Check for Lumia Update

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This is a tutorial on how to check a Microsoft Lumia smart phone for updates. It is important to check your Lumia phone for updates regularly. This is because new updates and software improvements are often released. By regularly updating your phone, you will be protected against viruses, software bugs, and other problems which may be found over time. In order to update your smartphone, please follow the steps provided in the tutorial below.

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Updating the Microsoft Lumia

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    In order to update your Microsoft Lumia smart phone, you will need to open the phone to the home screen
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    This is done by powering on the phone and swiping up. You will see in the image below what the smart phone looks like once it is on the home screen once you have powered on.
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    Once you have powered on your Microsoft phone, and are on the home screen, you will want to swipe the phone from the left side towards the right side
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    Note that as we swipe a new screen is pulled onto the phone from the right side.
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    On this new screen we will scroll all the way down to the settings function
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    As each item on the phone is organized alphabetically we should expect to find the settings option under S. When you see settings tap one time on it.
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    When you have tapped on settings, you will need to scroll down
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    You are going to scroll all the way down until you reach phone update. This is a somewhat far down the list, however, keep scrolling and you will find it. Once you find phone update, tap once on it.
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    After tapping once on phone update you'll be taken to the phone update menu
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    From here you will be shown the last time your phone has checked for updates. You will also be able to tap once on check for updates. Tap now on check for updates.
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    You will see that the phone indicates it is now checking for updates
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    When your phone finishes checking for updates, any new updates will be downloaded and installed. You will also see an indication of the last time it has checked for updates. Additionally you will note at the bottom of the screenshot below, that there is a preferred install time.
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If Your Lumia is Not Showing Updates

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    In the event you believe your phone should have updates that are not displaying, you will need to open the settings menu, by swiping from the right of your phone to the left
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    Once you have swiped from the right of your phone, you will scroll down to settings.
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    Tap once on settings.
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    You will be taken to the system application menu.
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    Scroll all the way down until you reach the section called 'About', which is located just beneath the phone update section
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    Tap once on 'About'.
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    You will see the option for 'More Info'.
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    Tap once on 'More Info'.
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    You will now see the OS version
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    In this case are OS version is listed in the screenshot below. This can be checked with Microsoft to confirm that you do have the latest version of the software.
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    You will also be shown other details about your phone.
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    When you're finished, simply press the Windows key in the bottom center of the phone to go back to your main screen.
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This has been a VisiHow tutorial on how to check for updates on your Microsoft Lumia smart phone.

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