15 Years ago, 2003 and Nokia 1100 ruled the world of mobile phones, a phone then could phone and if you were feeling adventurous you could also text your friends and family. This handset also had a flashlight (ooh), alarm (aahh), stopwatch and calculator( ummm), the early days of mobile phones! Well times have changed dramatically. Today the Huawei P20 Pro is the top phone and has many more features than devices of yesteryear.
Phones now can phone, text, skype, viber, WhatsApp, email, boomerang, take amazing pictures, do banking, book holidays and much, much more with so many applications available. So, it is easy to understand why todays devices get and need software updates. These devices we use today are much more complex than those devices we remember from our youth. (Damn I feel old!)
Why Is It Important to update
The phones we use now can do so much more and that is why it is important that we keep the software up-to-date. When you are using your phone and it pops up telling us there is an update and it asks to do it, or you can postpone it, it isn’t just the phone having fun, there is usually a reason for an update coming along.
It could be due to a known issue with the software or security and this is the fix for it and this is because sometimes those nasty people who write malware do so after they have identified a way through the operating systems of our devices and they look to exploit this for their gain. So, the update could potentially stop them doing this to you. It could also be that there are new or enhanced features for your device that would make it a better all-round experience.
It can be annoying constantly getting the reminders about updating the software, but if you remember that it is doing this for your benefit and to enhance the long-term experience of the device, then you can see why this should be done.
It may be easier ensuring auto-update
is selected so your device will always be up-to-date (if that option is available) or make a mental note to check if your does not have this option.
Software updates are only for good, for your good! They are the light to the malware dark!
So please remember to update, if not for you, for your phone!
Waiting on a software update?
Please contact our support team
directly. Phone the Hotline: 08000 886 700 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 21:00, Sat. 9:00~17:00 (Except bank holidays). The support team will create an update request for you, if possible.
Are you outside the UK? Please contact the support team in your region
At the moment we cannot give support on software updates on the Huawei Community.