How to update apps registered in the Play Store
How to update the app version, store listing, and app contents _2020.11 Google Play console update version
STEP.1 Update APK file to a new version
If the app version is updated, download the new version of the APK file and upload it to the Play Store again.
It’s simple because you only need to upload a new APK file.
I’ll show you how to update to a new version of the app on the Play Store.
Update app version? When should I update the APK file?
*1st step app basic information-App name, standby screen image, app icon image change
*2nd stage design theme-prototype UI change, skin color change
If you modify the contents of the above two steps, you need to save and then re-create the app.
When the app is created with the new version, you need to upload the new version of the app from PlayStore Production and update it.
*The page menu step is automatically reflected in the app just by saving it after entering the content, so there is no need to re-production!
1. Select the app to update
Please access the Google Play Store developer console site (https://play.google.com/apps/publish/), and select the app you want to update.
* Please use the Google Play console through the Internet browser Chrome.
2. Release Management → App Release
Console site left menu 1) Select [Production] → 2) Select releases → 3) Select the [Create new release] button.
*You can proceed in the same way by selecting [Release Dashboard].
3. Production – Select [Management]
* Where can I download the APK file??
After app production is complete, go to the app operation-version control-app production history page.
Here, if you click [Get APK File], the file is downloaded to your PC.
You can upload the downloaded APK file as Google Play-App version-APK file.
*Please use the Internet browser Chrome.
TIP. Registering by dragging a file
Open the Google Play console screen and the Swing2App site 2 screens.
You can register the APK file received from the Swing2App site as an app file on the Play Console screen by dragging (drag) it with your mouse.
You can work more conveniently than saving and loading a separate file, right?^^
4. APK file upload completed
After uploading the APK file, the Save and Review buttons at the bottom are activated.
Select Save → Review Release
*’New features of this version (release note)’ is a field for writing updated content. (This is not required)
If the contents are the same as previously released, please click the [Copy from previous version] button. Previously written articles are registered as they are.
When the APK file is saved, the [Start rollout to Production] button is created at the bottom again.
Click the [Start rollout to Production]button to complete.
5. Reviewing updates
You can check the steps during the update review.
This completes the APK file (app) update process.
*There is a review time for updates as well as app releases. (It is within 1 day, but it may take up to 7 days.)
-When the review is completed, the updated version will be released again.
-Since the review may be rejected during the update review, if it is rejected, you must check the contents and proceed again.
6. Update completed
When the update is complete, you can check out the full production release on the release overview page.
If a message such as ‘update rejected’, ‘update rejected’, or ‘app deleted’ appears, the review is rejected.
You must check the rejection email received from Google and follow the measures taken.
STEP.2 Update by modifying store registration information
Next, I’ll show you how to update your store listing by modifying it!!
What if you want to change the app name, short description, detailed description, and screenshot image displayed on the Play Store?
In the same way, if you modify and update the contents on the *Google Console–Store Registration Information page, it will be reflected in the store.
1. App information → Default store listing
Go to the [Main Store Listing] page from the left menu [Store Presence].
Editing and updating content in the store is simpler!
You can directly edit the content registered when you first launched the app in the store listing.
=> In the store registration information, you can edit the launch app name, brief/detailed description, screenshot image, icon image, graphic image, email address, etc.
2. Select the [Save] button after modification
After editing, the [Save] button, which was not visible at the bottom of the screen, turns blue and becomes active.
Click the button to proceed with the update.
*Revision of store registration information is also reflected after reviewing the update.
Updates take an average of 1 day, but depending on the review, it may take up to 7 days, so the deviation is a little bit bigger.
When the review is complete, the store information will be changed to the updated version.
You can edit app categories and contacts in the store settings.
Go to App Information → Store Settings, edit the contents, and click the [Save] button.
*Revision of store settings will also be reflected after reviewing the update.
STEP.4 Modify app content
If you go to the Policy → App Contents page, you can edit the contents of each section.
For example, if the version has been updated to contain ads after launching the app, you must check Include ads.
App information-If you select the app content menu → there is an advertisement section.
Click the Manage button and click “Yes, it contains advertisements.” After checking, click the Save button.
*App content modifications will also be reflected after reviewing the update
Apps released on the Play Store can be freely updated. (There are no restrictions!)
Therefore, when you want to update the app version or modify your store registration information, please proceed with the method mentioned above.
[Play Store app update notice]
There are many people who ask why the update window does not appear in the app when an app released on the Play Store is updated.
*On Android phones, even if an app downloaded from the Play Store is updated, a separate update guide window does not appear when the app is launched.
* It is automatically updated on the user’s device according to the Google Play update settings set for each Android phone.
As in the image, usually Android phones are set to update automatically.
Therefore, even if it is updated, it is automatically updated according to the user’s Android phone environment without a separate guidance window or popup.
However, even if the user sets it to not update, the app developer (developer) cannot take any action.
Even if an update is made, each user updates it, and it is the user’s choice to not update it, so the time to reflect the app update on the phone is all different.
If you have updated the app on Play Store, be sure to keep that in mind!
1) Even if the app is updated on the Play Store, the update time varies for each Android phone.
Since Google update settings are set differently for each Android phone, the update time is different for each phone.
If it is set to automatic update, the app is automatically updated in the environment specified by the user.
Users who do not have automatic update settings must receive updates directly from the Play Store.
2) Updates also have a review time the same as app review. It takes from 1 to 7 days.
Please wait until the update is completed after submitting the update review because the time required for the update review is large.
After judging is completed, the update will be reflected in the Play Store.
3) The Play Store prohibits soft updates (automatic updates in the app). *important*
Therefore, if you update the app, you must update the app to the corresponding version on the Play Store.
If the updated version is different, the app may be deleted even after release.
*If you are using the Play Store app, please set the update type to’Hard Update’ when the update is in progress.
4) Google filtering attention!!
There are cases where an app that was initially released normally is suddenly deleted after an update due to a policy violation.
Therefore, please make sure that there are no violations of Google policy even when updating the app.!!