How to Uninstall an Update on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Uninstalling updates on an Android device can be necessary for various reasons. It could be due to compatibility issues, performance problems, or simply because you prefer the previous version of an app.

Fortunately, Android offers a straightforward process to uninstall updates. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to uninstall an update on your Android device.

Step 1: Open Settings

Start by opening the Settings app on your Android device. You can usually find it in the app drawer or by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping on the gear-shaped icon.

Step 2: Navigate to Apps & Notifications

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find Apps & Notifications. Tap on it to access the list of all installed applications on your Android device.

Step 3: Select App Info

In the Apps & Notifications menu, tap on App Info. This will open a list of all apps installed on your device.

Step 4: Find and Select the App to Uninstall Updates

In the App Info menu, scroll through the list of apps until you find the one for which you want to uninstall updates. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 5: Open App Settings

In the app’s information screen, locate and tap on ‘Open App Settings’. This will take you to a new screen with detailed information about that particular app.

Step 6: Uninstall Updates

In the app’s settings screen, look for the ‘Uninstall Updates’ button and tap on it. A confirmation dialog box will appear, asking you to confirm the action. Tap ‘OK’ to proceed with uninstalling the updates.

Step 7: Restart the App

After uninstalling the updates, it is recommended to restart the app to ensure that any cached data or settings from the previous version are cleared. You can do this by closing and reopening the app or by restarting your device.


If you experience any issues after uninstalling updates, such as crashes or missing features, you can try reinstalling the latest version of the app from the Google Play Store. Alternatively, you may want to consider contacting the app developer for further assistance.

That’s it! You have successfully uninstalled updates on your Android device. Remember that uninstalling updates will revert the app back to its original version, so make sure to weigh the pros and cons before proceeding.

Tip: If you want to prevent automatic updates for specific apps, you can disable auto-updates in your Google Play Store settings.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of uninstalling updates on your Android device. Enjoy exploring various versions of your favorite apps!

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