Automatic app updates are undoubtedly a convenient aspect of Android, so that you never have to worry about an outdated app. However, for those of us who rely on a data-restricted phone plan, automatic app updates can be catastrophic.

Whether you are trying to stay within your monthly data limit or don’t want to update an app without your explicit permission, there is a way to turn off automatic app updates. You can then use the Google Play Store app to manually update specific apps.

Step 1: Turn off automatic app updates

Head over to the Google Play Store app on your Android device. Press the slide-out menu button on the top-left corner (hamburger menu) and press the “Settings” tab. In the Settings menu, scroll down to find the “Auto-update apps” entry and tap on it.

DID YOU KNOW? Updato offers seamless and guaranteed phone unlocking for any device, carrier and region! It's quick and easy - try it now.

automatic app updates

A pop-up screen will appear, giving you the option to auto-update apps over Wi-Fi and Data connection, auto-update apps only over Wi-Fi, or turn off automatic app updates. Press the button next to “Do not auto-update apps” to restrict Google Play Store from using your mobile data or Wi-Fi network for updating apps.

Step 2: Manually update apps from the Play Store

Now that you have disabled automatic app updates, you will have to make sure you manually update your important apps. To do so, head over to the Google Play Store, press the slide-out menu and tap on “My apps & games”.

automatic app updates

This screen will show you an entire list of apps that have not been updated. You can press the “Update All” button to update all the apps at once, or tap on a specific app and press “Update”.

How much mobile data have you been able to save when you turn off automatic app updates? Let us know in the comments section down below.

Source: GreenBot

View Comments


unlock your phone

Easily and safely unlock your phone for any network provider in just minutes.

Get Started

LATEST FROM YOUTUBE:

Similar / posts

GameSir G3s gamepad review: is it worth it?

Weekly news roundup [06/29/18] – Xiaomi Mi Pad 4, Android Go Samsung device, and more

Gaming on Android vs iOS: Who does it better?

What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

Looks like you're using an ad blocker.

We get it: ads aren't what you're here for...

But ad revenue is our only way to manage this site. Without ad revenue we won't be able to continue to provide quality content and free firmware downloads.

Please disable your ad blocker or whitelist Updato.com in order to continue into Updato's ad-light experience.

Thanks for your support!