Android™ Support

Explore more ways to enjoy your mobile life with Android operating system (OS). Each new Android OS version provides more useful features, options and ways to keep you connected and current. Android's smart, intuitive design and exclusive features have helped it become the world's most popular mobile platform.
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Apple® iPhone® 6
Samsung Galaxy S® 5
Apple® iPhone® 6 Plus
Apple® iPhone® 5s
Samsung Galaxy S® 4
Samsung Galaxy S® 6
Apple® iPhone® 5c
DROID MAXX by MOTOROLA
LG Terra™
Apple® iPad® 2
Samsung Galaxy Note® 4
Apple® iPhone® 5
Apple® iPhone® 4s
LG G3
Samsung Convoy™ 3
Apple® iPhone® 4
Verizon Ellipsis™ 7
Droid Turbo by Motorola
Samsung Galaxy Core Prime™
Droid Turbo in Ballistic Nylon
Samsung Galaxy S® III
Verizon Ellipsis™ Jetpack®
Samsung Galaxy Note® 3
Samsung Galaxy S® 6 edge
LG G2
Samsung Network Extender
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 5510L
Ellipsis™ 8
DROID RAZR M by MOTOROLA
LG Cosmos™ 3
DROID MINI by MOTOROLA
Jetpack® MiFi® 6620L
LG G4™
LG G Pad 8.3 LTE
LG Extravert™ 2
HTC One® (M8)
DROID ULTRA by MOTOROLA
LG Revere® 3
Brigadier™ by Kyocera
Sony Xperia® Z3v
Casio G'zOne Commando® 4G LTE
Verizon Wireless Home Phone
Pantech 4G LTE Global USB Modem UML290
Samsung Galaxy Note® II
Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4510L
Galaxy Note® Edge
Samsung Gusto® 3
Nokia Lumia 928
Moto X™ (2nd Gen.)
Moto X™ by Motorola
Samsung Galaxy S® 4 mini
LG G Vista
HTC One®
Casio G'zOne Ravine® 2
DuraXV
Casio G'zOne Commando®
LG Optimus Exceed™ 2
Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice
Samsung Brightside™
Ellipsis™ Jetpack® MHS800L
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L
Moto G™ by Motorola
DROID RAZR MAXX HD by MOTOROLA
Lucid™3 by LG
DROID DNA by HTC
G Pad™ 7.0 LTE
DROID RAZR HD by MOTOROLA
Nexus 6™
DROID RAZR by MOTOROLA
Nokia Lumia 822
Samsung Gusto® 2
Samsung Galaxy S® III mini
Transpyre™ Prepaid
Samsung Intensity® II
Samsung Convoy™ 2
Verizon 4G LTE USB Modem UML295
HTC One M9
Samsung Intensity® III
Gear S®
LG Exalt™
Nokia Lumia Icon
DROID RAZR MAXX by MOTOROLA
Samsung Galaxy J1™ Prepaid
Moto E™ Prepaid
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4620LE
LTE Internet (Installed)
GizmoPal™
LG Optimus Zone™ 2 Prepaid
LG Cosmos™ 2
Microsoft Lumia 735
BlackBerry® Bold™ 9930 smartphone
DROID Eris by HTC
Samsung Illusion™
Samsung Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11
BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone
LG Octane™
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 (10.1)
iPad® Air 2
HTC One® remix
Lucid™2 by LG
LG Revere®
DROID 4 by MOTOROLA
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MHS291L
Samsung Gusto®
LG Revere® 2
Verizon 4G LTE USB Modem 551L
HTC Desire® 612
G Pad™ 10.1 LTE
BlackBerry® Z30 smartphone
Samsung Convoy™
Lucid™ by LG
HTC One® (M8) for Windows®
Blackberry Classic
Verizon Wireless AirCard® 595
LG Cosmos™
BlackBerry® Q10 smartphone
LG enV®3
Enact™ by LG
Samsung Galaxy Stellar™
DROID BIONIC by MOTOROLA
LG Accolade™
Windows Phone 8X by HTC
Samsung Haven™
Samsung Galaxy™ Stratosphere™ II
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4620L
Galaxy Nexus by Samsung
Pantech Perception™
Apple® iPad® with Wi-Fi and MiFi® 2200 Hotspot
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 (7.0)
Hydro ELITE by KYOCERA
LG Extravert™
Apple® iPad® Air™
