All Android users know that their system will receive an update every time a new OS version is available. This is wonderful, because this makes their devices run smoother and faster. Apart from the OS improvements, every software and app from modern mobiles gets frequent updates that come with new awesome features and fixed bugs, if it’s the case.
The Google Play Store is no exception. Improvements are added every time a new version becomes available, but this is not always good news. The main disadvantage associated with updates is that it can take a lot of time until they arrive on a device and users get tired of waiting.
Take the matter into your own hands and get the Google Play Store update right now!
In case it takes a lot of time until a new version of Google Play Store arrives on your phone, you could keep using the old ”stuff”, but why settle for less? Another option would be to download the update by yourself. Don’t worry, it’s not complicated! We will mention some steps to help you.
- Check to see what version you’re using. You can do that by going to the Google Play Store app’s Settings and looking at the Build number you’ll find on the bottom. This is your current version. Keep in mind that 12.1.18 was released in October 2018 and so far we haven’t heard about a newer release;
- The Google Play Store comes under the shape of an APK file. Make sure that you download it from a trustworthy source (for example, tech blogs or Android apps dedicated websites);
- Before you proceed with the downloading, enable the installment from Unknown sources category. You can do this by entering the device’s Security panel and pressing the mentioned button;
- The next step is to use a file manager for installing the Google Play Store;
- The last stage is to disable the install form Unknown Sources possibility. This keeps security threats away from your device.
Emmy Skylar started working for Debate Report in 2017. Emmy grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Debate Report, Emmy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News. She covers politics and the economy.