How to Force the Phone to Check for Updates via the Dialer

Objective

  • To force the phone to check for updates

Environment

  • Moto E5 Play
  • Moto G4 Play
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Android 8.0 Oreo

Procedure

  1. Open the Phone app
  2. Open the dial pad (if it isn't already open)
  3. Dial *#*#2432546#*#*
  4. The dialer will clear
  5. checkin succeeded notification will appear, indicating the connection was successful
    • The notification doesn't mean an update is available
    • If an update is available, a message will appear with instructions to begin the download

Additional Notes

  • This method is not guaranteed to work, even if your device is slated for an update.
  • This method will not create an update if there is not one available.
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