Do you have an Android smartphone? You may have downloaded apps, a few or tons of them. Do you know that it is best for you and your devices to have updated versions of all the apps? Well, now maybe you are thinking how to Update Android Apps and keep up-to-date apps & how to get it?

First thing first, Apps are updated for many good reasons. By updating android apps, you actually have up-to-date versions of all the apps. You can enjoy all the new features, if added any, to save your device from pesky bugs or maybe the new Features or the UI of the app. On one hand or the other, it is must have to update the apps for security reasons.

Apps can be updated by two ways:

  • Automatically
  •  Manually

Both of above-said methods have their own benefits.

If you are not super conscious about stuff, you can set options update all apps automatically. On the other hand, you may have installed some apps, that you do not want to update or maybe you want to keep things more in your hands and manually check and investigate about updates before updating your current app. You can set the update of apps as manual.

How to Update Android Apps Automatically:

If you are not so conscious to see everything that is going on behind the scene. Then you can select Update Android Apps Automatically. You can do this thing from the settings in your Play store.

How to Update Android Apps Automatically


  • Open Play Store on Android device.


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  • Tap the three horizontal lines on the top-left. A menu will appear from the left.


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  • Now scroll down and tap on settings.


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  • In setting, under Label General, tap on“Auto-update apps.”


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  • A new dialogue box will open. This box has three options.


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  1. Do not auto-update the apps
  2. Auto-update apps at any time. Data charges may apply.
  3. Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only.
  • From above options, choose the option that suits you.


    I would like to recommend choose “Auto Update apps over WiFi Only ” 

    Do not select update on any connection as it may cost by using a lot of data.

See how simple it was. Now sit back and relax, your smartphone is smart enough to know, what it has to do.

There are many apps, in which updates come with some new requirements. You have to approve for updates. The app may need new permission, so they will never update automatically. You need to check the box with “Notifications”. This action will give you notification about all those updates that need your approval due to new permission.

As I discussed before updating the Apps will get new versions of the Apps for your Android device with some new exciting features and security checks.

How to Update Android apps manually:

There are many people here who are much more careful when it comes to their smartphones. With this small device, we can be vulnerable to many threats too, and apart from that some people want to know more, what the Android smartphone is updating, what are features etc. Or even if you want to check the reviews of other people about the updates, you can set manual updating for the apps through Play Store.

Android smartphones give value to your choice and it is super easy to manually update the apps.

Update Android apps manually:

  • Open Google Play.


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  • Tap the three horizontal lines on the top-left. A menu will appear from the left.

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  • scroll down and tap on the settings now.


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  • Tap on“Auto-update apps.”

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  • Tap on Do not auto-update apps

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I hope now you know what you have to do to update Android apps on your device automatically and Manually. Now If you want to Turn on or Off Updates.

How to Turn On or Off  Android Apps updates

To turn updates on or off Android Apps updates

Follow these steps:

  • Open Google Play.
  • Tap on the three horizontal lines on the top-left.
  • Click Settings.
  • Tap Auto-update apps.
  • To disable automatic app updates, select Do not auto-update apps.
  • If you want to instead auto-update apps only when you’re connected to a WiFi network, tap Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only in the same pop-up.

Android also lets you choose which apps you want to update automatically.

  • To turn on auto-update for any app, go to the app page in the Google Play app.
  • Tap the three vertical dots in the top right.
  • Check Auto-update.

This way, you can disable automatic updates and still keep chosen apps ready with the latest versions.

Is there anything you want to know about updating the apps, just leave a comment below. I hope this post was helpful for you.