DROID INCREDIBLE 2 by HTC
HTC One® max
Moto X™ - Designed by You (2nd Generation)
Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router
iPad® mini 3
Verizon MiFi™ 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot - OTA
Casio G'zOne Ravine®
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 (10.1)
Verizon SureResponse®
DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC
Samsung Galaxy Tab® S
Apple® iPad® mini
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 (8.0)
DROID X2 by MOTOROLA
Samsung Galaxy™ Stratosphere™
DROID X by MOTOROLA
Samsung SCH-u340
Spectrum™ 2 by LG
Pantech Jest™ 2
Samsung Galaxy Note® Pro
Google Nexus 7
Apple® iPad® with Wi-Fi + 4G
DROID 3 by MOTOROLA
Samsung Intensity®
Motorola Barrage™
LG enV® TOUCH
Samsung Knack™
Lancet™
Luge™ by Motorola Prepaid
Samsung Galaxy Tab®
LG VX8300
Pantech Hotshot™
Casio G'zOne Boulder®
THUNDERBOLT™ by HTC
Apple® iPad® with Retina display
LG 4G LTE USB Modem VL600
BlackBerry® Bold 9650 smartphone
Samsung Fascinate™
Pantech Breakout™
LG Cosmos™ Touch
LG enV®2
Motorola MOTO™ W755
Samsung ATIV SE™
Samsung Galaxy Legend™
DROID by MOTOROLA
Verizon MiFi™2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
DROID INCREDIBLE by HTC
HTC Rezound™
Moto X™ - Designed by You
LG G Pad™ X8.3
Samsung Smooth™
Pantech Marauder™
Verizon Wireless USB760 Modem
Delphi Connect with 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
Motorola XOOM™ 4G LTE
Motorola RAZR V3m
Apple® iPad® mini with Retina display
Intuition™ by LG
DROID CHARGE by SAMSUNG
Samsung ATIV Odyssey™
Samsung Alias™ 2
LG Migosm
LG Optimus Exceed™ Prepaid
Nokia 2366i
LG VX5500
Casio G'zOne Rock™
Casio G'zOne Brigade®
Samsung Galaxy Note® 10.1
LG VX8360
Samsung Galaxy Note® 10.1 2014 Edition
BlackBerry® Bold™ 9930 smartphone without camera
HTC Rhyme™
Dell™ Vostro™ V13 Laptop
Nokia 6256i
Nokia Lumia 2520
Sony Xperia® Z2
LG VX5400
Samsung Galaxy Tab® (10.1)
DROID 2 GLOBAL by MOTOROLA
BlackBerry® Storm2™ 9550 smartphone Prepaid
Samsung Alias™
Spectrum™ by LG
LG Optimus Zone™
Verizon Wireless UMW190 Global USB Modem
Pantech PN-215
Verizon Fivespot™ Global Ready™ 3G Mobile Hotspot
LG Vortex™
Samsung Reality™
Motorola W385
Verizon Wireless UM175 USB Modem
Samsung SCH-u410
Verizon Wireless AirCard® 595U USB Modem
Revolution™ by LG
BlackBerry® Tour™ 9630 smartphone
LG Enlighten®
Motorola RAZR V3m in Gray
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4
Pantech Crux™
LG Chocolate® Touch
LG VX8350
Verizon Wireless USB720 Modem
DROID 2 by MOTOROLA
Sharp KIN™ ONEm
Apple® iPad®
LG Ally™
Samsung Galaxy Tab® (7.7)
Pantech Caper™ Prepaid
BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8230 smartphone
BlackBerry® Curve™ 9330 smartphone
Delphi Connect
Casio G'zOne Ravine® 2 Non-Camera
Verizon Wireless Escapade®
Motorola MOTO™ VU204
LG Dare™
Motorola Adventure™ V750
Blackberry Classic Non-Camera
DROID PRO by MOTOROLA
HTC Trophy™
BlackBerry® Torch™ 9850 smartphone
LG Voyager™
Samsung Juke
Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-S
Verizon Wireless CDM8975
Sony Xperia® PLAY
BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphone
LG enV®
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8330 smartphone
LG VX5300
DROID XYBOARD 10.1 by MOTOROLA
Casio EXILIM
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8530 smartphone
Pantech PN-210
HP® Mini 1151NR Netbook
Samsung SCH-u430
LG VX5200
Samsung SCH-a650
