Research In Motion (RIM) is constantly developing and testing new software and applications for your Black Berry.
Keeping up to date with the newest operating system (OS) software for your smartphone ensures that you have access to all the latest and greatest features and performance tweaks.
If you are having difficulty updating using your computer, or you do not have a computer, please visit your service provider to see if they can help you perform the update.
The update process takes 30-45 minutes to complete.
Here are a couple reasons why: Step 1 – Check for updates: If you’re on a company smartphone, your IT department may already have plans for getting your device software up-to-date.
If you’d like to take the initiative into your own hands, make sure to get the nod of approval from your IT department, and skip to Step 3 below. For those of you who have already downloaded and installed the latest version, checking if there’s a device software update available is as easy as pie.
Alternatively, you can plug your device into your PC or Mac and use Black Berry Link to check for an update.
This method is more foolproof and easier for some users. If you're still having issues or need help with your update, be sure to drop a comment here and let us know!
What follows is our step-by-step guide on how to upgrade your Black Berry's OS, or install a different version, as well as how to prepare beforehand to make the process run as smoothly as possible.
When you do see the OS, you can download in the background and go about your business until the install is ready.
From there, fire it up and wait it out (it shouldn't take too long) and your device will reboot once the update is compete.
If you see a message that says "Update Your Phone", then you are using an older version of the Black Berry Operating System (OS).
We recommend updating your phone to a newer version of Black Berry OS that will give you access to these Whats App features: To update your Black Berry, download the Black Berry desktop software, connect your phone to your computer, click device on the top left corner and click update.