Update Android apps

How to Update Apps on Android

Keep your favorite apps up to date.
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Most Android apps can be set to update automatically. If you need to manually update an app, you have a couple of options. Apps can be updated through the Google Play store or within a specific application.

Be sure your Android device is connected to WiFi before starting an update.

1

Google Play store

The easiest way to update your apps is through the Google Play store. Open the Play Store app.

2

Google Play My Apps & Games

Open the main menu by tapping the menu icon in the upper left corner - the icon looks like three horizontal lines. Choose My apps & games.

3

Google Play App Update

This screen will list all of your installed applications. Select the app you want to update. Choose Update.

4

Google Play update all apps

You can also use this screen to update all of your apps at once. Choose Update all at the top of the screen.

5

Alternately, some apps include an update option within the app. Open the application you want to update. Look for a menu and see if you can find an option to update.

6

Android Automatically Update Apps

You also have the option to set your apps to automatically update. To do this: 1. Open the Play Store app. 2. Under the main menu choose Settings 3. Go to Auto-update apps

You will have the option to update apps using WiFi only or with mobile data too.