To check the Android version on your device, go to Settings > About phone > Android version. Samsung Galaxy users can go to Settings > About phone > Software info.
Not all Android phones and tablets run the same version of the operating system. You may want to know what version yours has so you know what features are available. We will show you how to check the Android version.
How to check what version of Android you have
On most Android phones and tablets, you can check the version by going to Settings > About phone/tablet > Android version. This is what it looks like on a Google Pixel.
Swipe down from the top of the screen twice to reveal the full Quick Settings panel, then tap the gear icon.
Scroll down and select “About phone.”
Lastly, scroll down to “Android Version”. The version your device is running will be labeled below in smaller text: Android 13, in this case.
For even more information, tap on “Android Version” and you’ll see the monthly security update and system update from Google Play as well.
That’s all about it! Checking for updates is the easy part, actually get updates for your phone is not always so easy.
How to Check Android Version on Samsung Galaxy
Samsung Galaxy devices technically have two versions to check: Android and One UI; both can be found in Settings > About phone/tablet > Software info.
First, swipe down once from the top of the screen and tap the gear icon.
Then scroll to “About phone” or “About tablet”.
Now select “Software Information”.
“One UI Version” and “Android Version” are listed at the top. Android security patch and Google Play system update are also listed on this page.
One UI is Samsung’s Android skin and its updates usually coincide with Android updates. The One UI version is arguably more important for Samsung devices than the Android version.
What is the latest version of Android?
We show you how to check what version of Android is running on your device, but what is the current version of Android? As of March 2023, the latest version of Android is Android 13. It was released on August 15, 2023.
Android 13 doesn’t have an official dessert nickname, but is known internally as “Tiramisu.” The next version, Android 14, will be released in the fall of 2024. The internal codename for Android 14 is “Upside Down Pie”.
Android updates can be a frustrating part of using an Android device. New features are announced and you are never sure if your specific Android device will get them. Before you buy a new Android phone, see which ones have the best support.