Do you know what is the build number or the OS version of your Android device? If you do not know, it wouldn’t cost you anything if you spare some time to check what build number of the OS your device is running on. Knowing the build number of your OS will not be a piece of useless information that you can take for granted; it is helpful if you want to explore more about your OS. There are several ways to know the build number of your device and we will teach you the easiest way through this. Read more to know how to know the OS version or build number of your device.

The development of the Android operating system has been a going on for several years now, starting from the first build to the most-craved-for Ice Cream Sandwich. The pace of the development just went faster and so many builds have been released. Many people want to know what OS version is running on their devices–out of curiosity.  While many others want to know because the information is useful when installing apps, performing upgrades, or flashing customizations.

Here’s a simple tutorial that will help you find out the OS version of your smartphone.

Knowing your phone’s OS version

  1. Go to the home screen and tap the Menu button of your phone.
  2. The things in the Menu will vary depending on the smartphone that you are using but you will probably find a style=”font-weight: bold;”>Settings option there. There may also be different settings options on your phone. Choose the one where you can edit the settings such as Bluetooth, Virtual Private Network, APN settings or Wi-Fi. If you find these things, then you are probably on the right track.
  3. From there, what you do now is to look for the About Phone option. This option is the same in most smartphones so you do not have to worry that you are not going to find this option because you will most likely find it.
  4. Once you tap this option, you will now find several details about your smartphone. On some phones, the phone information may be categorized into network, phone identity, battery, hardware, software, and legal categories.  Try looking inside the software category to know details such as the Android version, software number or build number, kernel version, and so on.

That’s basically all that you have to do. If you are looking for updates on your OS version then knowing the build number and OS version will be very useful. Just search for it in the internet and you’ll surely enjoy what you will find. You may also want to check the Google Play store and know what cool apps are in store for the OS version of your device.

Ken East
Ken is an expert on management and is currently engrossed with his newly started adventure in logistics management. But, that's only his second love. His first love, of course, and without being mushy when this is said, is Android.