It is likely that your Nexus tablet will quickly become loaded up with a tonne of apps.. and why not?! However keeping them all up to date can quickly become a chore, in this post we look at how to manage the process.
Managing Android App Updates
You can find your app update options by following these steps:
- Make sure you are hooked up to the Internet, WiFi is preferable for downloading updates
- Open the Play store and tap the My Apps button
- You will see “update” beside each app that needs updating. Some will be marked as a manual update, this will be because the app is requesting a change in permissions which you will need to approve. We’d always recommend taking the time to understand what permissions are being requested and thinking about whether it is appropriate.
- If you’re happy to proceed you can tap the update button on the app page.
Automatic vs Manual Updates
There is no major reason why you wouldn’t want to set all your apps to update automatically, it can become quite time consuming to manage the manual process.
Some people prefer to hold off and check that the new version of their app isn’t actually a step backwards, but on the whole I would suggest keeping apps set to auto update. Remember these updates can include important bug fixes.
You also have the option to change the notification settings you receive regarding the availability of new updates, this can be found by pressing Menu on any of the main Play screens and selecting Settings. You can also chose whether auto update is on by default.
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