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How to go back to an older version of an app on Android

How to go back to an older version of an app on Android

Sometimes, the latest version of an app isn’t the best version. Bugs and issues can happen, and while rolling back to an older version can be a security risk, sometimes you just have to do it to keep things working. Once the troubleshooting basics are done and restarting your phone or “swiping away” the app from your recent list hasn’t fixed things, it may be time for (slightly) more drastic measures. Here’s how you can roll back to an earlier version of an app — whether it’s a normal app or one of Google’s new-fangled app bundles.

For many of our more technically-minded readers, this how-to isn’t going to be presenting much in the way of new information, but it’s still useful for those new to the platform.

We should also note: If you’re rolling back to fix an issue, the first step is to let the developer know about the problem with a report. That way whatever issue you ran into can be addressed in a future update, and you don’t end up stuck on an outdated version — which can be a security issue.

Uninstall the current version