Setting your app to auto-update

As a Member or Helper with Five Good Friends, it's important that you are on the most up to date version of the app. We release amazing features for our software on a regular basis that you wouldn't want to miss out on. Luckily there's an easy way to ensure this by checking that you've allowed automatic updates of the Five Good Friends app. This means that when a new update has been released, your device will automatically install it for you.

Instructions:

  1. Open the Play Store app.
  2. Tap on the menu icon (it has 3 horizontal lines stacked vertically) in the top left corner.
  3. Select "My apps & games" from the menu.
  4. Navigate to the "Installed" tab, find Five Good Friends in the list, and tap on it. 
  5. Now select the More icon (3 dots stacked vertically) in the top right corner.
  6. A dropdown will appear. Make sure "Enable auto-updates" is checked on.

How to ensure auto-updates don't use your mobile data

If you're worried about auto-updates using your mobile data, never fear, there are options you can set so it only updates when you're connected via Wi-Fi instead of eating into your data allowance.

Instructions:

  1. Open the Play Store app.
  2. Tap on the menu icon (it has 3 horizontal lines stacked vertically) in the top left corner.
  3. Select "Settings" from the menu.
  4. Select "Auto-update apps" from the settings menu. 
  5. Now select "Over Wi-Fi only" and press "Done."
  6. Now your phone will only download updates when you're connected to Wi-Fi. 👍

Manually updating the app

If for whatever reason you'd prefer to manually update the Five Good Friends app, you can do so by following these instructions:

Instructions:

  1. Open the Play Store app.
  2. Tap on the menu icon (it has 3 horizontal lines stacked vertically) in the top left corner.
  3. Select "My apps & games" from the menu.
  4. On the Updates tab, scroll through the list of apps under Updates Pending. If the Five Good Friends app has an update you haven't yet installed, it will appear in this list.
  5. Tap "Update" next to the Five Good Friends app, or select "Update all".

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