How to Update Apps on Android

How to Update Apps on Android

How to Update Apps on Android

Apps can be updated automatically, or you can manually select which ones to update

Open the Play Store and then tap your profile picture to update apps manually or set automatic updates.

Manual update:

Manage apps and devices > View details and then Update all or Update and select.

Automatically: Select Via any network or Wi-Fi exclusively under Settings > Network Preferences > Update apps automatically.

In this article, we’ll go through how to update one app at a time as well as all Android apps with a single tap. In order to prevent these reminders in the future, it also explains how to set up automated app upgrades. Although prior versions of Android function similarly, these instructions are particular to Android 13.

How to Update Apps on Android

You can manually install each update for each Android app or update all apps at once. Do it on the Play Store in any case.

Tap your profile image in the top right of the Play Store after opening it.

Select Manage apps and devices.

If you see a View recent updates link instead, the Play Store thinks everything is up to date. Select All apps up to date (not visible above) to begin a manual check, and then click Check for updates.

Update all of your Android apps at once by tapping Update All, or update a single app by selecting Update next to it.

 When the update starts, a status message will appear for each app, changing from Waiting to Installing, and then disappearing from the list entirely

How to configure Android to update apps automatically

You may arrange for your phone to automatically install app updates as soon as they become available if you want your apps to always be up to date. For all of your apps, you can do this worldwide, or you can do it individually for each app.

Update every app automatically

A setting for enabling automatic app updates can be found in the Play Store’s settings.

To access the menu, tap your profile image in the top right corner of the Play Store.

Select Settings.

Tap Network Preferences.

Select Automatically update apps.

Click DONE to save.

Automatically update only specific apps

The Play Store includes an auto-update option for each individual app, so you can choose which ones you want to update automatically, while other apps can still be updated manually.

To do this, open the application page in the Play Store (just search for the application and find it). To confirm you’re on the right screen, you should see a button labeled Uninstall and another labeled Open or Play. From there, tap on the three-dot menu in the upper-right corner, then select Enable auto-update, then On.

Updating apps that are not installed through the Play Store

If you download your apps through the Play Store (which most people do), then it’s also possible to update those apps. However, Android also allows for the installation of apps through APK files outside of the official app store, thus updating those apps is a little different.

It is best to first remove the app before installing the updated APK file in order to update an app that was installed using an APK file. We can’t suggest a single download center because APK files are available everywhere. For instance, if the app’s developer insists that you test it, obtain the most recent version from them.APKPure, F-Droid, and Aptoide are a few examples of third-party app shops that are comparable to the Play Store.

These apps have a built-in updater to download and install new versions of apps you have installed from these stores.

Some of these unofficial app stores even allow you to “upgrade” an app to an older version. If the newly updated app has too many unsolved bugs or has removed features you liked in the earlier version, you can downgrade the app.

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