How to Update Your Android App in Google Play Store?

So it’s been a few days, weeks, or perhaps months since the first day that you uploaded your brand new Android App to the Google Play Store! Now you fixed a few bugs, maybe added a new features here and there. The update is now ready to go.

Before You Can Update Your App…

Before you can update your Google Play Store app, there are a few things you must do before building your app, and that is to update the VersionCode and VersionName of your app.

Read How to Change My Android App Version Number

Once you’ve done that, you can now build your app. Make sure you use the .jks key store file you’ve generated as well as the proper passwords that you used when you first built the first public release of your application. This will be necessary in order for you to successfully update the app.

How to Update Your Android App in Google Play Store

After Android Studio finishes building .apk file, head on over to your Google Play Store Publisher Dashboard. Click on the app that you are going to be updating.

  1. Click APK
  2. Click the “Upload New APK to Production” button
  3. Browse and Upload Your Updated APK file
  4. Enter in Your Details and Changes
  5. Once finished, Click “Publish Now to Production”


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Author: Eric Liang

Founder and CEO of Goal Striver

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