A short guide where you will learn how to update apps on Android (and keep your phone more secure).
One of the very important topics (which also relates to the security of your phone) is keeping the apps you have on your phone always up-to-date.
Today I will show you how to update apps on your Android device (whether it's a tablet or a phone) with the use of the Google Play app.
I assume that you are a regular user of an Android device and you meet the following criteria:
If you meet all of the above criteria, you can move to the next point where I show you exactly what to do to update apps installed on your phone.
Updating apps on Android is actually very easy. In most cases (if you don't change any settings), your phone will automatically update apps installed on it if it's connected to the Internet over Wi-Fi.
Here is all you need to do to make sure apps are up-to-date:
Once the updates have been finished, you will see the list of the apps recently updated under Recently updated and the list of apps which don't need updates under Up to date.
Your phone will by default check for app updates (even when it's connected to a mobile network) and notify you if there are any. Once you connect to a Wi-Fi network, it will install app updates. Here is how you can adjust these settings to your needs:
Open the Play Store and swipe right when in the main screen (the settings menu will appear). This time you need to swipe down and choose Settings.
Click on Auto-update apps under General. You can now choose if you want to update apps at any time (including when you are using a mobile network), over Wi-Fi only or not update them at all (not recommended).
I also suggest you check both fields under Notifications so that you always know when new updates are available or if apps have been updated.
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