Many users install a plethora of apps on their smartphones. Luckily, on Android, there is no need to update them manually as all the apps on Android devices automatically get updates. But sometimes this can be bothersome, especially if you are using a smaller mobile data plan. To resolve all your trouble, Google has added an option that allows you to enable or disable automatic app updates on Android according to your need.
There is also an option to update apps if a user is on Wi-Fi connection. Let’s dive in and get to know all about how to disable automatic apps updates on Android. Here we go:
How to disable automatic app updates on Android:
- Open the Google Play Store on your Android device
- Tap the hamburger or menu button located at the top left and select Settings
- Now tap on the Auto-update apps option
- A pop-up will appear with three different options
- You can select any option as you desire
If you select do not auto-update apps, then all the apps installed on your Android will need your permission to get updates. In case you want to update a particular app or game, you can do it manually. Here’s how to do it
How to manually update apps on your Android
To install latest updates, Open Play Store on your device and select My apps & games option by tapping the menu button. Now under the Installed screen, search for UPDATE option. This will appear only when some apps or games on your device need updates.
Now search for the app you want to update and tap it. A new screen will appear with two options: Uninstall and Update. Tap on Update option to upgrade the app to the latest version. If installing updates one by one seems a bit lengthy, you can get updates for all with a single tap by tapping the Update all option.
That’s it! By following the above guide, you can now easily enable/disable automatic app update on Android. It is recommended that some app updates are really important in order to keep your Android as secure as possible. So instead of totally disabling app updates, you can choose to receive notifications when any new updates are available. You can do so by simply selecting the notifications option from the Settings option.
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