This week noticed each the launch of Play Pass and the dark theme starting to roll out. Some users this evening are encountering a Google Play bug that prevents them from updating Android apps.
The “Updates” tab in “My apps & games” is showing “No updates available” for several users this afternoon. The listing of updates from the previous few days has disappeared, leaving just a blank page. Tapping the green reload button doesn’t change anything, although Play Protect seems to work and performs a scan when prompted.
Navigating to the “Installed” tab yields the same empty list, with Google Play not aware of what’s presently on your device. The “Free up space” tool also fails to work because of the Play Store updates bug. Oddly, the “Library” and “Beta” tabs work.
Clearing storage and closing the Google Play Store from Recents multitasking worked for some users, however not all. Other store capabilities, like browsing, searching, and getting new apps, are still operational. When you’re aware that an app has a pending update, manually navigating to the listing will allow you to install it.
In testing, a Pixel 3 and Pixel 2 XL running Android 10 encountered this Play Store updates bug. A sever-aspect repair will probably resolve the problem in a few hours.