Update Android apps with PlayStore on BlueStacks

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It is very true that there are several emulators that are one of the best alternatives when it comes to wanting to use those intended applications exclusively for the exclusive use of Android , and in this way to be able to enjoy it as if we had a new mobile phone, but in reality this is not the case, because everything is done from our PC.

This method is used a lot by people who don't have enough money to buy a cellphone, but if they have a computer at home, like this they can use it as if it were a real one .

And assuming you have already installed this program on your computer, because you previously downloaded it from the internet, but now your applications ask you to update after a while and you don't know how to do it.

Don't worry, here in look at how it is done we will give you a short but complete explanation so that you can update applications via the Play Store or without the need to use this shop.

How to update my mobile applications on BlueStacks

BlueStacks is a famous emulator, whose function is to imitate the presence of the Android operating system in the eyes of the servers. That is allows access to applications for exclusive and / or extended use on Android . For this, we turn to two aspects that will serve as a guide.

From the Google Play Store

Once you have downloaded the emulator to your computer and installed normally, and beyond that you have Internet access , you just need to follow the below steps:

  1. The first thing you should do once you are on the desktop of your screen, is to go to the BlueStacks emulator application and press twice on it to open it, as you normally do.
  2. After that you have to open the program and then go to the central panel of applications and look for the Play Store icon, press on it and open it.
  3. When you are in the store you have to go to the search bar and search for the specific application or you can press on the menu, which is located at the top right where you have to select "the my app and my games ".
  4. The next thing you will see on the screen will be a list with all the applications installed in your emulator, you just have to select them by pressing the green button " updates ".
  5. In this way, the download of the update will start completely automatically, in the same way as its installation.
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From the Android emulator for PC

Remember that the relationship between the emulator and the Android device will happen through the Google Play Store account, so the actions performed by one will affect the other. If you want to do an update from the emulator, remember we can go to the list of applications that have been downloaded , in the "My apps and games" section of the store.

However, not all applications will work with the emulator, but the vast majority will be able to. To proceed, we just have to open the emulator on the home screen; uses its imitation interface for perform the normal download and update process , as if it were any device. However, there may be problems with this, so let's see how to fix it

Problems with updates from BlueStacks: solution

If you are having trouble using your Play Store, don't worry, you can update installed applications with APK without Google Play, as well as doing it from outside with the use of APK , which is done basically Manually . Follow the next steps:

  1. Once it's in your emulator, you need to go to the browser of your choice, which can be Chrome, Opera, or Firefox, although there is a huge variety of them. Click on this.
  2. When the browser is open you have to go to the search bar and write in it the name of the application plus the word APK, eg "Facebook APK". You have to press on search.
  3. You will be given a series of options where you can choose the first one that comes from the Uptodown store, click on it.
  4. When you are on this page you should look for the "latest version" button, click on it and wait for it to load.
  5. Ready button it will change from blue to light green , with the word download, you just have to press on it and ready the download will start immediately.
  6. Could be you asked to activate the option unknown origins to which you will give permission.
  7. All you have to do is click on the file once downloaded and click on the word install located in the lower right part of the window.
  8. After that, all that remains is to wait for the installation process to complete.
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Obviously, once you download an application, using an APK, you won't be able to update it from the Play Store, so you will have to use the same method of downloading the APK from the browser whenever you need to update it.

Another valid option is to use other alternative Android stores, which you can download from your browser, just as all APKs are downloaded.

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