartphones and tablets have operating systems and versions as well.
The most common are i OS (on i Phones and i Pads), Android, Black Berry, and Windows Phone.
As with computers, phones and tablets may be restricted by what OS and version they can run by the hardware platform and manufacturer.
Software programs such as Word, Excel, Adobe Reader and Acrobat, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Symantec can also require updates and patches from time to time.
Otherwise see your instruction manual, or visit the website for your specific device or cellular carrier.
Updating software programs To update a specific program, there is typically a "Check for Updates" option under its About or Help menu, or you can visit the company's web site for patches and new versions.
Smartphones and Tablets: updates are usually released and/or restricted by the hardware manufacturer.Updating Your Operating System Computers: both Windows and the Mac OS are typically set to look for updates automatically, but it is important to regularly check the computers you use to make sure this function is running properly since viruses and other malicious programs can attempt to block updates.CUIT on the Morningside campus provides basic instructions and information on running updates.Learn more about how to upgrade to If you’re running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) or Lion (10.7) and your Mac supports mac OS High Sierra, you will need to upgrade to El Capitan first. If you’re running Leopard and would like to upgrade to mac OS High Sierra, first you’ll need to upgrade to OS X Snow Leopard.You can purchase OS X Snow Leopard from the Apple Online Store. Requires a Multi-Touch trackpad, Force Touch trackpad, Magic Trackpad, or Magic Mouse.