How do I force the Google Photos app (android) to UPDATE? It was in the middle of an update and got interrupted. Now it's a CPU hog - keeps prompting to update, but touching the "UPDATE" button just takes you to the play store - which has only two options "OPEN" or "UNINSTALL".

Clearing cache did not have any effect. Clearing data is not an option as I have stuff in the Gallery that is referenced by other apps.

Need a FORCE UPDATE option that will just update the software and doesn't wreck anything else...

  • Welcome to Android Enthusiasts! Have you tried in App info to uninstall its updates? – Reddy Lutonadio Aug 29 '19 at 13:31
  • You can try to uninstall the app while keeping the data. This is possible via adb. You could afterwards install an Google Photos APK (e.g. from apkmirror.com) using the same method and keeping your current data. – Robert Aug 29 '19 at 13:32

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