When updating your app on Google Play, it's crucial to understand the importance of the package name. The package name serves as a unique identifier for your app on Google Play and cannot be changed once you've settled on it. Changing the package name after the initial upload can result in a package name mismatch error. This article provides step-by-step instructions on how to resolve this error and successfully update your app on Google Play.
If you receive the following error message after uploading a new app bundle for an update:
The error message indicates that the package name of your app was changed at some point, causing a mismatch between the package name in the rebuilt app and the package name registered on Google Play.
- Find the draft for the upload that resulted in the package name mismatch error and discard it. This will allow you to start fresh with the package name correction.
- Find Google Play link of your app, it looks like this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wApp_123456. In this case com.wApp_123456 would be Google Play package name.
- Go to Advanced Edit section of AppsGeyser Dashboard and scroll down to find the current package name.
- Replace the current package name with the Google Play package name obtained in Step 1.
- Click the "Submit" button to save the changes.
- Proceed to the Download section of the Dashboard, rebuild and download AAB file and upload it on Play Console.
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By following the instructions provided in this article, including discarding the current draft on the Google Play Console, you can resolve package name mismatch errors and ensure a smooth update process.
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