How to Uninstall an App Update on Android

Kyle Wood

Android, Tutorials

Uninstalling App Updates on Android

Keeping your apps up to date is important for smooth and secure functioning of your Android device. However, there may be times when you update an app only to find that the new version is causing problems or you simply prefer the older version.

In such cases, uninstalling the app update becomes necessary. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of uninstalling an app update on Android.

Step 1: Open Settings

To begin, unlock your Android device and locate the Settings app on your home screen or in the app drawer. Tap on it to open.

Step 2: Access App Settings

In the Settings menu, scroll down and look for the option labeled “Apps” or “Applications”. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Locate the App

In the Apps menu, you will see a list of all the apps installed on your device. Scroll through the list and find the app for which you want to uninstall the update. Tap on it to open its settings.

Step 4: Uninstall Updates

In the app settings, look for an option called “Uninstall updates”. It may be located under different sections depending on your Android version and device manufacturer. Once you find it, tap on it to proceed with uninstalling the update.


If you don’t see an option specifically labeled “Uninstall updates,” look for alternatives like “Uninstall latest version”, “Uninstall all updates”, or similar variations that indicate removing the updated version of the app.

Step 5: Confirm Uninstallation

A confirmation dialog box will appear, asking you to confirm the action. It will inform you that uninstalling updates will revert the app to its factory version. Tap on “OK” or “Uninstall” to proceed.

Note: Keep in mind that uninstalling updates will remove any new features and enhancements introduced in the updated version, and you may lose any data specific to the updated version of the app.

Step 6: Restart (Optional)

If you encounter any issues with the app after uninstalling its update, it is recommended to restart your device. This can help resolve any conflicts or inconsistencies that may have arisen from the update removal.


If restarting your device doesn’t resolve the issue, you may need to consider alternative solutions such as clearing app cache or reinstalling the app altogether.

Congratulations! You have successfully uninstalled an app update on your Android device. Now you can enjoy using the previous version of the app without any issues.

  • Tips:
    • If you want to prevent automatic app updates in the future, you can disable this feature in the Google Play Store settings. Open Google Play Store, tap on Menu, then go to Settings, and disable “Auto-update apps”.
    • If you have multiple apps that require updates, consider updating them individually so that if one update causes problems, you can easily revert it without affecting other apps.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of uninstalling app updates on Android. Stay tuned for more informative articles!

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