1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Recently I updated my android to the version 6.0.1 and recently did a rather unfavourable app update and wish to unistall the update but I am unable to find the pre-android-update 'uninstall updates' for an application. I am wondering if I can be directed to through the process of perhaps informed of a way to do so without uninstalling the app.
    10-30-2017 04:18 AM
  2. Reknaw's Avatar
    (Original Poster) - I hope the function wasn't removed... ;( it seemed like a really good than.
    10-30-2017 04:35 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Uninstall Updates is only for apps that are preinstalled. For preinstalled apps that have been updated, tapping the Uninstall button in the app manager should uninstall updates and revert the app to the factory version.

    Any apps you installed new from the Play Store can't be rolled back to a previous version -- you'd have to find an apk file of that previous version to sideload (but be cautious, because installing apks from random sites is a good way to get malware).
    10-30-2017 07:44 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Which is why you should save all apps as apk files (App Backup & Restore will do it) on a PC or cloud account (or both). (I just reverted SwiftKey to the previous version because I couldn't download the overlay I prefer on the updated version. 650 apps take a little bit over 4GB on a 2TB drive my PC - not a big deal.)
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    10-30-2017 11:10 AM
  5. Reknaw's Avatar
    Aah okay guys thanks for clarifying
    B. Diddy likes this.
    10-30-2017 01:59 PM

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