Easy Ways to Update Play Store to Latest Version

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 Play Store is frequently updated by Google to fix bugs and add new features. Recently, it released a new update. However, not everyone has received it yet. This is very common in the Play Store as it cannot be updated like other apps in the Store. Anyway, it is very possible to force the Google Play Store app update on Android. Below we have mentioned some quick and easy ways to update Play Store.


Manually Update Play Store to Latest Version


Manually Update Play Store to Latest Version

You may want to update Play Store to the latest version for various reasons - maybe you want the new user interface, or the current version has bugs. Whatever the reason, you can always update the Play Store manually on your mobile.


Below we have mentioned three useful methods, including updating the Play Store from within the app, forcing it to update automatically, and uploading the updated APK file.


1. Update through Play Store settings


1. Update through Play Store settings

The Play Store does not allow you to update the same as other apps. However, it does have an option to check for hidden updates in the Play Store settings.


1.   Launch Play Store on your Android phone.

2.   Open the menu and select Settings.

3.   Then, click on About.

4.   Then, click on the Play Store version.

5.   Users on the old user interface can directly open Settings and search for the Play Store version.


If an update is available, the Play Store will start the update automatically. However, if there is none, you will see a pop-up saying “Google Play Store is up to date”.


2. Clear Play Store Data


2. Clear Play Store Data

Play store usually updates on its own. However, if it doesn't update automatically despite connecting to a strong WiFi network, you can try clearing its data to force an update check.


1.   Open settings on your mobile.

2.   Go to the All Apps section.

3.   Here, look for the play store. Tap on it.

4.   Click on storage and clear  data or storage.

5.   Click ok to confirm.

6.   Now, restart your mobile and wait for the Play Store to update automatically.


3. Install Play Store Update APK


If nothing works, you can download and install the latest APK update for Google Play Store manually on your phone. Follow the detailed guide below.


Step 1: Download Play Store APK File


Open the browser on your mobile.

Head over to the APKMirror website.

Scroll down and download the latest version from the Play Store.

Make sure to download the app compatible with your phone.


Step 2: Allow Permission to Install the Apps from Unknown Source


If you have never downloaded an APK on your phone yet, you will see a popup asking to enable Unknown Sources. Don't worry; It is a precautionary security measure that Android follows by default. Allow permission to install the apps for your browser.


Step 3- Install APK to Update Play Store


Tap on the downloaded APK file. Then, click Install and wait for the installation to finish. On some phones, the browser might say, "The file cannot be opened." In this case, open the file manager, go to the Downloads folder, and then install the APK. The Play Store will now be successfully updated on your phone.



These were some of the easy ways to update Play Store to the latest version on Android. I hope you are now able to install the latest Play Store update on your device manually.



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