Update downloaded apps

You can choose to update your Android device's apps individually or allow them to be updated automatically.

Update apps individually

On your mobile device
  1. Open the Google Play Store app Google Play Store.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Google Play Store Menu Icon > My Apps.
    • Apps with available updates are labeled "Update."
  3. Select individual apps and touch Update.

Tip: In some cases, you may need to restart your device to update an app.

On Android TV

Many apps will automatically update on Android TV. If you see an app in the "Updates" section of the Play Store, you need to individually approve that update.

  1. Open the Google Play Store app Google Play Store.
  2. Move to the right on the "Updates" row to see apps with available updates.
  3. Select individual apps and touch Update.

Set up automatic updates on your mobile device

  1. Open the Google Play Store app Google Play Store.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Google Play Store Menu Icon > My Apps.
    • Apps with available updates are labeled "Update."
  3. Select the app you want to update.
  4. Touch Menu Menu and check the box next to "Auto-update."
    • When the Auto-update box is selected, the app will update automatically when updates are available.
    • To turn off automatic updates and manually approve updates, uncheck the box next to "Auto-update."
Set up automatic updates over Wi-Fi only

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 app Google Play Store.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Google Play Store Menu 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 going to your device's main Settings menu > Wi-Fi.