How to update Apps for an Android Phone

Learn how to update Apps for an Android Phone

How to update Android apps automatically

To automatically update apps on your Android device:

  1. Open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Tap User Icon > Settings.
  3. Tap Network preferences > Auto-update apps.
  4. Select an option:
    • Auto update apps Over any network to update apps using either Wi-Fi or mobile data.
    • Auto update apps Over Wi-Fi only to update apps only when connected to Wi-Fi.

Note: If an account on your device has a sign-in error, apps may not update automatically. 

Update Android apps automatically

To set up updates for individual apps on your device:

  1. Open the Google Play Store app Play Store.
  2. Tap User Icon > Manage apps & device.
  3. Select the app you want to update.
  4. Tap More More.
  5. Check the box next to "Auto-update."

The app will update automatically when updates are available. To turn off automatic updates, uncheck the box.

Update Android apps manually

To update apps individually or in bulk using the Google Play Store app on your mobile device:

  1. Open the Google Play Store app  Play Store.
  2. Tap User icon > Manage apps & device.
  3. Apps with an update available are labelled "Updates available"
  4. Tap Update All to update all apps. 
  5. For individual apps, find the specific app you want to update and tap Update.

Note: Some apps require new permissions when they are updated. You may see a notification asking if you accept the new permissions.

Tip: In some cases, you may need to restart your device to update an app.


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