JUMP TO SOLUTION Solved

Original topic:

Apps downloaded from the Play Store appear in the Galaxy Store

(Topic created: 03-11-2024 03:47 PM)
940 Views
Options
Samsung Apps and Services
For some reason, most of my apps have been appearing in the Galaxy Store as updates but I downloaded them through the Play Store one app, in particular, is called iMyFone MirrorTo which is an app that allows me to mirror my phone to my laptop but not just this app but other apps like Firefox and headspace have also appeared in the Galaxy Store as updates AND after trying to update them through the Galaxy Store they couldn't be updated so why am I seeing these apps in the Galaxy Store as updates 

1 Solution


Accepted Solutions
Solution
Tidbitty
Supernova
Options
Samsung Apps and Services
All stores can see all installs. If the app itself is also in the store it can say an update is ready.
All app stores can't over write a Play Store install, but the play store install can overwrite 3rd party installs.

View solution in context

0 Likes
Reply
3 Replies
Charkatak
Honored Contributor
Options
Samsung Apps and Services
I have one app that shows up in Galaxy store as well. I believe this can happen when both stores offer the same app.

Galaxy store says it can't auto update the app, but I can manually tap update button.

Solution
Tidbitty
Supernova
Options
Samsung Apps and Services
All stores can see all installs. If the app itself is also in the store it can say an update is ready.
All app stores can't over write a Play Store install, but the play store install can overwrite 3rd party installs.
0 Likes
Reply
Options
Samsung Apps and Services
An app developer can publish their app updates to multiple ecosystems and app stores simultaneously these days. Not all app stores make them available to every user at once. It's often released in waves. So it's somewhat common to see app updates available on one store before another.
0 Likes
Reply