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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Verizon Wireless Home Phone
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Pantech 4G LTE Global USB Modem UML290
HTC One®
Jetpack® MiFi® 6620L
DROID RAZR by MOTOROLA
Nokia Lumia 928
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LG Revere® 3
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Sony Xperia® Z3v
Casio G'zOne Commando® 4G LTE
DROID DNA by HTC
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Moto X™ (2nd Gen.)
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Nokia Lumia 822
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Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice
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DuraXV
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Samsung Illusion™
DROID RAZR HD by MOTOROLA
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Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4620LE
LG Exalt™
Verizon 4G LTE USB Modem UML295
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HTC One® (M8) for Windows®
DROID 4 by MOTOROLA
LG Cosmos™ 2
Lucid™2 by LG
Samsung Convoy™ 2
BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone
LG Octane™
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MHS291L
Verizon Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot 890L
Lucid™ by LG
HTC Desire® 612
HTC One® (M9)
LG Revere®
Samsung Galaxy Stellar™
LG Optimus Zone™ 2 Prepaid
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 (10.1)
Samsung Jetpack® 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot SCH-LC11
DROID BIONIC by MOTOROLA
BlackBerry® Bold™ 9930 smartphone
Windows Phone 8X by HTC
Enact™ by LG
LG Optimus Exceed™ Prepaid
Galaxy Nexus by Samsung
LG Revere® 2
G Pad™ 10.1 LTE
Samsung Galaxy™ Stratosphere™ II
G Pad™ 7.0 LTE
Hydro ELITE by KYOCERA
Nexus 6™
iPad® Air 2
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HTC One® remix
Verizon 4G LTE USB Modem 551L
LG enV®3
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Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 (7.0)
Apple® iPad® Air™
DROID INCREDIBLE 2 by HTC
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DROID by MOTOROLA
DROID X2 by MOTOROLA
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Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 (10.1)
Spectrum™ 2 by LG
Apple® iPad® mini
DROID X by MOTOROLA
Verizon SureResponse®
DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE by HTC
BlackBerry® Q10 smartphone
Pantech Perception™
Google Nexus 7
Samsung Gusto®
LG Extravert™
Samsung Gusto® 2
LTE Internet (Installed)
Luge™ by Motorola Prepaid
DROID XYBOARD 8.2 by MOTOROLA
Samsung ATIV SE™
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 (8.0)
THUNDERBOLT™ by HTC
BlackBerry® Z30 smartphone
Gear S®
Ellipsis™ Jetpack® MHS800L
Samsung Galaxy™ Stratosphere™
Blackberry Classic
BlackBerry® Bold 9650 smartphone
DROID INCREDIBLE by HTC
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Apple® iPad® with Wi-Fi + 4G
Casio G'zOne Ravine®
Samsung Galaxy Note® Pro
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GizmoPal™
HTC Rezound™
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LG VX8300
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LG enV® TOUCH
LG 4G LTE USB Modem VL600
Motorola Barrage™
Moto X™ - Designed by You
Apple® iPad® with Retina display
Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Router
DROID CHARGE by SAMSUNG
Pantech Jest™ 2
LG enV®2
Motorola MOTO™ W755
Samsung Galaxy Tab® S
BlackBerry® Tour™ 9630 smartphone
Verizon MiFi™2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot
Samsung ATIV Odyssey™
LG Cosmos™ Touch
BlackBerry® Bold™ 9930 smartphone without camera
Samsung Galaxy Tab®
Motorola XOOM™ 4G LTE
Moto X™ - Designed by You (2nd Generation)
Samsung Galaxy Note® 10.1 2014 Edition
Verizon MiFi™ 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot - OTA
Pantech Marauder™
Motorola RAZR V3m
Delphi Connect with 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
Samsung Alias™ 2
Moto E™ Prepaid
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HTC Rhyme™
Sony Xperia® Z2
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LG VX5500
LG VX8360
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Samsung Galaxy Note® 10.1
iPad® mini 3
Revolution™ by LG
DROID 2 GLOBAL by MOTOROLA
LG Accolade™
Spectrum™ by LG
LG VX5400
Pantech Hotshot™
HP® Mini 1151NR Netbook
Casio G'zOne Rock™
LG Optimus Zone™
Apple® iPad®
Samsung SCH-u340
Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4
Verizon Fivespot™ Global Ready™ 3G Mobile Hotspot
Samsung Galaxy Tab® (7.7)
BlackBerry® Storm2™ 9550 smartphone Prepaid
Casio G'zOne Brigade®
Samsung Reality™
LG Enlighten®
Nokia Lumia 2520
DROID 2 by MOTOROLA
Verizon Wireless USB760 Modem
LG Chocolate® Touch
LG VX8350
BlackBerry® Curve™ 9330 smartphone
