Having a suite full of the latest apps on the palm of your hand can be something hardly described as simply “amazing”. When you have a smartphone, tablet or even your own PC and/or notebook with Google Play Store app installed, you have a world in your pocket.
You can access, download and play something created on the other side of the globe. And you can achieve it with a little couple taps and clicks and some seconds of waiting.
Well, seconds for most of the apps, because the time e depends on the size of the application you’re downloading. Google Play started offering only 50 Mb of space for each to allocate on its store.
Nowadays, there are some games – Android Games (!)– With over 1 GB of installation files.
If you’re a millennial, then you probably remember the struggle of going to the copy store at the end of the road with loads of floppy disks to print that one college paper.
However, it would be extremely disappointing if you couldn’t access all this content, right?
That can actually happen if you let your application get outdated.
If your device (smartphone/tablet) already came from the factory installed with Google Play Store, it will update automatically, as it already has all the permissions necessaries to do so.
If it hasn’t come with Google Play Store app installed, you don’t need to be worried. Today, we bring to you a post on how to keep the Play Store update on its newest release.
On this tutorial, you’ll need to use an APK file and change some settings on your smartphone/tablet Android in order to install everything properly. If you don’t know what an APK file is or how it works, you can check this link to learn more about what’s an APK file, where to download good and trustworthy APK files to your device and how to install it.
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How to know the Android version of your phone or tablet?
You will need to check your Android version and your Play Store version, because there is no need to update if you already have the latest version.
- To check your Android version, go to the your device menu, open the “Settings” menu, go to “About phone” and look for the tab “Android version”.
- If you want to check you “Play Store” version, open the “Google Play Store“, swipe the screen to your right, and look for the “Settings” option, roll your screen down and look for “Build Version”. The number on this option is your Play Store version.
How to Play Store update?
To the point Play Store Update:
Step N° 1
Open the menu and go to “Settings”. Look for the “Security” tab and open it. Now, look for the “Unknown Sources” option. We’ll need this attribute activated, as this is the feature that controls which applications are allowed to be installed on your device and those who aren’t. This is a really common procedure to install external files on your device.
Step N° 2
Here is the link to the latest version of Google Play Store: Download version 8.2.56. After clicking on it, a new tab will open on your browser. Click on “Verified safe to install (read more)” and the APK file download will begin.
Step N° 3
Look for the APK file on your Downloads folder. When you find it, click on it to execute it.
Step N° 4
As this is an APK installation, a screen with the permissions needed by the application is showed. Read them carefully, as some of them include in-app purchases, it may generate costs to the account logged on the smartphone.
If you agree with the terms, press “Install”.
That’s all. Now you have the Google Play Store updated to its latest release, so you can be sure you won’t miss any new apps and games for a long time.
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