TC Teaches: How to find out the version and update the Android Play Store

If you’ve been following us for a while, then you probably already know that in addition to keeping you informed, we’re always trying to add more knowledge to your daily life, with tips and tutorials so you can get the most out of your devices and apps.

Today, continuing this routine, we present another tip; this time for Android users! Learn below how to see the installed version of the app store – the Play Store – of the little robot system and, if necessary, how to update it manually.

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How to Update Google Play Store on Android

Despite supporting other stores, the most used platform on Android for downloading apps is Google’s Play Store; which in the overwhelming majority of cases, is already installed in the devices from the factory.

But did you know that in addition to providing the download of new applications and managing the update of all of them on your smartphone or tablet, the Play Store also needs an update?

Generally, this store update process is done automatically, by the system itself. However, it can sometimes crash, causing a chain reaction of bugs in your applications.

With that, check out in the short sequence below how to check the current version of the store installed on your smartphone or tablet and, if necessary, how to update it manually.

  • With your Android device in hand, open the Play Store;
  • Now, tap on your profile picture located at the top of the screen;
  • In the new menu, tap “settings”.

  • On the new screen, tap “About“;
  • In “Play Store version”, tap “Update Play Store“;
    • The installed version from the Play Store will be under “Version:..”.
  • You will receive a message informing you if the Play Store is up to date. Tap “OK”. If an update is available, the download and installation will be done automatically.

There, you learned how to check the installed version and how to manually update the Play Store on your device! As said, normally this process is done automatically, by the device itself, however, some configuration may be preventing the process from being carried out.

Just in case, make sure that automatic app update is enabled on your device. For that, check out the step-by-step guide below.

  • With the Play Store open on your device, tap on your profile picture and select the option to “settings“;
  • On the new screen, tap “network preferences“;
  • Tap “Update apps automatically” and, in the new menu, choose whether to update only via Wi-Fi or also via mobile networks;
  • Tap “Concluded“.

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