Update apps on your device

You can update apps or allow apps to be updated automatically on your Android device.

  1. Open the Google Play Store Google Play Store app.
  2. Touch the Google Play Store Play Store icon > My Apps to view your downloaded apps. Apps with available updates are labeled "Update."
  3. Select individual apps to update or touch Update all to download all available updates.

Automatically update apps

  1. Open the Google Play Store Google Play Store app.
  2. Touch the Google Play Store Play Store icon > My Apps to view your downloaded apps. Apps with available updates are labeled "Update."
  3. Select the app you want to update.
  4. Touch Menu > Auto-update (depending on your device, your Menu icon may look different).
    • When the Auto-update box is selected, the app will update automatically when updates are available.

Automatically update apps using Wi-Fi only (not using 3G/4G)

If you have a mobile data (3G/4G) plan, you can choose to automatically update apps over Wi-Fi only. Updating apps on Wi-Fi can help lower your mobile data usage on your device.

  1. Open the Google Play Store Google Play Store app.
  2. Touch the Google Play Store Play Store icon > Settings.
  3. Under "General," select Auto-update apps.
  4. Select Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only.
Make sure your device is set up to use a Wi-Fi connection by visiting Settings > Wi-Fi on your device.

On My Apps, you can also touch "Update All" to download available updates for apps that you’ve downloaded. If prompted when downloading an app, you can also select OK to update an app automatically when on Wi-Fi.

Don't see Google Play on your device? Visit our list of supported devices.