Update Play Store and Galaxy Store apps on your Galaxy phone

Last Update date : Dec 11. 2021
Update Play Store and Galaxy Store apps on your Galaxy phone

Sometimes app developers will release updates to fix bugs, make improvements, or just give a general tune-up. Keeping your apps updated is the best way to make sure you always have the latest features and the best performance. You do not have to worry about keeping track of updates for every single app on your phone, however. You can turn on auto-updates and let it do it for you.

Note: Information provided applies to devices sold in Canada. Available screens and settings may vary for smartphones sold in other countries.

Update Play Store apps

The Play Store is like a supermarket for apps; you can find all apps developed and published through Google.

Open the Play Store, tap your profile picture (at the top of the screen), and then tap Manage apps & device. Tap Updates available to see what apps need updates.

Update Play Store apps

From here, you can either tap Update next to individual apps, or tap Update all to install all available updates.

Note: Google experienced an issue impacting Android devices based on a recent update to the Android System WebView and Chrome app (March 2021), and has already released an update to resolve this issue. If you are still experiencing issues please update the System WebView and Chrome app in the Play Store. For more information, visit Google support.

TIPS

In some rare cases in Android 10 or 11, a manual update may fail to complete. Here are additional steps you can take to resolve the issue:

Open Settings on your phone. Tap Apps, and then tap Google Play Store. Tap Storage, and then tap Clear data. Read the information, and then tap OK.

Note: Doing this will clear some of your Play Store settings like parental controls, auto-update preferences, etc. Please recheck these settings after following these steps.

TIPS TIPS
Update apps from the Galaxy Store

Galaxy Apps has exclusive content made just for Samsung devices. You will need to update these apps separately from your Play Store apps.

Open Galaxy Store, tap the Menu icon (the three horizontal lines), in the upper left corner, and then tap Updates. From here, you can either tap the circling arrow next to individual apps to update one at a time.

Update apps from the Galaxy Store

Note: Tap Update all to install all available updates.

Turn on automatic updates in the Galaxy Store

When apps update automatically, you will not have to give updating them a second thought. Follow these steps to turn on Auto Updates in the Galaxy Store:

Open Galaxy Store, and then tap the Menu icon (the three horizontal lines), in the upper left corner. Tap the Settings icon (it looks like a gear), and then tap Auto update apps.

Turn on automatic updates in the Galaxy Store

Select your desired setting.

Turn on Auto Update in Play Store

Let the Play Store take care of updates automatically so you do not have to worry about it.

Open the Play Store, and then tap your profile picture (at the top of the screen). Tap Settings, and then tap Network preferences. Tap Auto-update apps.

Turn on Auto Update in Play Store

Select your desired setting.

Uninstall app updates

If an app updates, but you like the old version better, you can uninstall the update to go back to the previous version.

Uninstall app updates

Navigate to Settings, and then tap Apps. Find and tap the app you want to roll back, and then tap the More options icon in the upper right corner. Tap Uninstall updates.

Note: This option is only available for some preinstalled apps.

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