Accidentally updated an app. Here’s how to downgrade it!
Method 1: For Android- Using Phone Settings
How to undo an app update of Facebook in Android is quite simple. Just follow the following steps and get it fixed within a second.
Start from your phone settings. First, open up your Android phone’s device settings option. You can access it from your app’s gallery or from the notification panel.
Click on the portfolio of the applications’ manager/apps. This section can be named differently for various android phones. Mainly, you’ve to find out in the Android for the applications manager or Apps.
After clicking on the app, scroll down and find the Facebook app installer. Now, tap on the disabled options.
Return to the application manager/app again. Next, scroll down and click on the Facebook App Manager.
After tracing on the Facebook app manager, click on the disabled option. It will stop all kinds of updates from the Facebook app forever.
Method 2: For Android 8.0 & 7.0 – Absence Of Uninstall Update Option
If your phone doesn’t have the option to uninstall updates, this method will be workable for you. Only (5-10) steps will fix your continuous updating problems in Android 8.0 forever.
Again, if you’re using an Android version 7.0, this uninstalling process will work on your device too. So, let us get started.
Start from your Google Play Store and install the APK installer by typing on the search bar.
APK installer is a detecting app to installs APK files on your device.
It is suitable for Android 8.0 only. If you’re a user of Android 7.0, then skip these steps. Instead, go straight on step-02.
Before going to the primary process, you’ll need an app called “Droid hardware info.” Open the App after finishing the Installation.
Droid hardware info is effective software that helps you find out some vital hardware specs about your advice. Make sure to download the correct version of the App.
Tap on the App and note the Android version that is running in the “OS version” section. Next, note the DPI in the “Software Density” section. Please note this also for memorization.
What’s DPI includes? It will inform you about the device screen size. As an example- Software Density – 480 dpi ( xxhdpi)
Click on the System option from the droid app, and you need to keep attention here two options mostly, CPU architecture and Instruction sets. Because these two options will be able to notify whether your device support an ARM chipset or an x86 chipset.
Similarly, find is it suitable to run a 32-bit chipset / a 64-bit chipset? If you won’t be able to discover the 64-bit version, then it probably is not.
If your phone support 64-bits, your device will support a 32-bits app without any hassle.
However, arm64 is a typical CPU in most Android phones.
In this section, you’ve to uninstall the Facebook app that you want to stop updating.
To Uninstall Tt,
Open device Settings App > tap on the Apps & Notification > switch on the app> Click on force stop> Finished it by clicking Uninstall options.
To allow APK installer to stop install an app from other sources, follow this-
Open the Settings again> Tap Apps & notification > Click on the vertical three-dot option in the upper-right corner.
Next, select Special Access> click on the Installation unknown apps > tap on the APK installer> finish it by clicking the toggle switch on to allow this source option.
Are you getting bored? Only a few steps are leftover.
Go straight to the mobile browser and type apkmirror. After opening it, you’ll see a search bar in the upper right corner of the page. Type Facebook or any other app that you want to downgrade.
Scroll down all the options on the page from oldest to newest versions—Right-click on the down arrow icon on the version that you want to download.
After clicking it, see available downloads pages will appear to you. Then, go through the next option.
Before downloading it, tap the similar version to your phone in the “variant” column. Remember, if the version insisted you about “arm”, then you’ve to select 32-bits. In contrast, you need to select “arm64” for 64-bit versions.
Notes: Usually, you can install 32-bits apps on the 64-bit phone, as they’re pretty similar to each other. But you won’t run a 64-bits app on the 32-bits phone.
Again, if you won’t find any of the versions similar to your phone, select the “nodpi” option. It will fit all the screen sizes.
Now, scroll down and tap on download options. After finishing the download, the app will command you to open the folder in your My file’s app. Next, open your device files app and find out the download options there.
Open up the download files and tap on the APK installer. Next, click on the tap Always at the bottom of your phone screen.
Finally, tap the installation options. The option will ask you to allow access to the features which requesting. Pick the allowed options, and thus you can easily stop your Facebook apps from phase updating.