Android's "Check for updates" button not doing anything for you? Yeah, it'll be fixed next year

You know that "Check for update" button, hidden in the Android settings? The one that you vigorously tap every time you hear there's a new update for your phone... only for nothing to happen?

Yeah, turns out it's not working as intended. See, the idea is that, if there's a new update for your device, which still hasn't been automatically pushed to it, you should be able to manually start the process. But the Check for update button just doesn't work.

It was supposed to be fixed back in September, as per Google's promise, but it still isn't. Apparently, Google didn't lie — it was working at first, but an update to Play Services, which was aired shortly after, broke the feature yet again.

The bug has been solved and the "Check for update" button will work again... next year. This has been made clear by Googler Elliott Hughes, who posted on the issue. According to him, the issue was spotted and fixed way too late for a hotfix, so we'll have to wait for the next Play Services update, which will be coming (probably early) in 2018.

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10 Comments

1. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

This is google's android update strategy.....lol Pathetic and amusing at the same time.

2. lyndon420

Posts: 6737; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Why are you here? Are you trying to be amusing or pathetic??

8. sissy246

Posts: 7078; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He is as pathetic as they come.

4. dazed1

Posts: 793; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

shut your mouth iTard

5. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

If brain cells were currency, you wouldn't have enough to pay attention.

3. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Can this not be fixed with the monthly security update?

6. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I see Android trolls consistently taken care off by the moderation enforcement on this site, but the Apple ones are always allowed to run amuck

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4110; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

What devices is this an issue on? Pure android skins? Never had an issue with Samsung with this

9. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

Pixel and Nexus. Read the same artical on Androidpolice.

10. harsh_732006

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I have a oneplus 3 and having the same exact issue, my system update button shows that my phone is up to date but there is an 1.6 gb android oreo update already out for my phone.

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