This article will see how to update apps that were not downloaded from the Google Play store but unofficial websites installed on the phone via the application’s apk file.
Android is one of the most used and perhaps the most customizable mobile operating systems in the world. Google Play store is like the meeting point when it comes to searching and downloading official apps for Android.
As everyone knows, the applications installed by the official Google store have the advantage and convenience of automatic updates.
The fact is that if you have used other unofficial websites to download the apps of your favorite apps on your smartphone, then you will have to waste some time searching for new versions of the apps and updating them manually.
Below you will find a guide to illustrate all the steps to have automatically updated applications that do not come from the official Google store because it’s not always mandatory to use it to install your apps.
How to automatically update apps not downloaded from the Google Play store
We are talking about all those applications downloaded in apk, which then installed by hand on the phone, not before having activated the options to install apps from unknown sources on Android.
Updating them all can become a real problem, or at least very inconvenient if you have enough apps installed this way. Fortunately, there is another system that allows you not to do it by hand one by one.
An unofficial application called APKUpdater comes to our aid. Thanks to a user on XDA named rumboalla, you won’t have to keep searching for the latest versions manually.
This free application searches the internet through a series of sources, the latest versions (or at least some newer ones) of the applications you have installed outside of the google store, and will plan for automatic updating.
Obviously, it also has some additional features; in fact, APKUpdater allows you to mark some apps to update themselves.
Thanks to its whitelist, you can select those you don’t want to update, such as those from mysterious sources or that have functions that the self-updated versions would no longer do.
Obviously, it’s a much more convenient way to update unofficial applications. If you add a root or a custom ROM, you can get the most with this app.
Who knows, maybe what you’re looking for is to become completely independent from the Play Store. Could you take a look and tell us what you think? Do you usually install unofficial applications? How do you keep them updated? Comment and share.