3. How to Update an App in Google Play Store?

You have published your app on the Play Store. Do you know how to update an app on the Google Play Store though? Here goes to process you need to follow to update your app on Google Play Store.

First, you need to go to your MobiRoller dashboard and generate a new APK file.

About App Permissions:

You must choose the correct application permissions while generating APK.

Application permissions are defined as location, storage, camera and microphone permissions that should or should not be included in APK files depending on the content of the application.

If you do not choose the correct permissions for your app, your app will not be accepted by the Google Play Store. To make the right choice, you have to review the document here.

1. Click the Dashboard in your MobiRoller panel, then click Manage APK.

google play store how to update my app

2. The next screen will show you a list of APK files you have generated for the app so far.

Every time you request a new APK generation, a new version number will be created for your app. You can keep track of your app updates with these version numbers.

google play store how to update my app create apk mobiroller

When you click Generate a New APK on that screen, you will see APK generation wizard.

google play store how to update my app create apk wizard

Click Yes to go on.

3. On the next screen, you will be prompted for a package name. Make sure that you read the Warning section.

You should NOT change the package name when updating an app. Changing the package name means that it is a new, different app. Make sure that the package name here is the same as it is for the published app on the Play Store. You can see the package name for your app in its Play Store address.

play store app package name

You can not upload an APK with a different package name as an app update to the Google Play Store.

About App Permissions:

Application permissions are defined as location, storage, camera and microphone permissions that should or should not be included in APK files depending on the content of the application.

If you do not choose the correct permissions for your app, your app will not be accepted by the Google Play Store. To make the right choice, you have to review the document here.

Click Next to proceed to next step.

4. Generation of your new APK file may take some time, depending on the load on system at the time.

google play store how to create apk

5. When your APK is generated, you will be informed via an email.

how to update an app on google play store apk generated

You may download your new APK either through the link in the mail, or through the Manage APK window in your MobiRoller dashboard.

google play store how to update download apk

6. After saving the new APK file to your system, you need to log in to Google Play Console with your Google Play developer account.

If you have not logged in yet, you will see a screen similar to the following:

google play console login

Type your mail address for the developer account and enter your password to continue.

7. Now that you have logged in to the Google Play Console, choose the app you want to update from the list of your apps under the account.

google play store update app after publishing

8. After choosing your app, go to Production.

9. You will see a new screen, click Create new release.

10. You will see a new screen, you should click the Upload button here.

11. On the newly opened screen, you must find the APK file you downloaded before, select it and install it.

You can enter information about your new version from the Version name and What’s new in this version fields at the bottom of the same page.

12. After entering the information, click the Save button and then click the Review release button that will be activated.

Click the Start rollout to Production channel button on the new screen that opens. After this process, your application update request will be forwarded to Google Play and your new version request will be answered after the review.

If your publishing request is not accepted, Google Play will send you an email explaining the reason for the rejection of your app.

 

google play app rejection mail

You can update your application according to the information in the e-mail and apply to publish it again.

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