Google Play Store is the world’s largest and most secure repository of Android apps. It updates automatically, but users can force a manual update.
The Play Store is the world’s largest repository of Android apps for phones, tablets, Android TV, and Wear OS devices. Therefore, updating the Play Store is an essential part of the security process on Android, as Google often updates the app with the latest security features and bug fixes. As mentioned earlier, the app updates automatically in most circumstances, but the process described below enables users to manually force an update if one is available.
To manually update the Google Play Store on your Android device, launch the app and tap on the profile icon in the top-right corner. From the profile menu, select “Settings” and press “About” to expand the menu. In the expanded menu, users will see the Play Store version, under it you will find a link to update the Play Store. So click on the “Update Play Store” link to start the update process. If an update is available, it will start downloading the new version, but if it is already up to date, users will see a popup saying, “Google Play Store is up to date.” Click “I get it” to close the message.
Download Play Store APK from trusted source
It’s worth noting that sometimes, updates may not appear normally for all devices. In this case, the only way to update the app would be by downloading the APK (Android PacKage App). APK files are Android installation files that can be infested with malware, so users need to be extra careful before downloading and installing these files on their devices. However, APKMirror is a reliable source for APK downloads on Android. So go to the Play Store download page on APKMirror and download the latest version of the Google Play Store APK by following the instructions on the site. By default, Android does not allow users to install third-party APK files for security reasons. So to install the file, users will first have to enable “Install from Unknown Sources” before moving forward.
To do this, go to the Settings menu on your Android device, tap on Security, and enable the Unknown Sources option. On some devices, users may find the “Unknown sources” option under the privacy settings or app settings instead of the device settings. In either case, when trying to enable the option, Google will warn users about the potential dangers of installing files from unknown sources, but ignore it and press Agree to agree to the terms and conditions. This should allow any type of APK file to be installed from external sources. Just make sure that the files you download are from trusted sites like APKMirror to prevent viruses and other malware from being installed.
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Source: Google, APKMirror
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