How to download Over the Air (OTA) updates
There are two kinds of software updates:
- Simple patch: This only patches software bugs and features. It does not reset the phone.
- Full software update: The full software update resets the phone and removes saved settings or applications. The update warning provides an alert before information is erased. Go to the Play Store to download lost applications at no cost.
T-Mobile pushes software releases to customers via Over-the-Air (OTA) update. When you see a prompt for a software update, perform one of the following actions:
- To update the software, tap Install now. The update may take five-10 minutes to download. After updating, the phone automatically restarts.
- To wait and update later, tap Install later. A new reminder appears within six-24 hours.