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Android [General] - How to update apps

Author: Robert Taylor Reference Number: AA-00566 Views: 154 Created: 2018-07-24 08:33 Last Updated: 2018-07-24 08:51 0 Rating/ Voters

Usually, your Android device will be set to automatically update apps which are installed on your device.

This may have been turned off at some point, or perhaps you do not want automatic updates to occur.

NOTE

It is recommended to keep all your apps up to do date. App developers might add new features, or have to make changes to the app as the Android environment changes.

It is in your best interests to keep your apps, AND the Android operating system on your device up to date. This article does not cover Android updates, as there are so many device specific variations on the process. The best bet would be to use Google Search to find information on your specific device.

Google Play icon

To perform updates on your Android device, tap the Google Play app icon.

The App Store may open on the Updates panel. If it doesn't, tap the menu button at upper-left (as shown at 1 below), then tap My apps & games, and you should see a screen similar to that shown below.

App Store screen

You can tap individual UPDATE buttons to update apps one at a time, or tap the UPDATE ALL button (as shown at 2 above) to perform all pending updates in turn.

Once you tap the UPDATE ALL button, all updates will be downloaded in turn and the updates performed without any further action, as shown below.

Updates being processed


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