Samsung Haven™
Delphi Connect
Verizon Wireless UMW190 Global USB Modem
LG Ally™
Casio G'zOne Ravine® 2 Non-Camera
BlackBerry® Torch™ 9850 smartphone
Casio G'zOne Boulder®
Verizon Wireless USB720 Modem
Pantech Caper™ Prepaid
Samsung SCH-u410
LG Vortex™
Motorola MOTO™ VU204
DROID PRO by MOTOROLA
LG Dare™
Verizon Wireless UM175 USB Modem
Pantech Crux™
Motorola Adventure™ V750
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8330 smartphone
Sony Xperia® PLAY
Verizon Wireless CDM8975
Samsung SCH-u430
LG enV®
Verizon Converged VOIP Device
Blackberry Classic Non-Camera
Samsung SCH-a930
BlackBerry® 8830 World Edition smartphone
HTC Trophy™
Verizon Wireless Escapade®
Samsung Zeal™
DROID XYBOARD 10.1 by MOTOROLA
Dell™ Vostro™ V13 Laptop
Casio EXILIM
Samsung Rogue™
LG VX5200
BlackBerry® Curve™ 8530 smartphone
Samsung Continuum™
Jest™
BlackBerry® Curve™ 9370 smartphone
DROID Eris by HTC
LG Chocolate® 3
LG VX5300
LG Migosm
Motorola MOTOKRZR K1m
Verizon Wireless V740 ExpressCard
Motorola Entice™
LG Voyager™
Verizon Wireless Adamant™
Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-S
Samsung Galaxy Camera®
LG VX6100
Motorola W315
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LG Clout™
Verizon Wireless PC770 2-in-1 Card and ExpressCard®
Samsung Trance™
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BlackBerry® Pearl™ Flip 8230 smartphone
Verizon Wireless USB727 Modem
Motorola CITRUS™
LG VX8700
LG Glance™
Motorola V325i
Samsung SCH-a850
LG Versa™
Verizon Wireless UM150 USB Modem
Motorola XOOM™
LG VX8100
LG VX3200
Samsung SCH-a950
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LG Fathom®
Verizon Wireless PC5750 PC Card
Verizon Wireless Salute™
Samsung Gem™
LG VX4500
Samsung FlipShot®
Samsung Juke
Samsung Glyde™
LG Chocolate®
Verizon Wireless AirCard® 595U USB Modem
BlackBerry® Curve™ 9310 smartphone
Samsung Gleam®
Samsung SCH-u540
Samsung SCH-u550
Motorola V325
LG VX8600
Nokia 6205
Nokia 7205 Intrigue™
Motorola MOTO Q™ 9c
HP® Pavilion dm1-3010nr Notebook
Motorola MOTO™ Z6c World Edition
Gateway® LT2016u Netbook
Samsung SCH-a650
LG VX3100
Samsung Alias™
Samsung SCH-a870
LG VX9400
Verizon AD3700 Global USB Modem
Verizon Wireless CDM8950
HTC Apache XV6700
Motorola E815
LG VX3300
Kyocera 7135 Smartphone
Kyocera KWC 2325
LG VX4650
Motorola RAZR V3c
Samsung Renown™
Pantech PN-210
Samsung Sway™
SCH-u410 Prepaid
HP® Mini 311-1037NR Netbook
Nokia 7705 Twist™
LG Chocolate®
Compaq® Mini CQ10-688nr Netbook
Nokia 6315i
Verizon Wireless AirCard® 595
LG VX3450
Nokia 2705 Shade™ Non-Camera
Motorola DEVOUR™ with MOTOBLUR™
Samsung SCH-i760
DROID R2D2 by MOTOROLA
Pantech PN-215
Sharp KIN™ ONE
Samsung SCH-u620
G'zOne Boulder™ Black and Silver
Samsung SCH-a670
Kyocera K323
Motorola Krave™ ZN4
HP® Mini 210-1076NR Netbook
HP® Mini 110-3098NR Netbook
Motorola V60s
HTC® Ozone™ with TALKS™ for Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless USB1000 Global USB Modem
LG Decoy®
LG VENUS™
Pantech PN-820
Motorola Q™
LG VX4600
LG VX6000
Nokia 3589i
Nokia 6215i
Nokia 6015i Prepaid
Verizon Wireless U630 PC Card
Motorola MOTORAZR maxx Ve
Verizon Wireless PN-300
Kyocera KPC650
Kyocera KX1v
Motorola MOTORIZR Z6tv
Sierra Wireless AirCard® 580
Kyocera KX414
Sierra Wireless AirCard® 555D
Verizon Wireless Blitz® Prepaid
Samsung Omnia®
HTC Touch Pro™
Nokia 2605 Mirage
Verizon Wireless XV6600 without Camera
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Verizon Wireless V640
Sharp KIN™ TWOm
HTC Merge®
LG V
Motorola MOTOSLVR L7C
BlackBerry® 7250
Motorola Rapture™ VU30
Motorola MOTO Q™ music 9m
Kyocera SE47
Samsung Saga™
Verizon Wireless V620
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Kyocera K404
Motorola V710
LG VX7000
Samsung i600 Smartphone
Kyocera KWC 2325 Prepaid
Samsung i700 Pocket PC
LG VX4700
Samsung SCH-a970
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Nokia 6256i
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Sharp KIN™ TWO
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BlackBerry® 7750
Verizon KPC680 ExpressCard®
HP® Pavilion dm1-2010nr Entertainment Notebook
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LG VX4400B
Sharp KIN™ ONEm
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Nokia 2705 Shade™
Samsung SCH-a630
Motorola V276 Prepaid
LG VX10
Samsung SCH-n330
HP® Mini 110-1046NR Netbook
LG G4™
LG G Pad™ X8.3
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Samsung Galaxy J1™ Prepaid
Lancet™
Nokia 2366i
Motorola C333
Samsung SCH-a610
Kyocera KX2
Motorola T300p
Samsung N150 Netbook
Nokia 6305i
Samsung SCH-a790
Samsung SCH-a795
LG VX2000
Motorola V60p
Motorola C343
Samsung SCH-a990
Nokia 2128i
Samsung SCH-a310
Samsung SCH-a530
Nokia 2285
Motorola V120e
Kyocera KX444
Nokia 6236i
Samsung SCH-i730
LG VX8000
Samsung SCH-a890
Samsung SCH-i830
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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