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How To Update Apps On Android?

You have the facility to update apps on your Android device, either manually or automatically. A lot of people are not aware of the fact that you can control the frequency of updates on your Android device.

Update apps on Android device automatically:

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  • First, on the Android device, open the Google Play Store app.
  • Next, go to the top-left corner of your screen and tap the three horizontal lines.
  • On the screen that appears next, tap the Settings option.
  • Now, tap the Auto-update apps option.
  • A pop-up window will now appear on the screen. In this window, below the Auto-update apps title, you will see the following three options:
  • Over any network
  • Over Wi-Fi only
  • Don’t auto-update apps
  • After you select any one of the above options, tap the Done button.
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Update apps on Android device manually

  • First, on your Android device, open the Google Play Store.
  • Next, go to the top-left corner of your screen and tap the three horizontal lines.
  • Now, tap the My apps & games option.
  • To start with all of your pending updates, go to the Updates tab and choose the Update all option.
  • By tapping this option, you will be updating all of your apps at once.
  • To update each of the apps manually, you need to individually tap on the app that you wish to update.
  • After tapping a particular app, go to the top-right corner of your screen. Then, tap the three vertical dots provided here.
  • The apps that have been set to auto-update will be having a green box along with a checkmark beside the Enable auto-update option.
  • In case the app has not been set to auto-update, the box next to that app will be in gray or white. And, it will not have a checkmark. But, you have the choice to change this setting by tapping on the box.
  • Finally, click the Update button.

We have now seen two methods to update the apps on your Android device. And, these two methods were updating the apps automatically and manually.

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