How to Disable or Enable Automatic App Updates on Android

The number of Android users are increasing day by day. Just like that, the number of new apps in the Play Store are also growing every day. We have so many apps for our various needs in our smartphone. The developers are also busy in providing latest updates for their apps. But, that can be annoying sometimes. I can see at least 5 new app updates in my store every day. It is actually a headache to manage these updates.

In this case, you can utilize some techniques to manage the updates. You can enable or disable automatic app updates from your store settings. So that the updates will take place automatically in the background without wasting your valuable time. At the same time, you can turn off automatic updates to save your valuable data. In this guide, you can read how to disable or enable automatic app updates.

How to disable automatic updates for a specific app on Android

If you prefer the ways of auto-update, but would like to prevent certain app(s) from doing so, here are the instructions to disable automatic updates for a specific app:

  1. Open Google Play Store.
  2. Touch the hamburger icon in the top-left, and choose My apps & games. Swipe up to locate the app of your choice.
  3. Alternatively, just hit the search icon, and type in the name of the app.
  4. Once you’re on the app page, hit the three-dot icon in the top-right.
  5. Uncheck Auto-update.

How to disable automatic updates for all apps on Android

To stay away from the auto-update feature completely, follow these instructions to disable automatic app updates on Android:

  1. Open Google Play Store.
  2. Touch the hamburger icon in the top-left, swipe up and choose Settings.
  3. Under General, tap Auto-update apps.
  4. Choose the first option: Do not auto-update apps.

Once you do that, not a single app will download and install a newer version unless you explicitly launch Google Play Store and use the Update or Update All option.

How to enable automatic updates on Android
Follow these steps to enable automatic updates on Android:

  1. Open Google Play Store.
  2. Touch the hamburger icon in the top-left, swipe up and choose Settings.
  3. Under General, tap Auto-update apps.
  4. If you want updates over Wi-Fi only, choose the third option: Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only.
  5. If you want updates as and when they become available, choose the second option: Auto-update apps at any time.

These are the simple steps to easily manage your app updates. Isn’t it easy? everyone can quickly manage their app updates with this steps. However, it is good to stay up to date all the time. Updates bring new features.

 

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