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How To Disable Automatic App Updates On Android

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Our social media apps and games are always tampered with by the people that wrote them. And you will agree with me that it is quite cumbersome to update all the apps installed on our smartphones since they all continue to grow. But apps downloaded from the google play store are updated automatically by default over Wi-Fi network. At times you might not want to update your apps to the latest version, due to some reasons. So, In this post you will learn How To Disable Automatic App Updates On Android:  

Deactivate automatic update of apps on your android phone.

Stop automatic update on android

Our mobile phone has become part and parcel of our lives, that we can not do without it. We do so many things with our phone like, storing contacts, accessing our social media accounts and getting information. As we install all these apps we need without limit. Immediately a newer version of these apps are available, our phones download and install them automatically. This is why our phones get complicated. And users keep complaining my phone gets hot and drains the battery.
Though these updates are useful, it consumes much data. Am sure you are a victim of this. Well if you are, then find out how to stop android apps from updating themselves in easy steps.

Steps to stop automatic update of android app:


Find settings on Google Play Store.

To deactivate automatic update of apps, you need to locate Google Play Store and lunch the app. Then, press the menu bar (3 stripes) at the top left corner to see the settings option.
Google Play Store settings

Option to deactivate automatic update of apps.


Now, tap on Settings, then tap the second option below general ”Auto-update apps”. you can now set when you want your apps to update.
Google Play Store settings

The right option to stop automatic update of apps.


To stop your apps from updating automatically, you have to select “Do not auto-update apps“. But I advise you select the third option so your apps with update automatically when connected to Wi-Fi. This will keep your apps up to date without consuming your data.
Google Play Store settings

Note that keeping your apps up to date helps to improve the security and performance of the apps. So, instead of you to totally stop updating your apps, you can choose to receive notifications when new updates are available. If you are finding it difficult to stop automatic apps updates on your phone, don’t hesitate to reach us through the comment box below and we will get back to you ASAP.
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