How to Update an Android App

By Curt Lanning

Apps are programs that are downloaded to smart phones to enable the user to be able to do different things like check Facebook, read newspapers, find songs, and more. Android is a smart phone operating system made by Google. The apps and updates are both handled through the Google Market application that you use to find apps you want to download in the first place. When the app creator releases an update for a specific app you run on your Android phone, download the update to get the most out of your app.

Step 1

Unlock your phone screen.

Step 2

Tap on the "Market" app. Wait for the Google Market to load.

Step 3

Press the "Menu" button on your phone. Select "My Apps." Wait for the Market to list the apps you currently have. If there is an update available for one of your apps, it will say "Update" in red on the right side of the screen, across from the name of the app.

Step 4

Tap on the app you want to update if there is an update available for it. Then press the "Update" button.

Step 5

Press the "OK" button. A warning will appear asking if you are sure you want to update the app. Press the "OK" button within that warning box. Wait for your update to finish downloading; when it finishes, your phone will automatically install the update.