Today we discuss how to disable automatic app updates on your Android device.
Very frequently you might have noticed that the apps on your Android device start getting updated from the Google Play Store automatically. Automatic app updates are enabled by default for the apps that you download from the Play Store. Updating the apps is a good thing as most of the updates improve the app performance and include bug-fixes. However, the automatic app updates may start on their own which might hamper your Android device’s performance and your productivity if you are in the middle of something important.
You can easily disable automatic app updates in the Google Play Store. Disabling the automatic app updates is a good idea as you can manually update the apps as per your preference. Also, you can check out the app permissions prior to the update which may have been changed or modified.
How to disable automatic app updates ?
1) Head over to the Google Play Store and tap on the Menu icon on the top left corner of the screen. In this example, we will be disabling automatic app updates for the Google Play Store version 5.0.
2) Tap on the Settings option which is located at the bottom of the Menu.
3) Once you are in the Settings options, you will notice the Auto-update apps dialogue box. Tap on this in order to disable automatic app updates.
4) You need to select the Do not auto-update apps option in order to disable the automatic app update. If you frequently connect to a Wi-Fi network, you can select the Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only option. Selecting this option will update your apps automatically whenever you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. This will also help you in saving the internet data which is provided by your network provider.
And that’s about it. You can easily disable automatic app updates on your Android device by following these simple steps. Do give it a try and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.