Questions on software

in KBC Touch

Questions on software

in KBC Touch

Which software do I need on my computer or tablet?

Laptop or PC

Windows Mac   
Windows 7 or higher Mac OS X versions 10.8 or higher

Internet Explorer 11(1) or higher

Firefox and Google Chrome: latest version

Safari: latest version

Tablets

iOS Android
minimum iOS 7.1 Minimum Android version 4.x  

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How to see what software or browser is installed on your laptop or computer

Software (version)

If you've got Windows on your computer.

Go to the Windows 'Start' button and search for 'winver'. If you click on the search result, a pop-up window will automatically appear with information on your laptop or computer's operating system.

If you've got a Macbook.

Click the Apple logo top right on your desktop and choose 'About this Mac'. A pop-up window will automatically appear showing the version of your Mac's software.

Browser (version)

Internet Explorer: open Internet Explorer and click the 'Extra' button top right (shown as a cogwheel). Click 'About Internet Explorer’.

Firefox: open Firefox and click the menu button at the top. The menu button has three horizontal lines. Select 'Help' and click 'About Firefox'.

Google Chrome: open Google Chrome and click the icon with the three horizontal lines top right. Select 'About Google Chrome’.

Safari: open your browser, click ‘Safari’ at the top and select ‘About Safari’.

How to check which software version is installed on your tablet

Software on your Android tablet:

  1. Tap the 'Settings' icon.
  2. Select 'General' (usually at the top of your screen).
  3. On the left-hand side, you'll see the 'Device manager' menu. Tap 'Device info'.
  4. Now you can check what version of Android you have on your tablet.

Software on your iPad:

  1. Tap the 'Settings' icon.
  2. Select 'General' in the menu on the left-hand side.
  3. Choose 'Info'.
  4. Now you can see what iOS version you have on your iPad.

How to update the browser on your computer or laptop

Windows updates also automatically include updates of Internet Explorer. The same goes for Safari: each update you do on a Macbook will also upgrade Safari. If you want the latest version of Firefox or Google Chrome, the fastest, easiest way is to just reinstall the browser.

How to upgrade your tablet software

If you've got an Android tablet:

  1. Tap the 'Settings' icon.
  2. Select 'General' (usually at the top of your screen).
  3. On the left-hand side, you'll see the 'Device manager' menu. Choose 'Device info'.
  4. Select 'Software update' at the top to install any available updates, plus you can opt to run future updates automatically.

If you've got an iPad:

  1. Tap the 'Settings' icon.
  2. Select 'General' in the menu on the left-hand side.
  3. Choose 'Software update'.
  4. You can now install all available updates on your iPad.

1 Your browser and document mode settings should not be set to Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9 if you're using Internet Explorer 10 or higher.

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Version date: 29 june 2015