From time to time, Google releases some very minor updates in areas such as the user interface, which have a very positive impact on the user experience. This time Google has done it again, this time making a small but subtle change to the Google Play Store via a server-side update.
Such updates are done without user intervention, and usually a user might see something different and say to themselves, “That button wasn’t like that the other day, was it?” Or am I delusional?” The last change, as we said, happened in the Google Play Store, where the “Update” and “Update All” buttons have become larger.
The pill-shaped buttons are “wider” which makes it easier to select when there’s a long list of apps to update and there’s a specific app you want to update first.
This change was first spotted by 9to5Google. The latter also reports that there is a bug that causes some Android apps to crash when you navigate to a box labeled Data Security in the Play Store listing. Some users are complaining that the Play Store crashes when they tap the green See details link at the bottom of the box.
If you need to check the data safety list for a specific app to see which of your data is being collected and shared by developers, you may have to go to play.google.com itself.
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Larger “Update” and “Update All” buttons can be seen on this author’s Pixel 6 Pro running Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3. If you’re still dealing with “thinner” buttons, there’s not much you can do but wait. Google Tap the button that will set up a server-side update for your Android phone.
To update apps on your Android phone, open the Google Play Store. Tap the round button with your initials or photo to the right of the search field at the top of the screen. Press Manage apps and device and you’ll be taken to a page that shows how many app updates you’ve got ready. Tap Details and you’ll see all ready updates in a queue. You can tap on each app’s “Update” button (which I hope is bigger) or hit the “Update All” button to handle all apps with one press.