How to Manually Update Apps on Your Android Device

How to Manually Update Apps on Your Android Device

Keeping your apps up to date is essential to ensure they run smoothly and offer the latest features and improvements. If you want to manually update apps on your Android device, follow these straightforward steps:

1. Open the Google Play Store:
   - Find and tap the Google Play Store icon on your Android device. It's a colorful triangle-shaped icon with a play button in the center.

2. Access "My Apps & Games":
   - Once the Google Play Store is open, tap the three horizontal lines located in the upper-left corner of your screen. This will open the menu.

3. Choose "My Apps & Games":
   - In the menu, select "My apps & games." This is where you can manage your app updates.

4. Check for Updates:
   - You will see several tabs, including "Updates." Under the "Updates" tab, you'll find a list of apps that have pending updates. These are the apps that can be updated manually.
   - To update all your pending apps at once, tap "Update all."
   - If you prefer to update apps individually, tap on the specific app you want to update.

5. Update Individual Apps:
   - When you tap on an app, it will open the app's page. In the upper-right corner of the screen, you will see three vertical dots. Tap on these dots to access the app's menu.

6. Adjust Auto-Update Settings (Optional):
   - Within the app's menu, you can check its auto-update settings. Apps set to auto-update will have a green box with a checkmark next to "Enable auto update." If an app is not set to auto-update, the box will be white or gray, with no checkmark.
   - If you wish to change this setting for the selected app, tap on the box. This will allow you to enable or disable auto-updates for that specific app.

7. Confirm Changes:
   - After making any necessary adjustments, tap "Save" or "Confirm" to apply the changes.

Please note that Google Play Store typically checks for app updates once a day, so it may take up to 24 hours for newly available updates to appear in the update queue.

By following these steps, you can easily and manually update your Android apps to enjoy the latest features, improvements, and security patches as they become available.

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