How To Stop Applications From Automatically Updating On Your Android Phone?

While the application updates are essential for your phone as they will bring new features and the updates might bring with them, better functionality and/or removed bugs. But users with limited Internet Data find these application updates irksome, as they automatic updates might not be desired by the user. The reason behind this post is people who’ve frequently asked me questions like how to stop the applications from updating automatically? or if there is any way we can limit the automatic updates. The answer is yes to both the questions. So we’ll go step by step and you can change your settings.


Stop the automatic updates for all the applications, or restrict them to ‘Update over Wi-Fi only’:

Step 1: Search for the ‘Play Store’ in the list of your applications.

Step 2: Swipe right of your screen to open the menu and choose ‘Settings’. OR You can choose ‘Setting’s from the ‘Options’ in the Google Play Store. OR You may press the ‘Options’ button from your phone (if any) and choose ‘Settings’. Have a look at the following picture to understand how to open ‘Settings’

Step 3: Click on ‘Auto-update apps’ and then select your way of updating apps. You’ll have three options: first, ‘Do not update app’, second, ‘Auto-update apps at any time’ and third, ‘Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only’. We strongly recommend you to choose the third option of updating applications over the Wi-Fi, as this shall bring in the updates only when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, this implies no extra data would be charged.


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