How to update your Google Play Store app without sideloading like a savage
Oh, Google. You and your little tricks. Dunno how old this is (Update: Ah, since March or so. Cool.), but apparently there's a neat little trick to forcing your Google Play Store app to check for an update. No installing apk files from who knows where. No waiting like a peasant.
Just a couple taps of a button.
Are you ready? Here it is.
- Open the settings menu in the Google Play Store app.
- Scroll all the way down.
- Tap on the Build Version section.
How about that.
We presume there's a little more back-end magic to it, but whatever. We now have a "check for updates" button, and we're going to mash the hell out of it.
Props to +Phil Edge for pointing it out and for having an awesome name. And props to +Russell Holly for the act of headline savagery. And props to Google for remembering to have fun with its operating system.
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I'll try again next update and test.
http://www.androidcentral.com/google-play-store-4616-now-rolling-out-new... Whats funny is that since that time i have been sideloading apks completely forgetting that this existed.
Shared from my HTC One
But it keeps saying its up to date
There is nothing to worry... You can still download the latest version of Google Play Store and install it manually. You can check this blog - http://justclickin.com/install-google-play-store-manually/ with details on downloading and installing it.
Do let me know if you have any query about the same.
EDIT: apparently I didn't notice that this article itself is one year old… SORRY :D (but in 5.3 it still doesn't seem to work…)
I recently down loaded an APK with the latest update and the app was VERY slow, I suspect it's because I'm still on Android 5.02.
I reloaded the Play store and needed to confirm if it was the latest version.
What should i do??
Clicking on the build number tells me mine is up to date,
But when I try to do anything that requires Google Play Store it tells me I can't because Play Store is outdated... Should we all get iPhones instead?