Verizon Wireless UM150 USB Modem
Motorola MOTOKRZR K1m
BlackBerry® Curve™ 9370 smartphone
Samsung Zeal™
Jest™
Samsung Rogue™
Motorola V325i
Motorola XOOM™
LG VX6100
Motorola Entice™
Verizon Wireless PC5750 PC Card
Nokia 2705 Shade™ Non-Camera
LG Chocolate®
Samsung Galaxy Camera®
LG VX3200
Nokia 6015i Prepaid
Motorola W315
Motorola E815
Verizon Wireless USB727 Modem
Samsung Continuum™
Verizon Wireless Salute™
Motorola RAZR V3c
DROID XYBOARD 8.2 by MOTOROLA
Verizon Wireless PC770 2-in-1 Card and ExpressCard®
Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-S Push to Talk without Camera
Samsung SCH-a930
Samsung SCH-u540
Gateway® LT2016u Netbook
BlackBerry® Curve™ 9310 smartphone
Sierra Wireless AirCard® 580
LG VX8100
Motorola Rival™
LG Chocolate® 3
Verizon Wireless Razzle™
LG Clout™
Sierra Wireless AirCard® 555D
Sharp KIN™ ONE
Lumia 2520 Prepaid
Samsung Gleam®
LG Versa™
LG VX8700
Samsung SCH-a870
Samsung Trance™
Verizon Wireless Adamant™
Motorola MOTO™ Z6c World Edition
Motorola MOTO Q™ 9c
Samsung SCH-u550
Samsung Omnia® II
Motorola DEVOUR™ with MOTOBLUR™
Motorola CITRUS™
Samsung SCH-a670
LG VX3300
HP® Pavilion dm1-3010nr Notebook
LG Fathom®
LG Glance™
Nokia 7205 Intrigue™
Samsung Glyde™
Samsung Gem™
DROID R2D2 by MOTOROLA
Motorola MOTO™ Z6cx World Edition without Camera
Compaq® Mini CQ10-688nr Netbook
LG VX4650
Verizon Wireless CDM8950
HP® Mini 311-1037NR Netbook
Nokia 7705 Twist™
LG VX4500
Samsung Renown™
Sharp KIN™ TWOm
Motorola Krave™ ZN4
HTC Merge®
HTC® Ozone™ with TALKS™ for Verizon Wireless
Motorola V325
LG VX6000
Samsung Omnia®
Verizon Wireless V740 ExpressCard
Pantech PN-820
LG V
Samsung SCH-a950
Nokia 6205
BlackBerry® 7250
Motorola V276
Nokia 2605 Mirage
LG Chocolate®
Kyocera KX414
Kyocera 7135 Smartphone
HP® Pavilion dm1-2010nr Entertainment Notebook
Nokia 6215i
Samsung SCH-i760
Nokia 2705 Shade™
Verizon Wireless PN-300
Verizon AD3700 Global USB Modem
Samsung Sway™
Samsung i700 Pocket PC
Motorola V60s
LG VENUS™
Motorola V710
Verizon XU870 Global ExpressCard®
Verizon Wireless CDM 7075
Motorola Rapture™ VU30
Samsung SCH-a850
Kyocera SE47
Samsung N150 Netbook
Samsung SCH-a990
Sharp KIN™ TWO
HP® Mini 110-1046NR Netbook
Samsung FlipShot®
Verizon Wireless Blitz® Prepaid
Samsung SCH-u620
Samsung SCH-a310
Motorola MOTOSLVR L7C
LG VX9400
Motorola MOTORAZR maxx Ve
Kyocera KPC650
SCH-u410 Prepaid
HP® Mini 210-1076NR Netbook
Motorola V265
Samsung SCH-a795
Nokia 3589i
Nokia 2128i
Kyocera KWC 2325
Nokia 2285
Verizon Wireless USB1000 Global USB Modem
Motorola V65p
Kyocera K323
Nokia 6315i
Motorola V325xi
Samsung SCH-a610
Verizon Wireless V620
HP® Mini 110-3098NR Netbook
Samsung i600 Smartphone
Kyocera KWC 2325 Prepaid
Motorola V120e
Nokia 6236i
Verizon Wireless U630 PC Card
Kyocera KX1v
Motorola Q™
Samsung SCH-a790
Motorola V60p
Samsung SCH-a970
HTC Apache XV6700
Motorola T720
LG VX10
Samsung SCH-n330
Motorola MOTORIZR Z6tv
BlackBerry® 7750
Motorola C333
Verizon Wireless XV6600 without Camera
Verizon KPC680 ExpressCard®
Motorola T730
Samsung SCH-a530
Samsung SCH-a890
HTC Touch Pro™
Samsung SCH-i830
Samsung SCH-a630
Verizon MiFi® 4G LTE Global USB Modem U620L
Motorola V276 Prepaid
Motorola MOTO Q™ music 9m
Verizon Converged VOIP Device
G'zOne Boulder™ Black and Silver
HTC Desire® 526 Prepaid
Samsung Saga™
Kyocera KX2
Motorola T300p
Kyocera K404
Nokia 6305i
LG VX2000
Motorola C343
Verizon Wireless V640
Kyocera KX444
Samsung SCH-i730
LG VX4700

Android™ Operating System (OS) FAQs

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General Information
  1. What is the Android operating system (OS)?

    Android is an OS created by Google™ for use on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. It’s an OS that’s available on devices made by a variety of manufacturers, giving you more choices of device style and pricing. Also, with the Android OS, you can customize your device in many ways.

    You can learn more on the Android OS Support page.



  2. How can I find out which Android OS version is on my device?

    The steps to find the current OS version vary by device. Below are general instructions that work for most Android devices. For detailed instructions about a specific device, please check the User Guide.

    To find out which Android OS is on your device:

    1. Open your device’s Settings.

    2. Tap About Phone or About Device.

    3. Tap Android Version to display your version information.


  3. How do I update my device to the latest version of the Android OS?
    Device models receive software updates at different times. Typically, you’ll receive a notification on your device, letting you know there’s an update available.

    You can also check the Advanced Devices - Software Updates page regularly to see if your device can be updated. Instructions for completing an OS update are available on that page as well.


  4. Is there a cost to update my Android OS?
    No, updating your Android OS is free. You won’t be charged for the update or for the data usage to receive the update.


  5. Where can I learn more about OS updates?
  6. Do I need a Gmail™ account to use an Android device?

    No, you don’t. However, it’s highly recommended because many of the services require you to sign in with a Gmail account to use them. For example, you won’t be able to access Google Play™ to download apps.

    You can set up a free Gmail account online or from your device.



  7. What is Google Play?

    Google Play is the Android storefront where you can shop for apps, games, music, videos and books for your Android device. It offers both free and paid apps. Any items you download from Google Play will also be available on other compatible Android devices you've connected to your Google account.



  8. Are Android devices capable of receiving future OTA (Over the Air) software updates?

    Yes, you can receive OTA software updates on Android devices.



  9. Can I transfer content, like contacts, pictures and video, from one Android device to another?

    Yes, using your Google account, you can sync and transfer contacts across multiple Android devices. You just need to sign in to each device using your same Google username and password.

