It seems that Google is making it more and more difficult for users to check manually for the updates, trying to encourage people to keep automatic updates on. While I don't mind the automatic updates, I do like to see what changes have been done in each update (when the devs are kind enough to mention it), just to be aware when a new feature has been introduced or a bug fixed.
Currently, these are the steps needed in order to reach the page where I see the available updates:
- Open Play Store app
- Tap on the User icon
- Manage apps & device
- Updates available
- Pending downloads page
Ideally, this could all be a one-click operation.
My launcher, Nova, offers shortcuts to app-specific actions in order to access certain app features or parts directly. Play Store has many listed, but it seems that none is taking you to the newly-introduced Pending downloads page.
Is there a way to figure out a unique shortcut that would take one to the "Pending downloads" page?
Tap to see the available updates