If you are confused about how to update your Raspberry Pi this article will be helpful for you. Raspberry Pi is one hell of a device used by many users, though the update process is not similar to the likes of Windows or macOS and is pretty straightforward.
Raspberry Pi offers you an affordable and portable computer almost the size of a credit card. You can easily plug it into standard computer monitors and TVs and is also compatible with a keyboard and mouse.
The computing world was taken by storm with the entry of the Raspberry Pi in 2012. According to the Borgen Project, the original thought behind the Raspberry Pi, a single-board computer(SBC) was to provide students, especially from developing countries a cost-effective option to learn more about computers and how to program.
You can use the SBCs in robotics, for programming, such as microcontrollers, home computers, and much more. The device is now also used in many industries as it offers low power consumption, powerful performance, and most important is cost effective. Though to keep it all running you need to keep the device updated to avoid any critical hardware errors and optimize its performance.
We bring you this guide which will help you update your Raspberry Pi
How To Update Your Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi runs on Raspberry Pi OS, which is based on Debian Linux. Like many other software updates, Raspberry Pi updates also bring in security fixes that help protect your device and data. Since Raspberry Pi OS is based on Linux, you can easily update the system using the Terminal, unlike Windows or macOS can be updated using the graphical user interface.
Once you run a few commands mentioned on the Raspberry Pi website you get updated to the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS. Before you start to follow the steps mentioned on the website, open a Terminal window and type “sudo apt update”. This will retrieve a list of available updates, then type “sudo apt full-upgrade” to download and install all of the updates.
You can clean up the downloaded packages once the update process is over, “type sudo apt clean” or “sudo apt-get clean” in case you are using an older version of the OS.
The “full-upgrades” command should work in most cases rather than the basic “upgrade” command. It ensures all the required dependencies are downloaded and installed, unlike the basic “upgrade.”
This will quickly get your Raspberry Pi updated easy peasy.