Find the Version of Android Your Device is Running

Sometimes you need to make sure an app will run with your version of Android, or find out if your device was updated. Here’s a quick tip on how to find the version of your Android smartphone or tablet.

There are times when it’s useful to know what version of Android your smartphone or tablet is running. Some apps only work with higher versions or you need to know if your device was updated.


On your Android smartphone or tablet’s main menu tap on Settings.

android software version settings

Scroll down the menu and tap About phone.
android software version about phone

Next tap on Software Information.

android software version check version

There you go. Here on my HTC, you can see the Android version and the HTC Sense version too.

android software version shown

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