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Mobile Devices - Checking Your Software Version

This article explains how to determine a mobile device's operating system version.

What's my version?

Knowing what version of software a mobile device is running is sometimes helpful. A particular version may be required for a service to function, and this page offers a means to determine the software version on most types of phones or tablets.

iPhone, iPod, or iPad (current version: iOS 6.1)

Select Settings > General > About > Version Show me how...

Android (current version: v4.2 Jelly Bean)

Press Home > Menu > Settings > About phone

If About Phone isn't found, you may have to search through the Settings folder. Because manufacturers (Samsung, HTC, others) modify the OS (operating system), there is no standard. See Wikipedia Android Information for more information.

Windows Mobile (current version: Windows Phone 8.0.1 "Portico")

On Start swipe to the left to the App list. Tap Settings > About > More info.

If you can't swipe left to the App list, you may have an older version; press Start and select Settings. Press More info and paginate until you see About (or System Information). Select About, which will indicate the Windows Mobile version you are using. The version will be indicated by the first and second numerals. See the Microsoft Windows Phone site for more information.


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Keywords:Update iPhone iOS WindowsMobile OS   Doc ID:22967
Owner:Larry T.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2012-03-01 16:53 CSTUpdated:2015-01-19 12:09 CST
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