How to update Kodi Addons (2 simple methods)

The various add-ons present on the Kodi application has been fully managed by the Add-on manager. In the add-on manager, we can easily browse any sections, installed addons, etc. In addition, you can also change the settings for auto update, notifications and search for installed add-ons by bringing up the slide in sub menu. The Add-on manager is not the place to run add-ons, but only to install and configure them. If you are confused about how to update kodi addons, then don’t worry. We have got the easiest solution for you.

How to update Kodi Addons?

There are several ways to update add-ons, depending on your settings in Settings→System settings→Add-ons.

The first method, and easiest, is if you have Install updates automatically (default) enabled. By using this method, any add-on can be installed automatically and is available in the installed repository. There is a long list of repositories  from which you can select one. It can receive the update automatically whenever the new update is available.

Check available updates

If you already Notify, but don’t install updates selected. Consider that you have enabled the show notifications in the settings and then you will be notified whenever a update is available and you can use the following method to update the addon in a proper way. If you can’t enable the Show notifications, you can still use this method, but you can receive when a update is available.
Step 1: From the Kodi Homepage, click on the Add-ons and then select the Available updates.
Step 2: Now you have to select the add-on which you want to update.
Step 3: After selecting the addon, you can download and install it. When it completes the installation process, then you will be notified that the add-on has been updated successfully.
Update all
This method is to update all add-ons. If you want to do this, you can access the Add-on Manager. After that, you have to select the update all icon which is present at the top of the menu bar. The number of available updates will appear next to the icon.
Manually updating

This method is to update manually.
1. From the Kodi Homepage, you have to select the Add-ons. 

2. In the Add-ons manager, you can select the correct category for your add-on or you can directly go to My add-ons and then select All. Now you can navigate to your add-on and then select it. Finally you have to select Update.
3. Now you have to select the version which you want to update.
Update from ZIP file

If you installed a add-on from a zip file and/or it isn’t in a repository, then you will need to update from a zip file. Updating from a zip is the same method, you have to select the new file to install.

Settings/System/Add-ons settings
Choose how updates are handled. Options are as follows:
Install updates automatically. The add-ons that are listed in a repo will automatically updated if any update is available. When the “Notifications” option is enabled, then the user will receive an on-screen notification about the available update.
Notify, but don’t install updates. The same as above, but the update itself will not automatically install. You will get a notification of available updates and it will be appeared in the add-on manager list which allowing the user to manually apply updates for an individual addon or group of addons.
Never check for updates. Kodi will not check for updates nor will it install any known pending updates. The user will also not get any notifications, because Kodi won’t know about any pending updates.

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