If you aren’t happy with the latest app version it is easy to reverse it.
Most apps receive frequent updates for almost all apps. Certain updates are security ones which contain bug fixes as well as solutions to performance problems. Other updates are feature-related which add new features to the application.
However, regardless of the context the update sometimes does not feel right to us. We wish that we could return to how things were. With Android it’s possible to could. It may appear complicated however it’s not impossible.
NOTE: If you want to remove a software update it’s a tricky task. It is possible to downgrade software updates on Android however, it will require the phone to be rooted and will invalidate the warranty. This guide will assist you in deinstalling updates from applications.
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Uninstalling Updates for System Apps
When it comes to removing updates for apps installed on your Android phone, the procedure will differ for third-party apps and system apps. The system apps are those which are pre-installed on your smartphone.
It’s simple to remove updates for system applications on the majority of smartphones. However, there’s a catch. When you install system apps you aren’t able to choose which version of the update to go back to. Uninstalling updates will reset the app to its factory version. i.e. that is, to the one that was installed on the phone at the time you purchased it.
Start the Settings app for the Android smartphone. Scroll down until you reach the ‘Apps’. Different Android phones may have different options to select this option.
In the Apps menu, you can open any of the applications with your handset. On some phones, there may be a choice to show only the System apps. Click the three dots menu in the upper-right corner, and select ‘System Apps’ If it is available.
It is possible to distinguish these applications from other ones because they don’t come with the option to uninstall. Click the three dots menu in the top of the right-hand corner.
The option to uninstall updates The option for uninstalling updates will be displayed. Click it.
A confirmation message will be displayed telling you that this action will be replaced by the original version, as well as all information will be deleted. Tap “OK” to continue. The app will return to the original version.
Uninstalling Updates for Third-Party Apps
For applications from third parties, there’s no option for uninstalling Updates’ within the settings of your phone. However, there is a way to remove an update and , unlike apps that are part of the system you can select which version of the app to restore to.
NOTE: Before proceeding, you must be aware that the prior version of the app could be downloaded from non-official sources, not from the Play Store. If you do not want to download from sources that aren’t official There’s no method to remove an update.
One of the most secure websites to download various apps can be found at APK Mirror. APK Mirror is safe to download apps because it has authentic apps from developers. Another alternative is the APK Installer that is available for download on the Play Store. Both offer a collection of nearly all Android APKs that you can want.
Prior to the next step, you’ll need to locate the specifications of your hardware, such as architecture and dpi for your phone. Visit the Play Store and download Droid Hardware Information.
Start the app, and under the ‘Device’ section take note of the information for your OS Version and the DPI (Software Density).
Go to the tab ‘System’ and take note of the information for the ‘CPU Architecture as well as ‘Instruction Sets’. The purpose is to find out if your phone runs an x32 bit chip or an x64 chipset.
If your phone runs 64-bit, it is able to run 32-bit and 64-bit applications. However, a 32-bit device can’t run 64-bit applications. The majority of phones today have 64-bit processors. When the instructions set includes the words ‘arm64’ in it that means it’s a 64-bit device.
Then, open the list of apps in the settings of your phone and then open the app you wish to remove the updates from. Then, select “Force Stop” to ensure that you are sure to ensure that your app doesn’t operating.
After that, press the button ‘Uninstall.
After that, open APK Mirror or APK Installer (whichever you’re using) then search for the version of the app you wish to install, and then click “See the Available APKs’.
After confirming the 32-bit or 64-bit version, verify whether the application’s resolution is high enough. If the resolution does not match the resolution of your phone choose the version with a ‘nodpi’ resolution since it’s generally compatible with all phones screens. Click the Download option to download the app.
In the latest versions of Android installation is easy. A pop-up will appear asking you to download the app from a shady source. Tap OK to continue. For earlier version (Android 7.0 and prior) it is necessary to set an additional setting that allows installation of apps from unidentified sources.
Go to Settings then select ‘Security or Biometrics & Security’, depending on the device you’re using.
Go to the setting for “Install Unknown applications’. If you’re struggling to find the option, look for “Install Unknown apps’ in the settings.
Start the application you’re using for downloading APKs. For example, if you’re making use of APK Mirror, then go to the APK Mirror website in the Chrome browser, then you need to open Chrome. After that, you can select the toggle that says “Allow for this source”. After you have downloaded the app navigate to your downloads folder , and then start your APK file. After that, click the Install button.
You now know what you can do to remove updates to your app. If you aren’t happy with the latest version of the application, there’s no reason to be stuck with it. You can use one of the methods to stop an update dependent on the kind of app you want to do the action on.