How To Check For And Apply An OTA Update

What's An OTA Update?

Beyond the regular updates for our TextNow app, available in the Play Store on your device, there are also over-the-air (or OTA) updates that can be available for your device.

How Do I Check And Apply An OTA Update?

Downloading an OTA update will differ slightly based on your device: 

If you have a Sharp device:

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Scroll to and tap System Updates.
  3. Tap Update Sharp software.
  4. Tap Software update.
  5. Tap Yes.

If you have a Samsung device:

  1. Go to the Settings app
  2. Go to System Update
  3. Go to Update Samsung Software

If you have a Motorola device

  1. Go to the Settings app
  2. Go to System Update
  3. Go to Update Motorola Software

If you have a LG device

  1. Go to the Settings app
  2. Go to System Update
  3. Go to Update LG Software

If you have a Nexus 5

  1. Go to the Settings app
  2. Go to About Phone
  3. Go to Update
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    Dannyal Miller

    Need to know how to change numbers

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    Erin TextNow Support

    Hi Dannyal,

    You can change your number through your TextNow account directly. Take a look at our support article here for more details!

    Edited by Erin TextNow Support