Over the air updates (OTA) are updates that you download to your mobile phone via your cellular network or Wi-Fi that enables new functionality or to patch security loopholes. Sometimes when a software update is released by the manufacturer of your Android smartphone, you wait and wait for your phone to notify you of that update, but get none. You can force that to happen. Here are a few steps required to force an update that is already available to show up on your device.
- 1. Go to Settings -> Application Manager
- 2. Look for Google Services Framework and then click on it.
- 3. Click on Force Stop, then click on Clear Data. Don’t worry it can’t affect you in any way, it will only refresh the state of the device so it can search for the update.
- 4. After that you can go and check for the update again.
Hopefully you should get the update notification if there is truly an update available.