Update my app API to Android 13

I have received the update message by email and in the developer account, in the developer account you can open the message and there is an option to request an extension of time to update our app, I have requested and they have given me the extension until October 31, you just have to click on see details in the message that is in the developer account and there in the button that is inside the message that says to request an extension and mark the obsessions that appear because it is the reason that They request the extension and the extension is given immediately.

The question remains: an extension for what? That doesn't seem to be clear to most users. They're panicking because Google is once again running a pathetic information policy (not to mention the yearly annoying stuff with those targetSdk updates - all of course always "only" in the interest of the user :wink:).

You obviously didn't read my last post or didn't understand it.

a temporary solution to extend the deadline until November has been mentioned here

EDIT: this is necessary of course only if you plan to update your app

And again: why?

See also here:

Developers must target the API to 33 and update their apps before the timeline if not done then after that they will not be allowed to update the existing apps anymore.

Where is that written? Or better asked: Where does Google say that?

yes... of course only if you plan to update your app then you can request to extend the deadline, see also API Level 33 Necessary from August 2023 - #6 by Taifun

New apps and app updates must target API level 33 to be submitted to Google Play

please provide proof of that statement


In other words, any developer who misses this deadline will never be able to update their apps again. That's ridiculous.

Read the description here in below given screenshots from Google Play Console.

you just confirmed yourself, that only updates are affected...


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Yes, I said updates only

Exactly, and many users don't seem to realize this and are panicking about Google's pathetic information policy (as I've said elsewhere).

There is a separate policy than this one that affects every app, specifically:

Existing apps that don't target an API level within two years of the latest major Android version release will not be available to all users.

Currently, existing apps [...] must target API level 31 or above by August 31, 2023 [...]. Otherwise, they will stop being discoverable to all Google Play users whose devices run Android OS versions newer than your app’s target API level...

From Target API level requirements for Google Play apps - Play Console Help

So basically, if you don't update your app after two years Google will stop showing it to anyone with a newer device than the target SDK dictates, effectively soft-delisting it from the Play Store, unless developers put in the effort to update to the latest SDK regularly.

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Just like I said before:

"We are planning to do a release around Aug 26 with the SDK 33 related changes."

I am just guessing here, but when the new changes that include the SDK 33 changes is released, all we will need to do is create a new bundle to upload to Google Play .. correct?

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I targeted one of my apps to SDK 33 yesterday. Still, Google's warning isn't going away (at least not yet). :upside_down_face:

I don't care about emails from Google. I do NOT want to see any more warnings or errors in the Google Play console once I've made a correct update.

What should be the problem with that? :upside_down_face: :question: