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 Plus Support
Apple® iPhone® 6 Support
Apple® iPhone® 5 Support
Samsung Galaxy S® 5
Samsung Galaxy S® 4
Apple® iPhone® 4s Support
DROID RAZR M by MOTOROLA
Apple® iPhone® 5s Support
Apple® iPhone® 4 Support
Apple® iPhone® 5c Support
Samsung Galaxy Note® 4
Samsung Galaxy S® III
DROID MAXX by MOTOROLA
LG G2
Droid Turbo in Ballistic Nylon
Samsung Galaxy Note® 3
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 5510L
LG G3
Droid Turbo by Motorola
DROID MINI by MOTOROLA
LG Cosmos™ 3
Verizon Ellipsis™ 7
HTC One® (M8)
Pantech 4G LTE Global USB Modem UML290
LG Revere® 3
Verizon Ellipsis™ Jetpack®
Samsung Convoy™ 3
DROID RAZR MAXX by MOTOROLA
Samsung Gusto® 3
Samsung Network Extender
LG G Pad 8.3 LTE
Nokia Lumia 928
Nokia Lumia Icon
LG Extravert™ 2
HTC One®
DROID ULTRA by MOTOROLA
Verizon Wireless Home Phone
Moto X™ by Motorola
DROID RAZR by MOTOROLA
Samsung Galaxy S® 4 mini
DROID RAZR MAXX HD by MOTOROLA
LG Exalt™
Samsung Galaxy Note® II
Brigadier™ by Kyocera
Casio G'zOne Commando® 4G LTE
Casio G'zOne Commando®
Samsung Brightside™
Jetpack® MiFi® 6620L
Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4510L
Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice
Moto G™ by Motorola
DROID DNA by HTC
BlackBerry® Bold™ 9930 smartphone
Lucid™ by LG
DROID 4 by MOTOROLA
Nokia Lumia 822
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MHS291L
Samsung Intensity® III
DROID RAZR HD by MOTOROLA
Samsung Gusto® 2
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4620LE
Samsung Galaxy S® III mini
Lucid™3 by LG
Apple® iPad® Air™ Support
BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone
Windows Phone 8X by HTC
Apple® iPad® 2 Support
LG Optimus Exceed™
BlackBerry® Q10 smartphone
Moto X™ (2nd Gen.)
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L
DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC
Verizon 4G LTE USB Modem UML295
Verizon 4G LTE USB Modem 551L
iPad® Air 2 Support
Samsung ATIV SE™
Samsung Galaxy Stellar™
Casio G'zOne Ravine® 2
Samsung Convoy™ 2
LG Cosmos™ 2
DROID X by MOTOROLA
Enact™ by LG
Samsung Intensity® II
DROID BIONIC by MOTOROLA
Galaxy Nexus by Samsung
Samsung Galaxy™ Stratosphere™
LG Optimus Zone™ 2
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4620L
DROID INCREDIBLE 2 by HTC
LG Octane™
HTC One® (M8) for Windows®
Sony Xperia® Z3v
Lucid™2 by LG
HTC Rezound™
Samsung Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11
Verizon Wireless USB760 Modem
HTC One® remix
LG G Vista
Pantech Hotshot™
LG Cosmos™
LG Extravert™
Ellipsis™ 8
LG Revere® 2
BlackBerry® Z30 smartphone
Samsung Gusto®
Hydro ELITE by KYOCERA
LG 4G LTE USB Modem VL600
LG Revere®
Samsung Convoy™
Samsung Galaxy™ Stratosphere™ II
LG enV®2
THUNDERBOLT™ by HTC
LG enV®3
Spectrum™ 2 by LG
DROID INCREDIBLE by HTC
Sony Xperia® Z2
HTC Rhyme™
Samsung Haven™
Moto X™ - Designed by You
Pantech Marauder™
DROID X2 by MOTOROLA
Verizon MiFi™2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
DROID CHARGE by SAMSUNG
Casio G'zOne Ravine®
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 (7.0)
LG Accolade™
Casio G'zOne Boulder®
Pantech Breakout™
Apple® iPad® mini Support
LG VX8300
Samsung Illusion™
DROID 3 by MOTOROLA
Verizon Wireless UMW190 Global USB Modem
Motorola RAZR V3m
Pantech Perception™
BlackBerry® Bold 9650 smartphone
Samsung Fascinate™
Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router
Intuition™ by LG
LG Optimus Zone™
HTC One® max
Motorola MOTO™ W755
Verizon Wireless USB720 Modem
Apple® iPad® with Wi-Fi + 4G Support
Google Nexus 7
LG Cosmos™ Touch
Motorola Barrage™
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 (8.0)
Spectrum™ by LG
Jest™
Samsung Galaxy Note® Pro
Luge™ by Motorola Prepaid
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 (10.1)
Samsung Galaxy Tab® S
Nokia Lumia 2520
LG VX5500
BlackBerry® Curve™ 9330 smartphone
HTC Desire® 612
Verizon SureResponse®
Revolution™ by LG
DROID 2 GLOBAL by MOTOROLA
DROID 2 by MOTOROLA
Verizon Wireless AirCard® 595U USB Modem
LG enV® TOUCH
Samsung Galaxy Legend™
Verizon Wireless UM175 USB Modem
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 (10.1)
Samsung SCH-u340
Samsung ATIV Odyssey™
DROID by MOTOROLA
Apple® iPad® mini with Retina display Support
Samsung Intensity®
Apple® iPad® with Retina display Support
Pantech Crux™
Samsung Galaxy Tab®
Samsung Alias™ 2
LG VX8360
Samsung Knack™
BlackBerry® Tour™ 9630 smartphone
BlackBerry® Storm2™ 9550 smartphone Prepaid
LG Migosm
Verizon MiFi™ 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot - OTA
Samsung Galaxy Note® 10.1
Delphi Connect with 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
LG Chocolate® Touch
Verizon Fivespot™ Global Ready™ 3G Mobile Hotspot
Verizon Wireless PC5750 PC Card
Casio G'zOne Ravine® 2 Non-Camera
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8530 smartphone
LG Vortex™
DROID PRO by MOTOROLA
LG Ally™
iPad® mini 3 Support
LG Enlighten®
Casio G'zOne Rock™
Sony Xperia® PLAY
LG Voyager™
LG VX8350
LG VX5400
Dell™ Vostro™ V13 Laptop
Gear S™
Casio G'zOne Brigade®
Delphi Connect
LG Clout™
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8330 smartphone
LG VX5200
LG enV®
HTC Trophy™
BlackBerry® Torch™ 9850 smartphone
BlackBerry® Curve™ 9370 smartphone
LG Chocolate® 3
LG VX5300
BlackBerry® Bold™ 9930 smartphone without camera
LG VX8700
LG VX3300
LG Dare™
Casio EXILIM
BlackBerry® Curve™ 9310 smartphone
HP® Pavilion dm1-3010nr Notebook
BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8230 smartphone
Gateway® LT2016u Netbook
LG VX6100
LG Chocolate®
LG VENUS™
LG VX8100
LG VX9400
HP® Mini 311-1037NR Netbook
BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphone
LG VX3100
LG Fathom®
LG VX3200
LG VX6000
Compaq® Mini CQ10-688nr Netbook
LG VX8600
HP® Mini 110-1046NR Netbook
LG Glance™
LG Versa™
HP® Pavilion dm1-2010nr Entertainment Notebook
LG VX3450
LG VX4500
Kyocera KX414
Kyocera KX444
LG VX4650
LG V
Kyocera K323
Kyocera SE47
HP® Mini 1151NR Netbook
DROID XYBOARD 8.2 by MOTOROLA
Verizon XU870 Global ExpressCard®
Motorola MOTORAZR maxx Ve
Samsung SCH-a930
Nokia 2705 Shade™
LG Decoy®
Motorola Entice™
Motorola V276
Motorola V325
Verizon Wireless PN-300
Samsung SCH-a630
LTE Internet (Installed)
LG Chocolate®
Verizon Wireless CDM 7075
Verizon AD3700 Global USB Modem
Motorola MOTO™ Z6cx World Edition without Camera
Samsung SCH-a950
Verizon Wireless CDM8950
Nokia 6315i
Verizon Wireless USB760 Modem
Motorola Rapture™ VU30
Motorola V276 Prepaid
Motorola E815
Kyocera KPC650
Motorola MOTO Q™ music 9m
Kyocera KX1v
