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How to Update the Android App

Objective:

  • Get most up-to-date version of the Android app
  • Latest version of the mobile app
  • Use most recent Android app 

Environment:

  • Android

Additional Information:

Updating to the most recent version of the app can resolve discrepancies in the functionality. This is a good step for preliminary troubleshooting. 

Procedure:

Update Android apps automatically

To automatically update apps on your Android device:

  1. Open the Google Play Store app.
  2. Tap Menu (horizontal lines in top left) > Settings.
  3. Tap Auto-update apps.
  4. Select an option:
    • Over any network to update apps using either Wi-Fi or mobile data.
    • 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 individual Android apps automatically

To set up updates for individual apps on your device:

  1. Open the Google Play Store app.
  2. Tap Menu > My apps & games.
  3. Select the app you want to update.
  4. Tap More (three vertical dots in top right).
  5. Tap Enable 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.
  2. Tap Menu > My apps & games.
  3. Games with an update available are labeled "Update." You can also search for a specific game. 
  4. Tap Update.

 

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