Automatic updates can be a blessing for some android users who may not have the time to constantly update their apps.
However, on the flip side, it could be a bit of pesky problem if you prefer to approve all updates on your phone by yourself.
Well, if you are one of the few people who prefer to review new updates before allowing apps to update or if you often experience weak internet signal, you’d probably be better off setting Auto-Updates either to “Off” or “Wi-Fi only”. Here’s how:
1 – Tap the Play Store icon.
2 – Tap the Options icon in the top left-hand corner of the screen. It looks like three horizontal lines stacked atop one another.
3 – Tap Settings.
4 – Tap Auto-updates.
5 – Select the Don’t auto-update option.
6 – (Optional) If you’re ok with the permissions required by all of your installed apps you can select Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only instead of turning off Auto-updates altogether as mentioned in step 5 above.
7 – Tap Done.
That’s all there is to it. Your device should now handle app updates in the manner you selected above.
If you chose to disable Auto-updates completely you will receive a notification when updates are available for your installed apps. You can then update those apps manually at a time that’s most convenient for you.
If you chose to allow Auto-Updates when your device is connected to Wi-Fi, any available updates will be installed automatically the next time your device connects to an active Wi-Fi connection.