If you sideload an APK the Play Store says is incompatible or not available in your country, will it just shrug and update the app automatically anyway?

If you sideload an APK the Play Store says is incompatible or not available in your country, will it just shrug and update the app automatically anyway?

smileyhead
Feb 2, 2019

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  • AmandaRose Best answer
    Feb 2, 2019
    Nope
  • smileyhead
    Feb 2, 2019
    Oh well; thanks for the answer.
  • Pleng
    Feb 3, 2019
    It depends what exactly it is you're asking

    If you're trying to update an existing app, then it may or may not update depending on what the reason for the new version being "unavailable" on your device is. If it's just because they've stopped serving your region from the play store, for example, the updated app should side-load without any issues. If the new apk has a hard requirement, such as needing a higer version of Android than your device has, the the install will fail.

    If your asking if Play Store will continue to install updates after side-loading a app that unsupported from the Play store then, no, you'll need to keep installing updates manually, I believe
  • Mikemk
    Feb 3, 2019
    The play store doesn't update apps installed outside the play store, unless they're preinstalled.