What are Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates?
An OTA update is any change made to an app, game, or firmware that is sent to your device automatically without requiring manual interaction.
An OTA update will have you download new data and/or code in the background while doing other tasks like playing a game or listening to music. Most updates are free, although a few require payment to download them.
How Does OTA Update Work?
As the name suggests, Over-The-Air (OTA) Updates are updates that are downloaded and installed on your Android device without the need for a physical connection, such as a USB cable. These updates are usually released by Google or your carrier/manufacturer and contain bug fixes and performance improvements.
In order to install an OTA update, you must be connected to a Wi-Fi network and have a stable internet connection. Once you have received a notification that an update is available, simply tap on “Download” and then “Install”. The process will take a few minutes to complete, and your device will reboot once it is finished.
It is important to note that OTA updates can not be installed on rooted devices. If you have a rooted device, you will need to flash the update manually.
Benefits of OTA Updates
OTA updates are a great way for developers to make their apps and games more fun and stable. The updates might fix problems you encountered or introduce new features. With a little work, you can get the update running on your phone or tablet.
OTA updates are useful because they allow you to avoid the hassle of downloading a new ROM on your phone or installing a new firmware update on your tablet. OTA updates work a bit differently on each device, but we’ll talk about how the process works on each device type.
Are There Any Risks with Installing OTA Updates?
While OTA updates are generally safe, there is always a risk that something could go wrong during the process. This is why it is always a good idea to backup your data before installing an update. That way, if something does go wrong, you will be able to restore your data from the backup.
In general, OTA updates are a convenient and hassle-free way to keep your Android device up-to-date. However, it is always a good idea to backup your data before proceeding with any update, just to be on the safe side.