This post describes how to update each Android app individually as well as how to update them all with a single tap. In order to steer clear of these paths going forward, it also explains how to set up automated app updates.
Although these instructions are intended for Android 13, they also apply to earlier Android versions.
How Can I Update My Android Apps?
You have the option to update every Android app at once or to manually install updates one by one. In any case, go to the Play Store to get started.
- Once the Play Store is open, tap the profile picture in the upper right corner.
- Select Device & App Management.
- Hold To view the pending downloads, see details.
- Select Update next to each app to update it individually, or tap Update All to update all of your Android apps at once.
How to Set Up Automatic Android App Updates?
You may program your phone to install app updates automatically as soon as they become available if you prefer that your apps always have the most recent versions. This can be done for each of your apps separately or on a worldwide scale.
Auto-Update All Apps
- The ability to enable automatic app updates can be found in the Play Store settings.
- To access the menu, tap your profile image in the upper right corner of the Play Store.
- Select Settings.
- Select the Network option.
- Go to Apps > Auto-update.
- Select between updating over Wi-Fi exclusively or over any network.
- To save, tap DONE.
Auto-Update Specific Apps Only
Every app in the Play Store has the ability to update automatically, allowing you to select which apps you want updated automatically and which ones you want to update manually.
Open the app’s Play Store page to accomplish this (simply search for the app to discover it). You should see an Uninstall option and an Open or Play button to verify that you are on the correct screen. Then, select Enable auto update and Turn on after tapping the three-dot menu in the top-right corner.
The Play Store is where most people download their apps, and it’s also where you go to update them. Updating those programs is a little different on Android, though, since it also allows installing apps from outside the official app store (through an APK file).
Updating an app installed through an APK file is best done by first removing the program and then installing the new APK file. As APK files are available everywhere, we are unable to suggest a particular download site. Download the most recent version of the software from the developer, for instance, if they are asking you to test it.
Nonetheless, there are third-party app shops that resemble the Play Store; a few examples are Aptoide, F-Droid, and APKPure. To download and install updates for the apps you installed in those marketplaces, those apps come with an updater integrated right in.