Android - Updating a Live App

Building and submitting an update to your app is much easier than creating it for the first time. The following is a step-by-step guide to the process.

How to Update Your Android App in the Google Play Store

1. Log into your Mag+ Publish account and click on the "Apps" tab.

Log into your Mag+ Publish account and click on the "Apps" tab.

2. Change your Build Settings or other options as needed.

Each section of the Assets and Configuration area features a label indicating whether all the required information has been completed. If an area requires more configuration, or if a validity check fails, then the section will read "Incomplete" and you will not be allowed to create a new build.

Change your Build Settings or other options as needed.

When updating your Google Play app you will be required to change the version number to a higher number than the previous build (eg. change 1.0 to 1.1). You will change the version number within your Build Settings under the App Identifiers section.

3. Once all fields have a "Complete" label, you can click the "Build for Google Play" button at the bottom of the screen.

Note: For some customers, this button will simply read "Generate New Build."
3. Once all fields have a "Complete" label, you can click the "Build for Google Play" button at the bottom of the screen.

4. In a few minutes, you can reload the page and see a new time-stamped link to a package containing your app file.

4. In a few minutes, you can reload the page and see a new time-stamped link to a package containing your app file.

5. Test your updated app before submitting it to Google Play.

6. Log into the Google Play Developer Console <https://play.google.com/apps/publish/> and click on the app you want to update.

6. Log into the Google Play Developer Console &lt;https://play.google.com/apps/publish/&gt; and click on the app you want to update.

7. Click on the link to the left that says "APK."

7. Click on the link to the left that says &quot;APK.&quot;

8. Now click on the button labeled "Upload New APK to Production."

Note: This button can appear either beside of below the "Product Configuration" header.
8. Now click on the button labeled &quot;Upload New APK to Production.&quot;

9. In the window that appears, browse to the APK file you downloaded from the Mag+ Publish portal.

Note: If you have a Single-Issue Android app, you will need to update the embedded expansion file. That's because Single-Issue apps embed their content right within the app itself instead of serving it from the Mag+ Publish portal. For more information, please read the article "Android - Managing Issues for Single-Issue Android Apps."
9. In the window that appears, browse to the APK file you downloaded from the Mag+ Publish portal.

10. After verification, you can click on the "Save" button.

10. After verification, you can click on the &quot;Save&quot; button.

11. You can then click on the "Publish Now to Production" button and your app update should go live within a few hours.

Note: When submitting your app to Google Play there is now a review process. Your Android app should be reviewed within a few hours and then appear in the Google Play store within 24 hours, provided there are no problems discovered.

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    lexi

    The developer console no longer looks like this and it is very confusing to follow

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