1. Derek_0110's Avatar
    Hi,
    I'm new to the forum and I have a question regarding automatic android updates on my device.

    In the system settings automatic updates for Android are enabled when a w-lan connection is available, which is most often the case for me.

    5 days ago (9th October) I checked manually for an update because I had just read news about an important security issue affecting my device. At this point in time no update was available.

    Today I did a reboot because of an empty battery and being somewhat suspicious I again checked manually for a system update. And this time there was an update available which then was installed right away.

    This is all fine but I am bothered by the information that the current update is a security patch from the 1st of September.

    Right now I am questioning if the automatic update does actually work or if, maybe, this is just a coincidence.

    Maybe some more experienced users are willing to share some insights. I'd be glad to receive some feedback.

    Thanks and cheers!
    VB
    10-14-2019 06:39 AM
  2. methodman89's Avatar
    My S7 is also up to date and has the September 1 security update as the most recent.
    (tmobile)
    10-14-2019 07:29 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to Android Forums

    I'd like to recommend creating a account so me or other members can assist you, as guest have limitations in replying here and if we need further Information to communicate with you.

    I'll provide a link to register, please come back to your post so we can further assist
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    10-14-2019 09:31 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! If your phone is not a Pixel, then the most current system update's security patch may not correlate with the current month.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-14-2019 08:00 PM
  5. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Your post does not suggest that the auto-updates are not happening.

    When an update becomes available, from your carrier if in the USA, the carrier will slowly send out notifications to its customers, in a staggered update scenario.

    In your case, you did a manual check for an update, which got you the update after the carrier released it and before your phone was sent the message.

    Keep in mind that no carrier is updating any phone monthly. The best you can hope for is quarterly. I think the Google Pixels are the only phones getting any update remotely close to monthly.
    Laura Knotek and Derek_0110 like this.
    10-14-2019 08:40 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    The S7 has no more OS updates , security updates probably should come to a end soon or if hasn't already happened. 3 year old phone .
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-14-2019 08:53 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Keep in mind that no carrier is updating any phone monthly. The best you can hope for is quarterly. I think the Google Pixels are the only phones getting any update remotely close to monthly.
    Don't forget the Android One phones, too, which includes all of Nokia's line.
    mustang7757 and Laura Knotek like this.
    10-14-2019 10:43 PM
  8. Derek_0110's Avatar
    Op here. Thanks for the replies and the good information.
    I guess the most simple explanation is a coincidence then and there is nothing to worry about besides the time it takes until updates are delivered to the end-customer.

    I will keep checking this issue since I don't like coincidences when it comes to security updates.

    Thanks again and cheers.
    10-15-2019 07:31 AM
  9. Rukbat's Avatar
    I think the Google Pixels are the only phones getting any update remotely close to monthly.
    I think OnePlus may be almost keeping up with Google. The 3s, 4s and 5s all have recent updates. The 6s have an October 5th update - earlier than Google posted it.
    10-15-2019 04:38 PM

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