Many of the apps you interact with have been downloaded from the Google Play Store. However, there are core Android apps that come pre-installed on your phone called system apps. They get updates as well. However, for some reason, system apps don’t show pending updates in the Google Play Store.
Your system apps, just like other apps you download, need to be updated. These updates come through the Google Play Store, and we’re used to seeing when these apps have pending updates. Usually, we go to the Google Play Store and check our pending updates. There, we see which apps on our phones need to be updated. It’s always a good thing to check this list and update your apps.
System apps don’t show pending updates on the Google Play Store
Obviously, since these apps are so crucial to your phone’s operations, you’ll need to make sure that they’re always up to date. There are a ton of system apps that you may not even know exist on your phone. Just like games, office apps, etc., these system apps rely on updates to keep everything running smoothly.
However, according to new reports, updates for the system apps just aren’t showing up on the Google Play Store. People check their list of available updates only to see that it’s empty. However, they’ll then go to their system apps, and see that there’s an update available.
We’re wondering if this is a bug in the Google Play Store, or if Google has made a change to the way it updates system apps. In any case, it’s harder to know when your system apps need to be updated. So, the best thing to do is to make sure that your system apps are set to auto-update. The updates will be installed seamlessly behind the scenes. Also, you should also set other apps to auto-update if you use them often.
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