Accessing available app updates in Play Store app through a shortcut



  • 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:

    1. Open Play Store app
    2. Tap on the User icon
    3. Manage apps & device
    4. Updates available
    5. 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?

    https://i.stack.imgur.com/s9sUa.jpg

    https://i.stack.imgur.com/fsdYi.jpg

    Thank you.



  • Thanks to @alecxs for pointing me to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/68540618/intent-for-google-play-store-manage-apps-device-my-apps-updates-does-not , that does almost exactly what I need.

    The GPS intent is as follows:

    Action  : com.google.android.finsky.VIEW_MY_DOWNLOADS
    Package : com.android.vending
    Class   : com.google.android.finsky.activities.MainActivity
    Target  : Activity
    

    I used https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rk.android.app.shortcutmaker to make a link to the Manage Apps & Devices' Overview page, which makes my life easier now.


Log in to reply
 


Suggested Topics