Disable Auto App Updates on Android

To turn updates on or off, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Play.

  2. Tap the hamburger icon (three horizontal lines) on the top-left.

  3. Tap Settings.

  4. Tap Auto-update apps.

  5. To disable automatic app updates, select Do not auto-update apps.

  6. If you want to instead auto-update apps only when you're connected to a WiFi network, tap Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only in the same pop-up.

Android also lets you choose which apps you want to update automatically.

  1. To turn on auto-update for any app, go to the app page in the Google Play app.

  2. Tap the three vertical dots in the top right.

  3. Check Auto-update.

This way, you can disable automatic updates and still keep chosen apps ready with the latest versions.


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