Before you read further, by default Android will frequently update the Google Play Store without you ever realize. It means that by default you should have the latest version of Google Play Store in your device. And that is why you cannot find the Google Play Store update in Google Play Store itself like you do with other apps installed.
But maybe for some reasons you want to install the Google Play Store updates manually or you just want to know that you are running the latest version of the Google Play Store. If you search the Internet then most of articles will guide you to install for the latest Google Play Store APK file. This may lead to serious issue since you have to let your device to install the unsecure APK apps.
In this article I will show you how to update Google Play Store without APK file and here the simple way to ensure you have the latest Google Play Store version running and to install the newer version if available.
- Open the settings menu in the Google Play Store app.
- Scroll all the way down.
- Tap on the Build Version section.
It will show the popup message “Google Play Store is up to date” if you run the latest version. If you are not running the latest version of Google Play Store then it shows “A new version of Google Play Store will be downloaded and installed”. If you click the OK button then your device will download and install the latest version of Google Play Store automatically and you do not have to download and install Google Play Store APK file anymore.