How to Undo an App Update on Your Phone

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As technology advances, so too do the apps we use on our phones and tablets. App updates are an inevitable part of life in the digital age, but they can sometimes come with unforeseen consequences. What happens if you update an app and then find that it’s full of bugs or doesn’t perform as expected? Is there any way to undo an app update?

The answer is yes – you can generally undo an app update by uninstalling the app and reinstalling the previous version. This process is relatively simple on Android devices, as you can easily revert back to the previous version of an app. However, this isn’t alwas possible on Apple devices due to restrictions put in place by their App Store.

To uninstall an app update on Android, open your phone’s Settings app and go to Apps undr Device category. Tap on the app that needs a downgrade and choose “Force stop” to be on the safer side. Then tap on the three-dotted menu at the top right corner and select Uninstall updates. Now you’ll be able to reinstall the older version of the app from Google Play Store.

For Apple users, however, reverting back to a previous version of an app isn’t so straightforward. If you have iTunes 12.7 or higher installed, then you won’t be able to find any old apps in your library – instead, you will have to drag them back into your Mobile Applications folder manually before removing the new version. The old version should then be transferred over when you next sync through iTunes.

In short, it is generally possible to undo an app update by uninstalling it and then reinstalling a previous version – just make sure that you follow all of these steps carefully in order to avoid any potential problems or data loss alng the way!

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Reverting an App Update

To undo an app update, you can follow these simple steps:
1. Go to your phone’s Settings app.
2. Select Apps under Device category.
3. Tap on the app that needs a downgrade.
4. Choose “Force stop” to be on the safer side.
5. Tap on the three-dotted menu at the top right corner.
6. Select Uninstall updates that appears and confirm your action when prompted.
Once you have completed these steps, you will have successfully undone an app update.

Reverting to an Older App Update

Yes, you can revert to an old update on an app in Android. To do this, you need to firt uninstall the current version of the app. Then, go to Google Play Store and search for the app. You will see a list of old version of the app available for download. Select the version that you want to install and then click on ‘Install’. The older version of the app will be installed on your device. This way, you can easily revert back to an older version of your app on Android.

Rolling Back an App Update on an iPhone

Unfortunately, it is not possible to roll back an app update on iPhone. Once an app update has been released and downloaded, you canot undo the process and go back to a previous version of the app. However, if you have previously purchased the app from the App Store, you can delete the updated version of the app from your device and then re-download and install it from your purchase history. To do this, open the App Store on your device, tap ‘Updates’ at the bottom right of the screen, tap ‘Purchased’ at the top of the screen and then find your app in the list of purchased apps. From here you can re-install it and get back to a previous version of it.

Uninstalling App Updates on iPhone

Yes, you can uninstall an app update on iPhone. First, find the old version of the app on your computer and drag it into the Mobile Applications folder in iTunes. Next, delete the new version of the app from your iPhone by pressing and holding its icon until it begins to wiggle, then tapping the X icon that appears. Finally, sync your iPhone through iTunes to reinstall the old version of the app.

Retrieving a Previous Version of an App

To get a previous version of an app, you will first need to find the specific version of the app you are looking for. Many websites offer archived versions of apps, such as, so you can search for the previous version there. Once you have found the specific app version, download it onto your device and install it. However, be aware that this may not work with all apps depending on compatibility with your device or other system requirements. Additionally, some features from more recent versions of the app may not be available in older versions.

Rolling Back an iOS Update

If you are running an iOS version higher than what is currently available in the App Store, then you will need to roll back your iOS update in order to install the most recent version. To do this, you will need to connect your device to a computer and open iTunes (for Windows) or Finder (for Mac). Then select your device from the list and navigate to the Summary tab. Here, you should see an option that says “Restore iPhone”. Click this option and confirm that you want to restore your device. Your computer will then download and install the latest version of iOS available. Please note that all of your data and settings will be erased durig this process, so make sure to backup any important information before proceeding.


In conclusion, updating apps is an essential part of keeping a mobile device running smoothly and safely. App updates can bring many benefits, including improved performance and security, as well as new features and bug fixes. However, if an app update does not go as expected or causes problems, it is possible to uninstall the update and revert to the previous version of the app. Therefore, it is important to recognize when app updates are available and be aware of the potential risks involved in installing them.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.