1. Using Settings Menu

Update Google Play Store App  

Swipe across your home screen or your app drawer to find the “Google Play App” Tap on the app icon to open it.

When the app opens, swipe across the Play Store screen from left to right for a pop-up menu to appear. Alternatively, you can navigate to the top-left corner of the “Google Play” search bar and click on the menu icon resembling this   

Scroll down and tap on the “Settings ” option.

Scroll down to the bottom of your screen and tap on the “About” section. In this section, you should see the version of your Play Store installed in your device. Tap anywhere on the Play Store version to check for update status.

If there is no available update to downloaded, the Google Play app will display a pop-up message that reads, “Google Play Store is up to date.” If there is an update or updates, the Play Store will begin downloading the updates immediately. By completing the steps successfully, your Android device will now be running an updated Google Play Store features that guarantee the best performance and experience.

Update Google Play Store On Android Manually

  • Launch the Google Play Store by tapping on the icon on the home screen or in the app drawer.
  • When the app opens, navigate to the upper-left corner and tap on icon.
  • After that, tap on “My apps & games
  • Tap on an individual app to update.  Alternatively, you can tap on the “Update All.” By tapping on this option, all the available updates will get downloaded and installed.
  • Review app permission when prompted tap on the “Accept” to continue with updates.

Update Google Play Store Apps automatically

  • Launch your Play Store app and navigate and tap on the menu icon located on the upper-left corner of the Play Store Screen. It’s found to the left of the search bar.
  • After that, tap on the “Settings
  • Next, select the “Auto-update apps” and choose to “Auto-update apps at any time (Data charges applies)” or “Auto-update over Wi-Fi only.” To turn the auto-update off in the future, you can follow the steps above and choose on the “Do not auto-update apps
  1. Force Update Google Play Store by Clearing the Play Store Data

Get to the settings by tapping on the “Settings” icon resembling this on the home screen or in the app drawer. Alternatively, you can access the “Settings” menu from your device’s quick menu.

Depending on the phone that you’re using, you can tap on either the Apps, Application Manager, or Installed apps.

Locate the Google Play Store app Under “All Apps” and tap to open it.

After that, locate the “App info” above the Google Play Store icon and then tap on the “Storage

In the new storage screen, tap on the “Clear Data” or “Clear Storage” and restart your device for the Google Play Store to find the current update and install automatically. This can take about 3 minutes, and your updated Google Play Store should be ready for use.

If your updated Google Play Store does not work correctly, you can try clearing the data and cache for Google Play Services to fix the problem. You can do that by following the steps below.

  • Navigate to the “Settings” application from your home screen. After that, scroll down to the “Apps” section.
  • Locate the “Google Play Services” under the “Apps” section.
  • Tap on the “Google Play Service” Doing that will opens the app’s information screen.
  • Tap on the button for “Clear Cache
  • Tap on the “Manage Space” and then tap on the “Clear All Data

If your android mobile or tablet is running Android version 7.0 or later, follow the steps below to clear cache data.

  • Go to your phone’s “Settings” app and tap on the “Apps & notifications
  • After that, tap on the “See all (number of apps) apps
  • From the list of all apps, tap on the “Google Play Services
  • From the options in the new screen, select “Storage & Cache
  • Tap on the “Clear Cache” on the menu that appears.

When through with the steps above, you should restart your device for the new changes to be effected. If the method doesn’t help, repeat the procedure, and choose the “Clear Storage

  1. Install the Latest Google Play Store APK

Set your android device to allow installation of unknown applications

Since this method uses an external source to update your Google Play Store app, you should enable your device to install unknown apps. Android phones are always set to block the installation of apps from unknown sources by default for security reasons. Therefore, you have to enable the settings manually for you to be able to install the Play Store APK.

Download APK Files On Pre-Oreo Devices

  • From your home screen, tap on the “Settings.” When the app opens, tap on the “Security/Privacy’
  • On the new screen, look for “Unknown sources
  • Enable the feature and confirm the confirmation pop-up.

Install the APK Apps on your Android P Or Oreo Devices

Tap on the “Settings” app icon on your home screen or in the app drawer. In the settings section, tap on the “Apps & notifications.

Next, tap on the “Special app access

Tap on the option for “Install unknown apps

After that, tap on the browser you used to download your APK file. For instance, you can tap on the Google Chrome browser if you used it to download the APK file.

In the new screen, toggle the switch on for “Allow from this source

Look for the latest Google Play Store APK on APKMirror website through the following steps

Click here to open the page.

Locate the latest version of the Play Store on the page and click on it.

In the new page, scroll down and select the appropriate file for your mobile device and download it.

Install the downloaded APK file.

After allowing permission to install apps from unknown sources and download the Play Store APK, tap on your downloaded file to install it. By doing that, you should be good to go.

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