How to auto update Android apps

Automatic updates on Android devices can keep your apps up-to-date on the latest bug fixes, feature adds, and enhancements. We'll show you how to set up automatic updates on your Android device.

An easy way to keep Android apps up-to-date is by turning on automatic updates. As long as you have access to the Android Market, it is very simple to set up. Here's how:

Step 1:
Launch Android Market

Android Market
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Step 2:
Press the Menu key on your device and select My apps.

Android Market menu key
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Step 3:
Select the app you would like automatically updated. In this example, we will select the Twitter app.

My apps Twitter
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Step 4:
Make sure the box next to "Allow automatic updating" is check marked.

Allow auto update
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Repeat Step 4 for each app you would like automatically updated.
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About the author

Ed Rhee, a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an IT veteran turned stay-at-home-dad of two girls. He focuses on Android devices and applications while maintaining a review blog at


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