How To Install Older Version Android Apps On Smartphone
Install Older Version Android Apps
You can install the older version of an Android app or you can say downgrade android app through very simple methods. It is time taking procedure, you have to do it when you enough have time in your hand. The reason is you need to go through many steps to install an older version, but it is easy. If you want to do it, only look at following steps and execute them.
STEPS FOR INSTALLING OLDER VERSION ANDROID APPS
The Google Play Store does not get a key to return an app to its older version. The most updated version of an app is commonly seen in the Google Play Store because it allows developers to host a single version of their app. The apps of your Android phone stay up to date, Google always confirms that.
So, you need to download or sideload an Android app from another authentic source, if you want to get the older version of an Android app.
CONFIGURE PHONE SETTINGS
You have to configure your phone to install third-party apps and also essential to ensure that they don’t get updated again, before getting the old version of your Android app. Here we mentioned what you can do for this:
Enable Unknown Sources
In your phone’s settings, enable Unknown Sources option. That will allow you to download and install apps from any other source.
- Go on the phone’s Settings, and tap on the Security.
- There, scroll down and tap on the toggle button to enable The Unknown Sources.
Disable Automatic App Updates In Google Play Store
Disable automatic updates in the Google Play Store is necessary when you want to ensure that your apps don’t get automatically updated.
- Tap on the hamburger menu at the top-left corner of the screen of Google Play Store, and select the Settings.
- After that, tap on the ‘auto-update apps‘ option and then select the ‘Do not auto-update apps‘ option.
After doing the above steps, when new updates will arrive, your apps will not be auto-updated. The app will provoke you to make it updated after releasing a new version, but you have to decline updates for an app.
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UNINSTALL THE UPDATE APP
You have to uninstall the updated version of an app if you want to install the older version of the app. We must inform you an important thing about this matter, that is- when you will uninstall the updated version, then all your app data will be deleted also. So, must keep in mind that all your data will have a need to kept in the cloud before deleting. Generally, apps are restores and backups data in the cloud service automatically, but if you want you can also restore and backup data from Google’s backup service, manually.
For this go to Settings > Accounts > Google and enable the App Data Sync. When you will back up your phone’s app data, next you can uninstall the app.
DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL APP APK FILE
From an authentic source download your preferred app’s old version APK file (installer file), and you can do it from APKMirror website because this has lots of data on apps and their old versions.
Similar Apps (as APKMirror)
There are some other options also if you did not find out the app’s APK file on APKMirror. The option is you can use other authentic websites, choose from below:
[NOTE, TO DOWNLOAD THE APK FILE YOU CAN EASILY USE YOUR PC. IN THIS CASE, YOU WILL HAVE TO MOVE THE APK FILE TO YOUR PHONE MEMORY BY CONNECTING YOUR PHONE TO YOUR PC BY USING A USB CABLE.
THE APK FILE SHOULD BE PLACED IN THE DOWNLOADS FOLDER IF YOU USED YOUR PHONE TO DOWNLOAD THE APP. FOR INSTALLATION TAP ON THE APK FILE YOU DOWNLOADED AND AFTER TAP ON THE BELOW ‘NEXT’ BUTTON TO ACCEPT THE REQUIRED APP PERMISSIONS, AND THEN TAP ON THE ‘INSTALL’ BUTTON TO INSTALL THE APP.]
[WARNING, DOWNLOAD APKs FROM AN AUTHENTIC SOURCES (LIKE AS WE MENTIONED, APPMirror), AND IF YOU WILL DOWNLOAD IT FROM A DOUBTFUL SOURCE, A CHANCE IS PRESENT THERE, THAT YOU MAY GET A MALWARE INFECTED APK FILE.]
Enter the name of the app in APKMirror website which you want in the search field on the top, and then you may see the latest version of your app. Next, to know more about the app, tap on the app, and scroll down. You will see below an ‘All Version‘ portion, that list all of the available versions of the app (with version number and date of release).
Find out the version you want and click on the ‘Download‘ button and finally on the next page tap on the ‘Download APK‘. This will be downloaded after doing these steps.
BACKUP APKs IN FUTURE
The people who do not want to depend on a third-party website for storing APK files of their liked apps or they usually depend on old versions of apps, then they can create a backup of APKs by their self.
If you are a belongs in this category, then you have to use an app to back up the current version of your apps to your phone’s SD Storage. This backup will be saved as APK file and you can install it at any time again when you think a newer version update breaks the app. The App Backup Restore is the free and good app for backup and restores APK files of individuals or all apps of your phone.
THE REASONS WHY YOU GO FOR INSTALLING OLDER VERSION ANDROID APPS
A lot of things can happen when you update for a new version of an app. Below we had mentioned them. May you are dealing with these,
1. Sometimes, device hardware may not compatible with an updated version of an app.
2. Updated versions are packed with ads (for example you can see the ES File Explorer).
3. New update sometimes covered with many bugs.
4. Lots of favorite features may get removed after an update.
5. The new interface and features after an update may not be liked by some users.
So those simple steps show you the way to installing Older Version Android Apps On Your favorite Smartphone if you know any other easy way please write us in the comment section or mail. To stay with us do SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE sharing reflects caring.