What to do When Your Android Tablet is Non Compatible with Google Meet

What to do When Your Android Tablet is Non Compatible with Google Meet

Google Meet is one of the best free video conferencing services around. There’s a high chance you’ve found out about Meet through your school or workplace, because the app was designed primarily with students and employees in mind. Meet is in fact incredibly useful when it comes to online communication among many users at once via video calls, but also for sharing any type of file among users through the chat feature. Not only that, since there’s also a presentation option that allows participants to share their device’s screen to make presentations, and a whiteboarding feature that can be used to make sketches.

There are three ways in which you can start or join a Google Meet video conference:

– install the Google Meet app on your device

– go to Google Meet’s address by using a web browser (here)

– access Google Meet through your Gmail account

In this article we’re going to focus on the first method, because sometimes, when trying to install the Meet app on your device, you might run into compatibility issues. Let’s see what we can do to fix them!

How to view your tablet’s current Android version

Let’s say you’re using an Android tablet. When you go to the Play Store to download Meet, you may not be able to do so because the phrase “Google Meet is not compatible with this device” appears. Non compatible usually means that the Android version currently in use on your tablet is obsolete. The solution to this problem is simply updating your device’s OS. If you want to check your tablet’s current Android version, follow these steps:

– go to the Settings app on your tablet

– look for the About tablet section

– here, tap Software information



– now you can view which Android version is currently installed on your device



Updating your tablet’s obsolete Android version is essential for meeting Google Meet’s minimum system requirements. We talked about those in this article a while ago: Google Meet requires Android 6.0 version and up. Technically, it also works with Android 5.0 and above, but with this version you won’t be able to participate in video calls. So, we recommend you update your tablet’s – or any other device’s – system in order to make Meet work properly. Google Meet updates, as for any other app, are very important because they help improve the app’s performance overall, by, for instance, solving bug-related issues and making the app operate faster.

Check wether manual or automatic updates are on

Note that if your tablet doesn’t update automatically, you’re most likely going to encounter this compatibility problem. When you enable manual updates, you’re in charge of updating your device’s system when the time comes, so you shouldn’t forget about this. Here’s how you can check if automatic updates are enabled on your tablet:

– go to the Settings app on your tablet

– then tap Software update



– here you’ll find out if your system updates manually or automatically

If manual updates are enabled and there are new updates available, proceed with updating your tablet. This should make it fit for the installation of the Google Meet app.


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