Nokia 6256i
Motorola T720
LG VX10
Sharp KIN™ ONE
Sharp KIN™ TWO
Samsung Sway™
Verizon Converged VOIP Device
Nokia 6205
G Pad™ 10.1 LTE
G Pad™ 7.0 LTE
Samsung SCH-a850
Samsung SCH-n330
Transpyre™ Prepaid
Samsung SCH-u540
Samsung Galaxy Tab® (7.7)
Motorola Krave™ ZN4
SCH-u410 Prepaid
GizmoPal™
Samsung SCH-u620
Motorola Adventure™ V750
Pantech PN-820
Verizon Wireless AirCard® 595
G'zOne Boulder™ Black and Silver
Nokia 7205 Intrigue™
Motorola Q™
Motorola MOTORIZR Z6tv
Motorola MOTOKRZR K1m
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4
Nokia 2605 Mirage
Motorola W385
HP® Mini 210-1076NR Netbook
Motorola W315
Motorola V325xi
Motorola Rival™
LG Optimus Exceed™ 2
Motorola V325i
Samsung Alias™
Nokia 2366i
Motorola MOTO™ Z6c World Edition
Motorola MOTO™ VU204
Samsung Galaxy Tab® (10.1)
Samsung SCH-a670
Samsung SCH-a650
Samsung Omnia® II
LG VX4600
Verizon Wireless Salute™
Verizon Wireless PC770 2-in-1 Card and ExpressCard®
Pantech Jest™ 2
BlackBerry® 7750
Kyocera 7135 Smartphone
Verizon Wireless Escapade®
Verizon Wireless CDM8975
Samsung Saga™
Motorola C333
Samsung Reality™
Samsung SCH-a610
Verizon Wireless V620
Kyocera KX2
Verizon Wireless XV6600 without Camera
Samsung Smooth™
Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-S Push to Talk without Camera
Motorola V265
Motorola T300p
Kyocera K404
Motorola V710
Nokia 7705 Twist™
Nokia 2705 Shade™ Non-Camera
Motorola MOTO Q™ 9c
Sierra Wireless AirCard® 580
LG VX7000
Samsung N150 Netbook
Moto X™ - Designed by You (2nd Generation)
Nokia 6305i
Samsung SCH-a790
Samsung SCH-a795
LG VX2000
HP® Mini 110-3098NR Netbook
Samsung i600 Smartphone
Motorola V60p
Verizon KPC680 ExpressCard®
Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-S
Samsung FlipShot®
Nokia 3589i
Motorola C343
Verizon Wireless V640
Samsung SCH-a990
DROID XYBOARD 10.1 by MOTOROLA
Nokia 2128i
Motorola T730
LG VX4400B
Kyocera KWC 2325 Prepaid
Samsung i700 Pocket PC
Samsung Galaxy Camera®
Kyocera KWC 2325
Samsung SCH-a310
Samsung SCH-a530
Motorola V60s
Sharp KIN™ TWOm
Sharp KIN™ ONEm
Nokia 2285
Lumia 2520 Prepaid
Motorola V120e
Sierra Wireless AirCard® 555D
HTC Merge®
Samsung Gleam®
Verizon Wireless USB727 Modem
Samsung Juke
Motorola XOOM™ 4G LTE
Nokia 6215i
Nokia 6015i Prepaid
Verizon Wireless Blitz® Prepaid
Verizon Wireless Adamant™
Samsung Galaxy Note® 10.1 2014 Edition
DROID Eris by HTC
Samsung SCH-a870
Motorola DEVOUR™ with MOTOBLUR™
Nokia 6236i
Samsung SCH-i730
Samsung Rogue™
Samsung Renown™
Samsung SCH-u410
Samsung SCH-u430
Motorola MOTOSLVR L7C
Samsung Trance™
Samsung Continuum™
Samsung Omnia®
Samsung SCH-u550
BlackBerry® 7250
Verizon Wireless USB1000 Global USB Modem
LG VX4700
LG VX8000
Verizon Wireless Razzle™
Samsung SCH-a890
Samsung SCH-i760
Samsung Glyde™
Pantech PN-210
Motorola RAZR V3c
Samsung Gem™
Verizon Wireless V740 ExpressCard
HTC Touch Pro™
Verizon Wireless UM150 USB Modem
DROID R2D2 by MOTOROLA
Samsung Zeal™
Motorola CITRUS™
Verizon Wireless U630 PC Card
Samsung SCH-a970
Samsung SCH-i830
HTC Apache XV6700
Apple® iPad® Support
Apple® iPad® with Wi-Fi and MiFi® 2200 Hotspot Support
Pantech PN-215
Motorola V65p

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 Android 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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