Motorola is one of the old mobiles companies. The company has seen ups and downs but it is still going great with some popular Moto phone series. If you own a Motorola phone and want to update your phone manually, you are in the right place. Here you will know how to manually update Moto phones.
Currently Android 14 is the latest Android version, but Motorola has not started the Android 14 update for its phones yet. Looking at Motorola’s history, I think the company will probably start its Android 14 journey in 2024. The company needs to improve in the updates department.
On all phones, the update arrive over the air. And when it arrives you see a notification in the quick panel. But many times the OTA notification doesn’t appear even when the update is available. So its good to manually check the update and install the update when its available.
Manually Update your Phone from Settings
Step 1: Swipe up from the home screen to open App drawer. Open Settings from here, or you can also open it from the Quick Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down and open System Settings. If you don’t find it, check it under About Phone or System.
Step 3: Now click on Check for updates.
Step 4: The phone will now look for updates. If the update is available, follow the on-screen instruction to install the update.
The phone will automatically restart, if not, then manually restart your phone and enjoy the update.
Use Motorola Rescue Software
In case you have issues with your device software, you can use Motorola official tool to update your phone which will also reset your device.
Motorola tool named Rescue and Smart Assistant has many features which even install a fresh latest update. But it is not the ideal method to update, since it wipe all data from the device. Anyway you should know about this method in case your Motorola phone have software issues.
Note: The software also has option to take backup and restore backup. So to save your data, make sure to take backup before proceeding with the update. Also free storage enough, more than 5GB to extract the update file.
What you first need to do is download and install the tool on your PC. Open the tool and log-in with your account.
- Power off your phone. Connect one end of USB cable to your PC.
- Press and hold the Volume down button on your phone, and while holding the button, connect the other end of USB to phone.
- Release the button when you see the greed Android logo. It means you are in the
- The tool will detect your device, then go to Rescue tab.
- Now you can download the latest firmware and Install it on your phone. Follow the on-screen instructions.
After restart, you will have the brand new software experience.
So this how to manually update a Motorola phone. You should stick with the first method unless you are fine with resetting your device. In case of any queries let us know in the comment section.