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How do I update my phone's operating system?

Keeping your phone’s operating system up to date helps ensure you have a seamless Rover app experience. Before running an update, we recommend connecting to wi-fi, plugging your device into power and backing up your device.

Follow the instructions below to upgrade your phone’s system so that you can continue to enjoy all the perks of the Rover app.



You can follow these steps from Apple's support center to update your iPhone's operating system:

  1. Tap Settings > General > Software Update.
  2. Tap Download and Install.
  3. To update now, tap Install. Or you can tap Later and choose Install Tonight or Remind Me Later
  4. If asked, enter your passcode.


Android phone

How you update your Android phone’s operating system will vary slightly, depending on what type of Android phone you have. Below, we’ve included update instructions for some of the most popular Android phones.

Note: Directions and options may vary depending on which Samsung device you have.


  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap either Software updates or About Device, then Software updates. 
  3. Tap Software update then Auto update or Download updates manually. 



  1. Tap Settings.
  2. Tap About phone.
  3. Tap System update.
  4. Tap Download Now.
  5. Tap Install Now.
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