How to update Play Store and Galaxy Store apps on your Galaxy phone

Last Update date : Dec 22. 2021

Your Galaxy phone comes with Google Play Store and Galaxy Store, where you can download various apps. You can choose to update your apps automatically or manually. Updating apps gives you access to the latest features and improves app security and stability. Follow the guide below to keep your apps up to date.


Before you try the recommendations below, be sure to check if your device's software and related apps are updated to the latest version. To update your mobile device's software, follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to Settings > Software update.

Step 2. Tap on Download and install.

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Always keeping your apps up to date is a way to maximize their performance. Follow the steps below to update apps individually or all at once using the Google Play Store app.


  • When some apps are updated, they may require new permissions. You may get a notification prompting you to accept the new permissions.
  • After updating your app, you may need to restart your phone.
  • If you want to search for a specific app, tap Manage app & devices, then tap Manage. If an update for the app is available, an Update button will appear on the app’s Details page.

Enable Auto-update to automatically update apps downloaded from the Play Store. Updates are installed automatically by the Play Store, so you can always keep your apps up to date without having to do it yourself. Follow the steps below to use the Auto-Update feature.

  • Choose Over any network to update apps using either Wi-Fi or mobile data.
  • Choose Over Wi-Fi only to update apps only when connected to Wi-Fi.


If an account on your phone has a sign-in error, apps may not update automatically.

The Galaxy Store has dedicated apps for Galaxy devices. These apps should be updated separately from apps downloaded from the Play Store. Follow the steps below to update Galaxy Store apps.

Step 1. Launch the Galaxy Store app, and then tap the Menu icon (the three horizontal lines) at the bottom right.

Step 2. Tap Updates

Step 3. You can either tap the circular arrow next to individual apps to update one at a time or tap Update all to install all available updates. 

Apps downloaded from the Galaxy Store also have an auto-update feature to automatically keep them up to date. Follow the steps below to turn on automatic updates in the Galaxy Store.

If you need to restore to a previous version, you can also uninstall updates to revert to a previous version.


Device screenshots and menus may vary depending on the device model and software version.

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