    You can also sync media (e.g., pictures, videos, etc.) through Google+ or Verizon Cloud.



  10. Do Android devices dedicate a certain amount of memory to apps, widgets, etc?
    No, there‘s not dedicated memory on the device for apps, widgets, etc.


  11. How many Android apps can I have open at one time?

    The number of simultaneous apps open will vary by device because the Android OS will stop some idle apps from running. Additionally, it’s recommended that you close apps you’re not using to conserve your device’s energy and help it run at its optimal speed.



  12. Can I sync my Android device with my corporate email and calendars?
    Yes, you can sync your Android device with your corporate email, contacts and calendar through Exchange. You can even view your work and personal email accounts in a single, unified inbox.

    For device-specific instructions on how to sync your email, go to our Interactive Simulators page. Select your device from from the list and select the Email section.


  13. Where can I purchase an Android device?
  14. If Google crashes, will there be issues with the Android apps?
    No, Google is a collection of services that run independently from Google Play apps. Individual Google services, such as Gmail or Google Calendar, might not receive updates, or you may not be able to access a certain function if a specific service stops working. For example, if Google Play is impacted, you may not be able to access the Google Play Store on your device.


Lollipop 5.0
  1. What is Lollipop?

    Lollipop is version 5.0 of the Androidâ„¢ operating system (OS).



  2. Is Lollipop available for my Android device?

    Lollipop is only available on select Android devices. Some newly released Android devices will ship with Lollipop preloaded. If your device is running an older Android version, you can regularly check the Advanced Devices - Software Updates page to see if the Lollipop update is available for your device.



  3. How do I access Quick Settings in Lollipop?

    Quick Settings allows you to access frequently used settings including connectivity settings, flashlight and screen rotation. To access Quick Settings, swipe down twice from the top of the screen.



KitKat
  1. What is KitKat?
    KitKat is version 4.4 of the Android operating system (OS).


  2. What are the features of KitKat?
    For more information about the features available with KitKat, refer to our Android OS Support page.


  3. Is KitKat available for my Android device?
    KitKat is only available on select Android devices. Some newly released Android devices will ship with KitKat preloaded. If your device is running an older Android version, you can regularly check the Advanced Devices – Software Updates page to see if the KitKat update is available for your device.


  4. What is Immersive mode in KitKat?
    Immersive mode is a full-screen feature in KitKat. It uses your entire screen while reading books, watching movies, playing games and listening to music to maximize the available viewing area. The notification bar, navigation buttons and battery icon are hidden from view while you’re in this mode.


  5. How do I exit Immersive mode in KitKat?
    Immersive mode hides the notification bar, navigation buttons and battery icon from view. To restore these items and exit Immersive mode, swipe your finger along the edge of the top or bottom of the screen.


Jelly Bean
  1. What is Jelly Bean?
    Jelly Bean is version 4.3, 4.2 and 4.1 of the Android operating system (OS).


  2. What are the features of Jelly Bean?
    For more information about the features available with Jelly Bean, refer to our Android OS Support page.


  3. Is Jelly Bean available for all Android devices?
    No, Jelly Bean is only available for certain Android devices. You can regularly check the Advanced Devices - Software Updates page to see if Jelly Bean is available for your device or if it’s coming soon.


  4. Will I still be able to use my apps if I upgrade to Jelly Bean from a previous OS version?
    Yes, however you may need to reinstall* certain apps. For more information about a specific app, go to Google Play.

    *Data usage may apply.


  5. When can I update my device to Jelly Bean?
    This depends on which device you have. Check the Advanced Devices - Software Updates page regularly to see if your device can be updated to Jelly Bean.


Troubleshooting
  1. Where can I get help troubleshooting an issue with my Android device?
    If you’re having an issue with your Android device, our online Troubleshooting Assistant may be able to help. Select your device name from the list to view the troubleshooting topics available.

    Android is a trademark of Google, Inc.


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