If you’ve been using Android for a while, you will know how important and useful the Google Play Store is. This platform has been home to millions of apps for different categories, keeping users engaged and entertained in their spare time. Even though there are other third-party app stores available, the stock Google Play Store remains one of the most widely used digital marketplaces.

That being said, it’s also one of the most important applications on your device as well. The app is responsible for downloading and updating all of your apps from Google’s servers so that you don’t have to do anything once they’re installed on your phone or tablet. If you’ve noticed that your current version of the Google Play Store is outdated and needs an update, here are some simple ways to update it on your Android device.

Check for Google Play Store updates

If you’ve been using the same version of the Google Play Store for months, you might want to check and see if there is a new version available. If there is, you can update the app and get the latest version, which could include new features or bug fixes. If you want to check for Google Play Store updates, go to your device’s “Settings” menu, then go to “Apps”.

Once in the “Apps” menu, look for the Google Play Store app. Select the “Google Play Store” app and then select “Open”. Next, select the “My apps” tab and find the Google Play Store app. If there is an update available for the Google Play Store, it will be listed in red text, alongside the update’s release date. If there is no update available for the Google Play Store, you will see “Google Play Store” in yellow text, with the current version listed below it.

Check for Google Services updates

If you’ve used the same version of Google Services for months and you want to check for Google Services updates, follow the same steps used to check for Google Play Store updates. Once you’re in the “Google Play Store” app, select the “My apps” tab and find the Google Services app. If there is an update available for Google Services, it will also be listed in red text. If there is no update available for Google Services, you will see “Google Services” in yellow text, with the current version listed below it.

Check for Google Framework updates

If you’ve used the same version of Google Framework for months, you might want to check and see if there is a new version available. If there is, you can update the app and get the latest version, which could include new features or bug fixes. Follow the same steps used to check for Google Play Store and Google Services updates. Once you’re in the Google Play Store app, select the “My apps” tab and find the Google Framework app. If there is an update available for Google Framework, it will also be listed in red text. If there is no update available for Google Framework, you will see “Google Framework” in yellow text, with the current version listed below it.

Update via Google Play Store

If you are sure that you want to update the Google Play Store app, you can do so from inside the app itself. Open the Google Play Store app and select the “Menu” button. Then, select the “My apps” tab and find the Google Play Store app. Select the “Update” button that appears next to the Google Play Store app, then select “Update” again to confirm the update. If the Google Play Store app does not offer an option for updating the app, it means that you will have to download the latest APK and install it manually.

Download the latest APK from APKMirror

If you want to update the Google Play Store app to the latest version, you will need to download the latest APK from APKMirror. Open the APKMirror website, enter the name of the app that you want to download, then select the version of the app that you want to download. Once APKMirror loads the app’s page, tap the “APK” button in the top-right corner of the screen. Select the “Download” button that’s next to the greyed-out “Latest version” text, then select the “Download” button in the confirmation prompt. Once the download has finished, open the “Downloads” folder on your Android device, then select the “Google-Play-Store.apk” file.

Select “Install” from the “Select an app to open” prompt, then select “Accept” from the “Install apps” confirmation prompt. Select “Open” from the “Google Play Store” app confirmation prompt and the app will start downloading and installing the latest version. Once the download and installation are finished, open the “Google Play Store” app to see if there are any new features or changes.

Conclusion

There are a lot of reasons why you may want to update the Google Play Store. You may have been using the same version for months and want to get the latest version with bug fixes or new features. You may also want to update the Google Play Store because you’ve noticed that the app isn’t working as it should. Whatever the reason and whichever method you decide to use, updating the Google Play Store is a quick and easy task that can be completed in a matter of minutes.