From the home screen, we are going to want to access the 'Settings' option
Settings can be accessed in one of two ways; The first is by tapping on the 'Applications' folder. This folder is represented by nine small, white, square dots located at the bottom center of the screen.
We can then tap the 'Recent Applications' folder and close the application
The icon used for this folder is located on the bottom right-hand side of the screen, represented with an outline of a white square with another similar styled square placed behind it. Once this folder is open, tap the application image and swipe upwards to close it.
This option is located at the end of the 'Settings' menu. It will have the word 'About' written in gray, accompanied by a logo featuring a lowercase 'I' surrounded by a gray circle. Tapping it will open us a new menu featuring a new list of options.
The phone will now begin checking for software updates
If the process was done correctly, an image with the word 'Checking...' written in white on a black background, accompanied by a moving white circle will appear on the screen. This process may take a few moments.
The phone being shown currently has the option 'Update over WiFi only' checked
This setting is important because it stops the phone from installing a large update over a cellphones data plan, if unchecked it could use up all the data for that month or cause us to run into overages.
If you would like you can also tap on the option marked as 'Auto-download system updates', or the option marked 'Auto-update apps' to fit your needs
The option marked as 'Auto-download system updates' will automatically download updates for the system when it is checked. The third option marked as 'Auto-update apps' will automatically download and install application updates when checked.
As shown, checking for updates again has informed us there is, in fact, an update available for this phone which was not previously detected
In order to benefit from this update, we will need to download it. This is done by pressing the 'Download' button located on the bottom right side of the update window, marked with the word 'Download'.
This concludes our tutorial on how to check for updates on your HTC One M8
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